BTW Articles

13 Jan

Registration Underway for Virtual Winter Institute

The three-day event will consist of keynote presentations, rep picks sessions, educational programming, social events with fellow booksellers and authors, poetry interludes, IndieCommerce one-on-ones, a fundraiser for the Book Industry Charitable Foundation, and more. 

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11 Jan
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January 14 Technology Meetup to Feature Open Conversation

Booksellers are invited to partake in an open conversation about the results of the feedback survey, the technologies that improve their business operations on a daily basis, and what they might look into during 2021.

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06 Jan
Winter Institute Logo: Virtual World, Real Booksellers, February 18-20, 2021

Winter Institute Registration Opens January 7

The American Booksellers Association’s 2021 Winter Institute will be held virtually from Thursday, February 18, through Saturday, February 20.

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04 Jan
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Nominate Yourself or a Colleague for the Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee

Nominees will be contacted on a rolling basis to inquire about their interest, answer questions, and request additional information if needed.

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05 Jan

Special BIPOC Coffee Break/Forum Coming Up on January 14

This gathering combines the monthly BIPOC Coffee Break with the quarterly BIPOC forum so that booksellers can share ideas for future Coffee Breaks; needs for ABA services, programming, and support in general; and questions.

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04 Jan

ABA Coffee Breaks to Be Held Throughout January

ABA will continue hosting virtual Coffee Break events for member booksellers who would like to connect and talk with their colleagues from across the country.

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05 Jan
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Join January Marketing and Technology Meetups

A Marketing Meetup will be held on Thursday, January 7, and a Technology Meetup will be held on Thursday, January 14. 

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16 May

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.

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05 Jul

Feedback Welcomed on ABA’s Code of Conduct

The new code of conduct, which went into effect at last month’s Children’s Institute, is a work in progress, and ABA members are encouraged to share their thoughts on it.

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21 Dec

ABA Coffee Breaks to Return January 5

In 2021, the American Booksellers Association will continue hosting virtual Coffee Break events for member booksellers who would like to connect and talk with their colleagues from across the country.

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