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April Indie Playlist promotion sponsored by three indie publishers with special terms AND a $500 display contest prize!

Posted By Linda-Marie Barrett, Monday, March 11, 2019

April Indie Playlist promotion sponsored by three indie publishers with special terms AND a $500 display contest prize!


Seven Stories Press is teaming up with Catapult and Europa (Grove will be joining them in June!) to offer their collection specials for April, June, and October.


The April Indie Playlist features prize-winning titles and quick-reads, runs March 28-April 29, and includes special terms for independent bookstores. The publishers are also sponsoring a $500 prize ($250 to the individual bookseller and $250 to the bookstore) for the best display featuring books from one of the playlists. The display contest is open to all bookstores nationally and must include some of the featured titles, but may include other books as well. Submit a photograph of the display to NAIBAeileen@gmail.com by May 6th, 2019. A panel of judges from NAIBA and 7 Stories will select from the submissions and award the prize based on inventiveness and selling effectiveness. Good Luck!

Prize-Winning April Indie Playlist

Quick Reads April Indie Playlist

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Brilliant Bookseller Idea

Posted By Wanda Jewell, Thursday, March 7, 2019

Ellen Jarrett, of Porter Square Books, Shared a Wonderful Concept

 Writers Among Us
We at PSB, and all indie booksellers I’d wager, are always brainstorming for ways to engage with our community of writers - published, non-published, self-published, aspiring – in a meaningful and mutually beneficial way. We, actually our marketing team, have hit on something that may not be novel in the literary world, but may be in the context of a bookstore.That is a Writer in Residence program. The idea was first hatched back in January 2018. Management was unanimously behind it and requests for proposals went out to the public in June. The response was overwhelming. Read more about the program HERE.
If this sounds like something you might want to institute in your bookstore, feel free to contact us

 

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Where are my store's events?

Posted By Nicki Leone, Thursday, March 7, 2019

Authors Round the SouthSIBA has recently seen an uptick in the number of bookstore events appearing on the "ARTS Calendar" -- SIBA's promoted calendar of events at her member stores. The average number of events has been climbing steadily, from about 50 to 70 per week. In fact next week, March 10-16, 2019, lists over 100 events!

With the extra events has come extra interest -- especially from authors and publishers looking to see if their events are listed, and from bookstores who don't see their events on the calendar at all. SIBA's membership has climbed by more than 20 new bookstore members over the past year, so we thought a short refresher would be of use to new members, or members who haven't taken advantage of the ARTS Calendar and would like to start:

What is the ARTS Calendar?

The ARTS events calendar is one of the most actively accessed parts of SIBA's consumer-targeted website, authorsroundthesouth.com. An average of a 150 bookstores list between 50-80 events every week. SIBA booksellers can post their store events, which are collected in a searchable calendar, included in the Lady Banks newsletter, and shared on SIBA’s social networks, including author tags and hashtags. Listing events on the ARTS calendar is one way SIBA works to increase the visibity of its member stores in their own community and within the book industry.

How do I enter events on the ARTS Calendar?

You can enter events here:
https://sibaweb.site-ym.com/page/stars_bkstore#form

You don't need to be logged in to use the form, although it will be easier if you are. It will take up to 24 hours for each event to appear on the site calendar.

Do I have to enter each event separately?

The form is for a single event entry. You can also upload your event list as a batch using the ARTS Calendar Event Spreadsheet, which can be emailed to nicki@sibaweb.com.

Do we earn B3! credit for entering our events?
Yes! Stores earn $.50 in B3! credit for each event submitted via the form or spreadsheet. SIBA has several members who regularly earn enough credit to pay their membership dues just by entering events on the calendar

Why are there already events listed for my store in the calendar? I haven't entered any!

SIBA elves like to spend their free time entering events on behalf of our member stores. They get event information from your store websites and newsletters. While we can't promise that all of your events will be added to the calendar, we make an effort to represent every store with an accessible and active events calendar.

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THE BOOKS YOUR COLLEAGUES ARE TALKING ABOUT

Posted By Nicki Leone, Thursday, March 7, 2019

Edelweiss+THE BOOKS YOUR COLLEAGUES ARE TALKING ABOUT

Submitted this week on Edelweiss+ using the "send to SIBA" option. Thanks to Avid Bookshop, Book No Further, Bookmiser, Fiction Addiction, Fountain Bookstore, Lincoln's Loft Bookstore, Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe, McIntyre's Books, Page & Palette, Page 158 Books, Parnassus Books, Sassafras on Sutton, The Country Bookshop, The Little Bookshope, The Story on the Square, Union Ave Books, and Wonderland Bookshop.

9781982102807 I Miss You When I Blink 4/2/2019
" just the right touch of humor and honesty to appeal to me"

9781250295088 I Will Be Fierce 4/23/2019
"A glorious take on the difference a good attitude can make in facing the challenges of the day."

9781101947869 Furious Hours 5/7/2019
"A remarkable story of a series of crimes, insurance fraud, courtroom drama, a brilliant defense attorney Tom Radney and the famous writer (Harper Lee) who tried to capture it all. "

9781635573169 Light from Other Stars 5/7/2019
"filled with wonderful and fully-realized characters, heartbreaking and realistic portrayals of parent/child relationships, and fascinating science...will keep you reading well into the night"

9781101980286 Spying on the South 5/14/2019
"Tony Horowitz is one of the best social historians walking the globe today, his peripatetic imagination taking us readers places we'd never think of going otherwise"

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Inkwood Books announces it will close. The community responds.

Posted By Nicki Leone, Wednesday, February 27, 2019

"What's significant about this isn't that Stefani hand-sold my book, or that any indie bookstore did. It's more the fact that customers at an indie bookstore trust the booksellers."–Cathy Salustri, author of Backroads of Paradise: A Journey to Rediscover Old Florida 

Last week the iconic Tampa, FL bookstore Inkwood Books announced that it would be closing at the end of March. The news prompted an outpouring of community support, ranging from grief to "good luck for the future" to some truly original emoticons.

Inkwood BooksIt also, as such things are wont to do, prompted many people to share their memories and feelings of why the long-standing independent bookstore was so important in their lives.  "As a literary and Florida writer, Inkwood is one of the main reasons anyone ever read a Connie May Fowler book," wrote none other than Connie May Fowler herself.  "Working there inspired my husband and I to open my own bookstore" wrote a former staff member.  "You guys were my daughter's first bookstore" said someone else. The columnist Cathy Salustri wrote an extended and heartfelt tribute to the store in the Tampa edition of Creative Loafing, recounting her journey into the wide weird world of promoting her first book with Inkwood's owner Stefani Beddingfield as a willing and generous guide. "What's significant about this," she sums up, "isn't that Stefani hand-sold my book, or that any indie bookstore did. It's more the fact that customers at an indie bookstore trust the booksellers."

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THE BOOKS YOUR COLLEAGUES ARE TALKING ABOUT

Posted By Nicki Leone, Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Edelweiss+THE BOOKS YOUR COLLEAGUES ARE TALKING ABOUT

Submitted this week on Edelweiss+ using the "send to SIBA" option. Thanks to Avid Books, Bookmarks, Bookmiser, Books & Books, Fiction Addiction, Flyleaf Books, Fountain Bookstore, Garden District Bookshop, Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe, Midtown Reader, New Dominion Bookshop, Page 158 Books, Quail Ridge Books, Square Books, The Bookshelf, The Country Bookshop, and Underground Books.

9780765398512 Redemption Point 3/19/2019
"Candace Fox brings her characters to life in such a way that you even like the ones who should be unlikeable. And the setting in Cairns, complete with alligators, wetlands, and tropic heat just helps add to the intensity of the fabulous story."

9781250156297 Fake Plastic Girl 3/26/2019
"A modern take on Great Gatsby, but with lots more Taylor Swift references. Fun. neurotic, and twisty!"

9780802128423 At Briarwood School for Girls 4/2/2019
"Michael Knight has written a quiet symphony that captures the long memories of boarding schools in a dreamy, delightful and thoughtful novel that dives into progress, history, personality and the repletion of life after life."

9781250303172 Llama Destroys the World 5/7/2019
"Who knew cake could be so deadly? Or that the apocalypse could be so hilarious?"

9781948226196 Rough Magic 5/7/2019
"Prior-Palmer seems a natural born memoirist, baring her loneliness, competitiveness, and more than occasional ridiculousness so freely you almost feel you’re cantering through the Mongolian wilderness beside her."

9780525656135 Orange World and Other Stories 5/14/2019
"[Karen Russell's] utterly original concoctions often involve complex female characters, gorgeous imagery and language, and a sideshow setup that takes you on a wild ride. Orange World delivers on all counts."

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Need a Mini-Wini?

Posted By Wanda Jewell, Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Need a Mini-Wini? Let SIBA in the Springtime be your miniature Winter Institute: your time to reconnect with colleagues, writers, find inspiration and innovation.

 Visit indie bookstores, enjoy Happy Hour, and dinner with writers and booksellers, learn about ABACUS and pre-orders from the ABA and enjoy a full day of EUREKAsiba Talks on a wide variety of topics from a variety of presenters from booksellers to publishers to writers to industry pros. These talks are the cornerstone of SIBA in the Springtime and I’m quite proud of what SIBA is building in this program for SIBA members. This is a day together that flows from presentation to small group discussion & sharing to presentation to more discussion & note-taking.  It is a most intimate opportunity for everyone and must be experienced to be fully appreciated.  Don’t let this pass you by.  We want to see you in Atlanta in March.  Make your hotel reservation today and join us!

SIBA in the Springtime 

SIBA in the Springtime & EUREKAsiba

Monday, March 18 –Wednesday, March 20, 2019
Embassy Suites by Hilton Atlanta Airport | Hotel Reservations

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WOMEN’S NATIONAL BOOK ASSOCIATION ANNOUNCES NOMINEES FOR THE 2019 WNBA PANNELL AWARD

Posted By Linda-Marie Barrett, Wednesday, February 27, 2019

WOMEN’S NATIONAL BOOK ASSOCIATION ANNOUNCES

NOMINEES FOR THE 2019 WNBA PANNELL AWARD 

 

Since 1983, the Women’s National Book Association has awarded one of the most prestigious honors in children’s bookselling in the United States. Given annually at BookExpo America’s Children’s Book and Author Breakfast, the WNBA Pannell Award recognizes bookstores that enhance their communities by bringing exceptional creativity to foster a love of reading and books in children and young adults.

 

The SIBA member stores nominated for the 2019 WNBA Pannell Award are:

 

General Bookstore Category

Main Street Books (Davidson, NC)

Octavia Books (New Orleans, LA)

Park Road Books (SIBA’s current Bibb Pick) (Charlotte, NC) 

The Book Cellar (Lake Worth, FL)

The Book Tavern (Augusta, GA)


Children’s Specialty Bookstore Category

 

Hooray for Books (Alexandria, VA)

Square Books Jr. (Oxford, MS)


Along with the WNBA, Penguin Young Readers Group co-sponsors the award, which was established in honor of Lucille Micheels Pannell, founding member of one of the WNBA chapters. Established in 1917, the Women’s National Book Association is a national organization of women and men who work with and value books. For more than hundred years, the WNBA has worked to promote reading and support the role of women in the community of the book. For more information, go to www.wnba-books.org.


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B3! Webinar Time Management 101 for Booksellers

Posted By Linda-Marie Barrett, Tuesday, February 26, 2019

B3! Webinar: Time Management 101 for Booksellers

When: Wednesday, April 3 at 2PM EST on Zoom  

Cindy Dach, co-owner of Changing Hands Bookstores and First Draft Bookbar (Tempe, & Phoenix, AZ), will present techniques for time management, planning, and organizing daily tasks, all with an eye toward completing the big-picture projects. Finding it hard to deal with interruptions, protect your time, and achieve your goals? Dach has developed tools and approaches specific to the world of bookselling to address these problems and be more effective. Please RSVP lindamarie@sibaweb.com to attend.   

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THE BOOKS YOUR COLLEAGUES ARE TALKING ABOUT

Posted By Nicki Leone, Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Edelweiss+THE BOOKS YOUR COLLEAGUES ARE TALKING ABOUT

Submitted this week on Edelweiss+ using the "send to SIBA" option. Thanks to Bookmarks, Bookmiser, Copperfish Books, Fiction Addiction, Flyleaf Books, Fountain Bookstore, Lincoln's Loft Bookstore, Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe, McIntyre's Books, Octavia Books, Oxford Exchange, Page 158 Books, Parnassus Books, Quail Ridge Books, Square Books, The Country Bookshop, The Story Shop, Underground Books, Union Ave Books, and Wordsworth Books.

9781631492167 Biloxi 5/21/2019
"Everyone who knows a southern, white, single male in his sixties should read Biloxi."

9781635573169 Light from Other Stars 5/7/2019
"A thrilling journey through space and time and a deeply moving exploration of the bond between parent and child."

9781593763909 Loudermilk 5/7/2019
"A grand comic novel with hints of Charles Portis and Pynchon, a great post-Millenium, pre-Millennial foray into America at the cusp of its decline. Hilarious, touching, ambitious and endlessly playful."

9781536204803 Sadie and the Silver Shoes 4/23/2019
"Read this for the joy of rooting for Sadie, a girl who knows her own heart. Also, read this for the pleasure of seeing a silver shoe float down a river like a shiny fish."

9781452172781 Tomorrow Most Likely 4/2/2019
"A book about wonder and joy and the possibilities of tomorrow. (Oh, and a squirrel named Stu, too.) Giggles and magic abound."

9780525561255 A Good Enough Mother 4/30/2019
"a deeply insightful story of a mother who always wants more for her child in the name of love, and how this may not always be for the best."

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