IndieCommerce™ is the American Booksellers Association’s e-commerce platform for independent bookstores, to create unique, content-rich, and easy-to-operate, fully transactional, e-commerce enabled websites. IndieLite™ is specifically designed for booksellers who want to have a web presence with limited time and effort to maintain. ABA is currently offering a special promotion for stores that participated in the B&T’s Books and More e-commerce platform.
An IndieCommerce specialist will be available to talk to both users and non-users of IndieCommerce and IndieLite
Walk-ins welcome too.
Children’s books featured from 10:00 – 11:10am. Adult and children’s books mixed from 11:20 – noon.
Join us for complimentary snacks, cash bar, author signings, and a preview of the Exhibit Hall. We’ll wish a fond farewell to outgoing ABA Executive Director Oren Teicher at 5:00pm.
Difficult Conversations: How to Talk about Diversity and Inclusivity with Store Management & Colleagues
Life After Baker & Taylor
Successful Edelweiss Event Grids
Creating Events in a Small or Remote Store
Enjoy a publisher hosted lunch with fellow booksellers to answer questions, hear about new programs, network, and create relationships!
Best Practices for Hiring for Diversity
The Micro-Staff: Stores with 3 or Fewer Employees
Year One: Your First Year in a New Store
Converting Social Media to Sales
HOMER’S EXCELLENT ADVENTURE
GILBERT THE MOOSE LEARNS HOW TO SKI
Rick Pieros Photography
Independent Bookstore Day (IBD) has grown from a handful of bookstores in California to a national celebration involving over 575 stores and, in some cases, city wide celebrations. Participating bookstores see an increase in sales, increased foot traffic and increased brand awareness. Because of the national growth of this successful program, ABA has agreed to take on the management of IBD for 2020. Current IBD Program Director, Samantha Schoech, will remain in her position and will work closely with ABA.
This session will offer attendees an overview of the program and tips from booksellers who have figured out how to make the most of IBD. Panelists will offer information on how to order and make the most of the IBD exclusive merchandise; how to organize and publicize your store’s party to bring people into your store; and how to use social media strategically to increase sales and community participation. Join ABA staff and IBD superstars for this not to be missed conversation.