Stop here first to pick up your name tag and welcome bag.
Are you a new bookstore member of MPIBA or a first time conference attendee? If so, meet the MPIBA board and Executive Director Heather Duncan for a Q&A session to get yourself oriented for the show!
Bestselling Texas author James Wade will join us as a special guest emcee for our show kick-off author event! This fast-pased and fun event will feature fiction authors answering rapid-fire questions about themselves and their work.
Candice Huber, Owner, Tubby & Coo’s, New Orleans, LA, and Dean of the Professional Booksellers School Bookstore Finances Course will provide an entry level understanding of a store’s profit and loss statement, including a brief look at each individual line item.
There are dozens of restaurants within an easy walk to the hotel. Strike out and enjoy the Riverwalk!
Details to come.
Candice Huber will offer an entry level session covering what is included in the cost of goods line on your P&L and how small tweaks can effect your margins.
Join us for drinks and snacks while you mix and mingle with our guest reps and your bookselling and publisher colleagues.
Join Reign Kingsberry (Book Seller and Social Media Coordinator at Twig Book Shop), Kayla Kleinman (Marketing Associate at Bookshop.org), and Sarah High (Senior Bookstore Partnerships Manager at Bookshop.org, and former bookseller and manager at Book Culture) for a lively discussion on using social media to foster community and sell more books online! They’ll share all the top tips for booksellers on where to start and where to go when you want to grow your online sales and presence.
Candice Huber will discuss how better management of money coming in, and going out (inventory, accounts payable and accounts receivable), can lead to a healthy cash flow for your business.
A wonderful variety of authors will join us for lunch and present their new and forthcoming books in brief 4-minute bites.