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Okra Picks Deadline is 12/1! News you can use from the Land of SIBA

Posted By Nicki Leone, Wednesday, November 29, 2017

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Okra PicksOKRA PICKS DEADLINE IS 12/1

December 1st is the deadline to nominate books for the 2018 Winter Okra Picks. This is for books that will be published between January 1 and March 31. Nominated titles must be Southern in nature, or by a Southern author, or both. Nominate here

Those of you who post reviews to SIBA via Edelweiss+ --and thank you for that! We're receiving 5-10 new reviews every week! -- don't have to worry about re-submitting them as Okra nominations. We include all eligible titles in the nominations list.

 


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STORE HOLIDAY CATALOGS

OctaviaWe're starting to see the Holiday Catalog on SIBA store websites! If you have taken the catalog this year and still need to get the online version onto your site, contact nicki@sibaweb.com. If you have your online catalog posted, make sure we know about it -- stores earn B3! points for having the catalog on their website.

City Lights

SIBA's support of the catalog began last week, with the first installment of the "Lady Banks Gift Guide" in the Lady Banks newsletter. From now through the end of the year, we'll be promoting a selection of catalog titles in the newsletter, linked back to a SIBA member store for purchasing.

Starting December 1, the ARTS Facebook page will be promoting the catalog titles as well, and linking back to the Holiday Catalog and Gift Guide on authorsroundthesouth.com. The books on that page click through to SIBA member stores, so for the entire month of December we'll be driving our social media followers to your store websites for the books in the catalog.

and here are a couple graphics you can download to use in your own catalog promotions:

as seen in our holiday catalog as seen in our holiday catalog


Creating Community: Developing and Maintaining an Authors in Schools Program with Jamie Rogers Southern

 Wednesday, January 10 at 2pm
- online webinar link | RSVP

Jamie Rogers Southern of Bookmarks will discuss how to develop an Authors in Schools program to increase your brand awareness with teachers, parents, and young readers in your community. An Authors in Schools program allows you to work with local and visiting authors who can give presentations, lead workshops, and otherwise speak about their books that tie in with ongoing curricula.


BRILLIANT IDEA OF THE WEEK:
Book Subscription Services and Branding

Parnassus Books (Nashville, TN) has turned their strong YA events program into a book subscription service:

"ParnassusNext is a monthly subscription box of the best new young adult books, curated by the experts at Parnassus Books. Always first edition hardcover books. Always signed by the author."

More info here



In last week's issue: Indies First, Holiday Survey insights, batch event entry

Is your membership current?

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Nicki Leone
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Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance
3806 Yale Avenue, Columbia, SC 29205
803.994.9530
Fax: 309.410.0211
www.sibaweb.com

 
#siba18: Fall Discovery Show
Sept 13-15 THU-SAT | Tampa, FL
 

Many thanks to our 2017 Inkreadible Sponsors below:

BookazineBaker & Taylor
Ingram Content Group 

The Reba and Dave Williams Foundation for Literature and the Arts

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Are you on the map? News you can use from the Land of SIBA

Posted By Nicki Leone, Wednesday, November 22, 2017

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indies first signINDIES FIRST:
Has the Indies First Sweepstakes Begun Without YOU?

In celebration of Indies First on Small Business Saturday, beginning today, shoppers at indie bookstores can enter the American Booksellers Association's new #shopindiesfirstsweepstakes for a chance to win $1,000 worth of books from Penguin Random House.

Between Wednesday, November 15, and Sunday, November 26, customers can enter the sweepstakes by posting a message on Twitter or Instagram and using the hashtag #shopindiesfirstsweepstakes along with the location tag, the social media handle, or the name, city, and state of a U.S. independent bookstore.

A random drawing will be held on Friday, December 15, to select five lucky grand prize winners, who will win $1,000 worth of books. Each bookstore with a winning customer will also win $1,000 worth of books to donate to a local nonprofit of their choice.  More details here
 

Are you on the map?

Here's what's happening across the region on Indies First:

Indies First 

Make sure your activities are represented!


KEY INSIGHTS: DELOITTE'S 2017 HOLIDAY SURVEY

Economic outlook & holiday spending:

  • Holiday shopping season accounts for more than $1 Trillion and more one quarter of annual US retail sales
  • Holiday spending expectations continue to rise in large part due to improved household finances
  • Gifts only represent one third of average holiday spend, with the bulk of shopper budgets going to non-gift items and experiences
  • Average expected spend for the 2017 holiday season is $1,226 per respondent
See the entire survey here

BRILLIANT IDEA OF THE WEEK:
Partner with building developers to create libraries for residents

Some building developers are adding libraries to common spaces


UNDISCOVERED TREASURES: ARTS CALENDAR EVENT BATCH ENTRY WORKSHEETS

"Why aren't my store's events on the calendar?"

SIBA publishes the event calendars of our member stores in the Lady Banks Newsletter, and sends out state-specific calendar listings to all our Lady Banks subscribers. So it isn't uncommon for a store to see the list of upcoming author readings, book club meetings, tarot card sessions (really! you know who you are!) and wonder "why aren't our events listed?"

Events appear on the calendar one of two ways:

  1. SIBA elves put them there
  2. Stores upload their own events

Of course, there are only so many elves. And this time of year they get farmed out to Santa. So the most reliable way to ensure your store events are listed is to upload them yourself. Plus you now earn 5 B3! points for every event you add. Here's how to do it:

Add a single event | Add multiple events (Excel File) | Add multiple events online (Google Docs)

It takes about one business day for uploaded events to appear on the calendar.

More at the Peer Brain Trust


SHARE & COMPARE: AN IDEA GENERATOR SURVEY

Do you use a sidewalk sign?

Results from last week's survey, "Does your store have a cafe?"




In last week's issue: B3! Engagement & Bookstore Marketing Kits

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Your name: @@first_name@@ @@last_name@@
Your store: @@employer@@
Your member type (store/staff): @@member_type@@
Your membership expiration: @@membership_exp_date@@ *

**if your member type says "staff" then your expiration date is whenever your bookstore's membership expires.

Renew here | Booksellers Benefits Package

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Thank you for your interest in SIBA,
 

Nicki Leone
SysAdmin
nicki@sibaweb.com


Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance
3806 Yale Avenue, Columbia, SC 29205
803.994.9530
Fax: 309.410.0211
www.sibaweb.com

 
#siba18: Fall Discovery Show
Sept 13-15 THU-SAT | Tampa, FL
 

Many thanks to our 2017 Inkreadible Sponsors below:

BookazineBaker & Taylor
Ingram Content Group 

The Reba and Dave Williams Foundation for Literature and the Arts

SIBA | 3806 Yale Dr. | Columbia, SC 29205
You are receiving this email at @@email@@. If you wish to stop receiving email from us, you can simply remove yourself by replying with "unsubscribe" in the subject or by visiting: @@unsubscribe_url@@

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B3! Engagement, Webinars, & Book Clubs: News You Can Use from the Land of SIBA

Posted By Nicki Leone, Thursday, November 16, 2017

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B3! ENGAGEMENT WITH SIBA: What's in it for you?

B3Online webinars, programs, and resources to help Build Better Booksellers

SIBA's B3! Building Better Booksellers program is all about creating connections, sharing knowledge, finding resources, and improving your business. Participation also earns points, and the more points accumulated, the greater the rewards. Members who are active enough can earn enough points to pay their dues, receive free meal tickets to the SIBA Discovery Show, and even free travel and hotel accommodations. Check out the many ways you can build points.

In 2018, SIBA's B3! Program expands with B3! Webinars and a B3! Book Club.

SIBA has decided to expand the potential of our "Wednesdays with Wanda" online office hours. We'll now be using some of that time to host webinars, discussions, and presentations of interest to booksellers.

Our B3! Webinars are designed to provide booksellers with more opportunities to improve different areas of their business. Webinars last for one hour and include Q & A time with the presenter. We encourage owners, managers, and frontline booksellers to attend. We always welcome your suggestions for future topics. Email Linda-Marie Barrett at lindamarie@sibaweb.com to reserve your space. Here's our winter schedule:

Creating Community: Developing and Maintaining an Authors in Schools Program with Jamie Rogers Southern: Wednesday, January 10 at 2pm
- online webinar link | RSVP
Jamie Rogers Southern of Bookmarks will discuss how to develop an Authors in Schools program to increase your brand awareness with teachers, parents, and young readers in your community. An Authors in Schools program allows you to work with local and visiting authors who can give presentations, lead workshops, and otherwise speak about their books that tie in with ongoing curricula.

Inventory Activism with Kimberly Daniels and Erica Merrell: Wednesday, Feb 14 at 2pm
- online webinar link | RSVP
Join SIBA Board Members Erica Merrell of Wild Iris Books and Kimberly Daniels of The Country Bookshop as they explain how inventory can be a powerful force when serving customers. Come learn how to best fill this customer need, walk away with title recommendations, and share your success stories. Whether your customers are looking to make changes in social, environmental or local issues, find out how the activist mantra of thinking global, acting local can increase customer engagement and revenue for your store.


BRILLIANT IDEA OF THE WEEK:
WORKSHOPS AND RETREATS

Bring your community together with workshops and retreats that generate revenue for your store

Flatiron Writers Room Pop-Up Writing Retreat


BOOKSELLER INPUT NEEDED:
A NOTE FROM IBD DIRECTOR SAMANTHA SCHOECH

Hello booksellers and book readers,

Want to know a secret? We are creating a super-cool Book Club Journal for Bookstore Day 2018. And we need the help of our fellow booksellers and readers.

The Book Club Journal will have lists of recommended titles from famous authors (like, ahem, David Sedaris), and from booksellers across the country. That's where you come in.

Please send us your most fun, insightful, readable list of 10 titles you would recommend to a book club. Each list should have a theme. We want the expected: "American classics you lie about reading" and the surprising: "Great novels set in deserts." Feel free to include all genres as well as fiction, non-fiction, and poetry. Titles can be both familiar and esoteric.

Please send your themed lists to schoech70@mac.com by December 1 for consideration*. Include your name, bookstore and city, and your favorite genre. Subject line should read BOOK LIST.

Thank you and please share this with your colleagues!

Yours in slinging books,

Samantha

*We may not be able to use all the lists submitted. We reserve the right to edit or combine lists, but we will let you know if yours has been altered.


NAIBA MEMBERS' MARKETING KITS

From the "Why didn't we think of that?" Department: SIBA's sister organization to the north, the New Atlantic Independent Booksellers Association (NAIBA) showcases member marketing kits

From Eileen Dengler, NAIBA Executive Director:

NAIBA region bookstores are amazing places, and I bet you only know a few of them. Our stores have posted their marketing kits on the NAIBA website so you can discover new places for your deep list of author events. Please check it out and take advantage of the opportunity to put authors in new markets.

Full details here


UNDISCOVERED TREASURES: AUTHORS & BOOKSELLERS, NATURAL PARTNERS

Authors & Booksellers: Natural PartnersAt the North Carolina Writer's Network's 2017 fall conference, Nicki Leone gave a presentation called "Authors & Booksellers, Natural Partners" -- the goal of which was to talk to writers about the best way to approach bookstores (make an appointment, don't just show up!) and work with stores as partners, rather than adversaries.

Here's a link to the power point presentation

And here, if you can sit through it, is the presentation with the audio, including the audience questions. (the first minute or so is waiting for the session to get started)

More at the Peer Brain Trust


SHARE & COMPARE: AN IDEA GENERATOR SURVEY

Does your bookstore have a cafe?

Results from last week's survey, "Do you use an online scheduling program for your employees?"


In last week's issue: Holiday catalog resources and Indies First tools


RETAIL HOLIDAY TRENDS: Making your list and checking twice

Check out these 2017 Holiday trends and consider your preparations in light of customer expectations. Are you stocked up on gift cards, offering a consumer-friendly approach to shipping, and hosting an e-commerce site? Read on for more tips on making the most of your holiday season.


Edelweiss+THE BOOKS YOUR COLLEAGUES ARE TALKING ABOUT

Submitted this week on Edelweiss+ using the new "send to SIBA" option. Thanks to Books & Books, Octavia Books, McIntyre's Books, Page 158 Books and Fiction Addiction.

The Astonishing Color of After by Emily Pan | 9780316463997 | March, 2018
Dreadful Young Ladies and Other Stories | by Kelly Barnhill | 9781616207977 | February, 2018
Grumpy Monkey by Suzanne Lang, illustrated by Max Lang | 9780553537864 | May, 2018
If You Had a Jetpack by Lisi Detlefsen, illustrated by Linzie Hunter | 9780399553295 | April, 2018
I Walk with Vanessa by Kerascoet | 9781524769550 | February, 2018
Who Is Vera Kelly? by Rosalie Knecht | 9781947793019 | June, 2018
Fox Hunter: A Charlie Fox Thriller by Zoe Sharp | 9781681777771 | June, 2018
Gertie Milk and the Keeper of Lost Things by Simon Van Booy | 9780448494586 | October, 2017

If your store does not have an Edelweiss+ account and need help setting one up, contact Linda-Marie.


Is your membership current?

Renew here | Booksellers Benefits Package

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Thank you for your interest in SIBA,
 

Nicki Leone
SysAdmin
nicki@sibaweb.com


Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance
3806 Yale Avenue, Columbia, SC 29205
803.994.9530
Fax: 309.410.0211
www.sibaweb.com

 
#siba18: Fall Discovery Show
Sept 13-15 THU-SAT | Tampa, FL
 

Many thanks to our 2017 Inkreadible Sponsors below:

BookazineBaker & Taylor
Ingram Content Group 

The Reba and Dave Williams Foundation for Literature and the Arts

SIBA | 3806 Yale Dr. | Columbia, SC 29205
You are receiving this email at @@email@@. If you wish to stop receiving email from us, you can simply remove yourself by replying with "unsubscribe" in the subject or by visiting: @@unsubscribe_url@@

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More Holiday Catalog and Indies First Updates: News you can use from the Land of SIBA

Posted By Nicki Leone, Wednesday, November 8, 2017

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EdelweissTHE BOOKS YOUR COLLEAGUES ARE TALKING ABOUT

SIBA has received its first report of reviews booksellers have submitted on Edelweiss using the new "send to SIBA" option. A big thanks to Copperfish Books, Avid Bookshop, Turnrow Books, Page 158, The Country Bookshop, Fiction Addiction, Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe, Flyleaf Books and Sunrise Books

Here are some of the books they are talking about:

The Promise by Minrose Gwin | 9780062471710 | February, 2018
Fire Sermon by Jamie Quatro | 9780802127044 | January, 2018
An American Marriage by Tayari Jones | 9781616201340 | February, 2018
The Afterlives by Thomas Pierce* | 9781594632532 | January, 2018
The Gods of Howl Mountain by Taylor Brown | 9781250111777 | March, 2018
The Girls in the Picture by Melanie Benjamin | 9781101886809 } January, 2018
Only Killers and Thieves by Paul Howarth | 9780062690968 | February, 2018
The Rabbit Listened by Cori Doerrfeld | 9780735229358 | February, 2018

*Thomas Pierce's first book, Halls of Small Mammals, was a Okra Pick

If your store does not have an Edelweiss account and need help setting one up, contact Linda-Marie. She'd love to help.


HOLIDAY CATALOG FOR INDIECOMMERCE STORES

holiday catalogWeb-versions, resources, and special offers are now available

Bookstores using Indiecommerce can now add the holiday catalog to their websites. Member stores can link to the online catalog using either 1 of the following 2 ways.

1. http://yoursitename.com/holiday/SIBA - replace the bold portion with the name of your website, for example: http://fountainbookstore.com/holiday/SIBA

2. http://yoursitename.com/holiday/SIBA/holidaycatalog.html - replace the bold portion with the name of your website, for example:
http://fountainbookstore.com/holiday/SIBA/holidaycatalog.html

The Web-versions of the SIBA holiday catalog is now available to stores to post on their websites. We think they look very nice! See a demo version

  • Stores with other ecommerce options:
    SIBA can provide a customized file with your store ecommerce links. Email nicki@sibaweb.com
  • Stores without ecommerce:
    We have a "no links" version of the catalog you can link to here.

You earn 5 B3! points for posting the holiday catalog on your site.

What SIBA is doing to help:

  • Catalog is promoted on Lady Banks and in AuthorsRoundtheSouth.com and will click through to SIBA member stores
  • Facebook promotion for the month of December
  • Materials to help with in-store catalog displays, and "shareable" graphics for your social media are available here (scroll to the bottom)
  • Both Ingram and Baker & Taylor have ordering specials in place for holiday catalog titles:
    Ingram | Baker & Taylor

BRILLIANT IDEA OF THE WEEK: CROWDSOURCING FOR BOOKSTORES

Create opportunities for your customers to support you beyond buying books

Crowdsource funding for bookstores (Publishers Weekly).
Crowdsource sustain campaign (Firestorm Books, Asheville, NC)


TRIO & OKRA PICKS & BOOK SALES SALES SALES

TRIO: We ran a BookLab at City Lights in Sylva, NC with the final showing of TRIO 2017.  SIBA covered a one hour staff meeting with Shari Smith where all of City Lights staff experience the exhibit for themselves and were prepared in the selling of the titles and the sharing of the exhibit with customers.  Chris Wilcox of City Lights was delighted to report the store sold nearly 40 copies of TRIO titles in the month of August when TRIO was up in the store. 

Okra: Fiction Addiction in Greenville, SC, and Bookmarks in Winston-Salem, NC are the first two stores to sell over 100 Okra Pick titles in the three month window selling across all of the Okra titles but for two.  Congratulations to these stores.  Here's a picture of Fiction Addiction's display:

Fiction Addiction's Okra Display

"We use our Okra Pick display and the accompanying bookmarks as suggestions for our local book clubs looking for great new Southern reads. It makes it easy for us, and the customers love taking the bookmarks to discuss with their fellow book club members."
-- Jill Hendrix, Fiction Addiction, Greenville, SC

"Having hosted the TRIO Project for the second year, we continue to be impressed by the breadth of creativity packed into such a compact exhibit. The two singer/songwriters who accompanied the curator for the TRIO Live component were absolutely amazing talents. Best of all, sales from our display of the TRIO titles were robust and news of the exhibit brought in several new customers."
-- Chris Wilcox, City Lights, Sylva, NC

The Bookseller's guide to TRIO | The Bookseller's guide to the Okra Picks | Sign up for the Okra Picks Newsletter


INDIES FIRST/SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY

Shop SmallMaximizing Backlist Sales

To help booksellers evaluate the advantages of backlist offers, ABA has created a convenient new buying tool, the Backlist Buying Calculator, a self-calculating Excel sheet designed to calculate and analyze a store's backlist buying savings. 

Full details here

Saturday Display materials available: Shop Small Studio DIY


UNDISCOVERED TREASURES: BUILDING A SOCIAL MEDIA EVENT THAT DRIVES SALES

Social Media Event ChecklistAt Wi12 this past year, Kelly Justice of Fountain Bookstore gave a very popular session on building social media events. Surprise, surprise, despite its reputation for immediacy and instanteous gratification, a good social media event requires careful advance preparation.

Here's a link to the checklist and timeline Kelly uses when preparing her store's social media event -- as a step-by-step guide it is invaluable.

More at the Peer Brain Trust

 


SHARE & COMPARE: AN IDEA GENERATOR SURVEY

Do you use an online scheduling program for your employees?

Results from last week's survey, "Do you nominate Okra Picks?"


Don't forget! B3! Webinars, EUREKAsiba, and Small Business Saturday-- all this and more in last week's issue of In the Land of SIBA


Renew here | Booksellers Benefits Package

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Thank you for your interest in SIBA,
 

Nicki Leone
SysAdmin
nicki@sibaweb.com


Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance
3806 Yale Avenue, Columbia, SC 29205
803.994.9530
Fax: 309.410.0211
www.sibaweb.com

 
#siba18: Fall Discovery Show
Sept 13-15 THU-SAT | Tampa, FL
 

Many thanks to our 2017 Inkreadible Sponsors below:

BookazineBaker & Taylor
Ingram Content Group 

The Reba and Dave Williams Foundation for Literature and the Arts

SIBA | 3806 Yale Dr. | Columbia, SC 29205
You are receiving this email at @@email@@. If you wish to stop receiving email from us, you can simply remove yourself by replying with "unsubscribe" in the subject or by visiting: @@unsubscribe_url@@

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Holiday Catalog and B3! Webinars: News you can use from the Land of SIBA

Posted By Nicki Leone, Tuesday, October 31, 2017

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HOLIDAY CATALOG UPDATES

holiday catalogWeb-versions, resources, and special offers are now available

The Web-versions of the SIBA holiday catalog is now available to stores to post on their websites. We think they look very nice! See a demo version

  • Store with Indiecommerce Sites:
    The American Booksellers Association will have the catalog available for stores to add to their sites shortly.
  • Stores with other ecommerce options:
    SIBA can provide a customized file with your store ecommerce links. Email nicki@sibaweb.com
  • Stores without ecommerce:
    We have a "no links" version of the catalog you can link to here.

You earn 5 B3! points for posting the holiday catalog on your site.

What SIBA is doing to help:
The catalog will be promoted at AuthorsRoundtheSouth.com (ARTS) starting the week of Thanksgiving. Stores with active ecommerce will rotate as the click through destination for each of the books. The catalog titles are also featured in the Lady Banks newsletter as a "gift guide" and the gift guide itself is featured between Thanksgiving and the New Year on the ARTS Facebook page and on the Lady Banks Bookshelf. In short, SIBA will be making a concerted effort to drive traffic to the websites of stores that ordered the catalog.

  • Materials to help with in-store catalog displays, and "shareable" graphics for your social media are available here (scroll to the bottom)
  • Both Ingram and Baker & Taylor have ordering specials in place for holiday catalog titles:
    Ingram | Baker & Taylor

B3! WEBINARS

New for 2018: SIBA B3 Webinars!
Designed to provide booksellers with more opportunities to improve different areas of their business. Our webinars last for one hour and include Q & A time with the presenter. We encourage owners, managers, and frontline booksellers to attend. We always welcome your suggestions for future topics. Email Linda-Marie Barrett to reserve your space.

Creating Community: Developing and Maintaining an Authors in Schools Program with Jamie Rogers Southern: Wednesday, January 10 at 2pm

Jamie Rogers Southern of Bookmarks will discuss how to develop an Authors in Schools program to increase your brand awareness with teachers, parents, and young readers in your community. An Authors in Schools program allows you to work with local and visiting authors who can give presentations, lead workshops, and otherwise speak about their books that tie in with ongoing curricula.

Inventory Activism with Kimberly Daniels and Erica Merrell: Wednesday, Feb 14 at 2pm

Join SIBA Board Members Erica Merrell of Wild Iris Books and Kimberly Daniels of The Country Bookshop as they explain how inventory can be a powerful force when serving customers. Come learn how to best fill this customer need, walk away with title recommendations, and share your success stories. Whether your customers are looking to make changes in social, environmental or local issues, find out how the activist mantra of thinking global, acting local can increase customer engagement and revenue for your store.


EUREKAsiba CALL FOR PROPOSALS

November 15th is the deadline to submit a propsal for the upcoming EUREKAsiba talks.

In the spirit of discoveries worth sharing, SIBA invites proposals for 11-18 minute TEDx Talk format presentations on a given topic of interest to booksellers. We'd like proposals about a great idea. Ideas can be new or surprising, challenge a belief your audience of booksellers already has, or an idea with a compelling new argument behind it. We will choose ten EUREKA talks. This call should be considered by booksellers, authors, publishers, sales reps, and other industry professionals. We'd love to hear from you. Proposals are due November 15. Send proposals to Wanda Jewell


SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY

Shop SmallImportant information for participating stores

The American Booksellers Association is partnering with Penguin Random House for a special giveaway in celebration of Indies First on Small Business Saturday, this year November 25. Between November 15 and November 26, Twitter and Instagram users who tag a U.S. independent bookstore and use the hashtag #ShopIndiesFirstSweepstakes will be entered to win $1,000 worth of books from Penguin Random House.

Full details here

Small Business Saturday Display materials available

For small businesses looking to promote Small Business Saturday, American Express' Shop Small Studio is providing a variety of marketing materials to help business owners attract and engage with their customers: More information here | Shop Small Studio DIY


UNDISCOVERED TREASURES: EVENT PITCH SHEET

Event Pitch SheetHow does your store present itself to publishers when you are looking to have an author come to the store for an event? The competition can be high, and publishers are careful about how they spend their marketing dollars. Savvy stores create a resume of sorts for publicists that will help them see at a glance the strengths of their store and their ability to host a successful author event.

Here's a link to an event pitch sheet developed by The Bookwom in Colorado -- use it as a model to create your own store "event pitch sheet." It will also be a useful exercise in assessing your store's strengths as well as places you can improve in you own event programs.

More at the Peer Brain Trust

 


SHARE & COMPARE: AN IDEA GENERATOR SURVEY

Do you nominate books for Okra Picks?

 


Is your membership current?

Renew here | Booksellers Benefits Package

---
Thank you for your interest in SIBA,
 

Nicki Leone
SysAdmin
nicki@sibaweb.com


Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance
3806 Yale Avenue, Columbia, SC 29205
803.994.9530
Fax: 309.410.0211
www.sibaweb.com

 
#siba18: Fall Discovery Show
Sept 13-15 THU-SAT | Tampa, FL
 

Many thanks to our 2017 Inkreadible Sponsors below:

BookazineBaker & Taylor
Ingram Content Group 

The Reba and Dave Williams Foundation for Literature and the Arts

SIBA | 3806 Yale Dr. | Columbia, SC 29205
You are receiving this email at @@email@@. If you wish to stop receiving email from us, you can simply remove yourself by replying with "unsubscribe" in the subject or by visiting: @@unsubscribe_url@@

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