Among the highlights of the 2012 Winter Institute is the opportunity for booksellers to meet one-on-one with a wide range of industry service providers during the Thursday, January 19, Consultation Station.
Booksellers can schedule appointments now to meet with representatives from more than 15 service providers, including POS vendors, insurance providers, Above the Treeline, Ingram, On Demand Books, Constant Contact, Franklin Fixtures, ABA, the National Association of College Stores, and others.
The Consultation Station will be held from10:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. on January 19 in the Astor and Grand Galleries of the Astor Crowne Plaza.
Booksellers who granted permission for Consultation Station participants to contact them when they registered for Wi7 will be contacted via e-mail before the event. Participating companies are listed below in alphabetical order; check the Wi7 website often for last-minute additions.
Consultation Station Participants
American Booksellers Association offers education, services and products, advocacy, and relevant business information.
- ABC Children’s Group, Shannon O’Connor, ABC Group Manager
- IndieCommerce Customer Service, Valerie Federici and Scott Nafz
- Nathan Halter, Member Relationship Manager for the GLIBA, MIBA, MPIBA, PNBA, & SIBA regions
- Kaitlin Pitcher, Member Relationship Manager for the NAIBA, NCIBA, NEIBA, & SCIBA regions
Phone: (800) 637-0037
American Booksellers Foundation for Free Expression (ABFFE) is the bookseller’s voice in the fight against censorship.
Contact: Chris Finan, President
Phone: (212) 587-4025, ext. 4
Bank of America offers merchant services and credit card processing.
Contact: Valerie Ferguson, Business Development Manager
Phone: (502) 315-3117
Basil Bookstore Software is a solution for managing inventory and sending purchase orders electronically.
Contact: Mike McKnight, Vice President of Operations
Phone: (678) 267-2974
Booklog is a point-of-sale and inventory control solution.
Contact: JJ Jaffe, Director of Technical Sales
Phone: (800) 320-5834
The Bookstore Training Group of Paz & Associates offers training products, workshops, and individual guidance for new and existing booksellers.
Contact: Donna Paz Kaufman, Partner
Phone: (904) 277-2664
Constant Contact offers e-mail and social media marketing solutions.
Contact: Anna Maria Soriano
Phone: (855) 825-0399
Franklin Fixtures offers display fixtures, shelving, tables, and counters designed specifically for bookstores as well as store planning and project coordination.
Contact: Ted Baylis, President
Phone: (508) 291-1475
Ingram Content Group is a distributor of physical and digital content, including audio and print-on-demand, as well as a provider of inventory management and wholesale and full-service distribution programs.
Contact: Robb Soriano, National Account Sales and Southern Region Sales Representative
Phone: (800) 937-8000
LIBRIS, an ABA-owned company, offers business insurance for booksellers.
Contact: Clint Long
Phone: (888) 694-8585
The National Association of College Stores (NACS) is a not-for-profit trade association representing the campus retailing industry.
Contact: Wendy Holliday, Vice President, Marketing and Member Services
Phone: (440) 775-7777
On Demand Books and the Espesso Book Machine— books printed in minutes on site for in-store pickup, same day delivery or overnight.
Contact: Jason Beatty, Vice President of Sales
Phone: (212) 966-2222