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Okra Picks Deadline is 12/1! News you can use from the Land of SIBA

Posted By Nicki Leone, Wednesday, November 29, 2017

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December 1st is the deadline to nominate books for the 2018 Winter Okra Picks. This is for books that will be published between January 1 and March 31. Nominated titles must be Southern in nature, or by a Southern author, or both. Nominate here

Those of you who post reviews to SIBA via Edelweiss+ --and thank you for that! We're receiving 5-10 new reviews every week! -- don't have to worry about re-submitting them as Okra nominations. We include all eligible titles in the nominations list.


holiday catalog 


OctaviaWe're starting to see the Holiday Catalog on SIBA store websites! If you have taken the catalog this year and still need to get the online version onto your site, contact If you have your online catalog posted, make sure we know about it -- stores earn B3! points for having the catalog on their website.

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SIBA's support of the catalog began last week, with the first installment of the "Lady Banks Gift Guide" in the Lady Banks newsletter. From now through the end of the year, we'll be promoting a selection of catalog titles in the newsletter, linked back to a SIBA member store for purchasing.

Starting December 1, the ARTS Facebook page will be promoting the catalog titles as well, and linking back to the Holiday Catalog and Gift Guide on The books on that page click through to SIBA member stores, so for the entire month of December we'll be driving our social media followers to your store websites for the books in the catalog.

and here are a couple graphics you can download to use in your own catalog promotions:

as seen in our holiday catalog as seen in our holiday catalog

Creating Community: Developing and Maintaining an Authors in Schools Program with Jamie Rogers Southern

 Wednesday, January 10 at 2pm
- online webinar link | RSVP

Jamie Rogers Southern of Bookmarks will discuss how to develop an Authors in Schools 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.

Book Subscription Services and Branding

Parnassus Books (Nashville, TN) has turned their strong YA events program into a book subscription service:

"ParnassusNext is a monthly subscription box of the best new young adult books, curated by the experts at Parnassus Books. Always first edition hardcover books. Always signed by the author."

More info here

In last week's issue: Indies First, Holiday Survey insights, batch event entry

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Thank you for your interest in SIBA,

Nicki Leone

Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance
3806 Yale Avenue, Columbia, SC 29205
Fax: 309.410.0211

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