Children's Institute 2022

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"Magical Portals Are Real, And I Can Prove It!" with Charlie Jane Anders

"Magical Portals Are Real, And I Can Prove It!" with Charlie Jane Anders (June 22, 2022)
Content related to the education session "Magical Portals Are Real, And I Can Prove It!" with Charlie Jane Anders, Children's Institute 2022.
Topic:
  • Operations
Tags:
  • Events

Closing keynote address by Charlie Jane Anders. 

Charlie Jane Anders, Tor Teen (New York, NY)

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Making a Bookstore Media Ready

Making a Bookstore Media Ready (June 22, 2022)
Content related to the education session Making a Bookstore Media Ready, Children's Institute 2022.
Topic:
  • Marketing & PR
Tags:
  • 101

In this session, bookstores with experience with the media will share how to to make your store media ready, including creating an About Us section that will attract press, how to build a media kit, which components are key, and how to select the assets to share to highlight your bookstore’s individuality in the press.

Clancey D'Isa, Seminary Co-op Bookstores (Chicago, IL); Danny Caine, Raven Book Store (Lawrence, KS); Emmanuel Abreu, Word Up Community Bookshop/Librería Comunitaria (New York, NY); Danielle Moore, Semicolon Bookstore (Chicago, IL)

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Book Fair Models & Profitability

Book Fair Models & Profitability (June 22, 2022)
Content related to the education session Book Fair Models & Profitability, Children's Institute 2022.
Topic:
  • Finance
  • Marketing & PR
Tags:
  • Children's Bookselling

Book fairs come in all shapes and sizes. If well planned, they can be a profitable undertaking for a bookstore. In this session, booksellers with profitable book fair models will discuss different store models and how bookstores with established relationships with local school districts can analyze and optimize profitability.

Jessica Hahl, Country Bookshelf (Bozeman, MT); Stephanie Heinz, PRINT: a bookstore (Portland, ME); Mark Adam, San Marino Toy & Book Shoppe (San Marino, CA); Hannah Walcher, Books Inc. (San Leandro, CA)

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Book Fair Models & Profitability (June 22, 2022)
Content related to the education session Book Fair Models & Profitability, Children's Institute 2022.
Topic:
  • Finance
  • Marketing & PR
Tags:
  • Children's Bookselling

Book fairs come in all shapes and sizes. If well planned, they can be a profitable undertaking for a bookstore. In this session, booksellers with profitable book fair models will discuss different store models and how bookstores with established relationships with local school districts can analyze and optimize profitability.

Jessica Hahl, Country Bookshelf (Bozeman, MT); Stephanie Heinz, PRINT: a bookstore (Portland, ME); Mark Adam, San Marino Toy & Book Shoppe (San Marino, CA); Hannah Walcher, Books Inc. (San Leandro, CA)

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Harness the Power of BookTok to Drive Sales

Harness the Power of BookTok to Drive Sales (June 22, 2022)
Content related to the education session Harness the Power of BookTok to Drive Sales, Children's Institute 2022.
Topic:
  • Marketing & PR
Tags:
  • 101

BookTok is here to stay. In this session, booksellers will learn how bookstores, authors, and publishers use BookTok to assess sales, trends, and engage with a virtual community of readers.

Candice Huber, Tubby & Coo's Mid-City Book Shop (New Orleans, LA); Alexa Butler, Beach Books (Seaside, OR); Samantha Fox, HarperCollins (New York, NY); Alisha Rai, HarperCollins (New York, NY); Victoria Aveyard, HarperCollins (New York, NY)

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E-commerce Overview: What the Pandemic Has Taught Us About Buying Habits and Consumer Trends

E-commerce Overview: What the Pandemic Has Taught Us About Buying Habits and Consumer Trends (June 22, 2022)
Content related to the education session E-commerce Overview: What the Pandemic Has Taught Us About Buying Habits and Consumer Trends, Children's Institute 2022.
Topic:
  • Finance
  • IndieCommerce
Tags:
  • Owners and Managers

Over the last two years, the IndieCommerce team has observed and analyzed consumer e-commerce buying habits as all consumers were forced to adapt to online shopping throughout the public health crisis. In this feature talk, Phillip Davies, ABA’s Director of E-Commerce, will give attendees an e-commerce market overview and share assessments on consumer buying habits. Afterward, booksellers will meet in Buzz Groups to discuss how they can optimize what they’ve learned to continue to drive online sales.

Phillip Davies, ABA (White Plains, NY)

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E-commerce Overview: What the Pandemic Has Taught Us About Buying Habits and Consumer Trends (June 22, 2022)
Content related to the education session E-commerce Overview: What the Pandemic Has Taught Us About Buying Habits and Consumer Trends, Children's Institute 2022.
Topic:
  • Finance
  • IndieCommerce
Tags:
  • Owners and Managers

Over the last two years, the IndieCommerce team has observed and analyzed consumer e-commerce buying habits as all consumers were forced to adapt to online shopping throughout the public health crisis. In this feature talk, Phillip Davies, ABA’s Director of E-Commerce, will give attendees an e-commerce market overview and share assessments on consumer buying habits. Afterward, booksellers will meet in Buzz Groups to discuss how they can optimize what they’ve learned to continue to drive online sales.

Phillip Davies, ABA (White Plains, NY)

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Doing Well By Doing Good: Community Partnerships to Strengthen Your Network and Your Bottom Line

Doing Well By Doing Good: Community Partnerships to Strengthen Your Network and Your Bottom Line (June 22, 2022)
Content related to the education session Doing Well By Doing Good: Community Partnerships to Strengthen Your Network and Your Bottom Line, Children's Institute 2022.
Topic:
  • Advocacy
  • Buying and Selling
Tags:
  • 101

Community partnerships are an untapped source of income for many stores. They can have a profound impact on a store’s bottom line as well as the soul of the store and its community. A panel of booksellers who work closely with community partners will share how to make initial contact, what format a partnership can take, and how to manage expectations without taking on too much. Attendees will have an opportunity for open discussion and to ask each other questions on community partnerships.

Jennifer Kraar, City of Asylum (Pittsburgh, PA); Lupe Penn, Bookmarks (Winston-Salem, NC); Verlean Singletary, Da Book Joint (Chicago, IL); Laurie Gillman, East City Bookshop (Washington, D.C.)

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Doing Well By Doing Good: Community Partnerships to Strengthen Your Network and Your Bottom Line (June 22, 2022)
Content related to the education session Doing Well By Doing Good: Community Partnerships to Strengthen Your Network and Your Bottom Line, Children's Institute 2022.
Topic:
  • Advocacy
  • Buying and Selling
Tags:
  • 101

Community partnerships are an untapped source of income for many stores. They can have a profound impact on a store’s bottom line as well as the soul of the store and its community. A panel of booksellers who work closely with community partners will share how to make initial contact, what format a partnership can take, and how to manage expectations without taking on too much. Attendees will have an opportunity for open discussion and to ask each other questions on community partnerships.

Jennifer Kraar, City of Asylum (Pittsburgh, PA); Lupe Penn, Bookmarks (Winston-Salem, NC); Verlean Singletary, Da Book Joint (Chicago, IL); Laurie Gillman, East City Bookshop (Washington, D.C.)

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Native Stories Now: Keynote & Breakfast

Native Stories Now: Keynote & Breakfast (June 22, 2022)
Content related to the education session Native Stories Now: Keynote & Breakfast, Children's Institute 2022.
Topic:
  • Diversity & Inclusion
Tags:
  • Events

Join Native authors Cynthia Leitich Smith, Traci Sorell, and Danielle Greendeer in a conversation about how reader awareness and shifts in publishing have affected the way they create new stories with native characters at the center, and share stories of the past.

 

Cynthia Leitich Smith, HarperCollins (New York, NY); Danielle Greendeer, Charlesbridge (Watertown, MA); Traci Sorell, Charlesbridge (Watertown, MA)

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