The Clock’s Ticking: Apply for a Winter Institute Scholarship Now

    Booksellers have until June 30 to apply for a scholarship to ABA’s 2019 Winter Institute via a form on BookWeb.

    Wi14 Scholarship Application Process Underway

    Booksellers who are interested in applying for a scholarship to ABA’s 2019 Winter Institute can do so by filling out the Wi14 scholarship application form on BookWeb.

    Winter Institute Scholarship Applications Open Until June 30

    The application form is open for booksellers hoping to win a scholarship (which includes the conference fee plus lodging and transportation costs) to ABA’s 2019 Winter Institute in Albuquerque.

    Wi14 Scholarship Application Process Opens

    Booksellers who are interested in applying for a scholarship to ABA’s 2019 Winter Institute can do so by filling out the Wi14 scholarship application form on BookWeb.

    ABA Annual Meeting and Town Hall Set for May 31

    ABA’s Annual Membership Meeting will be held Thursday, May 31, from 3:15 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. at the Javits Convention Center during BookExpo 2018. The Annual Meeting will be preceded by the Town Hall.

    Wi14 Scholarship Applications to Open May 2

    Applications for the 2019 Winter Institute in Albuquerque will be accepted starting May 2. The winning booksellers will be notified prior to the opening of registration in September.

    In Case You Missed It: 13 Education Sessions Now Available via BTW

    Here’s the complete list of Winter Institute education sessions covered by Bookselling This Week in the issues following the event. Check them out and learn something new today!

    Wi13 Education: Capturing the Travel, Religion, and Cookbook Enthusiast

    Booksellers at Winter Institute heard from bookseller and publisher panelists about how to use creative marketing, merchandising, events, and hand-selling to sell more books in specific genres.

    Wi13 Education: Best Practices for Conducting Staff Meetings

    Bookseller panelists at Winter Institute discussed how staff meetings can reinforce a bookstore’s mission and provide an opportunity to share updates and brainstorm solutions to problems.

    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.

    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.

     

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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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