Education

29 Oct

Retail Data Breaches: How You Can Learn From Others’ Mistakes

LIBRIS, the insurance program supported by ABA that offers tailored, affordable bookstore coverage, is encouraging booksellers to think about how they can better secure online data to prevent a breach.

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24 Oct

Now on BookWeb: Short Demo on Navigating the New BookScan

NPD Book President Jonathan Stolper showed booksellers how to use NPD’s new DecisionKey® platform in this 30-minute demonstration.

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24 Oct
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Responses Due Today for 2019 Winter Institute Education Survey

The survey, which was e-mailed to booksellers last week, will help ABA gauge interest in education sessions being planned for the event in Albuquerque, New Mexico, this coming January.

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24 Oct

Booksellers to Discuss Bookstore Membership Programs During Virtual Roundtable

Customers join bookstore membership programs (sometimes called loyalty programs or frequent buyer programs) in order to receive discounts and perks. Sign up for the October 25 online chat to learn more.

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23 Oct
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Learn About “Maximizing Pre-Order Campaigns” Now

Booksellers who missed out on ABA’s presentation of its brand-new “Maximizing Pre-Order Campaigns” education session at the fall regional trade shows can check out the PowerPoint on BookWeb.

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19 Oct
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IndieCommunication: ADA Compliance Webinar, Credit Card Security, New Features and Themes

The most recent IndieCommunication shares news about an upcoming webinar, a new feature to remind customers to complete checkout, credit card transaction security, and new mobile-friendly themes.

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17 Oct

Sign Up for October 25 Virtual Marketing Roundtable on Membership Programs

As part of the video conference, three indie booksellers will discuss the pros and cons of bookstore loyalty or frequent buyer programs.

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16 Oct

Booksellers Overcoming Disaster

Here, the Book Industry Charitable (Binc) Foundation and LIBRIS insurance encourage booksellers to review a disaster checklist created to help stores and staff be prepared for disasters natural or otherwise.

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16 Oct
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Board Games Offer Boost in Sales for Indie Bookstores

Here, booksellers discuss the benefits of selling board games. Booksellers who are registered for Winter Institute 2019 who can offer their experiences for an education panel on the topic should let ABA know now.

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16 Oct

Booksellers, Watch Your Inboxes for 2019 Winter Institute Education Survey

The survey, which will be sent to all registered attendees, will help ABA gauge interest in education sessions being planned for the upcoming event. Booksellers should respond by Wednesday, October 24.

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16 Oct

Last Call for Sign-Ups: 30-Minute Demo on Navigating the New BookScan

Booksellers have one more chance to learn about how to access and interpret the insight offered through the new NPD BookScan.

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09 Oct

Sign Up Now for Virtual Marketing Roundtable on Membership Programs

During the video conference, three indie booksellers will discuss the pros and cons of bookstore membership programs, sometimes called loyalty programs or frequent buyer programs.

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09 Oct

Virtual Roundtable Offers Insight Into Using Social Media for Customer Acquisition

During the discussion, three booksellers discussed the different types of social media platforms they use, what kind of content they post, and how they have increased follower engagement over time.

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05 Oct
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Sales Rep Events for Staff and Local Community Offer Peek Into Upcoming Lists

Indie booksellers striving to stay in the know about upcoming releases spoke to BTW about inviting publisher sales representatives to their stores to talk books with both staff and customers.

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04 Oct
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Sign Up for a 30-Minute Demo to Learn How to Navigate the New BookScan

NPD Book President Jonathan Stolper will demonstrate how to access and interpret the information provided to booksellers through the new NPD BookScan.

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