Starting next month, bookstore members of the American Booksellers Association should keep an eye on their inboxes for an e-mail with a link to the dues renewal form on BookWeb. As part of the association’s green initiative, ABA will not be sending paper dues renewal forms this year. The online form also improves ABA’s ability to collect vital data that will bolster membership efforts.
The current membership year expires on January 31, 2020, so booksellers are encouraged to submit their renewal as soon as possible to avoid a break in ABA benefits. The renewal process only takes a minute.
Permissioned login credentials (owner, manager, or billing) are required to submit the online renewal form. Booksellers can request their login information by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
The membership year for all members is February 1, 2020 – January 31, 2021. Dues can be paid in full by ACH/EFT, credit card, or check, or on a monthly or quarterly basis by ACH/EFT or credit card. The ABA dues schedule is available here. Booksellers who have enrolled in monthly or quarterly installment plans must still complete the renewal form.
The membership renewal form also includes an opt-in to the ABC Children’s Group at ABA. Membership in the ABC Group does not roll over year-to-year, and there is a separate yearly $50 membership fee.
Booksellers can also choose to support the crucial First Amendment work of the American Booksellers for Free Expression (ABFE) by adding a tax-deductible donation on the renewal form.
Booksellers with questions about dues renewal should contact their ABA Member Relationship Manager by phone or e-mail: