New Date and Time for Winter Institute Finance Seminar

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To enable as many booksellers as possible to attend Winter Institute 12’s Rep Picks Speed Dating Lunch, the Bookstore Finance Seminar is being rescheduled. The Finance Seminar will now be held on Monday, January 30, from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. (It had previously been scheduled for Saturday, January 28, from 10:30 a.m. – 4:20 p.m.)

The Bookstore Finance Seminar is a free, 101-level program that is open to two booksellers per ABA member store; however, preregistration is required and space is limited. The seminar, to be led by ABA Vice President Robert Sindelar, the managing partner of Seattle’s Third Place Books, and ABA Chief Financial Officer Robyn DesHotel, will cover the fundamentals of budgeting, understanding cash flow, business financing, bookkeeping, and financial statements. The workshop will also include a segment focusing on strategies for achieving higher profits and improving cash flow; it will conclude with an interactive group discussion. Lunch will be served. Learn more and register for the Bookstore Finance Seminar here.

The updated Winter Institute schedule is available here.

Winter Institute and the host hotel, the Hyatt Regency Minneapolis, are both sold out; registrants whose plans have changed are asked to notify ABA at cancellation@bookweb.org as soon as possible so waiting booksellers can be contacted.

Booksellers who are not registered can add their names to the event waitlist here and to the hotel waitlist here. If cancellations are received, booksellers on the lists will be notified on a first-come, first-served basis.

Winter Institute 12, which will be held in Minneapolis, Minnesota, from Friday evening, January 27, through Monday, January 30, 2017, is made possible by the generous support of lead sponsor Ingram Content Group and from publishers large and small.