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12 Jun

A Letter From ABA's CEO

In his bimonthly letter to members, ABA CEO Oren Teicher discusses the recent events and programming at BookExpo America as well as a changing focus for ABA at BEA, and invites booksellers to review a list of resources about the current dispute between Hachette and Amazon. 

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21 May

A Letter From ABA President Steve Bercu

ABA President Steve Bercu encourages booksellers to attend next week's Annual Membership Meeting and to take advantage of the range of programming and special events available to members at BEA.

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17 Apr

A Letter From ABA’s CEO

In his bimonthly letter to members, ABA CEO Oren Teicher discusses topics raised at the recent Spring Forums and invites booksellers to take advantage of upcoming educational opportunities, including two new programs that provide booksellers with a chance to meet with publishers at BEA.

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05 Mar

A Letter to Members From ABA President Steve Bercu

In his March letter, ABA President Steve Bercu reflects on the post-holiday survey of indie businesses conducted by the Institute for Local Self-Reliance, George Packer’s piece in The New Yorker about Amazon's effect on the book industry, and more.

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06 Feb

A Letter From ABA’s CEO

In his first letter of the year to members, ABA CEO Oren Teicher offers booksellers an update on some of this spring’s educational and networking opportunities, and he encourages those who attended the Winter Institute to share their ideas for improving the event.

 

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14 Jan

ABA President Steve Bercu’s First Letter of 2014

In his first letter of the year to members, ABA President Steve Bercu touches on a range of topics, from next week’s Winter Institute to the IndieCommerce move to Drupal 7.

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12 Dec

A Year-End Letter From ABA CEO Oren Teicher

In this final letter to members of 2013, ABA’s CEO shares some updates and observations and offers congratulations to all who helped make Indies First and Small Business Saturday such an outstanding success.

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06 Nov

ABA President Steve Bercu's Bimonthly Update

ABA President Steve Bercu shares his thoughts on both the upcoming holiday season and recent industry events.

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10 Oct

A Pre-Holiday Letter From ABA’s CEO

With the holidays fast approaching, ABA CEO Oren Teicher encourages booksellers to take advantage of three initiatives — two promotions from ABA and a grassroots effort launched by Sherman Alexie — to build on Small Business Saturday and the Local First/Shop Local movement, which continues to strongly influence the way customers are shopping.

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11 Sep

A Letter to Members From ABA President Steve Bercu

In his bimonthly letter, ABA President Steve Bercu discusses recent industry happenings, invites booksellers to take advantage of the association’s programming on the Affordable Care Act at the regional shows, and more.

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11 Jul

ABA President Steve Bercu’s First Bimonthly Letter to Members

Newly elected ABA President Steve Bercu asks members to share their thoughts about any of the myriad issues affecting their businesses, encourages participation in the ABACUS-12 survey, and gives a shout-out to Stephen King and Hard Case Crime.

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06 Jun

ABA’s CEO Reflects on Last Week’s BEA

In his bimonthly letter to members, ABA CEO Oren Teicher shares the renewed sense of optimism about indie bookselling that was evident at last week’s trade show, looks at some of the important changes of the past year, and reminds booksellers about several new programs and initiatives.

 

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16 May

A Letter to Members From ABA’s CEO

In his bimonthly letter to members, ABA CEO Oren Teicher offers congratulations to booksellers for their years of hard work that led to the recent passage of the Main Street Fairness Act in the Senate, but he notes, with opposition to the bill ratcheting up in the House, more action is required.

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