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    • 29-Sep-2022
    • 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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    Many of you have expressed an interest in enhancing your selection of French-language children’s books. This event is an opportunity to learn skills and strategies from booksellers operating bilingual bookstores and/or successfully carrying and selling these books in their stores. 

    Booksellers with experience in selling French-language books will share their key strategies for curating and ordering, including useful websites and tools for research beyond publisher pitches, tips for identifying and dealing with distributors, best practices for placing orders, and ideas for keeping your shelves strategically stocked. 

    The format of the event is question-and-answer, with an opportunity for questions and discussion from attendees. 


    • Lucy Hoblyn, Brome Lake Books
    • Ilya Razykov, Librairie Saga Bookstore

    The event time listed is ET.

    • 04-Oct-2022
    • 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM

    In this webinar, we set anecdata aside to delve into the latest research on Canadian book sales, Canadian consumers, and Canadian readers to address some of the biggest book industry myths. Are online sales taking over in-store shopping? Are libraries in competition with bookstores? And what’s next for the industry post-COVID? Find out in this session led by BookNet Canada’s President and CEO Noah Genner.

    Event time is listed as ET.
    • 06-Oct-2022
    • 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

    Follow along as Trevor from Bookmanager goes through a pre-holiday checklist for your website. This includes tips on the new Gift Registry feature, suggested strategies for pre and post checkout messages, checking your estimated pick up times for books needing to be ordered, and on it goes. Depending on timing, Trevor may even give a preview of the upcoming improved shipping rate calculator and promotional codes area on the new Bookmanager admin website. As always, participant questions are preferred over anything Trevor has to say, so feel free to ask anything and steer the ship!

    Presenter: Trevor Neill, Bookmanager

    Event time is listed as ET.

    • 18-Oct-2022
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

    It's a hot button topic for indie booksellers: how can we find the treasures in the sea of self-published books. How can you save time when it comes to answering queries from authors? What policies can you put in place to help your decisions make good business sense? Join our expert panel of booksellers who share their strategies and successes with navigating the world of consignment. 

    Event time is listed as ET.

Past events

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
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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