Education

06 Jul

Still Time to Register for the IndieCommerce Institute

Attendance at the first IndieCommerce Institute will be capped, but there’s still time to register for one of the remaining spots at the one-day educational program, focusing on online commerce and related marketing, for booksellers at different levels of experience.

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28 Jun

IndieCommerce Institute Registration Continues

Registration for ABA’s inaugural IndieCommerce Institute, sponsored by the Ingram Content Group, continues until July 14 or until the program tracks are filled, whichever comes first.

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23 Jun

Registration Opens for ABA’s IndieCommerce Institute

On Wednesday, June 22, ABA opened registration for its inaugural IndieCommerce Institute, to be held on Wednesday, August 10, in Rosemont, Illinois, minutes from Chicago’s O’Hare Airport.

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16 Jun

Call Out for Education Topics for Kids’ Booksellers

As ABA begins formulating its educational programming for the coming year, member input is sought on possible topics for children’s booksellers.

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16 Jun

ABA Launches New Educational Program: One-Day IndieCommerce Institute

This week, ABA announced its first one-day educational mini-institute. The IndieCommerce Institute will focus on online commerce and related marketing, and it is set for Wednesday, August 10, in Rosemont, Illinois, adjacent to Chicago’s O’Hare Airport.

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02 Jun

E-Books 201: Focus on Staff Training and Customer Engagement

ABA Technology Director Matt Supko and Matt Norcross of McLean & Eakin Booksellers provided the latest updates and best practices for promoting Google eBooks™ and IndieCommerce sites at the Day of Education’s “E-Books 201.”

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02 Jun

Measuring and Partnering Are Key to Event Success

Cynthia Compton of 4 Kids Books shared her secrets to creating events for children at ABA’s Day of Education, sponsored by the Ingram Content Group, at BEA.

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25 May

Margaret Atwood on the Evolution of Storytelling and “Transmission Devices”

Award-winning author Margaret Atwood’s talk at ABA’s closing plenary session took listeners on an entertaining ramble from her first fiction characters through a brief history of the evolution of books and language to her thoughts on the future of the book and bookselling.

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25 May

Zane Talks Customer Service at ABA Opening Keynote

Christopher J. Zane, the founder of Zane’s Cycles and a nationally noted entrepreneur and speaker, opened ABA’s Day of Education with an engaging keynote that offered his perspective on “the most important part of the retail industry.”

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24 May

ABA at BEA 2011: Focus on Change and Innovation

Booksellers representing approximately 400 ABA member stores took part in ABA’s Day of Education, sponsored by the Ingram Content Group, on Monday at BEA. This year’s focus was squarely on assisting indie booksellers in their goals for retail innovation and success.

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12 May

Bookseller Task Forces Provide Valuable Feedback

ABA recently convened four Bookseller Task Forces – Digital, Education, Local First, and ABACUS – to gather member input and suggestions for ABA initiatives and programming.

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11 May

A Q&A With Margaret Atwood

Margaret Atwood discusses the book industry in flux and what happens when the “oldest human technology” is filtered through the new. BEA attendees will have the opportunity to learn more of Atwood’s thoughts on changes in the book industry at an ABA Day of Education Plenary session, from 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. on Monday, May 23.

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26 Apr

Registration Continues for Opening a Bookstore Seminar

Prospective booksellers are invited to attend a free, full-day “Introduction to Retail Bookselling” Seminar, sponsored by the ABA, on Sunday, May 22, at the Holiday Inn at 57th Street, in New York City.

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14 Apr

Free Seminar on Opening a Bookstore Scheduled for BEA

ABA is inviting prospective booksellers to a free, full-day “Introduction to Retail Bookselling” Seminar, on Sunday, May 22, at the Holiday Inn at 57th Street, in New York City.

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14 Apr

ABA Announces Day of Education Opening Speaker

Christopher J. Zane, a nationally noted entrepreneur and speaker, will be the opening plenary speaker at ABA’s Day of Education, on Monday, May 23, at BEA. The event is open to all BEA badged attendees.

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