Winter Institute

13 Jan

Wi16 Attendees: Send in Your Education Questions Now

While the chat function in event platform Hopin will be open during each session for additional interaction, this form will help Wi16 panelists focus session content by collecting some bookseller questions in advance.

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13 Jan

Registration Underway for Virtual Winter Institute

The three-day event will consist of keynote presentations, rep picks sessions, educational programming, social events with fellow booksellers and authors, poetry interludes, IndieCommerce one-on-ones, a fundraiser for the Book Industry Charitable Foundation, and more. 

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06 Jan
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Winter Institute Registration Opens January 7

The American Booksellers Association’s 2021 Winter Institute will be held virtually from Thursday, February 18, through Saturday, February 20.

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09 Dec
Winter Institute Logo: Virtual World, Real Booksellers, February 18-20, 2021

Mark Your Calendar: Winter Institute Registration Opens January 7

The American Booksellers Association’s 2021 Winter Institute will be held virtually from Thursday, February 18, through Saturday, February 20.

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11 Nov

Winter Institute 2021 Goes Virtual

The American Booksellers Association’s 2021 Winter Institute will now be held virtually from Thursday, February 18, through Saturday, February 20.

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11 Mar

Wi15 Education: IndieCommerce for Small Stores

ABA offers two state-of-the-art e-commerce solutions, IndieCommerce and IndieLite, to help booksellers step into the world of e-commerce.

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04 Mar
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Wi15 Education: Innovation Arena

A special session at Winter Institute celebrated innovations within the bookselling industry as three booksellers gave individual presentations on a range of topics that highlighted the impact stores can make on their communities and the larger world.

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26 Feb
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Wi15 Education: Pre-Order Campaigns

Pre-order sales now account for between three and 30 percent of overall sales, which indicates that many sales are occurring before the book even arrives in the store.

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24 Feb

Wi15 Education: Your Bookstore’s Podcast

In this session, panelists discussed how to decide if a podcast makes sense for a bookstore, different philosophies regarding the creation of content, and the best recording equipment and editing software.

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19 Feb
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Wi15 Education: “Operations: Time Management for the Small Store”

The panelists encouraged booksellers to discover their own time management system while focusing on organizational tactics, prioritization, and the use of resources.

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19 Feb
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Wi15: IndieCommerce Institute Offers Ideas and Inspiration for E-commerce

The institute offered an interactive, classroom-style seminar that provided in-depth information about features that can help booksellers make the most of their IndieCommerce sites. 

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18 Feb

Wi15 Education: “Together in Courageous Conversation: Politics of Curation”

A panel of booksellers spoke about the challenges of curating inventory for their stores and how each decides what books to carry. 

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12 Feb
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Winter Institute Survey Underway

Booksellers who attended Winter Institute 15 have until February 21 to fill out the post-event survey and complete session evaluations.

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12 Feb

Wi15 Education: “Events/Programs: Managing Relationships With Your Sales Rep”

The session focused on how booksellers can find a rep, what they can expect from their reps, and what reps expect from them, among other topics.

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12 Feb

Wi15 Education: “Black Female Entrepreneurship: Bookselling and Literacy as Resistance”

This education session, featuring panelists Glory Edim, Shirikiana Gerima, Ramunda Lark Young, and Hannah Oliver Depp, examined the intersections of race, literature, and entrepreneurship. 

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