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Welcome to The Peer Brain Trust: a collection of content for booksellers road-tested by SIBA and SIBA member bookstores.


Discover and share useful documents and downloads, media and graphics, and much more you can use in your store or adapt for your store's specific needs and challenges.

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ARTS Calendar

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Tools for entering events on the ARTS Calendar
Item Name Posted By Date Posted
ARTS Event Calendar Batch entry worksheet XLS (30 KB)  more ] Administration 4/25/2017

Bestsellers

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Southern Independent Bestsellers
Item Name Posted By Date Posted
Children's PDF (1.19 MB)  more ] Administration 9/21/2017
Paperbacks PDF (1.14 MB)  more ] Administration 9/21/2017
Hardcovers PDF (1.21 MB)  more ] Administration 9/21/2017
Monthly Indie Recs PDF (802.98 KB)  more ] Administration 9/3/2017
Special List Instructions PDF (74.06 KB)  more ] Administration 9/11/2017
Special to the Southern List 9-17-2017 Link  more ] Administration 9/20/2017
Special to the Southern List IndieCommerce TXT (11.27 KB)  more ] Administration 9/20/2017
Special to the Southern List BakerTaylor TXT (13.9 KB)  more ] Administration 9/20/2017
Special to the Southern List No Links TXT (7.3 KB)  more ] Administration 9/20/2017

Holiday Catalog -- Bookseller Resources

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Files and Website Resources for the Holiday Catalog.
Item Name Posted By Date Posted
2016HC_RedShopButton.png PNG (123.92 KB) Administration 10/28/2016
2016HC_GreenShopButton.png PNG (123.27 KB) Administration 10/28/2016
2016 Holiday Catalog HTML (no links) Link  more ] Administration 10/27/2016
Social Media meme - Serafina PNG (1.11 MB)  more ] Administration 10/27/2016
Social Media Meme - Dancer PNG (1.01 MB)  more ] Administration 10/27/2016
hc_cover2016_serafina.jpg JPG (4.14 MB)  more ] Administration 10/27/2016
hc_cover2016_dancer.jpg JPG (2.68 MB)  more ] Administration 10/27/2016
2016 Holiday Catalog Slim Card and Shelf Talker PDF (2.84 MB)  more ] Administration 10/27/2016
2016 Holiday Catalog Book Lab guide PDF (98.9 KB)  more ] Administration 10/20/2016
2016 Holiday Catalog pdf PDF (2.46 MB)  more ] Administration 10/19/2016
2017 Holiday Catalog Title List XLSX (16.65 KB)  more ] Administration 8/14/2017

Independent Bookstore Day

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Resources for stores participating in Independent Bookstore Day
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Easy-Edit Press Release DOCX (151.99 KB)  more ] Administration 3/17/2015
2015 IBD totebag image PNG (308.26 KB) Administration 2/18/2015
2015 IBD facebook cover image JPG (105.65 KB) Administration 2/18/2015
2015 IBD logo black and white JPG (986.72 KB) Administration 2/18/2015
2015 IBD logo horizontal JPG (788.8 KB) Administration 2/18/2015
2015 IBD logo vertical JPG (1.2 MB) Administration 2/18/2015
2015 IBD Totebag order form PDF (851.07 KB) Administration 2/18/2015

Lady Banks

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Peer Brain Trust- Lady Banks
Item Name Posted By Date Posted
Lady Banks Pick of the Week Shelf Talkers PDF (815.1 KB)  more ] Administration 12/10/2014
Author Interviews Link Administration 4/14/2014
Bookseller Recommendations Link Administration 4/14/2014
Lady Banks' Archive Link Administration 4/14/2014
Lady Banks' Bookshelf Link Administration 4/14/2014
To Subscribe to Lady Banks Link Administration 4/14/2014
Her Ladyship, on Facebook Link Administration 4/14/2014
Her Ladyship, Twittering Link Administration 4/14/2014
Common Place Low Resolution Logo JPG (43.76 KB) Administration 4/14/2014
Common Place High Resolution Logo TIF (4.76 MB) Administration 4/14/2014
LB- Low Resolution Logo JPG (53.39 KB) Administration 4/14/2014
LB- High Resolution Logo TIF (1.58 MB) Administration 4/14/2014
Lady Banks Newsletter Link Administration 4/14/2014
Lady Banks Flyer Alternative 8.5x11 PDF (3.4 MB) Administration 4/14/2014
Lady Banks Flyer 8.5x11 PDF (219.62 KB) Administration 4/14/2014
Lady Banks Shelf Talkers PDF (359.29 KB) Administration 4/14/2014
Lady Banks Poster PDF (330.72 KB) Administration 4/14/2014
Lady Banks Bookmark Back PDF (5.15 MB) Administration 4/14/2014
Lady Banks Bookmark Front PDF (904.53 KB) Administration 4/14/2014
Lady Banks Toolkit PDF (13.54 MB) Administration 4/14/2014

Okra Picks

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Peer Brain Trust- Links, documents, marketing and publisher resources related to the Okra Picks.
Item Name Posted By Date Posted
Okra Picks Logo Round (low res) PNG (47.61 KB) Administration 2/23/2016
Okra Pick Shelf Talker PDF (783.51 KB)  more ] Administration 7/1/2015
Okra logo slit cards PDF (599.71 KB)  more ] Administration 7/2/2015
Sales Report/Mark Your Calendar PDF (489.5 KB)  more ] Administration 9/28/2016
Okra Picks Logo JPG (46.28 KB) Administration 4/15/2014

Peer Review Documents

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Host Store and Reviewers Questionnaire
Item Name Posted By Date Posted
Peer Review Questionnaire (Word Doc) DOCX (16.07 KB) Administration 7/29/2016
SIBA Peer Review Questionnaire PDF (21.6 KB) Administration 3/31/2016

Shoe Burning Assets

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Images.
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Nobody's Cuter Than You JPG (39.42 KB)  more ] Administration 3/26/2015
Shoe Burning Book JPG (74.01 KB)  more ] Administration 2/17/2015
Susan Cushman JPG (37.77 KB)  more ] Administration 2/17/2015
Bay Woods JPG (26.59 KB)  more ] Administration 2/17/2015
Judith Richards JPG (35.8 KB)  more ] Administration 2/17/2015
Janet Nodar JPG (28.32 KB)  more ] Administration 2/17/2015
Bev Marshall JPG (41.8 KB)  more ] Administration 2/17/2015
Greg Herren JPG (31.74 KB)  more ] Administration 2/17/2015
Ed Southern JPG (25.57 KB)  more ] Administration 2/17/2015
Suzanne Hudson JPG (35.7 KB)  more ] Administration 2/17/2015
Joe Formichella JPG (94.96 KB)  more ] Administration 2/17/2015
Shari Smith JPG (70.99 KB)  more ] Administration 2/17/2015

Southern Book Prize Assets

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Downloadable flyers and shelf talkers, website badges and logos
Item Name Posted By Date Posted
2017 Southern Book Prize Finalists Title List XLS (35.5 KB) Administration 4/17/2017
2017 Southern Book Prize Slit Card PDF (530.08 KB)  more ] Administration 3/28/2017
2017 Long List Titles XLS (103 KB)  more ] Administration 3/27/2017
Book Award Shelf Talker (2016) PDF (853.08 KB) Administration 2/19/2016
Book Award Bookmarks PDF (1.11 MB) Administration 2/19/2016
SIBA Book Award Winner slit card (generic) PDF (563.46 KB)  more ] Administration 7/3/2015
Book Award shelf talker (generic) PDF (861.1 KB)  more ] Administration 7/3/2015
Regular Shelf Talker PDF (1.05 MB)  more ] Administration 7/3/2014
Wide Shelf Talker PDF (1.17 MB)  more ] Administration 7/3/2014

TRIO 2017

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Hi resolution images and helpful files for the books featured in TRIO 2017
Item Name Posted By Date Posted
TRIO Checklist PDF (105.8 KB) Administration 7/31/2017
Bookseller's Agreement PDF (160.26 KB) Administration 7/31/2017
The Trio Title List CSV (1.54 KB) Administration 9/15/2016
Z Trio ZIP (215.96 KB) Administration 9/10/2016
The Way I Used to Be Trio ZIP (3.69 MB) Administration 9/10/2016
Secret Wisdom of the Earth Trio ZIP (2.58 MB) Administration 9/10/2016
Over the Plain Houses Trio ZIP (4.91 MB) Administration 9/10/2016
My Best Friend's Exorcism ZIP (5.45 MB) Administration 9/10/2016
Last Season Trio ZIP (10.67 MB) Administration 9/10/2016
Hungry is a Mighty Fine Sauce Trio ZIP (1.96 MB) Administration 9/10/2016
Hanging Mary Trio ZIP (2.38 MB) Administration 9/10/2016
Bull Mountain Trio ZIP (2.43 MB) Administration 9/10/2016
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