Due to hazardous weather, the executive briefing on the state of independent bookstores has been rescheduled for March 22.
ABA publisher partners and BookExpo exhibitors can still register for the event, which is hosted by the American Booksellers Association in partnership with BookExpo.
The session, to take place at the Jacob Javits Convention Center, home to BookExpo and BookCon, will offer valuable insight into the evolving business model of profitable independent booksellers, including the most recent financial information available, based on ABA’s annual bookstore financial survey, the ABACUS report.
To start, participants will examine new benchmark financial data about indie bookstores from ABACUS and review the current state of the indie bookstore channel. The program’s second half will feature a discussion of new opportunities available at the upcoming BookExpo for publishers looking to more effectively interact with indie booksellers at the event.
The education session will be held in the Special Events Hall at the Javits Center from 9:00 a.m. to 11:45 a.m., and will be led by David Sandberg, co-owner of Porter Square Books in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and Greg Manns, a senior vice president at Industry Insights, the survey research and analytics firm ABA works with to produce the annual ABACUS report.
To register for the March 22 session, interested publishers and exhibitors are invited to contact BookExpo Event Director Brien McDonald by e-mail or by phone at (203) 921-7628.
This year’s BookExpo will run from Wednesday, May 30, through Friday, June 1. Registration is open now.