Education & Best Practices

    Booksellers to Discuss Streamlining, Organizing Store Operations at Wi13 Idea Exchange

    Participating booksellers will share and compare checklists on a number of store tasks, including shop procedures, school author visits, in-store and offsite events, consignment policies, and more.

    IndieCommunication: E-Commerce Education at Wi13, Marketing Tips, and More

    The upcoming IndieCommunication will feature details about recent sales on IndieCommerce sites, e-commerce education opportunities at Winter Institute, holiday marketing tips, and a tip of the week.

    Winter Institute Registrants: Sign Up Now for Exclusive Events

    Booksellers are invited to participate in a number of special events taking place during Winter Institute, including advanced education sessions, a finance workshop, a used bookstore forum, and more.

    Listen Now: Children’s Institute Podcasts Added to ABA’s Learning on Demand Page

    Podcasts recorded at the fifth ABC Children’s Institute feature Jason Reynolds’ keynote presentation, a featured talk with Marley Dias and Suzanna Hermans, and a session on how to grow backlist sales.

    Winter Institute Scholarship Applications Due October 29

    Sunday is the deadline for booksellers at ABA member stores that did not have a Winter Institute scholarship winner in 2016 or 2017 to apply for a scholarship to the 2018 Winter Institute.

    Booksellers Invited to ABA Programming at Heartland, MPIBA Shows

    Between October 11 and 14, ABA staff will be at the Heartland Fall Forum, a combined show of the Great Lakes and Midwest regional associations, and the Mountains & Plains Fall Discovery Show.

    October 11 Workshop to Address “Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion”

    Just prior to the MPIBA trade show in Denver, the American Booksellers Association will present an all-day workshop on how implicit racial stereotypes can create barriers to genuine relationships.

    ABA to Offer “Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion” Workshop Ahead of MPIBA

    On October 11, just prior to the MPIBA trade show, the American Booksellers Association will present an all-day workshop on how implicit racial stereotypes can create barriers to genuine relationships.

    Booksellers Praise “Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion” Workshop

    Booksellers still have time to register for the October 11 presentation of ABA’s fall workshop, which bookseller participants have called “valuable, informative, and powerful.”

    Winter Institute Registration Now Full: Waitlist Forming

    Registration for ABA’s 13th annual Winter Institute opened on Wednesday afternoon, September 13, to all ABA bookstore and provisional members. The institute reached full capacity on Thursday morning, September 14.

    ABA Staff Previews Diversity Workshop to Premiere at Fall Shows

    Ilsa Govan of Cultures Connecting recently visited the ABA offices to lead staff in a day-long workshop focused on the important issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion, which will be addressed in ABA’s two upcoming fall workshops for booksellers, also presented by Cultures Connecting.

    Wi13 Scholarship Applications Being Accepted

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    The American Booksellers Association is currently accepting applications from booksellers for publisher-sponsored scholarships to the 2018 Winter Institute.

    Registration Continues for “Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion” Workshops

    Registration is underway for ABA’s fall workshop on addressing stereotypes and creating a welcoming environment, which will take place just ahead of the SIBA and MPIBA trade shows.

    New “ABA Learning on Demand” Page Features Webinars and Training Videos

    ABA’s new “ABA Learning on Demand” page on features videos of members-only webinars on topics including basic sales techniques, creating a press kit, and IndieCommerce and IndieLite.

    Winter Institute 13: Scholarship Application Form Now Open

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    Booksellers can apply for a chance to win a scholarship to the 2018 Winter Institute by submitting a form on BookWeb or a business card at the ABA booth during the fall regional trade shows.


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