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.

    Help Binc Light Up Winter Institute!

    The Book Industry Charitable Foundation (Binc) will host a “Heads or Tails” game at this year’s Winter Institute, where booksellers can donate money to Binc by buying flashing pins for a chance to win a $500 AmEx gift card.

    Attention Booksellers Traveling to Winter Institute: Is Your State REAL ID Compliant?

    Before traveling to Memphis, booksellers should make sure that their state is REAL ID compliant, and if it is not, check whether it has received an extension from Homeland Security.

    Bank Square Books’ “Mini Winnie” Event Brings Winter Institute Home

    Bank Square Books and Savoy Bookshop & Café have created a new store tradition dubbed the “Mini Winnie”: a miniature version of Winter Institute conducted on home turf in the weeks after the event.

    Wi13 Keynote Speaker Junot Díaz on Writing His First Book for Children

    Junot Díaz, whose first picture book for children, Islandborn, comes out in March, will appear as a keynote speaker at the American Booksellers Association’s 2018 Winter Institute in Memphis this month. 

    Register Now for Special Events at Winter Institute

    A number of special events taking place during Winter Institute require registration, including advanced education sessions, a finance workshop, a used bookstore forum, and more.

    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.


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