Winter Institute

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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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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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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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

Wi13 Debrief Postcards on the Way

Booksellers who participated in the Winter Institute 13 debrief will soon receive the postcards they filled out with actionable goals for improving their stores.

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01 Mar

New in ABA’s Learning on Demand: Dan Pink’s Wi13 Keynote

BookWeb’s Learning on Demand page now features a video of the Winter Institute keynote delivered by bestselling author Dan Pink, who discussed the importance of timing when making decisions.

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28 Feb

Wi13 Education: Small Stores, Big Clout

Bookstore owners serving on the “Small Stores, Big Clout” panel at Winter Institute shared some of the ways that small stores can have a big impact on their communities and beyond.

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23 Feb

New in ABA’s Learning on Demand: Take Your Social Media to the Next Level

BookWeb’s Learning on Demand page now features a video of the Winter Institute education session “Take Your Social Media to the Next Level: Strategic Best Practices for Retail and E-commerce Businesses.”

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20 Feb

Wi13 Education: Google Analytics 101

The Google Analytics 101 session at Winter Institute 13 provided booksellers with a quick tour of Google’s web analytics tool, which tracks and reports website traffic.

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20 Feb

Winter Institute Videos to be Available on Demand

Each week, ABA will add a new Winter Institute education or keynote video to BookWeb’s Learning on Demand page, starting today with Amy Webb’s keynote speech on the future of bookselling.

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14 Feb

Wi13 Education: Emergency Preparedness and Resiliency for Your Business

“Emergency preparedness and resiliency planning is not about having all the answers — it’s about gathering the right tools,” said Wi13 education session panelist John Cavalier of Cavalier House Books.

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14 Feb

Wi13 Education: Jesse Mecham Teaches Rules for Financial Freedom

Jesse Mecham, author and founder of the website You Need a Budget, explains why financial success begins with giving every dollar a job. 

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Independent bookstores act as community anchors; they serve a unique role in promoting the open exchange of ideas, enriching the cultural life of communities, and creating economically vibrant neighborhoods.

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