ABA Condemns President Trump’s Demand to Halt Publication of Wolff Book

    Lawyers for President Trump are demanding that publisher Henry Holt “cease and desist” from the publication of a new book by Michael Wolff about the president. The publisher has announced it will publish on January 5, and ABA CEO Oren Teicher has issued a statement calling the demand a “dangerous precedent” and strongly defending the publisher.

    CBS News Airs Segment on Indie Bookstore Growth

    CBS This Morning aired a segment earlier this week on the remarkable resurgence of indie bookstores over the past decade, featuring interviews with bookstore owners Becky Anderson and David Sandberg.

    Introducing Maria Peroni, ABA Advocacy and Public Policy Coordinator

    “I believe working in the interests of independent booksellers is inherently working in the interest of free expression,” said Peroni, who joined the ABFE, advocacy, and public policy team this month.

    ABA Annual Meeting and Town Hall Set for May 31

    ABA’s Annual Membership Meeting will be held Thursday, May 31, from 3:15 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. at the Javits Convention Center during BookExpo 2018. The Annual Meeting will be preceded by the Town Hall.

    ABA Board Ballot Deadline May 1

    Booksellers planning to vote in the 2018 Board of Directors elections must cast their ballots by the end of the day on Tuesday, May 1.

    Introducing The Cats, ABA’s New Social Media Coordinators

    ABA has hired Mary Cate Stevenson and Noah Nofz, the couple who make up Houston-based digital media marketing company Two Cats Communications, as the association’s new social media coordinators.

    A Letter From ABA Board President Robert Sindelar

    In a letter to members, ABA President Robert Sindelar looks ahead to BookExpo 2018 and a series of upcoming publisher partner meetings to discuss indie bookstore-publisher relationships.

    ABC Launches Summer Reading Superheroes Challenge

    Materials to promote the Summer Reading Superheroes challenge include a bingo card, a critical thinking activity game, STEM and STEAM inspired activities, and printable stickers.

    January–March 2018: ABA Member Stores Opening/Sold

    The first quarter of 2018 saw 15 ABA member store openings and eight sales of existing businesses to new owners. Among the openings are a book and game store, a children’s bookstore, and a new branch of an established bookstore.

    ABA Board Election Underway

    All main store members of the American Booksellers Association were sent an e-mail from CEO Oren Teicher that included a link to the ballot for the 2018 Board of Directors elections; ballots are due May 1.

    Vote Now in the ABA Board Election

    On Monday, April 2, all main store members of the American Booksellers Association were sent an e-mail from CEO Oren Teicher that included a link to the ballot for the 2018 Board of Directors elections.

    ABA Code of Conduct Now Available on BookWeb

    Following the American Booksellers Association’s announcement of a new code of conduct for all association meetings and events, the code has been posted on the Governance page on BookWeb.

    Keep Staff in the Loop: Encourage Colleagues to Sign Up for Bookselling This Week

    All bookstore and publisher staff should subscribe to BTW for news about the indie bookselling world, helpful business tips and best practices, and details about ABA programming and governance.

    ABA Board Election Underway

    On Monday, April 2, all main store members of the American Booksellers Association were sent an e-mail from CEO Oren Teicher that included a link to the ballot for the 2018 Board of Directors elections.

    ABA Announces Code of Conduct for Events

    Beginning with the upcoming ABC Children’s Institute in June, the code of conduct will be disseminated in advance to attendees and prominently posted onsite at all American Booksellers Association events.

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