Best Practices

18 Jan

Advanced Education Session to Teach the Art of “Managing Managers”

At the Wi12 advanced education session “Managing Managers,” Business Women’s Circle CEO Lani Basa will discuss the key components of an effective owner/manager relationship.

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04 Jan

Kim Scott, Author of Radical Candor, to Deliver Wi12 Breakfast Keynote

Kim Scott, author of Radical Candor: Be a Kickass Boss Without Losing Your Humanity, explains how, in order to be a great boss, you have to have a very personal relationship with the people who work for you.

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29 Nov

Treeline Tips & Tricks: New Ways to Filter

Edelweiss/Treeline Education Coordinator Joe Foster shows new ways to filter a catalog or list of titles in Edelweiss+ so you can quickly see those things that are most relevant to your current project.

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22 Nov

Booksellers Embrace Post-Election Role

Bookstores are embracing their roles as sources of information and self-expression and as a community nexus, providing books, safe spaces, and other resources in the post-election landscape.

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17 Nov

A Holiday Preparations Checklist

Here is BTW’s annual holiday preparations checklist, offering reminders to help smooth day-to-day operations at your store during the upcoming season.

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16 Nov

New DOL Overtime Rule Set to Go Into Effect December 1

Though legal challenges could possibly delay implementation of the Department of Labor’s new overtime rule, business owners should be prepared for it to go into effect on December 1.

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04 Nov

Treeline Tips & Tricks: Holiday Preparedness

Edelweiss/Treeline Education Coordinator Joe Foster shows booksellers how to use Treeline Analytics and Edelweiss+ to ensure they’re prepared for the holidays.

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25 Oct

NAIBA Keynote Focuses on Sharing the New Localism Message

How booksellers can become more effective advocates on public policy and make the case for fair business practices was the focus of a keynote presentation at the NAIBA fall conference.

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27 Sep

Treeline Tips & Tricks: Getting Affiliated on Edelweiss+

Edelweiss/Treeline Education Coordinator Joe Foster shows how booksellers can find a deeper integration of community activity in Edelweiss+.

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06 Sep

New Overtime Rules Go Into Effect December 1

Under a new U.S. Department of Labor rule, business owners will be required to pay time-and-a-half to any employee who makes less than $47,476 per year or $913 per week for any hours worked beyond the 40-hour-per-week threshold.

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04 Aug

Music Licensing for the Uninitiated

If you play music in your bookstore, you need to understand what your legal responsibilities — and rights — are. Here's an up-to-date look at the major performing rights organizations, what they do, and the factors that dictate their licensing fees.

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03 Aug

Treeline Tips and Tricks: Building Community

Edelweiss/Treeline Education and Outreach Coordinator Joe Foster explains how booksellers can take advantage of the Edelweiss Community feature to connect with bookselling colleagues, as well as sales reps, across the country.

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02 Aug

Best Practices for Buying and Selling Graphic Novels

ABC Children’s Institute panelists offered tips for buying and shelving manga and graphic novels, as well as suggestions for responding to resistance from skeptical parents and educators.

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02 Aug

Keeping Young Readers Engaged During the Summer Months

Booksellers on the Children’s Institute panel “Stemming the Summer Slide With Summer Reading and Book Camps” discussed how to build excitement around books and keep kids reading over the vacation break.

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26 Jul

Ci4 Panel Takes on Literacy Development for Babies and Toddlers

The ABC Children’s Institute panel “Literacy Development for Babies and Toddlers” featured three booksellers and an early childhood education specialist discussing how to help customers choose the appropriate books for children at different stages of development.

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