10 Jul

Ci6 Education: Creating and Implementing Successful LGBTQIA Youth Programs

The “Creating and Implementing Successful LGBTQIA Youth Programs” education session at Children’s Institute provided booksellers with tips on making their stores inclusive places of refuge for queer youth.

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25 Jun
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A Few Post-Children’s Institute Reminders

Booksellers who attended Ci6 are asked to fill out session evaluations and keep an eye out for an overall event survey coming this week; those who didn’t attend can watch BTW for education coverage.

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21 Jun

Ci6 Featured Speaker Allison Risbridger on Trends Driving the Children’s Book Industry

Sales in the children’s and YA category have grown faster than the overall print book market in the U.S., according to data presented at Children’s Institute by NPD Book Client Development Specialist Allison Risbridger.

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12 Jun

BookExpo Education: How Non-Buyers Can Use Edelweiss+

Edelweiss puts booksellers’ reading preferences in front of sales reps, provides access to digital review copies and Indie Next List nomination options, and offers tools for communicating plans for big titles.

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11 Jun
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Missed BookExpo 2018? Visit ABA’s Education Curriculum to Catch Up

ABA members can now access handouts from education sessions held at BookExpo 2018 in New York City.

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06 Jun

NPD Featured Talk at BookExpo: BookScan for Booksellers

A featured talk at BookExpo on Thursday, May 31, showed booksellers the value of reporting to BookScan, which compiles and measures sales data in the U.S. market for physical books.

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22 May
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Latest Marketing Roundtable Offers Booksellers Couponing Advice

Last week’s online marketing roundtable for booksellers featured tips for offering coupons to customers. The next roundtable will take place in-person at BookExpo.

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11 May
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Pencils Ready? ABA to Offer Array of Education Sessions at BookExpo

Booksellers can gain a wealth of knowledge from education sessions on successful marketing strategies, diversity and inclusion tactics, and bookseller tools such as BookScan and Edelweiss+.

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09 May

Prepare for Publicists Speed Dating With “Creating a Press Kit” Webinar

Booksellers who have registered for Publicists Speed Dating at BookExpo 2018 are encouraged to check out ABA’s webinar on “Creating a Press Kit,” which is available on ABA’s Learning on Demand page.

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30 Apr
A Year of Bookstore Profitability at ABA's Spring Forums

Missed the Spring Forums? Visit ABA’s Education Curriculum to Catch Up

The PowerPoint presentation from ABA’s Spring Forum education session, “A Year of Bookstore Profitability,” is available now on BookWeb.

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25 Apr

ABA Education at BookExpo to Highlight Diversity and Inclusion Tactics for Booksellers

At this year’s BookExpo, member booksellers can participate in a roundtable discussion to learn new ways to implement diversity and inclusion in their stores.

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24 Apr
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Summer Marketing Ideas the Topic of Booksellers’ Virtual Roundtable

Chalkboard signs don’t have to be the only marketing tool indie bookstores use to drive customers into their shops during the summer months.

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23 Apr

In Case You Missed It: 13 Education Sessions Now Available via BTW

Here’s the complete list of Winter Institute education sessions covered by Bookselling This Week in the issues following the event. Check them out and learn something new today!

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18 Apr

How a Safety Retail Audit Can Drop Your Bookseller Risks

LIBRIS, the insurance program supported by ABA that offers tailored, affordable bookstore coverage, is encouraging booksellers to schedule a regular retail safety audit to help lower their liability.

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18 Apr

Wi13 Education: Capturing the Travel, Religion, and Cookbook Enthusiast

Booksellers at Winter Institute heard from bookseller and publisher panelists about how to use creative marketing, merchandising, events, and hand-selling to sell more books in specific genres.

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