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The overnight retreat will increase booksellers level of expertise, comfort, and productivity in marketing books and their store on social media platforms. General discussions and specific training will commence based on skill level (beginner, intermediate, expert). For hotel reservations ($119) at the Hilton Arlington call 800-HILTONS (445-8667). (NAIBA & SIBA bookstore members get a $100 hotel rebate.) Event Registration: $75 per person. Event is for booksellers.

4/9/2016 to 4/10/2016
When: April 9 & 10
2:00 PM
Where: Hilton Arlington, VA
950 North Stafford St.
Arlington, Virginia  22203
United States
Contact: Eileen Dengler

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Best way to describe this? Hands-on training and hands-down best bookselling event you'll go to this year.  We will cover all the social media platforms and talk about best practices, best uses, and strategy, and then spend time in groups based on levels of comfort for each platform. You'll up your skill level.  We'll do live social media on titles selected by publishers. We'll schedule, photograph, discuss content, learn about advertising. We will talk about and work on everything! Bring your laptop and your enthusiasm.


This event is designed for our booksellers; all others will be waitlisted to accommodate booksellers first.


Your hotel reservations should be made by March 25. The room rate is $119 and both associations will rebate $100 of that to their attending member stores after the event. (One rebate per store.)  Reservations can be made by calling 1-800-HILTONS (445-8667) or booking at  Group code is SIB

The event begins at 2:00pm on Saturday, April 9 and will end at 1:00pm on Sunday, April 10. We will feature speakers and general discussions of each social media platform, and then break into groups based on personal level of expertise. We will create live content using current titles provided by publishers, along with content you come up with at the moment.

You must have bookstore accounts for facebook, twitter, instagram, pinterest, and linked-in before you arrive (and don't forget to bring login information!).