20 Aug

Videos, Handouts From Institute Sessions Bring Learning to the Bookstore

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. 

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01 Aug

Free BTW Classifieds Available to ABA Member Stores

All ABA bookstore members in good standing are entitled to four free two-week Classified Ad insertions in Bookselling This Week each year.

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31 Jul

A Special Membership Promotion for Used Bookstores

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.

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27 May

Free BTW Classifieds Available to ABA Member Stores

All ABA bookstore members in good standing are entitled to four free two-week Classified Ad insertions in Bookselling This Week each year.

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16 May

ABA Town Hall and Annual Membership Meeting on May 29 at BEA

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.

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24 Apr

Free Print/Digital Subscription to Publishers Weekly Offered to ABA Members

Publishers Weekly is offering ABA member booksellers a free one-year subscription, including 51 print and digital issues as well as premium access to

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20 Mar

Failure to Renew ABA Dues to Result in Benefits Cutoff on March 31

Bookstores that have not renewed their dues in ABA for the year February 1, 2014, to January 31, 2015, will lose all of their membership benefits on March 31.

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10 Feb

ABA Membership Renewal Due by March 1

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.

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17 Oct

Getting the Most Out of ABA’s Shipping Program

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.

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08 Oct

Outreach to ABA Members Continues

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.

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19 Sep

ABA Offers Membership Special for Used Bookstores

A special promotion offers ABA membership to used bookstores for just $100, half the annual price of used bookstore membership, if stores sign up before December 31, 2013.

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16 Sep

ABA Comes Calling

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.

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28 Aug

ABA Offers Special for Non-Member Stores

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.

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