Opening a Bookstore: The Essential Planning Guide
With thousands of dollars at stake, it’s in your best interests to learn about the intricacies of retail bookselling and what it takes to succeed. Unlike boilerplate “how-to” business guides, this is the only publication that is produced by dedicated book industry professionals with ongoing direct contact with new booksellers and those who have been in the business for decades.
You’ll gain an overview of the book industry, understand the financial dynamics, learn about everything from leases to buying books, bookstore computerized management systems to grand opening celebrations in this detailed, bookstore-specific guide that is the premiere resource for anyone opening a bookstore. Updated twice each year, the cost of this 325+ page Guide is $189 (plus shipping and handling).
FREE with five-day workshop registration. A copy of this Guide is included free with your registration to any of the five-day workshops. If you’ve purchased a copy of the Guide within one year of registering for the five-day workshop, you’ll receive a credit on your tuition.
Training Guide to Frontline Bookselling
How will you help your staff learn the bookselling business and provide exceptional service? This 12-chapter publication, The Training Guide To FrontLine Bookselling, is a one-of-a-kind resource developed to help you train new staff members. From new employee orientation to how to conduct book searches, merchandising to working at the point-of-sale, this Guide will help them step into their new role. You benefit from having a consistent training program — with the same information provided to all who are part of your team.
The Guide is designed so you can include information that relates to your store’s fixture layout, selection, and computer system. A section just for trainers guides them through the training process for each topic. You’ll get the print publication in a 3-ring binder, as well as a digital version in Microsoft Word that will allow you to personalize any of the information included. $189.
LifeLong Learning Series: All 10 Modules
How do you manage daily operations once you’re open for business? Use this self-study series of ten critical topics to help you learn what you need to know. $99 for the set of ten (in PDF format).
- Buying for Love & Profit
- Inventory Procedures: A Step-by-Step Guide
- Managing the Big Picture
- Money – Measuring Success
- Image Matters
- Show & Sell
- Finding & Keeping Customers
- Blow Your Own Horn
- High Impact Marketing
- A Great Place to Work