Education

17 Mar

Technology Meetup Recap: Canva Tips & Tricks

Here are bookseller-recommended best practices for using the free graphic image platform Canva.

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17 Mar

Booksellers Talk Navigating Returns

In this session, booksellers discussed how the pandemic altered their operations and how they handled it. 

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10 Mar

Wi16 Education Recap: Neurodiversity at Work

This session featured a panel of neurodiverse individuals and advocates who provided context for individuals seeking to learn more about neurodiversity and the challenges and concerns neurodiverse employees and customers may face in the store.

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10 Mar

Wi16 Education Recap: Hand-selling/Upselling in a Hybrid World

Bookseller panelists discussed how they've used the new hybrid world of bookselling to their advantage by making efficient email marketing campaigns; creating dynamic, community-focused virtual events; and more. 

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10 Mar

Marketing Meetup Recap: Marketing Poetry Books

Danny Caine of Raven Book Store told attendees that his poetry section "pays his store's utitlities."

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10 Mar

Financial Series Part III: Managerial Accounting

The last in a three-part series, this session focused on managerial accounting and was hosted by ABA's PK Sindwani and Ana Gonzalez. 

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09 Mar

Booksellers: Suggest Education Topics, Speakers for Upcoming Events

ABA is inviting booksellers to offer suggestions year-round about education topics, panelists, and speakers via a new form.

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09 Mar
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March 11 Marketing Meetup to Offer Basic Tips on Using Canva

This session will include a review of graphic image platform Canva, plus a demonstration of customizing a marketing asset by ABA Graphic and Web Designer Melissa Napolitano.

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09 Mar

Operational Workflow Education Session to Look at Returns

The Thursday, March 11, education session will feature a conversation on the returns process and how to best navigate the what, when, and how of returns.

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09 Mar

Sign Up for POS User Groups to Talk With Vendors

On Wednesday, March 24, booksellers are invited to talk with a number of point-of-sale vendors to discuss their current operations or learn about alternative system providers.

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03 Mar
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Wi16 Education: New Labor Laws and Best Practices in the Time of COVID

Pinnacle Human Resources President Rose Miller and Senior HR Consultant John Kelly highlighted best practices for managing staff in the age of COVID.

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03 Mar
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Wi16 Education: All You Need Is Love: LGBTQ+ Romance

“As queer romance novelists,” David Levithan said, “just as we approach love in a different way and have so many options as to how we approach love and how it intersects with identity, we also have a lot of options when writing about our own love stories.”

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03 Mar

Financial Series Part II Recap: Bookkeeping 101

This session is part two in a three-part financial planning series for bookstores; booksellers can sign up now for part three, which will look at managerial accounting.

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03 Mar

Join an ABA Education Session on Operational Workflow: Returns

The Thursday, March 11, education session will feature a conversation on the returns process and how to best navigate the what, when, and how of returns.

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02 Mar
Winter Institute Logo: Virtual World, Real Booksellers, February 18-20, 2021

Winter Institute Survey Deadline Extended to Friday, March 5

Booksellers who attended the virtual Winter Institute are encouraged to fill out the post-event survey as soon as possible.

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