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THE BOOKS YOUR COLLEAGUES ARE TALKING ABOUT

Posted By Nicki Leone, Tuesday, August 14, 2018

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Submitted this week on Edelweiss+ using the "send to SIBA" option. Thanks to Avid Bookshop, Bookmiser, E. Shaver Bookseller, Fiction Addiction, Flyleaf Books, Fountain Bookstore, Garden Disctrict Bookshop, Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe, McIntyre's Fine Books, Page 158 Books, Parnassus Books, The Story Shop, Underground Books.

9781616203733 A Room Away From the Wolves 9/4/2018
"Catherine House is a place for girls who need to escape, but the house holds it's own dark secrets. Haunted, dark, lovely magical realism!"

9780374307066 The Boneless Mercies 10/2/2018
"Folklore, mythology, monsters and kick ass females light up the page, and it's so much more than just a genderbending Beowulf."

9781945814617 White Dancing Elephants 10/9/2018
"explores issues of immigration, religion, and feminism, but what it does best it let you peer inside each woman's soul."

9780062856395 Melmoth 10/16/2018
"This novel sucks you in like a Twilight Zone episode "

9780525534327 Little 10/23/2018
"My page turning reached such zealous energy that I was able to heat my house for the hours it took me to read it.."

9780811228190 Unclay 11/27/2018
"Say Jonathan Strange, Mr. Norrell, and Lolita had a menage a trois in a quaint English village inhabited by the likes of Jack the Ripper and Little Dorrit."

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THE BOOKS YOUR COLLEAGUES ARE TALKING ABOUT

Posted By Nicki Leone, Tuesday, August 7, 2018
Updated: Monday, August 6, 2018

Edelweiss+THE BOOKS YOUR COLLEAGUES ARE TALKING ABOUT

Submitted this week on Edelweiss+ using the "send to SIBA" option. Thanks to Avid Bookshop,Bookmarks, Bookmiser, Fiction Addiction, Fountain Bookstore, MacIntosh Books & Paper, Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe, McIntyre's Fine Books, Page & Palette, Page 158 Books, Parnassus Books, The Country Bookshop, The Oxford Exchange, The Story Shop, Underground Books, Union Ave. Books, Writers Block Bookstore.

9780062792341 The Mystery of Three Quarters 8/28/2018
"Honestly, while reading this book, I forgot that Agatha Christie didn't write it."

9780801072925 I'd Rather Be Reading 9/4/2018
"This book is a hot beverage & a cozy blanket on a chilly evening, or a cold glass of sweet tea on a summer’s day. It is Bag End to Frodo Baggins."

9780062859952 The Mermaid and Mrs. Hancock 9/11/2018
"High class escorts, nouveau riche merchants, madams, backstabbings, broken hearts, mended hearts, parties, an angry mob, pining, memaids. What more could you ask?"

9781555978181 Scribe 10/2/2018
"an atmospheric powerful novel told with a beautiful and dark voice. "

9780316411059 In the House in the Dark of the Woods 10/16/2018
"Whoa! This book is fabulous. So dark, so very dark. Which of course is why I loved it so much."

9780062843302 Congratulations, Who Are You Again? 11/6/2018
"Pee in your pants funny with so much wisdom and honesty!"

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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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THE BOOKS YOUR COLLEAGUES ARE TALKING ABOUT

Posted By Nicki Leone, Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Edelweiss+THE BOOKS YOUR COLLEAGUES ARE
TALKING ABOUT

Submitted this week on Edelweiss+ using the "send to SIBA" option. Thanks to Avid Bookshop, Bookmiser, Fiction Addiction, Fountain Bookstore, Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe, Page & Palette, Page 158 Books, Quail Ridge Books, Square Books, The Country Bookshop, The Oxford Exchange, and The Story Shop.

9781335145161 Shadow of the Fox 10/2/2018
"A phenomenal beginning to what should be a fantastic series!"

9781524799205 How to Love a Jamaican 7/24/2018
"A stunning debut--Arthurs' style is highly fine-tuned and intuitive as playing by ear."

9780062856395 Melmoth 10/16/2018
"With its echoes of Mary Shelley and Frankenstein's menacing creature, Melmoth reads deliciously like an 18th-century Gothic novel."

9780440000785 Vox 8/21/2018
"a stand-out in the recent wave of feminist dystopia literature. "

9781501167942 Southern Discomfort 10/2/2018
"Tena tells her story with laughter, tears, and courage, and it is a story that I guarantee you will want to hear. "

9781619022348 The Wildlands 9/4/2018
"I just fell into the story and couldn't put down this tense and heartbreaking novel."

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THE BOOKS YOUR COLLEAGUES ARE TALKING ABOUT

Posted By Nicki Leone, Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Edelweiss+THE BOOKS YOUR COLLEAGUES ARE TALKING ABOUT

Submitted this week on Edelweiss+ using the "send to SIBA" option. Thanks to Avid Bookshop, Bookmarks, Bookstore Number 1, Fiction Addiction, Flyleaf Books, Fountain Bookstore, Lemuria, Malaprop's, McIntyre's Books, Square Books, The Country Bookshop, The Oxford Exchange, The Story Shop, Underground Books, and Union Ave. Books.

9781250020666 Rush 8/21/2018
"Rush is chock -full of many surprises. Patton presents all the fun parts of a sorority: the life-long friendships, exciting rush week, sympathetic and loving staff; and combines it with real life."

9780802128232 Small Fry 9/4/2018
"a fascinating and sometimes disturbing look at the man behind the genius of Apple."

9780062564047 Pride 9/18/2018
" As much I love shorter books sometimes, this one I wanted to be longer. This is one of the best retellings [of Pride and Prejudice] I have read to date."

9781555978181 Sribe 10/2/2018
"Folkloric, tragic, and surreal. "

9781501167942 Southern Discomfort 10/2/2018
"one of those stories which reads more like southern Gothic fiction, but is as real as it can get. "

9780525559702 The Winters 10/16/2018
"I'm a big fan of the gothic novel, so a modern retelling of du Maurier's Rebecca is RIGHT up my alley."

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