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    • 16-Aug-2022
    • 3:00 PM - 3:30 PM
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    Do you have a burning question you’d like to ask a pro-bookseller? Need help with your table displays? Want some reassurance about your ordering process? Can’t decide how to staff your store for the holidays? Need some guidance on stocking a specialty section? Here’s your chance to ask us anything!

    Join CIBA’s team of experienced bookseller mentors for a special summer program. There will be no formal presentation at these events – simply log on and ask all your burning questions!

    Mentor: Susan Chamberlain, owner of The Book Keeper (ON)

    Bio: Of the 42 years The Book Keeper has been in business, Susan has been the owner for 21 years. She worked at the store in high school and has been in the book business for close to 40 years. Susan is a voracious consumer of stories, be it books, podcasts, television/movies or music. She’s married, has two grown kids, and two cats who are very dependent! Susan also owns a gift shop at her local hospital called “Poppies”.

    Susan loves to talk about:

    • Customer Service (all day long!)
    • Book buying
    • Sidelines
    • Tapping into employee strengths
    • Displays and the importance of a clean and attractive retail space

    But you can ask her anything!

    Event time listed is ET.

    • 18-Aug-2022
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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    Join Mary Giuliano, Senior Director, Independent Sales, for ways to prepare this summer ahead of another Fall season sure to be filled with challenges and opportunities. Mary will share how Penguin Random House Canada is working behind the scenes to deliver relevant, timely and consistent information on inventory stock ups and why they are investing in this space as a critical support piece for Canadian indies’ long-term success. 

    This session is only open to CIBA Bookseller Members. 

    Event time is listed as ET.

    • 23-Aug-2022
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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    Don’t blink: the fall is just around the corner! Are you curious as to how your holiday preparations compare to other indies around the country? How do stores determine how much stock to order? What workarounds are happening to offset supply chain issues? When should you ensure your website is ‘holiday-ready’? Learn how our bookseller panelists navigate the season to maximize business success.

    Presenters:

    • Eleanor LeFave, Mabel's Fables (ON)
    • Alicia Neill, Mosaic Books (BC)
    • Carmela Vedar, The Book Wardrobe (ON)
    Hosted by: Jessica Walker, Munro's Books (BC)

    Event timing listed is ET. 

    • 13-Sep-2022
    • 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
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    This webinar will show you how to use your free access to BookNet Canada's CataList service to search for forthcoming titles by Canadian authors. We’ll show you how to use the power of the cross-publisher search tools to locate Canadian-authored titles by subject, publisher, or format; how to set up saved searches to keep on top of new additions over time; and how these tools can be used when searching across the backlist title set as well. For books already in the market, we’ll show you how you can check stock availability on the titles you want to source, right in the CataList system.

    Presenter: Carol Gordon

    The event timing listed is ET.

    • 20-Sep-2022
    • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
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    CIBA's Publisher Picks series is back with its fall edition! We will bring you to the heart of publisher marketing discussions to discover the season's best bets – the books you might not (yet) know you need to stock, but will definitely be glad you have on hand. 

    The goal of these sessions is to give booksellers an insider look at seasonal releases you need to be aware of, and why these books are going to have buzz this season. The focus is on titles that may be flying under the radar, not on the big-name bestsellers. You'll learn both the why and the how from publishers – why they predict these books will be talked about and how you can best put them in customers' hands. 

    Publishers will be presenting highlights only, in a speed-dating format. 

    Who should attend? Bookstore owners, managers and staff to find out upcoming publisher highlights and how to sell them.

    Presenters:

    • Hachette Book Group
    • HarperCollins Canada
    • Penguin Random House Canada
    • Raincoast Books
    • Scholastic Canada
    • Simon & Schuster Canada

    The event time is listed as EST. 

      • 27-Sep-2022
      • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
      Register

      CIBA's Publisher Picks series is back with its fall edition! We will bring you to the heart of publisher marketing discussions to discover the season's best bets – the books you might not (yet) know you need to stock, but will definitely be glad you have on hand. 

      The goal of these sessions is to give booksellers an insider look at seasonal releases you need to be aware of, and why these books are going to have buzz this season. The focus is on titles that may be flying under the radar, not on the big-name bestsellers. You'll learn both the why and the how from publishers – why they predict these books will be talked about and how you can best put them in customers' hands. 

      Publishers will be presenting highlights only, in a speed-dating format. 

      Who should attend? Bookstore owners, managers and staff to find out upcoming publisher highlights and how to sell them.

      Presenters: to be announced

      The event time is listed as EST. 

      Past events

      26-Jul-2022 Ask Us ANYTHING! - CIBA Summer Mentor Series (Session 2)
      12-Jul-2022 Ask Us ANYTHING! - CIBA Summer Mentor Series (Session 1)
      28-Jun-2022 Publisher Picks: Summer picks from Canadian independent publishers (PART 2)
      21-Jun-2022 Think local: Independent Canadian publishers and you
      09-Jun-2022 Publisher Picks: Summer picks from Canadian independent publishers (PART 1)
      02-Jun-2022 Publisher Picks: Summer picks from multinational publishers
      31-May-2022 Mythbusting with BookNet Canada: Canadian Book Sales at Your Store
      26-May-2022 Use your voice: Share feedback with publishers on the future of virtual and in-store events
      19-May-2022 French-language books for young people: Publisher pitches (session 2)
      17-May-2022 French-language books for young people: Publisher pitches (session 1)
      05-May-2022 Lectures & Labs: Ask the bookseller – Effective sideline strategies
      30-Apr-2022 Canadian Independent Bookstore Day
      21-Apr-2022 Lectures & Labs: French-language books for young people - Part 1: Curating your stock of backlist titles
      12-Apr-2022 Lectures & Labs: Ask the Bookseller - Ordering and replenishment
      07-Apr-2022 Lectures & Labs: Overstock Returns, Dead Stock, and Inventory Reconciliation: Housekeeping Worth Your Time
      06-Apr-2022 How to apply for the new Support for Booksellers grant program
      05-Apr-2022 Lectures & Labs - Mythbusting session #2: You can use sales data information to identify emerging trends in the market
      31-Mar-2022 CIBA Town Hall (for bookseller members)
      15-Mar-2022 Enhance your gift and sideline business with the new Raincoast Distribution Group website
      10-Mar-2022 Lectures & Labs: Flex your Facebook muscles!
      01-Mar-2022 Mythbusters: You can flex your terms and use SalesData to showcase your sales performance!
      03-Feb-2022 Publisher Picks: Books for Young People (Independent Publishers)
      03-Feb-2022 BookNet Canada presents: Emerging trends: Book subjects on the move in the Canadian market
      01-Feb-2022 Publisher Picks: Books for Young People (Multinational Publishers)
      27-Jan-2022 Publisher Picks: Books for Adults (Independent Publishers)
      27-Jan-2022 BookNet Canada presents: I opened a bookstore in the pandemic!
      25-Jan-2022 Publisher Picks: Books for Adults (Multinational Publishers)
      18-Jan-2022 Lectures & Labs: The Business of Returns
      21-Oct-2021 Lectures & Labs @ Lunch series: Cookbooks & comics and graphic novels
      07-Oct-2021 Lectures & Labs @ Lunch series: Indigenous literatures
      23-Sep-2021 Lectures & Labs @Lunch series: Mysteries and Queer Literature
      15-Sep-2021 DISCUSSION FORUM (children's booksellers): Create new readers for life
      14-Sep-2021 LECTURES & LABS: Increasing revenue through gifts and sidelines
      09-Sep-2021 LECTURES & LABS: Handling Prepayments with Bookmanager
      24-Aug-2021 LECTURES & LABS: Effective and timely ordering and reordering strategies for the fall and holiday seasons
      20-Jul-2021 Discussion forum for booksellers: Tips for managing online orders
      22-Jun-2021 What can Instagram do for your bookstore?
      15-Jun-2021 Recreate the browsing experience online: Facilitating the discoverability of in-stock titles
      20-May-2021 The independent bookstore consumer: insights and analytics
      18-May-2021 Discussion forum for children’s booksellers
      11-May-2021 Increase your sales: Improvements to the PRH supply fulfillment chain and rapid replenishment
      04-May-2021 Canadian book buying, reading and consumer habits for data-driven decisions
      27-Apr-2021 Virtual event training: Part two – Managing your live Zoom event
      20-Apr-2021 Virtual event training: Part one – Setting up your Zoom event
      15-Apr-2021 BookNet Canada Tech Forum: Book Industry State of the Nation 2021
      14-Apr-2021 Media Savvy Lunch and Learn
      06-Apr-2021 BookNet Canada Tech Forum: Serving communities in crisis - the bookseller's role
      25-Mar-2021 BookNet Canada Tech Forum: Humane Resources - Managing your people systems with no HR department
      24-Mar-2021 Introducing the Shop Local API, powered by Bookmanager
      23-Mar-2021 BookNet Canada Tech Forum: Come taste the difference good management can make in your crisis!
      23-Mar-2021 Where are the Tourists?
      11-Mar-2021 Relax, Dammit!
      04-Mar-2021 Replenishing Your Stock
      23-Feb-2021 Bookselling in the Era of Virtual Events
      11-Feb-2021 COVID-19 Success Stories: Creative and Adaptable Solutions
      04-Feb-2021 Adapting to the Online Retailer Model: Tips from Bookmanager on Managing Your E-commerce Website
      27-Jan-2021 CIBA Coffee Break: Get to Know Your Association
      15-Oct-2020 CIBA bookseller welcome

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