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Important April IBD information!

Posted By Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance, Tuesday, March 29, 2016
It's down to the wire and time to get serious about Bookstore Day.
Read below for lots of great tips & important information


Important reminders:
1.Time to order companion titles for Bookstore Day. There are lots of discounts to take advantage of. See below for details.

2.Join us for a TWITTER PARTY Wednesday, April 27. Details to come. Follow us @bookstoreday

3.Don't forget tomake a PLANfor how to handle sales on April 30.Many items, especially the Gaiman Coloring Book,have gotten a lot of social media attention already. You may want to restrict the number any one customer can buy until a certain hour.

4.Please start distributing your IBD bookmarks ASAP. Theyshould have arrived in the March ABA red box (or alongside it if your order was big).
5.Don't forget to add your party and event plans to the spreadsheet so we can let media know what you are doing on April 30.

6.Put the IBD logo on your website's homepage with a link to your party plans so people going to your site from our searchable map can easily find out what's going on.
Promotion & Marketing Help for Bookstores
We have lots of marketing & merchandising help on the website that you can download and use in-store or on-line. Print out teasers and stick them in books. Printable signs, shelf-talkers, and press releases too!

Still looking for good party ideas?Check out our "Making the Most of IBD" for loads of party and promotional ideas!

Did you miss the Winter Institute presentation?Lots of good info. to be had!

Help complete the world's longest tattoo chain on IBD
In 2014, Litographsasked 5,000 members of their communityto lend a hand (or a forearm, or a shoulder blade) and become a part of the World's Longest Tattoo Chain.

Litographs took the entirety of Lewis Carroll'sAlice's Adventures in Wonderland, and broke it into 5,000 individually designed temporary tattoos. The goal is to recreate this iconic novelon the skin of 5,000 readers.
They have collected nearly 3,000 photographs, and the goal is to complete the chain on Independent Bookstore Day 2016.
They are offering free temporary literary tattoos to any participating bookstore, and giving Bookstore Day customers the chance to participate in this awesome project at no cost.

If you would like to take part, please confirm with Corey Fain via email no later thanFriday, April 1.They will ship you temporary tattoos, wet wipes for customers to apply them, and cards with instructions for how to add photos to the chain.
Backlist discounts from Ingram
Ingram is extending an extra 2% discount on all IBD companion titles (these are backlist titles by IBD 2016 contributors) to IBD stores.
Promo runs 4/1 -- 4/30. No minimums, can be used as multiple times. Promotion titles can be part of another order--no need to order these by themselves.

PROMOTION CODE: IB
The following titles areeligible:

title
publisher
price
isbn
The Tale of Despereaux
Kate DiCamillo
Candlewick
$7.99
9780763680893
Flora and Ulysses
Kate DiCamillo
Candlewick
$8.99
9780763676711
Mercy Watson to the Rescue
Kate DiCamillo
Candlewick
$5.99
9780763645045
Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus
Mo Willems
Hyperion Books for Children
$16.99
9780786819881
Smile
Raina Telgemeier
Graphix
$10.99
9780786819881
Prince Fly Guy
Tedd Arnold
Cartwheel Books
$6.99
9780545662758
Rad American Women A-Z
Schatz and Stahl
City Lights/Consortium
$14.95
9780872866836
Duck & Goose: Let's Dance!
Tad Hills
Schwartz & Wade Books
$8.99
9780385372459
Duck & Goose
Tad Hills
Schwartz & Wade Books
$17.99
9780375836114
Duck & Goose Go To the Beach
Tad Hills
Schwartz & Wade Books
$17.99
9780385372350
Duck & Goose Colors
Tad Hills
Schwartz & Wade Books
$6.99
9780553508062
Duck & Goose, 1, 2, 3
Tad Hills
Schwartz & Wade Books
$6.99
9780375856211
Fortunately, The Milk
Neil Gaiman
HarperCollins
$5.99
9780062224088
Neil Gaiman/Chris Riddell 3-book Box Set
Neil Gaiman
HarperCollins
$21.00
9780062379825
Curious George Goes to a Bookstore
H.A. Rey
Harcourt
$13.99
9780544320734
Curious George at the Baseball Game
H.A. Rey
Houghton Mifflin
$3.95
9780618663750
Curious George Goes Camping
H.A. Rey
Harcourt
$4.99
9780395978351
Curious George Visits the Library
H.A. Rey
Houghton Mifflin
$3.99
9780547550756
Curious George & First Day of School
H.A. Rey
Houghton Mifflin
$3.95
9780618605644
Treasury of Curious George
H.A. Rey
Harcourt
$10.99
9780618538225
Curious George & the Birthday Surprise
H.A. Rey
Houghton Mifflin
$3.95
9780618346875
Where is Curious George?
H.A. Rey
Harcourt
$9.99
9780544380721
Curious George & the Ice Cream Surprise H.A. Rey
Harcourt
$3.99
9780547242859
Curious George & the Firefighters
H.A. Rey
Houghton Mifflin
$4.99
9780618494965
This is the Story of a Happy Marriage
Ann Patchett
Harper Perennial
$15.99
9780062236685
Bel Canto
Ann Patchett
Harper Perennial
$16.99
9780061565311
State of Wonder
Ann Patchett
Harper Perennial
$15.99
9780062049810
Run (P.S)
Ann Patchett
Harper Perennial
$14.99
9780061340647
Patron Saint of Liars
Ann Patchett
Mariner
$14.95
9780547520209
Kitchen Confidential
Anthony Bourdain
Harper Perennial
$15.99
9780060899226
Medium Raw
Anthony Bourdain
Ecco Press
$15.99
9780061718953
The Fran Lebowitz Reader
Fran Lebowitz
Vintage
$16.99
9780679761808
More Backlist DISCOUNTS

Curious George Discount
Returnable Retailers and Returnable RDC customers may receive a63% discounton one order of ten or more copies ofCurious George Goes to a Bookstore(9780544320734, $13.99). One order, only.Must be placed between March 7, 2016 and April 15, 2016.Extra discount applies to this title, only. Multiple ship-to lo- cations acceptable. Customers must promote Curious George Goes to a Bookstore (9780544320734) for at least one month betweenMarch 7 and May2, 2016. May not be combined with other offers. Regular shipping terms apply. Offer is available only to retailers in good credit standing. Your HMH rep must be notified when you place your order.PROMO CODE/EDI CODE: TRDSGP

Bourdain, Patchett & Gaiman discounts
Retail accounts may earn an extra discount to promote any of the titles listed below in feature placement promotions.
  • +3% discount on orders placed betweenMarch 14th, 2016 and April 15th, 2016
  • Free freight with a minimum order of 15 units per ship to location
  • Please see the last page on theIBD catalogfor a list of applicable titles and ISBNs.
  • Promo code: IBD16+3
Want a FREE Duck & Goose Party Pack?
Want to throw a Duck & Goose celebration on Bookstore Day? The FREE Duck & Goose Independent Bookstore Day Event Kit features storytime activitiesand giveaways--everything you need for a honkin', quackin'FUN day (just add kids)! This exclusive event kit is FREE to Independent Bookstore Day participants. To order, contact your RH Children's rep or emailkidsquotes@randomhouse.com

VIDEOS!

Videos are coming from Tad Hills and Lauren Groff too!
And now, a word from Kate DiCamillo
Please feel free to use this video for any promotions you want.
Kate DiCamillo on Bookstore Day
Kate DiCamillo on Bookstore Day

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News from SIBALand, March 18, 2016

Posted By Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance, Friday, March 18, 2016

Jill Hendrix, Fiction AddictionDear SIBA member,

It was great seeing so many of you at the SITS & GABBS event in Atlanta a week or so ago. For those of you who couldn’t attend here’s a recap of the education that SIBA and the ABA provided:

  • I presented the results from the first ABACUS South financial survey (Power Point, handout). Many thanks to the ABA for making this possible! I’d love to get even more SIBA members participating this year so watch for the survey for FY 2015 coming from the ABA in a few months. For those who’ve never participated, take a look at the questions from last year’s survey and you’ll see that it’s basic information taken from your taxes. So hand a copy to your bookkeeper (i.e., the store owner for many of us J) or accountant and ask them how hard it would be for you to participate this year.
  • We heard about the New Localism from Oren Teicher, the CEO of ABA, and then had an open discussion forum about the challenges and opportunities we are seeing in our channel.

The SIBA board also held our first board meeting of the year. We drafted a survey that I’ll be asking you to fill out in my next bimonthly email. Since this is my last year on the board, we have a slot coming open and I encourage you to consider serving; self-nominations are welcome. Feel free to email and ask me any questions you might have about serving. Here is the Call for Nominations. Deadline for nominations is end of day,  April 15.

I hope many of you are planning to attend BEA in Chicago in May. Remember to pack your Y’all Buttons so it will be easier for us to recognize each other among the hordes. BEA has heard bookseller complaints about the show being in NYC for the last several years and is testing moving it around the country. So when deciding whether to attend or not keep in mind that if we don’t bring a good turnout of booksellers to Chicago then the show may move back to NYC permanently. ABA member booksellers who have not attended BEA in the last two years have the opportunity to win one of 60 BEA Scholarships that consist of cash stipends of $435 each to help defray their hotel and travel costs to BEA 2016. The ABA will hold their publicity speed-dating event again this year. I participated last year and highly recommend it.

I’m so happy the weather has finally warmed up and I hope you’re having lots of customers looking for Easter gifts and gardening books!

Regards,

Jill Hendrix
SIBA President
Fiction Addiction owner
jill@fiction-addiction.com

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One Book, One South, Jr. – with Kate DiCamillo and Raymie Nightingale

Posted By Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance, Friday, January 15, 2016
Updated: Friday, January 22, 2016

One Book, One South, JrThe Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance (SIBA) is partnering with Candlewick Press to bring readers One Book, One South, Jr. – a Southern-wide “one book” event featuring Raymie Nightingale, the newest book by the award-winning and much beloved author, Kate DiCamillo. Raymie Nightingale is the first children's book to be selected for SIBA's One Book, One South program (hence the "Jr."), and in addition to the target audience of 10 and up, SIBA feels the book has a great crossover appeal.

Raymie Nightingale releases on April 12, 2016 and will be the subject of a coordinated promotion across SIBA member bookstores, both in-store and online, culminating in a Facebook event on May 6, 2016 capping off Children’s Book Week.  In the period leading up to the Q&A, bookstores will encourage their customers to submit questions in advance, reach out to librarians and teachers in their communities, and feature the book in their own newsletters and displays. Kate DiCamillo and Raymie Nightingale will be featured in SIBA’s popular newsletter for Southern literature, Lady Banks’ Commonplace Book in the weeks leading up to the Facebook event.

“We’re very excited about One Book, One South, Jr. and Kate DiCamillo’s participation,” said SIBA Executive Director Wanda Jewell. “SIBA believes that independent bookstores are vital to the success of any book, and when they get behind one they love, there is no stopping them. Raymie Nightingale is that kind of a book.”

About the Book:

Three girls. One summer. The friendship that rescues them all.

Raymie NightingaleRaymie Clarke has come to realize that everything, absolutely everything, depends on her. And she has a plan. If Raymie can win the Little Miss Central Florida Tire competition, then her father, who left town three days ago with a dental hygienist, will see her picture in the paper and (maybe) come home. To win, not only does Raymie have to do good deeds and learn how to twirl a baton; she also has to contend with the wispy, frequently fainting Louisiana Elefante, who has a show business background, and the fiery, stubborn Beverly Tapinski, who’s determined to sabotage the contest. But as the competition approaches, loneliness, loss, and unanswerable questions draw the three girls into an unlikely friendship — and challenge each of them to come to the rescue in unexpected ways.

About Kate DiCamillo:

Kate DiCamilloKate DiCamillo is the author of many books for young readers. Flora and Ulysses: the Illuminated Adventures was awarded the 2014 John Newbery Medal for "the outstanding contribution for children's literature." Her books have been awarded the Newbery Medal (The Tale of Despereaux, 2004); the Newbery Honor (Because of Winn-Dixie,2001), the Boston Globe Horn Book Award (The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane, 2006), and the Theodor Geisel Medal and honor (Bink and Gollie, co-author Alison McGhee, 2011; Mercy Watson Goes for a Ride, 2007). She is the current National Ambassador for Young People's Literature, appointed by the Library of Congress.
Because of Winn Dixie won the 2001 SIBA Book Award for Children. It has appeared on the Southern Bestseller list as has The Tale of Despereaux and The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane and Great Joy and The Magician’s Elephant.  Kate DiCamillo has appeared on the Southern Indie Bestseller List over 50 weeks. 

A southern sister, Kate now lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

For more information, contact Wanda Jewell at wanda@sibaweb.com

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