Education

20 Feb
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Marketing Meetup Recap: Best Practices for Hosting Ticketed Events

Booksellers discussed ticketing services, the best platforms for marketing events, and best practices for event grid pitches.

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20 Feb

Wi14 Education: “Bringing Play and Revenue Into the Store: Board Games are Back!”

Booksellers who have brought board games into their bookstores to sell discussed how they did it in this session moderated by the director of the Game Manufacturers Association.

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20 Feb

Wi14 Education: “Yes She Can: Programs and Partnerships to Empower Women”

Panelists discussed programs that elevate the voices of female/female-identifying authors as well as efforts that feature women business owners and women-run businesses.

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20 Feb
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Join ABA for the 2019 Spring Bookseller Forums

At the forums, ABA will present the education session “ABACUS and Pre-Orders: Two Programs You Can’t Do Without” in addition to a general discussion about industry issues.

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20 Feb

2019 Children’s Institute Registration Opens

The American Booksellers Association’s seventh ABC Children’s Institute will be held June 26–28 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Pittsburgh–Green Tree in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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19 Feb

Sign Up for ABA’s February 28 Marketing Meetup

The upcoming online conversation will look at marketing on the social media platform Pinterest, which reached 250 million users last year.

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12 Feb

Wi14 Education: Industry Trends and Analytics

The recent panel featured Michael Becher of Industry Insights, the company that assists ABA in compiling the ABACUS report; Brian O’Leary of the Book Industry Study Group; and Allison Risbridger of NPD Group. 

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12 Feb

Wi14 Education: Selling International and Diverse Books

One goal of Bookselling Without Borders, which provides fellowships to the top international book fairs, is to help booksellers increase sales of diverse and international literature in the indie market.

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12 Feb
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Visit BookWeb to Browse Wi14 Education Session Videos and Handouts

The Education Resources page features videos and handouts from sessions such as Managing a Multi-Location Business, Maximizing and Marketing Pre-Order Sales, and a Crash Course in Kids’ Bookselling. 

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06 Feb
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ABA Announces Bookseller Forums Spring 2019 Schedule

At the forums, ABA will present the education session “ABACUS and Pre-Orders: Two Programs You Can’t Do Without” in addition to a general discussion about industry issues.

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06 Feb

Share Your Winter Institute Feedback Now

Booksellers who attended Winter Institute 14 are encouraged to fill out the post-event survey, which arrived in inboxes on Wednesday, February 6, and sign into the Winter Institute app to complete session evaluations.

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05 Feb

Wi14 Author in Focus: Why James Baldwin Always Matters

The session at Winter Institute 14 examined why author James Baldwin’s work has, does, and will always matter and explored how to grow his audience through independent bookstores.

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05 Feb

IndieCommerce Institute Provides Valuable Interactive Learning Experience

“There’s so much to IndieCommerce that training programs like the institute can help booksellers get to the next level and more fully utilize the site’s capabilities,” said Eileen McGervey of One More Page Books.

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05 Feb
05 Feb
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Wi14: ABA Past Presidents on Their Early Years in Bookselling

“The five former presidents here represent a long line of former booksellers who have served as ABA President, and we’re delighted that of the five who are here, they represent those who are still in the business,” said ABA CEO Oren Teicher.

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