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#SIBA19: More First-Time Exhibitors

Posted By Nicki Leone, Thursday, August 1, 2019

The SIBA Discovery Show is only a little over a month away, which means that bookstores should be creating their plan of action now to make the best use of the show. The current list of exhibitors is now available, and show specials are being added daily.

Note, especially, the listings in red and dark blue. These are show sponsors, and first-time exhibitors:

C2 BooksC2 Books -- A #SIBA19 First Time Exhibitor!

The Pom Tales Series Show Special - 43% discount on book orders and FREE shipping ($40 min.). Credit cards accepted. We have some great displays (counter & free standing) to save space and help you make an impression. Stop by to meet us, place an order, and receive a gift!

Haywire BooksHaywire Books -- A #SIBA19 First Time Exhibitor!

Haywire Books is a new small publishing house based in Richmond, Virginia. New and forthcoming titles include Jon Sealy's The Edge of America, Patricia Henley's Hummingbird House (20th anniversary reprint), Mark Powell's Firebird, and Heather Bell Adams's The Good Luck Stone. Find us at haywirebooks.com.

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THE BOOKS YOUR COLLEAGUES ARE TALKING ABOUT

Posted By Nicki Leone, Thursday, August 1, 2019

Edelweiss+Submitted this week on Edelweiss+ . Thanks to Avid Bookshop, Bookmarks, Bookmiser, Books & Books, Copperfish Books, E.Shaver, booksellers, Fiction Addiction, Flyleaf Books, Fountain Bookstore, Malaprop's, Midtown Reader, MoonPie General Store, Novel., Oxford Exchange, Page 158 Books, Parnassus, Read It Again, Reading Rock, Square Books, Story on the Square, Sundog, Sunrise Bookshop, The Booksmith, The Country Bookshop, and The Little Bookshop.

Ungrateful Refugee Refugia Ten Thousand Doors of January Don't You Forget About Me SlayMotherhood So White 

9780062229212 Butterfly Yellow 9/3/2019
"...explores the immigration experience from an intimate point of view...deft, dazzling, and necessary book for our times.." -- Hannah DeCamp, Avid Bookshop, Athens, GA

9781948908344 Refugia 9/4/2019
"an absolute work of art. I'm blown away by the crisp imagery, the powerful messages, and the austere simplicity of the poetry."-- Lizy Coale, Copperfish Books , Punta Gorda, FL

9780316421997 The Ten Thousand Doors of January 9/10/2019
"I am such a sucker for a portal fantasy, so picking up this book was a no-brainer. I didn't realize I'd also get a book-within-a-book AND a girl-and-her-pet love story!" -- Amber Brown, Quail Ridge Books, Raleigh, NC

9780062958464 Don't You Forget About Me 9/10/2019
"This book was not what I had expected going in, but I loved what it turned out to be!" -- Emily Knosher, Read It Again, Suwanee, GA

9781534445420 SLAY 9/24/2019
"Brittney Morris does an incredible job of enveloping the reader into another world. In SLAY, Kiera Johnson created a VR world filled with acceptance, pride and best of all duels." -- Angie Tally, The Country Bookshop, Southern Pines, NC

9781492679011 Motherhood So White 9/24/2019
"I was pulled into Ms. Austin's life from the beginning and found myself wanting to visit with her over coffee to discuss each chapter! -- Tricia Nociti, Reading Rock Books, Dickinson, TN

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Willie Morris Shortlist Announced

Posted By Linda-Marie Barrett, Monday, July 29, 2019

The Willie Morris Award for Southern Fiction announced its shortlist this week. The annual award is given to a writer whose work is set in the South, exemplifies the tenets of Southern literature—quality of prose, originality, and authenticity of setting and characters—and reflects, in the words of its namesake, Willie Morris, “hope for belonging, for belief in a people’s better nature, for steadfastness against all that is hollow or crass or rootless or destructive." The award comes with a $10,000 cash prize and an all-expense paid trip for the winner to New York City for the reception and ceremony, which will be held on Monday, October 21st, 2019. The award is sponsored by Reba and Dave Williams.


This year’s finalists are Minrose Gwin, Promise (William Morrow), Silas House, Southernmost (Algonquin), Tayari Jones, An American Marriage (Algonquin) , and Tiffany Quay Tyson, The Past is Never (Skyhorse Publishing).  “We are pleased and proud of this year’s shortlist for the Willie Morris Award,” says Reba White Williams, founder of the annual prize. “Each year—and this is our twelfth—proves the breadth of talent producing contemporary Southern fiction.” This year’s reception and award ceremony will introduce the winner of a new award, The Willie Morris Award for Southern Poetry. Susan Kinsolving, director and judge of the poetry award, will introduce the winner who will present her prize-winning poem. 


All four nominated books are also Okra Picks, titles SIBA booksellers consider a favorite handsell of the season. Yet more proof that SIBA booksellers grow audiences for great books!


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Small Presses Present Fall & Winter Lists

Posted By Linda-Marie Barrett, Monday, July 29, 2019

On Wednesday, August 14 at 2PM EST, SIBA is hosting “Small Presses Present Fall & Winter Lists” as part of our Publisher Picks: Best Bets for SIBA Booksellers series.  In this bi-monthly series, publishers, editors, marketing directors, and reps present their favorite frontlist titles via Zoom to booksellers. Besides forging important connections with publishers and their reps, attending booksellers will discover new titles to add to their store shelves and earn 10 B3! points. The following industry folks will present: Jacqueline Jarik of Agate Publishing, Ellen Zielinski Whitfield of JKS Communications, Jon Sealy of Haywire Press, Steve McCondichie of Southern Fried Karma, and Nanci McCloskey of Tin House Books. Please rsvp lindamarie@sibaweb.com to attend. 


More info on our presenters:


Jacqueline Jarik is the Associate Manager of Publicity at Agate Publishing where she oversees the publicity campaigns and event planning for all titles across Agate’s four main imprints: Bolden Books, Midway Books, Surrey Books, and B2 Books. She has been employed by Agate since 2015 in a variety of publicity roles. She is a graduate of the University of Michigan and she lives in Chicago, IL.


Ellen Zielinski Whitfield is a Senior Publicist with JKS Communications, a literary publicity firm that has represented many southern authors and SIBA award-winning books over the past two decades. Before joining the JKS team, Ellen worked at The Dallas Morning News, The Advocate newspapers of Baton Rouge and New Orleans, Waco Tribune Herald and others. She’s also a popular Bookstagrammer, an avid bibliophile living in Louisiana with her newspaper-executive husband, bright-and-spirited daughter, and an ever-growing collection of 550 books.

 

Jon Sealy is a Richmond, Virginia-based author and newly minted publisher. His first novel, The Whiskey Baron, was published by Hub City Press in 2014 to high acclaim. This year, he launched a small publishing house, Haywire Books, which is dedicated to making sense of a chaotic world. Titles in his catalog include his own The Edge of America (current Okra Pick, pubs Sept. 10), Patricia Henley's Hummingbird House (20th anniversary reprint, Nov. 5), Mark Powell's Firebird (Jan. 7), and Heather Bell Adams's The Good Luck Stone (Summer 2020)


Steve McCondichie is co-founder of Southern Fried Karma, an Atlanta-based multimedia company and the managing partner, overseeing the operation of their independent publishing imprints, their online literary magazine, the retail bookstore, and their film development company.  Steve and Southern Fried Karma are intent on bringing civil, social discourse to the communities they serve by sharing thoughtful, well-written stories that allow for critical reflection and freethinking.  


Nanci McCloskey is the Sales & Marketing Director of  Tin House Books and based, like the press, in Portland, Oregon, where she lives with her two little boys. Tin House Books is an independent press that publishes roughly a dozen titles a year, and its authors have garnered attention from The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, The Wall Street Journal, and O, the Oprah magazine.

    


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THE BOOKS YOUR COLLEAGUES ARE TALKING ABOUT

Posted By Nicki Leone, Wednesday, July 24, 2019

THE BOOKS YOUR COLLEAGUES ARE TALKING ABOUT

Edelweiss+Submitted this week on Edelweiss+ . Thanks to Avid Bookshop, Bookmarks, Bookmiser, Copperfish Books, E.Shaver, booksellers, Fiction Addiction, Flyleaf Books, Fountain Bookstore, Malaprop's, Novel., Oxford Exchange, Page 158 Books, Parnassus, Square Books, Star Line Books, Story on the Square, The Little Bookshop, and Writer's Block Bookstore

Ungrateful Refugee I'm Not Dying with You Tonight There Was a Black Hole that Swallowed the Universe Chick and Brain: Sell My Foot Imaginary FriendGrand Union 

9781948226424 The Ungrateful Refugee 9/3/2019
"This is a book that should be read by everyone. . .Nayeri urges us all to go beyond shallow political maneuvering to see the real, human stories hidden within the people we meet." -- Hannah DeCamp, Avid Bookshop, Athens, GA

9781492678892 I'm Not Dying with You Tonight 8/6/2019
"Sucks you in from the first page and leaves you wondering what's next when you finish."-- Lizy Coale, Copperfish Books , Punta Gorda, FL

9781492680772 There Was a Black Hole that Swallowed the Universe 9/3/2019
"Um, so this is one of the most excellent picture books that's ever been made? Like, I read it and I could not believe how much fun I had! I forced all my coworkers to read it." -- Carl Kranz, Fountain Bookstore, Richmond, VA

9780763679361 Chick and Brain: Smell My Foot! 9/3/2019
"Laugh out loud funny reading to my nephew! This book made me a superstar in his eyes!" -- Suzanne Lucey, Page 158 Books, Wake Forest, NC

9781538731338 Imaginary Friend 10/1/2019
"Chbosky weaves an incredibly creepy tale, reminiscent of early Stephen King. There's creepy woods, invisible forces, and precocious kids. This one will keep you up at night." -- Jennifer Jones, The Bookmiser, Roswell, GA

9780525558996 Grand Union 10/8/2019
"Grand Union is an excellent collection for our present cultural moment: sharp, prescient, and bold." -- Caleb Masters, Bookmarks, Winston-Salem, NC

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Small Presses Present Fall & Winter Lists

Posted By Linda-Marie Barrett, Tuesday, July 23, 2019

On Wednesday, August 14 at 2PM EST, SIBA is hosting “Small Presses Present Fall & Winter Lists” as part of our Publisher Picks: Best Bets for SIBA Booksellers series. In this bi-monthly series, publishers, editors, marketing directors, and reps present their favorite frontlist titles via Zoom to booksellers. Besides forging important connections with publishers and their reps, attending booksellers will discover new titles to add to their store shelves and earn 10 B3! points. The following industry folks will present: Jacqueline Jarik of Agate Publishing, Ellen Zielinski Whitfield of JKS Communications, and Jon Sealy of Haywire Press. Please rsvp lindamarie@sibaweb.com to attend. 


More info on our presenters:


Jacqueline Jarik is the Associate Manager of Publicity at Agate Publishing where she oversees the publicity campaigns and event planning for all titles across Agate’s four main imprints: Bolden Books, Midway Books, Surrey Books, and B2 Books. She has been employed by Agate since 2015 in a variety of publicity roles. She is a graduate of the University of Michigan and she lives in Chicago, IL.


Ellen Zielinski Whitfield is a Senior Publicist with JKS Communications, a literary publicity firm that has represented many southern authors and SIBA award-winning books over the past two decades. Before joining the JKS team, Ellen worked at The Dallas Morning News, The Advocate newspapers of Baton Rouge and New Orleans, Waco Tribune Herald and others. She’s also a popular Bookstagrammer, an avid bibliophile living in Louisiana with her newspaper-executive husband, bright-and-spirited daughter, and an ever-growing collection of 550 books.


Jon Sealy is a Richmond, Virginia-based author and newly minted publisher. His first novel, The Whiskey Baron, was published by Hub City Press in 2014 to high acclaim. This year, he launched a small publishing house, Haywire Books, which is dedicated to making sense of a chaotic world. Titles in his catalog include his own The Edge of America (current Okra Pick, pubs Sept. 10), Patricia Henley's Hummingbird House (20th anniversary reprint, Nov. 5), Mark Powell's Firebird (Jan. 7), and Heather Bell Adams's The Good Luck Stone (Summer 2020).

 

  


 

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First-Time Vendors at #SIBA19

Posted By Nicki Leone, Tuesday, July 23, 2019

SIBA19

First-time Vendors at #SIBA19

The SIBA Discovery Show is only a little over a month away, which means that bookstores should be creating their plan of action now in order to make the most use they can of the show. The current list of exhibitors is now available, and show specials are being added daily.

Note, especially, the listings in red and dark blue. Those are show sponsors, and first-time exhibitors:

Bookish Birds -- A #SIBA19 First Time Exhibitor!

We upcycle old books into new gifts, creating page art and ornaments using pages of books destined for the trash. We love our bookstore partners (many are SIBA members) and look forward to meeting more booksellers and discussing our designs. SIBA special: Free shipping on orders of $250 or more.

Stylus Publishing -- A #SIBA19 First Time Exhibitor!

Stylus publishing focuses on higher education, covering such areas as teaching and learning, student affairs, professional development, and gender racial diversity on campus. We distribute clients such as Mercury Learning & Information and Baseball Prospectus Books. SIBA special: Buy 5 copies of Baseball Prospectus books, Get 1 free

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Place your orders for the SIBA Holiday Catalog

Posted By Nicki Leone, Tuesday, July 23, 2019

It's time to place your holiday catalog orders!

SIBA Holiday Catalog

Outside of the Discovery Show, the Holiday Catalog is SIBA's most popular member benefit. A gift-giving resource for your customers, it features options for every kind of reader. This great tool for selling books to your customers off-site, virtually, and in-store is beloved by booksellers and customers across the South with a reach of almost a million readers.

The Holiday Catalog has Print, Email, and Web componants, allowing you to mazimize your catalog sales across all your sales platforms: in store, online, and via your store mailing lists.

Don't wait to sign up -- no extra copies are printed, so once the ordering deadline has passed, they will no longer be available

Important Dates:

August 15: Deadline to order Imprinted Catalogs
September 19: Deadline to order non-imprinted catalogs

Click here to place your catalog order.

Click here to read more about the Holiday Catalog, including the new Catalog Email Newsletter, powered by Shelf Awareness

Print | Email (NEW!) | Web

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It's Show Time

Posted By Wanda Jewell, Monday, July 22, 2019

SIBA Discovery ShowIt's Show Time! The #SIBA19 Discovery Show is Upon Us!

There are so many things coming up at the show this year but I'm particularly excited about our Milk & Cookies Pajama Silent Reading Gathering on Friday night.  These are a few of my favorite things: cookies, pjs, books, reading with friends - I imagine this could be a great event for bookstores to host and I'll let you know how easy it is.  The hardest part may be picking out my pajamas.  I hope everyone will bring their book and settle in for a couple of hours of community silent reading.  I think this could be healing.  Let's find out.

Hub City Press

Saturday Night Hub City Press is hosting a blow out celebration after the Reader Dinner.  It's right across the street from the hotel and it will be a night to remember.  Spartanburg is so excited we are bringing all of you to their town and they want to show us a good time.  So make sure to put this event on your dance card.  You don't want to miss it.  Drinks are on Hub City!

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Bookseller Shipping at #SIBA19

Posted By Wanda Jewell, Monday, July 22, 2019

Hollins Exposition Services Provides Bookseller Shipping at SIBA Discovery Show in Spartanburg, SC

Hollins 

Booksellers often want to ship items home after the show in the event they have flown and SIBA wants to provide this service. We also want the pricing to be transparent so everyone understands what they are being charged. On site bookseller shipping services is provided by Hollins Exposition Services.

Bookselling shipping will be available from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM at the exhibit hall on Sunday, September 15.

There is a charge of $15 per box which covers labeling, taping, transporting back to Greensboro, off loading and delivery to UPS for outbound shipping.  This is in addition to the regular UPS charges which are based on weight and dimensions. 

There is also UPS store 3 miles from the Marriott Spartanburg, and a US Post Office a half mile away.

UPS UPS

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