UPDATE ON CHURCH PUBLISHING

Dear EBA Members:                                                                                                                                                                          We had a wonderful time getting reacquainted with the EBA at the annual meeting and vendor fair last week!  And we’re fast approaching our “go live” date for direct orders from you!    As part of our launch activities, we’re offering all member stores our “EBA show special” terms of 50% discount and free shipping on all orders throughout the entire month of August! Please continue to forward any remaining orders for CPI products to Abingdon Press until July 29, 2016. (Abingdon orders will be sold at their usual terms, so don’t jump the gun on the 50% and FF!) Following that date, however, we “go live” with a new direct ordering process, as follows:
Email:     churchpublishingorders@pbd.com                                                                                                                        Call:       800-242-1918 (Monday – Thursday, 8:00-6:00 Eastern; Friday, 8:30-6:00 Eastern)            Fax:        770-809-5206                                                                                                                                                            Mail:      Church Publishing Incorporated                                                                                                                                  P O Box 931294                                                                                                                                                                        Atlanta, GA 31193-1294 

For the next month or two, always identify yourself as an EBA member store to receive special terms as a member of a preferred buying group. We will not extend the same deeper discount to Episcopal Bookstores who are not dues-paying EBA members. Also, please be prepared to fax or email a reseller certificate and/or tax exempt certificate with your first order from us. 

Our Fall 2016 New Books Catalog should arrive this week, if it hasn’t arrived already. Here’s a link to it:  https://www.churchpublishing.org/siteassets/pdf/2016-fall-catalog/fall_2016_trade_catalog.pdf

 While I can’t visit every store, I can offer each one of you a personal presentation of the Fall list by phone and at your convenience.  Just drop me an email and we’ll set it up.   Remember that from August 1, 2016 until October 31, 2016, returns of CPI products purchased through Abingdon Press will be accepted by Abingdon Press. Beginning November 1, 2016, returns must be sent to our new distribution center. Details will be posted on our website.  

Please feel free to call me anytime with product questions or comments and thank you for your cooperation and patience during this transition.  We look forward to continue working with you in the future.  

Bill Falvey,                                                                                                                                                                                              sales rep and consultant                                                                                                                                                                Church Publishing Incorporated                                                                                                                                                 502-919-3762

wdfalvey@yahoo.com

 

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The 2016 Annual Meeting of the Episcopal Booksellers Association is on Friday, July 15, 2016 at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis in Atlanta, Georgia. The reception will begin at 7:30 PM followed by the dinner/meeting at 8:00 PM. The Annual Meeting is a wonderful networking opportunity. Many of our Supporting Vendors also attend, so you will have an opportunity to hear about new products, upcoming specials, EBA promotions, as well ask questions.

The Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market will be taking place on July 12-19, 2016.  The Atlanta Marriott Marquis is within walking distance of the AmericasMart/Peachtree Center where both of these events take place.  If this is your first time attending market, please let us know. One of our more experienced store representatives will be happy to show you the ropes.

EBA's will have a Vendor/Hospitality Room set up at AmericasMart on Saturday, July 16, 2016 from 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM. We invite stores and vendors to come for networking, preview of upcoming releases, and light refreshments.  

Our group has a special rate at the Marriott Marquis as well as a group of blocked rooms. To make your reservations, please use the links below.  We look forward to seeing you there.