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Programming & Partnerships: Working with Title 1 Schools

Programming & Partnerships: Working with Title 1 Schools (June 27, 2019)
Content related to the education session, Programming & Partnerships: Working with Title 1 Schools at Children's Institute 2019.
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Title 1 schools work with a small number of resources and even smaller budgets to bring authors to student audiences, host book fairs, and keep accounts with independent bookstores. Luckily, many bookstores do manage successful and profitable partnerships with Title 1 schools. Panelists with ongoing success in partnering with Title 1 schools will share with attendees:

  • How to approach Title 1 schools
  • How these partnerships are effective and profitable
  • How to assist a school in maximizing monies received from a granting organization
  • How to build community goodwill through partnership with a Title 1 school
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Opening Keynote: Ann Patchett

Opening Keynote: Ann Patchett (June 27, 2019)
Content related to the education session, Opening Keynote: Ann Patchett at Children's Institute 2019.
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Ann Patchett, the author of eight novels and three works of nonfiction, is the winner of the PEN/Faulkner Award, England’s Orange Prize, and the Book Sense Book of the Year, and was named one of Time magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in the World. Her work has been translated into more than 30 languages. She is the co-owner of Parnassus Books in Nashville, where she lives with her husband, Karl, and their dog, Sparky.

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Events University (AM): In Store and Off Site Author Events

Events University (AM): In Store and Off Site Author Events (June 26, 2019)
Content related to the education session, Events University (AM): In Store and Off Site Author Events at Children's Institute 2019.
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Pre-registation required; $45 fee per person; space is limited and lunch is provided. Hosting events in-store and offsite is a great way to strengthen a customer base, build goodwill within your community, and make money. But tackling the ins and outs of events, no matter how large or small, is daunting, time-consuming, and, let’s face it, overwhelming. This full-day, two-part workshop led by aces in bookstore event management will teach attendees:

  • Best practices for in-store author events
  • Tips for navigating events in a small space
  • Best practices for off-site author events, including partnering with schools and libraries, hosting large-scale events, and using alternate venues
  • Best practices for ticketing events and anticipating turnout
  • How to launch a book festival in your community

Events University is open to all booksellers, including those who are not registered for Children’s Institute.

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Glossary of Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity Terms

Glossary of Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity Terms (June 19, 2019)
Content related to the education session, Glossary of Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity Terms.

Counterspeak: The Rise and Fall of Activist Entrepreneurs with Joshua Clark Davis

Counterspeak: The Rise and Fall of Activist Entrepreneurs with Joshua Clark Davis (June 5, 2019)
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Counterspeak: Truth In Our Times with David E McCraw

Counterspeak: Truth In Our Times with David E McCraw (May 1, 2019)
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Counterspeak: A Free Speech Century

Counterspeak: A Free Speech Century (April 3, 2019)
Content related to the education session, Counterspeak: A Free Speech Century at Winter Institute 2016.
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ABACUS and Pre-Orders

ABACUS and Pre-Orders (
March 19, 2019 to April 25, 2019
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Content related to the education session, ABACUS and Pre-Orders at Spring Forums 2019.
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At each of the 2019 forums, ABA presented “ABACUS and Pre-Orders: Two Programs You Can’t Do Without,” an update on two initiatives critical to the success of any independent bookstore: an active pre-orders campaign and participation in the annual ABACUS financial survey. This educational session will focused on best practices for increasing pre-orders — including the latest on accurately reporting and tracking — based on in-store experiences and feedback from the Pre-Order Booksellers Task Force. 

Counterspeak: On Author Akram Aylisli and Book Burning in Azerbaijan

Counterspeak: On Author Akram Aylisli and Book Burning in Azerbaijan (March 6, 2019)
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Counterspeak: Booksellers Launch the Open Discussion Project

Counterspeak: Booksellers Launch the Open Discussion Project (February 27, 2019)
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