Events

17 Mar

ABA Rebrands Coffee Breaks as “ShopTalk”

For the spring, the number of gatherings will be reduced, but ABA is adding a dedicated event for ABC Children’s Group members as well as an event for new and newish bookstores.

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17 Mar
April reading series with bestselling author Dhonielle Clayton, Wednesdays in April

April Virtual Reading Series on “A Universe of Wishes” to Feature YA Sci-fi and Fantasy Worlds

The four-part series will take place every Wednesday in April. Booksellers can start promoting the event to their customers now.

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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

New Winter Institute Recordings Available Now

All three keynote sessions from Winter Institute, in addition to three education sessions and several rep picks videos, are available now on BookWeb for ABA member booksellers.

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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

Talk With Colleagues During ABA’s Coffee Breaks

Regular Coffee Breaks are held every Tuesday at 3:00 p.m. ET, as well as the last Thursday of the month at 8:00 p.m. ET. All booksellers are invited to join.

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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
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Last Call to Register for IndieLite Seminar

The IndieCommerce seminar at the 2021 IndieCommerce Institute is now full, but there are spots available in the IndieLite seminar, taking place on March 18.

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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

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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02 Mar

Revisit the Winter Institute: New Recordings Available Now

All three keynote sessions from Winter Institute, in addition to three education sessions and several rep picks videos, are available now on BookWeb for ABA member booksellers.

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01 Mar

ABA’s Coffee Breaks Continue in March

Regular Coffee Breaks are held every Tuesday at 3:00 p.m. ET, as well as the last Thursday of the month at 8:00 p.m. ET. All booksellers are invited to join.

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01 Mar
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Sign Up for the March 4 Marketing Meetup on Poetry Books

Later this month, ABA will also host a Technology Meetup on the easy-to-use online design platform Canva.

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01 Mar
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IndieCommerce Institute Registration Closes March 10

The IndieCommerce seminar is now full, but there are spots available in the IndieLite seminar.

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