Membership

25 Jun

Faces of ABA: Meet the Membership and Marketing Department

In the first installment of a series on ABA’s staff and their roles in supporting indie booksellers, the Membership and Marketing team talks about its work in providing information and resources to members, developing indie-focused marketing campaigns, and meeting booksellers at ABA events.

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11 Jun

Time is Running Out to Order “Eat Sleep Read” Posters

ABA member stores who have renewed their membership dues for the 2015–2016 year are running out of time to order one of three “Eat Sleep Read” posters, which are free with membership renewal.

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01 Apr

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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24 Feb

New “Eat Sleep Read” Poster With ABA Dues Renewal: Which Design Fits Your Store?

ABA Regular store members that renew their dues for 2015 can choose to receive a fresh copy of the classic vertical “Eat Sleep Read” poster design or one of two new designs — the classic styling in a horizontal format or a smaller, vertical poster with different styling.

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07 Jan

Resolutions Reap Rewards

With the turn of the calendar and the start of the new year comes the perfect time to resolve to become more active in the marketing programs sponsored by ABA — and to reap their bountiful rewards.

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06 Jan

Weigh In on Your Favorite “Eat Sleep Read” Poster Design

To help ABA estimate production quantities, member stores are being asked to indicate their favorite “Eat Sleep Read Local” poster design.

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15 Dec

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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10 Dec

BEA Scholarships Open to Qualified ABA Members

The organizers of BookExpo America 2015 are inviting ABA member booksellers who have not attended the trade show since 2012 to fill out an application to win one of 60 BEA Scholarships of $435 each to help defray hotel and travel costs to the show.

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01 Dec

New “Eat Sleep Read” Poster to Come With ABA Dues Renewal: Which Design Fits Your Store?

ABA bookstore members that renew their dues for 2015 will have the choice of receiving a fresh copy of the iconic red-and-white “Eat Sleep Read Local” poster or one of two new versions — the classic styling in a horizontal design or a smaller, vertical poster with different styling.

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25 Nov

BookExpo America Registration to Open in Early December

Registration for BookExpo America 2015 is scheduled to open by December 4, and for ABA member booksellers who have not attended the trade show in the last two years there will be an added incentive to make plans to attend.

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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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