Sign Up for March 28 and April 11 Marketing Meetups [4]

The American Booksellers Association will present two marketing meetups for independent booksellers in the coming weeks: on March 28, on the topic of blog marketing, and on April 11, on influencer marketing.

ABA education logoAll booksellers are invited to participate in these bookseller-led educational conversations, which are conducted through and held at 11:00 a.m. EST on two Thursdays a month. Booksellers who would like to participate should e-mail [6] for an invitation and instructions.

On Thursday, March 28, from 11 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. EST, the American Booksellers Association will present a marketing meetup [7] that will focus on blog marketing, which is used by businesses to reach their target market through additional online visibility. Guest speakers will include Abby Fennewald of Book People [8] in Austin, Texas; Colin McDonald of The Seminary Co-op/57th Street Books [9] in Chicago, Illinois; and Miriam Landis of Island Books [10] in Mercer Island, Washington; with information provided by Blue Willow Bookshop [11] in Houston, Texas.

On Thursday, April 11, from 11 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. EST, the American Booksellers Association will present a Marketing Meetup that will focus on Influencer Marketing, a combination of marketing tools that takes the idea of a celebrity (Influencer) endorsement and places it into a present-day content-driven marketing campaign that relies heavily on the collaborations between the brand (you) and the influencer (celebrity). In the book world, an influencer could be an author, book reviewer, local blogger or even a book-loving teen at the local high school.

Guest speakers for the April 11 marketing meetup will be Liza Bernard of Norwich Bookstore [12] in Norwich, Vermont; Lauren Messamore of Watermark Books & Cafe [13] in Wichita, Kansas; and Andrea Thatcher of Smith Publicity [14] in Cherry Hill, New Jersey.

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