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2019 Fall Conference

Welcome!

 

Industry Update:
BAKER & TAYLOR INFORMATION AND TIMELINES
On Wednesday, May 1, 2019, Baker & Taylor announced that it would no longer distribute books to their retail accounts. Below is the timeline of closures. If you are a Baker & Taylor customer, please take note of these dates.
  • Current promotions will end on May 31.
  • Paperback Essentials will end with the May 14 shipment.
  • B&T will support the Indie Next program through May 31 (June Indie Next titles).
  • B&T will ship author event orders through June 1.
  • My Books & More websites will continue to operate until June 30.
  • The ABA has announced a special deal for IndieLite websites as a replacement for My Books & More. Click here to contact the Indiecommerce Team for more information
  • B&T will ship NYP titles through June, all open orders for pub dates after July 1 will be cancelled. If you would like a report of what is on order with a pub date after July 1, reach out to your rep.
  • The last day for shipping all other orders is July 15. Any orders received after noon on July 15 will be cancelled. This includes Home Delivery orders.
  • The last day B&T will accept overstock returns at the return center is July 30.
  • 2019 Co-op reports can be requested. All requests need to be made by July 1 and reports will be sent to you by the end of August.

 

NAIBA Position Statement

NAIBA expects every publisher to respect the relationships between the local bookseller and members of their community. NAIBA opposes any publisher’s decision to offer books directly to consumers below the prices it charges its bookseller cutomers.

NAIBA expects every publisher to respect the relationships between the local bookseller and members of their community. When a publisher offers direct special sales at deep below-cost discount, it damages the publisher’s historic partnership with local booksellers. NAIBA expects every publisher to develop policies that emphasize directing special sales to local independents.

 
 

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Welcome to NAIBA! We're a regional trade association of locally-owned, independent booksellers, and the authors and publishers who enjoy working with them and promoting their books through the independent bookstore. We provide the community, education, awareness, and tools for independent bookstores to succeed. Our region covers New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Washington DC, northern Virginia and West Virginia.

To achieve these goals, NAIBA hosts an annual conference in the Fall to educate and enlighten booksellers and publishers; creates opportunities throughout the year for booksellers to visit with each other and exchange ideas and have problems solved; communicates weekly with our members on industry events, issues, and creative ideas.

"Our dues check is one I never mind writing. Thanks for all you do to help us build our business."

Marlene England, Curious Iguana 

Fall Conference

This annual Fall gathering is 2 1/2 days of bookseller education, networking, author events, and awards ceremonies. The publisher display tables are a highlight with their fall and winter picks of the lists. Reps are there to help you sell books using winning marketing tips, author appearances, and promotional products. The Conference is FREE to NAIBA bookstore members. Publishers sponsor event ticket packets for frontline booksellers, so register early to qualify.   Tuesday - Thursday, Oct. 15 - 17, 2019 at the Crowne Plaza, Cherry Hill, NJ.  

 

Holiday Catalog

NAIBA has a 12-page, full color catalog that NAIBA members can order FREE of charge. Exceptional regional and national titles are showcased with appealing descriptions and full color jacket covers. Have them available for your customers in your store, place in other retail outlets, mail to customers, insert in newspapers, etc. An online e-commerce version is available as well. These catalogs are guaranteed to generate new sales.  ORDER NOW

 

Publisher Advocate

Sales are lost if you don’t know early on what titles are receiving publishers’ support, and it can be overwhelming reviewing catalogs without a reps’ input. NAIBA has a solution. Publisher Advocates are sales reps who have volunteered to provide marked-up Edelweiss catalogs to accounts who don’t work with a rep.

Sign up now to be part of a program that demonstrates our industry’s efforts to ensure the success of everyone.  

 

Publisher Promotions

NAIBA compiles all the publishers specials in one spreadsheet and emails the excel file to book buyers on Monday morning. Don’t lose track of promotions - sign up to be on this email distribution list.

 

Book Buddies & NAIBAhood Network

A group of seasoned booksellers have volunteered their time to share their expertise in various store operations. They can offer advice and assistance to NAIBA members whenever you need it.  These “Book Buddies” can work with you on the phone and are amenable to an in-store visit.

 

Publicity Speed Dating & Press Kits Online

Every year, mid-winter, NAIBA hosts a full day of publicity speed-dating, allowing up to 30 bookstores the chance to have 20 quick meetings with publicists to plan out future events. To support the success of our Publicity Speed Dating, NAIBA is the clearinghouse for our members’ publicity kits, which are posted online. NAIBA promotes this service to publishers constantly, so be sure to have your store’s information posted.  Email us your publicity kit; if you need assistance with content, NAIBA’s website (www.naiba.com) has a list of important information required by publicity departments.

 

Advocacy

NAIBA works closely with ABA on the e-fairness legislative issue, keeping you informed on your state’s legislative agenda and providing the materials and templates to send to your elected officials. NAIBA also is your voice with publishers on business practices.