An Update About the Winter Institute 13 Hotel

    Booksellers are asked to make all Winter Institute hotel reservations and waitlist requests through ConferenceDirect; ABA cannot guarantee that other booking companies that may contact booksellers are legitimate.

    Wi13 Advanced Education to Focus on Succession Planning, Capitalizing on Strengths

    Booksellers can sign up now for the Wi13 Advanced Education Sessions for store owners and managers, which are designed for in-depth exploration among peers about management and operational concerns.

    Sign Up Now for Winter Institute Bus Tours

    Among the Winter Institute programming taking place on January 22, the Yoknapatawpha County/Square Books bus tour has just a few seats left, and the Mississippi Delta/Turnrow Books tour is sold out.

    IndieCommunication: Regional Show One-on-Ones and the IndieCommerce Institute

    The upcoming IndieCommunication newsletter includes details about signing up for one-on-ones at the fall regional trade shows as well as information about the IndieCommerce Institute at Wi13.

    Winter Institute Registration, Hotel Waitlists Forming

    Registration for ABA’s 13th annual Winter Institute reached capacity on September 14. Booksellers can now add their names to the event registration and hotel waitlists.

    Winter Institute Registration Now Full: Waitlist Forming

    Registration for ABA’s 13th annual Winter Institute opened on Wednesday afternoon, September 13, to all ABA bookstore and provisional members. The institute reached full capacity on Thursday morning, September 14.

    Mark Your Calendars! Winter Institute Registration Opens September 13

    Here’s a peek at the list of speakers who will be appearing at the 13th annual Winter Institute, which will be held January 22–25, 2018, in Memphis, Tennessee.

    50+ Songs to Get You Psyched for Winter Institute

    With Winter Institute registration opening on September 13, here’s a Memphis-inspired playlist to get booksellers enthused about the January 22–25 event.

    Wi13 Scholarship Applications Being Accepted

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    The American Booksellers Association is currently accepting applications from booksellers for publisher-sponsored scholarships to the 2018 Winter Institute.

    Winter Institute 13: Scholarship Application Form Now Open

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    Booksellers can apply for a chance to win a scholarship to the 2018 Winter Institute by submitting a form on BookWeb or a business card at the ABA booth during the fall regional trade shows.

    Start Planning for Winter Institute 13 in Memphis

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    Booksellers who are thinking about their travel plans for the January 22–25 Winter Institute in Memphis should be planning ahead if they want to attend any of a number of events happening on January 22.

    Minneapolis-area Charities Send Thanks for Books Donated at Wi12

    Booksellers who donated to the book drive during Winter Institute 12 to benefit Minneapolis-area charities will be happy to know that their generosity was greatly appreciated by the books’ recipients.

    Wi12 Education: Take Your Show on the Road — Managing Large-Scale Events

    The Winter Institute education session “Take Your Show on the Road: Managing Large-Scale Events” offered booksellers a range of strategies for managing large off-site events.

    Wi12 Education: Converting Social Media to Sales

    Here’s a look at some of the successful social media strategies used by booksellers to drive traffic to store websites, grow e-mail lists, and increase sales, as shared at Wi12. 

    Wi12 Education: ABC Presents — Starting a Children’s Book Festival

    Here are tips for planning kids’ book festivals, including teaming with area organizations, developing programming, and handling ticketing and on-site sales, as shared by bookseller panelists at Wi12.


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