Education

01 Mar

ABA to Launch Children’s Institute at BEA

Updated March 5, 2012:     The first-ever American Booksellers Association ABC Children’s Institute will be held on Wednesday, June 6, at New York’s Javits Convention Center during BookExpo America 2012.

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08 Feb

Wi7 Survey Seeks Bookseller Feedback

Booksellers who participated in last month’s Winter Institute are being asked to provide honest feedback to help the American Booksellers Association continue to develop and improve the annual event.

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02 Feb

Owning a Bookstore: Opportunities to Learn the Business

Any bookseller currently in business will tell you that retail bookselling requires knowledge specific to the book industry as well as the necessary skills to run a successful small business. Two pitfalls that prospective booksellers should avoid is lack of training and inadequate funding.

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26 Jan

Booksellers Brainstorm in Wi7 Working Groups

Booksellers at Wi7 were divided into 22 working groups, each formulating plans for the future of a case study bookstore. The results of their work were synthesized by ABA staff and presented by Dan Sheehan, vice president of sales and general manager of the Ingram Content Group.

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25 Jan

Winter Institute 7 Inspires and Energizes

From the opening plenary to the closing working group activity, booksellers were energized by Winter Institute 7’s many opportunities to learn and network. Publishers, too, found inspiration, knowledge, and invaluable connections.

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21 Dec

Google Staff Members to Take Part in Winter Institute

Representatives of Google will take part in next month’s Winter Institute at two sessions on Google Analytics and at the Ask ABA Table at the Consultation Station, all on Thursday, January 19.

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21 Sep

Winter Institute Fully Booked - Waiting List Forming

Winter Institute 7 is now fully booked. However, a waiting list is forming, and, if you would like to be added to the waiting list, please fill out the waiting list form.

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14 Sep

Registration Opens for Winter Institute 7

Registration is now open for ABA’s Seventh Annual Winter Institute. Wi7, sponsored by the Ingram Content Group, will be held from Wednesday, January 18, through Friday, January 20, 2012, at the Astor Crowne Plaza in New Orleans’ French Quarter.

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08 Sep

A Preview of the NEIBA, PNBA, and GLIBA Trade Shows

Next month’s NEIBA, PNBA, and GLIBA trade shows will provide booksellers with a full range of educational programming, author events, and networking opportunities. Here’s a look at some of the regional highlights and ABA programming at the shows.

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08 Sep

Winter Institute Registration to Open Next Thursday

ABA will open registration for the Seventh Annual Winter Institute, sponsored by the Ingram Content Group, on Thursday afternoon, September 15. Wi7 will be held from Wednesday, January 18, through Friday, January 20, 2012, in New Orleans.

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17 Aug

Booksellers Find Value in IndieCommerce Institute

Booksellers who attended ABA’s inaugural IndieCommerce Institute have provided feedback that is instrumental in gauging the event’s success, as well as in shaping future plans.

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11 Aug

ABA Gears Up for Regional Shows, Offers Free Trial Membership

ABA staff will be at the regional trade shows this fall to present educational programming and to meet with booksellers at the ABA booth on the trade show floor, where non-members can sign up for a Show Special: free trial ABA membership until January 31, 2012.

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10 Aug

ABA Hosts Inaugural IndieCommerce Institute

The IndieCommerce Institute, which debuted in Chicago yesterday, drew close to 70 booksellers who took part in a day of intensive work focused on building a better website and developing e-commerce.

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20 Jul

Opening or Buying a Bookstore: Changes & Opportunities

There are distinct opportunities for start-ups in bookselling. Learn about them at the workshop retreat “Owning a Bookstore: The Business Essentials,” which will take place September 12 - 16 on Amelia Island (near Jacksonville, Florida).

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14 Jul

IndieCommerce Institute Deadline Extended: Few Spaces Left

ABA is extending the registration deadline for the few slots left for the IndieCommerce Institute until Wednesday, July 20, or until the three educational tracks are filled, whichever comes first. Stores that are already signed up for the ICI may now register additional staff.

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