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Lightning Talk IBD Edition - Eileen McCormick of Green Apple Books (San Francisco, CA) on Partnering with Community Organizations

Lightning Talk IBD Edition - Eileen McCormick of Green Apple Books (San Francisco, CA) on Partnering with Community Organizations (February 22, 2024)
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ABA's Lightning Talk series features booksellers presenting 5-10 minute talks on tech tools, organizational strategies, communication methods, or innovations they’ve made in their stores. On February 22, 2024, Eileen McCormick of Green Apple Books (San Francisco, CA) discussed Partnering with Community Organizations for Independent Bookstore Day.

Lightning Talk IBD Edition - Eileen McCormick of Green Apple Books (San Francisco, CA) on Partnering with Community Organizations (February 22, 2024)
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ABA's Lightning Talk series features booksellers presenting 5-10 minute talks on tech tools, organizational strategies, communication methods, or innovations they’ve made in their stores. On February 22, 2024, Eileen McCormick of Green Apple Books (San Francisco, CA) discussed Partnering with Community Organizations for Independent Bookstore Day.

Lightning Talk IBD Edition - Ryan Clark of Gibson’s Bookstore (Concord, NH) on Bookstore BINGO and #BookHaul Photo Booths

Lightning Talk IBD Edition - Ryan Clark of Gibson’s Bookstore (Concord, NH) on Bookstore BINGO and #BookHaul Photo Booths (February 22, 2024)
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ABA's Lightning Talk series features booksellers presenting 5-10 minute talks on tech tools, organizational strategies, communication methods, or innovations they’ve made in their stores. On February 22, 2024, Ryan Clark of Gibson’s Bookstore (Concord, NH) discussed Bookstore BINGO and #BookHaul Photo Booths.

Lightning Talk IBD Edition - Ryan Clark of Gibson’s Bookstore (Concord, NH) on Bookstore BINGO and #BookHaul Photo Booths (February 22, 2024)
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ABA's Lightning Talk series features booksellers presenting 5-10 minute talks on tech tools, organizational strategies, communication methods, or innovations they’ve made in their stores. On February 22, 2024, Ryan Clark of Gibson’s Bookstore (Concord, NH) discussed Bookstore BINGO and #BookHaul Photo Booths.

Lightning Talk IBD Edition - Erin Ball of Third Place Books (Lake Forest Park, WA) on Bookstore Crawls

Lightning Talk IBD Edition - Erin Ball of Third Place Books (Lake Forest Park, WA) on Bookstore Crawls (February 22, 2024)
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ABA's Lightning Talk series features booksellers presenting 5-10 minute talks on tech tools, organizational strategies, communication methods, or innovations they’ve made in their stores. On February 22, 2024, Erin Ball of Third Place Books (Lake Forest Park, WA) discussed Bookstore Crawls.

The New Marketing and Media Strategy

The New Marketing and Media Strategy (February 12, 2024)
Content related to the education session The New Marketing and Media Strategy, Winter Institute 2024.
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  • 101

 
Description
The media landscape and consumer reading and listening habits have changed considerably in recent years. We have witnessed the growth of new and existing social media channels and many traditional media outlets have disappeared or reduced coverage and content. What are the most effective channels for bookstores to reach their customers, market to new customers, and engage with their community? This session will break this down, answer your questions, and provide some guiding principles to help you make the right choices for your store.
 
Speakers
Kassie King, The Novel Neighbor - Webster Groves, MO
Cris Siqueira, Lions Tooth - Milwaukee, WI
Kalli King, Rediscovered Books - Boise, ID
Laura Trujillo, USA TODAY - Tysons, VA
 
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Storytelling for Success

Storytelling for Success (June 5, 2023)
Content related to the education session Storytelling for Success, Children's Institute 2023.
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Storytelling is essential for business innovation. It allows owners and managers to build purpose-driven businesses by dismantling restrictive mental models and challenging the status quo. This workshop, led by novelist and business professor Anna Bruno, will enable you to excavate your origin stories. Storytelling models will rely on Aristotle’s rhetorical triangle (ethos, pathos and logos), as well as the structural techniques of audience engagement (beginnings, endings and transitions). The workshop will help you tell origin stories with memorable detail, break down barriers and build resilient relationships, and adapt stories for various business purposes (marketing, programming, products and services).
 
Speaker:
Anna Bruno, University of Iowa - Iowa City, IA
 
Storytelling for Success (June 5, 2023)
Content related to the education session Storytelling for Success, Children's Institute 2023.
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Storytelling is essential for business innovation. It allows owners and managers to build purpose-driven businesses by dismantling restrictive mental models and challenging the status quo. This workshop, led by novelist and business professor Anna Bruno, will enable you to excavate your origin stories. Storytelling models will rely on Aristotle’s rhetorical triangle (ethos, pathos and logos), as well as the structural techniques of audience engagement (beginnings, endings and transitions). The workshop will help you tell origin stories with memorable detail, break down barriers and build resilient relationships, and adapt stories for various business purposes (marketing, programming, products and services).
 
Speaker:
Anna Bruno, University of Iowa - Iowa City, IA
 

Principles of Merch Design

Principles of Merch Design (June 5, 2023)
Content related to the education session Principles of Merch Design, Children's Institute 2023.
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  • 101
Store-branded clothing is the concert tee of your bookstore. Once it walks out the door, it is free marketing, signaling through the wearer's swagger that your store is lit in all the ways. In a sea of business-branded t-shirts, it can be challenging to keep designs fresh, so we're bringing in the experts. In this session, we will explore the principles of effective t-shirt design, including color theory, typography, composition, and branding and you will learn how to create designs that capture your bookstore's unique style and voice. This session is great for marketing managers, directors, and coordinators. It is accessible to all who attend and want to learn how to leverage the power of t-shirts to promote their brand and engage their customers.
 
Speaker:
Michael Fusco-Straub, M+E/Michael Fusco Design - Brooklyn, NY
 

Social Analytics Workshop: Understanding Social Media Data (Bookseller Panel)

Social Analytics Workshop: Understanding Social Media Data (Bookseller Panel) (February 22, 2023)
Content related to the education session Social Analytics Workshop: Understanding Social Media Data (Bookseller Panel), Winter Institute 2023.
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  • Marketing & PR
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  • Technology

If you are a user of Twitter, Instagram, TikTok, and Facebook, and you haven’t yet examined your user analytics from these platforms, today is the day! This workshop will teach you how to access analytics on each of these platforms and interpret the data in order to spot trends. Bring your laptop and get ready to dive into your data. But wait, there’s more! Bring what you learn in this workshop to the session tomorrow at 9:05 am, Using Your Social Media Data to Create a Social Media Marketing Plan, and learn how to use your social media analytics data to create a more personalized and relevant marketing plan.

 

Speakers: Christina Ciampa, All She Wrote Books (Somerville, Massachusetts); Candice Huber, Tubby & Coo's Mid-City Book Shop (New Orleans, Louisiana); Jordan Brannon, Coalition Technologies (Seattle, Washington)

Graphic Design For Promotion, Branding, and Signage (Bookseller Panel)

Graphic Design For Promotion, Branding, and Signage (Bookseller Panel) (February 22, 2023)
Content related to the education session Graphic Design For Promotion, Branding, and Signage (Bookseller Panel), Winter Institute 2023.
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  • Marketing & PR
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  • 101

It is vital for a business to have visual content that is brand-focused, eye-catching, and easy to read. Luckily, with an array of low-cost and accessible web tools now available, it has never been easier. This panel features graphic design experts from a variety of backgrounds who will show examples of their work and discuss the graphic design tools they use to enhance their store’s promotional content, branding, signage, social media, events, and more. No matter your level of skill or comfort with graphic design, you will be able to apply something you learn here to your business. (All)

Speakers: Larry Law, Great Lakes Independent Booksellers Association (Woodridge, Illinois); Valentin Zuniga Contreras, The Book Jewel (Los Angeles, California); Carolann Duro, Quiet Quail Books (Highland, California); Melissa Napolitano, American Booksellers Association (White Plains, New York)

Graphic Design For Promotion, Branding, and Signage (Bookseller Panel) (February 22, 2023)
Content related to the education session Graphic Design For Promotion, Branding, and Signage (Bookseller Panel), Winter Institute 2023.
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It is vital for a business to have visual content that is brand-focused, eye-catching, and easy to read. Luckily, with an array of low-cost and accessible web tools now available, it has never been easier. This panel features graphic design experts from a variety of backgrounds who will show examples of their work and discuss the graphic design tools they use to enhance their store’s promotional content, branding, signage, social media, events, and more. No matter your level of skill or comfort with graphic design, you will be able to apply something you learn here to your business. (All)

Speakers: Larry Law, Great Lakes Independent Booksellers Association (Woodridge, Illinois); Valentin Zuniga Contreras, The Book Jewel (Los Angeles, California); Carolann Duro, Quiet Quail Books (Highland, California); Melissa Napolitano, American Booksellers Association (White Plains, New York)

Marketing Meetup - University Press Week

Marketing Meetup - University Press Week (October 6, 2022)
Content related to the education session Marketing Meetup - University Press Week, ABA Marketing Meetups.
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During this session booksellers and publishers come together to discuss the benefits of working with University Presses, how to make the most of University Press week and the overall value of carry UP titles.

Panelists include:

  • Noor Shawaf, Seminary Co-op Bookstores
  • Vanessa Martini, Green Apple Books
  • Gianna LaMorte, University of Texas Press
  • Levi Stahl, University of Chicago Press

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 - Bonfire

Marketing Meetup - Bonfire (September 1, 2022)
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During this session booksellers will hear from Taylor Soignoli of Bonfire, on their online platform where anyone can design and sell custom products, the services they offer around helping create unique designs and some best practices and examples of well-run campaigns.

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 - Bonfire (September 1, 2022)
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During this session booksellers will hear from Taylor Soignoli of Bonfire, on their online platform where anyone can design and sell custom products, the services they offer around helping create unique designs and some best practices and examples of well-run campaigns.

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 - Bonfire (September 1, 2022)
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During this session booksellers will hear from Taylor Soignoli of Bonfire, on their online platform where anyone can design and sell custom products, the services they offer around helping create unique designs and some best practices and examples of well-run campaigns.

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 Open Conversation

Marketing Meetup - Holiday Marketing Open Conversation (August 4, 2022)
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Get a jump start on your holiday marketing plans by joining us for this open conversation on what's worked in the past, ideas you want to try this year, and how you'll be preparing.

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 Open Conversation (August 4, 2022)
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Get a jump start on your holiday marketing plans by joining us for this open conversation on what's worked in the past, ideas you want to try this year, and how you'll be preparing.

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 - Audiobooks: Best practices for marketing and driving sales

Marketing Meetup - Audiobooks: Best practices for marketing and driving sales (July 21, 2022)
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In this robust conversation with bookstores and audio publishers, attendees will get updates about audiobook sales and consumer behavior and tips for interesting customers in the format. Learn from bookstores about how audiobook sales have benefited their stores and what suggestions they have for making the most of offering the format. 

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 - Audiobooks: Best practices for marketing and driving sales (July 21, 2022)
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In this robust conversation with bookstores and audio publishers, attendees will get updates about audiobook sales and consumer behavior and tips for interesting customers in the format. Learn from bookstores about how audiobook sales have benefited their stores and what suggestions they have for making the most of offering the format. 

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

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