Wi2023 Program

Wednesday, February 22, 2023  

10:25 am to 12:25 pm

Education for Authors 3A, Level 3, Seattle Convention Center

Developed for author guests in the early stages of their writing careers, this panel features booksellers who have formulated best practices for creating events that benefit both stores and authors. This session will cover a number of issues, from author publicity to dealing with pre-event nerves.

Speakers: Nina Barrett, Bookends & Beginnings (Evanston, Illinois); Patricia Ayala, Politics and Prose Bookstore (Washington, District of Columbia); Elizabeth Bluemle, The Flying Pig Bookstore (Shelburne, Vermont); Cristina Nosti, Books & Books (Coral Gables, Florida); Robert McDonald, The Book Stall (IL) (Winnetka, Illinois)

About ABA

The American Booksellers Association, a national not-for-profit trade organization, works with booksellers and industry partners to ensure the success and profitability of independently owned book retailers, and to assist in expanding the community of the book.

Independent bookstores act as community anchors; they serve a unique role in promoting the open exchange of ideas, enriching the cultural life of communities, and creating economically vibrant neighborhoods.


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