Deadlines & Action Items

    Reminder: Candidates Sought for 2018 ABA Board Elections

    ABA members are encouraged to nominate candidates for the association’s 2018 Board of Directors elections; self-nominations are acceptable.

    Booksellers Praise “Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion” Workshop

    Booksellers still have time to register for the October 11 presentation of ABA’s fall workshop, which bookseller participants have called “valuable, informative, and powerful.”

    Don’t Miss Out: ABACUS Deadline September 27

    Join the hundreds of booksellers who have found the ABACUS survey to be an invaluable tool for financial and strategic planning: submit your store’s 2016 data by the September 27 deadline.

    Booksellers: Nominate Now for the Indie Next List Holiday Gift Guide

    ABA is launching a new annual Indie Next List Holiday Gift Guide flier, which will feature bookseller-recommended adult and children’s gift books. Booksellers are encouraged to submit their favorite titles now.

    Candidates Sought for 2017 Board Elections

    The ABA Nominating Committee is looking for qualified candidates to serve on the ABA Board of Directors. Any ABA member may nominate a qualified candidate, including themselves.

    Nominate Titles for the Holiday Indie Next List by September 30

    In response to bookstore member requests, ABA is launching a new annual Indie Next List Holiday Gift Guide flier, which will feature bookseller-recommended adult and children’s gift books.

    Reap the Benefits of ABACUS: Submit Your Data by September 27

    The ABACUS-16 survey is a unique tool that can help booksellers with strategic and financial planning, gaining access to capital, negotiating with landlords, and more.

    Workshop on “Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion” Heading to New Orleans, Denver

    Ilsa Govan, who delivered an inspiring keynote speech at Children’s Institute earlier this year, will present an engaging workshop for booksellers just ahead of the SIBA and MPIBA trade shows.

    James Patterson Holiday Bonus Program Nominations Due October 1

    For the third year in a row, author James Patterson is offering his Holiday Bonus Program to reward bookstore employees who are making a difference in their stores and their communities.

    Domnitz Scholarship to Winter Institute 13 Open to ABACUS Reporting Stores

    ABA will award the Avin Mark Domnitz Scholarship to attend Winter Institute 2018 to the owner or an employee of a bookstore that submits its 2016 financial data to the ABACUS-16 survey before September 27.

    Last Call for ABC Best Books Catalog Orders

    The order deadline for the 2017 ABC Best Books for Young Readers catalog is this Friday, September 8. The full-color, 20-page consumer circular will feature more than 200 titles for children and teens.

    ABACUS-16 Survey Now Underway

    Bookstores have begun submitting their data for ABACUS-16, the American Booksellers Association’s annual financial benchmarking survey; the deadline for submitting is Wednesday, September 27.

    Workshop on Diversity and Inclusion “A Powerful Experience” for Participants

    Booksellers can still register for the September 14 workshop on “Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion,” which ABA President Robert Sindelar called “a powerful experience…that continues to inform my thoughts and actions.”

    ABC Best Books Catalog Orders Due September 8

    The order deadline for the 2017 ABC Best Books for Young Readers catalog is September 8. The full-color, 20-page consumer circular will feature more than 200 frontlist and backlist titles for children and teens.

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