Happy New Year, dearest SIBA Booksellers!
Here is the latest super-duper important stuff we want you to be aware of! Make a resolution to read all your SIBA email this year so you don't miss out.
A Letter from Jill Hendrix, SIBA Board President
Dear SIBA Members!
I hope you all had great holiday sales. Fiction Addiction was up slightly for the holidays and more for the year thanks to some big events. Now, if I could just figure out how to get those big events each and every year :)
Winter seems to have finally hit the South, so maybe I'll be used to the cold by the time I fly to Denver for Winter Institute in a couple of weeks. I hope to see many of you there or in Atlanta in March for SITS & GABBS.
As you work on your financial end-of-the-year reports, think ahead to filling out the ABACUS survey for the ABA in a few months. If you'd like a copy of the questions asked last year, just email me or Wanda.
My New Year's Resolution is to read (done!) and implement The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up. I've begun implementing at home and at the store and am pleasantly surprised at how well it's worked. What are your resolutions for your business this year?
As you reflect on the past year and plan for the future, please let SIBA know what we can help you with over the coming year and what opportunities you are excited about.
Happy New Year!
-Jill Hendrix, SIBA President
Fiction Addiction owner
Jill Hendrix, Owner
1175 Woods Crossing Rd #5
Greenville, SC 29607
INDIE Bookstore Day
Participate fully for 25 B3! Engagement points
The 2016 Independent Bookstore Day catalogue and order sheet goes live January 15, and participating booksellers will have until February 1 to place their orders. IBD staff will also have a consultation station at ABA's Winter Institute in Denver later this month to offer ordering guidance. Orders are placed online through the IBD website and fulfilled by Ingram.
The 2016 list of exclusive, limited items IBD includes:
- Draw Me! How to Draw Your Favorite Characters. Plus Treasure Maps, Flip Books and More! with art by Raina Telgemeier, Mo Willems, Tedd Arnold, Lisa Brown, Kazu Kibuishi, David LaRochelle and others (CBD Publishing)
- Special signed edition of Kate DiCamillo's Raymie Nightingale with bound-in mini-essay on the joys of books and bookstores (Candlewick)
- Bad Citizen stencil reading: Think before you read. READ before you think. --Fran Lebowitz (CBD Publishing)
- $6 Story: The Care and Feeding of an Independent Bookstore, 3 Instructive Essays by Ann Patchett, signed (CBD Publishing)
- Literary Tea Towels with quotes from Anna Quindlen and David Mitchell (CBD Publishing)
- X Is for... 7" vinyl record of an original song based on Rad American Women A-Z, featuring the voices of Angela Davis, Rebecca Solnit, Charlene Yi and many others. Poster and free download included (CBD Publishing)
- READ with ME Curious George plush toy
- Signed Bourdain's Perfect Burger print, with art by Giacamo Gambineri (HarperCollins).
- The Neil Gaiman Coloring Book, with art by Chris Riddell (HarperCollins)
- Out of Print cotton canvas zippered pouch featuring famous bookstore cats (Out of Print)
- Duck & Goose limited-edition signed print with pro-reading message from Tad Hills
- Plus some very cool FREE items to give away on Bookstore Day
More info here:
The 2016 Winter Okra Picks have been announced!
The current picks: http://authorsroundthesouth.com/okra
Edelweiss catalog link:http://edelweiss.abovethetreeline.com/CatalogOverview.aspx?catalogID=3788943
Nominate future okra, share okra sales data & display photos all for more B3! Engagement Points.
Mark your calendars for SITS & GABBS, March 1-4, Atlanta, GA!