Winter Institute

17 Dec

35-Plus Authors to Take Part in Wi5 Reception

This week, the American Booksellers Association announced the names of 37 authors and illustrators who will participate in the publisher-sponsored Author Reception at the Fifth Annual Winter Institute (Wi5).

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17 Dec

Seize the Moment @ Wi5: Building on the Demand for Graphic Novels

Graphic novels have reached a tipping point, and booksellers can position themselves to benefit, says Diamond Book Distributors sales manager John Shableski, a presenter at ABA's upcoming Winter Institute.

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10 Dec

New Wi5 Publisher Partner, New Scholarship Recipient

This week, the American Booksellers Association welcomed HarperCollins Children's Books as the newest Winter Institute (Wi5) Publisher Partner. Thanks to HarperCollins Children's Books' support, Shirley Mullin, owner of Kids Ink Children's Bookstores in Indianapolis, Indiana, will be attendingWi5 in San Jose, California, on a scholarship.

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03 Dec

Wi5 Booked to Capacity -- Waiting List Now Forming

Registration for the American Booksellers Association's Fifth Annual Winter Institute (Wi5) is now booked to capacity. ABA bookstore and provisional members who would like to add their names to a waiting list should send an e-mail to Wi5@bookweb.org.

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02 Dec

PartnerShip: Sign Up Now, Get Discount Shipping From Wi5

Booksellers who enroll with PartnerShip, ABA's Discount Shipping Program provider, between now and the Fifth Annual Winter Institute, this February, will be able to ship books and other packages from the host hotel, the Doubletree San Jose, at significant savings. An enrollment form for those not already taking advantage of this free ABA member benefit is available here and in the December Red Box mailing.

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19 Nov

Emerging Leaders Announce Wi5 Scholarship Winners

The Emerging Leaders Council has announced the winners of its scholarships for ABA's Fifth Annual Winter Institute. The scholarships, sponsored by Ingram, will cover the cost of lodging, transportation, and the Wi5 meal fee for a bookseller from each of the regional trade associations (except the host region, Northern California) to attend the Winter Institute.

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19 Nov

Two New Wi5 Publisher Partners, Two New Scholarship Winners

This week, the American Booksellers Association welcomed two new Winter Institute (Wi5) Publisher Partners: Macmillan Children's Publishing Group and Other Press. Thanks to their generosity two more ABA member booksellers will be able to attend Wi5 in San Jose, California, on a scholarship.

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19 Nov

Wanted: Booksellers' Digital Success Stories

The Fifth Annual Winter Institute is fast approaching, and ABA staff is busy putting together an outstanding educational program.

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12 Nov

ABA Announces Winter Institute Scholarship Winners

Twenty-two booksellers have been named the recipients of publisher-sponsored scholarships to the American Booksellers Association's Fifth Annual Winter Institute, sponsored by Ingram.

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12 Nov

Adding Magazines to the Mix at Wi5

The American Booksellers Association's Fifth Winter Institute (Wi5), to be held from Wednesday through Friday, February 3 - 5, 2010, in San Jose, California, will focus squarely on helping booksellers boost their bottom line.

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04 Nov

Winter Institute Registration Nearing Capacity

The American Booksellers Association is encouraging booksellers who wish to participate in the Fifth Winter Institute (Wi5) to register as soon as possible.

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29 Oct

Daniel Pink to Speak at ABA Winter Institute

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08 Oct

Publisher Partners, Ingram Sponsor Winter Institute Scholarships

More than two-dozen scholarships to the American Booksellers Association's Fifth Annual Winter Institute (Wi5) will be awarded to booksellers at the end of this month thanks to the generous support of 21 Publisher Partners. Scholarship winners will be selected from among all ABA bookseller members (no special application is needed).

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01 Oct

Wi5: Membership Has Its Benefits

The American Booksellers Association's Fifth Winter Institute (Wi5), to be held from Wednesday through Friday, February 3 - 5, 2010, in San Jose, California, will offer many benefits for attending bookstore and provisional members. Those who have not registered yet are urged to do so.

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