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Let's Show America We Got HEART!

Posted By Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance, Tuesday, May 3, 2016
Regional Bookstore Challenge
East, west, north, south or mid-America; which region has more heart?Binc board membersDeb Leonard(Great Lakes Independent Booksellers Association) andWanda Jewell(Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance) have put out a challenge to all independent bookstores to find out!
During the month of May bookstores can begin or increase a sustaining donation to earn points. The winning region will win a special party from Binc during their fall trade show.Here are the rules>

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Politics & Prose Job Posting

Posted By Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance, Friday, April 22, 2016

Seeking a full-time events coordinator, including weekend and evening shifts, for the Children and Teens Department.

Duties include:

 Working with publishers and publicists to plan, coordinate, and book in-store and off-site

author events.  

 Managing in-store and off-site author events in collaboration with other booksellers, local

libraries, schools, Busboys, and other venues.  This includes ordering, scheduling school

visits and managing inventory.

 Managing part-time events assistant.

 Thinking creatively about events and explores partnerships with area schools, libraries

and other institutions.

 Collaborating with store event staff on off-site festivals.  

 Working with designated C&T and programs staff to develop classes for children and

young adults.

 Working closely with the marketing team to promote C&T events.

 Representing the bookstore at Children’s Book Guild meetings and other professional

meetings, including the annual BEA, to learn about new titles and talk with publishers

about upcoming author tours.

 Reporting to the department manager.


Duties also include supporting floor staff when necessary.  All staff are expected to read a variety of children’s and teens’ backlist and frontlist titles to maintain knowledge of department inventory, regularly write book reviews for the website and department newsletters.

Skills/Experience/Requirements:

 Excellent knowledge of children’s and teens’ literature

 Detail-oriented and able to multi-task and prioritize

 Good with people, including building new relationships

 Must be able to handle stressful situations

 Public speaking experience

 Retail/customer service experience preferred

 Knowledge of children’s publishing industry highly desired

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All the Light We Cannot See Sweepstakes

Posted By Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance, Friday, April 22, 2016
 
To celebrate ALL THE LIGHT WE CANNOT SEE being on the New York Times Bestseller List for 100 weeks, Off the Shelf and Scribner are giving away 100 copies of this magnificent novel. 

The sweepstakes runs through April 24.

 

All the Light We Cannot See

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Workshop Retreat Prepares New Bookstore Owners

Posted By Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance, Friday, April 22, 2016
Whether you’re ready to lease space or already a new owner, learning the business of bookselling – the art as well as the science – is critical for your personal and financial investment. New owners have the opportunity to learn how to develop a profitable and sustainable business at the workshop retreat, “Owning a Bookstore: The Business Essentials” (also known as “Bookstore Boot Camp”), August 23-26 in Franklin, Massachusetts. An Unlikely Story, bestselling author Jeff Kinney’s bookstore café in nearby Plainville, will be the host.

Trainees are expected to first complete online training on their own to gain an understanding of the start-up investment requirements, learn how to assess the strength of a community to sustain a bookstore, be able to judge location options, and understand bookstore financial dynamics. With video presentations, hand-outs, spreadsheets, and exercises, the online training is designed to provide the fundamentals of the bookstore business.

The “Bookstore Boot Camp” will then address the key elements of store design and how much space you need, how to buy books and non-book merchandise, the disciplines of managing inventory, how to effectively use your bookstore computer system to manage the store, effective and low cost marketing strategies, developing an exceptional staff and more. Attendees will learn best practices and finely-tuned strategies of the most successful independent bookstores as they learn both the art and science of a career in retail bookselling.

Co-sponsored by the American Booksellers Association, this workshop is facilitated by Donna Paz Kaufman and Mark Kaufman of The Bookstore Training Group of Paz & Associates, with guest booksellers and trainers to share frontline expertise. ABA members are eligible for discounted tuition. Workshop registration is limited (the last workshop in April was full), so register early. For details, visit PazBookBiz.com or call 904/277-2664.
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Donna Paz Kaufman
The Bookstore Training & Consulting Group
Paz & Associates
1417 Sadler Road #274
Fernandina Beach, FL 32034
Phone:  904.277.2664

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Peer Reviews, Book Award Judges and Board Nominatons, Oh My!

Posted By Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance, Tuesday, April 12, 2016

 

Is it time for a review? Need some fresh eyes on the subject? SIBA is launching Peer Review for Bookstores. Thanks to the Reba & Dave Foundation for Literature and the Arts we have the money to offer a dozen bookstore reviews this year. We encourage you to take a look at the information provided. Not only are we seeking stores that could benefit from a Peer Review, we are seeking reviewers.

Yes, I'm interested in the SIBA Peer Review Program!

 

SIBA Board Nominations -Deadline for nominations is end of day,April 15th.

It’s that time again to pick the bookseller leaders that will move SIBA forward. SIBA’s Board Members are a hard‐working bunch.Serving on the SIBA Board is both rewarding and enlightening. Consider someone today for a board position. Self‐nominations are encouraged. Anyone can nominate.

Yes, I'd like to nominate someone for the SIBA Board of Directors.

 

 

We still need Book Award judges. Please consider serving in this way. We are light on judges for children's, history, nonfiction, and thriller. This is a great way to read some great books, get involved in SIBA, and earn B3! Points.Deadline is April 17th.

Yes, I'd like to be a Conroy Book Prize judge.

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