Important Deadlines Approach: Action Needed

To help ensure booksellers have voted on all ballots, registered for all programs, and reserved tickets for all events they want to attend in the upcoming months, here is a list of eight important deadlines.

“A Tremendously Productive Experience”: ABA Bookseller/Publisher Focus Groups

Winter Institute 8’s Bookseller/Publisher Focus Groups received rave reviews from both booksellers and publishers. Now, ABA is inviting booksellers to sign up by May 3 to meet with publishers to discuss issues of common interest and mutual concern at BookExpo America 2013.

Indies Choice: Vote and Celebrate!

Voting to choose this year’s winners of the Indies Choice  and E.B. White awards is open to the owners and staff at all ABA member bookstores until April 15. The deadline to reserve a spot at the ABA’s Celebration of Bookselling and Authors Awards Lunch is May 10.

A Conversation With Macmillan CEO John Sargent to Open Bookselling Today & ABA Education at BEA

John Sargent, Macmillan CEO, will be the featured speaker at the opening plenary session, kicking off Bookselling Today & ABA Education at BEA on Wednesday, May 29. He will be joined by ABA President Becky Anderson for a discussion about the challenges facing the book industry.

ABA Unveils Educational Program for BEA

Here’s a first look at the schedule of ABA educational programming at BookExpo America 2013. The free program is aimed toward ABA bookstore and provisional members but is open to all BEA attendees.

Donations Sought for Children’s Art Auction at BEA

ABFFE and the ABC Children’s Group at ABA are seeking donations of original art for the 2013 Children’s Book Art Silent Auction and Reception at BEA.  This year’s event will be on Wednesday evening, May 29, and will be hosted by bestselling authors Jack Gantos and Lauren Myracle.

Special Events on Tap for Children’s Booksellers at BEA

The ABC Children’s Group at ABA is once again partnering with the Children’s Book Council to host several events at BookExpo America that are open exclusively to ABC Group member booksellers. Designed to promote networking and education, the events all have a special focus on children’s books and bookselling.

Reservations Open for 2013 Celebration of Bookselling Luncheon

ABA’s 2013 Celebration of Bookselling and Author Awards Luncheon will be held on Thursday, May 30, from 12:15 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. at the Javits Convention Center during BEA. Reservations are free and limited to two booksellers from each ABA member company.

Last Chance for Special Rate at Hotel ABA

Monday, April 1, is the deadline for ABA member booksellers to secure the special room rate for reservations at Hotel ABA — the Grand Hyatt New York — at BookExpo America 2013.

Signup Begins for Bookseller/Publisher Focus Groups at BEA

Following the success of the Bookseller/Publisher Focus Groups held at Winter Institute 8, ABA is arranging similar meetings at BookExpo America. Booksellers who are interested in meeting with publishers to discuss issues of common interest and mutual concern must sign up by May 3.

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