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    • 21-Sep-2023
    • 1:00 PM
    Registration is closed

    Are you busy refreshing your marketing strategy to ensure that your bookstore is a gift-buying destination this holiday season? Join our informal ask-and-answer session where you can ask your burning questions about digital advertising, such as:

    • How much should you invest in social media ads?
    • What are the elements of an effective online ad?
    • How to solve common issues (like being restricted from boosting posts)

    Facilitator: Ariel Hudnall, Managing Director ZG Stories

    • 26-Sep-2023
    • 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
      Join BookNet Canada’s SalesData experts (and expat retailers) Lily Dwyer and Kalpna Patel as they share tips, tricks, and quick tutorials on how to use sales data and reports to prepare yourselves - and your shelves - for the holiday shopping season. Some of the questions we will answer:
      • Which sections and categories in your store lie dormant most of the year, and then explode in those final weeks when it’s too late to re-stock them?
      • Which backlist titles do you need to have in stock for the holidays, and how far back do you have to go?!
      • How do you keep your displays full and keep books flying out the door when you’re running low (or, gasp, out of stock!) of some of your top-sellers?
      • What do you do when there are holes on your new-release tables on Friday night and you need to fill them up for (and during) the weekend?
      • How can you refine and identify sales leads using sales data and reports?


      • Lily Dwyer, BookNet Canada
      • Kalpna Patel, BookNet Canada
      • 03-Oct-2023
      • 1:00 PM

      The Department of Canadian Heritage has officially begun rolling out Support for Booksellers direct funding to more than 170 independent and small chain Canadian bookstores. Have you applied for funding for 2023-2024? Join us on Tuesday, October 3 at 1pm ET for a brainstorming session on how to best invest your funding to increase your online presence and book sales.

       Hosted by: Laura Carter, CIBA Executive Director

    Past events

    19-Sep-2023 No-cost and Low-cost Ways to Improve Accessibility in Your Store TODAY!
    12-Sep-2023 CIBA Annual General Meeting
    31-Aug-2023 CIBA Coffee Break: Connect with the CIBA Board and ED
    29-Aug-2023 Publisher Picks: Fall Picks from Canadian Independent Publishers
    28-Aug-2023 Canadian Publishers & CIBD 2024
    24-Aug-2023 Publisher Picks: Fall Picks from Multinational Publishers
    15-Aug-2023 ipage® Essentials: How to Save Time & Order Strategically Using ipage
    01-Aug-2023 Ask Us ANYTHING! - CIBA Summer Mentor Series (Session 2)
    20-Jul-2023 Ask Us ANYTHING! - CIBA Summer Mentor Series (Session 1)
    11-Jul-2023 How to Create a Welcoming, Inclusive, and Safe Retail Space for 2SLGBTQI+ Customers
    06-Jul-2023 Lectures & Labs: How to Keep Your Bookstore Cat Happy!
    20-Jun-2023 Ask the Bookseller: What I Learned from Opening My New Bookstore
    15-Jun-2023 Ask the Bookseller: Subscription Box Success Stories!
    08-Jun-2023 Simple Strategies for Increasing Profits Using Sales Data
    30-May-2023 CIBA Coffee Break: Connect with the CIBA Board and ED
    24-May-2023 Ask the Bookseller: Demystifying Co-op
    09-May-2023 Publishers: Maximize Your Success in the Indie Market
    29-Apr-2023 Canadian Independent Bookstore Day
    20-Apr-2023 Ask the Bookseller: Hiring, Training, and Retaining Staff
    04-Apr-2023 New Bookstore Owners: Ask Us ANYTHING!
    28-Mar-2023 ACP & CIBA Knowledge Exchange: Exploring the Evolving Role of Sales Reps
    21-Mar-2023 Media Training for Booksellers: Interviews with Impact!
    07-Mar-2023 CIBA Town Hall: Supplier Relations
    28-Feb-2023 Ask the Bookseller: Successful School Relationships
    16-Feb-2023 Penguin Random House Demonstration of the BIZ Portal
    07-Feb-2023 Publisher Picks: Spring Picks from Canadian Independent Publishers
    26-Jan-2023 Publisher Picks: Spring Picks from Multinational Publishers
    19-Jan-2023 Ask the Bookseller: Design Your Store for Discoverability
    22-Nov-2022 CIBA Brainstorm: Investing Your Support for Booksellers Funding
    18-Oct-2022 Ask the Bookseller: A Crash Course in Consignment
    06-Oct-2022 LECTURES & LABS: Pre-Holiday Season Website Preparation
    04-Oct-2022 Mythbusting with BookNet Canada: We Fight Anecdata and So Can You!
    29-Sep-2022 STRATEGY SHARING: Curating and Ordering French-language Children’s Books
    27-Sep-2022 Publisher Picks: Fall Picks from Canadian Independent Publishers
    20-Sep-2022 Publisher Picks: Fall Picks from Multinational Publishers
    13-Sep-2022 CIBA Annual General Meeting
    13-Sep-2022 Mythbusting with BookNet Canada: Forthcoming Canadian-authored Books Are Easy to Find!
    23-Aug-2022 Ask the Bookseller: Planning for a Successful Holiday Season
    18-Aug-2022 Using Consumer Insight Information to Do Better Business This Fall
    16-Aug-2022 Ask Us ANYTHING! - CIBA Summer Mentor Series (Session 3)
    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
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    23-Feb-2021 Bookselling in the Era of Virtual Events
    11-Feb-2021 COVID-19 Success Stories: Creative and Adaptable Solutions
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    27-Jan-2021 CIBA Coffee Break: Get to Know Your Association
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