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28 Jan
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Watch BookWeb for Winter Institute Keynotes, Education Sessions

In the coming weeks, ABA will post videos of keynote presentations and education sessions from the 2020 Winter Institute for all member booksellers to enjoy.

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27 Jan
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Join ABA’s January 30 Marketing Meetup: “Marketing Your Bookstore Pet”

The January 30 session will focus on how booksellers can leverage their furry and cuddly (or even the not-so-furry or cuddly) pets to drive attention to their store and bring in customers.

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24 Jan

Book Industry Celebrates Winter Institute’s 15th Year, ABA’s 120th

More than 750 independent booksellers gathered this week in Baltimore for the 15th annual Winter Institute, a four-day educational and networking event marked by noted positivity among attendees from across the country and around the world.

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24 Jan
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Sign Up for ABA’s January 30 Marketing Meetup: “Marketing Your Bookstore Pet”

In this session, a panel of booksellers will discuss how having a bookstore pet drives attention to their stores and brings in customers.

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23 Jan

Winter Institute Heads to Cincinnati in 2021

The 16th annual Winter Institute will take place in Cincinnati, Ohio, from February 7 to February 10, 2021.

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15 Jan
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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