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Earn your way to #siba15!

Posted By Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance, Wednesday, May 27, 2015
Updated: Thursday, May 21, 2015

Earn your way to #SIBA15.  The 40th Anniversary Discovery Show in Raleigh, NC is going to be a really big show and we want you there.  It’s my dream to get at least one bookseller from every core member.  And I know there are scheduling conflicts and unexpected events and financial concerns and its the financial concerns I want to help you address.

The Reba & Dave Williams Foundation for Literature and the Arts gifted SIBA with money to assist core members in attending the show and rather than just hand the money out, SIBA has created B3! Building Better Booksellers where you can earn points that will get your travel, hotel and all-passes for the upcoming show.  It takes 5000 points to get it all covered. And if you got diligent on June 1, that gives you about 100 days and at 50 points a day, you’d have it all covered.

First off, make sure your social networker works off this list regularly:

· Promote a SIBA Bookstore on facebook/twitter/Instagram (not including your own store) – 5 points, use hashtag #southernindie or tag Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance Facebook Page

· Post photos of Okra Picks displays on facebook/twitter/instagram – 2 points, use hashtag #okrapick, tag ReaderMeetWriter Facebook Page

· Post photos of Lady Banks Pick of the Week Display on facebook/twitter/Instagram – 2 points, use tag @ladybanks, tag Reader Meet Writer Facebook Page

· Post photos of SIBA Book Award books on facebook/twitter/Instagram – 2 points, use hashtag #sibabookaward, tag Reader Meet Writer Facebook Page

· Share, like, retweet  #okrapick hashtag on facebook/twitter/Instagram  - 1 point

· Share, like, retweet tag @ladybanks on facebook/twitter/Instagram  - 1 point

· Share, like, retweet   #sibabookaward hashtag on facebook/twitter/Instagram  - 1 point

· Share, like, retweet taf  @readermtwriter on facebook /twitter /Instagram  - 1 point
· Share a ReaderMeetWriter facebook page post  – 1 point

· Share a ReaderMtWriter tweet – 1 point

 

Doing each of these once a day is 17 points, each three times a day is 51 points – so get to work and earn your way to #SIBA15!

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Mark your calendars!

Posted By Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance, Monday, May 25, 2015

There are a couple new events on the SIBA calendar that booksellers should definitely add to their own:

Wednesday, July 29: Bookseller Revival at Quail Ridge Books
https://sibaweb.site-ym.com/?qrb_2015

Free of charge. Free food. Freely offered and freely taken excellent advice and ideas from your bookseller peers. 

Also, if you are an owner of your bookstore, then you'll want to go to 

The Owners Retreat

July 28-29, also at Quail Ridge Books. Includes Revival attendance. Limited to 20 people.

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ABA Spring Forum Presentation added to Peer Brain Trust

Posted By Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance, Monday, May 25, 2015
Updated: Wednesday, May 20, 2015

ABA Spring Forum Presentation available to download

If you were unable to attend the ABA Spring Forum in Atlanta this March, you can now download the presentation, "Exploring New Markets." Among the topics covered were

Increasing sales to exisiting customers
Reaching markets by generation
Reaching young readers
Reaching a diverse customer base
Reaching online shoppers

The Exploring New Markets power point presentation is available here:

https://sibaweb.site-ym.com/?page=pbt_gabbsits

...along with other materials presented at the GABBS/SIBA in the Springtime Day of Education in Atlanta.

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Call for Summer Okra Picks!

Posted By Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance, Friday, May 22, 2015
Updated: Wednesday, May 20, 2015

The deadline for nominating to the Summer Okra Picks is June 1st. We're looking for nominations for books that will pub between July 1 - September 30. Take a look at some of those review copies in your back room and make sure to put in a good word for your favorites.

Nominate here: https://sibaweb.site-ym.com/?ok_nom

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Owner's Retreat!

Posted By Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance, Thursday, May 21, 2015
Updated: Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Owners' Retreat
July 28-29 in Raleigh, NC

Registration is now open for the SIBA Owners' Retreat - a chance for bookstore owners to get together to network and exchange infomation, and discuss issues that have become vital to the bookselling industry, and to small business owners in general.

John SherlockThe featured speaker is Dr. John Sherlock, Department of Human Services, Human Resources Program, Western Carolina University. Registrants will also all attend the Bookseller Revival at Quail Ridge Books in Raleigh.

Sponsored by Inkreadible Sponsor Baker & Taylor
The Hilton North Raleigh/Midtown
3415 Wake Forest Rd
Raleigh, North Carolina  27609

Registration Fee: $50, non-refundable after June 28th
Limited to first 20 owners

Go here to register: http://sibaweb.site-ym.com/event/owners-retreat

Room & tax the night of July 28th will be covered by Baker & Taylor.  Tuesday Lunch & Dinner, and Wednesday Breakfast & Lunch will be covered.
Additional nights available at the owner’s expense.

 

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