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04 Apr

The Indie Personal Finance Bestseller List

Based on sales at independent bookstores nationwide for the eight-week period ending April 2, 2017.

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31 Mar

Last Chance: Share Your Children’s Institute Backlist Book Swap Pick Now

All Children’s Institute attendees are urged to let ABA know the favorite backlist kids’ book they’ll be bringing to the April 5 Welcome Reception and Backlist Book Swap Party.

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28 Mar

Showcasing Children’s Institute on Social Media

The 2017 ABC Children’s Institute is a perfect opportunity to share a unique bookselling experience with customers, friends and family, and fellow booksellers on social media.

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28 Mar

Nominations Sought for 2017 WNBA Pannell Award

Nominations are being accepted for the WNBA Pannell Award, which honors bookstores that demonstrate exceptional creativity in fostering a love of reading and books in children and young adults.

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27 Mar

Wi12 Education: Take Your Show on the Road — Managing Large-Scale Events

The Winter Institute education session “Take Your Show on the Road: Managing Large-Scale Events” offered booksellers a range of strategies for managing large off-site events.

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22 Mar

Small Press Profile: AdventureKEEN

AdventureKEEN publishes travel guides, nature and animal books, and regional guides for hiking, paddling, cycling, and camping aimed at readers interested in exploring the natural world.

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22 Mar

Sign Up Now: Ci5 Advanced Education Session, IndieCommerce One-on-Ones

With Children’s Institute just two weeks away, booksellers should sign up now if they plan to take part in the Advanced Education Session or meet with an IndieCommerce representative.

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21 Mar

ABA Institutes App Now Features 2017 Children’s Institute

Registrants for the ABC Children’s Institute, which kicks off on April 5, can now access the Children’s Institute event listing in the ABA Institutes app.

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21 Mar

Wi12 Education: ABC Presents — Starting a Children’s Book Festival

Here are tips for planning kids’ book festivals, including teaming with area organizations, developing programming, and handling ticketing and on-site sales, as shared by bookseller panelists at Wi12.

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21 Mar

Children’s Institute Publisher Consultations to Feature Six Indie Publishers

Representatives from six small presses will be on hand to discuss upcoming titles and share finished books and advance copies with booksellers at the April 7 Publisher Consultations at Ci5.

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21 Mar

The Indie Comics & Graphic Works Bestseller List

Based on sales at independent bookstores nationwide for the eight-week period ending March 19, 2017.

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20 Mar

Ci5 Consultation Station to Feature 14 Business Service Providers

The Consultation Station at Children’s Institute will feature representatives from ABA’s affiliated business solution partners, POS vendors, and other service providers.

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15 Mar

AdventureKEEN Becomes Binc’s First Publisher Promotion Partner

Through a new initiative, SHOP LOCAL, LIVE LOCAL, AdventureKEEN will donate 100 percent of profits from the sale of its titles at independent bookstores this June to the Book Industry Charitable Foundation.

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15 Mar

When It Comes to Kids’ Books, What Is Old Is New Again

Here, BookScan analysts Kristen McLean and Allison Risbridger of NPD Book share a preview of findings on the children’s book market, which will be presented in full next month at Children’s Institute.

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13 Mar

March 24 Deadline to Register for Children’s Institute Advanced Education Session

Children’s Institute registrants interested in attending the advanced education session “Idea Exchange for Owners and Managers” should register now.

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