As a member of SIBA, we would like to extend to you a special offer to join ABA for $50 for your first year. Founded in 1900, the ABA is a not-for-profit trade organization devoted to meeting the needs of its members through education, business products and services, marketing and advocacy.
Now more than ever, whether a new or used bookstore, it is important for indie bookstores to be part of a larger network. And while the economy is still difficult, and the industry ever-changing, we are confident that indies have a profitable future ahead.
ABA membership includes:
- Education and networking, where you can expand your knowledge of the industry through web-based curriculum guides as well as programs like the annual Winter Institute;
- The Book Buyers Handbook, a fully-searchable database directory of up-to-date information on publisher’s contact information, current promotions and special offers;
- IndieBound D.I.Y, with over 100 design files that can be used for in-store and online marketing, all inspired by local first and independent business advocacy;
- Online Bookseller forums, where you can communicate with other indies all over the country and post questions and comments;
For a full list of ABA membership benefits, please visit this page.
According to SIBA executive director Wanda Jewell, this is an offer that no bookseller should pass up: “The American Booksellers Association offers SIBA members so many programs & opportunities from the robust IndieCommerce website solution and ebook partnership with Kobo to the invaluable ABACUS Survey and a bounty of marketing resources not to mention the extensive advocacy that the ABA offers to the industry as a whole. This is the best deal around. Join today for only $50 and check it out.”
This offer expires on May 15, 2013, so join today using the promo code regional13.
Please feel free to contact me with any questions.
Member Relationship Manager
American Booksellers Association
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