Deadlines & Action Items

22 Sep

ABA to Offer “Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion” Workshop Ahead of MPIBA

On October 11, just prior to the MPIBA trade show, the American Booksellers Association will present an all-day workshop on how implicit racial stereotypes can create barriers to genuine relationships.

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20 Sep

Reminder: Candidates Sought for 2018 ABA Board Elections

ABA members are encouraged to nominate candidates for the association’s 2018 Board of Directors elections; self-nominations are acceptable.

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19 Sep

Booksellers Praise “Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion” Workshop

Booksellers still have time to register for the October 11 presentation of ABA’s fall workshop, which bookseller participants have called “valuable, informative, and powerful.”

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19 Sep

Don’t Miss Out: ABACUS Deadline September 27

Join the hundreds of booksellers who have found the ABACUS survey to be an invaluable tool for financial and strategic planning: submit your store’s 2016 data by the September 27 deadline.

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15 Sep

Booksellers: Nominate Now for the Indie Next List Holiday Gift Guide

ABA is launching a new annual Indie Next List Holiday Gift Guide flier, which will feature bookseller-recommended adult and children’s gift books. Booksellers are encouraged to submit their favorite titles now.

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13 Sep

Candidates Sought for 2018 Board Elections

The ABA Nominating Committee is looking for qualified candidates to serve on the ABA Board of Directors. Any ABA member may nominate a qualified candidate, including themselves.

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12 Sep

Nominate Titles for the Holiday Indie Next List by September 30

In response to bookstore member requests, ABA is launching a new annual Indie Next List Holiday Gift Guide flier, which will feature bookseller-recommended adult and children’s gift books.

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12 Sep

Reap the Benefits of ABACUS: Submit Your Data by September 27

The ABACUS-16 survey is a unique tool that can help booksellers with strategic and financial planning, gaining access to capital, negotiating with landlords, and more.

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08 Sep

Workshop on “Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion” Heading to New Orleans, Denver

Ilsa Govan, who delivered an inspiring keynote speech at Children’s Institute earlier this year, will present an engaging workshop for booksellers just ahead of the SIBA and MPIBA trade shows.

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08 Sep

James Patterson Holiday Bonus Program Nominations Due October 1

For the third year in a row, author James Patterson is offering his Holiday Bonus Program to reward bookstore employees who are making a difference in their stores and their communities.

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06 Sep

Domnitz Scholarship to Winter Institute 13 Open to ABACUS Reporting Stores

ABA will award the Avin Mark Domnitz Scholarship to attend Winter Institute 2018 to the owner or an employee of a bookstore that submits its 2016 financial data to the ABACUS-16 survey before September 27.

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05 Sep

Last Call for ABC Best Books Catalog Orders

The order deadline for the 2017 ABC Best Books for Young Readers catalog is this Friday, September 8. The full-color, 20-page consumer circular will feature more than 200 titles for children and teens.

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30 Aug

ABACUS-16 Survey Now Underway

Bookstores have begun submitting their data for ABACUS-16, the American Booksellers Association’s annual financial benchmarking survey; the deadline for submitting is Wednesday, September 27.

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30 Aug

Workshop on Diversity and Inclusion “A Powerful Experience” for Participants

Booksellers can still register for the September 14 workshop on “Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion,” which ABA President Robert Sindelar called “a powerful experience…that continues to inform my thoughts and actions.”

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24 Aug

ABC Best Books Catalog Orders Due September 8

The order deadline for the 2017 ABC Best Books for Young Readers catalog is September 8. The full-color, 20-page consumer circular will feature more than 200 frontlist and backlist titles for children and teens.

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