Print Page | Sign In | Register
Spring Meeting and Children's Literacy Program
Share |
Spring Meeting and Children's Literacy Program
Saturday March 23rd, 2019 Pasadena Hilton
9:30am - 10:30am  ABA Education (Booksellers Only)  California 
10:30am - 11:45am   ABA Forum and Member Meeting (Booksellers Only)

This Spring ABA will present an update on two initiatives critical to the success of any independent bookstore -- an active pre-orders campaign and participation in the annual ABACUS financial survey.

 This new educational session will focus on best practices for increasing pre-orders -- including the latest on accurately reporting and tracking -- based on in-store experiences and feedback from the Pre-Order Booksellers Task Force.

 The session will also provide an overview of ABACUS data, including data specific to each region, earlier ABACUS delivery schedule, and ways submitting stores can successfully use their ABACUS reports to make sound financial decisions.

 We hope you will join us this spring for this discussion on improving store profitability. 

 Noon - 1:15pm  Bookseller Roundtables Pasadena 
Noon - 1:15pm   Children's Roundtables (Kids Booksellers, Teachers, Librarians) San Gabriel 
1:30pm - 2:45pm Rep Picks  California
 3pm - 4:15PM  Afternoon Author Tea, ticketed
List of Authors
 4:15pm - 5pm Post-Tea Signing California 

SCIBA SPRING MEETING, ABA FORUM, and Children’s Literacy Program - 3/23/2019

SCIBA Spring Meeting and Children’s Literacy Program FAQ
(Deadline January 1, 2019)
The event will be SATURDAY, March 23th, 2019 at the

  • The Spring Meeting and Children's Literacy Day hosts 75-100 booksellers,
    and 75-100 educators or librarians. The event includes a range of bookseller education, children’s education, and fellowship. Attendees enjoy connecting
    with a mix of local and traveling authors from both large houses and
    independent presses.
  • The LA Times Bestseller List is the SCIBA Bestseller List; as is the
    Orange County Register, and various smaller local papers.
  • Local Authors attending the reception are often considered in their respective categories for the SCIBA Book Awards. (NOMINATE)
  • Plenary: Two spots. $450 + 80 books.
  • Author Panels or Reception: $275 + 15-20 slots + 75 books.
  • Apply here.
Please submit author pitches and panel or session ideas to: by January 1st.