Indies First

07 Nov

Reminder: Submit Your Proposal to Receive One of Two Events With Jason Reynolds in 2019

Stores participating in this month’s #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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07 Nov

A Letter From ABA CEO Oren Teicher

Here, Teicher encourages booksellers to gear up for the holiday sales season as well as the sixth annual celebration of Indies First on Small Business Saturday.

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07 Nov

Two Indies First Press Release Templates Now Available on BookWeb.org

For more promotional material, booksellers can go to the AmEx website for Small Business Saturday posters and e-mail templates, or to BookWeb.org for Indies First web banners and social media images.

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01 Nov

Publishers’ Special Terms for Indies First Offer Great Deals for Booksellers

“We love the special terms and it’s good for our bottom line when we get behind a book,” said Bill Reilly, co-owner of the river’s end bookstore.

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01 Nov

Celebrate With Your Community This Small Business Saturday

American Express, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Etsy, The Wing, Record Store Day, and the American Booksellers Association are among those backing the shop small movement on November 24.

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01 Nov

Libro.fm’s Indies First Promo, November 2018 Audiobook Bestsellers

Just in time for Indies First on Small Business Saturday, Libro.fm has announced details about how it will be celebrating indie bookstores, as well as the November 2018 Audiobook Bestseller List, based on sales through hundreds of independent bookstore locations.

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30 Oct

Special Publisher Terms for Indies First Make a Difference, Booksellers Say

In a business with small profit margins, said Jeanne Costello of Maria’s Bookshop, using publishers’ special terms for Indies First “can make the difference that puts you in the black.”

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23 Oct

This Indies First, Take Advantage of Special Terms From More Than 35 Publishers

When indie bookstores join together to participate in programs like Indies First, said ABA President Robert Sindelar, “we have the opportunity to remind our publishing partners of our collective muscle.”

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10 Oct

A Letter From ABA Board President Robert Sindelar on the Delight of Participation

Here, Sindelar highlights several opportunities for booksellers to take advantage of — and participate in — their membership with the American Booksellers Association.

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03 Oct

More Than 30 Publishers Offering Specials for Indies First

Booksellers can take advantage of numerous specials that publishers and university presses are offering on a wide array of frontlist and backlist titles in celebration of Indies First on Small Business Saturday.

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19 Sep
Jason Reynolds and Ghost book cover

Jason Reynolds to Kick Off “Indie Bookstores Give Back on Small Business Saturday” Campaign at Miami Book Fair

Over the course of several days, Reynolds will participate in school presentations across Miami, where he will address 600 students, most from Title I schools.

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18 Sep

Publishers Offer Array of Specials for Indies First

ABA member stores can take advantage of more than 30 publisher specials on a wide array of frontlist and backlist titles in celebration of the sixth annual Indies First on November 24.

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04 Sep
Jason Reynolds

September 10 Deadline to Sign Up for “Indie Bookstores Give Back on Small Business Saturday”

Stores must sign up by 5:00 p.m. EDT on Monday, September 10, to receive their free 24-copy carton of Ghost by Indies First spokesperson Jason Reynolds.

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29 Aug
Ghost by Jason Reynolds

Sign Up Now to Participate in Campaign to Donate Jason Reynolds’s “Ghost” to Underserved Kids This Holiday Season

Stores must sign up by September 10 to participate in the “Indie Bookstores Give Back on Small Business Saturday” campaign, which supports Reynolds’s mission of providing books to children in low-income communities.

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20 Aug

Sign Up Now: Indie Bookstores to Give Back on Small Business Saturday

Booksellers must sign up by September 10 to receive a free box of special Indies First/Small Business Saturday editions of Jason Reynolds’ Ghost to distribute to children in an underserved community.

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