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Indiependents Day!

How Independent Bookstores & Authors Can Work Together & Support Each Other

9/19/2015
When: Saturday, September 19
From 10:00 AM until 5:30 PM
Where: The Hilton North Raleigh/Midtown
3415 Wake Forest Rd
Raleigh, North Carolina  27609
United States
Presenter: SIBA & The North Carolina Writers' Network
Contact: Nicki Leone/SIBA


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NC Writer's Network & SIBA 2015
  
“INDIEPENDENTS DAY”

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 19

Hilton North Raleigh/Midtown
in Grand Ballroom 2

Tickets: $150 / $100 for members of the North Carolina Writers Network

 

PROGRAM SCHEDULE

SESSION I 10 – 10:45 AM

“The End Is Not the End” – What an author needs to know (and keep in mind) once they finish their manuscript, and start looking for a publisher.

- What constitutes a “book,” as far as a bookseller is concerned
- One-sentence summaries
- Jacket copy
- Genres, comps, and why they’re necessary
- Knowing your audience(s)
- Publishing seasons: What & When They Are
- The New Release Window
- Galleys & Review Copies
- Trade Shows
- Wholesalers & Distributors (and why “listing” is not “promoting”)
With Jill Hendrix, Fiction Addiction, and authors Clay and Susan Griffith

SESSION II 11 – 11:45 AM

“Your Bookseller, Your Friend” – How to get booksellers to stock, display, and hand-sell your book (or at least, how not to piss them off).
With Erica Merrell, Wild Iris Books, and Mamie Potter, Quail Ridge Books

SESSION III 12 – 12:45 PM

“Tours of Duty” – How to plan, promote, and behave yourself on an author tour.
With Linda-Marie Barrett, Malaprop’s, and author Sarah Shaber 

LUNCH: TICKETED OR ON YOUR OWN 1 – 2 PM



SESSION IV 2:15 – 3 PM

“The Shelf Is Not the End (the Reader Is)” – What an author needs to do to keep their book(s) on – and flying off – the shelves, after the window has closed and the tour is done.
With Jamie Fiocco, Flyleaf Books, and Kim Church, author of Byrd

SESSION V 3:15 – 4 PM

“What SIBA Does, and Can Do for You” – How authors can work with the Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance to reach bookstores and readers. This session concludes with . . . 
With Nicki Leone, SIBA

. . .A GUIDED TOUR OF THE TRADE SHOW FLOOR 4 – 5 PM

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