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In-person Event Packet

In-person Event Packet (August 6, 2022)
Content related to the education session In-person Event Packet, Top Ten Things.
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Topic:
  • Operations
Tags:
  • Events

As the COVID-19 virus continues to adapt and mutate, and as federal, state, and local guidelines continue to offer new ways of staying safe, booksellers are left to wrestle with how, when, where, and even if they should schedule in-person events. ABA’s In-Person Events Packet offers suggested steps for navigating the planning process for indoor, outdoor, and hybrid events.

ShopTalk - Small(ish) Stores Q3

ShopTalk - Small(ish) Stores Q3 (September 14, 2021)
Content related to the education session ShopTalk - Small(ish) Stores Q3, ShopTalk.
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Topic:
  • Bookselling Essentials
Tags:
  • 101

This session is for members working at stores operating with three or fewer employees to come together for connection, support, community, resources, and to discuss the unique issues you experience when faced with many tasks and few hands.

This session follows the format of an Open Forum: the opinions expressed are those of the individual participants, not of the ABA. Information discussed is reflective of the time of the recording. Please see the most recent ShopTalk for the most current information.

A full transcription and closed captioning are available for this session. Please note that both are machine-generated and are not reviewed for accuracy.

ShopTalk - Small(ish) Stores Q3 (September 14, 2021)
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Topic:
  • Bookselling Essentials
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  • 101

This session is for members working at stores operating with three or fewer employees to come together for connection, support, community, resources, and to discuss the unique issues you experience when faced with many tasks and few hands.

This session follows the format of an Open Forum: the opinions expressed are those of the individual participants, not of the ABA. Information discussed is reflective of the time of the recording. Please see the most recent ShopTalk for the most current information.

A full transcription and closed captioning are available for this session. Please note that both are machine-generated and are not reviewed for accuracy.

Technology Meetup - Batch for Books

Technology Meetup - Batch for Books (September 9, 2021)
Content related to the education session Technology Meetup - Batch for Books, ABA Technology Meetups.
Topic:
  • Finance
Tags:
  • Technology

Batch for Books is a web-based platform that bookstores can use to manage invoices across multiple publishers and streamline the payment management process. In this session, longtime veteran of the indie bookstore community and current Program Manager for Batch for Books U.S. Nathan Halter will present what Batch for Books is, how it works, and why it is a valuable tool, and he will provide a demonstration.

A full transcription and closed captioning are available for this session. Please note that both are machine-generated and are not reviewed for accuracy.

Technology Meetup - Batch for Books (September 9, 2021)
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Topic:
  • Operations
Tags:
  • Technology

Batch for Books is a web-based platform that bookstores can use to manage invoices across multiple publishers and streamline the payment management process. In this session, longtime veteran of the indie bookstore community and current Program Manager for Batch for Books U.S. Nathan Halter will present what Batch for Books is, how it works, and why it is a valuable tool, and he will provide a demonstration.

A full transcription and closed captioning are available for this session. Please note that both are machine-generated and are not reviewed for accuracy.

ShopTalk - September Afternoon Session

ShopTalk - September Afternoon Session (September 7, 2021)
Content related to the education session ShopTalk - September Afternoon Session, ShopTalk.
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Topic:
  • Bookselling Essentials
Tags:
  • 101

This session follows the format of an Open Forum: the opinions expressed are those of the individual participants, not of the ABA. Information discussed is reflective of the time of the recording. Please see the most recent ShopTalk for the most current information.

A full transcription and closed captioning are available for this session. Please note that both are machine-generated and are not reviewed for accuracy.

ShopTalk - September Afternoon Session (September 7, 2021)
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Topic:
  • Bookselling Essentials
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  • 101

This session follows the format of an Open Forum: the opinions expressed are those of the individual participants, not of the ABA. Information discussed is reflective of the time of the recording. Please see the most recent ShopTalk for the most current information.

A full transcription and closed captioning are available for this session. Please note that both are machine-generated and are not reviewed for accuracy.

Marketing Meetup - Holiday Marketing Tips & Ideas

Marketing Meetup - Holiday Marketing Tips & Ideas (September 2, 2021)
Content related to the education session Marketing Meetup - Holiday Marketing Tips & Ideas, ABA Marketing Meetups.
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Topic:
  • Marketing & PR
Tags:
  • Handselling

This session will focus on Holiday Marketing and include bookseller guest speakers who will be sharing their best practices and tips, from what's worked for them in the past to what they are thinking for this year. Guest speakers for this session are

 

A full transcription and closed captioning are available for this session. Please note that both are machine-generated and are not reviewed for accuracy.

Marketing Meetup - Holiday Marketing Tips & Ideas (September 2, 2021)
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Topic:
  • Marketing & PR
Tags:
  • Technology

This session will focus on Holiday Marketing and include bookseller guest speakers who will be sharing their best practices and tips, from what's worked for them in the past to what they are thinking for this year. Guest speakers for this session are

 

A full transcription and closed captioning are available for this session. Please note that both are machine-generated and are not reviewed for accuracy.

Roundtable: Industry & the Innovation of Nontraditional Stores

Roundtable: Industry & the Innovation of Nontraditional Stores (September 1, 2021)
Content related to the education session Roundtable: Industry & the Innovation of Nontraditional Stores, Children's Institute 2021.
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Topic:
  • Operations
Tags:
  • 101

Non-traditional bookstore models push against boundaries and challenge the industry’s perception of what a bookstore is. During this session, pop-ups, mobile bookstores, and other non-traditional models can share the inspiration for their format and how they utilize the assets bred from their innovation to leverage the market and influence their communities.

About ABA

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.

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