Winter Institute

    Wi13 Town Hall Meeting Offers Opportunity for Open Discussion

    ABA is inviting all booksellers attending the 2018 Winter Institute to take part in an open discussion about industry and association issues at a Town Hall Meeting on Wednesday, January 24.

    Walking in Memphis: Sing Along to ABA’s Winter Institute Playlists

    With Winter Institute just around the corner, booksellers should start getting out their suitcases — and singing along to ABA’s Winter Institute-themed playlists on Spotify.

    Winter Institute at Your Fingertips: Download the Wi13 App

    Attendees can use the app to access the Winter Institute schedule, create customized agendas, message fellow attendees, view keynote speakers and appearing authors, and more.

    IndieCommerce Institute Agenda Includes Revamping E-mail Newsletters to Generate Sales

    One size does not fit all when it comes to effective e-mail newsletter marketing, and ABA’s IndieCommerce team will explain why during a session at the January 22 IndieCommerce Institute in Memphis.

    Connect With Small and University Presses on Winter Institute’s Final Day

    On the last day of the 13th annual Winter Institute in Memphis, booksellers will have a number of opportunities to connect with the event’s small and university press sponsors.

    Wi13 Keynote Speaker Daniel Pink on the Science of Good Timing

    Daniel H. Pink, author of the upcoming book When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing, will be a keynote speaker at this month’s Winter Institute in Memphis.

    “ABACUS 101” Education Session at Wi13 to Feature Techniques for Leveraging Survey’s Data

    This year’s Winter Institute will offer a session on the ABACUS financial survey and its new features, focusing on key trends and results and demonstrating how to generate reports that will lead to greater profitability.

    Wi13 Panel to Discuss Strategies for Reaching Romance Readers

    The “Courting the Romance Reader” education session at Winter Institute will give booksellers tips for marketing the genre and engaging with its devoted readership.

    Wi13 Keynote Amy Webb on Why Booksellers Should Start Thinking Like Futurists

    Quantitative futurist Amy Webb, author of The Signals Are Talking: Why Today’s Fringe Is Tomorrow’s Mainstream, will appear as a morning keynote speaker at ABA’s 2018 Winter Institute.

    IndieCommunication: Calculating Sales Tax, Education at Winter Institute, and More

    The December 21 IndieCommunication newsletter includes a sales tax calculation update, a list of Internet-related education at Wi13, news about Constant Contact’s newsletter signup form, and a tip of the week.

    Registration Underway for Special Events at Winter Institute

    Booksellers are encouraged to register now for a number of special events taking place during Winter Institute, including advanced education sessions, a finance workshop, a used bookstore forum, and more.

    A Q&A With Jesse Mecham on Hacking Your Bookseller Salary

    “Hacking Your Bookseller Salary,” a Bookselling 101 education session to be delivered at Winter Institute by You Need a Budget author Jesse Mecham, will give booksellers tips for managing their money.

    Save Your Energy for Wi13’s Final Event: The Thacker Mountain Radio Hour

    The special Winter Institute performance will feature authors Charles Frazier, Elizabeth Acevedo, and Dar Williams as well as Memphis soul band The Bo-Keys. “It’s going to rock!” said host Jim Dees.

    Sarah Jessica Parker to Appear at Winter Institute in Conversation With Pamela Paul

    The January 23 Winter Institute keynote breakfast will feature New York Times Book Review Editor Pamela Paul and actress and founder of the SJP for Hogarth imprint Sarah Jessica Parker.

    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.


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