President/CEO Letters

    A Letter From ABA CEO Oren Teicher

    Here, ABA’s CEO talks about Hurricane Harvey, offers reminders about Winter Institute programming and next week’s registration, and looks ahead to the upcoming fall regional trade shows and Indies First.

    A Letter From ABA President Robert Sindelar

    In his bimonthly letter to booksellers, ABA President Robert Sindelar discusses ABA’s new backlist initiative, upcoming educational opportunities, and updates on the work of the Diversity Task Force.

    A Letter From ABA CEO Oren Teicher

    Here, ABA’s CEO reflects on a successful BookExpo and discusses the positive national trends for indie booksellers as well as the challenges ahead.

    ABA President Robert Sindelar’s First Bimonthly Letter to Members

    In his first letter to ABA members, newly elected ABA Board President Robert Sindelar looks back on a busy week at BookExpo 2017.

    Communicating With Our Community: A Letter From Outgoing ABA President Betsy Burton

    In her final letter as ABA president, Betsy Burton reflects on years of constructive communication between ABA and individual publishers.

    Hope Springs Eternal in Booksellers’ Hearts Thanks to the 3 Bs: A Letter From ABA President Betsy Burton

    Betsy Burton discuss the 3 Bs — Business-to-Business (B2B), Backlist, and BATCH — issues that can be a win-win for booksellers and publishers alike.

    A Letter From ABA CEO Oren Teicher

    ABA’s CEO invites booksellers to attend an upcoming Spring Forum and explains that, in addition to the traditional open forum discussion, each will feature an education session that is a significant departure from past programming.

    A Letter From ABA President Betsy Burton

    ABA President Betsy Burton reflects on Winter Institute 12 and booksellers’ calls for more diversity in ABA governance.

    Forging Connection, One Step at a Time: A Letter From ABA’s President

    In the wake of the recent election, ABA President Betsy Burton writes that independent booksellers must keep doing what they always do — move forward in their own communities one step at a time.

    A Statement From ABA CEO Oren Teicher on Election Results

    Oren Teicher, CEO of the American Booksellers Association, shares his thoughts following Tuesday’s presidential election.

    A Letter From ABA CEO Oren Teicher

    ABA’s CEO reminds booksellers about resources for Indies First on Small Business Saturday and looks ahead to BookExpo, where changes will make it easier for booksellers to do business with publishers.

    On ABA, Amazon, and Activism, Not to Mention Indies First and Lena Dunham: A Letter From ABA’s President

    ABA President Betsy Burton provides a first look at some of the frightening data from the soon-to-be released updated Civic Economics Amazon and Empty Storefronts Study and encourages booksellers to take advantage of the resources available to create a firestorm of public interest.

    A Letter From ABA CEO Oren Teicher

    In his bimonthly letter, ABA’s CEO discusses the recent updates to a core ABA member service: the Book Buyer’s Handbook.

    Ruminations on BEA, Books (or the Lack Thereof), and Bookselling: A Letter From ABA’s President

    ABA President Betsy Burton would like to see booksellers and publishers put their heads together to find ways to counter the diminishing number of books available to booksellers on the BEA show floor, as well as to make the promotion of backlist into a movement.

    A Letter From ABA CEO Oren Teicher

    In his bimonthly letter, ABA’s CEO discusses the recently concluded Spring Booksellers Forums and next month’s BEA; the chance for booksellers to effect change through participation in the New Localism movement; and the opportunities presented by the new Indie Next List “Years of Discovery” Campaign.

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