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NAIBA Fall Conference

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Hyatt Regency Baltimore Inner Harbor

Saturday, Oct. 6

2:00 – 6:00pm  Bookstore tour (ticketed event at no charge) The bus is full, but email NAIBA if you'd like to be on the wait list.

          Bird in Hand / Ivy Bookshop

          Greedy Reads 

         Duende District at Ida B’s Table

 Sponsored by Baker & Taylor

2:00 – 6:00pm  Owner’s Retreat  (ticketed event)   

2:00 – 7:00pm  Exhibitor Set-up 

7:30 – 9:30pm  Preview Supper (ticketed event $68)

Authors:

Jerry Craft, New Kid (HarperCollins Children’s)

Rabeah Ghaffari, To Keep The Sun Alive (Catapult)

Jarrett J. Krosoczka, Hey Kiddo (Scholastic)

Walter Mosley, John Woman (Atlantic Monthly)

Adam Gidwitz, Unicorn Rescue Society, Sasquatch and the Muckleshoot (Penguin Young Reader)

Elaine Pagels, Why Religion? (Ecco/HarperCollins)

9:30PM * NEW * Baltimore Booksellers Recommend (open event)

         Booksellers from Baltimore will introduce you to their favorite local authors.

Dan Fesperman, Safe Houses (Knopf)

Sujata Massey, The Widows of Malabar Hill (Soho Press)

Michael Downs,  The Strange and True Tale of Horace Wells, Surgeon Dentist (Acre Books)

D. Watkins, We Speak for Ourselves: A Word from Forgotten Black America (Atria/Simon & Schuster)

Susan Weis-Bohlen, Ayurveda Beginners Guide, Callisto Media


10pm Indies Forward reception sponsored by Penguin Random House

Sunday, Oct. 7

7:00am – 7:00pm Registration

8am – 12noon  Exhibit set up in Grand Ballroom.

8:00 – 9:15am  Author Breakfast (ticketed event $40) 

Authors:

Jane Leavy, The Big Fella (Harper)

Martha Hall Kelly, Lost Roses (Ballantine, PRH)

 Amy Ignatow, Odds & Ends Series #3 Interrupting Chicken and the Elephant of Surprise (Abrams Kids)

Whitney Scharer, The Age of Light (HBG)

Hena Khan, Bounce Back (S&S Children’s Publishing)

 

9:00am - 6:00pm  IndieCommerce One-on-One appointments

IndieCommerce™ is the American Booksellers Association’s e-commerce platform for independent bookstores. The system provides the tools for indie bookstores to create unique, content-rich, and easy-to-operate, fully transactional, e-commerce enabled websites. IndieCommerce stores can sell print books, ebooks, and audiobooks as well most other retail products. The entire system is supported by ABA’s experienced development and customer support team. IndieLite™ is specifically designed for booksellers who want a website that requires very little time and effort to maintain. This service offers booksellers the essential tools they will need to have a web presence for their store.

An IndieCommerce specialist will be available to talk to both users and non-users of IndieCommerce and IndieLite and you can reserve your spot for the meeting. Walk-ins are welcome too.

9:30 – 10:30am Maximizing Pre-Order Campaigns

Pre-orders are becoming an increasingly important way in which books are sold and marketed in 2018, and indie bookstores can and should take part in this growing business.  Heavily influenced by television and social media, the months before a title’s publication are critical, and pre-orders are a growing component of a book’s ultimate sales. By working with publishers to take full advantage of pre-order opportunities, indie bookstores can avoid lost sales, lost PR, and lost market share.

In this session, ABA will discuss ways that stores can successfully promote and sell pre-orders to become an integral partner to publishers and authors. Learn about new methods developed and tested by a task force of indie stores--including processes and protocols for stores using various POS systems--that all stores can use to maximize pre-orders through marketing, tracking, and reporting. The session will include bookseller participation from the pre-order task force.

10:45am – 12:15pm Editors Buzz 

          Five adult and five children’s editors will be sharing their favorite books from Winter & Spring 2019

 12:30 – 2:00pm Reps Pick of the List lunch (ticketed event $45)

2:00 – 6:00pm  Exhibits        

6:00 – 7:00pm Independent Press Author Reception 

         Adam Nemett, We Can Save Us All (Unnamed Press)

David Reichenbaugh, In Pursuit: The Hunt for the Beltway Snipers (ForeEdge/UPNE/NPR exhibitor)

Marcia Butler, Pickle's Progress (Central Avenue Publishing/IPG)

Sohaila Abdulali, What We Talk About When We Talk about Rape (The New Press/Ingram)

Damien Echols, High Magick: A Guide to the Spiritual Practices that Saved my Life on Death Row (Sounds True/NPR)

Evan Balkan, Spitfire (Midpoint Trade/Parson Weems)

Jacqueline Toner, Yes I Can! A Girl and Her Wheelchair (Magination Press/C&H)

Nancy Viau, First Snow (Albert Whitman/C&H)

Jasson Finney, Captain Pump (Red Hen Press)

Stephen Savage, The Babysitter From Another Planet (Holiday House/PRH)

         (a few new voices to be announced)

7:00 – 9:00pm  Awards Banquet (ticketed event $65)

Special Guests and Award Winners:

          Laurie Halse Anderson - Legacy Award winner

          Jewell Parker Rhodes - Carla Cohen Free Speech award winner

Judy DeBerry - Kristin Keith Sales Rep of the Year award winner

Jean Aiello - Lifetime Achievement award winner

Alissa DuBois - Joe Drabyak Handseller of the Year

Books of the Year awards will be announced and presented

9:00 – 11:00pm  Wine-Down Author Reception sponsored by Ingram (open event)

Adam Nemett, We Can Save Us All (Unnamed Press)

David Reichenbaugh, In Pursuit: The Hunt for the Beltway Snipers (ForeEdge/UPNE/NPR exhibitor)

Marcia Butler, Pickle's Progress (Central Avenue Publishing/IPG)

Sohaila Abdulali, What We Talk About When We Talk about Rape (The New Press/Ingram)

Damien Echols, High Magick: A Guide to the Spiritual Practices that Saved my Life on Death Row (Sounds True/NPR)

Evan Balkan, Spitfire (Midpoint Trade/Parson Weems)

Jacqueline Toner, Yes I Can! A Girl and Her Wheelchair (Magination Press/C&H)

Nancy Viau, First Snow (Albert Whitman/C&H)

Jasson Finney, Captain Pump (Red Hen Press)

Stephen Savage, The Babysitter From Another Planet (Holiday House/PRH)

Shelley Noble, Ask Me No Questions (Forge/MPS)

Katherine Marsh, Nowhere Boy (Roaring Brook Press/MCPG)

Eugenia Kim, Kinship of Secrets (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)

Amanda Foody, Ace of Shades (Harlequin Teen/HC)

EG Scott, A Different Woman (Dutton/PRH)

Raúl Colón, Imagine! (Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing)

Minh Le, Drawn Together (Disney Publishing Worldwide)

Luke Reynolds, Fantastic Failures: True Stories of People Who Changed the World by Falling Down First (Aladdin/S&S and Beyond Words Publishing)

Monday, Oct 8

8am – 11am Exhibitor final move-out

8:00 – 9:15am  NAIBA Annual Meeting & Author Breakfast (ticketed event $52)

Authors:

Mac Barnett, Mac B., Kid Spy #1: Mac Undercover (Scholastic)

Patricia Miller, Bringing Down the Colonel (Sarah Crichton Books/FSG)

Kate Morton, The Clockmaker's Daughter (S&S)

Ben Phillipe, The Field Guide to the North American Teenager (Balzer + Bray) 

(one more exciting author will be added shortly)

9:30am - 12:15pm Roundtable Discussions - Four 30-minute roundtable sessions

NAIBA has moved away from panel sessions to roundtables to give you a personalized education experience. Below are the topics currently being discussed. Some will be offered more than once. A detailed time schedule will be provided before the conference so you can plan your morning.  If you'd like to moderate  a roundtable,(which is really easy to do) email NAIBA. Email us if there is a topic you'd like to discuss.

Clout

(Unusual) Community Partnerships

Abacus

Board Games

Booking & Promoting Events

Buying for Margins

Chalkboards

Delivering the Goods with Author Events

Edelweiss for Everybody

Handselling

Hybrid Stores

Independent Bookstore Day Idea Exchange

In-school book fairs

In-store book fairs

Kids Staff Pick

Membership programs

New & Used stores

New store owners

One Great Idea

Pattern Language of Successful Stores

Receiving & Shelving

Remainders & the Bottom Line

Romance Sections

Sci Fi Sections

Sidelines

Small Stores

Social Media (nonevent)

Staff Picks: Best Practices

Ticketed Events

Writing / Designing Newsletters

The Intrinsic Value of Quotes & Review

 

12:30-2pm  Movable Feast  sponsored by HarperCollins (ticketed event $52)

Nine wonderful authors will be on hand to chat with you over lunch and maybe book appearances in your store. So far we’ve confirmed:

Marion Winik, The Baltimore Book of the Dead (Counterpoint Press)

Cadwell Turnbull, The Lesson (Blackstone Publishing)

Jenn Lyons, The Ruin of Kings (Tor/MPS)

Kitty Zeldis, Not Our Kind (Harper/HC)

Harrison Scott Key, Congratulations! Who Are You Again (Harper Perennial/HC)

Marie Benedict, The Only Woman in the Room (Sourcebooks)

Mark Tatulli, Short & Skinny (LBYR/HBG)

Three children's authors to be announced