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02 Feb

ABA Launches Interactive Calendar to Display Upcoming Events

Booksellers can visit the ABA Events Calendar to see the wide range of ABA events on tap for the coming months, including Coffee Breaks, Marketing and Technology Meetups, institutes, virtual education, and more. 

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27 Jan
President Barack Obama; Photo by Pari Dukovic

President Barack Obama to Appear at Winter Institute

President Barack Obama, an avid supporter of independent bookstores and bestselling author of the recent memoir A Promised Land (Crown), will open the 2021 Winter Institute with a personal video message to independent booksellers.

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27 Jan

A Report on the January 2021 ABA Board Meeting

The American Booksellers Association’s Board of Directors heard from President Jamie Fiocco on her activities on behalf of the association and from CEO Allison Hill on her activities since the last full board meeting.

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27 Jan
Winter Institute Logo: Virtual World, Real Booksellers, February 18-20, 2021

Sign Up for Virtual Winter Institute to See Notable Keynote Speakers and Chat With 120+ Authors

Booksellers have until Friday to register for Winter Institute, which will feature bestselling authors Lauren Groff, Viet Thanh Nguyen, and Colson Whitehead, as well as futurist and author David Johnson.

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27 Jan
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E-commerce Update: Online Sales Increase

Over the past seven days, IndieCommerce and IndieLite stores saw a 9.24 percent increase in sales revenue.

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26 Jan

ABA Announces 2021 Board Candidates

ABA has announced five director candidates to stand for election to the ABA Board, as well as the board’s selection for president and vice president, who must be ratified by membership.

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26 Jan
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ABA Board Announces New Ends Policies

Following the American Booksellers Association Board of Directors’ meeting this month, new association ends policies have been posted on BookWeb.

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26 Jan
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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26 Jan
Save the date: Thursday, May 27, 2021 Annual Meeting & Town Hall

Save the Date: ABA Virtual Annual Meeting and Town Hall Set for May 27

The Annual Meeting will take place at 2:00 p.m. ET with the Town Hall immediately following. ABA will provide details about the digital platform in the coming weeks.

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26 Jan

Attention Booksellers: Majority of ABA Membership Dues Are Tax-Deductible

Ninety-five percent of ABA membership dues are deductible as ordinary and necessary business expenses; the rest are not tax-deductible.

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26 Jan
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ABA Dues Renewals Underway

Membership with ABA ends on January 31, 2021, so booksellers are encouraged to complete their dues renewal form on BookWeb to ensure a continuation of benefits. 

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25 Jan

ABA Seeking Candidates for Marketing Manager Position

ABA’s marketing manager position is responsible for marketing independent bookstores as a channel and creating marketing campaigns for stores to use to reach new and existing customers.

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20 Jan
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20 Jan

Sign Up Now to Participate in Independent Bookstore Day

Booksellers have until February 5 to sign up to participate in Independent Bookstore Day (April 24) and/or place orders for special literary-themed merchandise to sell during the event. 

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20 Jan

Join Your Colleagues at the Virtual Winter Institute

Registration costs $35 per person. There is no cap on attendance, and registration closes January 29.

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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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