Education

05 Mar

Register Now for Children’s Institute

This year, booksellers attending the sixth ABC Children’s Institute (June 19–21 in New Orleans) will have the opportunity to participate in a chalkboard lettering workshop or a literary walking tour.

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05 Mar

Wi13 Debrief Postcards on the Way

Booksellers who participated in the Winter Institute 13 debrief will soon receive the postcards they filled out with actionable goals for improving their stores.

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01 Mar

New in ABA’s Learning on Demand: Dan Pink’s Wi13 Keynote

BookWeb’s Learning on Demand page now features a video of the Winter Institute keynote delivered by bestselling author Dan Pink, who discussed the importance of timing when making decisions.

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28 Feb
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IndieCommerce Webinar Series Begins March 8

The 2018 IndieCommerce Webinar series will begin on March 8 with the 90-minute webinar “Bulk Upload of Used Books and Signed Copies.”

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28 Feb

Wi13 Education: Small Stores, Big Clout

Bookstore owners serving on the “Small Stores, Big Clout” panel at Winter Institute shared some of the ways that small stores can have a big impact on their communities and beyond.

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28 Feb

Marketing Roundtable Provides New Ideas for Customer Engagement

During ABA’s most recent virtual roundtable discussion, booksellers talked about creative new ways to engage with their customers, including through text messaging.

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28 Feb
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EUREKAsiba Talks Bring TED-Style Event to SIBA Booksellers

A new event hosted by the Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance featured creative talks by booksellers, authors, and industry professionals on topics from social media to branding to goal-setting.

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23 Feb

New in ABA’s Learning on Demand: Take Your Social Media to the Next Level

BookWeb’s Learning on Demand page now features a video of the Winter Institute education session “Take Your Social Media to the Next Level: Strategic Best Practices for Retail and E-commerce Businesses.”

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23 Feb
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ABA’s Spring Forums to Begin in March

In addition to the open forum discussions on topics of concern to booksellers, ABA’s Spring Forums, which kick off March 16, will present the education session “A Year of Bookstore Profitability.”

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23 Feb

Publisher Education Session to Detail Indie Bookstore Financials

ABA publisher partners and BookExpo exhibitors are invited to register now for an executive briefing on the state of independent bookstores, to be held in New York City on Tuesday, March 13.

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20 Feb

Wi13 Education: Google Analytics 101

The Google Analytics 101 session at Winter Institute 13 provided booksellers with a quick tour of Google’s web analytics tool, which tracks and reports website traffic.

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20 Feb

Winter Institute Videos to be Available on Demand

Each week, ABA will add a new Winter Institute education or keynote video to BookWeb’s Learning on Demand page, starting today with Amy Webb’s keynote speech on the future of bookselling.

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20 Feb
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Register Now for Publisher Education Session on Indie Bookstore Financials

The March 13 education session in New York City, aimed at ABA publisher partners and BookExpo exhibitors, will discuss the financial state of independent bookstores.

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14 Feb

Wi13 Education: Emergency Preparedness and Resiliency for Your Business

“Emergency preparedness and resiliency planning is not about having all the answers — it’s about gathering the right tools,” said Wi13 education session panelist John Cavalier of Cavalier House Books.

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14 Feb

Wi13 Education: Jesse Mecham Teaches Rules for Financial Freedom

Jesse Mecham, author and founder of the website You Need a Budget, explains why financial success begins with giving every dollar a job. 

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