The American Booksellers Association has extended the signup deadline for member booksellers who are interested in meeting with publishers to discuss issues of common interest and mutual concern at BookExpo America. Two booksellers from each ABA member store now have until Friday, May 10, to register for the Bookseller/Publisher Focus Groups.
The Focus Groups were organized in response to the success of similar meetings at Winter Institute 8, which were praised by both booksellers and publishers.
Booksellers who sign up for the focus groups at BEA will be randomly assigned to a specific publisher for one of seven time slots listed below. An e-mail with assignments will be sent from ABA’s Mark Nichols during the week of May 13.
Participation in the focus groups is limited to two booksellers per ABA member company. A unique e-mail address is required for each bookseller. Requests for specific publishers and/or time slots cannot be accommodated, and booksellers are asked not to change appointments during the show.
Thursday, May 30
- 9:50 a.m. - 10:50 a.m.
- 11:00 a.m. - Noon
Friday, May 31
- 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
- 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
- 3:10 p.m. - 4:10 p.m.
Saturday, June 1
- 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
- 11:10 a.m. - 12:10 p.m.
Sign up now for ABA’s Bookseller/Publisher Focus Groups. Complete details about ABA programming at BEA are available here.