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Welcome to the Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance (SIBA), your connection to reaching hundreds of booksellers (and thousands of their customers) in the South. Here you will find a comprehensive listing of the advertising and marketing opportunities available. SIBA makes it easy for you to target your advertising and marketing dollars effectively through a wide range of print and online advertising and sponsorship options designed to reach booksellers, media and consumers.

Are you a member of SIBA?

Publishers, authors, vendors, book industry media and book industry nonprofits are eligible to join SIBA as Industry members. Membership dues are $195/year. You may join as an individual or an organization.

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Industry Membership Benefits:

  • Free membership list (including email addresses) of all SIBA Bookstores on demand (valued at $500)
  • Promotion for authors: listing(s) on the Southern Traveling Authors Registration Service (STARS)
  • Special discounted rates on selected advertising
  • Reduced rates on exhibit space rentals at the Discovery Show
  • Join the SIBA “Watercooler” discussion group on Google
  • Early bird opportunities

But the most important benefit? SIBA gives you access to hundreds of gorgeous, enthusiastic and passionate independent booksellers.

Put Your Money Where Your South Is!
Advertising Insertion Order

What promotions will work for you?

Select by Audience | Select by Time Frame | Select by Delivery Method | Online Insertion Order


SIBA has promotional opportunities designed to target both industry -- bookstores and the booksellers -- and to reach out directly to the consumer market, the book lovers that shop at our member stores.

Industry Targeted Promotions

eBlast | Galleys & Giveaways | Website Banner Ads ( | Combined Regional Banners | Inkreadible & Other Sponsorship Opportunities

Consumer Targeted Promotions:

Circle of Sites | Holiday Catalog | Website Banner Ads ( | Lady Banks Banners | Lady Banks Bookshelf | Okra Picks | SIBA Book Award | One Book One South | Southern Traveling Authors Registration Service (STARS)


The most effective promotional campaigns are designed to keep the momentum building around your book, pre- and post-publication. SIBA promotions can be scheduled to make the most of your publicity efforts and thus extend the shelf life of your title far beyond the typical window for new title promotion. From generating early pre-publication buzz to the paperback release a year later, a well-orchestrated campaign can keep your book in front of booksellers and readers.

Pre Pub

eBlast | Galleys & Giveaways | Website Banner Ads ( | Combined Regional Banners | Okra Picks Extended | Discovery Show

Launch Date Promotions

Circle of Sites | Lady Banks Banners | Lady Banks Bookshelf | Okra Picks Extended | Discovery Show

Post Season

SIBA Book Award | One Book One South | Southern Traveling Authors Registration Service (STARS) | Holiday Catalog | Circle of Sites | Lady Banks Bookshelf | Lady Banks Banners


Some people prefer to be emailed, some people would rather be texted, and some people prefer an old-fashioned letter in the mail. You can construct your promotional campaign so no one is left out or misses your message:

Email Promotions: eBlast | Galleys & Giveaways | Lady Banks Banners | Lady Banks Bookshelf

Website Promotions: Website Banner Ads | Combined Regional Banners | Circle of Sites

Social Media Promotions: Circle of Sites | Lady Banks Bookshelf | Okra Picks Extended | Southern Traveling Authors Registration Service (STARS)

Print Promotions: Holiday CatalogDiscovery Show

In-Store Promotions: Okra Picks Extended | Circle of Sites


Insertion Order Form

Fill out the information below to reserve advertising.

Your Contact Information

Title Information

Please enter information about the title you are promoting.

Choose your advertising 

Please check all the advertising you are interested in.


Please enter the appropriate details for the advertising you have selected.

Your SIBA Membership

SIBA members receive reduce pricing on most SIBA advertising. If your membership is out of date we can automatically renew it for you for $195.00/year.

Clicking "Submit" will send your Insertion Order to SIBA. An invoice will be generated and someone will respond to provide design specs and deadlines. If you have any questions, contact

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