08 Sep

A Preview of the NEIBA, PNBA, and GLIBA Trade Shows

Next month’s NEIBA, PNBA, and GLIBA trade shows will provide booksellers with a full range of educational programming, author events, and networking opportunities. Here’s a look at some of the regional highlights and ABA programming at the shows.

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08 Sep

Winter Institute Registration to Open Next Thursday

ABA will open registration for the Seventh Annual Winter Institute, sponsored by the Ingram Content Group, on Thursday afternoon, September 15. Wi7 will be held from Wednesday, January 18, through Friday, January 20, 2012, in New Orleans.

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17 Aug

Booksellers Find Value in IndieCommerce Institute

Booksellers who attended ABA’s inaugural IndieCommerce Institute have provided feedback that is instrumental in gauging the event’s success, as well as in shaping future plans.

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11 Aug

ABA Gears Up for Regional Shows, Offers Free Trial Membership

ABA staff will be at the regional trade shows this fall to present educational programming and to meet with booksellers at the ABA booth on the trade show floor, where non-members can sign up for a Show Special: free trial ABA membership until January 31, 2012.

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10 Aug

ABA Hosts Inaugural IndieCommerce Institute

The IndieCommerce Institute, which debuted in Chicago yesterday, drew close to 70 booksellers who took part in a day of intensive work focused on building a better website and developing e-commerce.

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20 Jul

Opening or Buying a Bookstore: Changes & Opportunities

There are distinct opportunities for start-ups in bookselling. Learn about them at the workshop retreat “Owning a Bookstore: The Business Essentials,” which will take place September 12 - 16 on Amelia Island (near Jacksonville, Florida).

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14 Jul

IndieCommerce Institute Deadline Extended: Few Spaces Left

ABA is extending the registration deadline for the few slots left for the IndieCommerce Institute until Wednesday, July 20, or until the three educational tracks are filled, whichever comes first. Stores that are already signed up for the ICI may now register additional staff.

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06 Jul

Still Time to Register for the IndieCommerce Institute

Attendance at the first IndieCommerce Institute will be capped, but there’s still time to register for one of the remaining spots at the one-day educational program, focusing on online commerce and related marketing, for booksellers at different levels of experience.

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28 Jun

IndieCommerce Institute Registration Continues

Registration for ABA’s inaugural IndieCommerce Institute, sponsored by the Ingram Content Group, continues until July 14 or until the program tracks are filled, whichever comes first.

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23 Jun

Registration Opens for ABA’s IndieCommerce Institute

On Wednesday, June 22, ABA opened registration for its inaugural IndieCommerce Institute, to be held on Wednesday, August 10, in Rosemont, Illinois, minutes from Chicago’s O’Hare Airport.

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16 Jun

Call Out for Education Topics for Kids’ Booksellers

As ABA begins formulating its educational programming for the coming year, member input is sought on possible topics for children’s booksellers.

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16 Jun

ABA Launches New Educational Program: One-Day IndieCommerce Institute

This week, ABA announced its first one-day educational mini-institute. The IndieCommerce Institute will focus on online commerce and related marketing, and it is set for Wednesday, August 10, in Rosemont, Illinois, adjacent to Chicago’s O’Hare Airport.

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02 Jun

E-Books 201: Focus on Staff Training and Customer Engagement

ABA Technology Director Matt Supko and Matt Norcross of McLean & Eakin Booksellers provided the latest updates and best practices for promoting Google eBooks™ and IndieCommerce sites at the Day of Education’s “E-Books 201.”

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02 Jun

Measuring and Partnering Are Key to Event Success

Cynthia Compton of 4 Kids Books shared her secrets to creating events for children at ABA’s Day of Education, sponsored by the Ingram Content Group, at BEA.

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25 May

Margaret Atwood on the Evolution of Storytelling and “Transmission Devices”

Award-winning author Margaret Atwood’s talk at ABA’s closing plenary session took listeners on an entertaining ramble from her first fiction characters through a brief history of the evolution of books and language to her thoughts on the future of the book and bookselling.

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