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20 Jan
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ABA Staff Join Senior Team, Receive Title Changes

As a result of the annual staff review process, two team members have joined the senior staff group and two others have received title changes.

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20 Jan
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E-commerce Update: Normal Traffic & Sales

Although traffic dropped by 3.87 percent over the past seven days, the e-commerce conversion rate increased to 4.90 percent.

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20 Jan
Shop local this Valentine's Day

Take Advantage of Valentine’s Day Marketing Assets to Boost Sales

The assets, which are available for a range of social media platforms and websites, share two different shop-local messages.

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13 Jan

ABA 101: Glossary of Terms

ABA 101 is a new series aimed to introduce booksellers to the basics of the American Booksellers Association’s operations, beginning with a list of some of the important terms ABA members might come across in our communications.

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13 Jan
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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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13 Jan
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ABA Introduces New Way for Booksellers to Suggest Education Topics, Speakers

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

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13 Jan

Registration Underway for Virtual Winter Institute

The three-day event will consist of keynote presentations, rep picks sessions, educational programming, social events with fellow booksellers and authors, poetry interludes, IndieCommerce one-on-ones, a fundraiser for the Book Industry Charitable Foundation, and more. 

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13 Jan
ABA Coffee Break

Booksellers: Catch Up on ABA Coffee Breaks Now

A recording of the first New Member Coffee Break is available to view on BookWeb.org, along with recordings of many other weekly Coffee Break sessions.

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13 Jan
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Check Out ABA’s New Advocacy Page on BookWeb

Booksellers can use the new page to participate in advocacy campaigns, search for legislation, get voting information, and find and message their federal and state elected officials.

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12 Jan

Independent Bookstore Day Catalog of Exclusives Goes Live January 15

The catalog of exclusive, literary-themed items will go live on the Independent Bookstore Day website on Friday, January 15. Booksellers have until Friday, February 5, to submit their orders.

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12 Jan
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ABA Dues Renewal Season Begins

For the upcoming membership year, the American Booksellers Association is inviting all member bookstores to renew their dues via an online form.

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11 Jan
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Nominations Close January 20 for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee

In adding to the DEIC, ABA is looking for individuals who represent different diverse identities. Booksellers can nominate themselves or a colleague now.

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06 Jan
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Winter Institute Registration Opens January 7

The American Booksellers Association’s 2021 Winter Institute will be held virtually from Thursday, February 18, through Saturday, February 20.

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06 Jan
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Independent Bookstore Day Scheduled for April 24

The catalog of exclusive, literary-themed items will go live on the Independent Bookstore Day website on Friday, January 15. Booksellers have until Friday, February 5, to submit their orders.

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04 Jan
Nominate now

Nominate Yourself or a Colleague for the Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee

Nominees will be contacted on a rolling basis to inquire about their interest, answer questions, and request additional information if needed.

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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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