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Memorial Day Flash Sale: BOGO on Lady Banks Banners!

Posted By Linda-Marie Barrett, Monday, May 20, 2019

Memorial Day Flash Sale: BOGO on Lady Banks Banners! Book & pay for your ad by May 31st to take advantage of this SIBA Special

Lady Banks Banner ads appear in our Lady Banks newsletter at the top, after the intro, and between excerpts from new books. These banner ads are exclusive, do not share space with any other listing, and click through to purchase at member bookstores. Highly visible, they’re the perfect promotion for pre-order campaigns, launch week, or to keep momentum going on a title needing more exposure to consumers and booksellers across the south.  

Your banner ad runs one week for $399, and five weeks for $746. Get two weeks for the price of one, or two five-week runs (advertise two titles with us or extend your campaign) for the price of one five-week run. We’d love to advertise your titles to our consumers and booksellers and grow your sales. Please contact to book your ad.

Recent banner ads in SIBA programming:

Tags:  Bogo  ladybanks  Memorial Day 

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Independent Bookstore Day and a Call for Submissions

Posted By Nicki Leone, Thursday, February 28, 2019

Independent Bookstore Day
What are you doing for Independent Bookstore Day?

Independent Bookstore Day 2019 (IBD) is coming up on April 27. SIBA knows that many authors and book industry people pitch in as honorary booksellers, or volunteer storytime leaders, or impromptu bar tenders, or any number of other incarnations at their local indies.

If you or your authors will be spending IBD at a SIBA member store, let us know about it. IBD events are given extensive coverage in the Lady Banks newsletter and on SIBA's "ARTS" facebook page.

Call for submissions:

Lady BanksLeading up to Independent Bookstore Day, the Lady Banks newsletter will also be featuring a series of columns from writers on the value and importance of independent bookstores. Participating writers include Silas House, Taylor Brown, Bren McClain, Mark Powell, Julie Cantrell and Chris Offutt.

Columns will be published in future editions of the Lady Banks newsletter and shared on social media.

Authors who would like to submit a column should email it to Nicki Leone, Length should not exceed 500 words. Longer pieces may be edited for length. Please include an author photo and short bio with your submission.

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Promote Your Book to over 60k readers with a Lady Banks Banner Ad

Posted By Linda-Marie Barrett, Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Promote Your Book to over 60k readers with a Lady Banks Banner Ad

Make a big splash with your new title! We recommend a banner ad in our Lady Banks newsletter, marketed directly to consumers, with over 60k readers weekly. These ads are up for a week, highly visible, and placed between newsletter sections, top to bottom, first-come, first-served. They are exclusive and don’t share space with any other listing.  

Look at the stats! Most important for your title, these banner ads enjoy the highest open rate on the page, after the Lady Banks’ introduction, with recent averages of 39-48% open rates. We can share impression and click thru stats with you upon request.

Not just for Southern Books! Lady Banks banner ads aren’t just for southern books. We regularly run banner ads featuring adult and children’s books by authors and in settings outside of our territory, with equal success at open and click through rates. Our readers, though certainly fans of southern literature, are passionate about good books in general, and demonstrate this week after week as they explore the offerings in our banner ads.

Great Rates! Just $399 for one week, add a second week for $199, a third for $99, a fourth for $49 and the fifth week is free. Total cost for a five week run is $746.

Give it a try! Need more info or want to give this a try? Email  Place #BigSplash in your subject line to enjoy a 10% discount.

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