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17 Jul
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Sign Up to Join ABA’s Marketing, Technology Meetups

These live online discussions feature expert booksellers sharing tips, tricks, advice, and insight with attendees.

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17 Jul

Help ABA Plan for the 2020 Children’s Institute

Booksellers who attended the 2019 Children’s Institute are encouraged to fill out the post-event survey and sign into the Children’s Institute app to complete session evaluations.

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17 Jul

Ci7 Education: The Art of Reading Aloud

During the session, attendees not only learned about how to implement a fun and engaging story time in their stores, but participated in a story time themselves. 

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17 Jul

Marketing Meetup Recap: Catching the Romance Reader

Here are some of the tips the speakers shared on how indie booksellers can better welcome and promote romance books in their stores.

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16 Jul

Ci7 Education: Advanced Bookselling — Author Event Grids

In this session, attendees heard tips for the perfect pitch, how to create a great general event profile, how to request access to author grids, and more.

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16 Jul

ABA Seeks Bookseller Innovators for Winter Institute Session

The hour-long “Innovation Arena” session will consist of four TEDx-style talks from booksellers who have had significant “aha!” moments over the past year.

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16 Jul
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IndieCommunication: IDing Fraudulent Orders, Taking Webinar Requests, Rolling Out New Features

The most recent IndieCommunication included details about red flags for fraudulent orders, a call for topics for upcoming webinars, and highlights of new features and updates for IndieCommerce sites.

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10 Jul

A Letter From ABA Board President Jamie Fiocco

In her inaugural letter to member booksellers, ABA Board President Jamie Fiocco looks at the future of indie bookselling and urges participation in the ABACUS survey, among other ABA programs.

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10 Jul

Ci7 Education: Buying & Selling — Subscription Boxes

At this session on subscription boxes, booksellers learned about best practices for marketing, inventory control, options for special services, how to select categories, fulfillment management, and order tracking.

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10 Jul

Ci7 Education: Well-Read Black Girl Workshop With Glory Edim

At Children’s Institute, booksellers gathered to hear from Well-Read Black Girl founder Glory Edim and discuss ideas for fostering diversity and representation in stores and communities.

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09 Jul

A Few Post-Children’s Institute Reminders

Booksellers who attended Ci7 are asked to fill out session evaluations and keep an eye out for an overall event survey coming soon; those who didn’t attend can watch BTW for education coverage.

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08 Jul
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Technology Meetup Recap: Google Analytics and Your Store

“What I’m constantly surprised by is the amount of information about our website that is available right there at my fingertips and how customizable that information is,” said Jason Jefferies of Quail Ridge Books.

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08 Jul
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July 11 Marketing Meetup to Look at “Catching the Romance Reader”

Bookseller speakers will share how they have delved into the world of romance through book clubs, pop-up shops, dreaming up annual celebration days, and generally being romance-friendly.

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01 Jul
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Sign Up for July 11 Marketing Meetup on “Catching the Romance Reader”

During this Marketing Meetup, booksellers will hear about strategies for marketing romance titles in their stores.

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28 Jun

Indie Booksellers Bring Enthusiasm, Excitement to Seventh Annual Children’s Institute

The city of Pittsburgh welcomed 330 children’s booksellers from 230 indie bookstores, 70 authors, and numerous publishers and bookselling friends this week for the 2019 ABC Children’s Institute.

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