Winter Institute

23 Feb

New in ABA’s Learning on Demand: Take Your Social Media to the Next Level

BookWeb’s Learning on Demand page now features a video of the Winter Institute education session “Take Your Social Media to the Next Level: Strategic Best Practices for Retail and E-commerce Businesses.”

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20 Feb

Wi13 Education: Google Analytics 101

The Google Analytics 101 session at Winter Institute 13 provided booksellers with a quick tour of Google’s web analytics tool, which tracks and reports website traffic.

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20 Feb

Winter Institute Videos to be Available on Demand

Each week, ABA will add a new Winter Institute education or keynote video to BookWeb’s Learning on Demand page, starting today with Amy Webb’s keynote speech on the future of bookselling.

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14 Feb

Wi13 Education: Emergency Preparedness and Resiliency for Your Business

“Emergency preparedness and resiliency planning is not about having all the answers — it’s about gathering the right tools,” said Wi13 education session panelist John Cavalier of Cavalier House Books.

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14 Feb

Wi13 Education: Jesse Mecham Teaches Rules for Financial Freedom

Jesse Mecham, author and founder of the website You Need a Budget, explains why financial success begins with giving every dollar a job. 

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12 Feb

Wi13 Education Handouts Now on BookWeb

ABA members can now access handouts from a number of education sessions held at Winter Institute 13 in Memphis.

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07 Feb

Wi13 Education: Strategies for Effective Social Media

Social media strategist Sarah Benoit discussed how to turn customers into advocates, why checking analytics can produce better posts, and how old-fashioned customer service still rules in the digital age.

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06 Feb

Wi13 Education: Morten Hansen Teaches Booksellers the Secret to Being “Great at Work”

Morten Hansen, a professor of management at the University of California presented “Do Less, Then Obsess,” an advanced education session for bookstore owners and managers, at the 2018 Winter Institute.

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06 Feb

A Letter From ABA Board President Robert Sindelar

In a letter to ABA members, ABA President Robert Sindelar looks back on the highlights of Winter Institute 13 and ahead to the Spring Forums.

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01 Feb

In Case You Missed It: Winter Institute 13

Here’s a roundup of all of Bookselling This Week’s coverage of the 2018 Winter Institute.

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01 Feb

Winter Institute Survey Now Open

Booksellers who attended Winter Institute 13 are encouraged to fill out the post-event survey, which will help ABA plan for Winter Institute 14 in Albuquerque.

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31 Jan

Help ABA Plan for Winter Institute 14

Booksellers who attended Winter Institute 13 are encouraged to fill out the post-event survey, to arrive in inboxes February 1, and sign in to the Winter Institute app to complete session evaluations.

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31 Jan
Thacker Mountain Radio Hour

Special Wi13 Presentation of Thacker Mountain Radio Hour to Air Saturday

Booksellers who missed the rousing finale of Winter Institute 13 with the Thacker Mountain Radio Hour can hear it this Saturday on Mississippi Public Broadcasting.

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31 Jan

Wi13: ABA’s Oren Teicher Talks Books With Pamela Paul

New York Times Book Review editor Pamela Paul shared with ABA CEO Oren Teicher her optimism for the book business, her favorite bookstores on the road, and more.

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30 Jan

Winter Institute Attendees Raise $7,700 for Binc

The Book Industry Charitable Foundation’s “Heads or Tails” game collected $7,700 for the organization, which ABA chose as the Winter Institute’s first-ever featured charity.

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