Winter Institute

11 Feb

Fifth Annual Winter Institute: Another Winner


Andrew Weinstein, vice president and general manager of retail solutions at Ingram Digital

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11 Feb

Daniel Clancy on Google Editions & the Possibilities for Indie Booksellers

Daniel Clancy, director of Google Books, offered a keynote presentation at the Winter Institute's Technology Day that provided booksellers with insights into plans for Google Editions, launching later this year, as well as a deeper understanding of the challenges of the e-book marketplace.

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11 Feb

Verso Study Sheds Light on Consumer Book-Buying Preferences

For 90 minutes on Thursday morning at the Winter Institute, booksellers zeroed in on the provocative aspects of consumer demographics and book-buying preferences offered by Jack McKeown, industry consultant and director of New Business Development for Verso Digital, as he reviewed the results of Verso's recent "Survey of Book Buying Behavior."

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11 Feb

Publishing Execs Talk Technology & More at Wi5

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11 Feb

Wi5 Panelists Share Practical Ideas for Handselling Online

Three savvy indie booksellers shared their ideas for using online tools to promote book sales with a packed house at the Fifth Annual Winter Institute education session "Handselling 201: Using the Digital Age to Your Advantage." Panelists Andrew Getman of Politics & Prose, Kelly Justice of Fountain Bookstore, and Pete Mulvihill of Green Apple Books presented real-life examples of how they have boosted sales via their store websites, in-house videos, Twitter campaigns, e-newsletters, and more.

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04 Feb

ABA's Winter Institute Off to a Great Start

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28 Jan

Winter Institute: Some Important Reminders

In less than a week, some 500 indie booksellers will be gathering in San Jose, California, for the kickoff of the American Booksellers Association's Fifth Annual Winter Institute. There's a lot packed into the three-day event, including 30-plus education sessions and roundtables, special events, and networking opportunities. To help you get the most out of your time in San Jose, we've put together some program highlights and timely reminders.

A Few Education Program Highlights

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21 Jan

Noted Publishing Execs to Be Featured on Wi5 Panel

One of the highlights of next month's Winter Institute will be a panel discussion on the challenges and opportunities presented by digitization that will feature three of the book industry's top executives.

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21 Jan

Google's Daniel Clancy to Present Wi5 Tech Day Luncheon Keynote

Daniel Clancy, director of Google Books, will be the keynote lunch speaker at the Winter Institute's Technology Day, on Wednesday, February 3. Clancy, who has given tech talks at a variety of venues, including South by Southwest and Stanford University, will discuss the soon-to-be-launched Google Editions and diversity in the e-book marketplace.

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21 Jan

Booksellers Hoping to Fill Wi5 Hotel Cancellations

There are still dozens of booksellers hoping for room reservations at the Winter Institute's sold-out host hotel, the Doubletree San Jose.

If you're registered for Wi5 and no longer plan to attend, or if you no longer need your hotel reservations or are willing to share your room with another bookseller, you're asked to contact ABA now at wi5@bookweb.org so a waiting bookseller can be accommodated.

For more on ABA's Fifth Annual Winter Institute, sponsored by Ingram, visit BookWeb.org.

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14 Jan

Five More Authors Join Winter Institute Lineup

The list of participants in the Winter Institute's popular Author Reception grew by five this week. Joining the Wi5 roster, which was announced by the American Booksellers Association in mid-December, are:

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07 Jan

The Latest on Wi5 Hotel Reservations, Room Shares & More

The Doubletree San Jose, the headquarters hotel for the American Booksellers Association's Fifth Annual Winter Institute, is sold out. Currently, more than 50 booksellers are on a waiting list hoping to book a room. If you have a room and no longer plan to attend, you're urged to contact ABA immediately, so your room can be filled by a waiting bookseller.

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22 Dec

Sign-Up for Select Wi5 Sessions Filling Fast

Winter Institute programming is open to all registered booksellers, and the majority of sessions do not require sign up. There are nine sessions where space is limited, however, so ABA is asking interested booksellers to sign up for these sessions in advance. Spaces are being filled on a first-come, first-served basis.

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17 Dec

Important Reminders About the Winter Institute

With the February 3 - 5 Winter Institute in San Jose just weeks away, the American Booksellers Association sends some important reminders.

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