Education

    Webinar to Present Step-by-Step Instructions for Creating Best Press Kit for Your Store

    On May 11, ABA will host a webinar on creating a press kit that will prepare booksellers for their next conversation with publishers. The webinar will be presented by marketing consultant Maribeth Pelly.

    Ci5: Rachel Ignotofsky on Illustration as a Tool for Education

    The contributions of women to the fields of science, technology, math, and engineering are often overlooked, but Rachel Ignotofsky is spreading their stories through entertaining, accessible illustrations.

    Ci5 Education Handouts, Backlist Book Swap Title List Now on BookWeb

    ABA members can now access handouts from education sessions held at this month’s ABC Children’s Institute, as well as a complete list of the 169 children’s titles shared at the Backlist Book Swap.

    Register Now for Exclusive ABA Programming at BookExpo

    Programming for American Booksellers Association members attending BookExpo 2017 includes the Celebration of Bookselling lunch, an opportunity to Meet the Editor, and Publicists Speed Dating.

    Ci5: Marley Dias on Her #1000BlackGirlBooks Campaign

    Twelve-year-old Marley Dias, founder of #1000BlackGirlBooks, a campaign to collect and distribute books featuring diverse characters to children, was a featured speaker at the 2017 Children’s Institute.

    Registration Opens for Celebration of Bookselling, Meet the Editor, Publicists Speed Dating at BookExpo

    Booksellers can now register for the American Booksellers Association’s programming exclusively for members who will be attending BookExpo 2017 next month in New York City.

    Booksellers Celebrate Inclusivity, Diversity at Fifth Children’s Institute

    The energy among booksellers, publishers, and authors at the Children’s Institute reflected enthusiasm for greater diversity in books and bookselling and a commitment to making the industry more inclusive.

    ABA Forums Head to West Coast

    Between March 31 and April 4, ABA will be hosting Spring Forums in North Hollywood and San Francisco, California, and Portland, Oregon. ABA members and non-members are invited to attend the forums.

    Sign Up Now: Ci5 Advanced Education Session, IndieCommerce One-on-Ones

    With Children’s Institute just two weeks away, booksellers should sign up now if they plan to take part in the Advanced Education Session or meet with an IndieCommerce representative.

    Wi12 Education: ABC Presents — Starting a Children’s Book Festival

    Here are tips for planning kids’ book festivals, including teaming with area organizations, developing programming, and handling ticketing and on-site sales, as shared by bookseller panelists at Wi12.

    When It Comes to Kids’ Books, What Is Old Is New Again

    Here, BookScan analysts Kristen McLean and Allison Risbridger of NPD Book share a preview of findings on the children’s book market, which will be presented in full next month at Children’s Institute.

    March 24 Deadline to Register for Children’s Institute Advanced Education Session

    Children’s Institute registrants interested in attending the advanced education session “Idea Exchange for Owners and Managers” should register now.

    ABA Spring Forum in NEIBA Region on March 24

    Booksellers in the New England Independent Booksellers Association region — ABA members and non-members alike — are invited to attend a Spring Forum program in Cambridge, Massachusetts, on March 24.

    Wi12 Education: ABFE Presents — Hot-Button Issues in Kids’ Books

    At Winter Institute, a panel of booksellers and representatives from We Need Diverse Books discussed how to build a collection of diverse titles and how to respond to resistance from readers.

    Booksellers to Discuss Industry Issues at March 22 Forum in Denver

    All booksellers, ABA members and nonmembers alike, are invited to join ABA CEO Oren Teicher and Senior Program Officer Joy Dallanegra-Sanger at a Spring Forum in Denver, Colorado, on March 22.

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