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    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.

    ABA Staff Heads to Winter Institute

    The next edition of Bookselling This Week will arrive in your inbox late Thursday afternoon, January 25, with reports and plenty of photos from Winter Institute 13 in Memphis.

    A Letter From ABA CEO Oren Teicher

    Here, ABA’s CEO reflects on the highlights of 2017, including his trip to two indie bookstores over the holidays, and looks ahead to the upcoming Winter Institute and the rest of 2018.

    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.

    BTW on Holiday; Bestseller List Reporting Period Extended

    Due to the Christmas and New Year’s Day holidays, this is the final issue of Bookselling This Week for 2017, and the next two reporting deadlines for the Indie Bestseller Lists have been extended.

    It’s Time to Renew Your ABA Dues!

    As we approach the end of the calendar year — and before the busy season becomes too hectic — consider crossing one thing off your to-do list: renew or update your ABA membership now.

    ABACUS-16 Survey Results Sent to Participating Bookstores

    A link to the results from this year’s ABACUS survey, a one-of-a-kind tool that booksellers say is critical to their financial and strategic planning, was delivered to participating stores on Wednesday, December 6.

    Join the ABC Children’s Group to Start Receiving “Flashlight” Newsletter

    Upcoming issues of Flashlight, a monthly e-newsletter full of exciting, exclusive content for ABC Group members, will feature publisher promotions, guest posts, social media shout-outs, and more.

    BTW to Arrive on Tuesday Next Week

    In anticipation of Thanksgiving, we will be sending our next edition of Bookselling This Week to your inbox on Tuesday, November 21.

    A Letter From ABA CEO Oren Teicher

    Here, ABA’s CEO talks about the upcoming holiday season and urges booksellers to take advantage of the many special offers from publishers and university presses on frontlist and backlist titles.

    A Better, Stronger LIBRIS for Bookstore Business Insurance

    The board of LIBRIS, the American Booksellers Association’s captive insurance subsidiary, voted recently to change its relationship with the company’s underwriter.

    Listen Now: Children’s Institute Podcasts Added to ABA’s Learning on Demand Page

    Podcasts recorded at the fifth ABC Children’s Institute feature Jason Reynolds’ keynote presentation, a featured talk with Marley Dias and Suzanna Hermans, and a session on how to grow backlist sales.

    Last Call: Board Nominations Due November 10

    ABA members must nominate candidates for the association’s 2018 Board of Directors elections by November 10; self-nominations are acceptable.

    Winter Institute 13 Waitlist Closed

    The waitlist for the fully subscribed 2018 Winter Institute is now closed. Registrants whose plans have changed are asked to notify ABA as soon as possible so waitlisted booksellers can take their places.

    New Holiday Designs for Posters, Web Banners & Social Media

    Nearly a dozen attractive and fun new holiday designs for in-store posters, web banners, and social media postings are available in BookWeb’s Bookseller DIY section.

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