Winter Institute

    Roxane Gay to Address Diversity in Bookselling During Wi12 Opening Keynote

    Bestselling author and social commentator Roxane Gay will discuss the need to proactively address diversity in the book industry and beyond during the opening Winter Institute keynote on January 28.

    Wi12 Education Session to Highlight Value of Store Culture

    Maria Reitan and Kevin P. Quinn of STYLED RETAIL will present the advanced education session “Understanding and Fostering Your Store Culture” at this month’s Winter Institute.

    Kim Scott, Author of Radical Candor, to Deliver Wi12 Breakfast Keynote

    Kim Scott, author of Radical Candor: Be a Kickass Boss Without Losing Your Humanity, explains how, in order to be a great boss, you have to have a very personal relationship with the people who work for you.

    Winter Institute Updates: Book Swap, Bookstore Tours, Leadership and Finance Seminars

    With the American Booksellers Association’s 12th annual Winter Institute just three weeks away, here are some important reminders and updates.

    Winter Institute to Feature First-Ever Publisher Consultations

    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.

    Business Service Providers Accepting Appointments for Wi12 Consultation Station

    The Consultation Station at Winter Institute 12 will feature representatives from ABA’s affiliated business solution partners, POS vendors, and others.

    Winter Institute Book Drive to Benefit Three Minneapolis-Based Organizations

    Booksellers attending Winter Institute this January are invited to donate books to any of three Minneapolis-based charities.

    Register Now for IndieCommerce One-on-Ones at Wi12

    IndieCommerce staff is currently making appointments with booksellers who would like to arrange a one-on-one meeting at the 2017 Winter Institute in Minneapolis.

    Winter Institute Workshop to Teach Key Competencies for Effective Leadership

    Here, Amanda Cebula and Thomas Stanley of the Kansas Leadership Center discuss what booksellers can expect to learn during the Leadership Workshop for Owners and Managers at next month’s Winter Institute.

    The Latest IndieCommunication for IndieCommerce Stores

    The November 25 edition of IndieCommunication features information about the IndieCommerce Institute, Winter Institute one-on-ones,, and Google Analytics.

    Wi12 Bookseller Attendee List Now Available

    Booksellers, publishers, and guests who will be attending Winter Institute 12 can access the roster of bookseller registrants on BookWeb.

    New Date and Time for Winter Institute Finance Seminar

    The Bookstore Finance Seminar at Winter Institute 12 will now take place on Monday, January 30, from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

    Wi12: Let ABA Know if Your Plans Have Changed

    Winter Institute 12 registrants whose plans have changed are asked to notify ABA as soon as possible so booksellers on the event registration and hotel reservation waitlists can take their places.

    Winter Institute to Feature More Than 100 Authors

    Winter Institute 2017 will feature more than 100 authors and illustrators over the course of three days of plenary sessions, featured talks, author receptions, and special events.

    Reserve a Seat Now for the Winter Institute Bookstore/Publisher Tours

    Booksellers and international guests at Wi12 should register now to experience the rich literary culture of Minneapolis on one of four bookstore/publisher tours on Friday, January 27.


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