for Publishers

Supporting Independent Bookstores

Publisher support helps get more books into the hands of the vital independent bookselling market. Four key ways to show support:


Tell ABA About Big Books

Help indies with pre-orders and send big book info to [email protected].

Help the Bottom Line

Offer terms for Indies Introduce and Indies First titles, to help improve store profitability.


Link to Indie Websites

Give readers a choice and link to a local indie or for sales fulfillment; have your authors do the same.

Update Book Buyer's Handbook

Keep terms and policies current to improve efficiencies for everyone.

Opportunities for Publishers

"I have the Book Buyer's Handbook open every day and use it for publisher terms, special offers, reps — you name it. It's an invaluable reference tool, especially to keep track of which publishers are on the move!"
Anne Holman, The King's English, Salt Lake City, UT


Box Mailings/Kids Box Mailing

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Title Submissions

ABC Group catalog submissions and juried Indies Introduce selections


Advance Access

Twice-monthly email offer of galleys, ARCs or finished books 

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ABA Winter and ABC Children's Institutes


Indie Next Lists

Monthly bookseller recommended titles, for adults and for kids

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Classified ads


About ABA

The American Booksellers Association, a national not-for-profit trade organization, works with booksellers and industry partners to ensure the success and profitability of independently owned book retailers, and to assist in expanding the community of the book.

Independent bookstores act as community anchors; they serve a unique role in promoting the open exchange of ideas, enriching the cultural life of communities, and creating economically vibrant neighborhoods.


PRESS INQUIRIES: [email protected]

INDIECOMMERCE: [email protected]

ALL OTHER INQUIRIES: [email protected]



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