10 Apr

Small Business Majority Acquires, Expands Educational Online Lending Platform

The Small Business Majority has introduced expanded resources to, an educational online lending platform that the organization took over in February. 

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06 Dec

Book Buyer’s Handbook Features Special Publisher Offers and More

ABA’s Book Buyer’s Handbook is a valuable resource where booksellers can find information about publishers’ special offers, contact information, ordering and returns policies, co-op advertising, and more.

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28 Nov
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Join the ABC Children’s Group to Start Receiving “Flashlight” Newsletter

Upcoming issues of Flashlight, a monthly e-newsletter full of exciting, exclusive content for ABC Group members, will feature publisher promotions, guest posts, social media shout-outs, and more.

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15 Nov

ABA’s Backlist Buying Calculator Makes It Easy to Tally Up Savings

ABA recently created the new Backlist Buying Calculator, a self-calculating Excel spreadsheet that allows booksellers to easily figure out their savings when utilizing publishers’ backlist offers.

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15 Aug

New “ABA Learning on Demand” Page Features Webinars and Training Videos

ABA’s new “ABA Learning on Demand” page on features videos of members-only webinars on topics including basic sales techniques, creating a press kit, and IndieCommerce and IndieLite.

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25 Jul

Survey Seeks IndieCommerce and IndieLite Users’ Input on Webinar Topics

The IndieCommerce team is issuing a short survey that asks IndieCommerce and IndieLite users to suggest topics for a new series of webinars.

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20 Jul

ABC Children’s Group Launches "Flashlight" Newsletter

One of the many benefits of membership in the ABC Children’s Group at ABA is the new Flashlight e-newsletter, which features inspirational ideas, guest posts, special publisher offers, and more.

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20 Jul

An Overview of Two Health Insurance Options for Small Employers

In response to requests from member booksellers, the American Booksellers Association has identified two possible health insurance options for small employers.

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20 Jul

Free BTW Classifieds Available to ABA Member Stores

All ABA bookstore members in good standing are entitled to four free two-week Classified Ad insertions in Bookselling This Week each year.

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21 Jun

BTW News Briefs

ILSR responds to Amazon’s Whole Foods acquisition; Tubby & Coo’s, White Birch Books win Sourcebooks challenge; WNDB launches OurStory app; NEA awards $84 million in grants; Chicago Review Press acquires Bright Ideas for Learning series; Man Booker International Prize, WNBA Awards, CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Medal winners announced

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14 Jun Offers Free Audiobook Listening Copies for ABA Members

Booksellers currently working in an ABA member store are invited to access more than three dozen complimentary audiobooks each month by signing up for’s Audiobook Listening Copy program.

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26 Apr

Indies Prepare Events for Children’s Book Week

Independent bookstores across the country are preparing to host events for Children’s Book Week, the annual celebration of children’s books and literacy sponsored by Every Child a Reader.

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17 Apr

“A Child of Books” Printed Gift Certificates Now Available

A new printed gift certificate design featuring artwork from Candlewick Press’ A Child of Books by Oliver Jeffers and Sam Winston can be ordered now on

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12 Apr

BTW News Briefs

De Gruyter to provide temporary free access to academic articles; First wave of BookCon panels announced; 2017 Guggenheim Fellows announced 

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04 Apr

ABA’s Red and White Boxes Explained

Each month, ABA sends Red and White Box mailings to member booksellers who have opted into the IndieBound movement, but who gets what depends on a bookstore’s level of participation.

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