- Last Updated on Saturday, 15 February 2014 22:02
SIBA in the SPRINGTIME *Thursday, March 6th*
Westin Peachtree Plaza- Atlanta, GA
$99 Day of Education – Free to SIBA Members
Thursday, March 6th
8am- 8:30am: Gather at Westin Peachtree Plaza
Gather together for a continental breakfast, coffee, and registration to be on the bus to The Food Movement by 8:30am.
Writers and booksellers will be divided into teams that compete against one another. And while our Chefs provide guided menus, there’s plenty of opportunity for creativity by adding ingredients, varying techniques or being as innovative as you like. For those who like assurance, the Chefs are there to provide as much instruction as you wish. In the end, teams are judged in three areas:
Presentation and plating (25%)
All of this slinging of food and eating of our labors will be the cornerstone on which the Meeting of the Minds will take place. Transported back from The Food Movement to the Westin Peachtree Plaza, the cooking teams will continue in their groups to discuss such topics as: Creating the narrative, Ebooks & Ereaders, Ways to partner & promote, being good customers to each other Cross Promotion possibilities, what writers need from booksellers, what booksellers need from writers, how books are presented in-store, how stores are presented on- line, what writers wish booksellers knew, what booksellers wish writers knew.
The KOBO Team will share with booksellers and writers alike how the KOBO Writing Life Program can be used by both constituents for fun and profit!
Sponsored by SIBA in the Springtime, KOBO, and Inkreadible Sponsor GABBS
Friday, March 7th
- A customer walks into your store, picks up a cookbook, and starts copying or photographing recipes.
What do you say?
- They come, they make a list, the leave and buy it elsewhere.
How do you handle “showrooming” in a positive way?
- There are a couple of kids making out in the teen section.
What do you say and do?
ABA will be offering a synopsis of conversations that really work, for all kinds of irksome situations that occur every day in the bookstore. Take away real practices that you can put into immediate action in the store. Come and share what conversations have worked for you. Come with situations that are still confounding you.
11am - 1pm: The American Booksellers Association Bookseller Forum (includes lunch)
Over lunch, CEO Teicher will lead an open forum and discussion of industry issues. Attendees help guide the agenda of the forum, so please come with your questions and comments.
Publishing and Selling What Readers Want in a Time of Radical Competition