Deadlines & Action Items

15 Apr
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Vote Now in the ABA Board Election

On April 1, all main store members received an email with links to the ballot and biographical information on each of the candidates.

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08 Apr

Have You Applied for COVID-19 Federal Assistance? ABA’s Advocacy Team Wants to Hear From You

Let the advocacy team know about your experiences (positive or negative) so ABA can most effectively advocate for booksellers’ needs.

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08 Apr
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ABA Board Election Underway

The deadline for return of the ballots is Thursday, April 30. Election results will be announced in Bookselling This Week. The ballot also includes space for write-in candidates.

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08 Apr

How to Ensure the Quickest Delivery of Coronavirus Stimulus Checks

Those eligible for stimulus checks should ensure that they’ve provided the IRS with their direct deposit information. 

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08 Apr

Let ABA Know Your Store’s Status

Booksellers are asked to fill out a form to indicate whether their store is open or closed and what services the store is still offering.

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08 Apr
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Children’s Institute Refunds on the Way

Booksellers should contact the Westin La Paloma to cancel their hotel reservation, and keep an eye out for a refund of their Children’s Institute registration fee.

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01 Apr
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ABA Board Election Begins Today

All main store members of ABA were sent an email with a link to the ballot for the 2020 Board of Directors elections and biographical information on each of the candidates. Ballots are due April 30.

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23 Mar
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Independent Bookstore Day Moves to August 29

Independent Bookstore Day, the national celebration of independent bookstores, will tentatively take place on August 29, 2020. Here are some important updates.

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11 Mar

Last Call for Binc Higher Education Scholarship Applications

Today is the final day to apply for the scholarship program, which supports booksellers and comic retailers’ dependents, spouses, and partners in pursuing their higher education goals. 

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09 Mar

Join ABA’s March 26 Marketing Meetup

Marketing and Technology Meetups will occur as normal through April; beginning in May, ABA will experiment with a new schedule of one Marketing Meetup and one Technology Meetup per month.

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04 Mar
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An Update on Independent Bookstore Day Merch and Promotions

Independent Bookstore Day, the national celebration of independent bookstores, will take place on April 25, 2020. Here are some important updates.

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04 Mar

Signup Opens for Editors Speed Dating at BookExpo

Attending booksellers will meet with groups of editors from participating publishers to talk about new and upcoming books.

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25 Feb

Join ABA’s February 27 Marketing Meetup on Edelweiss360

ABA will also hold a Technology Meetup on March 3, which will focus on using Ingram’s iPage for book orders, featuring a demonstration from Ingram’s Marsha Wood.

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24 Feb
Find Waldo Local

March 1 Deadline to Register for 2020 Find Waldo Local Campaign

The campaign, which runs the entire month of July, brings together small business communities across the nation in hosting scavenger hunts for the striped and bespectacled picture book character. 

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24 Feb

Binc Higher Education Scholarship Application Process Underway

The 2020 scholarship program supports booksellers and comic retailers’ dependents, spouses, and partners in pursuing their higher education goals. 

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