Bookseller attendees will be able to meet with representatives of ABA's affiliated business solution partners, POS vendors, and others at the Consultation Station, located in the Skyline Room. Hours are Tuesday, February 10, 10 am to 4 pm, and Wednesday, February 11, 10 am to 1 pm.
Please note that if you granted permission for Consultation Station participating companies to contact you directly when you registered for Winter Institute 10, they may reach out to you via email before the event. Booksellers may contact any of these vendors before the Institute to set up appointments. Check back often for additions and updates.
Consultation Station Vendors:
Above the Treeline
Above the Treeline offers two web-based tools - Edelweiss online catalog system and Treeline Analytics - that help booksellers efficiently manage their inventory and assortment.
Addico Solutions - Basil Bookseller Software
Basil is the only complete, web-based inventory control system that supports new, used and online book sales. And now with mobile capability, we provide even more options for your business.
American Booksellers for Free Expression
ABFE is the bookseller's voice in the fight against censorship. We advise booksellers about free speech issues, problems with author events, protecting customer privacy, celebrating Banned Books Week and more. Meet with us in the atrium landing across from the Grand Ballroom.
POS/Inventory control system for Booksellers. Anthology is locally installed at your store for the most responsive solution with multiple configurations to address different business requirements. Optional configurations provide for remote access. Providing powerful tools for managing sales, special orders, importing title information, purchasing, electronic ordering, receiving, offsite sale, used books, encrypted credit card processing, gift card management, customer relationship marketing, multi-store and much more.
Meet with ABA Member Relationship Managers, Catherine Cusick (GLIBA, MIBA, NAIBA, NEIBA regions) and Nathan Halter (MPIBA, NCIBA, PNBA, SCIBA, SIBA regions) to review benefits and more. Meet with us in the atrium landing across from the Grand Ballroom.
Merchant Credit Card Processing.
Biblio is the largest independently owned marketplace for used, rare and collectible books. We have been helping independent booksellers to connect with their customers since 2003.
Book Industry Charitable Foundation
The Binc Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that coordinates charitable programs that support booksellers. The Foundation was imagined and built by booksellers and proudly continues to be their safety net. It is our vision to be a caring community of book people.
Booklog is a comprehensive POS/IM solution installed in over 1,800 stores worldwide. Using cutting edge technology, it provides a user-friendly environment in managing all aspects of a successful retail environment.
Handseller™ is an IOS/Android app/website that engages customers by delivering book recommendations, enabling easy list building and sharing and allowing online holds for in-store pickup or purchases via shopping cart.
IBID is a POS/Inventory control software system designed for and used by Independent Booksellers. It is a MS Windows based system that operates with MS Internet Explorer.
Independent Bookstore Day
Representatives from Independent Bookstore Day (IBD) will be available to answer any and all questions you have about the first IBD on May 2, 2015. We can advise you on marketing and publicity, events and promotions. Special for Winter Institute attendees: stores can change and or place IBD orders through Wednesday at noon.
IndieCommerce staff will be available to meet for individualized one-on-one consultations.
Ingram Content Group
Ingram Contact Group Inc., is the world's largest and most trusted distributor of books, music and media content. Thousands of publishers, retailers and libraries worldwide use Ingram's fully integrated physical and digital distribution, logistics, and manufacturing solutions to access global consumer demand, and realize the full business potential of book content.
When it comes to your business and the unique loss exposures, nobody understands your needs better than the League of Independent Book Retailer Insurance Services (LIBRIS). LIBRIS offers tailored affordable insurance coverage for independent booksellers.
Drawn from a cross-section of the best in literary publishing, Literary Hub will be the go-to daily site for American literary culture, featuring essays, excerpts, interviews, bookstore profiles, and more.
National CrowdFunding Association
The National CrowdFunding Association (NLCFA.org) is America's oldest industry association dedicated to supporting, educating and protecting the American crowdfunding market. Our membership consists of funding portals, investors and entrepreneurs.
More than 300 publishers worldwide use NetGalley to interact with more than 200,000 professional readers. Booksellers, reviewers, bloggers, media, librarians and educators can register for free, request digital galleys from the catalog, be invited to view a title by publisher and provide feedback. NetGalley members can view secure digital galleys on all major reading devices and tablets.
Open Road Media
Open Road Integrated Media is a digital publisher and multimedia content company. Open Road creates connections between authors and their audiences by marketing its ebooks through a new proprietary online platform, which uses premium video content and social media.
The ABA Shipping Program, managed by PartnerShip®, provides members with discounts on small package and freight shipments with FedEx, UPS Freight, YRC Freight, and others. Visit PartnerShip.com/07ABA to enroll today. Find us in the galley room or the shipping rooms.
Paz & Associates
New and existing booksellers have turned to The Bookstore Training Group of Paz & Associates for training and advice with opening, operating, and selling their bookstores.
Reading Group Choices
Reading Group Choices recommends books for reading groups through their annual print guide (distributed to libraries, book stores and readers), monthly e-newsletter, website, social media and bookstore and festival events.
Shelf Awareness offers booksellers a free e-newsletter for your customers, including your logo, 'buy' buttons for every review linked to your e-commerce site, events listings, customizable edit orials and ad space.
Provides search engine marketing, social media marketing, business strategy and access to capitol advisory services to businesses.
We Need Diverse Books (WNDB™)
WNDB™ is a grassroots organization created to address the lack of diverse, non-majority narratives in literature by increasing the visibility of diverse books and authors.
Women's National Book Association / National Reading Group Month
WNBA promotes the value of books, shared reading with National Reading Group Month (October) and annual Great Group Reads recommended books, including marketing, display, book club and events opportunities for bookstores.