ABA Announces Day of Education Presenters

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 The American Booksellers Association's Day of Education, sponsored by Ingram, will feature an impressive lineup of booksellers and publishing executives at the forefront of the industry, as well as representatives of small business advocacy groups, ABA staff, and others, including Google's Tom Turvey and Verso Digital's Jack McKeown.

Due to BookExpo America's move to a shortened, mid-week schedule, the Day of Education will be held on Tuesday, May 25, at New York's Javits Convention Center.

The program will start with a thought-provoking plenary session sponsored jointly by ABA and BEA. (Look for more information about the plenary session participants in an upcoming BTW.)

Here's a look at the roster of Day of Education presenters to date. The schedule, complete session descriptions, and more are available on BookWeb.org. ABA's education program is open to all BEA badge holders.


Sponsored by Ingram

2010 Survey of Book-Buying Behavior With Verso Digital

  • Jack McKeown, Director of Business Development, Verso Digital, and President, Conemarra Partners

Google Editions

  • Tom Turvey, Director, Strategic Partnerships, Google

IndieBound Workshop

  • Meg Smith, ABA Membership and Marketing Officer

  • Paige Poe, ABA Marketing Manager

IndieCommerce Demo

  • Matt Supko, ABA Technology Director

"It's a Wrap" Video Lab

  • Paige Poe, ABA Marketing Manager

It's in the Payroll

  • Len Vlahos, ABA COO

Large-Store Roundtable

  • Cathy Langer, Lead Book Buyer, Tattered Cover (Denver, CO)

Power to the Bookseller: An Update on Key Advocacy Issues

  • Oren Teicher, ABA CEO

  • Panelists to come

Serving the "Tween" Reader: Issues & Best Practices

  • Kristen McLean, Executive Director, Association of Booksellers for Children
  • Stephanie Anderson, Manager, WORD (Brooklyn, NY)
  • Liz Szabla, Division Vice President and Editor-in-Chief, Feiwel and Friends, an imprint of the Macmillan Children's Publishing Group

Small & Mid-Size Store Roundtable

  • Sylla McClellan, Owner, Third Street Books (McMinnville, OR)

Succession Planning: Valuing Your Business

  • Barbara Theroux, Founder and Manager, Fact and Fiction (Missoula, MT)
  • Pete Mulvihill, Co-owner, Green Apple Books (San Francisco, CA)
  • Annie Philbrick, Co-owner, Bank Square Books (Mystic, CT)
  • Herbert Marks, Counselor, SCORE, Counselors to America's Small Businesses

Techniques & Tactics for Online Website Promotion

  • Matt Supko, ABA Technology Director

The Business of Accepting Credit & Debit Cards

  • Michael Barnard, Owner, Rakestraw Books (Danville, CA)

The New Reality: Alternative Business Models for Independent Bookstores

  • Carole Horne, General Manager, Harvard Bookstore (Cambridge, MA)
  • Chris Morrow, Owner, Northshire Bookstore (Manchester Center, VT)
  • Chuck Robinson, Co-owner, Village Books (Bellingham, WA)
  • Len Vlahos, ABA COO

The Nuts & Bolts of Children's Bookselling: Roundtable Discussions

  • Kristen McLean, Executive Director, Association of Booksellers for Children