Winter Institute

    Wi12: Registration Now Full, Waitlist Forming

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    Winter Institute 12 registration reached capacity on Thursday morning, September 29; booksellers who are interested in attending can now add their names to a waitlist.

    Registration Underway for New/Prospective Booksellers Workshop at Winter Institute 12

    A full-day workshop offering a crash course on the essentials of opening a bookstore or buying an existing store will be held on Friday, January 27, 2017, just prior to Winter Institute 2017.

    Winter Institute Registration More Than 90 Percent Full

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    With the 2017 Winter Institute now almost booked to capacity, booksellers who are interested in attending are encouraged to register as soon as possible and then contact ABA Meetings and Planning Officer Jill Perlstein regarding hotel accommodations.

    2017 Winter Institute Selling Out Very Quickly

    Registration for ABA’s 12th annual Winter Institute is now very close to capacity; booksellers who have not yet registered are encouraged to do so now even if they are unable to secure a room at the host hotel. ABA is working aggressively to secure additional hotel rooms.

    2017 Winter Institute Registration Open & Filling Fast

    Registration for ABA’s 12th annual Winter Institute opened on Tuesday afternoon, September 13, and is filling fast. Booksellers who are interested in attending are encouraged to register and make hotel reservations as soon as possible.

    Winter Institute Registration to Open September 13

    Registration for ABA’s 12th annual Winter Institute is set to open next Tuesday, September 13. Registration and hotel reservations are expected to sell out quickly, so booksellers are strongly encouraged to register and book a room as soon as possible.

    Wi12 Scholarship Applications Being Accepted

    The American Booksellers Association is currently accepting applications from booksellers for publisher-sponsored scholarships to the 2017 Winter Institute.

    Winter Institute 12: Scholarship Application Form Now Open

    Booksellers interested in applying for a chance to win a publisher-sponsored scholarship to the 2017 Winter Institute can do so now via a form on

    Wi12: Booksellers’ Expertise Sought on Session Topics

    As development continues on Winter Institute 12’s educational programming, booksellers who have expertise related to specific session topics are asked to contact ABA.

    Winter Institute 12: Save the Dates

    Booksellers who are thinking about their travel plans to Winter Institute 12 should be aware that before the event officially kicks off with an opening reception on Friday evening, January 27, there will be much happening earlier in the day.

    Domnitz Scholarship to Winter Institute 12 Open to ABACUS Reporting Stores

    ABA will award the Avin Mark Domnitz Scholarship to attend the upcoming Winter Institute to the owner or an employee of a bookstore that submits its 2015 financial data to the ABACUS-15 Survey before the July 1 deadline.

    Suggestions Sought for 2017 Winter Institute Speakers

    ABA encourages member booksellers and publishers to offer suggestions about authors and other professionals who would make enlightening and inspiring Winter Institute speakers.

    Experienced With Customer Loyalty Apps, Platforms? ABA Wants to Know

    To help formulate programming for Winter Institute 12, ABA would like to hear from booksellers who have experimented with customer loyalty apps or other online customer loyalty platforms.

    Indies Introduce Author Interviews Now on YouTube

    Five- to 10-minute interviews of Winter/Spring 2016 Indies Introduce authors, conducted by booksellers at Winter Institute 11, are now on ABA’s YouTube channel.

    Martin Lindstrom Consultation Inspires Changes at Avid Bookshop

    Following a Skype consultation with author and brand-building expert Martin Lindstrom, the staff at Avid Bookshop made changes in the interior and exterior of the store that have resulted in a boost in sales and many compliments from customers. 


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