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#SIBA17 Discovery Show is coming to the Big Easy

September 15-17, 2017 in New Orleans, Louisiana

(schedule is subject to change as are all things)

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We are so looking forward to seeing everyone at the #SIBA16 Discovery Show in Savannah, Georgia. Please note that only confirmed authors are listed here and we will be updating this schedule as authors confirm. See all of the authors here as well.

Friday | Saturday | Sunday
 


 Many evening events are being held at the nearly next door Knights of Columbus, 3 W. Liberty Street, Savannah, GA 31401

 


 

Thursday, Sep. 15th

5PM                       Trio Live @ Five - Foyer
Trio Live, a music filled discussion of The Trio Project and how it can impact your store, inspire your customers, and sell more books.  Join Trio Founder Shari Smith of Working Title Farm with the following authors, artists, and songwriters and get a first look at #Trio 2017.  
Eric Erdman, musician and songwriter for The Razor Girl by Carl Hiaasen
Sarah Aili, musician and songwriter for The River Witch by Kimberly Brock
Kimberly Brock, author of The River Witch
Judith Richards, author of The Sound of Silence, and widow of C. Terry Cline, Jr., author of The Cordoba Conspiracy
Katrina Perdue, artist for The River Witch
Grant Peeples, musician and songwriter for My Best Friend's Exorcism by Grady Hendrix
Chris Clifton, musician and songwriter for Ruby Lee and Me by Shannon Hitchcock and co-songwriter for The Secret Wisdom of the Earth by Christopher Scotton.
Kristy Woodson Harvey, author of Lies and Other Acts of Love
Melissa Conroy, artist for The Sound of Silence by Judith Richards
Mary Bragg, musician and songwriter for The Way I Used To Be by Amber Smith
Karen Schwettman, artist for The Way I Used To Be by Amber Smith
Timothy & Sarah Williams, musicians and songwriters for Hungry is a Mighty Fine Sauce by Shellie Rushing Tomlinson
Shellie Rushing Tomlinson, author of Hungry is a Mighty Fine Sauce

7PM                       It’s a Beach Party! - Offsite - Shuttles Provided
Join New York Times bestselling author Mary Kay Andrews and St. Martin’s Press at Ebbtide, her historic Tybee Island beach house, for a beach party to preview appetizer and cocktail recipes from her upcoming summer 2017 cookbook MARY KAY ANDREWS’ BEACH PARTY COOKBOOK. A chartered trolley will transport booksellers from the SIBA hotel to and from Tybee Island, which is a 20 minute ride from historic downtown, beginning at 6:30.  Final trolley departs Tybee at 9:30.  Dress: beach casual 
Gratitude to Generous Sponsor St. Martin's Press

Friday, Sep. 16th

7:30 – 8:30          Ease Into SIBA: Breakfast with Booksellers (SIBA Annual Meeting) - Harborview
We know it's early, but we're offering a FREE breakfast and the chance to meet and network with your peers and your SIBA board. Get excited about what our organization has accomplished and how you can contribute. Come prepared to make some noise for your store and win a Taste of Savannah gift basket.

8:00– 6:00            SIBA Registration Open - Desoto Lobby

Education Seminars thanks to Generous Sponsor Penguin Random House

8:40-9:30              Gifts Galore From Baker & Taylor - Lafayette Suite
Whether you have a strong gift department or are still deciding if the category is right for your customers, B&T is there for you.  Come see our expanded selection and learn about how you can fill in your gift sections with the best distributor discounts, free, freight, and quick delivery during the all important holiday season.

8:40-9:30              Learn the New Edelweiss! - Chippewa Suite
Edelweiss has been updated with a new site, Edelweiss+. This session will walk you through how to do all the things you’re used to doing in Edelweiss using this new and improved platform.   

8:40-9:30              Independent Bookstores & Indie Authors: Creating a Match Made in Heaven.      
- Monterey Suite

As more and more authors are looking to self-publish their books, they are consistently looking for advice from their local independent bookseller. In the past, self-publishers may have posed more of a nuisance to a busy bookseller. But today, many bookstores are seeing this as an opportunity to turn authors into customers by offering publishing programs as a store service. This not only brings new content to readers, but adds value to the entire publishing industry. This session will showcase current booksellers who have successfully built such programs and introduce you to IngramSpark, a publish-on-demand service for authors. 

8:40-11:40            Planning Your Bookstore’s Next Chapter: What Buyers Look For and Sellers Need to Know - Telfair Suite
You’ve devoted a good number of years to the business of bookselling, and may have begun to think about the future of your store. Perhaps you’re ready to retire and move on, or perhaps you’re just plain tired. Who will be interested in taking over? How will you prepare to talk about the value of your business? What is the process for selling a business? How much is your business worth? Where do you begin?

Mark and Donna Paz Kaufman, partners in the Bookstore Training Group of Paz & Associates, will facilitate this workshop designed to help both buyers and sellers. You’ll not only learn about the records and reports you’ll need to position your business for sale, but will benefit from stories of other bookstore transitions and the ins and outs, dos and don’ts of selling and buying a bookstore. If you’ve had thoughts about life after owning your bookstore, it’s never too early to begin planning for your bookstore’s next chapter.

9:00– 5:00            Exhibitor Set Up Open - Madison & Oglethorpe Ballrooms

9:40-10:30            Off the Grid: Nontraditional Ways to Get Author Events Monterey Suite
Panelists: Jill Hendrix (Fiction Addiction), Judy DeBerry (Hachette Books Group), Cristina Nosti (Books & Books) and Claire McKinney (Public Relations)

The traditional way to land an author event is to sign up for publisher event grids and then send in proposals each season. The traditional route works well for some markets, but if you're a new store, a smaller store, or even a big store in an outlying location you might have to get more creative. Our panelists will share tips that have succeeded for them in the past.

9:40-10:30     Creating a Local Indie Bookseller Alliance to Maximize Your Reach! Lafayette Suite
Hear about how five central NC booksellers had so much fun working together at SIBA’s Triangle Reads in 2015 that they decided to meet on a regular basis.  The result: Indie Booksellers of the Piedmont NC (IBOP*NC), which is a group of 8 booksellers within about an hour’s drive of each other who have joined together to promote their stores through SIBA and ABA initiatives. Presenters: Kimberly Daniels Taws, Country Bookshop (Southern Pines); Suzanne  Lucey, Page 158 (Wake Forest); Rachel York, Scuppernong Books (Greensboro); Jamie Fiocco, Flyleaf Books (Chapel Hill) 

 9:40-10:30           Got Reading Groups? … Get More! Chippewa Suite
Join My Sister’s Books owners, Bess Long and Fran Clarkson, as they present the Importance of Reading Groups. Through an informative presentation we will discuss who, what, where, when and why of Reading Groups. The agenda will discuss how these groups can increase profitability along with promoting community involvement. Bookstores play an integral part by helping members select great reads that lead to prolific discussions, in addition to maintaining reading schedules. References and handouts will be available.

10:00-6:00            TRIO Exhibit Open - Foyer
Be the first to tour the TRIO Exhibit.  TRIO, a traveling exhibit will tour the south in conjunction with SIBA member stores between now and next year’s SIBA Discovery Show in Savannah, GA.  TRIO is the chord struck between words, vision and sound.  If you are interested in bringing TRIO to your town, visit the exhibit for more details.
Gratitude to Generous Sponsor Working Title Farm

10:30-11:30          Gallery: Focus on Playwrights / Painting the Southern Coast: The Art of West Fraser - Reynolds Suite
Visit with USC Press' Susan Johann about her book & photos, and with West Fraser about his book & art, and pick up your signed copies in the gallery.

10:40-11:30       Where Are You Keeping Your Spirituality? Mind-Body-Spirit Monterey Suite
Do not miss the boat when it comes to Mind-Body-Spirit books!  Why let the online booksellers have all the fun--and the sales?   The Mind-Body-Spirit category used to be limited to New Age but it is now so much more. There is still interest in books on the occult and witchcraft, and Tarot is hotter than ever, but this category has expanded its reach to include self-help, inspirational, Eastern thought, and health.  Let our panel members expound on this and answer your questions. 

Panel members include Linda-Marie Barrett, General Manager of Malaprop’s Bookstore/Cafe in Asheville, NC and sales rep Tom Caldwell of Southern Territory Associates.  We also have Debra Woodward, sales manager of Red Wheel/Weiser/Conari, and Steven Wallace, VP of Business Development at New Leaf, both former Indie Booksellers who remembers the New Age days!
Gratitude to Generous Sponsor Red Wheel Weiser

10:40-11:30       Celebrate Pat Conroy Week October 24-29, 2016 with SIBA - Lafayette Suite
 For his entire writing life, Pat Conroy was a champion for Independent bookstores. He not only made independent bookstores a priority with his publishers, he often extended his book tour beyond the publisher’s scheduled dates to include more stops at our stores. Pat understood the importance of those events to our customers, our communities, and our sustainability as a business.

Not only have we sold many of Pat’s own books over the years, we’ve sold many books written by wonderful authors who Pat mentored. When joining us at conventions, he always spoke of our value in the book industry — and spoke gratitude for our work.

Join Vickie Crafton, owner of Litchfield Books, and Conroy Literary Center board member, as she leads a discussion in how to make Pat Conroy Week work for you and raise money for the Pat Conroy Literary Center.  SIBA has put together a great customer offer we can all promote to both sell books and raise funds for the Center.

10:40-11:55       ABA Presents: An Update on the New Localism Data and Hands-On Instruction  Chippewa Suite

Building on the “Amazon and Empty Storefronts” study presented at Winter Institute 11 and the Spring Forums, ABA will reveal updated data from a new report commissioned from Civic Economics. After this brief update, the session will become a hands-on workshop focusing on implementing materials in ABA’s state-specific Antitrust Action Kit. During the workshop, each bookseller will author at least one letter urging a lawmaker to investigate Amazon for violating state and federal antitrust law. ABA will also facilitate role-playing exercises to help booksellers practice communicating the message of the New Localism to other independent retailers, elected officials, community members, local first organizations, and the media.   This session is aimed at store decision-makers.

NOTE: Participating booksellers should bring their own laptop as well as their store logo in JPEG format (minimum 250 dpi, no more than 2.5 inches wide and 1.5 inches high) to create store letterhead within the Action Kit template.
Gratitude to Generous Sponsor American Booksellers Association

Noon-1:45                            Kick Off Lunch - Harborview
Emcee:  Jill Hendrix, SIBA President - Fiction Addiction (SC)
Cassandra KingA Lowcountry Heart: Reflection on a Writing Life by Pat Conroy (Doubleday)
Reba White-Williams,
Will & Me: A Shakespearian Love Story (Magnolia Publishing)
Min Jin Lee, Pachinko (Grand Central Publishing)
John T. Edge, The Potlikker Papers: A Food History of the Modern South (Penguin Press)
Terry Roberts, This Bright Land (Turner Publishing)
(Cost is $39)

2:00-3:00                              SignAround - Foyer
Meet & greet with all of the authors from the panels.

2:00-2:30                     Gold Star Orientation for First Time Exhibitors - Ingram Booksellers Lounge (Madison Ballroom)

3-3:50                                    Story River Books Celebrates Pat Conroy Lafayette Suite
Moderated by: Jonathan Haupt, University of South Carolina Press Director
A Southern Girl: A Novel by John Warley
Famous All over Town: A Novel by Bernie Schien
Jacob Jump: A Novel by Eric Morris
Untying the Moon: A Novel by Ellen Malphrus
One Good Mama Bone: A Novel by Bren McClain
Gratitude to Generous Sponsor University of South Carolina Press

 3-3:50    In the Company of Women: Inspiration and Advice from Southern Book Women  Chippewa Suite
Grace Bonney (author of In the Company of Women (Artisan Books) will lead a discussion with Jamie Fiocco (Flyleaf Books in Chapel Hill, NC), Janet Geddis (Avid Bookshop in Athens, GA), and Annie B. Jones (The Bookshelf in Thomasville, GA) about what they’ve learned in their careers leading up to and since becoming bookstore owners. They will touch on several aspects of their experience—advice for getting started, what they wish they had known at the beginning that they do now, missteps that brought them valuable insight, hopes for the future, and more—with the goal of illuminating how booksellers can better support each other in growing and sustaining inclusive businesses.

 3-3:50                    Writer Insiders: A Publicist, A Bookseller, A Journalist, and A Bookseller's Kid  Monterey Suite
Moderator: Kelly Justice, Fountain Bookstore (VA)
Booki Vivat, Frazzled: Everyday Disasters & Impending Doom (HarperCollins Children’s Books)
Terra Elan McVoy, This is All Your Fault, Cassie Parker (HarperCollins Children’s Books)
Megan Shepherd, The Secret Horses of Briar Hill (Delacorte Press Books for Young Readers)
Thomas French, Juniper (Little, Brown)

 3-3:50                    Young Adult (What to Read Next) Telfair Suite
Moderator: Stephanie Crowe
Page & Palette (AL)
Maggie Thrash, We Know It Was You (Simon Pulse) 
Ryan Graudin, Blood for Blood (Little, Brown Young Readers) 
Zoraida Cordova, Labryinth Lost (SourceBooks)
Leah Konen, The Romantics (Abrams)

4-4:50                    Southern Reads - Lafayette Suite

Moderator: Martin Pousson, Black Sheep Boy (Rare Bird Books)
Donna Everhart, The Education of Dixie Dupree (Kensington Publishing)
Jonathan Rabb, Among the Living (Other Press)
Michael Farris Smith, Desperation Road (Lee Boudreaux Books)
Susan Rivers, The Second Mrs. Hockaday (Algonquin Books)
Ashley Mace HavirdLightningstruck: A Novel (Mercer University Press)

 4-4:50                    Chewing On a Good Book Chippewa Suite
Moderator: Kevin BeltonKevin Belton's Big Flavors of New Orleans (Gibbs Smith)
Shellie Rushing Tomlinson, Hungry is a Mighty Fine Sauce (Shiloh Run Press)
Asha Gomez, My Two Souths: Blending the Flavors of India into a Southern Kitchen (Running Press)
Ti Martin, Miss Ella of Commander’s Palace (Gibbs Smith)
Anne Martin, Delta Hot Tamales (Arcadia Publishing)
Cynthia Graubart, Chicken: A Savor the South Cookbook (University of North Carolina Press)

4-4:50                    Middle Grades Read All About It Telfair Suite
Moderator: Anne Waters,
Hub City Books (SC)
Julie Leung, Mice of the Round Table: A Tail of Camelot (HarperCollins)
Ursula Vernon, Hamster Princess: Ratpunzel (Dial)
Kate Beasley, Gertie’s Leap to Greatness (Farrar, Straus and Giroux)
Amy Ignatow, The Mighty Odds (Amulet)

4-4:50                    Books That Are Out of This World Monterey Suite
Moderator: Nicola SarroccoIll-Mannered Ghosts (Chatwin Books)
Rick Wilber, Alien Morning (Tor Books)
Brent Weeks, The Blood Mirror (Orbit)
Will McIntosh, Faller (Tor Books)
Carole Marsh Longmeyer , Lowcountry Voodoo A-Z (Gallopade)

5:00 – 6:00 PM   Rep Pix: From the Rep Pix to the Southern Indie Bestseller List - Harborview

6:00-7:00              The First 180 Days Party - Foyer
Meet & greet the writers with new books landing in the first half of 2017!
Tom Angleberger, Inspector Flytrap in the Goat Who Chewed Too Much (Abrams)
Chanelle Benz, The Man Who Shot Out My Eye is Dead (Ecco)
Pam Jenoff, The Orphan’s Tale (Mira)
Christine Lennon, The Drifter (William Morrow pb)
James Markert, The Angel’s Share (Thomas Nelson)
S. Jae-Jones, Wintersong (Thomas Dunne Books)
Michael Knight, Eveningland (Atlantic Monthly Press)
Taylor Brown, The River of Kings, (St. Martin’s Press)
Susan Meissner, Bridge Across the Ocean (Berkley)
Kathy Hepinstall, The Book of Polly (Pamela Dorman Books)
Miles Davis, Butterpup Meets Allie (Promontory Press)
Jeff Zentner, Goodbye Days (Cr
own Books for Young Readers)
Peternelle Van Arsdale, The Beast is an Animal (Margaret K. McElderry)
Chelsea Sedoti, The Hundred Lies of Lizzie Lovett (Sourcebooks Fire)
Greer Macallister,
Girl in Disguise (Sourcebooks Landmark)
Roshani Chokshi, A Crown of Wishes (St. Martin’s Griffin)
V. E. Schwab, A Conjuring of Light (Tor Books)
Whit Gibbons & Mike Dorcas, Snakes of the Eastern United States (University of Georgia Press)
Troylyn Ball, Pure Heart (Dey Street)
Randall Silvis, Two Days Gone (Sourcebooks)
Jaroslav Kalfar, Spaceman of Bohemia (Little, Brown)
Patricia Hruby Powell, Loving vs. Virginia (Candlewick Press)
A. G. Howard, RoseBlood (Amulet Books)
Jackson Pearce, Pip Barlett's Guide to Unicorn Training (Scholastic Press)
Meg Haston, The End of Our Story (HarperTeen)
Becky Albertelli, The Upside of Unrequited (Balzer + Bray)
Stephanie Powell Watts, No One is Coming to Save Us (Ecco)
Matt Moore, The South's Best Butts: Pitmaster Secrets for Southern Barbecue Perfection (Oxmoor House)
 
Entertainment provided by The Difficulties, an anti-meta, neo-beat, garage gospel trio from Greensboro, NC. They include composer/saxophonist/computerist and UNC Greensboro composition professor Mark Engebretson, bassist/singer/guitarist Rachel York and writer/incantationist Brian Lampkin. The Difficulties are often found in the back room of Scuppernong Books in Greensboro.

Recent radio play of their songs "I Don't Want to be Stiff" and "This Is Not Prayer," performances across North Carolina and covers of their songs played across Europe, have brought no particular fame and even less financial reward to the band. Listen for new hit "The Blurb on the Back of the Book."


7:00-9:00                              SIBA Supper - Offsite Knights of Columbus
Emcee: Doug Robinson
Eagle Eye Bookstore & SIBA Board Member (NC)
Ridley Pearson, Lock and Key: The Initiation (HarperCollins Children’s Books)
Jennifer Ryan, The Chilbury Ladies Choir (Crown)
Elizabeth Kostova, The Shadowland: A Novel (Ballentine)
Aaron Becker, Return (Candlewick Press)
(Cost is $49)

9:00-10:00               Late Night Event: SIBA & The Shoe Burnin' Show - Offsite Knights of Columbus
Kim Boykin,
Echoes of Mercy (River’s Edge Media)
Judith Richards, The Cordoba Connection by C. Terry Cline, Jr. (River’s Edge Media)
J. Drew Lanham, The Home Place (Milkweed Editions)
Kristy Woodson Harvey, Lies and Other Acts of Love (Berkley)
Harrison Scott Key, The World’s Largest Man (HarperCollins)
Nathan Weathington, Invasion of the Bastard Cannibals: and other true stories of a Southern man beyond the Mason-Dixon (Promontory Press)
Karen White, The Guests on South Battery (Berkley)

 

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Saturday, Sep. 17th

7:30-9:00                              A Taste of HarperCollins Breakfast - Harborview
Emcee: Harrison Scott Key,
The World's Largest Man (Harper)
Kevin Wilson,
Perfect Little World (Ecco)
Sara Zarr, Gem & Dixie (Balzer + Bray)
Christina Baker Kline, A Piece of the World (William Morrow)
Peter SwansonHer Every Fear (William Morrow)
Gratitude to Generous Premiere Sponsor HarperCollins

(Cost is $19)

8:00-5:00                              SIBA Registration Open - Desoto Lobby

9:00-10:00   Gallery -My Washington D.C. by Kathy Jakobsen, (Little, Brown Young Readers) Desoto Lobby

9:00-9:30                              Gold Star Orientation for First Time Booksellers - Lafayette Suite

9:00-1:00                  Exhibits / Ingram Booksellers Center Open Madison & Oglethorpe Ballrooms
Gratitude to Generous Inkreadible Sponsor Ingram Content Group
This year, in the Ingram Booksellers Lounge, for the first time, an IndieCommerce representative will be available for one- on-one training sessions at this fall's regional shows. Staff will also be available to answer any general questions you might have about joining IndieCommerce and the unique e-commerce features it offers ABA members.

9:00-11:00                 Ingram Showcase Book Signing - Booksellers Lounge/Madison Ballroom 
Mary Glickman, An Undisturbed Peace (Open Road) & Mark de Castrique, The Singularity Race (Poisoned Pen)

10:00-6:00                            TRIO Exhibit Open - Foyer

Tour the TRIO Exhibit.  TRIO, a traveling exhibit will tour the south in conjunction with SIBA member stores between now and next year’s SIBA Discovery Show in Savannah, GA.  TRIO is the chord struck between words, vision and sound.  If you are interested in bringing TRIO to your town, visit the exhibit for more details.

10:00 – 11:00 Character Matters: A Coffee Klatch - Oglethorpe Ballroom
Come enjoy your first (or third) cup of coffee and chat with the authors as they introduce you to the characters in their new books. Make sure you ask them to sign a copy!
Ann Hite, Sleeping Above Chaos: A Black Mountain Novel
Milinda Jay, Annie Laura’s Triumph: A Novel
Ashley Mace Havird, Lightningstruck: A Novel
Dorothy Padgett, Jimmy Carter: Elected President with Pocket Change and Peanuts
Gratitude to Generous Sponsor Mercer University Press

11:30 AM-12:30 PM  "Color With Conroy" Hour - Foyer
Join Melissa Conroy and take a stress break to color The Lowcountry Coloring Book: Charleston, Savannah, the Sea Islands, and Beyond ​(Algonquin)
Gratitude to Generous Sponsor Algonquin Books
 

1:00-2:30                              Lunch with Amy Einhorn & Flatiron Friends - HarborviewFeaturing the following Flatiron Books writers:
Steve Cavanagh, The Defense and The Plea
Sarah Domet, The Guineveres
Laurie Frankel, This Is How It Always Is
Sarah Pinborough, Behind Her Eyes
 (Cost is $39)
Gratitude to Generous Premiere Sponsor Flatiron Books

2:30-5:30                  Exhibits / Ingram Booksellers Center Open Madison & Oglethorpe Ballrooms
Gratitude to Generous Inkreadible Sponsor Ingram Content Group

This year, in the Ingram Booksellers Lounge, for the first time, an IndieCommerce representative will be available for one- on-one training sessions at this fall's regional shows. Staff will also be available to answer any general questions you might have about joining IndieCommerce and the unique e-commerce features it offers ABA members.

3 PM                          Complimentary Ice Cream: SIBA Wins Big with Binc! - Madison Ballroom
As the winners of the Binc Foundation's 20 for 20 fundraising challenge, we would like to thank you for your support. Join us at our booth in the Ingram Booksellers Lounge BS5 for a complimentary ice cream treat.  Thank you SIBA members!!
Gratitude to Generous Sponsor Book Industry Charitable Foundation

 

4 PM                          Shrimp Cocktail Hour with University Press of Florida - Madison Ballroom 
Meet & chat with these authors and receive signed copies of their books while enjoying delicious shrimp cocktail.
Anna BurgardShrimp Country: Recipes and Tales from the Southern Coasts
Cathy Salustri, Backroads of Paradise: A Journey to Rediscover Old Florida
Marty JourardMusic Everywhere: The Rock and Roll Roots of a Southern Town
Gratitude to Generous Sponsor University Press of Florida

5:30 PM                                Trade Show Floor Closes until tomorrow at 9 AM

5:30-7                                    Parapalooza! - Harborview
Enjoy new hosts Acree Macam and Natalie Nelson, author & illustrator of The King of the Birds (Groundwood Books) and your margaritas.  Show them some siba love!
Marybeth Whalen, The Things We Wish Were True (Lake Union)
Dorothy "Dot" PadgettJimmy Carter: Elected President with Pocket Change and Peanuts (Mercer University Press)
Nicholas Mainieri, The Infinite (Harper Perennial)
John Gillgren, The Treasure of Jean Lafitte (Promontory Press)
V. S. Alexander, The Magdalene Girls (Kensington Books)
Kimberly Belle, The Marriage Lie (Mira)
Ted Russ, Spirit Mission (Henry Holt & Co.)
Barbara O’Connor, Wish (Farrar, Straus & Giroux)
Judika IllesThe Weiser Book of the Fantastic and Forgotten (Weiser)
Cathy Salustri, Backroads of Paradise: A Journey to Rediscover Old Florida (University Press of Florida)
John R. Bruning, Indestructible (Hachette Books)
Milinda JayAnnie Laura's Triumph: A Novel (Mercer University Press)

7:00-9:00                              Saturday Supper Offsite Knights of Columbus
Emcee: Jamie Fiocco, Flyleaf Books & ABA Board Member (NC)
Jodi Picoult, Small Great Things (Ballantine)
Robert Hicks, The Orphan Mother (Grand Central Publishing)
David Arnold, Kids of Appetite (Viking Books for Young Readers)
Beth Macy, Truevine (Little, Brown)
(Cost is $49)
Gratitude to Generous Premiere Sponsor Hachette Book Group

 9:00-10:00           Late Night Event: The Liberal Redneck Manifesto: Draggin' Dixie Outta the Dark  (Atria) Offsite Knights of Columbus
Join  political satirists and stand-up comedians Trae Crowder, Drew Morgan, and Corey Ryan Forrester for an evening of hilarity.  A recent viral sensation, Trae’s Liberal Redneck videos have had more than 50 million views -- watched and championed not just by Southerners but by people everywhere craving a common-sense approach to issues like race, religion, LGBT rights, and gun control.  You don't want to miss this!

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Sunday, Sep. 18th

7:30-9:00                              A Breakfast Buffet of Books - Harborview
Emcee: Nicki Leone aka Lady Banks
Kimberla Lawson Roby,
 Copycat (Grand Central Publishing)
Brendan Wenzel, They All Saw a Cat (Chronicle Books)
Donna Gentry MortonWatching the Water (BQB Publishing)
Molly Brodak, Bandit (Black Cat)
Jane Alison, Nine Island (Catapult)
Marie Benedict, The Other Einstein (Sourcebooks Landmark)
Jennifer Brule, Learn to Cook 25 Southern Classics 3 Ways: Traditional, Contemporary, International (University of North Carolina Press)
Phillip Lewis, The Barrowfields (Crown)
(Cost is $19)

8:00-Noon                            SIBA Registration Open - Desoto Lobby

9:00-Noon                Exhibits / Ingram Booksellers Center Open - Madison & Oglethorpe Ballrooms
Gratitude to Generous Inkreadible Sponsor Ingram Content Group

This year, in the Ingram Booksellers Lounge, for the first time, an IndieCommerce representative will be available for one- on-one training sessions at this fall's regional shows. Staff will also be available to answer any general questions you might have about joining IndieCommerce and the unique e-commerce features it offers ABA members.

10-4:00                                  Bookseller Shipping Center - Foyer

10:00-5:00                            TRIO Exhibit Open - Foyer
Tour the TRIO Exhibit.  TRIO, a traveling exhibit will tour the south in conjunction with SIBA member stores between now and next year’s SIBA Discovery Show in Savannah, GA.  TRIO is the chord struck between words, vision and sound.  If you are interested in bringing TRIO to your town, visit the exhibit for more details.

11:30 AM                            Win $500!  Play "Heads" or "Tails" Madison Ballroom
Join the fun with the Binc Foundation and UNC Press to raise money for booksellers in need!
Here's how you play:  buy a nifty, flashing sea turtle pin, for $20 at the Binc Foundation table on the trade show floor. On Sunday at 11:30 am everyone who has a flashing sea turtle pin can play.  You will simply guess the coin tosses correctly. The last person to correctly guess "heads" or "tails" takes home the $500 gift card.
Gratitude to Generous Sponsor University of North Carolina Press

 

11:45 AM                             Winners Galore - Madison Ballroom
$1000 Buyers Raffle Winner
Must be a core member and must be present to win!
$1000 Table Display Winner
Call Me Ishmael Winner
Scavenger Hunt Winner
The 2017 Bibb Pick
 Winner is announced!

Noon – Trade Show Floor Closes until Sep. 2017 in New Orleans, Louisiana - See you there.

#Read Savannah Kicks Off 

All SIBA badge holders are invited to the afternoon of panels.

All of the following events take place at Knights of Columbus
(3 W. Liberty Street, Savannah, GA 31401

Noon-2:00                            The Moveable Feast of Authors - Knights of Columbus
Emcees: She Reads Team Ariel Lawhon
and Marybeth Whalen
Liane Moriarty,
Truly, Madly, Guilty (Flatiron Books)
Mary Alice Monroe, A Lowcountry Wedding (Gallery Books)
Thomas Mullen, Darktown (37 Ink)
Robert Olen Butler, Perfume River (Atlantic Monthly)
Katharine McGee, The Thousandth Floor (HarperTeen)
Kathleen Glasgow, Girl in Pieces (Delacorte Books for Young Readers)
Marty Jourard, Music Everywhere: The Rock and Roll Roots of a Southern Town (University Press of Florida)
Ben Westhoff, Original Gangstas (Hachette Books)
David Casarett, Murder at the House of Rooster Happiness (Redhook)
Sharyn McCrumb, Prayers the Devil Answers (Atria Books)
Ann Hite, Sleeping Above Chaos: A Black Mountain Novel (Mercer University Press)
Kelley French, Juniper (Little, Brown)
Tosca Lee, The Progeny: A Novel (Simon & Schuster)
Maggie Stiefvater, The Raven King (Scholastic Press)
William Ferris, The South in Color: A Visual Journal (University of North Carolina Press)
Janet Nolan, Seven and a Half Tons of Steel (Peachtree Publishers)
Augusta Scattergood, Making Friends with Billy Wong (Scholastic Press)
Brian Curtis, Fields of Battle: Pearl Harbor, the Rose Bowl, and the Boys Who Went to War (Flatiron Books)
Robert Beatty, Serafina and the Twisted Staff (Disney Publishing Worldwide)
Susan Meissner, Secrets of a Charmed Life (NAL)
(Cost is $50)
Gratitude to Inkreadible Sponsor Bookazine

#Read Savannah Afternoon Panels:

2:00 – 2:50                      MEMOIR AND MORE: Non-fiction at it’s best - Knights of Columbus

Brian CurtisFields of Battle: Pearl Harbor, the Rose Bowl, and Boys Who Went to War
William FerrisThe South in Color: A Visual Journal
Kelley FrenchJuniper: The Girl Who Was Born Too Soon
Marty JourardMusic Everywhere: The Rock and Roll Roots of a Southern Town
Ben WesthoffOriginal Gangstas: The Untold Story of Dr. Dre, Eazy-E, Ice Cube, Tupac Shakur, and the Birth of West Coast Rap

 * Book signing afterward

3:00 – 3:50               NOT JUST FOR KIDS: Great YA and Children’s Literature - Knights of Columbus

Maggie Stiefvater: The Raven King
Kathleen Glasgow: Girl in Pieces
Tosca Lee: The Progeny
Katharine McGee: The Thousandth Floor
Robert Beatty: Serafina and the Twisted Staff
Augusta Scattergood: Making Friends with Billy Wong
Janet Nolan/Thomas Gonzalez: Seven and a Half Tons of Steel

 * Book signing afterward

4:00 – 4:50                      STORY: The Shortest Distance to the Human Heart - Knights of Columbus

Mary Alice MonroeA Lowcountry Wedding
Robert Olen ButlerPerfume River
David CasarettMurder at the House of Rooster Happiness
Ann HiteSleeping Above Chaos
Thomas MullenDarktown
Sharyn McCrumbPrayers the Devil Answers
Susan Meissner - Secrets of a Charmed Life

* Book signing afterward

5:00 – 6:00                KEYNOTE INTERVIEW: Liane Moriarty with Anne Bogel - Knights of Columbus

* Book signing afterward 

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Forms and resources for the SIBA Fall Discovery Show
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Exhibitor Kit and Drayage Information (2016) PDF (1.27 MB)  more ] Administration 5/25/2016
Exhibitor Trade Show Package PDF (1.63 MB)  more ] Administration 1/17/2016
Exhibitor Trade Show Registration Form PDF (489.87 KB)  more ] Administration 1/17/2016
Attendee Trade Show Registration Form PDF (456.39 KB)  more ] Administration 1/17/2016
Maximize your exposure at SIBA PDF (109.52 KB)  more ] Administration 6/5/2015
SIBA Discovery Show Directory (2015) PDF (5.2 MB)  more ] Administration 9/13/2015
Bookstore List (2015) CSV (7.58 KB) Administration 1/17/2016
I'll be there! Badge (2015) PNG (25.08 KB)  more ] Administration 1/17/2016
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