Winter Institute

    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.

    Kansas Leadership Center to Present Workshop, Wi12 Debrief

    Friday’s Leadership Workshop for Owners and Managers and the Wi12 Debrief will be presented by Amanda Cebula and Thomas Stanley of the Kansas Leadership Center.

    Talking E-Commerce at Wi12

    Opportunities abound for IndieCommerce users and non-users alike to talk to members of the IndieCommerce team at this week’s Winter Institute.

    Minneapolis Arts and Business Leaders to Share Insights on Creating a Thriving Literary Community

    Minneapolis’ literary community was given a visible presence when three literary organizations came together in 2000 to launch Open Book, a cultural and artistic center dedicated to the book.

    Wi12 Publisher Consultations to Start One Hour Earlier

    The first-ever Publisher Consultations at a Winter Institute will now start at 1:15 p.m. on Monday, January 30, and end as previously scheduled, at 5:00 p.m.

    #1 Indie Next List Authors, New E-Newsletter Featured at Wi12 Talk

    ABA is inviting booksellers to a featured talk at Winter Institute 12 that will showcase six #1 Indie Next List authors as well as information about the new Indie Next List e-newsletter for store customers.

    ABA Institutes App Puts Wi12 at Your Fingertips

    All Wi12 attendees are encouraged to download the ABA Institutes app, which lets users see the full event program, create their own schedules, contact other users, and receive late-breaking news alerts from ABA.

    Wi12 Town Hall Meeting Offers Opportunity for Open Discussion

    ABA invites all booksellers at the Winter Institute to take part in an open discussion about industry and association issues at a Town Hall Meeting from 10:40 a.m. to 11:40 a.m. on Sunday, January 29.

    Indies Forward Aims to Unite Young Bookselling Professionals

    Young booksellers from across the country are teaming up to launch Indies Forward, a volunteer organization dedicated to cultivating the emerging generation of leaders in bookselling. 

    Advanced Education Session to Teach the Art of “Managing Managers”

    At the Wi12 advanced education session “Managing Managers,” Business Women’s Circle CEO Lani Basa will discuss the key components of an effective owner/manager relationship.

    Wi12 Attendees Encouraged to Bring Books to Swap and to Donate

    ABA is asking all Winter Institute 12 attendees to bring a favorite title that’s at least five years old to share at the Backlist Book Swap Party and to donate a book of any age to benefit one of three Minneapolis-area literacy groups.

    Strategies for Successfully Working With Family Members Focus of Wi12 Session

    During the Wi12 session “Navigating Family Relationships in Business,” Sarah Stern of Family Business Minnesota will address the unique challenges presented by working with family members.

    14 Publishers Ready for Consultations With Booksellers at Winter Institute

    Fourteen mostly small- and mid-size companies will have a representative available for face-to-face conversations with booksellers on Monday afternoon, January 30, at Winter Institute 12.

    Paul Currie, CEO of U.K.’s Foyles Bookshop, to Speak at Winter Institute on Future of Retail

    Paul Currie, CEO of the U.K.’s iconic Foyles Bookshop, will give a featured talk at Winter Institute 12 in Minneapolis entitled “Retail of the Future.”

    App Available to Enhance Winter Institute 12 Experience

    All Wi12 attendees are encouraged to download the ABA Institutes app, which allows users to see the full event program, create personal schedules, contact other participants, and more.


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