As a benefit of ABA membership, booksellers have unlimited access to all session videos and handouts from 2014’s ABC Children’s Institute, as well as handouts and select videos from Winter Institute 9 and other educational resources.
Used bookstores can join ABA between August 1 and September 30, 2014, at half the regular rate. Benefits of membership include education and networking opportunities, advocacy, and discounted products and services.
ABA invites all members to attend its Annual Membership Meeting on Thursday, May 29, from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. in Room 1E10/11 of the Javits Convention Center during BEA; the Membership Meeting will be preceded by the ABA Town Hall, at 3:00 p.m.
Minimizing expenses is key to running a successful business. Here, PartnerShip, the manager of ABA’s free discount shipping program, explains how members can choose the right FedEx service for their needs as well as how to use other tips and tricks to get the best price.
In connection with its transition to a new member database, ABA is reaching out to all bookstore members via telephone to confirm and update key contact information for a variety of programs and initiatives.
Over the course of the next month, all active member stores will receive a phone call from a representative of ABA who will be asking the store owner or manager to answer a series of questions aimed at gathering current information about key contacts for a variety of member programs and initiatives.
This fall, bookstores that haven’t been members of ABA for the past two years can sign up online or at the regional shows for a free trial membership that will last until January 31, 2014. Trial membership provides an array of benefits, including access to world-class education and networking events.
The American Booksellers Association, a national not-for-profit trade organization, works with booksellers and industry partners to ensure the success and profitability of independently owned book retailers, and to assist in expanding the community of the book.
Independent bookstores act as community anchors; they serve a unique role in promoting the open exchange of ideas, enriching the cultural life of communities, and creating economically vibrant neighborhoods.