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23 Dec

Heading to Winter Institute? Check Out These Bookstores In and Around Baltimore

The Baltimore/D.C. area boasts more than 40 independent bookstores, including stores specializing in children’s books, university bookstores, 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

Wi15 to Offer Full Schedule of Parties and Receptions

The 2020 Winter Institute in Baltimore will feature a wide array of parties and receptions where booksellers, publishers, and authors can socialize throughout the four-day event.

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23 Dec

Upcoming IndieLite Seminar to Help Booksellers Make the Most of Their Websites

The IndieCommerce Institute seminar, to be held during the 2020 Winter Institute, will cover content creation and management, order processing, and more.

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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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18 Dec

Winter Institute to Offer One-on-One Meetings with Publishers

Booksellers can sign up now to book an appointment with one of the 19 publishing companies that have signed up to take part. 

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18 Dec

Sign Up Now for Wi15 Special Program “Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You”

“I’m so excited to hear Jason Reynolds and Ibram Kendi talk about not only their research and the historical context of the book...but also their collaboration,” said Cathy Berner of Blue Willow Bookshop. 

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17 Dec

Record Number of Publishers to Support Winter Institute 15

The 2020 Winter Institute is made possible by the generous support of Ingram Content Group, the event’s lead sponsor, and additional support from 134 publishers large and small.

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17 Dec

Know Before You Go: Check Out ABA’s Code of Conduct

Last year, ABA announced the establishment of a new code of conduct for all association meetings and events, which is available for review on BookWeb.

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11 Dec

Registration for Antitrust Symposium Opens to All December 13

Those not attending Winter Institute are invited to register for ABA’s Antitrust Symposium in Washington, D.C., beginning this Friday.

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11 Dec

Wi15 to Feature Live Marketing Meetup Focused on SEO

Attendees will hear from Jordan Brannon, president and COO of Coalition Technologies, a SEO and web design agency, about the value of search engine optimization to independent bookstores.

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10 Dec

January 10 Deadline to Register for Winter Institute 2020 Day Pass

This new opportunity for booksellers unable to attend the entire conference grants access to the institute on Friday, January 24, as well as to the Author Reception on Thursday, January 23.

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10 Dec

Meet With the IndieCommerce Team at Winter Institute

Booksellers can sign up for one-on-one meetings with IndieCommerce staff to discuss the IndieCommerce and IndieLite e-commerce platforms.

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10 Dec

Winter Institute Book Drive to Collect Donations for Maryland Book Bank

The Maryland Book Bank is a local nonprofit organization committed to cultivating literacy in children from under-resourced neighborhoods.

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04 Dec

Last Call for Scholarship Applications for 2020 ABC Children’s Institute

The scholarship will cover the conference fee, the cost of airfare or ground transportation up to $400, and four hotel nights plus tax.

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