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Booksellers who donated to the book drive during Winter Institute 12 to benefit Minneapolis-area charities will be happy to know that their generosity was greatly appreciated by the books’ recipients.
The Winter Institute education session “Take Your Show on the Road: Managing Large-Scale Events” offered booksellers a range of strategies for managing large off-site events.
Here’s a look at some of the successful social media strategies used by booksellers to drive traffic to store websites, grow e-mail lists, and increase sales, as shared at Wi12.
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.
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.
The Winter Institute 12 education session “Finance — Securing Capital” explored the different ways booksellers can secure financing for their business needs.
Before returning home from Winter Institute 12, New Zealanders Courtney Smith and Rochelle Handley worked for a week at a California indie.
Denise Chávez, the owner of Casa Camino Real Bookstore in Las Cruces, New Mexico, explains how a Book Industry Charitable Foundation scholarship to Winter Institute 12 changed her life.
At Winter Institute 12, a panel of experienced booksellers and publisher sales staff provided tips for establishing and growing mutually beneficial relationships.
Four booksellers shared best practices for buying and selling used books during a Winter Institute panel on January 28. Here’s a look at some of the session takeaways.
At Wi12, bookseller panelists shared best practices for categorizing and shelving middle grade and young adult graphic novels, as well as how to sell the genre to parents, teachers, and young readers.
ABA members can now access handouts from education sessions held at Winter Institute 12 in Minneapolis, as well as a complete list of the 335 titles shared at the Backlist Book Swap.
Buchreport’s Anja Sieg shares her observations from Winter Institute 12 in this column, which was published in the February 10 edition of the U.K.’s The Bookseller.
A recording of “Google Analytics for E-commerce,” a webinar reprise of the popular Winter Institute 12 session led by Max Thomas, is currently available on BookWeb and YouTube.
Lani Basa of Business Women’s Circle and Cindy Dach of Changing Hands Bookstore address the challenges booksellers can face when entering managerial roles.
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