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04 Mar

Sign Up Now for Children’s Institute

Registration for the institute is open, as are the ABA hotel room blocks and sign-up for the new Bookseller Olympics special event.

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04 Mar

Spring Bookseller Forums Begin March 8

All indie booksellers — ABA members and non-members alike — are invited to take part in the Spring Forums, held in conjunction with the regional bookseller associations.

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04 Mar

Wi15 Education: Innovation Arena

A special session at Winter Institute celebrated innovations within the bookselling industry as three booksellers gave individual presentations on a range of topics that highlighted the impact stores can make on their communities and the larger world.

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04 Mar

Marketing Meetup Recap: Edelweiss360

Edelweiss360 is a new service that helps booksellers efficiently craft and send store-branded, personalized emails to customers based on individual purchase behavior and staff knowledge of customers.

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04 Mar

Technology Meetup Recap: Ingram iPage

iPage is Ingram’s easy-to-use online search, order, and account management platform; retailers can use the platform as a comprehensive source for complete title information, product images, stock status, and more. 

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26 Feb

Wi15 Education: Pre-Order Campaigns

Pre-order sales now account for between three and 30 percent of overall sales, which indicates that many sales are occurring before the book even arrives in the store.

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26 Feb

Children’s Institute Hotel Reservations Open Now

Attendees can also sign up to go for the gold in the brand-new Bookseller Olympics. Children’s Institute will be held June 22–24 at the Westin La Paloma Resort & Spa in Tucson, Arizona.

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25 Feb

Join ABA’s February 27 Marketing Meetup on Edelweiss360

ABA will also hold a Technology Meetup on March 3, which will focus on using Ingram’s iPage for book orders, featuring a demonstration from Ingram’s Marsha Wood.

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24 Feb

Wi15 Education: Your Bookstore’s Podcast

In this session, panelists discussed how to decide if a podcast makes sense for a bookstore, different philosophies regarding the creation of content, and the best recording equipment and editing software.

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24 Feb

Bibliotech: A Visit to the National Retail Federation’s 2020 Trade Show

Among the discoveries were retailer helpers in the form of robots, electronic shelf-talkers, smart lockers for after-hours pickups and returns, and unique security system features.

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19 Feb

2020 Children’s Institute Registration Opens

The American Booksellers Association’s eighth ABC Children’s Institute will be held June 22–24 at the Westin La Paloma Resort & Spa in Tucson, Arizona.

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19 Feb

ABA’s February 27 Marketing Meetup to Look at Edelweiss360

Edelweiss360 is a new service that allows booksellers to efficiently craft and send store-branded, personalized emails to customers based on individual purchase behavior and staff knowledge of customers. 

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19 Feb

Wi15 Education: “Operations: Time Management for the Small Store”

The panelists encouraged booksellers to discover their own time management system while focusing on organizational tactics, prioritization, and the use of resources.

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18 Feb

Wi15 Education: “Together in Courageous Conversation: Politics of Curation”

A panel of booksellers spoke about the challenges of curating inventory for their stores and how each decides what books to carry. 

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12 Feb

American Booksellers Association Debuts Program for 8th Annual Children’s Institute

Booksellers should take a look at the many exciting events on tap for this year’s event and be ready to register for Ci8 at 1:00 p.m. ET on Wednesday, February 19.

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