ABA Membership Renewal Due by March 1 [4]

The deadline for bookstores to renew and update their membership in the American Booksellers Association for the year February 1, 2014 – January 31, 2015, is March 1. Reminder notices were e-mailed to booksellers last week.

Stores can renew their dues by mail or via an online form available here [5]. A membership renewal link can also be found in the upper right-hand corner of every page on BookWeb [6].

Dues can be paid in full by ACH, credit card, or check, or on a monthly or quarterly basis by ACH or credit card. The ABA dues schedule is available here [7]. If a store that pays its dues on a monthly basis does not provide ABA with updated information by March 1, its current monthly payment will remain in effect.

The renewal form includes an opt-in to the ABC Children’s Group at ABA. [8] Membership in the ABC Group does not roll over year-to-year, and there is a separate yearly $50 fee. Booksellers can also choose to support the crucial First Amendment work of the American Booksellers Foundation for Free Expression [9] by adding a tax-deductible donation on the renewal form.

Dues must be renewed by March 1 to ensure a store’s uninterrupted access to ABA education, special events, and networking opportunities; business products and services; complimentary BEA badges; IndieBound; IndieCommerce; industry news; Kobo eBooks and eReading devices; marketing designs; publisher promotions; advocacy efforts; and more.

Questions about dues renewal should be directed to a bookstore’s ABA Member Relationship Manager by phone or e-mail.

  • For stores in the MPIBA, NCIBA, PNBA, SCIBA, SIBA regions: Nathan Halter at 800-637-0037, ext. 7514, or Nathan@bookweb.org [10];
  • For stores in the GLIBA, MIBA, NAIBA, NEIBA regions: Catherine Cusick at 800-637-0037, ext. 7566, or Catherine@bookweb.org [11].
     
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