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
    • Free Expression
    • e-Tax Fairness Action Kit
    • New Localism Tool Kit
    • Publisher Relations
    • Small Business Issues

    Business Service Affinity Partnerships (click for program details)

    • AAA Label
    • Applied Merchant Credit Card Processing
    • 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 BEA
    • Regional Trade Shows
    • Specialty Institutes
    • Spring Forums
    • Winter Institute

    Insurance (click for program details)

    • LIBRIS Business Insurance

    Localism

    • IndieBound Marketing Program
    • IndieBound.org

    Marketing

    • Bookseller DIY Designs and Files

    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 at ABA*

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

    Advocacy

    • Antitrust Action Kit
    • Free Expression (ABFE)
    • e-Tax Fairness Action Kit
    • New Localism Tool Kit
    • Publisher Relations
    • Small Business Issues

    Business Service Affinity Partnerships (click for program details)

    • AAA Label
    • Above the Treeline
    • Applied Merchant Credit Card Processing
    • Biblio
    • ChicoBag Company
    • Constant Contact Email Newsletters
    • PartnerShip
    • Paz & Associates Bookstore Training Group
    • Publisher's Weekly subscription
    • W.G. Ellerkamp Paper Company

    eCommerce & Digital Content

    • IndieCommerce Websites*
    • Kobo eReading Program

    Education, Events, and Networking

    • ABC Children’s Institute
    • Bookseller Online Forums
    • ABA Education at BEA
    • IndieCommerce Institute (IndieCommerce stores only)
    • Specialty Institutes
    • Spring Forums
    • Winter Institute

    Insurance (click for program details)

    • LIBRIS Business Insurance

    Localism

    • IndieBound Marketing Program
    • IndieBound.org

    Marketing

    • ABA Promotions
    • Advance Access Email
    • Bookseller DIY Designs and Files
    • Indie Bestseller List
    • Indie Next List Flyers
    • Indies Choice Book Awards
    • Publisher Promotions
    • Red Box & White Box Monthly Mailings

    News and Information

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

    Research/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 $200)

    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 America
    • Summer Reading Marketing Program POP

    Advocacy

    • Antitrust Action Kit
    • Free Expression
    • e-Tax Fairness Action Kit
    • New Localism Tool KIt
    • Publisher Relations
    • Small Business Issues

    Business Service Affinity Partnerships (click for program details)

    • AAA Label
    • Above the Treeline
    • Applied Merchant Credit Card Processing
    • Biblio
    • ChicoBag Company
    • Constant Contact Email Newsletters
    • PartnerShip
    • Paz & Associates Bookstore Training Group
    • Publisher's Weekly complimentary subscription
    • W.G. Ellerkamp Paper Company

    eCommerce & Digital Content

    • IndieCommerce Websites*
    • Kobo eReading Program

    Education, Events, and Networking

    • ABC Children’s Institute
    • Bookseller Online Forums
    • ABA Education at BEA
    • IndieCommerce Institute (IndieCommerce stores only)
    • Specialty Institutes
    • Spring Forums
    • Winter Institute

    Insurance (click for program details)

    • LIBRIS Business Insurance

    Localism

    • IndieBound Marketing Program
    • IndieBound.org

    Marketing

    • ABA Promotions
    • Advance Access Email
    • Bookseller DIY Designs and Files
    • Indie Bestseller List
    • Indies Choice Book Awards
    • Publisher Promotions

    News and Information

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

    Research/Tools

    • ABACUS Financial Benchmarking Survey (purchase only)

    *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 America

    Advocacy

    • Antitrust Action Kit
    • Free Expression
    • e-Tax Fairness Action Kit
    • New Localism Tool KIt
    • Publisher Relations
    • Small Business Issues

    Business Service Affinity Partnerships (click for program details)

    • AAA Label
    • Above the Treeline
    • Applied Merchant Credit Card Processing
    • 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 BEA
    • Specialty Institutes
    • Spring Forums
    • Winter Institute

    Insurance (click for program details)

    • LIBRIS Business Insurance

    Localism

    • IndieBound Marketing Program
    • IndieBound.org

    Marketing

    • Advance Access Email
    • Bookseller DIY Designs and Files
    • Indie Bestseller List
    • Indies Choice Book Awards

    News and Information

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

    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 $350)

    Join Now

    Benefits:

    ABA Publisher Partnership Eligibility (Publishers only)

    ABA Regular Member Mailing List Rental

    ABC Children's Group at ABA Subscriber*

    • ABC Listserv
    • ABC Group member mailing list
    • Publisher Submission of Titles for Toolbox, the Best Books Catalog, and New Voices POP

    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

    LIBRIS Liability Insurance for Publishers (click for program details)

    *Requires additional program fee

    Auxiliary Member - Individuals and businesses that support independent bookselling

    Auxiliary: Individuals and businesses that support independent bookselling (annual dues $200)

    Join Now

    Benefits:

    ABC Children’s Group at ABA*

    • ABC Listserv

    Advocacy

    • Antitrust Action Kit
    • Free Expression
    • e-Tax Fairness Action Kit
    • New Localism Tool KIt
    • Publisher Relations
    • Small Business Issues

    Business Service Affinity Partnerships (click for program details)

    • Applied Merchant Credit Card Processing
    • Constant Contact Email Newsletters
    • ChicoBag Company
    • AAA Label
    • PartnerShip
    • Paz & Associates Bookstore Training Group
    • W.G. Ellerkamp Paper Company

    Education, Events, and Networking

    • ABA Education at BEA

    Insurance (click for program details)

    • LIBRIS Business Insurance

    News and Information

    • Bookselling This Week

    *Requires additional program fee