Membership

18 Nov

ABFFE to Merge With ABA: Free Speech Programming to Expand

Effective January 1, the operations of the American Booksellers Foundation for Free Expression will be integrated into ABA’s in order to expand the free speech programming available to independent booksellers.

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23 Oct

Survey Seeks Bookseller Input to Improve Book Buyers Handbook

ABA is asking booksellers to complete a short online survey aimed at improving and focusing the content in the Book Buyers Handbook.

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09 Oct

A Special Offer for Stores New to IndieCommerce

Because having an online presence is essential to contemporary bookselling, ABA has created a special offer for members that have not previously been IndieCommerce stores.

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25 Sep

ABC Children’s Group Launches E-Newsletter

The ABC One-Two-Three newsletter, an exclusive benefit for members of the ABC Group at ABA, will arrive via e-mail every other month with important news and updates.

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11 Sep

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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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 publishersweekly.com.

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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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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.

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