Winter Institute

26 Oct

Winter Institute Sponsor List Now Complete

With the recent addition of two publishers at the Shared sponsorship level and the switch of another from Shared to Full, the 2012 Winter Institute sponsor list is now complete.

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26 Oct

Wi7 Hotel Very Close to Sold Out

Wi7 registrants have until tomorrow, Friday, October 28, to book a room at the Astor Crowne Plaza at the special event rate unless the ABA room block sells out even sooner.

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19 Oct

A Winter Institute Presenter Update

Here’s a look at the latest additions to the list of Wi7 presenters and roundtable moderators.

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19 Oct

Workman Sponsors Drabyak Fellowship to Wi7

For the second year, Workman Publishing is sponsoring the Joe Drabyak Frontline Fellowship to the Winter Institute. Booksellers, publishers, and sales reps are encouraged to nominate booksellers for the fellowship by November 11.

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12 Oct

Wi7: If Your Plans Have Changed, ABA Needs to Know

As there are dozens of booksellers on the waiting list for Winter Institute 7, ABA is urging registered booksellers whose plans have changed to contact association staff as soon as possible.

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05 Oct

Ingram, 30-Plus Publishers Sponsor Winter Institute

The 2012 Winter Institute in New Orleans is made possible by the overall support of the Ingram Content Group, Wi7’s lead sponsor, and the support of more than 30 large and small publishers.

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28 Sep

Winter Institute Waiting List Forming

Last Friday, just eight days after the opening of registration for the Seventh Annual Winter Institute, the event was booked to capacity, and ABA began accepting names for a waiting list.

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21 Sep

Winter Institute Fully Booked - Waiting List Forming

Winter Institute 7 is now fully booked. However, a waiting list is forming, and, if you would like to be added to the waiting list, please fill out the waiting list form.

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14 Sep

Registration Opens for Winter Institute 7

Registration is now open for ABA’s Seventh Annual Winter Institute. Wi7, sponsored by the Ingram Content Group, will be held from Wednesday, January 18, through Friday, January 20, 2012, at the Astor Crowne Plaza in New Orleans’ French Quarter.

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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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03 Aug

Domnitz Scholarship Open to ABACUS Participants

For the third year, the American Booksellers Association will award the Avin Mark Domnitz Scholarship to attend the Winter Institute to the owner or an employee of a bookstore who submits the store’s 2010 financial data to the ABACUS-10 survey before the August 15 deadline.

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17 Feb

A Chat With the BA’s Meryl Halls

Meryl Halls, head of membership services for the Booksellers Association of the United Kingdom & Ireland, talks about her experience at Wi6, the value of collective brainstorming, the challenges facing booksellers in the U.K., e-books, and more.

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10 Feb

Booksellers Think Strategically About New Business Models

Last month’s Winter Institute session “How to Create New Business Models Through Strategic Thinking” revealed how indie booksellers are using their ingenuity and their roots in the community to come up with new ways to grow book sales. 

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10 Feb

The Children’s Book Consumer in the Digital Age: Takeaways From the ABC/Bowker Pubtrack Survey

Kristen McLean, former ABC executive director, now a consultant to ABA, offers insights and action points for booksellers based on the “The Children’s Book Consumer in the Digital Age,” a joint study by Bowker Pubtrack and ABC.

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03 Feb

Ingram to Continue Sponsorship of ABA Education

Among the good news coming out of last month’s Winter Institute was the announcement that the Ingram Content Group would continue its commitment as the lead sponsor of ABA’s educational programming for the next three years.

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