Winter Institute 11: Kwame Alexander Becomes the 'Say Yes Guy' at the Show

"I'm the 'say yes guy,' the inspiration guy," said Kwame Alexander, Newbery Medalist for 'The Crossover,' on the third and final day of WI 11 in Denver, at a breakfast keynote. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2016-01-26 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Winter Institute 11 in Photos

Booksellers and publishers met up in Denver, Colo., from Jan. 23-26, for the 11th annual ABA Winter Institute. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2016-01-28 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Winter Institute 11: Small Presses Take the Spotlight on Day Three

On the final day of the show, small and university presses promoted their offerings to booksellers at a luncheon and closing reception. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2016-01-27 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Winter Institute 11: Town Hall Looks at Bookselling’s Big Questions

Minimum wage, selling used books, a better search engine, financing for new booksellers, and an ongoing conversation on race and class were among booksellers' concerns. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2016-01-25 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Storm Jonas No Match for Winter Institute 11

Despite the weather, the Denver bookseller gathering had few cancellations, and the tone has been upbeat in the wake of what ABA president Betsy Burton called “an absolutely record-breaking year for many stores.” Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Winter Institute 11: Authors United Still Wants DoJ Probe of Amazon

“The central problem is still with us,” Authors United founder Douglas Preston said, referring to Amazon, at a Winter Institute session called Authors, Agents, and Booksellers--United for a Fair Marketplace. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Winter Institute 11: Report Finds $1 Billion Tax Gap Caused by Amazon

The American Booksellers Association and Civic Economics released a report on the devastating impact of online retailing on American communities in terms of lost state and local tax revenues. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2016-01-25 00:00:00 UTC ]
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ABA Winter Institute 2016: Authors and Books to Watch for at WI 11

A selection of adult and children’s authors to meet at this year’s Winter Institute—and what makes their books notable. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Total book sales fell 11% in first-half, PA stats show

Total book sales across the industry fell by 11% in the first six months of 2020, despite a big increase for fiction and a surge in digital formats, figures released by the Publishers Association (PA) show. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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WI15: Celebrating Winter Institute’s Sweet 15 in Baltimore

Maryland’s largest city, once nicknamed the City That Reads, will host ABA’s leading educational conference. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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German Bookseller Florian Valerius Is a 2020 Fellow for ABA Winter Institute

Bookselling Without Borders has given US booksellers international industry contacts, and now a retailer from Germany will be at the ABA's Winter Institute. The post German Bookseller Florian Valerius Is a 2020 Fellow for ABA Winter Institute appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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The Big Books of Winter Institute 14

One of the main attractions of Winter Institute is the chance for booksellers to get their hands on forthcoming titles. Here, attendees share some of the titles that got them talking...and excited. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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ABA gained 95 indies in 2018, Winter Institute hears

The 14th American Booksellers Association’s (ABA) Winter Institute saw independent US booksellers celebrating another bumper year, with sales up 4.9% and compound growth of 7.5% over the past five years. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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A Robust Winter Institute 14 Wraps Up

A confident indie bookselling sector looks to the future—and to next year's conference in Baltimore, Md. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Arcadia Goes Local at Winter Institute

Arcadia Publishing, which has a backlist of 14,000 local and regional titles, will present personalized catalogs to booksellers at Winter Institute, touting 16 store-specific titles the location's employees can handsell. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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US indies brave uncertain times at Annual Winter Institute

The 13th Winter Institute, held by the American Booksellers Association in Memphis, Tennessee, was vibrant and upbeat as ever, despite an underlying current of anxiety regarding the sustainability of independent booksellers. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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WI13: Children's and YA Take Center Stage at Winter Institute

Children’s books were more integral than ever at ABA's record-breaking gathering in Memphis, which drew 1,000 book people. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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An Upbeat Winter Institute—With Some Caveats

Sales at indies have been strong the past few years, but the future of bookselling still holds plenty of challenges, booksellers are told. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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WI13: ‘Sex and the City’ Glam Comes to Winter Institute

The premier educational conference of the American Booksellers Association, which is being held this week in Memphis, got a dose of star power when actress and producer Sarah Jessica Parker gave the conference's opening keynote on Tuesday. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Children's Authors and Books to Watch for at Winter Institute 13

We’ve gathered a selection of children’s and YA authors to meet at this year’s Winter Institute, will take place January 22–25 in Memphis. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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