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15 Jan

ABA Staff Heads to Winter Institute

The next edition of Bookselling This Week will arrive in your inbox late on Friday, January 24, with reports and plenty of photos from Winter Institute 15 in Baltimore.

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08 Jan

Sign Up for ABA’s January 14 Technology Meetup

In this session, booksellers will participate in an open discussion about what technology made their businesses most efficient last year, what topics they want to see covered this year, and more.

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08 Jan

First Marketing Meetup of 2020 Highlights Successful Marketing Strategies

The open conversation focused on marketing ideas and strategies that did and didn’t work in the past year, marketing plans for the upcoming year, and more.

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23 Dec

Registration to Close January 10 for Special Events and Programs at Winter Institute

Registration is open through January 10 for a range of special events, including an employee manual workshop, appointments with publishers, advanced education sessions, a bookselling boot camp, and more.

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23 Dec

Making a New Year’s Resolution? Check Out These Education Resources on BookWeb.org

Bookselling This Week has compiled a list of some of the most helpful recent education resources and matched them with a potential resolution to jumpstart the new year.

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18 Dec

Wi15 Education Session to Detail How to Establish a Healthy Work-Life Balance

“I’m looking forward to sharing resources and practical considerations for reducing work-life stress, improving work design, and promoting worker well-being,” said session leader Jeannie A.S. Nigam, MS, PHDc.

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17 Dec

ABA Compiles Top 10 Education Resources Posts on BookWeb.org

Booksellers are encouraged to visit BookWeb.org’s Education Resources page to see videos, handouts, PowerPoint presentations, and more from recent ABA education sessions and featured talks. 

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03 Dec

BookWeb.org Education Resources Page Now Features Improved Browsing Function

Changes have been made to the page’s browsing function to make it easier for BookWeb users to find the educational content they are looking for.

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25 Nov

Marketing Meetup Recap: “Marketing With Eventbrite”

Guest speakers for this meetup included Jorge Portillo of Eventbrite, Jill Hendrix of Fiction Addiction, and John Ganiard of Literati Bookstore.

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20 Nov

Don’t Forget to Sign Up for the 2020 IndieCommerce Institute

At a cost of $59 per person, booksellers can attend one of two separate interactive, classroom-style workshops: one for users of IndieCommerce and one for users of IndieLite. 

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20 Nov

Reminder: November 21 Marketing Meetup to Cover “Marketing With Eventbrite”

At this upcoming session, an Eventbrite representative will teach attendees about the service, and three ABA booksellers will discuss how they use it to market their events.

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19 Nov

Technology Meetup Recap: Task Management/Staff Communication Tools

During the meetup, booksellers discussed the tools they use for staff communication and task management, including Slack, Trello, Asana, and BiTrix24.

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12 Nov

Sign Up for ABA’s November 21 Marketing Meetup: “Marketing With Eventbrite”

In this session, a representative from Eventbrite will teach attendees about the event management and ticketing website; then three booksellers will discuss how they use the service to promote and market their events.

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11 Nov

Marketing Meetup Recap: How to Determine Your Marketing Budget

Guest speakers at the meetup included Mark Kaufman of Paz & Associates; Alana Haley of Schuler Books; and Ari Gersen of Longfellow Books. Additional information was provided by P.K. Sindwani of Towne Book Center.

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08 Nov

Winter Institute Attendees: Sign Up Now for Special Events and Programs

Registration is open now for a range of special events, including bookstore tours, appointments with publishers, advanced education sessions, a bookselling boot camp, and more.

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