Deadlines & Action Items

27 Oct
November Is the New December

November Is the New December: Tell Your Customers to Shop Now

Booksellers are welcome to share these new designs with fellow local businesses to further spread the message to shop early and shop local.

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20 Oct
November Is the New December

New Designs Available: November Is the New December

As October turns to November, ABA has created a fresh set of designs to encourage customers to shop early and shop local.

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20 Oct
Nominate now

Former ABA President Ann Christophersen on Serving on the ABA Board of Directors

“Serving on the ABA board was an altogether wonderful opportunity and experience,” said Christophersen. “It was extremely gratifying to try to solve the important issues facing independent bookstores.”

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19 Oct
credit cards in wallet

Deadline Nears 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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13 Oct
October 2020 Indie Next List e-newsletter featuring The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue

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

The October 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 682,000 customers at 179 ABA member stores.

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13 Oct
Nominate now

Former ABA President Robert Sindelar on Joining the ABA Board of Directors

“One thing that stopped me from trying to join the board earlier was I was kind of waiting to be invited,” said Sindelar. “That’s the wrong approach. If it’s right for you, you should nominate yourself.”

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13 Oct
credit cards in wallet

Days Remain for IndieCommerce Stores to Get New Credit Card Processor

In addition to the new 1 percent commission fee, stores that have not migrated by October 22 will also be charged the 4.5 percent service fee that was suspended in July.

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13 Oct
October is the New December, Buy Early Buy Local

Spread the Word: October Is the New December

All businesses, both bookstores and non-bookstores, are welcome to utilize these designs to encourage everyone to shop early and shop local.

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05 Oct
Nominate now

October 30 Deadline to Nominate to the ABA Board: Blue Willow’s Valerie Koehler Shares Her Experience

The key, said former board member Valerie Koehler, is “to remember that you are there for all the shops, not just yours.” The process is open now for booksellers to nominate themselves or a colleague for the ABA Board of Directors.

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05 Oct

October Is the New December: Tell Your Customers Now

Booksellers are invited to share these designs, which feature book-themed messaging as well as general small-business messaging, with fellow local businesses to encourage everyone to shop early and shop local.

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05 Oct
credit cards in wallet

October 22 Deadline for IndieCommerce Stores to Get New Credit Card Processor

Stores that have not switched over to their own credit card merchant account by October 22 will be charged a 4.5 percent service fee plus the new 1 percent commission.

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05 Oct
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October 26 Deadline for Independent Bookstore Day Logo Design Submissions

Proposed designs should work well horizontally and vertically, and capture the spirit of independent bookstores. A $500 prize is up for grabs.

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29 Sep
ABA Coffee Break

Join ABA’s October 6 Coffee Break to Hear From a Former ABA President

To encourage booksellers to nominate themselves or a colleague for the Board of Directors, former ABA President Robert Sindelar will join the call to speak briefly about his experience on the board.

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