Wi13 Session to Offer Strategies for Fostering a Diverse Workforce

    Booksellers will learn what diversity means for today’s workforce as well as discover how embracing inclusiveness can boost profitability.

    Wi13 Keynote Speaker Gary Shteyngart on His Forthcoming Novel, “Lake Success”

    Bestselling author Gary Shteyngart, writer of the forthcoming novel Lake Success, will appear as a keynote speaker on the final day of this year’s Winter Institute in Memphis.

    Wi13 Presenter Morten Hansen on How to “Do Less, Then Obsess” at Work

    Morten T. Hansen, author of the upcoming book Great at Work, will lead an advanced education session at Winter Institute to teach participating bookstore owners and managers how they can “work smarter.”

    Typewriter Fun Planned for Winter Institute

    The first day of Winter Institute will feature fun with typewriters, including an appearance by custom poetry group Typewriter Rodeo and a chance to try out the typewriter from Literati Bookstore.

    Thacker Mountain Radio Hour to Close Wi13 With Rousing Finish

    The special Winter Institute performance will feature authors Charles Frazier, Elizabeth Acevedo, and Dar Williams as well as Memphis soul band The Bo-Keys. 

    Winter Institute Set to Take Over Memphis

    The Memphis Cook Convention Center is the hub of Wi13, with six nearby hotels serving as the home base for booksellers, publishers, authors, and other attendees. 

    See Who’s Presenting at Winter Institute

    All panelists appearing at Winter Institute are now listed on BookWeb and in the Winter Institute app.

    ABA Staff Heads to Winter Institute

    The next edition of Bookselling This Week will arrive in your inbox late Thursday afternoon, January 25, with reports and plenty of photos from Winter Institute 13 in Memphis.

    Book an Appointment With Business Service Providers at the Wi13 Consultation Station

    The Consultation Station at Winter Institute 13 features representatives from 34 of ABA’s affiliated business solution partners, POS vendors, and other service providers.

    A Checklist for Winter Institute First-Timers

    With Winter Institute just around the corner, now is the time to review this helpful checklist filled with reminders and tips for how to best navigate the event.

    IndieCommunication: One-on-Ones at Wi13, an Online Marketing Roundtable, and More

    The IndieCommunication newsletter for January 11 includes details about meeting with IndieCommerce staff at Winter Institute, joining an upcoming online marketing roundtable, and a tip of the week.

    Winter Institute Hotel Reservation Confirmations on the Way

    Wi13 registrants who booked a hotel room through ConferenceDirect will receive a reservation confirmation by e-mail from their hotel this week; all modifications should be made through ConferenceDirect.

    Memphis Area Bookstores Ready to Welcome Wi13 Attendees

    Booksellers heading to Winter Institute should plan to tour some of the great local indie bookstores of Memphis. In the meantime, get familiar with the city through these book recommendations from local booksellers.

    Wi13 Panel to Highlight Emergency Preparedness

    Booksellers who weathered natural disasters will offer real-world advice on how to help independent bookstores prepare for and survive a natural disaster or other emergency.

    Wi13 Offers Full Schedule of Parties and Receptions

    Booksellers will have plenty of chances to socialize with colleagues, publishers, and authors in between educational sessions at Winter Institute.


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