2009 ABACUS Reports on the Way

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This week, the American Booksellers Association began sending customized reports to member bookstores that participated in the 2009 ABACUS Survey. The individualized reports analyze the store's financial results and include comparisons with other businesses based on multiple criteria (such as sales level, store size, and community type) in addition to year-to-year trending information. All stores that participated in the 2009 study should receive an e-mailed report before the end of next week. Participants should be on the lookout for an e-mail from ABA COO Len Vlahos with the subject line "Your ABACUS 2009 Report"; a second e-mail from Vlahos will follow with a password for opening the report.

Booksellers participating in the 2009 ABACUS Survey who don't receive a report by Friday, February 5, should notify ABA's Joe Dawson. Questions about information provided in store reports should be directed to Vlahos.

ABA member stores that did not participate in the 2009 ABACUS Survey will be able to access a general report on the study's results at a later date for a fee. Details will be announced after next month's Winter Institute.