Winter Institute

20 Dec

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15 Dec

A Preview of Wi7’s Children’s Programming

The Winter Institute will feature two “can’t-miss” educational panels developed specifically for children’s booksellers as well as a children’s booksellers roundtable and a wide-ranging selection of additional programming to help booksellers of all kinds strengthen their businesses.

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14 Dec

67 Authors to Appear at Winter Institute Receptions

Next month’s Winter Institute, sponsored by the Ingram Content Group, will feature a record-breaking number of new and established authors, thanks to the support of Wi7’s Publisher Sponsors.

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13 Dec

Children’s Art to Be Auctioned at Winter Institute

Participants in Wi7 in New Orleans will have an opportunity to support the free speech rights of children and young readers by bidding on a dozen original pieces of children’s art by some of the book industry’s top artists and illustrators.

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08 Dec

Author Amy Cortese to Join Booksellers for Session on Alternative Financing

Booksellers are invited to join Amy Cortese, author of Locavesting: The Revolution in Local Investing and How to Profit From It; Rebecca Fitting, co-owner of Greenlight Bookstore; and Janet Geddis, owner of Avid Bookshop; for a discussion of alternative financing options on Thursday, January 19, at the Winter Institute.

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06 Dec

Wi7: One Institute, One Read

To share some of the rich historical and literary heritage of New Orleans, the host city for the 2012 Winter Institute, at the suggestion of several members, ABA has launched One Institute, One Read.

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01 Dec

James Patterson to Discuss College Book Bucks Program at Wi7 Panel

Author James Patterson will be part of a featured panel at the  Winter Institute that will discuss both his innovative College Book Bucks program and how the book industry can better encourage and engage young readers.

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22 Nov

What to Do If Your Wi7 Plans Have Changed

With dozens of booksellers still on the 2012 Winter Institute waiting list, it is crucial for registered booksellers whose plans have changed to contact ABA staff regarding cancellations as soon as possible.

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22 Nov

Wi7 Consultation Station: Make Appointments Now

Booksellers should schedule appointments now to meet with representatives from more than 15 service providers at the Winter Institute’s Consultation Station on Thursday, January 19.

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22 Nov

Drabyak Fellowship Winner Named

Emily Adams, buyer and book club coordinator at Third Place Books in Lake Forest Park, Washington, has been named the winner of the second annual Joe Drabyak Frontline Fellowship, sponsored by Workman Publishing.

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16 Nov

ABA Announces Location of 2013 Winter Institute

This week, ABA announced that the 2013 Winter Institute will be held in Kansas City, Missouri. Wi8 will begin with an opening reception on Friday, February 22, 2013, and will feature programming from Saturday, February 23, to Monday, February 25.

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15 Nov

Winter Institute Scholarship Winners Announced

Thirty-seven booksellers have been named the winners of publisher-sponsored scholarships to the American Booksellers Association’s Seventh Annual Winter Institute, sponsored by the Ingram Content Group.

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10 Nov

2011 Domnitz Scholarship Winner Named

This week, ABA announced the winner of the Avin Mark Domnitz Scholarship, awarded to a bookseller at a store that submitted financial data to this year’s ABACUS Survey.

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02 Nov

Wi7 Waiting List Closed, Hotel Sold Out

Winter Institute 7 registration and the host hotel, the Astor Crowne Plaza, are both now fully booked, and ABA is no longer accepting names for the registration waiting list.

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27 Oct

Candlewick Announces CHIRP Scholarship Winner

Candlewick Press has named Marika McCoola of The Odyssey Bookshop in South Hadley, Massachusetts, as the winner of its CHIRP scholarship to Winter Institute 7.

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