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.

    Register Now for Children’s Institute

    This year, booksellers attending the sixth ABC Children’s Institute (June 19–21 in New Orleans) will have the opportunity to participate in a chalkboard lettering workshop or a literary walking tour.

    Donations Sought for Silent Art Auction at BookExpo

    Illustrators are encouraged to donate artwork for the 2018 Silent Art Auction to benefit the American Booksellers for Free Expression and Every Child a Reader, which will be held May 30 at BookExpo.

    Reminder: Petition Process Open for Additional Board Candidates

    Under ABA’s Bylaws, any bookstore member may submit petitions to have the names of additional candidates for Board officers and/or directors added to the ballot for the 2018–19 elections.

    ABA Programming at BookExpo to Feature Return of Perennial Favorites

    BookExpo 2018 will kick off on Wednesday, May 30, with a full day of events, including Meet the Editors, Publicists Speed Dating, the Celebration of Bookselling Lunch, and the Silent Art Auction.

    Independent Bookstore Day Brings Back Marketing-in-a-Mailer

    The Independent Bookstore Day Marketing-in-a-Mailer contains signage, stickers, teasers, shelf-talkers, and balloons to help bookstores promote the event. The kit costs $20 and orders are due March 15.

    Children’s Institute Registration Underway

    The keynote speakers slated to appear at the American Booksellers Association’s sixth ABC Children’s Institute (June 19–21 in New Orleans) are Chelsea Clinton, Angie Thomas, Temple Grandin, and Mallika Chopra.

    Publisher Education Session to Detail Indie Bookstore Financials

    ABA publisher partners and BookExpo exhibitors are invited to register now for an executive briefing on the state of independent bookstores, to be held in New York City on Tuesday, March 13.

    March 1 Deadline for Find Waldo Local Registration

    ABA member booksellers have until Thursday, March 1, to sign up for the seventh annual celebration of Find Waldo Local, the shop local scavenger hunt held every July at small businesses nationwide.

    #HarperCollinsLovesIndies to Showcase Dozens of Bookstores in 2018

    HarperCollins Publishers is inviting independent bookstores from across the United States to create Facebook Live videos that show off what makes them special.

    Share Your Story for a Chance to Win a Grant From FedEx

    Through March 28, small businesses are invited to enter the FedEx Small Business Grant Contest for a chance to win one of 10 grants. One grand prize winner will receive $25,000.

    Top 5 Reasons to Apply for a Binc Scholarship Today

    As the Book Industry Charitable Foundation enters the final weeks of the Higher Education Scholarship Program application period, here are five reasons to apply now.

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