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5 reasons to register early for #SIBA18

Posted By Nicki Leone, Monday, August 6, 2018

5 reasons to register early for #SIBA18

Is your store on this list?

Early registration for the 2018 SIBA Discovery Show closes on September 1. Here's why you want to register now instead of waiting until the last minute:

  1. We're using store bookmarks in our directory, and late registrants can't be included. Email your bookmark file or photo to Nicki.
  2. You must be registered by August 15th to participate in the Southern Book Prize Display Contest (winning store receives $1000, CASH)
  3. You must be registered by 9/1 to be listed on the Bibb Pick Ballot. Winning store receives year-long support from #SIBA18 authors and hotel rooms, meals and travel stipend to #siba19.
  4. Exhibitors receive advance notice of attending bookstores to help coordinate appointments. If you aren't registered, they won't be able to reach out to you.
  5. You must register to purchase meal tickets. Meal tickets all DOUBLE IN PRICE on site.

REGISTER FOR #SIBA18          CHECK OUT SCHEDULE OF EVENTS       SEE CONFIRMED AUTHORS

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#SIBA18 Exhibitor Preview: Fresh Frances

Posted By Nicki Leone, Monday, August 6, 2018
Updated: Thursday, August 2, 2018

Fresh Frances

 

Sensational Sidelines from Fresh Frances! Warm and witty greeting cards for adults and children, book buttons, magnets, boxed notes and more. Introducing our new pet accessories, too!

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#SIBA18 Exhibitor Preview: BQB/WriteLife

Posted By Nicki Leone, Monday, August 6, 2018
Updated: Saturday, July 21, 2018

BQB/WriteLife 

BQB/WriteLife

An independent publisher, Boutique of Quality Books, under its two imprints -- BQB Publishing and WriteLife Publishing -- combines the quality processes of traditional publishing with hands-on author involvement to bring today's new writers and tomorrow's best sellers into the hands of booksellers and the reading public. www.bqbpublishing.com www.writelife.com. We're distributed by IPG www.ipgbook.com with discounts and returns.

https://bqbpublishing.com/ | http://writelife.com/

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#SIBA18 Exhibitor Preview: Hachette Book Group

Posted By Nicki Leone, Friday, August 3, 2018
Updated: Saturday, July 21, 2018

Hachette Book Group 

Hachette Book Group

1. Jimmy Patterson Fall Winter 2018-2019 Indies Offer Jimmy Patterson announces a special indies offer for Fall Winter 2018-2019 titles US and Canadian indie accounts can earn +5% discount on Jimmy Fall 18 Winter 19 frontlist titles-- Minimum order is 25; maximum order is 100 -- One order per ship-to -- Promotion will run through 2/28/2019 -- Use promo code 5JIMMY

2. Orbit Ann Leckie & N.K. Jemisin Indie Offer Orbit announces a special indies offer for N.K. Jemisin and Ann Leckie titles Account will receive +5% on the following titles:

  • THE FIFTH SEASON (9780316229296)
  • THE OBELISK GATE (9780316229265)
  • THE STONE SKY (9780316229241)
  • ANCILLARY JUSTICE (9780316246620)
  • ANCILLARY MERCY (9780316246682)
  • ANCILLARY SWORD (9780316246651

Accounts must take all six titles -- Minimum order is 2 copies of each title. Maximum order is 100 copies per title -- One order per ship-to -- Promotion will run through 12/31/2018 -- Use promo code NKJAL5

3. Running Press Fall Winter 2018-2019 Mini Kit Prepack Offers Running Press announces a special indies offer for its Fall Winter 2018-2019 mini-kit prepacks: Accounts will receive +5 on Running Press's Harry Potter, Best of the Best, and Holiday mini-kit prepacks -- Minimum order is 1; maximum order is 50 -- Accounts can take advantage of the promotion twice -- Promotion will run through 3/1/2019 -- Use promo codes: o XHPP18 for Harry Potter o XBTB18 for Best of the Best o XIMF18 for Holiday

https://www.hachettebookgroup.com/

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An Interview with Doni Kay, Sales Representative for Penguin Young Readers

Posted By Linda-Marie Barrett, Wednesday, August 1, 2018

 

An Interview with Doni Kay, Sales Representative for Penguin Young Readers

 

NameDoni Kay

 

Employer: Penguin Young Readers

 

States in your territory: DC, VA, NC, SC, GA, FL

 

Number of years as a rep:16

 

Best part about being a rep: Visiting bookstores and meeting with my buyers.

 

What were you doing before you became a rep? I was the children’s buyer for Books & Books in Coral Gables. I also ran the bookfair operation and managed the kid’s room with Michelle Krinzman. Before that, I was a flight attendant with Air Florida back in the late 70’s!

 

What's the coolest thing/a great idea you've seen at one of your stores? I love the Goodnight, Moon room at Little Shop of Stories in Decatur, Georgia. It’s magical!

 

Do you see Edelweiss reviews from booksellers? Yes, I do. All the time. I encourage my buyers to make sure they praise the galleys they love in Edelweiss. Knowing that once a buyer has gone through the catalog and marked their order that they may not ever go back in, I tell them I will sit right there while they write a review, even if it is in the middle of our sales call.

 

Do you follow any stores especially closely on social media? What are they doing right? I follow many of my accounts on social media. In the last couple of years I have seen so many of them step up their game on social media, specifically Instagram. Many have assigned a specific employee to manage their social media accounts, which I think is a great idea. Also, at Penguin Young Readers, we make sure to send out Social Media ready assets that make it super easy for our accounts to post a picture or post a contest or pre-order campaign, without them needing to put it all together in their very limited amount of time. We would rather they are hand selling in the store, rather than trying to figure out how to post something. I am really impressed with a few of my newer stores, that have jumped right into social media.

 

What can a bookseller do to make a sales call more effective? I always hope that my buyers have gone through my Edelweiss mark up ahead of time and marked up their initial order, so that we can spend our time wisely…….fine tuning the order and making sure they have noticed some of the mark up notes that I have added, such as where the author lives or possibly something local that we can use as a selling tool.

 

Most memorable thing that’s happened during a sales call?

I can’t think of one most memorable thing, but probably my favorite thing is when my buyers gets called away for a few minutes and I get to be a bookstore staff member again…….doing what I love best……hand selling!

 

What’s one thing you wish bookstores would do, or do more often? I love feedback. I tell all of my buyers to write me a quick email or text me or call me and let me know any little thing that is happening in their store or with their customers, so that I can stay on top of trends in the marketplace. If a new employee is madly in love with one of my books and is hand selling it like crazy, I want to know, so that I can make sure to send galleys specifically to that staff member and be better able to target my mailings.

 

Favorite book you’re currently promoting: Picture book: Adrian Simcox Does NOT Have a Horse, (on sale in August 2018), Jackie Woodson’s new books……The Day You Begin and Harbor Me and Sheila Turnage’s finale to the Mo & Dale Mysteries which began with Three Times Lucky……The Law of Finders Keepers. Sooooo good!

 

What do you enjoy most about the SIBA Discovery Show? Seeing all my fellow reps and finding out what books they are excited about. Catching up with my customers and getting to know new-comers to the bookselling world. I really enjoy getting a chance to talk to some of the owners and buyers at some of the smaller accounts in my territory that I won’t necessarily see while on the road. It is a great way to build relationships and to personally show them the exciting books we have coming up!


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