Video of Webinar on Creating an Effective Bookstore Press Kit Now on BookWeb

    A video of the May 11 webinar on creating an effective bookstore press kit, as well as a checklist of the important information to include, is now available to all ABA member booksellers on

    Ci5 Education: Fostering an Inclusive Environment for Staff and Customers With Disabilities

    At last month’s ABC Children’s Institute, a panel of booksellers discussed how they modified their stores to become more inclusive spaces for people with disabilities.

    Best Practices for Creating an Effective Bookstore Press Kit

    Maribeth Pelly, founder of Easy Marketing Strategies and the event planner for New Jersey’s BookTowne, presented a webinar for ABA members on how to create a press kit for their stores.

    ABA President, Vice President Encourage Members to Make the Most of BookExpo

    In a May 10 e-mail, ABA President Betsy Burton and Vice President Robert Sindelar urged members to take maximum advantage of all the opportunities provided by the association at BookExpo.

    ABA to Present Four Education Sessions at BookExpo 2017

    ABA education at BookExpo 2017 will feature sessions on hiring for diversity, selling controversial books, and migrating to Edelweiss+, as well as a session for authors interested in working with indies.

    Ci5: Understanding Development and Reading Styles to Connect with Middle Grade and YA Readers

    During an education session at the fifth ABC Children’s Institute, booksellers learned tips and strategies for hand-selling books to middle-grade and young-adult readers.

    Deadlines Approach for Exclusive ABA Events at BookExpo

    Booksellers planning to participate in the Meet the Editor or Publicists Speed Dating programs at BookExpo 2017 must sign up by May 12; the deadline to register for the ABC/CBC Speed Dating Lunch With Children’s Authors is May 15.

    Ci5 Education: Starting a Book Subscription Club

    At the fifth ABC Children’s Institute, bookseller panelists discussed successful strategies for creating, promoting, and managing a book subscription club for young readers.

    Sign Up Now for May 11 Webinar on Creating a Store Press Kit

    May 10 is the deadline for booksellers to register for a webinar on creating a press kit that will communicate their bookstores strongest selling points to publishers.

    Webinar to Present Step-by-Step Instructions for Creating Best Press Kit for Your Store

    On May 11, ABA will host a webinar on creating a press kit that will prepare booksellers for their next conversation with publishers. The webinar will be presented by marketing consultant Maribeth Pelly.

    Ci5: Rachel Ignotofsky on Illustration as a Tool for Education

    The contributions of women to the fields of science, technology, math, and engineering are often overlooked, but Rachel Ignotofsky is spreading their stories through entertaining, accessible illustrations.

    Ci5 Education Handouts, Backlist Book Swap Title List Now on BookWeb

    ABA members can now access handouts from education sessions held at this month’s ABC Children’s Institute, as well as a complete list of the 169 children’s titles shared at the Backlist Book Swap.

    Register Now for Exclusive ABA Programming at BookExpo

    Programming for American Booksellers Association members attending BookExpo 2017 includes the Celebration of Bookselling lunch, an opportunity to Meet the Editor, and Publicists Speed Dating.

    Ci5: Marley Dias on Her #1000BlackGirlBooks Campaign

    Twelve-year-old Marley Dias, founder of #1000BlackGirlBooks, a campaign to collect and distribute books featuring diverse characters to children, was a featured speaker at the 2017 Children’s Institute.

    Registration Opens for Celebration of Bookselling, Meet the Editor, Publicists Speed Dating at BookExpo

    Booksellers can now register for the American Booksellers Association’s programming exclusively for members who will be attending BookExpo 2017 next month in New York City.


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