ABACUS 101: Improving Bookstore Operations Through Benchmarking

    Wednesday, January 24, 2018 -
    9:20am to 10:20am

    ABACUS is a yearly benchmarking survey that gathers key information and insights on bookstore financials. Stores that participate in ABACUS know how important this unique and actionable data is to their store’s long-term viability. Industry Insights, the organization that compiles and analyzes the confidential bookstore data, will offer a tutorial on the new ABACUS web portal, review key survey trends and results, and demonstrate how to generate reports to best utilize a store’s data. In addition, booksellers who regularly submit to ABACUS will explain how they have been able to implement changes based on their ABACUS report.

    P.K. Sindwani, Towne Book Center and Cafe (Collegeville, PA); Michael Becher, Industry Insights (Dublin, OH); Moderated by Dan Cullen, ABA (White Plains, NY)

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