Indies First

16 Oct

Check Out Publisher Special Offers on Tap for Indies First 2019

This year, ABA member booksellers can take advantage of a range of special offers from more than 50 publishers, including traditional publishers as well as nearly two dozen university presses.

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09 Oct

AUPresses Announces 2019 University Press Week Theme: “Read. Think. Act.”

The theme was selected based on the recognition that many citizens around the globe continue to engage in important debates that will influence vital decision-making in the months ahead.

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23 Sep

Publishers Offering a Range of Deals in Celebration of Indies First

ABA member booksellers are invited to take advantage of special offers from 51 publishers (and counting), including traditional publishers as well as nearly two dozen university presses.

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11 Sep

Publishers’ Special Terms for Indies First 2019 Offer a Range of Deals

As part of the seventh annual celebration of Indies First, 49 publishers have signed on to offer indie booksellers special terms, including traditional publishers as well as university presses. 

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14 Aug

N.K. Jemisin Named 2019 Indies First Spokesperson

The author of the Broken Earth series and How Long ’til Black Future Month? will be promoting this year’s celebration of Indies First, which takes place on Small Business Saturday, November 30.

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12 Feb

Two Indie Bookstores Win Events With Author Jason Reynolds

Following the “Indie Bookstores Give Back on Small Business Saturday” campaign, more than 80 participating stores submitted proposals for an opportunity to win an event with the bestselling author.

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05 Dec

Last Call to Submit Proposal for an Event With Jason Reynolds in 2019

Stores that participated in the #IndiesGiveBack campaign have until Monday, December 10, to submit a proposal for author Jason Reynolds to visit their community this spring.

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28 Nov

Indie Bookstores Celebrate Small Business Saturday

Amidst a wide range of shop local festivities and author events, this year booksellers celebrated Indies First on Small Business Saturday by giving away copies of Jason Reynolds’ Ghost to kids in underserved communities.

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28 Nov

December 10 Deadline to Submit Proposal for an Event With Jason Reynolds in 2019

Stores that participated in the #IndiesGiveBack campaign received an e-mail with instructions for how to submit a proposal for author Jason Reynolds to visit their community this spring.

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19 Nov

Jason Reynolds Kicks Off “Ghost” Giveaway at Miami Book Fair

Award-winning author Reynolds, who is serving as Indies First spokesperson, launched the “Indie Bookstores Give Back on Small Business Saturday” campaign (#IndiesGiveBack) over the weekend.

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19 Nov

Jason Reynolds Pens Letter to Readers for Special-Edition “Ghost” Giveaway

As part of the “Indie Bookstores Give Back on Small Business Saturday” campaign, booksellers are working with local schools and educational programs to give young readers 20,000 free copies of Ghost this week.

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14 Nov

This Indies First, Publishers’ Special Terms Offer Booksellers a Range of Deals

This year, 37 publishers and university presses are offering ABA member booksellers special terms for Indies First on Small Business Saturday.

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14 Nov

Indies First “Ghost” Giveaway: Copies to Arrive at Bookstores This Week

Booksellers who signed up to participate in the “Indie Bookstores Give Back on Small Business Saturday” campaign should keep an eye out for their cartons of Jason Reynolds’ Ghost, which are en route now.

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14 Nov

Booksellers Give Back to Young Local Readers With “Ghost” Giveaway

Hundreds of bookstores are working with schools and community partners to donate special-edition copies of Jason Reynolds’ Ghost as part of the “Indie Bookstores Give Back on Small Business Saturday” campaign.

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13 Nov

Ross Gay Praises Indies in Essay Penned for Small Business Saturday

In “The Laboratory: Delighting in Independent Bookstores,” poet and professor Ross Gay encourages people to visit their local independent bookstores on Small Business Saturday.

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