What a show! Even virtually, it felt wonderful to see so many booksellers and industry friends, and to hear from such amazing authors! We hope you enjoyed attending as much as we enjoyed hosting. If you weren’t able to attend an event, or just want to relive the fun and education, click through the schedule below to find recordings of each event (other than Conversations with Colleagues and our social events). Enjoy!
Two acclaimed nonfiction authors joined us to present their important forthcoming books and discuss the unique experience of relating history as compelling story.
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Did you start selling online during the pandemic? Or did you drastically increase and improve your web sales game? Has your staff mastered customer shipping? Join us to share success stories and ideas for how to keep the online sales growing.
Titles, genres, gift items, food and beverages — what’s selling best right now, and what is hard to move? Share your bestselling products, especially surprises, and hear what others are having success with. Plan to find some things you need to stock up on!
We had an Author Smörgåsbord for lunch! A wide array of authors, writing in a variety of genres, presented their forthcoming books.
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It was fast and furious! Our reps had only three minutes each, so this was a fun and speedy rep picks session. Links to Edelweiss collections and catalogs are below.
Presenters include: Megan Manning, Simon & Schuster; Randy Hickernell & Jan Coco Day, Hachette Book Group; Jim Riggs, Macmillan; Heidi Hill, Blue Dot Kids Press; Julie Marshall, Island Press; Michelle Dotter, Dzanc Books; Jisu Kim, Feminist Press; Jenny Sheridan, HarperCollins Children’s Books; Rob Pine, Ingram Content Group; Chris Conti, Independent Publishers Group; Bob Alunni, HarperCollins Adult and Emily Smolarek, Liz Sullivan, & Brian Contine, Penguin Random House, and Jill Bailey, & Nicole Dufort, Penguin Random House Kids.
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We all know there is a perfect book for every young reader, even reluctant readers, we just need to discover them. Our guest author presentations will help you do just that! Check them out via the link below.
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Booksellers, authors, publishers, friends, let’s mingle! Grab a beverage, grab your SpringCon t-shirt, or show off your branded bookstore apparel, and join us for some breakout room mingling. We’ll mix the group up a couple of times and provide some fun questions to get the conversation started!
Our very special guest authors and illustrators told us about themselves and read their books to us!
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If your store is promoting books and author events and not collecting co-op marketing dollars from publishers, this session is for you. Join us to learn what co-op IS, and why you should be taking advantage of this available money for your store.
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What has your store done during the pandemic times that you plan to continue? What lessons have you learned about your systems, inventory, staffing levels, and marketing? Bring your best “pandemic takeaways” and share them with your colleagues.
Our huge region is filled with amazing authors! Colorado author Carter Wilson did an amazing job emceeing this fantastic event. Check out the recording to hear all about their new books, and get ready to work with these local authors moving forward.
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Edelweiss+Analytics is inventory management made easy. If you’re using Edelweiss for title research and ordering, but not using Analytics to analyze your stock, view comp data, understand sales trends, and increase turns, join us as Joe Foster, former MPIBA bookseller and Education Manager at Edelweiss, offers an introduction to this important tool.
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Whether you’re new to bookselling and learning the ropes during a pandemic, or have been handselling to customers for years, bookselling for the front line looks different these days. Come with questions and creative ideas for your colleagues, and share your favorite customer interactions over the past year.
We were thrilled (get it?) to present these two bestselling authors in conversation about their exciting forthcoming books, both using small western towns as the setting for their stories.
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Virtual Trivia at FallCon was so much fun, we’re doing it again! Booksellers, authors, publishers, friends, grab a cocktail (or mocktail) and join us for this fun social hour. We’ll divide everyone into break-out room teams, and then competition will get real! The winning team will receive prizes.