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Doing Well By Doing Good: Community Partnerships to Strengthen Your Network and Your Bottom Line

Doing Well By Doing Good: Community Partnerships to Strengthen Your Network and Your Bottom Line (June 22, 2022)
Content related to the education session Doing Well By Doing Good: Community Partnerships to Strengthen Your Network and Your Bottom Line, Children's Institute 2022.
Topic:
  • Advocacy
  • Buying and Selling
Tags:
  • 101

Community partnerships are an untapped source of income for many stores. They can have a profound impact on a store’s bottom line as well as the soul of the store and its community. A panel of booksellers who work closely with community partners will share how to make initial contact, what format a partnership can take, and how to manage expectations without taking on too much. Attendees will have an opportunity for open discussion and to ask each other questions on community partnerships.

Jennifer Kraar, City of Asylum (Pittsburgh, PA); Lupe Penn, Bookmarks (Winston-Salem, NC); Verlean Singletary, Da Book Joint (Chicago, IL); Laurie Gillman, East City Bookshop (Washington, D.C.)

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Native Stories Now: Keynote & Breakfast

Native Stories Now: Keynote & Breakfast (June 22, 2022)
Content related to the education session Native Stories Now: Keynote & Breakfast, Children's Institute 2022.
Topic:
  • Diversity & Inclusion
Tags:
  • Events

Join Native authors Cynthia Leitich Smith, Traci Sorell, and Danielle Greendeer in a conversation about how reader awareness and shifts in publishing have affected the way they create new stories with native characters at the center, and share stories of the past.

Cynthia Leitich Smith, HarperCollins (New York, NY); Danielle Greendeer, Charlesbridge (Watertown, MA); Traci Sorell, Charlesbridge (Watertown, MA)

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IndieCommerce and IndieLite: Now And The Future

IndieCommerce and IndieLite: Now And The Future (June 21, 2022)
Content related to the education session IndieCommerce and IndieLite: Now And The Future, Children's Institute 2022.
Topic:
  • Finance
  • IndieCommerce
Tags:
  • Owners and Managers

In this session, IndieCommerce team members will discuss upcoming features and updates for websites on the current IndieCommerce 1.0 and IndieLite platforms to prepare for the 2022 Holiday shopping season. The team will also review the transition to the new IndieCommerce 2.0 platform, the timeline, and how stores can best prepare for the transition. An additional session that will discuss just IndieCommerce 2.0 is scheduled for Wednesday, June 22.

Panelists: Geetha Nathan, ABA (White Plains, NY); Daron Mueller, ABA (White Plains, NY); Courtney Grasso, ABA (White Plains, NY); Chanthee Keokhaw, ABA (White Plains, NY); Phillip Davies, ABA (White Plains, NY)

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IndieCommerce and IndieLite: Now And The Future (June 21, 2022)
Content related to the education session IndieCommerce and IndieLite: Now And The Future, Children's Institute 2022.
Topic:
  • Finance
  • IndieCommerce
Tags:
  • Owners and Managers

In this session, IndieCommerce team members will discuss upcoming features and updates for websites on the current IndieCommerce 1.0 and IndieLite platforms to prepare for the 2022 Holiday shopping season. The team will also review the transition to the new IndieCommerce 2.0 platform, the timeline, and how stores can best prepare for the transition. An additional session that will discuss just IndieCommerce 2.0 is scheduled for Wednesday, June 22.

Panelists: Geetha Nathan, ABA (White Plains, NY); Daron Mueller, ABA (White Plains, NY); Courtney Grasso, ABA (White Plains, NY); Chanthee Keokhaw, ABA (White Plains, NY); Phillip Davies, ABA (White Plains, NY)

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Financial Benchmarking for Maximizing Your Children’s Books Space & Profitability 

Financial Benchmarking for Maximizing Your Children’s Books Space & Profitability  (June 21, 2022)
Content related to the education session Financial Benchmarking for Maximizing Your Children’s Books Space & Profitability , Children's Institute 2022.
Topic:
  • Finance
Tags:
  • ABACUS
  • Children's Bookselling
  • Owners and Managers

Understanding financial benchmarks within your children’s bookstore or children’s departments can help you maximize space, optimize non-book gifts and sidelines, improve profitability, and more. This session is for children’s-only bookstores or general bookstores with a children’s department. Attendees will also learn more about ABACUS — how to participate, how to use this important tool for your business, and why it’s so important for children’s bookstores to be counted in this data.

Cynthia Compton, 4 Kids Books & Toys (Zionsville, IN); PK Sindwani, ABA (White Plains, NY)

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Managing “Post” Pandemic Stress, Burnout, and Other Mental Health Issues

Managing “Post” Pandemic Stress, Burnout, and Other Mental Health Issues (June 21, 2022)
Content related to the education session Managing “Post” Pandemic Stress, Burnout, and Other Mental Health Issues , Winter Institute 2016.
Topic:
  • Advocacy
Tags:
  • 101

Dr Faith Harper, licensed professional counselor and author of Unf*ck Your Brain and the YA adaptation Befriend Your Brain , will lead booksellers on a session on mental health and self-care in a "post" pandemic world.

Dr. Faith Harper, Microcosm Publishing (Portland, OR)

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Indies Introduce Lunch & Signing

Indies Introduce Lunch & Signing (June 21, 2022)
Content related to the education session Indies Introduce Lunch & Signing, Children's Institute 2022.
Topic:
  • Buying and Selling
Tags:
  • Handselling

Indies Introduce is all about what independent booksellers do best: Discovering exciting debut authors and sharing the best with readers across the country. You will hear about the title selection process from the bookseller panelists who curated the list and many of the debut authors will be present to read a short passage and answer a question posed by one of the panelists. Afterwards, authors will move to the signing area where booksellers can meet the authors and get galleys signed.

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NPD Feature Talk: A Children’s Book Market Overview

NPD Feature Talk: A Children’s Book Market Overview (June 21, 2022)
Content related to the education session NPD Feature Talk: A Children’s Book Market Overview, Children's Institute 2022.
Topic:
  • Buying and Selling
  • Marketing & PR
  • Operations
Tags:
  • Children's Bookselling

Brenna Connor, Books Insights Manager of The NPD Group, will break down the state of the US children’s book market including key trends to watch, highest growth areas, and performance by genre, format, and age range. This can’t-miss session is based on the latest NPD BookScan data and Brenna’s industry expertise.

Brenna Connor, NPD Books (Port Washington, NY)

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NPD Feature Talk: A Children’s Book Market Overview (June 21, 2022)
Content related to the education session NPD Feature Talk: A Children’s Book Market Overview, Children's Institute 2022.
Topic:
  • Buying and Selling
  • Marketing & PR
  • Operations
Tags:
  • Children's Bookselling

Brenna Connor, Books Insights Manager of The NPD Group, will break down the state of the US children’s book market including key trends to watch, highest growth areas, and performance by genre, format, and age range. This can’t-miss session is based on the latest NPD BookScan data and Brenna’s industry expertise.

Brenna Connor, NPD Books (Port Washington, NY)

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NPD Feature Talk: A Children’s Book Market Overview (June 21, 2022)
Content related to the education session NPD Feature Talk: A Children’s Book Market Overview, Children's Institute 2022.
Topic:
  • Buying and Selling
  • Marketing & PR
  • Operations
Tags:
  • Children's Bookselling

Brenna Connor, Books Insights Manager of The NPD Group, will break down the state of the US children’s book market including key trends to watch, highest growth areas, and performance by genre, format, and age range. This can’t-miss session is based on the latest NPD BookScan data and Brenna’s industry expertise.

Brenna Connor, NPD Books (Port Washington, NY)

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