ABA Member Categories and Benefits

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    Provisional Member - Individuals interested in or planning to open a bookstore

    Provisional: Individuals interested in or planning to open a bookstore (annual dues $350; maximum of three years)

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    Benefits:

    ABC Children’s Group at ABA*

    • ABC Listserv

    Advocacy

    • Antitrust Action Kit
    • New Localism Tool Kit
    • Free Speech Resources
    • Publisher Relations
    • Small Business Issues

    Business Service Affinity Partnerships (click for program details)

    • AAA Label
    • Chosen Payments merchant services
    • ChicoBag Company
    • Constant Contact Email Newsletters
    • PartnerShip
    • Paz & Associates Bookstore Training Group
    • Publisher's Weekly complimentary subscription
    • W.G. Ellerkamp Paper Company

    Education, Events, and Networking

    • ABC Children’s Institute
    • Bookseller Online Forums
    • ABA Education at BookExpo; Free Badges
    • Regional Trade Shows
    • Specialty Institutes
    • Spring Forums
    • Winter Institute

    Insurance (click for program details)

    • LIBRIS Business Insurance

    Marketing

    • Bookseller Designs and Files
    • IndieBound Marketing Program

    News and Information

    • Book Buyer’s Handbook
    • Bookselling This Week
    • BookWeb.org Members-only Sections

    Research/Tools

    • ABACUS Financial Benchmarking Survey

    *Requires additional program fee

    Regular Member - Any business engaged in the retail sale of books in the United States or Canada 

    Regular: Any business engaged in the retail sale of books in the United States or Canada (New stores/members annual dues $199; annual dues to renew based on gross sales)
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    Benefits:

    ABC Children’s Group*

    • ABC Best Books Catalog for Young Readers
    • ABC Listserv
    • E.B. White Read-Aloud Awards Voting
    • Exclusive Events at BookExpo
    • Summer Reading Marketing Program POP

    Advocacy

    • Antitrust Action Kit
    • New Localism Tool Kit
    • Free Speech Resources
    • Publisher Relations
    • Small Business Issues

    Business Service Affinity Partnerships (click for program details)

    • AAA Label
    • Above the Treeline
    • Chosen Payments merchant services
    • Biblio
    • ChicoBag Company
    • Constant Contact Email Newsletters
    • PartnerShip
    • Paz & Associates Bookstore Training Group
    • Publisher's Weekly subscription
    • W.G. Ellerkamp Paper Company

    IndieCommerce and IndieLite

    • IndieCommerce or IndieLite Websites*
    • Partner Marketplace (eBooks, audiobooks)

    Education, Events, and Networking

    • ABC Children’s Institute
    • ABA Education at BookExpo; Free Badges
    • IndieCommerce Institute
    • Specialty Institutes
    • Spring Forums
    • Winter Institute

    Insurance (click for program details)

    • LIBRIS Business Insurance

    Marketing

    • IndieBound Marketing Program
    • ABA Promotions
    • Advance Access Email
    • Bookseller Designs and Files
    • Indie Bestseller List
    • Indies Choice Book Awards
    • Indie Next List Flyers
    • IndieBound Marketing Program
    • Listing on IndieBound.org
    • Publisher Supported Promotions (Indies First, Indies Introduce)
    • Red Box & White Box Monthly Mailings

    News and Information

    • Book Buyer’s Handbook
    • Bookselling This Week
    • Bookseller Forums

    Financial Tools

    • ABACUS Financial Benchmarking Survey

    Voting on Association Issues

    *Requires additional program fee

    Used Bookstore Member -  Any business engaged in the sale of books in which 75% or more of the inventory is used books

    Used Bookstore: Any business engaged in the sale of books in which 75% or more of the inventory is used books (annual dues $225)

    Join Now

    Benefits:

    ABC Children’s Group at ABA*

    • ABC Best Books Catalog for Young Readers
    • ABC Listserv
    • E.B. White Read-Aloud Awards Voting
    • Exclusive Events at BookExpo
    • Summer Reading Marketing Program POP

    Advocacy

    • Antitrust Action Kit
    • New Localism Tool Kit
    • Free Speech Resources
    • Publisher Relations
    • Small Business Issues

    Business Service Affinity Partnerships (click for program details)

    • AAA Label
    • Above the Treeline
    • Chosen Payments merchant services
    • Biblio
    • ChicoBag Company
    • Constant Contact Email Newsletters
    • PartnerShip
    • Paz & Associates Bookstore Training Group
    • Publisher's Weekly complimentary subscription
    • W.G. Ellerkamp Paper Company

    IndieCommerce and IndieLite

    • IndieCommerce or IndieLite Websites*
    • Partner Marketplace (eBooks, audiobooks)

    Education, Events, and Networking

    • ABC Children’s Institute
    • ABA Education at BookExpo; Free Badges
    • IndieCommerce Institute (IndieCommerce stores only)
    • Specialty Institutes
    • Spring Forums
    • Winter Institute

    Insurance (click for program details)

    • LIBRIS Business Insurance

    Marketing

    • IndieBound Marketing Program
    • ABA Promotions
    • Advance Access Email
    • Bookseller Designs and Files
    • Indie Bestseller List
    • Indies Choice Book Awards
    • Indie Next List Flyers
    • IndieBound Marketing Program
    • Listing on IndieBound.org
    • Publisher Supported Promotions (Indies First, Indies Introduce)
    • Red Box & White Box Monthly Mailings

    News and Information

    • Book Buyer’s Handbook
    • Bookselling This Week
    • Bookseller Forums

    *Requires additional program fee

    International Member - Any business engaged in the retail sale of books outside of the United States and Canada 

    International: Any business engaged in the retail sale of books outside of the United States and Canada (annual dues $350)

    Join Now

    Benefits:

    ABC Children’s Group at ABA*

    • ABC Listserv
    • E.B. White Read-Aloud Awards Voting
    • Exclusive Events at BookExpo

    Advocacy

    • Antitrust Action Kit
    • New Localism Tool Kit
    • Free Speech Resources
    • Publisher Relations
    • Small Business Issues

    Business Service Affinity Partnerships (click for program details)

    • AAA Label
    • Above the Treeline
    • Chosen Payments merchant services
    • Biblio
    • ChicoBag Company
    • Constant Contact Email Newsletters
    • PartnerShip
    • Paz & Associates Bookstore Training Group
    • W.G. Ellerkamp Paper Company

    Education, Events, and Networking

    • ABC Children’s Institute
    • Bookseller Online Forums
    • ABA Education at BookExpo; Free Badges
    • Specialty Institutes
    • Spring Forums
    • Winter Institute

    Insurance (click for program details)

    • LIBRIS Business Insurance

    Marketing

    • IndieBound Marketing Program
    • ABA Promotions
    • Advance Access Email
    • Bookseller Designs and Files
    • Indie Bestseller List
    • Indies Choice Book Awards
    • Indie Next List
    • IndieBound Marketing Program
    • Listing on IndieBound.org

    News and Information

    • Book Buyer’s Handbook
    • Bookselling This Week
    • Bookseller Forums

    Research/Tools

    • ABACUS Financial Benchmarking Survey (purchase only)

    *Requires additional program fee

    Associate Member - Publishers, distributors, wholesalers, and other vendors

    Associate: Publishers, distributors, wholesalers, and other vendors (annual dues $400)

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    Opportunities:

    • Advance Access
    • Box Mailings
    • Event Sponsorships
    • Indie Next List
    • Title Submissions
    • Mailing Lists

    ABC Children's Group at ABA Subscriber*

    Book Buyer’s Handbook Access (Publishers only)

    Bookselling This Week

    Business Service Affinity Partnerships (click for program details)

    • AAA Label
    • Applied Merchant Credit Card Processing
    • Constant Contact Email Newsletters
    • ChicoBag Company
    • PartnerShip
    • W.G. Ellerkamp Paper Company

     

    *Requires additional program fee

    Friends of Bookselling - Individuals and businesses that support independent bookselling

    Friends of Bookselling: Individuals and businesses that support independent bookselling (annual dues $200). Does not include free badges for BookExpo.

    Join Now

    Benefits:

    ABC Children’s Group at ABA*

    • ABC Listserv

    Advocacy

    • Antitrust Action Kit
    • New Localism Tool Kit
    • Free Speech Resources

    Business Service Affinity Partnerships (click for program details)

    • Chosen Payments merchant services
    • Constant Contact Email Newsletters
    • ChicoBag Company
    • AAA Label
    • PartnerShip
    • Paz & Associates Bookstore Training Group
    • W.G. Ellerkamp Paper Company

    Insurance (click for program details)

    • LIBRIS Business Insurance

    News and Information

    • Bookselling This Week

    *Requires additional program fee