Winter Institute

05 Sep

Mark Your Calendars! Winter Institute Registration Opens September 13

Here’s a peek at the list of speakers who will be appearing at the 13th annual Winter Institute, which will be held January 22–25, 2018, in Memphis, Tennessee.

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28 Aug

50+ Songs to Get You Psyched for Winter Institute

With Winter Institute registration opening on September 13, here’s a Memphis-inspired playlist to get booksellers enthused about the January 22–25 event.

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21 Aug

Wi13 Scholarship Applications Being Accepted

The American Booksellers Association is currently accepting applications from booksellers for publisher-sponsored scholarships to the 2018 Winter Institute.

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15 Aug

Winter Institute 13: Scholarship Application Form Now Open

Booksellers can apply for a chance to win a scholarship to the 2018 Winter Institute by submitting a form on BookWeb or a business card at the ABA booth during the fall regional trade shows.

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09 Aug

Start Planning for Winter Institute 13 in Memphis

Booksellers who are thinking about their travel plans for the January 22–25 Winter Institute in Memphis should be planning ahead if they want to attend any of a number of events happening on January 22.

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04 Apr

Minneapolis-area Charities Send Thanks for Books Donated at Wi12

Booksellers who donated to the book drive during Winter Institute 12 to benefit Minneapolis-area charities will be happy to know that their generosity was greatly appreciated by the books’ recipients.

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27 Mar

Wi12 Education: Take Your Show on the Road — Managing Large-Scale Events

The Winter Institute education session “Take Your Show on the Road: Managing Large-Scale Events” offered booksellers a range of strategies for managing large off-site events.

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22 Mar

Wi12 Education: Converting Social Media to Sales

Here’s a look at some of the successful social media strategies used by booksellers to drive traffic to store websites, grow e-mail lists, and increase sales, as shared at Wi12. 

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21 Mar

Wi12 Education: ABC Presents — Starting a Children’s Book Festival

Here are tips for planning kids’ book festivals, including teaming with area organizations, developing programming, and handling ticketing and on-site sales, as shared by bookseller panelists at Wi12.

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13 Mar

Wi12 Education: ABFE Presents — Hot-Button Issues in Kids’ Books

At Winter Institute, a panel of booksellers and representatives from We Need Diverse Books discussed how to build a collection of diverse titles and how to respond to resistance from readers.

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08 Mar

Wi12 Education: Finance — Securing Capital

The Winter Institute 12 education session “Finance — Securing Capital” explored the different ways booksellers can secure financing for their business needs.

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07 Mar

New Zealanders Get a Glimpse of American Bookselling

Before returning home from Winter Institute 12, New Zealanders Courtney Smith and Rochelle Handley worked for a week at a California indie.

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02 Mar

Forever a Binc-ista

Denise Chávez, the owner of Casa Camino Real Bookstore in Las Cruces, New Mexico, explains how a Book Industry Charitable Foundation scholarship to Winter Institute 12 changed her life.

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01 Mar

Wi12 Education: Bookselling 101 – Working With Publisher Reps

At Winter Institute 12, a panel of experienced booksellers and publisher sales staff provided tips for establishing and growing mutually beneficial relationships.

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01 Mar

Wi12 Education: Integrating Used Books Into Your Inventory

Four booksellers shared best practices for buying and selling used books during a Winter Institute panel on January 28. Here’s a look at some of the session takeaways.

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