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Independent Bookstore Day Deadlines: News you can use from the land of SIBA!

Posted By Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance, Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Hello and Happy New Year, most beloved SIBA Booksellers!

There are a few imporant deadlines coming up, so please take a moment to read through the news below:

Check your account | Independent Bookstore Day | Binc Scholarship Program | Children's Book Week

 

1. Check your account!
Please take a moment to view your SIBA profile and ensure all the information is accurate:

You username
Your name
Your email
Your store
Your member type (store/staff)
Your membership expiration

and some more information that may be useful (for bookstores only):

Your oustanding SIBA credit
Your B3! points

Are you a Circle of Sites store?
Your ecommerce system
(if you have ecommerce, but are not a Cirle of Sites store, contact nicki@sibaweb.com about participating)

Square footage of your store
Store location
Store town size
Year incorporated

 

Indie Bookstore Day2. Independent Bookstore Day:
It is time to place your IBD Order!

We are proud to present the 2017 list of 11 exclusive items for Bookstore Day! Don't miss out on stuff from Michael Chabon, Jenny Lawson, Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Oliver Jeffers and more.

Catalog: http://www.indiebookstoreday.com/

How do I sign up to participate?
A: Just place your order for a minimum of 15 items and you're in!

Who is eligible to participate?
A: All brick-and-mortar bookstores that are dues-paying members of their regional independent booksellers association.

What else do I have to do?
A. Plan a great party for April 29, 2017.

For a complete list of FAQs and party planning ideas:
http://www.indiebookstoreday.com/for-bookstores/

For complete Rules of Participation, please see the ORDER FORM.
http://www.indiebookstoreday.com/order-form

 

3. Binc Higher Education Scholarship Program

Binc Higher Education Scholarships 

January 16 was the start of the application period for the Book Industry Charitable (Binc) Foundation’s annual Higher Education Scholarship Program. Applications will be accepted until March 6, 2017. Binc will award up to $109,000 in scholarships to eligible current bookstore employees/owners, Independent Bookseller Association employees, as well as former Borders Group employees. Dependents of these employees are also eligible to apply. The awards will be broken down as follows: twenty-four (24) awards of $3,500, two (2) awards of $10,000, and one (1) Karl Pohrt Tribute Scholarship award of $5,000 granted to an independent bookstore candidate who has overcome learning adversity or is a non-traditional student.

Apply here

 

Children's Book Week4. Children's Book Week May 1-7

Stores that do children's events and programming are encouraged to sign up to be an official event location for Children's Book Week, May 1-7. Stores just need to host a story time, activity hour, or voting for the awards the week of May 1-7. In return, stores get original posters and bookmarks, are part of a national online map, AND every store, library and school that signs on will count towards a national children’s book donation.

http://www.everychildareader.net/

 

Tags:  binc  children's book week  independent bookstore day 

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News (#PatConroyWeek, #OkraPick, #BannedBooksWeek , #BookstoreDay) you can use from the land of SIBA

Posted By Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance, Friday, October 14, 2016

Dearly beloved booksellers,

Before you dive into the madness of the holiday shopping season, please take note of the following information, which is of the utmost importance or at least likely to be of use:

Pat Conroy Week 

I. Pat Conroy Week is October 24-28

Email info@sibaweb.com for brochures to give your customers
Visit the bookstore resource page for helpful materials
Blanket the internet with the #PatConroyWeek hashtag

 

Gertie's Leap to Greatness 

II. Okra Pick Shareables Page

SIBA has created a "shareables" page for the Okra Picks with memes that are optimized for instagram, facebook and twitter. Use them to promote the Okras to your own customers, and link back to your own store websites.

https://sibaweb.site-ym.com/page/ok_share

 

III. Banned Books Week: ABFE Survey Seeks Bookseller Input

American Booksellers for Free Expression (ABFE), an initiative of the American Booksellers Association, is asking booksellers to help plan next year’s Banned Books Week by filling out a short survey on their experiences during this year’s event, which ended on Saturday, October 1.

To access the survey, click here.
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/VXDP6KR

 

IV. The Husdon Group is seeking an assistant book buyer

Starting salary is $31,200 full time with benefits. Applications can be sent to shinckley@hudsongroup.com.

Hudson Group operates stores in airports and transportation hubs across the country and the book office in Marietta, GA, north of Atlanta, selects all of the books for the bookstores and newsstands. We are members of the ABA and have relationships with independent bookstores in several cities. We seek an Assistant Buyer with an understanding and appreciation of the book world to work in the office, supporting the Book Team in all book-related endeavors.”

 

V. Independent Bookstore Day Literary Map

IBD is creating a literary map of the country and is looking for people to name and vote on the best/favorite/quintessential book sent in their home state. They are seeking help from bookstores in getting a social media campaign rolling. Tweet and Share to spread the word:

https://twitter.com/BookstoreDay/with_replies
https://www.facebook.com/BookstoreDay/

Tags:  abfe  banned books week  independent bookstore day  okra picks  pat conroy week 

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