Best Practices

15 Feb

Wi12 Education: Best Practices for First-Time Managers

Lani Basa of Business Women’s Circle and Cindy Dach of Changing Hands Bookstore address the challenges booksellers can face when entering managerial roles.

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08 Feb

Stores Celebrate African American Achievement During Black History Month

Booksellers are celebrating Black History Month with a range of interesting and educational book displays, events, and activities that celebrate African Americans’ contributions to society.

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08 Feb

Wi12 Panel Explores Managing Bookstores’ Brand Identity

The Winter Institute session “Creating and Managing Your Store Brand” showed booksellers how committing to their store’s brand can help them attract and retain customers.

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06 Feb

Treeline Tips & Tricks: The Transition to Edelweiss+ and Treeline Analytics News

Edelweiss/Treeline Education Coordinator Joe Foster provides some dates for the transition from Edelweiss Classic to Edelweiss+ as well as a quick tour of what already exists in Edelweiss+.

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30 Jan

Paul Currie of Foyles Discusses Innovation at Wi12 Featured Talk

In a Winter Institute featured talk, Foyles Bookshop CEO Paul Currie showed booksellers some of the recent innovations and changes at the 114-year-old U.K. book retailer.

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30 Jan

Kim Scott Doles Out Some “Radical Candor” at Winter Institute 12

At the final breakfast plenary of Winter Institute, author and former CEO coach Kim Scott discussed how the principles of radical candor can help booksellers improve relationships among their staff.

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25 Jan

Digital Book World Panel Explores Question “Will Bars Save Bookstores?”

At the Digital Book World panel “Will Bars Save Bookstores?” representatives of the bookselling and publishing industries discussed strategies that are helping bookstores not only survive but also thrive.

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18 Jan

Advanced Education Session to Teach the Art of “Managing Managers”

At the Wi12 advanced education session “Managing Managers,” Business Women’s Circle CEO Lani Basa will discuss the key components of an effective owner/manager relationship.

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04 Jan

Kim Scott, Author of Radical Candor, to Deliver Wi12 Breakfast Keynote

Kim Scott, author of Radical Candor: Be a Kickass Boss Without Losing Your Humanity, explains how, in order to be a great boss, you have to have a very personal relationship with the people who work for you.

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29 Nov

Treeline Tips & Tricks: New Ways to Filter

Edelweiss/Treeline Education Coordinator Joe Foster shows new ways to filter a catalog or list of titles in Edelweiss+ so you can quickly see those things that are most relevant to your current project.

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22 Nov

Booksellers Embrace Post-Election Role

Bookstores are embracing their roles as sources of information and self-expression and as a community nexus, providing books, safe spaces, and other resources in the post-election landscape.

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17 Nov

A Holiday Preparations Checklist

Here is BTW’s annual holiday preparations checklist, offering reminders to help smooth day-to-day operations at your store during the upcoming season.

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16 Nov

New DOL Overtime Rule Set to Go Into Effect December 1

Though legal challenges could possibly delay implementation of the Department of Labor’s new overtime rule, business owners should be prepared for it to go into effect on December 1.

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04 Nov

Treeline Tips & Tricks: Holiday Preparedness

Edelweiss/Treeline Education Coordinator Joe Foster shows booksellers how to use Treeline Analytics and Edelweiss+ to ensure they’re prepared for the holidays.

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25 Oct

NAIBA Keynote Focuses on Sharing the New Localism Message

How booksellers can become more effective advocates on public policy and make the case for fair business practices was the focus of a keynote presentation at the NAIBA fall conference.

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