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Maximizing Success at the SIBA Discovery Show: Make Your Social Network Connections Early!

Posted By Linda-Marie Barrett, Tuesday, May 7, 2019

If you’re planning to exhibit at the upcoming SIBA Discovery Show, there are many ways you can make the most of opportunities the show provides to connect with booksellers. Set things in motion by making your social network connections early. Here’s a list of SIBA member Bookstores.  Go on Facebook/Instagram/Twitter, get to know them and like them. Say nice things about them and let them know you’ll be at the SIBA Discovery Show. This is such a great way to introduce yourself and maybe even set up an account in advance of the Show. Let them know you look forward to meeting or seeing them again. 


Tags:  discovery show  social media  tips 

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SIBA stores plus Southern Hospitality equals stellar events for your authors!

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

SIBA stores plus Southern Hospitality equals stellar events for your Authors!

In stat after stat SIBA bookstores demonstrate their robustness and collective clout. Did you know SIBA bookstores host over 15,000 events a year? Generate booksales of over $115 million annually? Reach over 1.5 million readers through social media? These are just a few of the amazing statistics in SIBA’s new press kit.

We work together to promote your events to the biggest audience possible. When you book events for authors in SIBA stores, they are routinely shared on our SIBA and ARTS facebook pages, reaching an additional 15-22k followers. We promote events in our Lady Banks Calendar of Events, sent weekly to readers throughout our eleven-state region. And we list here, on our page.

We make sure all sales count! Over 90% of SIBA stores report to the ABA Indie Bestseller List, and over 80% of SIBA stores report to the NYT bestseller list. SIBA also hosts a Southern Indie Bestseller List focusing on sales at independent bookstores across the south, and a "Special to the Southern List” focusing on the books southern customers are especially interested in.

Want to get to know our stores better? Check out this listing of SIBA bookstores by state. SIBA stores are eager to work with you on pre-sale campaigns, author tours, social media blasts, offsite opportunities, and more. Need more info on how to connect with them? Please let us know and we’ll make the introductions.

Tags:  ARTS Calendar  authors  events  SIBA  social media  special to the south 

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