October 18 Opening Remarks October 18 Evening News October 19 News and Announcements October 19 Closing October 18 Opening Remarks Praven Madan’s introduction HELLOOOOO EVERYONE! WELCOME. Thank you all for joining us today for, what we hope, will be a pivotal gathering for bookstores and our communities. My name is Praveen Madan and for my… Continue reading Plenary Notes, Oct 18-19, 2021
Host: Anna Brown, Katy Budget Books Participants: Jason Boog (Fable), Margie Franzen (Wanderlust Bookshop), Susan C (The Book Keeper), Brittany Caine (Kepler’s), Emil C (River’s End), Daniel O’Brien, Jasmin Brooks (Bookery Manchester), Kirsten Hess (Let’s Play); Eric Besner (Fable), Jhoanna Belfer (Bel Canto Books) Notes: Jason Boog: Discussed how Fable works Would it benefit indies… Continue reading How do we define our niche in our community as we’re dramatically changing business models?
Host: Rebecca Fitting, Greenlight / BrocheAroe Fabian, Sourcebooks/River Dog Book Co. Participants: Anne Dimock, Author/Fundraising Ruth Liebmann, PRH Jeff Deutsch, Seminary Coop Billie Bloebaum, 3rd Street Books Brittany Caine Camden Avery, Booksmith Daniel O’Brien Elise, San Fran Emil C., River’s End Emily Warfield, Bluestockings Hele C. Stories Like Me IBID Jamie Fiocco, Flyleaf Jasmin Brooks,… Continue reading Our channel has always struggled with how to prove and quantify our marketshare to publishers (financial AND cultural) when not all of our purchases are direct, and when not all of our sales are visible to them, and even then, when we are a small-ish slice of the pie. SO, how do we quantify and re-value our marketshare to better prioritize the indie channel in publishers’ eyes, investment, priorities and resources
Host: Stephanie Denton Participants: Linda-Marie Barrett, Anna Brown, Esty, Shari Stauch, Clancey D’Isa, Pam French, Jasmine Brooks, Aggie, Hamid Akbari Notes: Questions and reflections around: Development of staff which seeks professionalizing the aspects of bookselling that are overlooked: management, career skills, development Community foundation: creating and sustaining it How much management matters Transitions to management… Continue reading How do we engage in meaningful professional development for our teams? (project management, general management skills, etc)