Winter Institute

11 Feb
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Visit BookWeb to Browse Wi15 Education Session Videos

The Education Resources page features videos from sessions such as the live Winter Institute Marketing Meetup on SEO, buying and selling board games, creating profitable events, and more.

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05 Feb
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Roundup of BTW’s Winter Institute Coverage Provides Closer Look at 2020 Event

Bookselling This Week has compiled all previous coverage of Winter Institute 15, as well as this week’s articles recapping the event.

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05 Feb
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A Report on the January 2020 ABA Board Meeting

The American Booksellers Association’s Board of Directors heard from President Jamie Fiocco on her activities on behalf of the association and from COO Joy Dallanegra-Sanger on her activities since the last full Board meeting.

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05 Feb

American Booksellers for Free Expression Comments on “American Dirt”

ABFE believes that the conversations about American Dirt are not only protected by the First Amendment, but that they are essential in a society founded on democratic ideals.

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05 Feb

Marketing Meetup Recap: Marketing Your Bookstore Pet

This meetup focused on how booksellers can leverage their furry and cuddly (or even not-so-furry or cuddly) pets to drive attention to their store and bring in customers.

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05 Feb
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Marketing Meetup Recap: Live From the 15th Annual Winter Institute

After 60 days of implementing SEO strategies, Roundabout Books saw a 31 percent increase in site traffic, and One More Page Books saw a 13 percent increase in site traffic. 

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04 Feb
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Nearly 80 Booksellers Attend Antitrust Symposium in Washington D.C.

Panelists discussed definitions of a monopoly, an overview of historical antitrust cases, the state of monopolies in America today, and who has the power to bring about concrete change.

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04 Feb

Help ABA Plan for Winter Institute 16

Booksellers who attended Winter Institute 15 are encouraged to fill out the post-event survey and sign into the Winter Institute app to complete session evaluations.

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29 Jan

Wi15 Presentation: “Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You: A Conversation With Ibram X. Kendi and Jason Reynolds”

The authors recently collaborated on a book for young people that aims to shine a light on the many forms of racism as well as ways readers can identify and stamp out racist thoughts in their own lives.

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29 Jan

Wi15 Keynote: “Bookselling and Liberation: Black Bookstores in America, From the ’60s to the Present”

Black bookstores faced a tremendous amount of legal persecution, but were booming by the end of the 1960s; since then, they have experienced resurgences and recessions coinciding with social movements.

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28 Jan
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Watch BookWeb for Winter Institute Keynotes, Education Sessions

In the coming weeks, ABA will post videos of keynote presentations and education sessions from the 2020 Winter Institute for all member booksellers to enjoy.

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24 Jan

Book Industry Celebrates Winter Institute’s 15th Year, ABA’s 120th

More than 750 independent booksellers gathered this week in Baltimore for the 15th annual Winter Institute, a four-day educational and networking event marked by noted positivity among attendees from across the country and around the world.

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24 Jan

Booksellers Sample Board Games at Winter Institute

“Our shelves seem a little bare and we wanted to find some new and exciting things,” said Lauren Ritta of Indigo Bridge Books.

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24 Jan

Wi15 Keynote: Ryan Raffaelli on Technology Reemergence

Raffaelli identified key findings that he believes are what have supported the growth of the indie channel, but he also looked ahead to industry-specific challenges and how booksellers can address them.

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