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SIBA’s B3! Webinar Series:  A series of webinars led by booksellers for booksellers! These monthly webinars may be the best hour you or another staff member spend to up your store’s game! The webinars include Q & A, so bring your questions. These videoconferences take place on Wednesdays, during our office hours, and are accessible via computer or phone.  It’s so easy to join us--just click on our office hours' tab on SIBA's home page and you’re in! Sign up here and we’ll save a space and send you a reminder! Plus, you earn 10 B3! points! Here’s our schedule:

January 10 at 2PM: Creating Community: Developing and Maintaining an Authors in School Program with Jamie Rogers Southern. Jamie Rogers Southern of Bookmarks will discuss how to develop an Authors in School Program to increase your brand awareness with teachers, parents, and young readers in your community. An Authors in Schools program allows you to work with local and visiting authors who can give presentations, lead workshops, and otherwise speak about their books that tie in with ongoing curricula.


February 14 at 2PM: Inventory Activism with Kimberly Daniels and Erica Merrell.

Join Erica Merrell, former owner of Wild Iris Books, and SIBA Board member Kimberly Daniels of The Country Bookshop as they explain how inventory can be a powerful force when serving customers. Whether your customers are looking to make changes in social, environmental or local issues, find out how the activist mantra of thinking global, acting local can increase customer engagement and revenue for your store.

March 21 at 2PM: Non-Traditional Bookstores: Hybrids, Pop-ups, and Non-Profits with Jamie Rogers Southern and Anne Waters. Join Jamie Rogers Southern of Bookmarks and Anne Waters of Hub City Bookshop as they discuss their innovative non-profit bookstore models, including running event-driven pop-ups. Bring your questions for these experts!

April 25 at 2PM: Getting your Staff on Edelweiss with Jill Hendrix. Join Jill Hendrix of Fiction Addiction to learn how to use Edelweiss for reviews, requesting ARCs, author event proposals, etc., plus instruction on creating tags and filters to share with staff.

May 23 at 2PM: Bridging the Divide and The Open Discussion Project with Sarah Goddin and Chris Finan. Join Sarah Goddin of Quail Ridge Books as she discusses her store’s success with their “Bridging the Divide” bookclub. The club's goal is to foster dialog and better understanding between people with different political viewpoints and to provide a safe space for civil discourse on controversial or divisive topics. Chris Finan of The National Coalition Against Censorship will discuss The Open Discussion Project, which seeks to create a new kind of reading group that will bring people of opposing views into dialogue about the issues that divide us.


June 20 at 2PM: Creating and Managing a Successful Online Sales Campaign with Kelly Justice.

Join SIBA Board member Kelly Justice of Fountain Bookstore as she demonstrates how to use social media to drive traffic to your website and e-newsletters --regardless of which social media platforms you prefer or how they can change -- and how to leverage your social followings to meet your store's marketing goals.


August 15 at 2PM: Avid Bookshop's Favorite Bookstore Forms, Documents, and Procedures with Rachel Watkins. Join Rachel Watkins, Communications Director of Avid Bookshop, as she shares her approach to organizing store operations, from creating better checklists and forms, to creating procedures for self-published authors, events, and other store operations.


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