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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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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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Reviewed by SIBA Booksellers

Posted By Nicki Leone, Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Edelweiss+Submitted this week on Edelweiss+ using the "send to SIBA" option. Thanks to Avid Bookshop, Book No Further, Bookmarks, Fiction Addiction, Fountain Bookstore, Garden District Book Shop, Givens Books, Itinerate Literate, M Judson, Bookseller, McIntyre's Books, Page & Palette, Page 158 Books, Quail Ridge Books, Righton Books, Square Books, Story on the Square, The Country Bookshop, The Little Bookshop, Wonderland Bookshop, and Wordsworth Books

Caging Sies Who Are You, Calvin Bledsoe My Jasper June This Tender Land Small in the CityThe Ungrateful Refugee 

9781419739088 Caging Skies 8/6/2019
"This dark novel is full of psychological insights, beautiful allusions, and compelling writing, and I will be thinking through its implications for weeks to come. " -- Lucy Stoltzfus, The Bookshelf, Thomasville, GA

9781616208219 Who Are You, Calvin Bledsoe? 8/27/2019
"A thoughtful coming of age story wrapped in a screwball mystery caper. . .It may inspire you to learn about John Calvin, the pellet stove, or even small animal pornography. It will most certainly make you smile."-- Tony Peltier, Quail Ridge Books , Raleigh, NC

9780062836625 My Jasper June 9/3/2019
"Snyder writes a unique kind of fiction that straddles the line between realism and fantasy, and this book is sure to please both kinds of readers." -- Hannah DeCamp, Avid Bookshop, Athens, GA

9781476749297 This Tender Land 9/3/2019
"William Kent Krueger is a storyteller par excellence" -- Britton Trice, Garden Disctrict Bookshop, New Orleans, LA

9780823442614 Small in the City 9/3/2019
"Sydney Smith has a gift. His thoughtful, winsome illustrations can tell stories brimming with emotional depth and meaning" -- Damita Nocton, The Country Bookshop, Southern Pines, NC

9781948226424 The Ungrateful Refugee 9/3/2019
"The book reads like a thriller and coming of age story at the same time." -- Doloris Vest, Book No Further, Roanoke, VA

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Stay Connected with SIBA in Edelweiss + Communities

Posted By Linda-Marie Barrett, Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Edelweiss announced the release of their new “Edelweiss +Communities” this week. This allows groups of users with similar interests or functions to share reviews, collections, nominations, and more. If you are a bookseller member of SIBA, you most likely are already in our community.  SIBA provided Edelweiss a list of our membership, which they used along with their own list of SIBA Edelweiss users to create the SIBA community. However, if you do not see SIBA among your communities, please join us. You can find SIBA in the list of available communities to join. 


You can access the communities set up tool by clicking on “people” in the top menu, beneath the search bar. Clicking on “people” directs you to the “communities set up tool,” which you can click on for more information beyond the list of available communities to join. 



One important change is the removal of the “Send to SIBA” option with reviews. You can still share your reviews with SIBA by choosing the SIBA community box, along with any other community you’re including in the review share. By sharing with SIBA, your reviews count as Okra Pick and Southern Book Prize nominations, earn you B3! points, plus potential inclusion in our newsletters to booksellers and our industry partners, on our consumer-facing ARTS site, in Lady Banks newsletter, and more. You’re also alerting other SIBA booksellers to the books you’re loving and recommending in your store, which helps everyone stay on top of what’s new and noteworthy. When SIBA booksellers get behind a book, it becomes a regional and, often, national bestseller. So, let’s stay connected in the SIBA “community” on Edelweiss and make great things happen.  If you have any problems joining the SIBA community or accessing "Communities" on Edelweiss, please contact us. We're here to help you!

 


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THE BOOKS YOUR COLLEAGUES ARE TALKING ABOUT

Posted By Nicki Leone, Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Edelweiss+Submitted this week on Edelweiss+ using the "send to SIBA" option. Thanks to Avid Bookshop, Book No Further, Bookmiser, Books & Books, Fiction Addiction, Flyleaf Books, Fountain Bookstore, Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe, McIntyre's Books, Octavia Books, Oxford Exchange, Page & Palette, Page 158 Books, Quail Ridge Books, Righton Books, Square Books, Story on the Square, The Country Bookshop, The Little Bookshop, Wonderland Bookshop, and Wordsworth Books

After the Flood Layla's Happiness Dominicana Hungry Jim She's the WorstAmerican Royals 

9780062889362 After the Flood 9/3/2019
"The issues of trust, family and loss were powerfully drawn and made for riveting read!" -- Stephanie Crowe, Page & Palette, Fairhope, AL

9781592702886 Layla's Happiness 9/3/2019
"This story of family, community, love & happiness reads beautifully and leads to wonderful, important conversations"-- Cristina Russell, Books and Books, Coral Gables, FL

9781250205933 Dominicana 9/3/2019
"Dominicana offers a wonderful glimpse into the universal story of risks and love and the powerful pull of family and traditions." --Laura Taylor, Oxford Exchange, Tampa, FL

9781452149875 Hungry Jim 9/3/2019
"A little bit WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE, a little bit MR. TIGER GOES WILD, but wholly it's own" -- Hannah DeCamp, Avid Bookshop, Athens, GA

9781534436589 She's the Worst 9/3/2019
"a sweet, fun book about sisterhood" -- Jennifer Jones, Bookmiser, Roswell, GA

9781984830173 American Royals 9/3/2019
"American Royals has the juiciness of Gossip Girl with the excitement of Princess Diaries." -- Deanna Bailey, Story on the Square, McDonough, GA

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THE BOOKS YOUR COLLEAGUES ARE TALKING ABOUT

Posted By Nicki Leone, Friday, July 5, 2019

Edelweiss+Submitted this week on Edelweiss+ using the "send to SIBA" option. Thanks to Avid Bookshop, Book No Further, Bookmarks, Bookmiser, Ernest & Hadley Booksellers, Fiction Addiction, Firestorm Books, Fountain Bookstore, Givens Books, McIntyre's Books, Parnassus Books, Righton Books, Underground Books, and Wonderland Bookshop

Wanderers Late Migrations DEath and Other Happy Endings MOther The Okay WitchAmerican Royals 

9780399182105 Wanderers 7/2/2019
"anyone looking for a big, bold book will finding Wanderers both thought-provoking and satisfying" -- Darryl Peck, Righton Books, St. Simons, GA

9781571313782 Late Migrations 7/9/2019
"After finishing this, I paid more attention to the natural world in my backyard and was immensely nostalgic for evenings on my grandma's back porch."-- Chelsea Stringfield, Parnassus Books, Nashville, TN

9780525562115 Death and Other Happy Endings 7/9/2019
" This book is filled with nonstop surprises. It is unexpected, original, and at times even funny." --Dean Hunt, Fountain Bookstore, Richmond, VA

9780008333072 Mother 8/6/2019
"The mother-daughter connection hit me like a brick wall. Well done" -- Easty Lambert-Brown, Ernest & Hadley Booksellers, Tuscaloosa, AL

9781534431454 The Okay Witch 9/3/2019
"Cute, rich, and colorful . . . Full of humor and heart, a great debut!" -- Caleb Masters, Bookmarks, Winston-Salem, NC

9781984830173 American Royals 9/3/2019
"With all the appeal of reality television and royal fantasies, this book will draw you in to its love triangles and court intrigue" -- Melissa Oates, Fiction Addiction, Greensville, SC

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Making the most of your Edelweiss reviews

Posted By Nicki Leone, Thursday, July 4, 2019
Edelweiss+

The reviews booksellers submit to Edelweiss have become one of the most important tools SIBA has to promote and advocate for its members in the book industry and to the reading public at large. It's so important that SIBA gives stores SIBA credit for every review they post. A couple reviews a week can really add up!

Things to keep in mind when you submit reviews:

  1. Check your store information is accurate on your account. SIBA only looks at reviews from stores within SIBA territory. If you have no State information, or if your Organization doesn't correspond with SIBA records, your reviews won't show up in our list

  2. Make sure your review "role type" equals "Bookseller." We filter out all non-bookseller reviews, and if you don't select a role type at all, your review will not be reported to SIBA.

    Note: If you have never actually requested a review copy on Edelweiss, you may not have ever been prompted to choose a role type. The best way to fix that is to go to the Review Copies section in Edelweiss and click on one of the request buttons. (see below)

    Edelweiss Screenshot

  3. Get your staff to participate. More reviewers = more SIBA credit and more chances for your store to be seen by publishers, customers, and potential customers. (Hear from Jill Hendrix at Fiction Addication on how she gets her staff involved on Edelweiss

How does SIBA use your reviews?

Store reviews (and consequently store reviewers) are shared on SIBA's websites, blogs, newsletters and social media:

  • Reviews of forthcoming books are shared on both SIBA's bookstore and industry blogs, and sent out via the "SIBALAND" newsletter to every bookseller, publisher, sales rep, and publicist in our database.
  • Positive reviews of eligible titles are marked as potential Okra Picks for the forthcoming season and considered de facto nominations for The Southern Book Prize
  • Once the books are published, positive reviews are posted to SIBA's consumer website, AuthorsRoundtheSouth.com under its Read This! banner. All books are linked back to the recommending store for purchase. There are nearly 1000 book reviews from Southern booksellers on the ARTS website, making it one of the most extensive collections of bookseller recommendations online.
  • The current week's reviews are published in the Lady Banks newsletter, and featured in all editions of the Lady Banks Calendar newsletter of member store events.
  • Blurbs from store reviews are also used wherever appropriate in the promotional materials SIBA creates for its member bookstores.

Thanks to the Edelweiss Reviewer tool, your short reviews can have a big impact for your store.

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THE BOOKS YOUR COLLEAGUES ARE TALKING ABOUT

Posted By Nicki Leone, Wednesday, June 26, 2019

THE BOOKS YOUR COLLEAGUES ARE TALKING ABOUT

Edelweiss+Submitted this week on Edelweiss+ using the "send to SIBA" option. Thanks to Avid Bookshop, Bookmiser, Books & Books, Copperfish Books, Ernest & Hadley Booksellers, Flyleaf Books, Fountain Bookstore, Givens Books, Bottwals Books, Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe, Page & Palette, Page 158 Books, Story on the Square, Sundog Books, Sunrise Books, The Country Bookshop, and Wonderland Bookshop

Under the Cold Bright Lights Swipe Right for Murder The Passengers American Royals Grace Goes to Washington 

9781641290579 Under the Cold Bright Lights 7/2/2019
"This book is like riding a roller coaster: there's a leisurely build up to the top, but once the heads start rolling it's a wild ride." -- Lizy Coale, Copperfish Books, Punta Gorda, FL

9781549173189 Swipe Right for Murder 8/6/2019
"Quirky, murdery, and fast paced!. . . Chock full of death rays, drone attacks, and Daft Punk looking assassins, Swipe Right for Murder is the definitive dark comedy of the summer!"-- Kate Townsend, Fountain Bookstore, Richmond, VA

9781984806970 The Passengers 8/27/2019
"I would say this is absolutely one of the best books I've read in a long time. I read it so quickly that my husband wanted to read it right after." --Courtney Dziadul, Gottwals Books, Macon, GA

9781984830173 American Royals 9/3/2019
"A ridiculous, effervescent joyride of a novel. " -- Cristina Russell, Books & Books, Coral Gables, Florida

9781368024334 Grace Goes to Washington 9/3/2019
"Gorgeous illustrations full of life back up an interesting story about leadership, citizenship and compassion. I'd love to see this in school libraries!!" -- Dwan Dawson-Tape, Sundog Books, Santa Rosa, FL

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THE BOOKS YOUR COLLEAGUES ARE TALKING ABOUT

Posted By Nicki Leone, Thursday, June 20, 2019

Edelweiss+Submitted this week on Edelweiss+ using the "send to SIBA" option. Thanks to Avid Bookshop, Bookmarks, Bookmiser, Books & Books, Fiction Addiction, Flyleaf Books, Fountain Bookstore, M. Judson, Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe, McIntyre's Books, Oxford Exchange, Page 158 Books, Parnassus Books, Story on the Square, and The Country Bookshop.

9780525647072 Pet 9/10/2019
"Here is a novel that elegantly tangles with relevant issues. Here is a novel that will stay with readers long after they close the book, contemplating the monsters we have yet to confront." -- Hannah DeCamp, Avid Bookshop, Athens, GA

9781101870600 The Memory Police 8/13/2019
"Surreal, eerie, and quietly unsettling, Yoko Ogawa’s The Memory Police is a thoughtful and compelling portrayal of the horrors of state surveillance and totalitarianism."-- Caleb Masters, Bookmarks, Winston-Salem, NC

9781982135669 The Book Charmer 7/30/2019
"This is a charming & whimsical story and is a great read if you are looking for something on the light side" --Pam Craw,Bookmiser, Rosewell, GA

9781547602377 Ruby Finds a Worry 9/3/2019
"An excellent teaching book about managing worry, which everyone has and which you may come back sometimes, but can get better if you share it with someone who can help you through it." -- Melissa Oates, Fiction Addiction, Greenville, SC

9780451491879 The Bookish Life of Nina Hill 7/9/2019
"A sweet and lovely story about books, love, and family. The perfect summer read!" -- Faith Park-Dodge, Page 158 Books, Wake Forest, NC

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THE BOOKS YOUR COLLEAGUES ARE TALKING ABOUT

Posted By Nicki Leone, Monday, June 10, 2019

THE BOOKS YOUR COLLEAGUES ARE TALKING ABOUT

Edelweiss+Submitted this week on Edelweiss+ using the "send to SIBA" option. Thanks to Avid Bookshop, Book No Further, Bookmarks, Bookmiser, Copperfish Books, Fiction Addiction, Flyleaf Books, Fountain Bookstore, Itinerate Literate, Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe, McIntyre's Books, Page & Palette, Story on the Square, The Bookshelf, Underground Books, and Wordsworth Books.

9781982113162 The Need 7/9/2019
"a thriller for those who love to question everything." -- Olivia Schaffer, The Bookshelf, Thomasville, GA

9780451491879 The Bookish Life of Nina Hill 7/9/2019
"This is a perfect read for summer or anytime you want something to warm your heart."-- Itinerant Literate, North Charleston, SC

9781250191922 The Merciful Crow 7/30/2019
"Spectacular world building and strong characters" --Sarah Carr, McIntyre's Books, Pittsboro, NC

9781538745823 Hollow Kingdom 8/6/2019
"Who knew the zombie apocalypse could be this funny" -- Lia Lent, Wordsworth Books, Little Rock, AR

9781948226226 In the Country of Women 8/6/2019
"a book about resilience and love that beautifully celebrates the American immigrant story" -- Rachel Watkins, Avid Bookshop, Athens, GA

9780525509288 How to Be an Antiracist 8/20/2019
"the perfect book for our historical moment" -- Caleb Masters, Bookmarks, Winston-Salem, NC

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