ABA’s YouTube Channel Features Array of Resources

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Booksellers are encouraged to check out the recent additions to the American Booksellers Association’s YouTube channel, including Winter Institute 11’s discussions on the New Localism movement and two of the event’s three plenary presentations, as well as bookseller interviews of 10 of this season’s Indies Introduce authors.

Winter Institute videos focusing on key issues in the New Localism movement include:

  • Dan Houston and Matt Cunningham of Civic Economics on “Amazon and Empty Storefronts,” the new study commissioned by ABA about the harmful effects of Amazon on communities.
  • City Growth and Downtown Math,” a featured talk by urban planning consultant Joe Minicozzi
  • The New Localism,” a panel discussion featuring Cunningham and Houston, Minicozzi, and Stacy Mitchell of the Institute for Local Self-Reliance, which was moderated by ABA CEO Oren Teicher
  • A playlist of three short video clips presented at the nine spring Booksellers Forums as part of the session “Indie Bookstores and the New Localism: What You Can Do.” Each clip illuminates a key element of the Wi11 “New Localism” panel discussion.

ABA’s YouTube channel now also features a series of five- to 10-minute interviews of Winter/Spring 2016 Indies Introduce authors, conducted by booksellers at Wi11. The playlist highlights 10 authors whose inaugural work — either an adult or a children’s title — was deemed among the best debuts of the winter/spring season by a panel of independent booksellers.

Wi11 plenary presentations on YouTube include the breakfast keynote speech given by Martin Lindstrom, author of Small Data: The Tiny Clues That Uncover Huge Trends (St. Martin’s Press), and the speech by children’s author and literacy advocate Kwame Alexander, titled “The Idea Business: A Life Spent Writing and Selling Books.”

The third Wi11 plenary, a breakfast keynote presentation by Harvard professor Amy Cuddy, author of Presence: Bringing Your Boldest Self to Your Biggest Challenges (Little, Brown), is available on BookWeb.org, where it can be accessed by ABA member booksellers with a username and password.