Wi5's Consultation Station: Schedule Appointments Now

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New this year is the opportunity for booksellers to schedule one-on-one conversations with a wide variety of service providers who will be on-hand at the Winter Institute. Currently scheduled to have representatives at the Consultation Station (from 3:00 p.m. - 6:15 p.m. on Thursday, February 4) are 14 book industry service providers, including POS vendors, trade associations, Ingram, LIBRIS insurance, W.G. Ellerkamp Paper Company, PartnerShip, and more. The complete list, with contact information, is below. ABA is encouraging booksellers to contact the participants now to schedule one-on-one conversations.

Consultation Station Participants (subject to change)

  • ABA Gift Cards (Only available from 3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.)
Jill Perlstein, ABA Gift Card Program Manager
    [email protected]
Industry consultant Maurizio Divito will be available to discuss specific questions about reconciliation, breakage, and tax implications. Appointments are required, and all financial information will be kept confidential. Both Perlstein and Divito will moderate the "ABA Gift Card Users Group: Preparing for the Transition," which starts at 4:45 p.m. Reservations are also required for that session.
  • ABA IndieCommerce
Scott Nafz, Senior Customer Service Representative
    [email protected]
Aimed at current IndieCommerce users with specific questions about the new platform; ABA members who are not current users are encouraged to attend the IndieCommerce Demo on Friday, February 5.

There are also still openings for a few of the other Wi5 sessions requiring sign up, which were announced in mid-December.

Booksellers who are interested in participating in any of these four sessions are encouraged to sign up by e-mailing the appropriate ABA staff member as soon as possible:


  • ABA's Gift Card Users Group: Preparing for the Transition -- contact Jill Perlstein at [email protected]