Winter Institute

12 Jan

A Checklist for Winter Institute First-Timers

With Winter Institute just around the corner, now is the time to review this helpful checklist filled with reminders and tips for how to best navigate the event.

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10 Jan
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IndieCommunication: One-on-Ones at Wi13, an Online Marketing Roundtable, and More

The IndieCommunication newsletter for January 11 includes details about meeting with IndieCommerce staff at Winter Institute, joining an upcoming online marketing roundtable, and a tip of the week.

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10 Jan

Winter Institute Hotel Reservation Confirmations on the Way

Wi13 registrants who booked a hotel room through ConferenceDirect will receive a reservation confirmation by e-mail from their hotel this week; all modifications should be made through ConferenceDirect.

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10 Jan

Memphis Area Bookstores Ready to Welcome Wi13 Attendees

Booksellers heading to Winter Institute should plan to tour some of the great local indie bookstores of Memphis. In the meantime, get familiar with the city through these book recommendations from local booksellers.

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10 Jan

Wi13 Panel to Highlight Emergency Preparedness

Booksellers who weathered natural disasters will offer real-world advice on how to help independent bookstores prepare for and survive a natural disaster or other emergency.

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10 Jan

Wi13 Offers Full Schedule of Parties and Receptions

Booksellers will have plenty of chances to socialize with colleagues, publishers, and authors in between educational sessions at Winter Institute.

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09 Jan

Help Binc Light Up Winter Institute!

The Book Industry Charitable Foundation (Binc) will host a “Heads or Tails” game at this year’s Winter Institute, where booksellers can donate money to Binc by buying flashing pins for a chance to win a $500 AmEx gift card.

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09 Jan

Attention Booksellers Traveling to Winter Institute: Is Your State REAL ID Compliant?

Before traveling to Memphis, booksellers should make sure that their state is REAL ID compliant, and if it is not, check whether it has received an extension from Homeland Security.

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09 Jan

Bank Square Books’ “Mini Winnie” Event Brings Winter Institute Home

Bank Square Books and Savoy Bookshop & Café have created a new store tradition dubbed the “Mini Winnie”: a miniature version of Winter Institute conducted on home turf in the weeks after the event.

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09 Jan

Wi13 Keynote Speaker Junot Díaz on Writing His First Book for Children

Junot Díaz, whose first picture book for children, Islandborn, comes out in March, will appear as a keynote speaker at the American Booksellers Association’s 2018 Winter Institute in Memphis this month. 

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08 Jan

Register Now for Special Events at Winter Institute

A number of special events taking place during Winter Institute require registration, including advanced education sessions, a finance workshop, a used bookstore forum, and more.

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05 Jan

Wi13 Town Hall Meeting Offers Opportunity for Open Discussion

ABA is inviting all booksellers attending the 2018 Winter Institute to take part in an open discussion about industry and association issues at a Town Hall Meeting on Wednesday, January 24.

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05 Jan

Walking in Memphis: Sing Along to ABA’s Winter Institute Playlists

With Winter Institute just around the corner, booksellers should start getting out their suitcases — and singing along to ABA’s Winter Institute-themed playlists on Spotify.

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03 Jan
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Winter Institute at Your Fingertips: Download the Wi13 App

Attendees can use the app to access the Winter Institute schedule, create customized agendas, message fellow attendees, view keynote speakers and appearing authors, and more.

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03 Jan

IndieCommerce Institute Agenda Includes Revamping E-mail Newsletters to Generate Sales

One size does not fit all when it comes to effective e-mail newsletter marketing, and ABA’s IndieCommerce team will explain why during a session at the January 22 IndieCommerce Institute in Memphis.

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