Here’s a plan for getting the most out of Winter Institute 10, from the Sunday Indie Retail Crawl and Opening Reception to the final packed day of education and the Small and University Press Authors Closing Reception.
Debut novels by Porter Square’s Josh Cook (An Exaggerated Murder, Melville House) and Turnrow’s Jamie Kornegay (Soil, S&S) are among the titles on the March 2015 Indie Next List, which previews this week.
Booksellers looking for a better understanding of their current point-of-sale system and those looking for a new one are encouraged to attend the Winter Institute’s “Roundtable Discussion on POS Systems” and to visit with POS vendors participating in the Consultation Station.
Booksellers will have the opportunity to attend a Winter Institute education session offering actionable tips and advice for planning successful participation in Independent Bookstore Day, which will be celebrated this year on Saturday, May 2.
The Children’s Book Council CBC Diversity Initiative has launched the “It’s Possible” blog series, featuring five publishing professionals sharing their memories of working with Walter Dean Myers, the late children’s book author and advocate for literary diversity.
Cecilia Ekbäck is the author of Wolf Winter, a Winter/Spring 2015 Indies Introduce Debut Authors selection. “Ekbäck’s intriguing tale of Sweden’s Lapland in 1717 gives insight into the land and people of the far north and is also hard to let go,” said Barbara Theroux of Fact & Fiction.
Winter Institute 10 registrants who need to cancel or make changes to their reservations at the Grove Park Inn or the Renaissance Asheville Hotel should contact their respective hotels as soon as possible.