Winter Institute

12 Feb

Wi13 Education Handouts Now on BookWeb

ABA members can now access handouts from a number of education sessions held at Winter Institute 13 in Memphis.

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07 Feb

Wi13 Education: Strategies for Effective Social Media

Social media strategist Sarah Benoit discussed how to turn customers into advocates, why checking analytics can produce better posts, and how old-fashioned customer service still rules in the digital age.

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06 Feb

Wi13 Education: Morten Hansen Teaches Booksellers the Secret to Being “Great at Work”

Morten Hansen, a professor of management at the University of California presented “Do Less, Then Obsess,” an advanced education session for bookstore owners and managers, at the 2018 Winter Institute.

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06 Feb

A Letter From ABA Board President Robert Sindelar

In a letter to ABA members, ABA President Robert Sindelar looks back on the highlights of Winter Institute 13 and ahead to the Spring Forums.

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01 Feb

In Case You Missed It: Winter Institute 13

Here’s a roundup of all of Bookselling This Week’s coverage of the 2018 Winter Institute.

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01 Feb

Winter Institute Survey Now Open

Booksellers who attended Winter Institute 13 are encouraged to fill out the post-event survey, which will help ABA plan for Winter Institute 14 in Albuquerque.

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31 Jan

Help ABA Plan for Winter Institute 14

Booksellers who attended Winter Institute 13 are encouraged to fill out the post-event survey, to arrive in inboxes February 1, and sign in to the Winter Institute app to complete session evaluations.

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31 Jan
Thacker Mountain Radio Hour

Special Wi13 Presentation of Thacker Mountain Radio Hour to Air Saturday

Booksellers who missed the rousing finale of Winter Institute 13 with the Thacker Mountain Radio Hour can hear it this Saturday on Mississippi Public Broadcasting.

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31 Jan

Wi13: ABA’s Oren Teicher Talks Books With Pamela Paul

New York Times Book Review editor Pamela Paul shared with ABA CEO Oren Teicher her optimism for the book business, her favorite bookstores on the road, and more.

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30 Jan

Winter Institute Attendees Raise $7,700 for Binc

The Book Industry Charitable Foundation’s “Heads or Tails” game collected $7,700 for the organization, which ABA chose as the Winter Institute’s first-ever featured charity.

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30 Jan

Wi13 Keynote: Gary Shteyngart on Why Books Matter

“Seeing so many booksellers in one place, it’s like taking a bath with a warm glass of milk in one hand and a glass of whiskey in the other,” quipped author Gary Shteyngart at Winter Institute 13.

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25 Jan

Wi13 Keynote: Amy Webb on the Future of Bookselling

We all need to stop and think more carefully about our automated future, and that very much includes you,” said quantitative futurist Amy Webb to booksellers attending her Winter Institute keynote. 

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25 Jan

Wi13 Keynote: Sarah Jessica Parker on Championing Emerging Writers

In a live conversation at Winter Institute 13, actress Sarah Jessica Parker spoke with New York Times Book Review editor Pamela Paul about her new publishing imprint, SJP for Hogarth, and her love of reading. 

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25 Jan
ABA Board of Directors

Topics of Diversity and Profitability Take Front Seat at Wi13 Town Hall

Booksellers at the January 24 Winter Institute Town Hall spoke about diversity in the industry, bookstore profitability, and the challenge of pre-orders, among other topics.

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25 Jan

PW Announces Finalists for Bookseller and Rep of the Year Awards

At the January 25 Small and University Presses Breakfast at Winter Institute 13, Publishers Weekly announced the shortlist for the 2018 PW Bookstore and Sales Rep of the Year awards.

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