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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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31 Oct

Sign Up Now for November Technology, Marketing Meetups

The next Marketing Meetup will look at marketing with Eventbrite, while the Technology Meetup will look at task management and staff communication tools.

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30 Oct

New Topics Announced for November Marketing and Technology Meetups

Marketing Meetups will look at determining your marketing budget and marketing with Eventbrite, while the Technology Meetup will look at task management and staff communication tools.

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30 Oct

Small Stores Share Strategies for Maximizing Space

Bookselling This Week recently talked to the owners of three bookstores with retail spaces under 1,500 square feet to see how they maximize the retail space in their stores.

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30 Oct

Winter Institute Keynotes to Spotlight a Range of Industry Voices

Booksellers will hear from Ryan Raffaelli, Rebecca Solnit, Jenny Finney Boylan, W. Paul Coates, and more, and a special program on the final day will feature a conversation with Dr. Ibram X. Kendi and Jason Reynolds.

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29 Oct

Registration Underway for Special Events and Programs at Winter Institute

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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23 Oct

Be Ready to Register on October 29 for Special Events at Winter Institute

A range of special events and programming are taking place at the American Booksellers Association’s 15th annual Winter Institute in Baltimore, from bookstore tours to unique educational opportunities.

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23 Oct

Marketing Meetup Recap: Marketing Audiobooks During the Holidays

Nick Johnson of Libro.fm shared with bookseller attendees the ways in which they can market audiobooks during the upcoming holiday season, as the company will be offering several promotions, initiatives, and programs for indie bookstores.

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22 Oct

Day Passes Available for Winter Institute 2020

In addition to regular education sessions, special events taking place on Friday, January 24, include a bookselling bootcamp, an employee manual workshop, and Baltimore-area bookstore tours.

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21 Oct

Sign Up for ABA’s Upcoming Marketing, Technology Meetups

Next month’s Marketing Meetups will look at marketing budgets and Eventbrite, while the Technology Meetup will focus on task management and communication tools. All booksellers are welcome to join.

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16 Oct

Technology Meetup Recap: Payment Methods

During the meetup, three booksellers shared their experiences with various payment methods, including Square, PayPal, and more.

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16 Oct

Non-Bookstore Indie Retailers Offer Transferable Ideas for Bookstores

In conversations with Bookselling This Week, a California hardware store owner and printshop owner each shared their own creative tips for retail success that indie bookstore owners can borrow easily.

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09 Oct

Registration Opens October 29 for Special Events at Winter Institute

Events include an antitrust symposium, bookstore tours, bookseller boot camps, publisher meetings, and special educational sessions.

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09 Oct

ABA Heads to MPIBA, NAIBA Trade Shows

Join ABA for the new education session “Independent Bookstore Day: Celebrate With Success,” which focuses on how indie bookstores can make the most of the national celebration of independent bookselling.

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