Deadlines & Action Items

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
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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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20 Jan
Winter 2020-2021 Reading Group Guide

Send Customers ABA’s Winter Reading Group Guide E-newsletter

Stores have until February 4 to sign up to send the second installment of a digital version of the flier to their customers, featuring Family and Coming of Age, Nonfiction and Memoir, Mystery/Thriller, and Other Worlds titles.

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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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20 Jan
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Deadline Extended for Financial Survey: Respond Now

Booksellers are encouraged to fill out the survey by Monday, January 25, to help ABA better understand what members need and how we can help. The survey takes just five minutes.

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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

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

The January Indie Next List e-newsletter, featuring the month’s 20 titles with bookseller quotes in addition to a Q&A with the #1 pick, was sent to more than 668,000 customers at 183 ABA member stores.

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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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11 Jan
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Financial Survey Responses Due January 18

The financial snapshot survey, which was launched earlier this month, takes just five minutes to complete.

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06 Jan

ABA Member Booksellers’ To-Do List for January

This month, the American Booksellers Association is asking booksellers to take part in several important membership matters, each requiring just a couple of minutes to complete.

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04 Jan
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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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21 Dec

Remember to Nominate for the Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee

Members of the DEIC are appointed by ABA staff with recommendations from the current DEIC committee and nominations from members. Booksellers can also self-nominate for the committee.  

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15 Dec

Nominations Underway for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee

Booksellers are invited to nominate themselves or a fellow bookseller to the committee, which serves as a sounding board and advisory council on issues of diversity, equity, inclusion, representation, and access facing the bookselling community and ABA.

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