Fill Out the ABACUS Survey to Earn an Extra Spot at Winter Institute

    Bookstores that have never submitted to ABACUS that participate this year will have the option of registering an additional staff person for the 2019 Winter Institute in Albuquerque.

    Last Call: Sign Up for the Indies Introduce Program by June 8

    ABA member stores new to the Indies Introduce program must sign up by June 8 to take advantage of specials on 10 adult and 10 children’s titles chosen by booksellers as the top debuts of the upcoming season.

    Last Chance to Order Banned Books Week Kits Before June 7 Deadline

    ABA bookstore members must sign up before June 7 to receive a 2018 Banned Books Week promotion kit, which includes bookmarks, stickers, counter cards, caution tape, and more.

    Tell Shoppers About James Patterson’s Holiday Bookstore Bonus Program

    This year’s campaign is open to all U.S. independent bookstore employees through September 30. In 2018, Patterson will donate $250,000 to make the holiday season brighter for bookstore employees.

    Winter Institute Scholarship Applications Open Until June 30

    The application form is open for booksellers hoping to win a scholarship (which includes the conference fee plus lodging and transportation costs) to ABA’s 2019 Winter Institute in Albuquerque.

    Last Call to Vote for Indies Choice Book Awards

    Today, May 2, is the deadline for all staff at ABA member stores to cast their votes for the winners of the 2018 Indies Choice Book Awards and the E.B. White Read-Aloud Awards.

    Opt in to Receive a Banned Books Week Kit

    Free Banned Books Week promotion kits are now available to order via a form on BookWeb.

    Want to Show Off Your Store? Direct Your Own HarperCollins’ Facebook Live Video

    Opportunities for booksellers interested in creating their own HarperCollins Facebook Live video are available on five Saturdays in November and December 2018.

    Wi14 Scholarship Applications to Open May 2

    Applications for the 2019 Winter Institute in Albuquerque will be accepted starting May 2. The winning booksellers will be notified prior to the opening of registration in September.

    Children’s Book Week Display Contest Kicks Off

    Independent bookstores, libraries, and schools are invited to participate in this year’s One World, Many Stories display contest for a chance to win a set of children’s and young adult books.

    One Week Left to Vote for the Indies Choice Book Awards

    The voting deadline is May 2 for booksellers to cast their ballots to choose the winners of the 2018 Indies Choice Book Awards and the E.B. White Read-Aloud Awards.

    Children’s Institute to Feature Array of Education

    Educational programming at the June 19–21 ABC Children’s Institute will include sessions on planning and executing successful large-scale events, reaching underserved communities, selling YA to adults, and much more.

    Publisher Education Session on Indie Bookstore Financials Rescheduled for March 22

    ABA publisher partners and BookExpo exhibitors can still register for the session on the financial state of independent bookstores, which will now be held on March 22.

    March 17 Deadline for Petitions in Support of Additional ABA Board Candidates

    Saturday, March 17, is the deadline for ABA members to submit petitions to have the names of additional candidates added to the ballot for the 2018 Board of Directors elections.

    Last Call: Register for Publisher Education Session on Indie Bookstore Financials

    The March 13 education session in New York City, aimed at ABA publisher partners and BookExpo exhibitors, will detail the financial state of independent bookstores.

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