Winter Institute

    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.

    Bookseller-to-Bookseller Facebook Group Launches Ahead of Winter Institute

    Winter Institute bookseller registrants can now join a Facebook group dedicated to online bookseller-to-bookseller networking in advance of the event’s Friday, January 27, kickoff in Minneapolis.

    Wi12 Consultation Station to Feature 29 Business Service Providers

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

    Body Positive Yogi and Author Jessamyn Stanley to Lead Class at Winter Institute

    Winter Institute attendees will have the chance to start their day with a yoga class taught by Jessamyn Stanley, author of Every Body Yoga: Let Go of Fear. Get on the Mat. Love Your Body.

    Two Minneapolis Cultural Institutions Offer Unique Experiences for Wi12 Attendees

    The Kerlan Collection, a leading repository of the work of children’s book creators, is inviting Winter Institute attendees to an open house; the historic Mill City Museum is offering attendees a special discount.

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