Resources

06 Jan

Winter Institute 11 App Now Live

The first-ever Winter Institute app for iPhone, iPad, or Android went live on January 6. A link tot the app, which is designed to enhance their experience at this month’s ABA education event in Denver, was sent in an e-mail to all registrants.

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01 Jan

Keep Up to Date: Download the Winter Institute App to Enhance Your Event Experience

The first-ever Winter Institute app for iPhone, iPad, or Android puts all of the details about next week’s education event in Denver at attendees’ fingertips, while allowing users to customize their schedules, share messages, and more.

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24 Nov

Indies First/Small Business Saturday: Last-Minute Reminders, Author Photos

More than 400 bookstores across the U.S. will be hosting Indies First celebrations on November 28, Small Business Saturday. Here are some final tips for booksellers, as well as photos of authors who helped kick off Indies First during last weekend’s Miami Book Fair International.

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05 Nov

New Promotional Materials for Small Business Saturday, Indies First Now on BookWeb

Booksellers now have access to new images, logos, and other promotional materials to help publicize Small Business Saturday and Indies First. The new materials are posted in BookWeb’s Designs & Downloads.

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22 Oct

Shortlists Revealed for 2016 Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction

This week, the American Library Association revealed the shortlists for its 2016 Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction. The announcement’s move to October gives booksellers the chance to promote the finalists to holiday shoppers.

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08 Oct

BTW News Briefs

Top online communities for small business owners; National Reading Group Month’s 2015 Great Group Reads; Ingram to distribute Humanoids Inc.; Consortium adds seven distribution clients; Svetlana Alexievich wins Nobel Prize in Literature; Keen Communications acquires Adventure Publications

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24 Sep

SBA Offers Online Guide to Human Resources Management

The Small Business Administration website offers an in-depth guide to help small business owners navigate the complex issue of human resources management.

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12 Aug

High Praise for Human Resources Workshop to Be Held Twice This Fall

In response to enthusiastic feedback from booksellers who participated in Winter Institute 10’s Advanced Learning Session on Human Resources, ABA has invited the session’s presenter, Dr. John Sherlock, to lead two Human Resources Workshops this fall.

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03 Jun

We Need Diverse Books, SLJ Release Booktalking Kits

A Booktalking Kit, created by We Need Diverse Books and School Library Journal, was shipped to ABA member stores in the Summer Kids’ White Box mailing.

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14 May

BTW News Briefs

Canadian company to host summer Bookseller Academy; Publishers Lunch releases Buzz Books; Kobo to provide free e-book access to Southwest Airlines customers

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13 May

Flowh Calendar Platform Offering Free Year to ABA Members

Flowh, a platform designed to turn an online events calendar into a marketing tool, is offering a free year of its premium service exclusively to ABA member stores.

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16 Apr

Innovative Ideas From Bookseller Brainstorming at Wi10

Here is an array of great ideas for promoting bookstores as hubs of creativity, community, and activity, all gleaned from the bookseller discussion groups following Steven Johnson’s plenary talk, “How We Got to Now,” at Winter Institute 10.

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09 Apr

Goldman Sachs Program Offers Continuing Education for Small Business Owners

Goldman Sachs’ 10,000 Small Businesses initiative, which provides free coaching and education to small business owners, has been a boon to independent bookstore owner Darlene Krogol of Another Look Books.

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31 Mar

Flowh Super-Socializes Event Calendars

Flowh is a more social version of the traditional event calendar. The online platform can turn an independent bookstore’s calendar into a marketing tool that connects with customers in new ways.

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23 Mar

Treeline Analytics Tips & Tricks: Prioritize on Metrics

In the first of a new monthly column offering best practices for making the most of the wealth of tools provided by Treeline Analytics, Joe Foster shows booksellers a few tips for using the Prioritize on Metrics graph.

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