Indies First

08 Nov

A Letter From ABA CEO Oren Teicher

Here, ABA’s CEO talks about the upcoming holiday season and urges booksellers to take advantage of the many special offers from publishers and university presses on frontlist and backlist titles.

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08 Nov
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Across the Pond, Readers Head to Bookstores for Bibliotherapy

As U.S. booksellers celebrate Indies First, bookshops in the United Kingdom and Ireland will mark Sanctuary Saturday, which encourages the public to visit a bookstore for a peaceful shopping experience. 

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08 Nov
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Booksellers Setting the Stage for Indies First

With just over two weeks to go until Indies First on Small Business Saturday, booksellers are getting ready for author visits and special events.

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01 Nov
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Indies First Offers Opportunities to Maximize on Backlist

As ABA continues its campaign to promote the importance of backlist, booksellers should act now to take advantage of Indies First publisher offers and analyze their potential savings with ABA’s new Backlist Buying Calculator.

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01 Nov

AmEx Announces Partnership Lineup for Small Business Saturday

In addition to its partnership with the American Booksellers Association for Indies First, American Express is working with a number of groups to promote the November 25 celebration of Small Business Saturday.

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31 Oct

Museum Store Sunday Encourages Shoppers to Come Out on Thanksgiving Weekend

Coming the day after Indies First on Small Business Saturday, Museum Store Sunday is a new event to encourage shoppers to think local for their holiday gifts.

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31 Oct

Publishers Create Exclusive Content for Indies First

Several publishers have developed exclusive content for booksellers to share with customers on Indies First, including a printable chapbook, notecards for sharing favorite bookstore moments, and more.

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23 Oct

Indies First 2017: Get Your Store on the Map!

Bookstores participating in Indies First on Small Business Saturday (November 25) are asked to submit their event details to the Indies First Activity Registry so that they show up on IndieBound’s searchable map.

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13 Oct

Recommended for Indies First: More University Press Titles Ideal for General-Interest Stores

To demonstrate the wide range of titles available, indie booksellers and publishers have provided recommendations for a number of books from the university presses offering specials for Indies First.

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11 Oct

Booksellers: Get Ready for Indies First

There are many ways for indie booksellers to promote and participate in Indies First on Small Business Saturday, the annual celebration of independent bookstores taking place this year on November 25.

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04 Oct

Recommended for Indies First: University Press Titles Suitable for Any Bookstore

To give booksellers an idea of the wide range of titles published by university presses, indie booksellers and publishers have shared their favorites from university presses offering specials for Indies First on Small Business Saturday.

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27 Sep

Jason Reynolds Urges Twitter Followers to Support Their Local Bookstores

On Wednesday, September 20, over a series of tweets, author and Indies First spokesperson Jason Reynolds detailed five things he has learned about independent booksellers.

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20 Sep

Indies First Promotion to Award $10,000 in Prizes

The American Booksellers Association is partnering with Penguin Random House for a special promotion in celebration of Indies First on Small Business Saturday, this year November 25.

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13 Sep

Record Number of University Presses to Participate in 2017 Indies First

Booksellers can take advantage of special Indies First offers from more than 30 university presses, many of which have added their top picks to a convenient reference list for booksellers planning orders.

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05 Sep

Take Advantage of Special Offers From University Presses for Indies First

More than 30 university presses are providing special offers for booksellers in celebration of Indies First on Small Business Saturday as well as University Press Week, which takes place November 6–11.

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