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#SIBA17 Discovery Show is coming to the Big Easy

September 15-17, 2017 in New Orleans, Louisiana

(schedule is subject to change as are all things)

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We are so looking forward to seeing everyone at the #SIBA17 Discovery Show in New Orleans, Louisiana. Please note that only confirmed authors are listed here and we will be updating this schedule as authors confirm. See all of the authors here as well.

Friday | Saturday | Sunday
 


Thursday, September 14th

9:30-3:30              Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: Addressing Stereotypes and Creating a Welcoming Environment     Grand Chenier
Through video, interactive exercises, and storytelling, Govan and Hollins will illustrate how implicit racial stereotypes can influence attitudes, behaviors, and beliefs about others and create barriers to genuine relationships. The workshop also aims to help booksellers understand the factors that create a sense of welcoming in an independent bookstore, from the inventory to the diversity of staff members, as well as how implicit biases — whether about race, gender, age, or disability status — come into play in creating such an environment for staff and customers.

"Through the workshop, participants will:

* Develop a shared language of cultural competence to serve as a roadmap for creating diverse, equitable, and inclusive bookstores.
* Learn and practice tools for engaging in courageous conversations about difficult issues with employees and customers.
* Increase their awareness and knowledge of the impact of stereotypes on our everyday thoughts and actions.
* Learn strategies for countering implicit bias and stereotype threat in the workplace.
* Reflect on practical applications of new skills at a personal and organizational level.

Booksellers can learn more about implicit bias and stereotypes through the New York Times video series “Who, Me? Biased?”


4-8:30           NOLA Bookstores Tours
Gratitude to Generous Inkreadible Sponsor Baker & Taylor


9                  Trio Live @ Nine - Lagniappe
Trio Live, a music filled discussion of The Trio Project and how it can impact your store, inspire your customers, and sell more books.  Join Trio Founder Shari Smith of Working Title Farm with authors, artists, and songwriters with #Trio 2018.  
Sarah Aili, songwriter for My Sweet Vidalia
Rachel Campbell, artist for The Long Way Home
Wiley Cash, author of The Last Ballad
Billy Coffey, author of Steal Away Home 
Eric Eerdman, songwriter for Summer Lightning
Donna Everhart, author of The Road to Bittersweet
Beth Ann Fennelly, author of Heating and Cooling
Radney Foster, songwriter for The Last Ballad
Lia Frederick, artist for Heating & Cooling
Heather Gallaher, artist for Gradle Bird
Eddie Heinzelman, songwriter for Steal Away Home
Cyndi Hoelzle, artist for The Road to Bittersweet
Tommy Lewis, songwriter for The Hidden Light of Northern Fires
Bren McLain, author of One Good Momma Bone
Judith Richards, author of Summer Lightning
JC Sasser, author of Gradle Bird
Abbie Smith, artist for My Sweet Vidalia 

 

Friday, September 15th

7:30 – 8:30          Ease Into SIBA: Breakfast with Booksellers (SIBA Annual Meeting & Town Hall) - Armstromg Ballroom
We know it's early, but we're offering a FREE breakfast and the chance to meet and network with your peers and your SIBA board. Get excited about what our organization has accomplished and how you can contribute. Come prepared to make some noise for your store and win a Taste of New Orleans gift basket.

8 – 6           SIBA Registration Open - Grand Ballroom Foyer

Education Seminars thanks to Generous Sponsor Penguin Random House

8:40-9:30              How to Use Analytical Tools to “Work Better, Read More"Nottoway
 
One of the biggest challenges facing booksellers is effective inventory management. Picking the right collection of books is perhaps the greatest service provided to customers, but it can also be time consuming. It’s an art to successfully increase turns while maintaining or improving margins. But science can help. By using data analytics to uncover sales trends and benchmark performance, you can take much of the guesswork out of your operations. In this session, you will learn how to use the data in Edelweiss+Analytics to guide your stocking decisions and increase efficiency.

8:40-9:30              Independent Bookstores & Indie Authors: Creating a Match Made in Heaven. - Bayside A
As more and more authors are looking to self-publish their books, they are consistently looking for advice from their local independent bookseller. In the past, self-publishers may have posed more of a nuisance to a busy bookseller. But today, many bookstores are seeing this as an opportunity to turn authors into customers by offering publishing programs as a store service. This not only brings forth new content to readers but adds value to the entire publishing industry. This session will showcase current booksellers who have successfully built such programs and introduce you to IngramSpark, a Publish-on-Demand service for authors. Learn how to:

·  bridge the ‘gap’ in conversations between a bookseller and author

·  find positive solutions for ‘rejecting’ and ‘re-directing’ authors

·  utilize IngramSpark for instore publishing programs

 

8:40-9:30     Profiting from Trends: Be Innovative, Make Money, and Have Fun! - Bayside C
Doug Robinson, owner of Eagle Eye Books (and SIBA Board President) and Linda-Marie Barrett, Assistant Executive Director of SIBA discuss some of the leading consumer trends of 2017, describe how to spot trends, and explore ways bookstores can monetize, improvise, and improve their bottom lines by reaching consumers in new ways. Attendees will be encouraged to share examples of ways their stores adapt to trends.

9 – 5 Exhibitor Set Up Open

9:40-10:30      Get the Most Out of Edelweiss+ - Nottoway
The challenges facing book retailers are numerous, and time is scarce. While the majority of bookstores use Above the Treeline’s Edelweiss+ to increase efficiency and effectively manage inventory, not all users take full advantage of what it has to offer. Join a panel of your peers to learn how superusers are putting Edelweiss+ to work for them.

9:40-10:30       Sibaweb 101: Navigate SIBA’s website with confidence! Bayside A
Sibaweb.com is loaded with information that can improve your business practices and your bottom line. We’ll take you on a tour of the site, visiting the Bookseller Benefits Package, Peer Brain Trust, Okra Picks, Book Award Winners, Lady Banks, and more. And we’ll show you how to connect with your colleagues in groups, forums, and around the virtual watercooler.  Please join us and bring your questions!

9:40-10:30      Creating Community: Developing and Maintaining an Authors in Schools Program - Bayside B
Developing an Authors in Schools program can increase your brand awareness with teachers, parents, and young readers in your community. An Authors in Schools program allows you to work with local and visiting authors who can give presentations, lead workshops, and otherwise speak about their books that tie in with ongoing curricula. In this session, we will talk about ways to develop and maintain a successful program that can be incorporated in any community.

9:40-11:10     Return of the Resource Roundtable - Oak Alley
Visit three tables for a thorough discussion facilitated by an experienced industry insider on a given topic including Book Festivals, Author Events, Used Books, and more.

10 -6          TRIO Exhibit Open - Grand Ballroom Foyer
Be the first to tour the TRIO Exhibit.  TRIO, a traveling exhibit will tour the south in conjunction with SIBA member stores between now and next year’s SIBA Discovery Show in Tampa, FA.  TRIO is the chord struck between words, vision and sound.  If you are interested in bringing TRIO to your town, visit the exhibit for more details.
Gratitude to Generous Sponsor Working Title Farm

10:40-11:30 How to Build Your Social Media Platform and Clever Ideas to Bring Customers to Your Shop? - Bayside A
 
Ever felt out of the loop when it comes to your online platform?  Want to grow your social media, but you don’t know how?  Don’t know where to begin when it comes to attracting customers to your shop using online platforms?  
Let these proven strategies help.
Hear five successful strategies I have used to grow my online platforms to over 900,000 monthly followers and readers   Strategies include navigating Facebook Algorithms, maximizing the reach of your blog, finding your customers online and many more.
And the best part?
I'm offering real solutions you can implement immediately.  Ideas that will compliment your existing marketing plan.  I can't wait to help you the discover the potential marketing tools that will help your business grow.

10:40-11:30    Inventory Activism - Bayside B

10:40-11:30       Maximizing Backlist - Bayside C
A bookstore’s frontlist sales — which are spurred by handselling, current events, reviews, and media coverage — are essential. But when it comes to bottom-line profits, backlist titles with proven track records can be an equal, and potentially more manageable, asset. In this session, ABA senior staff and Board members will explore proven ways to market, promote, and sell backlist titles. The session will include a discussion of advantageous backlist terms now being offered by some publishers as well as best practices for successfully managing your store’s cash flow and return on investment.
Gratitude to Generous Sponsor American Booksellers Association

10:40-11:30      Sibaweb 201: Social Networking & Connecting with publishers, authors, and booksellers.
Connecting is everything, and Sibaweb.com is your starting point to connecting and raising your visibility in the industry.  We’ll explain and explore Lady Banks’ Commonplace Book newsletter, Authors Round the South (ARTS) and explain how SIBA's efforts can enhance your efforts. We’ll show you how to enter your events on our calendar, use our new Social Link app, tag events to share with the greater SIBA community, and like our Facebook Page.

Noon-1:30                            Kick Off Lunch - Armstrong Ballroom
Patricia McCormick, 
Seargent Reckless: The True Story of the Little Horse Who Became a Hero (Balzer + Bray)
Quvenzhané Wallis, A Night Out With Mama (Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers)
(Cost is $39)

2-2:50                                  Reading the Big Easy
C. Morgan Babst, The Floating World (Algonquin Books)
Nicole SeitzThe Cage-Maker: A Novel (Story River Books)
Margaret Wilkerson SextonA Kind of Freedom: A Novel (Counterpoint Press)
Bill Loehfelm, The Devil's Muse (Sarah Crichton Books)

2-2:50                                 Women Speak
Diane Michael Cantor, 
When Nighttime Shadows Fall (University of South Carolina Press)
Nancy Cavanaugh, Elsie Mae Has Something to Say (Sourcebooks Jabberwocky)
Kim Michele Richardson, The Sisters of Glass Ferry (Kensington Books)
Marybeth WhalenWhen We Were Worthy (Lake Union)

2-2:50                                Thrillers
Michael Rubin, 
Cashed Out (Fiery Seas Publishing)
Ace Atkins, The Fallen (G. P. Putnam's Sons)

2-2:50                                Big Reads for Small People
Stacy McAnulty, 
Brave (Running Press)
Sue Patterson, Big Words for Little Geniuses (Jimmy Patterson Books)

2-2:30                     Gold Star Orientation for First Time Exhibitors - Ingram Booksellers Lounge

3-3:50                               A Yummy Buffet of Books to Devour - Bayside A
Cynthia LeJeune Nobles & Melinda Risch Winans, 
The Fonville Winans Cookbook (LSU Press)
Cynthia Graubart, Sunday Suppers: Simple, Delicious Menus for Family Gatherings (Oxmoor House)
Damon Lee, Ham: A Savor the South Cookbook (University of North Carolina Press)

3-3:50                               Amazing Talents, Blessings & Peace - Bayside B
Karianne Wood, 
So Close to Amazing (Tyndale Momentum)
Susan Verde, I Am Peace: A Book of Mindfulness (Abrams Books for Young Readers)
Ladee Hubbard, The Talented Ribkins (Melville House)

3-3:50                                 True Tales Increase Sales - Bayside C
Moderator: Brian Lampkin, Scuppernong Books, NC
Jared Yates Sexton
,
The People Are Going to Rise Like the Waters Upon Your Shore: A Story of American Rage (Counterpoint Press)
Bryant Simon, The Hamlet Fire (The New Press)
Anthony Ray Hinton, The Son Does Shine: How I Found Life on Death Row (St. Martin's Press)
Karen Cox, Goat Castle: A True Story of Murder, Race, and the Gothic South (University of NC Press)
Liza Mundy, Code Girls (Hachette Books)

3-3:50                                  Teen Reads
Amy LuKavics, 
The Ravenous (Harlequin Teen)
Peter Bognanni, Things I'm Seeing Without You (Dial)
Kerri Maniscalco, Hunting Prince Dracula (Jimmy Patterson)

3-3:50                                  Distaff: Of or Concerning Women
Geanna Culbertson, 
Crisanta Knight: Inherent Fate (BQB Publishing)

4-4:50       SignAround - Waterbury
Meet & greet with the authors from Friday’s panels.

5 – 6         Rep Pix: From the Rep Pix to the Southern Indie Bestseller List - Oak Alley

6-7           The First 180 Days Party - Lagniappe
Meet & greet the writers with new books landing in the first half of 2018!
Jill Orr, The Bad Break: A Riley Ellison Mystery (#2) (Pospect Park Books)
Zachary Lazar, Vengeance  (Catapult)          
Tomi Adeyemi, Children of Blood and Bone (Henry Holt Books for Young Readers)
Gabe Soria, Midnight Arcade: Level One: Crypt Quest/ Space Battles (Penguin Workshop)
Hannah Pittard, Jet Set (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)
Bryan Camp, The City of Lost Fortunes (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)
Donald Morrill, Beaut (Carolina Wren Press)
Xhenet Aliu, Brass (Random House)
Jamie Quatro, Fire Sermon (Grove Press)
Tomi Adeyemi, Children of Blood and Bone (Henry Holt Books for Young Readers)
Tracy Barrett, Marabel and the Book of Fate (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers)

           
7-9                            SIBA Supper Armstrong Ballroom
Sharon Cameron, The Knowing (Scholastic Press)
Tayari Jones, An American Marriage (Algonquin Books)
Sara Blaedel, The Undertaker's Daughter (Grand Central)
(Cost is $49)

9-10              Late Night Event: SIBA & The Shoe Burnin' Show - Armstrong Ballroom
Radney Foster, For You to See the Stars (Working Title Farm)
Judith  Richards, Summer Lightning (Working Title Farm)
Donna Everhart, The Road to Bittersweet (Kensington Books)
Billy Coffey, Steal Away Home (Thomas Nelson)
Starr Casas, Old Style Conjure (Weiser Books)
 
Beth Anne Fennelly, Heating and Cooling (W. W. Norton)
J. C. Sasser, Gradle Bird (Koehler Books)
Wiley CashThe Last Ballad (Morrow)
Gratitude to Generous Sponsor Working Title Farm

Saturday, September 15th

7:30-9                              A Taste of HarperCollins Breakfast Armstrong Ballroom
Wiley Cash, The Last Ballad (Morrow)
Eleanor Henderson, The Twelve-Mile Straight (ECCO)
Tim Dorsey, The Pope of Palm Beach (Morrow)
Gratitude to Generous Premiere Sponsor HarperCollins

(Cost is $19)

8-5                             SIBA Registration Open - Grand Ballroom Foyer

9-9:30                            Gold Star Orientation for First Time Booksellers - Rampart

9-1                  Exhibits / Ingram Booksellers Center Open
Gratitude to Generous Inkreadible Sponsor Ingram Content Group

This year, in the Ingram Booksellers Lounge, for the first time, an IndieCommerce representative will be available for one- on-one training sessions at this fall's regional shows. Staff will also be available to answer any general questions you might have about joining IndieCommerce and the unique e-commerce features it offers ABA members.

10-6                            TRIO Exhibit Open - Grand Ballroom Foyer
Tour the TRIO Exhibit.  TRIO, a traveling exhibit will tour the south in conjunction with SIBA member stores between now and next year’s SIBA Discovery Show in Savannah, GA.  TRIO is the chord struck between words, vision and sound.  If you are interested in bringing TRIO to your town, visit the exhibit for more details.

1-2:30                              Lunch with Flatiron & Friends Armstrong Ballroom
Featuring the following Flatiron Books writers:
Jane Harper, Force of Nature
Bryan Mealer, The Kings of Big Spring
Stefan Merril Block, Oliver Loving
Dawn Davies, Mother's of Sparta

 (Cost is $39)
Gratitude to Generous Premiere Sponsor Flatiron Books

2:30-5:30                  Exhibits / Ingram Booksellers Center Open - Grand Ballroom
Gratitude to Generous Inkreadible Sponsor Ingram Content Group

This year, in the Ingram Booksellers Lounge, for the first time, an IndieCommerce representative will be available for one- on-one training sessions at this fall's regional shows. Staff will also be available to answer any general questions you might have about joining IndieCommerce and the unique e-commerce features it offers ABA members.

5:30                   Trade Show Floor Closes until tomorrow at 9 AM

5:30-7                                    Parapalooza! - Waterbury
Hosted by Tim Federle, 
Life is Like a Musical (Running Press)
Julie CantrellPerennials (Thomas Nelson)
Caleb Zane Huett, Top Elf (Scholastic Press)
Karen Spears Zacharias, Christian Bend: A Novel (Mercer University Press)
Anna Banks, Ally (Feiwel & Friends)
Laura Lee Smith, The Ice House (Grove Press)
Simeon Marsalis, As Lie is to Grin: A Novel (Catapult)
Fred Sauceman, The Proffitts of Ridgewood: An Appalachian Family's Life in Barbecue (Mercer University Press)
Jen Lancaster, The Gatekeepers (Harlequin Teen)
Lynn Weingarten, Bad Girls With Perfect Faces (Simon Pulse)

7-9                              Saturday Supper - Armstrong Ballroom
Robert Beatty, Serafina and the Splintered Heart (Serafina Book 3) (Disney Publishing)   
Eric Litwin, Groovy Joe: Dance Party Countdown (Groovy Joe #2) (Orchard Books)
Kristen Hannah, The Great Alone (St. Martin's Press)
Jesmyn Ward, Sing, Unburied, Sing (Scribner)
 
(Cost is $49)

9-10   Remembering Kristin Keith, Carla Gray, John Luckett, and Other Friends - Oak Alley

Sunday, September 17th

7:30-9                           A Taste of Penguin Random House Breakfast Armstrong Ballroom
Rick Bragg,
The Best Cook in the World (Random House)
Brendan Reichs, Genesis (G. Pr. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers)
Jonathan Miles, Anatomy of a Miracle: A Novel (Crown)
Nic Stone, Dear Martin (Random House Children's Books)

 Gratitude to Premiere Sponsor Penguin Random House
(Cost is $19)

8-Noon                            SIBA Registration Open

9-Noon                Exhibits / Ingram Booksellers Center Open
Gratitude to Generous Inkreadible Sponsor Ingram Content Group

This year, in the Ingram Booksellers Lounge, for the first time, an IndieCommerce representative will be available for one- on-one training sessions at this fall's regional shows. Staff will also be available to answer any general questions you might have about joining IndieCommerce and the unique e-commerce features it offers ABA members.

10-4                                Bookseller Shipping Center

10-5                         TRIO Exhibit Open
Tour the TRIO Exhibit.  TRIO, a traveling exhibit will tour the south in conjunction with SIBA member stores between now and next year’s SIBA Discovery Show in Tampa, FL.  TRIO is the chord struck between words, vision and sound.  If you are interested in bringing TRIO to your town, visit the exhibit for more details.

11:30                     Win $500!  Play "Heads" or "Tails" 
Join the fun with the Binc Foundation to raise money for booksellers in need!

Here's how you play:  buy a nifty, flashing sea turtle pin, for $20 at the Binc Foundation table on the trade show floor. On Sunday at 11:30 am everyone who has a flashing sea turtle pin can play.  You will simply guess the coin tosses correctly. The last person to correctly guess "heads" or "tails" takes home the $500 gift card.
 

11:45                                 Winners Galore
$1000 Buyers Raffle Winner 
$1000 Table Display Winner 
Scavenger Hunt Winner
The 2018 Bibb Pick
 Winner is announced!

Noon-2               The Moveable Feast of Authors Armstrong Ballroom
Joshilyn Jackson, The Almost Sisters (William Morrow)
Alan Gratz, Refugee (Scholastic Press)
Scott Reintgen, NYXIA (Crown Books for Young Readers)
Tova Mirvis, The Book of Separation (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)
Leah Weiss, If the Creek Don't Rise (Sourcebooks)
Jamie DeMent, Farmhouse Chef: The Recipes and Stories from My Carolina Farm (University of North Carolina Press)
Kim Wright, The Last Ride to Graceland (Gallery Books)
(Cost is $50)
Gratitude to Generous Inkreadible Sponsor Bookazine

 

Noon – Trade Show Floor Closes until Sep. 2018 in Tampa, Florida

 

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Discovery Show Documents

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Forms and resources for the SIBA Fall Discovery Show
Item Name Posted By Date Posted
Maximize your exposure at SIBA PDF (109.52 KB)  more ] Administration 6/5/2015
Exhibitor Trade Show Package & Registration Form PDF (1.21 MB)  more ] Administration 2/23/2017
Attendee Trade Show Registration Form PDF (500.11 KB)  more ] Administration 3/27/2017
Exhibitor Kit and Drayage Information PDF (495.77 KB)  more ] Administration 6/23/2017
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