Deadlines & Action Items

09 Dec

ABA Launches Nomination Call for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee

The committee 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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08 Dec
Stethoscope on faded background of bookcases

Last Chance for 2021 Health Insurance: December 15

Tuesday, December 15, is the last day for booksellers to get Affordable Care Act health coverage for 2021 in most states. ABA health insurance partner LIG Solutions offers a no-obligation health insurance assessment.

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08 Dec
Don't let indie bookstores end up in the history section #BoxedOut #ShopIndie

Take Advantage of ABA’s Holiday Designs to Spread the Shop Local Message

Three new designs have been added for the #BoxedOut campaign, in addition to assets announced earlier this season encouraging customers to shop local, buy gift certificates, and support their indie bookstore.

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08 Dec
We Are Lit holiday book display on social

As 2020 Comes to a Close, Remember to Report Sales

The American Booksellers Association urges all stores to report to the Indie Bestseller Lists during this busiest of seasons to demonstrate the power of independents.

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08 Dec
ABA Coffee Break

Talk With Colleagues at Virtual Bookseller Coffee Breaks This Month

Each week, the American Booksellers Association hosts a live virtual Coffee Break forum where bookseller members can discuss any bookselling-related topics.

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07 Dec

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

The December 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 662,000 customers at 182 ABA member stores.

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02 Dec
Stethoscope on faded background of bookcases

Medicare Open Enrollment Ends December 7

During the Medicare open enrollment period, Medicare plan enrollees can make changes to their health insurance plan by switching, dropping, or adding coverage.

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02 Dec

’Tis the Season to Encourage Your Community to Shop Local

Keeping in the style of the “October/November is the new December” assets released earlier this year, new imagery reminds customers to shop locally, buy gift cards, and support their bookstores.

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02 Dec
ABA Coffee Break

Four Bookseller Coffee Breaks Coming Up in December

Each week, the American Booksellers Association hosts a live virtual Coffee Break forum where bookseller members can discuss any bookselling-related topics.

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02 Dec
Dan Rather: What Unites Us, Wednesday, December 2, at 7:00 pm ET

Order Now: Indies First Spokesperson Dan Rather Signs Bookplates for Indie Bookstores

A national event featuring Rather will take place on Wednesday, December 2, at 7:00 p.m. ET on Zoom. Booksellers can share the registration link with customers now and encourage them to purchase Rather’s What Unites Us: Reflections on Patriotism

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01 Dec
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Make Your Voice Heard: Join ABA’s Booksellers Advisory Council

Recent work by the BAC includes judging the Independent Bookstore Day logo contest, mentoring booksellers at Winter Institute and Children’s Institute, and more.

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09 Nov

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

The November 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 683,000 customers at 179 ABA member stores.

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28 Oct
credit cards in wallet

November 1 Deadline for IndieCommerce Stores Migrating to New Credit Card Processor

Stores now have until November 1 before they will be charged a 4.5 percent service fee as well as the new 1 percent commission fee.

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28 Oct
Nominate now

Last Call for Nominations for ABA Board of Directors Election

All ABA member booksellers are encouraged to nominate themselves or a fellow bookseller to stand for election to the ABA Board of Directors. The deadline is October 30.

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28 Oct

Get Customizable Marketing Materials for Small Business Saturday

Booksellers can visit American Express’ Shop Small Studio to access a variety of marketing materials to help business owners attract and engage with their customers for the November 28 event.

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