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13 Apr

Booksellers: Suggest Education Topics, Speakers for Upcoming Events

ABA is inviting booksellers to offer suggestions year-round about education topics, panelists, and speakers via a new form.

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13 Apr

ABA Board Election to Close April 27

One person per ABA Member ID number may vote. Cast your vote for the 2021 Board of Directors election now.

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07 Apr
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Next ABA Board Office Hours Scheduled for April 14

Office Hours on April 14 offer booksellers a forum to share questions, comments, and concerns with the ABA Board of Directors.

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07 Apr
Indie Next: Booksellers Recommend

Indie Next List E-newsletter Offers Tracking of Customer Clicks

Booksellers who sign up to send the e-newsletter with partner Matchbook Marketing are able to track email-generated traffic and sales using tools like Google Analytics. 

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07 Apr

Stores Invited to Vote in ABA Board Election

The ballot also includes space for write-in candidates. Ballots are due by 11:59 p.m. ET on April 27. 

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07 Apr
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E-commerce Update: Sales Dip Over Easter

While normal consumer behavior for the holiday, the sales decline may have been more pronounced due to good weather and more social activity as COVID vaccines become more accessible.

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07 Apr
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Bookselling This Week to Get a New Look and Schedule

ABA’s weekly newsletter will soon come twice a week, on Tuesdays and Fridays, and feature more streamlined news and action items.

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31 Mar
Indie Next: Booksellers Recommend

Sign Up to Send the Free Indie Next List E-newsletter to Your Customers

As part of a refresh of the Indie Next List program, booksellers are invited to sign up to send the free Indie Next List e-newsletters to their customers, including the adult, kids’, reading group, and gift lists.

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31 Mar
Let's Talk About Pre-Orders!

New Titles Added to ABA’s Pre-Order Calendar

The calendar features books with added value, such as signed copies and exclusive merchandise, as well as big titles that have good pre-order potential.

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31 Mar

What Are You Reading? Nominate It for the ABC Best Books for Young Readers Catalog

The 2021 catalog will feature titles nominated by American Booksellers Association bookstore members as well as titles nominated by publishers.

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31 Mar

Voting Underway for ABA Board Election

All voting is being conducted electronically on BookWeb, and ballots are due by 11:59 p.m. ET on April 27. 

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31 Mar

Last Call for Responses on Governance Review Committee Survey

All booksellers are asked to fill out this four-question survey to offer information and input for the Board as it works to meet members’ needs. Survey responses are due by 11:59 p.m. ET on Wednesday, March 31.

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31 Mar
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Last Call for Responses: Evaluate the Work of ABA CEO and Staff

The 10-minute survey covers the period of March 2020 through March 2021. Survey responses are due by 11:59 p.m. ET on Wednesday, March 31.

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24 Mar

ABA Board Election Begins Friday

One person per ABA Member ID number may vote; staff should determine now who the designated voting member is at each store.

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24 Mar

IndieCommunication: Future Plans for IndieCommerce & IndieLite

ABA’s four-phase plan is a multi-faceted approach to making the platform as robust as possible.

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About ABA

The American Booksellers Association, a national not-for-profit trade organization, works with booksellers and industry partners to ensure the success and profitability of independently owned book retailers, and to assist in expanding the community of the book.

Independent bookstores act as community anchors; they serve a unique role in promoting the open exchange of ideas, enriching the cultural life of communities, and creating economically vibrant neighborhoods.

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