13 Feb

Children’s Book Week Taps Ayesha Curry as Centennial Spokesperson, Reveals Official Poster

More than 1,000 indie bookstores, schools, and libraries are participating in the 100th annual celebration, taking place from April 29 to May 5, 2019.

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05 Feb

Wi14 Education: Your Landlord, Your Business Partner

Bookseller panelists discussed best practices for improving landlord relationships, tips for turning a landlord into an advocate for local small businesses, and strategies for lease negotiations.

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20 Nov

Now on BookWeb: Calendar Featuring Title Suggestions With Pre-Order Potential

ABA’s new Pre-Order Calendar on lets booksellers see a curated list of titles that have good pre-order potential and added value for customers who order from their local indie. 

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19 Nov
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For More Page Views, Add the Best Books for Young Readers Catalog to Your Website

The 2018 ABC Best Books digital catalog is mobile-friendly and easily integrated by IndieCommerce staff with no work necessary for bookstores.

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19 Nov

Shelf-talker Featuring Indie Next List Submission Deadlines Serves as Aid for Bookstore Staff

Booksellers in the IndieBound movement are encouraged to post the new shelf-talker in their back room so staff can keep track of blurb submission deadlines for the Indie Next List.

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14 Nov

Third Place Hosts Congresswoman Jayapal and Other Ways to Create Connections With Elected Officials

Third Place Books Managing Partner Robert Sindelar offers a few best practices for booksellers looking to build meaningful and long-lasting relationships with their local and state elected officials.

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07 Nov

Resources Available to Support Booksellers’ Advocacy Efforts

The Local Policy Action Toolkit offers independent business owners and retailers tools to advocate for local policies that support local economies. 

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07 Nov

Two Indies First Press Release Templates Now Available on

For more promotional material, booksellers can go to the AmEx website for Small Business Saturday posters and e-mail templates, or to for Indies First web banners and social media images.

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24 Oct

Now on BookWeb: Short Demo on Navigating the New BookScan

NPD Book President Jonathan Stolper showed booksellers how to use NPD’s new DecisionKey® platform in this 30-minute demonstration.

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10 Oct

“Talk to ABA”: BTW Highlights Interactive Elements of Redesigned ABA Website

ABA’s new, improved website features interactive resources booksellers can use to better communicate with the association and other booksellers, including new ways to submit information about store changes.

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02 Oct
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ABA Launches New, More Interactive Version of

ABA recently redesigned its website to provide bookseller members and its other constituents with a more dynamic, cleanly designed online hub for resources and information.

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19 Sep
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Kickstarter Offers Platform for Indie Bookstores to Partner With Publishers on Pre-Order Campaigns

Crowdfunding platform Kickstarter is encouraging independent bookstores to reach out if they are interested in partnering with publishers and authors to handle fulfillment for pre-order campaigns.

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12 Sep

BookScan Begins Migration to NPD’s DecisionKey Platform

This month, BookScan is migrating to DecisionKey®, NPD’s online suite of data delivery and analysis tools, so booksellers should make sure they have access to the new platform.

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14 Aug

Ingram’s Booklove and Indie Vault Programs Garner Praise From Booksellers

ABA member bookstores are encouraged to sign up for Booklove and Indie Vault, two programs from Ingram Content Group that provide exclusive benefits for indie booksellers.

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09 Aug

Tips From PartnerShip: Choose Your Packaging

PartnerShip, an ABA business service affinity partner, has some tips for bookstores on choosing the correct size for packages.

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