BTW Articles

08 Sep
Nominate Now for the ABA Board of Directors Election

Nominate Now: Who Do You Think Should Be on the ABA Board of Directors?

Nominating takes only a couple of minutes via a webform that asks just two questions about the potential candidate.

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01 Sep
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ABA Launches “Top 10 Things to Know About...” Webinar Series

Each week, ABA will present a “Top 10 Things to Know About…” webinar, with each event covering a different topic.

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02 Sep

ABA Nominating Committee Opens Call for Board Candidates

Any ABA member may nominate a qualified candidate to stand for election to the ABA Board of Directors in 2021; self-nominations are also welcome.

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31 Aug

Regional Bookselling Associations to Present Keynote Event With Rev. Al Sharpton

Booksellers are invited to join in on Tuesday, September 15, from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. ET as Sharpton presents his book Rise Up: Confronting a Country at the Crossroads.

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02 Sep

Sign Up for the September 3 BIPOC Bookseller Coffee Break

Booksellers and store owners interested in attending should email ABA for the Zoom information; this session has a session-specific password, so be sure to email for details.

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01 Sep

Join the IndieCommerce Team for a Virtual Education Session at the Fall Regional Shows

The IndieCommerce team has developed several new features and upgrades to help stores manage their online sales.

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01 Sep
Punching the Air book club: Wednesdays in October at 2:00 pm ET

Fall Virtual Reading Series Kicks Off With “Punching the Air” Authors Ibi Zoboi and Yusef Salaam

Bookstores that are interested in bringing the free virtual book club to local educators, students, and readers of all ages can use the marketing materials supplied by ABA.

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01 Sep

ABA to Restart Indies Introduce Program for Summer/Fall 2021 Season

As part of the program, teams of booksellers (one from each region of the country for the adult panel and the kids’ panel) will read manuscripts for upcoming debut titles, meeting via Zoom from January to April 2021.

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02 Sep
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Submit Now: ABA Seeks Nominations of Genre Titles for the Indie Next List

ABA is specifically seeking nominations for the genres of science fiction, fantasy, romance, mystery, thriller, comics and graphic works, and poetry.

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25 Aug
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ABA Joins With Publishers to Launch Virtual Reading Series This Fall

The ABC Group at ABA will provide the event links, marketing materials, and educational resources that bookstores need to create community conversations around these virtual author events.

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