ABC Group Presents: Launching a Book Fair Company

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Tuesday, February 10, 2015 - 10:20am to 11:45am

For owners and managers looking to take their store book fairs to the next level, this session will discuss the logistics of setting up a separate company to produce in-school book fairs. When is the right time to branch out? What are the advantages to having a separate company? This session considers what’s involved, including extra staffing, warehousing additional books, insurance needs, and securing offsite POS systems.

  • Becky Anderson, Anderson’s Bookshops (Naperville, IL)
  • Emily Scheinman, Bananaseed Book Fairs (Belmont, CA)
  • Anne Schmalfeld, Quail Ridge Books & Music (Raleigh, NC)
  • Linda McLoughlin Figel, pages: a bookstore (Manhattan Beach, CA) (Moderator)
     

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