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    • 27-Feb-2024
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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    Children’s books can bring joy, colour, and eager customers into any generalized bookstore – but designing a children’s section can also be a lot of work! Unlike a specialized children’s store, you won’t have the square footage or shelf space to showcase every book a potential customer might want to buy. So how do you decide which books you should stock? How can you encourage browsing? What are some creative ways you can display books when you don’t have a lot of space? Join our panel of booksellers as they discuss all this and more.


    All members welcome!


    Host: Hannah Berry, 
    Munro’s Books (BC)


    Presenters:

    • Laura Ash, Another Story Bookshop (ON)

    • Cole Davidson, The Spaniel’s Tale Bookstore (ON)

    • Norine McGinn, Westminster Bookmark (NB)

    Time is listed as ET.

    • 05-Mar-2024
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
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    The CIBA Supplier Relations Committee meets with major suppliers to negotiate improved terms of trade for independents. To ensure the committee's priorities align with the needs of members, we invite you to attend this session and share your company’s recent experiences, feedback, and ongoing needs. Your voice is important to ensuring that the committee can work on effecting systemic change. 

    Who should attend? CIBA Bookseller Members


    • 26-Mar-2024
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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    Demystify the power of email marketing and building a mailing list in this beginner-friendly workshop on choosing a platform, creating an optimized mailing list, and devising a content plan that will drive engagement and sales for your business! Whether you're just starting out, or want to revamp your current e-newsletter, Ariel Hudnall, a seasoned marketer in the book publishing industry, will take you through all the steps required to get up and running, and communicating with your customers in new and exciting ways!

    Presenter:

    Ariel Hudnall is a writer, book marketing specialist, and the Managing Director of Zg Stories, a marketing agency specializing in book publicity, author platform development, and storytelling stratagem. She holds a Master of Publishing from Simon Fraser University, and a BA in Japanese Language & Culture from the University of California, Berkeley. She lives and works on the unceded ancestral territory of the Dakeł Keyoh (ᑕᗸᒡ ᗲᘏᑋ)Tŝilhqot’in, and Dënéndeh peoples, as well as the Lhtako Dene Nation in an area sometimes known as Quesnel, BCWhen she is not working, Ariel pursues creative writing, gardening, and baking, the latter two of which are frequently shared on her Instagram.

Past events

20-Feb-2024 Publisher Picks: Spring Picks from Canadian Independent Publishers
06-Feb-2024 Ask the Bookseller: Organizing and Categorizing Your Stock
25-Jan-2024 New Stores, New Views: Booksellers Adapting, Engaging, and Thriving
23-Jan-2024 Publisher Picks: Spring Picks from Multinational Publishers
16-Jan-2024 CIBA Discussion Group: Shopify Best Practices
11-Jan-2024 CIBA Coffee Break: Connect with the CIBA Board and ED
03-Oct-2023 CIBA Brainstorm: Investing Your Support for Booksellers Funding
26-Sep-2023 Ring in the Holiday Sales with the Four Rs: Re-Up, Revisit, Resurrect, and Refine
21-Sep-2023 Lunch and Learn: Get a Handle on Digital Advertising
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
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
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