Booksellers are offering their thanks and words of praise for Hut Landon, the longtime executive director of the Northern California Independent Booksellers Association, who is retiring at the end of this week’s trade show.
Booksellers at the upcoming Heartland Fall Forum, NCIBA Fall Discovery Show, and the SCIBA Trade Show will have the opportunity to attend the all-new ABA education session “The Economics of Publishing and How They Impact Booksellers.”
Between October 2 and October 11, ABA will be taking part in five regional trade shows: NAIBA, PNBA, NEIBA, MPIBA, and the Heartland Fall Forum. At each, booksellers will have the opportunity to attend the all-new education session “The Economics of Publishing and How They Impact Booksellers” and to visit ABA on the trade show floor.
Booksellers attending this weekend’s Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance Fall Discovery Show are invited to hear George Gibson, publishing director of Bloomsbury USA, present ABA’s all-new education session “The Economics of Publishing and How They Impact Booksellers.”
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Dr. John Sherlock, who will be leading two ABA Human Resources Workshops this fall, discusses why it is imperative for bookstore owners and managers to implement a human resources strategy. His session on HR at this year’s Winter Institute was very highly praised by booksellers.
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Booksellers will learn best practices and practical strategies for managing personnel issues and workplace policies at two Human Resources Workshops this October. Both programs will be presented by Dr. John Sherlock, the educator who led the highly praised HR session at Winter Institute 10.
At this fall’s regional shows, ABA will present an all-new education session highlighting the interdependency between booksellers and publishers. A leading publishing executive will introduce booksellers to the key financial realities of publishing and delineate the many factors that affect both the bookstore channel and consumers.
The American Booksellers Association, a national not-for-profit trade organization, works with booksellers and industry partners to ensure the success and profitability of independently owned book retailers, and to assist in expanding the community of the book.
Independent bookstores act as community anchors; they serve a unique role in promoting the open exchange of ideas, enriching the cultural life of communities, and creating economically vibrant neighborhoods.