ABACUS Deadline Next Thursday, July 31

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Don’t miss out on the opportunity to receive a customized report analyzing your store’s financial results as well as a chance to win the Avin Mark Domnitz Scholarship to Winter Institute 10: Submit your business’ 2013 financial data to the ABACUS-13 survey via a secure and confidential electronic form by next Thursday, July 31.

The customized ABACUS report will analyze a store’s financial results, including comparisons with other stores based on multiple criteria (such as sales level, store size, and community type) and year-to-year trending information. The report will enable booksellers to focus on key drivers of profitability and to benchmark store performance across a number of different criteria.

Booksellers at participating stores can apply for the Domnitz Scholarship to Wi10, to be held in Asheville, North Carolina, from February 8 to 11, 2015, by sending an e-mail with “Domnitz Scholarship” in the subject line to ABA Education Manager Lisa Winn. The e-mail should include the applicant’s name, staff title, store name, and store contact information. The scholarship will cover the Wi10 conference fee, travel expenses up to $350, and up to a four-night stay at the host hotel, The Omni Grove Park Inn.

Instructions for participating in the ABACUS-13 Survey, the bookstore’s unique I.D. number, and links to the online submission form were sent to all ABA main store members at the end of June in an e-mail from Martha Love of the National Association of College Stores’ OnCampus Research, which is collecting and compiling the data for ABA.

Questions about completing the survey should be sent to Love at OnCampus Research via e-mail to mlove@nacs.org or by calling (800) 622-7498, ext. 2448.

Booksellers with general questions about ABACUS should contact ABA Senior Strategy Officer Dan Cullen via e-mail or at (800) 637-0037, ext. 7560.

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