French-Language Books for Young People (Part 1): Curating Your Stock of Backlist Titles
Thursday, April 21
12pm PT, 1pm MT, 2pm CT, 3pm ET, 4pm AT, 4:30pm Newfoundland
With nearly 60 years of experience in the business, Librairie le Fureteur in Saint-Lambert, QC has earned a reputation for sharing great literary finds. Responsible for le Fureteur's youth section, Marika B. Drapeau will share her recommendations for curating a balanced selection of backlist titles. The presentation will provide CIBA booksellers with ideas for filling orders and making strategic recommendations.
This event is the first in a series intended to create a comprehensive overview of French-Canadian creators and publishers. Stay tuned for details!
Presenter: Marika B. Drapeau (Librairie le Fureteur)
BookNet Canada Presents: Book Industry State of the Nation 2022
Tuesday, April 26
11am PT, 12pm MT, 1pm CT, 2pm ET, 3pm AT, 3:30pm Newfoundland
Join BookNet Canada’s President and CEO Noah Genner for an in-depth presentation of the most recent data on Canadian book buyers, readers, and consumers.
Presenter: Noah Genner, President and CEO (BookNet Canada)
Lectures & Labs: Ask the Bookseller – Effective Sideline Strategies
Thursday, May 5
4pm PT, 5pm MT, 6pm CT, 7pm ET, 8pm AT, 8:30pm Newfoundland
If books are your main business, then gifts and sidelines should be the icing on the cake! Attendees will learn how our panel of booksellers leverage sidelines to delight their customers and increase sales. How do our panelists choose what to stock? What percentage of their sales are gifts and sidelines? What are their strategies for holiday ordering? Hear the answers to all this and more at our next Ask the Bookseller session!
Panelists: Susan Chamberlain (The Book Keeper), Kelly McKinnon (Kidsbooks), Matthew Stepanic (Glass Bookshop), hosted by Jessica Walker (Munro's Books)
French-Language Books for Young People (Part 2): Publisher Pitches
Tuesday, May 17 & Thursday, May 19
3:30pm PT, 4:30pm MT, 5:30pm CT, 6:30pm ET, 7:30pm AT, 8:00pm Newfoundland
Get to know French-language publishers of literature for young people. Each event will feature eight publishers from Québec and Francophone Canada who will introduce their publishing house and present 3-5 titles in a range of genres and reading levels.
The format of the event is based on the Publisher Picks sessions held earlier this year. These sessions will help booksellers curate their French-language book selection and make useful recommendations to school libraries and boards, teachers, parents, and community members looking to develop their French reading lists.
Hosted by: Québec Édition / Association nationale des éditeurs de livres