Education

03 Oct

Sign Up Now for Special Programming at Winter Institute

Booksellers attending the 2019 Winter Institute are encouraged to sign up now for special education sessions and workshops.

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01 Oct

Does Your Store Create Dazzling Displays? Let us Know!

The American Booksellers Association is seeking booksellers who have mastered the art of building engaging in-store and window displays.

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01 Oct

Sign Up Now for Virtual Marketing Roundtable on Social Media

The October 4 video conference on using social media to increase customers and drive sales, part of a series of educational roundtables held every other Thursday, will feature four experienced bookseller panelists.

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26 Sep
SIBA Discovery Show

ABA Heads to Northern California, Heartland Trade Shows

Attending booksellers can participate in an education session on maximizing pre-order campaigns, meet one-on-one with IndieCommerce staff, and enter to win a Winter Institute scholarship.

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25 Sep

Virtual Marketing Roundtable Offers Insight Into Subscription Services

Booksellers at last week’s virtual marketing roundtable discussed how they have implemented subscription services in their stores. 

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24 Sep
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Sign Up for a Webinar on Navigating 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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20 Sep

Upcoming Virtual Marketing Roundtable to Focus on Social Media

The October 4 roundtable on using social media to increase customers and drive sales, part of a series of educational roundtables held every other Thursday, will feature four experienced bookseller panelists.

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19 Sep

Winter Institute 14 Registration Now Full

Booksellers can fill out the registration form on BookWeb to add their names to the waitlist; booksellers will be notified on a first-come, first-served basis if spots become available for the event.

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19 Sep

Scholarship Application Process Opens for 2019 ABC Children’s Institute

Booksellers at stores that did not have an ABC Children’s Institute scholarship winner in 2017 or 2018 can now apply for a scholarship to the 2019 Children’s Institute in Pittsburgh.

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19 Sep

September 20 Virtual Marketing Roundtable to Focus on Membership Subscriptions

The virtual marketing roundtable on membership subscriptions, part of a series of educational roundtables held every other Thursday, will feature three bookseller panelists.

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19 Sep

ABA Heads to New England, Pacific Northwest Trade Shows

Attending booksellers can participate in an education session on maximizing pre-order campaigns, meet one-on-one with IndieCommerce staff, and enter to win a Winter Institute scholarship.

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12 Sep

Join ABA’s Virtual Marketing Roundtable on Membership Subscriptions

All ABA member booksellers are invited to participate in a September 20 virtual marketing roundtable on membership subscriptions, part of a series of educational roundtables held every other Thursday.

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12 Sep

American Booksellers Association Announces Lineup for 2019 Winter Institute

Winter Institute 14 will feature Margaret Atwood and Erin Morgenstern, Hanif Abdurraqib, Reshma Saujani, and Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark, plus education sessions, networking events, author receptions, and more.

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11 Sep
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Ci6 Education: Amplifying Your Presence on Social Media With Eva Chen

At the sixth annual ABC Children’s Institute, Eva Chen gave booksellers tips and tricks on how to make their store Instagram accounts stand out. 

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04 Sep

Ci6 Education: Planning and Executing Successful Large-Scale Events

Four booksellers discussed how they organize large-scale author events both in their stores and off-site, from selecting a venue to ticketing to communicating with staff, publicists, and attendees.

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Independent bookstores act as community anchors; they serve a unique role in promoting the open exchange of ideas, enriching the cultural life of communities, and creating economically vibrant neighborhoods.

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