Education

12 Apr

Spring Forums Coming Up in MIBA, MPIBA Regions

The Spring Forums, featuring the ABA education session “A Year of Bookstore Profitability,” will be held April 23 in St. Louis, Missouri, and April 25 in Evergreen, Colorado.

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11 Apr

Wi13 Education: Best Practices for Conducting Staff Meetings

Bookseller panelists at Winter Institute discussed how staff meetings can reinforce a bookstore’s mission and provide an opportunity to share updates and brainstorm solutions to problems.

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10 Apr

Bookseller Roundtable Calls Attention to Free Digital Marketing Tools

The most recent online marketing roundtable hosted by ABA introduced participating booksellers to a number of digital marketing tools that are available online and free to use.

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10 Apr

Small Business Majority Acquires, Expands Educational Online Lending Platform

The Small Business Majority has introduced expanded resources to Venturize.org, an educational online lending platform that the organization took over in February. 

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03 Apr

Wi13 Education: Hiring for Diversity and Inclusion

Creating a diverse workforce often requires a new and different approach to hiring, including fostering relationships with customers and the community and looking outside the typical sources for candidates.

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27 Mar
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Wi13 Education: Courting the Romance Reader

A panel of booksellers and publishers discussed best practices for developing successful relationships with romance readers in their communities, from inventory selection to event planning.

 

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21 Mar

Wi13 Education: A Bookstore on Wheels: Owning and Operating a Bookmobile

Bookseller panelists at Winter Institute offered some food for thought to booksellers considering starting a bookmobile or adding a mobile aspect to their store.

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20 Mar
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Children’s Institute to Feature Array of Education

Educational programming at the June 19–21 ABC Children’s Institute will include sessions on planning and executing successful large-scale events, reaching underserved communities, selling YA to adults, and much more.

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15 Mar

New in ABA’s Learning on Demand: Hacking Your Bookseller Salary

BookWeb’s Learning on Demand page now features a video of the Winter Institute education session “Hacking Your Bookseller Salary” with Jesse Mecham, author of You Need a Budget.

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14 Mar

Wi13 Education: Best Practices for Buying, Marketing, and Hand-selling Diverse Books

“Increasing representation and expanding your bookstore selection to include more books by diverse authors is an opportunity to increase sales,” said panel moderator Aaron Curtis, a buyer for Books & Books.

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12 Mar

Publisher Education Session on Indie Bookstore Financials Rescheduled for March 22

ABA publisher partners and BookExpo exhibitors can still register for the session on the financial state of independent bookstores, which will now be held on March 22.

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09 Mar

New in ABA’s Learning on Demand: First Steps to Financial Peace in Business

BookWeb’s Learning on Demand page now features a video of the Winter Institute education session “First Steps to Financial Peace in Business.”

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09 Mar
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Spring Forums Coming Up in SCIBA, NCIBA, and PNBA Regions

The Spring Forums, featuring the ABA education session “A Year of Bookstore Profitability,” will be held March 16 in North Hollywood, California; March 18 in San Francisco; and March 19 in Seattle.

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06 Mar

Wi13 Advanced Education: Succession Planning

Store owners and managers who attended the advanced education session on succession planning at Winter Institute in Memphis received helpful advice on creating an exit plan for their business.

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05 Mar

Last Call: Register for Publisher Education Session on Indie Bookstore Financials

The March 13 education session in New York City, aimed at ABA publisher partners and BookExpo exhibitors, will detail the financial state of independent bookstores.

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