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Virtual Rep Picks, Abrams, Sourcebooks, Macmillan Children's Publishing Group, Consortium Book Sales & Distribution

Virtual Rep Picks, Abrams, Sourcebooks, Macmillan Children's Publishing Group, Consortium Book Sales & Distribution (July 16, 2020)
Content related to the education session Virtual Rep Picks, Abrams, Sourcebooks, Macmillan Children's Publishing Group, Consortium Book Sales & Distribution, Children's Institute 2020 (Ci8).
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Topic:
  • 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: Abrams, Sourcebooks, Macmillan, Consortium. Rep Picks packets of title information are available for download here:  https://www.bookweb.org/virtual-ci8-rep-picks-packets.

Virtual Rep Picks, Abrams, Sourcebooks, Macmillan Children's Publishing Group, Consortium Book Sales & Distribution (July 16, 2020)
Content related to the education session Virtual Rep Picks, Abrams, Sourcebooks, Macmillan Children's Publishing Group, Consortium Book Sales & Distribution, Children's Institute 2020 (Ci8).
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Topic:
  • Buying and Selling
Tags:
  • 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: Abrams, Sourcebooks, Macmillan, Consortium. Rep Picks packets of title information are available for download here:  https://www.bookweb.org/virtual-ci8-rep-picks-packets.

Virtual Rep Picks, Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing, Groundwood Books, Phaidon, PGW

Virtual Rep Picks, Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing, Groundwood Books, Phaidon, PGW (July 16, 2020)
Content related to the education session Virtual Rep Picks, Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing, Groundwood Books, Phaidon, PGW, Children's Institute 2020 (Ci8).
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Topic:
  • 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: Simon & Schuster, Groundwood, Phaidon, PGW. Rep Picks packets of title information are available for download here:  https://www.bookweb.org/virtual-ci8-rep-picks-packets.

Virtual Rep Picks, Hachette Book Group / Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, Andrews McMeel Publishing, Holiday House, Ingram Publisher Services (IPS)

Virtual Rep Picks, Hachette Book Group / Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, Andrews McMeel Publishing, Holiday House, Ingram Publisher Services (IPS) (July 16, 2020)
Content related to the education session Virtual Rep Picks, Hachette Book Group / Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, Andrews McMeel Publishing, Holiday House, Ingram Publisher Services (IPS), Children's Institute 2020 (Ci8).
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Topic:
  • Bookselling Essentials
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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: Hachette, Andrews McMeel, Holiday House, Ingram IPS. 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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Topic:
  • 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
Tags:
  • 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)
Content related to the education session ABA Coffee Break, July Afternoon Session #2, Coffeebreak.
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Topic:
  • Operations
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  • 101

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