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Virtual Rep Picks, HarperCollins Publishers, Chronicle Books, Charlesbridge, Two Rivers Distribution

Virtual Rep Picks, HarperCollins Publishers, Chronicle Books, Charlesbridge, Two Rivers Distribution (July 16, 2020)
Content related to the education session Virtual Rep Picks, HarperCollins Publishers, Chronicle Books, Charlesbridge, Two Rivers Distribution, Children's Institute 2020 (Ci8).
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  • Buying and Selling
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  • Children's Bookselling

Publisher presentations of upcoming Fall 2020 and Winter 2020-20201 titles as presented at Virtual Children's Institute in combinations of 4-5 different publishers per session room. Publishers in this video: Harper Kids, Chronicle, Charlesbridge, Two Rivers. Rep Picks packets of title information are available for download here:  https://www.bookweb.org/virtual-ci8-rep-picks-packets.

Virtual Rep Picks, Sleeping Bear Press, Candlewick Press, Diamond Book Distributors, Bloomsbury Children's Books

Virtual Rep Picks, Sleeping Bear Press, Candlewick Press, Diamond Book Distributors, Bloomsbury Children's Books (July 16, 2020)
Content related to the education session Virtual Rep Picks, Sleeping Bear Press, Candlewick Press, Diamond Book Distributors, Bloomsbury Children's Books, Children's Institute 2020 (Ci8).
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  • Buying and Selling
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  • Children's Bookselling

Publisher presentations of upcoming Fall 2020 and Winter 2020-20201 titles as presented at Virtual Children's Institute in combinations of 4-5 different publishers per session room. Publishers in this video: Sleeping Bear, Candlewick, Diamond, Bloomsbury. Rep Picks packets of title information are available for download here:  https://www.bookweb.org/virtual-ci8-rep-picks-packets.

Kwame Alexander and Jerry Craft in Conversation

Kwame Alexander and Jerry Craft in Conversation (July 16, 2020)
Content related to the education session Kwame Alexander and Jerry Craft in Conversation, Children's Institute 2020 (Ci8).
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Topic:
  • Marketing & PR
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  • Children's Bookselling

Join Newbery Award-winning authors Kwame Alexander and Jerry Craft in conversation as they discuss the roles booksellers played in their own success, how booksellers can encourage a love of reading, the importance of highlighting Black authors and illustrators, and to learn more about their upcoming projects.

Ci8 Keynote Featuring Isaac Fitzgerald

Ci8 Keynote Featuring Isaac Fitzgerald (July 15, 2020)
Content related to the education session Ci8 Keynote Featuring Isaac Fitzgerald, Children's Institute 2020 (Ci8).
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Topic:
  • Bookselling Essentials
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  • Children's Bookselling

Store Voice, Online Sales, and Profitability

Store Voice, Online Sales, and Profitability (July 15, 2020)
Content related to the education session Store Voice, Online Sales, and Profitability, Children's Institute 2020 (Ci8).
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  • Marketing & PR
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  • Owners and Managers

A bookstore's unique voice is as important as the books it sells. During the current public health crisis, without customers browsing the stacks, stores have had to amplify their voices to break through the noise and harness the buying power of online shoppers. In this session, bookstore owners and social media managers will share how they developed their voices, got loud, and captured new customers and drove online sales. The panelists will also explore ideas on maximizing profitablility during this time of increased shipping all the while retaining their new customers.

Indies Introduce the Best Middle Grade and Young Adult Debuts

Indies Introduce the Best Middle Grade and Young Adult Debuts (July 15, 2020)
Content related to the education session Indies Introduce the Best Middle Grade and Young Adult Debuts, Children's Institute 2020 (Ci8).
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  • Buying and Selling
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  • Children's Bookselling

Indies Introduce is all about what independent booksellers do best: Discovering exciting debut authors and sharing the best with readers across the country. You will hear about the title selection process from the bookseller panelists who curated the list and many of the debut authors will be present to read a short passage and answer a question posed by one of the panelists.

Representation in Science Fiction and Fantasy Young Adult and Middle Grade Books

Representation in Science Fiction and Fantasy Young Adult and Middle Grade Books (July 15, 2020)
Content related to the education session Representation in Science Fiction and Fantasy Young Adult and Middle Grade Books, Children's Institute 2020 (Ci8).
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Topic:
  • Diversity & Inclusion
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  • Children's Bookselling
  • Genre

Celebrate the representation of Black girls in middle grade and young adult science fiction and fantasy stories as well as the Black female authors who create these characters and works. Authors Ebony Elizabeth Thomas, Dhonielle Clayton, and Tracy Deonn will be in conversation to discuss the fandom, world-building, stories, and characters that inspire and excite them as artists and readers.

ABA Coffee Break, July Afternoon Session #2

ABA Coffee Break, July Afternoon Session #2 (July 14, 2020)
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  • Operations
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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 coffee break and/or the daily email update for the most current information.

ABA Coffee Break, July Afternoon Session #2 (July 14, 2020)
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  • Operations
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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 coffee break and/or the daily email update for the most current information.

Technology Meetup: Cyber Insurance with Arrowhead General Insurance Agency

Technology Meetup: Cyber Insurance with Arrowhead General Insurance Agency (July 9, 2020)
Content related to the education session Technology Meetup: Cyber Insurance with Arrowhead General Insurance Agency, ABA Technology Meetups.
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Topic:
  • Finance
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  • Technology
There are various insurance coverages that can assist in providing protections to you and your bookstore related to cyber threats. During this time of crisis, there has been a notable increase in the need for cyber security. Cyber threats can come in many forms (phishing, malware, extortion, viruses, etc.), and cyber insurance coverages come in many forms as well. The team from Arrowhead General Insurance Agency present information on cyber coverages and how these coverages can protect your bookstores. 
 
This is a general discussion concerning an important product coverage for retail business and booksellers specifically.  In the event of an actual claim, the facts surrounding a loss or suit and the policy terms in-force at time of loss or suit will be used to evaluate coverage response.

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