BTW Articles

31 Jan
Thacker Mountain Radio Hour

Special Wi13 Presentation of Thacker Mountain Radio Hour to Air Saturday

Booksellers who missed the rousing finale of Winter Institute 13 with the Thacker Mountain Radio Hour can hear it this Saturday on Mississippi Public Broadcasting.

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22 Jan

Memphis Moments: Scenes From Wi13

The 13th annual Winter Institute was captured in photos by booksellers and ABA staff. Check out the Wi13 hashtag on social media and the selection of images here.

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22 Jan

Booksellers Celebrate Indie Vitality at Energetic, Enthusiastic Winter Institute

The American Booksellers Association’s 13th annual Winter Institute will come to a close this evening after drawing a record number of booksellers, publishers, authors, and international guests to Memphis, Tennessee.

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25 Jan

Wi13 Keynote: Daniel Pink on Why There’s a Best Time for Everything

The bestselling author shared examples from medicine, zoology, and NBA basketball to show booksellers at Winter Institute why they should pay attention to timing when making decisions.

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16 Jan

Booksellers at Online Marketing Roundtable Share Strategies for Boosting Online Sales

Bookstores using ABA’s IndieCommerce platform experienced increased online sales this holiday season, with revenues, transactions, and the percent of visitors who placed an order all on the rise.

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16 Jan

Winter Institute Set to Take Over Memphis

The Memphis Cook Convention Center is the hub of Wi13, with six nearby hotels serving as the home base for booksellers, publishers, authors, and other attendees. 

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16 Jan

Facebook Live Series Featuring Indie Bookstores Extended to 2018

#HarperCollinsLovesIndies will highlight another 50-plus indie bookstores on Facebook Live this year. In addition, staff will be on hand to make Facebook Live videos at next week’s Winter Institute.

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17 Jan

Wi13 Session to Offer Strategies for Fostering a Diverse Workforce

Booksellers will learn what diversity means for today’s workforce as well as discover how embracing inclusiveness can boost profitability.

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16 Jan

Thacker Mountain Radio Hour to Close Wi13 With Rousing Finish

The special Winter Institute performance will feature authors Charles Frazier, Elizabeth Acevedo, and Dar Williams as well as Memphis soul band The Bo-Keys. 

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10 Jan

Memphis Area Bookstores Ready to Welcome Wi13 Attendees

Booksellers heading to Winter Institute should plan to tour some of the great local indie bookstores of Memphis. In the meantime, get familiar with the city through these book recommendations from local booksellers.

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