Making the Most of Literary Awards

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Monday, January 30, 2017 -
9:05am to 10:05am
Greenway D/E

Every year, literary awards highlight a variety of stellar titles, presenting unique opportunities for booksellers to focus the attention of buyers and readers, and spur sales. A panel composed of both booksellers and representatives from national organizations that present literary awards, will discuss ideas for introducing, expanding, and leveraging the cachet surrounding awards for increased sales as well as customer interaction.

  • Lisa Lucas, Executive Director, National Book Foundation (New York, NY)
  • Tom Nissley, Phinney Books (Seattle, WA)
  • Karen Schechner, Senior Indie Editor, Kirkus Reviews (New York, NY)
  • Paul Yamazaki, City Lights Books (San Francisco, CA)
  • Joy Dallanegra-Sanger, ABA (Moderator)

About ABA

The American Booksellers Association, a national not-for-profit trade organization, works with booksellers and industry partners to ensure the success and profitability of independently owned book retailers, and to assist in expanding the community of the book.

Independent bookstores act as community anchors; they serve a unique role in promoting the open exchange of ideas, enriching the cultural life of communities, and creating economically vibrant neighborhoods.




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