The spread of COVID-19 has meant a change in shape to our Events Programme for 2020/2021. However, that doesn't mean that the BA Events team has stopped, and we have been working hard to try and establish a new form of event that can connect and engage booksellers in this challenging time for the industry and the world.
All our zoom events are recorded and the content is available to members who may have missed the live event.
To view the video content, please visit the presentation section of this page or watch on the BA YouTube channel. Please contact Rehana.firstname.lastname@example.org for passcodes.
In the early months of 2021, we continued to host events for booksellers on topics that are relevant and useful during this challenging time. We launched our Tuesday Takeaways programme, which consisted of short weekly zoom sessions offering information and advice for booksellers. These took place each Tuesday at 5.30pm
We kicked off our programme on the 12th January with a presentation of Spring Titles from The Independent Alliance, then held sessions on a range of topics, from Hosting Online Events, Digital Marketing, Lessons for and from Lockdown, to Preparing for Re-Opening and further Spring Highlights Presentations.
All of these sessions were recorded and available to watch back. Please contact Rehana for the access details.
Springboard (1st - 5th March 2021)
The Booksellers Association linked up with The Bookseller to run a series of events for booksellers in the first week of March. The evening sessions were set up with the aim to keep booksellers up to date and informed about new titles, and get shops ready for reopening.
The online conference Springboard
ran Monday 1st to Friday 5th
March, and featured booksellers in conversation with The Bookseller's four previewers across fiction
, children's books
with the aim of highlighting the key titles of the forthcoming season. We rounded off the week with An Ode to Booksellers
, shared by a collection of authors.
The event came at a time when the BA’s LBF publisher presentations for BA members would be taking place, and was a welcomed and timely opportunity to forget about everything else, and hear previewers and booksellers chat about all the upcoming titles they can't wait to get into.
Alongside this, a Springboard supplement
was published on 5th March by The Bookseller, featuring a hand-picked selection of author interviews, along with key market information, including the latest rights deals.
All our sessi
ons are recorded and available for members to watch.
Presentations and recordings can be accessed here.
All video content is also available on the BA Youtube channel.
To gain access to both please email email@example.com