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All events take place in the Innisbrook Golf Resort
in Stirling and Inverness Halls
(except for the Bookstores Tour on Wednesday)       

We are so looking forward to seeing everyone at the #SIBA18 Discovery Show. Please note that only confirmed authors are listed here and we will be updating this schedule as authors confirm.

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(schedule is subject to change as are all things)

Blaze a path on #SIBA18 Tracks:
EUREKAsibaAUTHORinteractions
EDUCATIONsessionsESCAPEroom

Learn more about #SIBA18 Special Events and Meals
What's happening on the Exhibit Floor?

Wednesday 9/12 | Thursday 9/13 | Friday 9/14 | Saturday 9/15

Wednesday, September 12

9:00-1:00 | Make Your Mark on the World: Driving Eureka! Problem Solving with Data Driven Methods and the Innovation Engineering System | SALON D, STIRLING HALL

Anyone can innovate and learn to seek meaningful uniqueness with guidance from Doug Hall. Innovation Engineering is a new field of academic study and leadership science focused on System Driven Innovation. It applies Dr. Deming's System of Profound Knowledge, made famous in manufacturing during the 1980s, to strategy, , and how we work together.

1:30-7:30 | Make Your Mark Across Tampa: Bookstores Tour Oxford Exchange, Inkwood Books, and Mojo Books & Records | Pick-up @ Stirling parking lot / Drop-off @ Inverness Hall parking lot

Enjoy lunch, bookstore visits (sponsored by B&T), and the local stylings of tour guides + delectable snacks (Gratitude to Generous Sponsor Arcadia Publishing/The History Press).

All aboard!

Guides: Laura Mize, Florida Made: The 25 Most Important Figures Who Shaped the State | Mark DeNote, Tampa Bay Beer: A Heady History | Mark Muncy, Freaky Florida: The Wonderhouse, the Devil's Tree, the Shaman of Philippe Park and More

Gratitude to Generous Inkreadible Sponsor Baker & Taylor

9:00-11:00 | Make Your Mark on Somatic Memory: TRIOLive @ Nine | FOYER, INVERNESS HALL

EVENT CANCELLED

 

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Thursday, September 13

8:00-8:45 | Industry Breakfast: Porch Talk Live--Patti Callahan in Conversation with the 2019 Conroy Legacy Recipient | STIRLING BALLROOM EAST

Somebody Told Me that our breakfast will be prepared by the Best Cook in the World, and when it's All Over but the Shoutin', it'll be the Most (You) Ever Had, a fitting beginning to (Your) Southern Journey with our 2019 Conroy Legacy Award Recipient. What a great way to kick off #SIBA18!

Nicole Seitz and the University of Georgia Press present The Contributors of Our Prince of Scribes, Writers Remember Pat Conroy. This illustrated mural dedicated to Pat Conroy's legacy is illustrated with images of all of the contributors of Our Prince of Scribes rendered by Nicole Seitz.

8:00-6:00 | SIBA Registration Open | FOYER, INVERNESS HALL

9:00-5:00 | Make Your Mark on the Floor: Exhibitor Set Up Open | INVERNESS BALLROOM

9:00-9:50 | Make Your Mark on Life: #SIBAJoy with Ingrid Fetell Lee: The Surprising Power of Ordinary Things to Create Extraordinary Happiness | STIRLING BALLROOM EAST

Enjoy a serving of #SIBAJoy with TED Talk author Ingrid Fetell Lee. "Cherry blossoms and rainbows, bubbles and googly eyes: Why do some things seem to create such universal joy? In her captivating talk, Ingrid Fetell Lee reveals the surprisingly tangible roots of joy and shows how we all can find--and create--more of it in the world around us." With a TED Talk accruing over a million views, you will not want to miss this intimate time with Ingrid Fetell Lee. View Lee's TED Talk here!

10:00-10:20 | EUREKAsiba Talk: What it means to live INSPIRED with Helen Pankowsky, MD Living Aware and Inspired (Writelife Publishing) | SALON B, STIRLING HALL

From trusting your intuition to fulfilling your destiny, you have everything it takes to live to your greatest capacity in a rich and robust life. In these 15 minutes you will learn what goes into living an inspired life, how to get there, and how to inspire others.

10:00-10:50 | AUTHORinteraction: Making a Mark on the Grave-Mystery, Thriller & Suspense Writers Scare Up a Conversation | SALON P, STIRLING HALL

Moderator: Sue Lucey, Page 158 Books, NC Kidron Mariotti, Octavia Books, LA
Tim Johnston, The Current (Algonquin Books)
Lynn H. Blackburn, In Too Deep (Revell Books)
J. T. Ellison, Tear Me Apart (Mira)
Gary McPherson, Joshua and the Shadow of Death (Berserk Publishing)

10:00-10:50 | EDUCATIONsession: Make Your Mark With Audio & Video | SALON C, STIRLING HALL

Podcasts, videos, live performances and more! What equipment do I buy? What plugs into where? Where do I start? How much does it cost? This session takes a hands on look at the remarkable world of sound & video production and models it for the practical and promotional needs of the independent bookseller. Bring your questions and we'll take a shot at solving your AV problems and setting you up for new opportunities!

10:15-10:45 | ESCAPEroom: Make Your Mark on Your Team | SALON L, STIRLING HALL

Escape scheduled for group of six or less.

After taking off in Asia, Western Europe, and the West Coast, escape rooms are popping up across the country. Will Shortz, the crossword puzzle editor for the New York Times, said it makes sense that escape room experiences have become the puzzling trend of the moment. "If you were a brainy person 20 or 30 years ago, it was looked down upon. Nowadays, nerds have some of the biggest incomes in the U.S. and want to get together and geek out." Now you have an opportunity to geek out at #SIBA18! Escape rooms are real-life team-based puzzle games, where you are locked in a room and have to solve puzzles together to get out. Once your team solves the mystery or reaches the end of the time limit, you're "set free." Escape rooms aren't just problem-solving exercises. They're fun and engaging, and encourage working together to crack codes, solve puzzles, and follow clues. Studies have found that those who play games are better learners. Think what this could do for your team!

10:30-10:50 | EUREKAsiba Talk: How to Beat Your Real Competition with Kelly Justice, Fountain Bookstore | SALON B, STIRLING HALL

When you boil it down, it's about reframing how you view your business and yourself.

The biggest threats to your survival are how customers choose to spend their time and how you choose to spend your own. You will learn actionable strategies to make transformations in yourself and your business that will lead you to view things in a bigger way and open up more possibilities for the future.

11:00-11:50 | AUTHORinteraction: Making a Mark on the Young-Middle Grade & Picture Book Writers Twitter Together | SALON N, STIRLING HALL

Moderator: Mary Ruthless, Foggy Pine Books, NC
Sherri Rinker, Construction Site on Christmas Night (Chronicle Books)
Paul Tillery, Thundercluck (Macmillan Children's Publishing Group)
Leslie Youngblood, Love Like Sky (Disney Hyperion)
Camille Andros, The Dress and the Girl (Abrams Books for Young Readers)
Pablo Cartaya, Marcus Vega Doesn't Speak Spanish (Viking Books for Young Readers)
Brittney Kempink, Three Friends Limeade (Richter Publishing LLC)

11:00-11:20 | EUREKAsiba Talk: The Art of SoulStrolling: finding solace in a shaky world ... anytime, anywhere with Kayce Stevens Hughlett, SoulStroller: experiencing the weight, whispers, and wings of the world. (WriteLife) | SALON B, STIRLING HALL

When life goes off script, we need a personal way to ground, to find our voice, to notice how we might make a difference in the bigger story. In our time together, we'll practice what it means to be a SoulStroller and shift perspectives for a more peaceful world, internally and externally.

11:00-11:50 | EDUCATIONsession: Make Your Mark on Customers: Maximizing Pre-Order Campaigns | SALON D, STIRLING HALL

Pre-orders are becoming an increasingly important way in which books are sold and marketed in 2018, and indie bookstores can and should take part in this growing business. Heavily influenced by television and social media, the months before a title's publication are critical, and pre-orders are a growing component of a book's ultimate sales. By working with publishers to take full advantage of pre-order opportunities, indie bookstores can avoid lost sales, lost PR, and lost market share.

In this session, ABA will discuss ways that stores can successfully promote and sell pre-orders to become an integral partner to publishers and authors. Learn about new methods developed and tested by a task force of indie stores--including processes and protocols for stores using various POS systems--that all stores can use to maximize pre-orders through marketing, tracking, and reporting. The session will include bookseller participation from the pre-order task force.

11:15-11:45 | ESCAPEroom: Make Your Mark on Your Team | SALON L, STIRLING HALL

Escape scheduled for group of six or less.

Don't miss this opportunity to geek out at #SIBA18! Escape rooms are real-life team-based puzzle games, where you are locked in a room and have to solve puzzles together to get out. Once your team solves the mystery or reaches the end of the time limit, you're "set free." Escape rooms aren't just problem-solving exercises. They're fun and engaging, and encourage working together to crack codes, solve puzzles, and follow clues. Studies have found that those who play games are better learners. Think what this could do for your team!

11:30-11:50 | EUREKAsiba Talk: Is Profit a Dirty Word? with Jill Hendrix, Fiction Addiction | SALON B, STIRLING HALL

Many people believe that independent bookselling is a low-profit business. In her contrarian talk Fiction Addiction owner and past SIBA President Jill Hendrix explores whether this belief is a fact or an "alternative fact".

Noon-1:30 | Kick Off Lunch | STIRLING BALLROOM EAST

Emcee: Easty Lambert-Brown, Ernest & Hadley Books, AL
Jarrett J. Krosoczka, Hey Kiddo (Graphix)
Geanna Culbertson, Crisanta Knight, To Death and Back #5 (BQB Publishing)
William Joyce, Jack Frost (Atheneum)

Recipe Sponsorship from University of North Carolina Press:
Jennifer Brulé, The New Vegetarian South: 105 Inspired Dishes for Everyone

(Cost is $78 )

12:15-12:45 | ESCAPEroom: Make Your Mark on Your Team | SALON L, STIRLING HALL

Escape scheduled for group of six or less.

Don't miss this opportunity to geek out at #SIBA18! Escape rooms are real-life team-based puzzle games, where you are locked in a room and have to solve puzzles together to get out. Once your team solves the mystery or reaches the end of the time limit, you're "set free." Escape rooms aren't just problem-solving exercises. They're fun and engaging, and encourage working together to crack codes, solve puzzles, and follow clues. Studies have found that those who play games are better learners. Think what this could do for your team!

1:15-1:45 | ESCAPEroom: Make Your Mark on Your Team | SALON L, STIRLING HALL

Escape scheduled for group of six or less.

1:30-2:00 | AUTHORinteraction: Making a Mark on the Genre-Short Stories in the Round | SALON P, STIRLING HALL

Moderator: Jamie Rogers Southern, Bookmarks, NC
Nathan Ballingrud, The Atlas of Hell: Stories (Small Beer Press)
Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah, Friday Black (Mariner)
Michael Croley, Any Other Place: Stories (Blair)

1:45-2:35 | EDUCATIONsession: Make Your Mark on Moving the Money - 17 Creative Ways to Finance Your Store and Keep Cash Flow Strong | SALON C, STIRLING HALL

Even the most popular bookstore will only be as strong as its cash flow. Whether you're growing, groaning, or just getting going, learning to be clever about your financial structures is key to getting to sleep at night. This presentation will include different ways to think about and leverage your assets in leased or owned spaces, protect your cash, find funds for growth and weatherproof your business. Lisa Uhrik provides an overview of funding sources available and, more critically, thoughts on packaging and leveraging the strengths of your unique situation. This isn't something you can delegate to an accountant: this is something every business owner has to think through themselves and this workshop is designed to provide some resources to help facilitate that process.

2:00-2:20 | EUREKAsiba Talk: The Ultimate TBR Pile: 14 Years in the Making of 1,000 Books to Read Before You Die with James Mustich | SALON B, STIRLING HALL

Imagine setting out to compile the ultimate reading bucket list: one thousand books to represent a lifetime's reading. Where would you start? What principles would govern your selection? How would you explain the reasons for your choices? And what would you learn about bookselling, reading, and life in the process? Find out in less than 15 minutes.

2:00-2:50 | AUTHORinteraction: Making a Mark on the Past-Writing, Riding, Righting Historical Fiction | SALON N, STIRLING HALL

Moderator: Stephanie Crowe, Page & Palette, AL
Amy Stewart, Miss Kopp Just Won't Quit (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)
Signe Pike, The Lost Queen (Touchstone)
Kristina McMorris, Sold on a Monday (Sourcebooks Landmark)
Jonathan Putnam, Final Resting Press (Quick Brown Fox & Co.)

2:15-2:45 | ESCAPEroom: Make Your Mark on Your Team | SALON L, STIRLING HALL

Escape scheduled for group of six or less.

Escape rooms are real-life team-based puzzle games, where you are locked in a room and have to solve puzzles together to get out. Once your team solves the mystery or reaches the end of the time limit, you're "set free." Escape rooms aren't just problem-solving exercises. They're fun and engaging, and encourage working together to crack codes, solve puzzles, and follow clues. Studies have found that those who play games are better learners. Think what this could do for your team!

2:30-2:50 | EUREKAsiba Talk: Sensual Marketing: Creating Intimacy with Storytelling / Gwyn Ridenhour, Matchbook Marketing | SALON B, STIRLING HALL

"Marketing" is often perceived as a cold and calculated word. But in reality, it is an invitation to the public to share in your story and work. Explore ways booksellers can connect to their readers by invoking the senses and creating an atmosphere of shared intimacy.

2:45-4:45 | EDUCATIONsession: Make Your Mark Across the Gamut - Resource Roundtable #IdeaExchange | SALON D, STIRLING HALL

Topics:
Staff & Scheduling Tools: Janet Geddis, Avid Bookshop, GA
Selling on 3rd Party Sites: Shane Gottwals, Gottwals Books, GA
Open Discussion Project: Chris Finan, ABFFE / Sarah Goddin, Quail Ridge Books, NC
IndieCommerce: Joy Dallanegra-Sanger & Chanthee Keokhaw, ABA
Edelweiss: Jill Hendrix, Fiction Addiction, SC
Abacus: Oren Teicher, ABA 
Binc: Kathy Bartson, Director of Development / Pam French, Executive Director
Off-Season Stores: Cathy Graham, Copperfish Books, FL
Genre Curation: Caroline Perny, HarperCollins
#TRIO19: Shari Smith, Working Title Farm
Digital Marketing for Indie Bookstores: Sarah Benoit, JB Media
ChrisLands ecommerce solutions: Jaymes Sorbel, ChrisLands

3:00-3:20 | EUREKAsiba Talk: Five Minutes a Day: Finding Stillness in the Stacks | SALON B, STIRLING HALL

Presenter: Bryan Robinson, Daily Writing Resilience (Llewellyn)

In 15 minutes we'll take the mystery out of meditation and learn how to chill for 5 minutes a day in the stacks. Meditation is simple, portable, and suitable for anybody working or browsing in a bookstore. Learn how easy and enjoyable it can be and how it can change your life and the lives of employees and customers to boot.

3:00-3:50 | AUTHORinteraction: Making a Mark on Coming of Age-Young Adult Authors Tackle the Challenge | SALON P, STIRLING HALL

Moderator: Sally Bradshaw, Midtown Reader, FL
Sorboni Banerjee, Hide With Me (Razorbill)
Jimmy Cajoleas, The Good Demon (Amulet Books)
Jen Doll, Unclaimed Baggage (Macmillan's Children Publishing Group)
Destiny Soria, Beneath the Citadel (Amulet Books)

3:15-3:45 | ESCAPEroom: Make Your Mark on Your Team | SALON L, STIRLING HALL

Escape scheduled for group of six or less.

Escape rooms are real-life team-based puzzle games, where you are locked in a room and have to solve puzzles together to get out. Once your team solves the mystery or reaches the end of the time limit, you're "set free." Escape rooms aren't just problem-solving exercises. They're fun and engaging, and encourage working together to crack codes, solve puzzles, and follow clues. Studies have found that those who play games are better learners. Think what this could do for your team!

3:30 | EUREKAsiba Talk: What Can a Bookseller Do? from Shawn Harris | SALON B, STIRLING HALL

Taking a cue from his recent collaboration with Dave Eggers, What Can a Citizen Do (Chronicle Books), illustrator Shawn Harris will inspire with ideas for how bookstores can become hubs of civic engagement in their communities and motivate their customers become active citizens.

4:00-4:50 | AUTHORinteraction: Making a Mark on Book Sales-Okra Picks & their Authors Unite | SALON N, STIRLING HALL

Moderator: Donna Paz, Story & Song Bookstore, FL
Natasha Boyd, The Indigo Girl (Blackstone Publishing)
Lisa Patton, Rush (St. Martin's Press)
Will Walton, I Felt a Funeral, in my Brain (Push)
Terry Roberts, The Holy Ghost Speakeasy and Revival (Turner Publishing)

4:00-4:20 | EUREKAsiba Talk: The Wondering Years: How Pop Culture Helped Me Answer Life's Biggest Questions with Knox McCoy (Thomas Nelson) | SALON B, STIRLING HALL

Yes, you can love God and binge Netflix! In The Wondering Years, Knox McCoy explores the idea of connecting popular culture to his own experiences. Through hilarious yet poignant stories, he reflects on how pop culture has helped shape his life and carve out the foundation of his faith.

4:15-4:45 | ESCAPEroom: Make Your Mark on Your Team | SALON L, STIRLING HALL

Escape scheduled for group of six or less.

Escape rooms are real-life team-based puzzle games, where you are locked in a room and have to solve puzzles together to get out. Once your team solves the mystery or reaches the end of the time limit, you're "set free." Escape rooms aren't just problem-solving exercises. They're fun and engaging, and encourage working together to crack codes, solve puzzles, and follow clues. Studies have found that those who play games are better learners. Think what this could do for your team!

Gratitude to Generous Education Sponsor Penguin Random House

5:00-6:00 | SignAround | STIRLING HALL WEST, STIRLING HALL

Meet & greet with the authors from Thursday's AUTHORinteractions & EUREKAsibas.

6:00-7:00 | Make Your Marks on the Picks: Rep Picks - from the frontlist to the bestseller list | SALON P, STIRLING HALL

7:00-8:00 | Make Your Mark on 2019: First 180 Days Party Celebrating the Books Coming Your Way in 2019 | STIRLING WEST, STIRLING HALL

Margaret Mincks, President of Poplar Lane (Viking Books for Young Readers)
Roshani Chokshi, The Gilded Wolves (Wednesday Books)
Mario Giordano, Auntie Poldi and the Sicilian Lions (Mariner)
Michael Muhammad Knight, Muhammad: Forty Introductions (Soft Skull Press)
Charlie Jane Anders, The City in the Middle of the Night (Tor Books)
Jenn Lyons, The Ruin of Kings (Tor Books)
John Fried, The Martin Chronicles (Grand Central)
Kris Lackey, Greasy Bend (Blackstone Publishing)
Margaret Lukas, River People (BQB Publishing)
Donna Everhart, The Forgiving Kind (Kensington Books)
Diane C. McPhail, The Abolitionist's Daughter (John Scognamiglio Books)
A. G. Howard, Stain (Amulet Books)
Anissa Gray, The Care and Feeding of Ravenously Hungry Girls (Berkley)
Yoon Ha Lee, Dragon Pearl (Rick Riordan Presents)
Michael Mewshaw, The Lost Prince (Counterpoint Press)
Natalie Lloyd, Over the Moon (Scholastic Press)
Valerie Fraser Luesse, Almost Home (Revell Books)
Corey Ann Haydu, Eventown (Katherine Tegen Books)
Doug Bock Clark, The Last Whalers (Little, Brown & Co.)

8:00-10:00 | SIBA Supper | STIRLING BALLROOM EAST

Emcee: Will Walton, Avid Bookshop, GA
B. A. Shapiro, The Collector's Apprentice (Algonquin Books)
T. R. Simon, Zora and Me: The Cursed Ground (Candlewick Press)
Mary Laura Philpott, I Miss You When I Blink (Touchstone)

Recipe Sponsorship from University of North Carolina Press:
Perre Coleman Magness, Southern Snacks: 77 Recipes for Small Bites with Big Flavors

(Cost is $98 )

10:00-11:00 | Wine & William & The Lost Country | STIRLING BALLROOM EAST

EVENT CANCELLED

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Friday, September 14

7:30-9:00 | "A Tasty" Bite of HarperCollins | STIRLING BALLROOM EAST

Emcee: Sally Brewster, Park Road Books, NC
Soman Chainani, The School for Good and Evil #5: A Crystal of Time (HarperCollins)
Snowden Wright, American Pop (William Morrow)
Tara Conklin, The Last Romantics (Morrow Avon)
Claire Gibson, Beyond the Point (William Morrow)

Gratitude to Generous Premiere Sponsor HarperCollins

(Cost is $38 )

8:00-5:00 | SIBA Registration Open | FOYER, INVERNESS HALL

9:00-10:00 | Make your Mark Heard: SIBA Annual Meeting + Town Hall | STIRLING WEST, STIRLING HALL

10:00-1:00 | Make Your Mark on the Floor: Exhibits | INVERNESS BALLROOM

10:00-1:00 | Ingram Booksellers Center Open | INVERNESS BALLROOM

IndieCommerce™ is the American Booksellers Association's e-commerce platform for independent bookstores. The system provides the tools for indie bookstores to create unique, content-rich, and easy-to-operate, fully transactional, e-commerce enabled websites. IndieCommerce™ stores can sell print books, ebooks, and audiobooks as well most other retail products. The entire system is supported by ABA's experienced development and customer support team. IndieLite™ is specifically designed for booksellers who want a website that requires very little time and effort to maintain. This service offers booksellers the essential tools they will need to have a web presence for their store.

An IndieCommerce™ specialist will be available to talk to both users and non-users of IndieCommerce™ and IndieLite during exhibit hours and you can reserve your spot for the meeting. Walk-ins are welcome too.

The link for the sign-up form is: https://www.bookweb.org/indiecommerce-one-one-appointments-siba18-discovery-show

Gratitude to Generous Inkreadible Sponsor Ingram Content Group

10:00 | BQB Publishing Serves It Up: Coffee + Doughnuts + Meet & Greet | INVERNESS BALLROOM

Geanna Culbertson, Crisanta Knight
Kayce Stevens Hughlett, SoulStroller
Margaret Lukas, River People
Helen Pankowsky, MD, Living Aware & Inspired

Gratitude to Generous Sponsor BQB Publishing

11:00-NOON | EDUCATIONsession: On the Exhibits Stage: The Rise of Alt Science Fiction & Fantasy (SFF) | INVERNESS BALLROOM STAGE

SFF is more than a one-trick unicorn: we are seeing a smart evolution in one of literature's most popular sub-orbital genres. Even if you don't read science fiction, it's hard to ignore the critical attention that the new crop of alt SFF is generating. Whether it's a foray into the mildly dystopic future, and exploration of Afrofuturism, a re-imagined world under some of the harshest authoritarian principals at work on Earth today, SF is edging so much closer to science faction. Alt SFF is worth paying attention to- so as we navigate an increasingly dystopic present day, how can your store foster informed escapism by recommending hottest new titles in the SFF scene, cultivating sales to lit lovers and genre readers alike?

Moderator: Caroline Perny, (Senior Publicist at HarperVoyager)
Nicky Drayden (author of TEMPER and THE PREY OF GODS)
Ann Leckie (author of THE RAVEN TOWER and ANCILLARY JUSTICE)
Lucia Drinkwalter (Bookseller at Flyleaf Books)
Beth Seufer Buss (Community Outreach and Bookstore Manager at Bookmarks)
Jessica Osborne (Bookseller at E. Shaver)

12:15-12:45 | On the Exhibits Stage: PopUp RepPix

Arcadia Publishing / The History Press
BQB / WriteLife Publishing
Blair Publishing

1:00-2:00 | Books L(a)unch from Flatiron | STIRLING BALLROOM EAST

Sarah Blake, Guest Book
Chandler Baker, The Whisper Network
Yangsze Choo, The Night Tiger
Gita Trelease, Enchantee

Gratitude to Generous Premiere Sponsor Flatiron Books

(Cost is $78 )

2:00-5:30 | Exhibits | INVERNESS BALLROOM

2:00-5:30 | Ingram Booksellers Center Open | INVERNESS BALLROOM

Gratitude to Generous Inkreadible Sponsor Ingram Content Group

2:00-2:30 | Cake Walk with Cake by Brooke Bell | INVERNESS BALLROOM

Remember the old-fashioned cake walk. Well, walk til the music stops, and stop at a booth, any booth. We'll draw from all of the booth numbers and someone will win a cake.

Gratitude to Generous Sponsor 83 Press

2:30 | Make Your Mark on Your Tongue: Binc Ice Cream Party in Celebration of SIBA | INVERNESS BALLROOM

Your scream, I scream, we all scream for ice cream.

3:00-4:00 | EDUCATIONsession: On the Exhibits Stage: Inventory Management with Kent Freeman | INVERNESS BALLROOM STAGE

What if you could free up shelf space, offer your customers a wider selection, and have more cash on hand every month? In order for a business to keep its doors open, you need to constantly measure and monitor how effectively you are managing your biggest asset. This session will cover inventory turns and the effects turns have on bookstores and how bookstores can transform overall. You'll walk away with a better understanding of your options to increase your profit margins.

4:30-5:30 | Makers Mark: Books & Bourbon & Banter: Southern Fried Karma + Freedom Fighters & Hell Raisers: A Gallery of Memorable Southerners | INVERNESS FOYER

An hour of books & bourbon & books...

George Weinstein, The Color of Lies (Southern Fried Karma)
F. Rutledge Hammes, A Curious Matter of Men with Wings (Southern Fried Karma)
Mickey Dubrow, American Judas (Southern Fried Karma)
Michael Croley, Any Other Place: Stories (Blair)
Enid Shomer, ed., All We Know of Pleasure: Poetic Erotica by Women (Blair)

In absentia, Hal Crowther, Freedom Fighters & Hell Raisers: A Gallery of Memorable Southerners (Blair)

Gratitude to Generous Sponsors Southern Fried Karma & Blair Publishers

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

5:45-6:45 | Parapalooza! | STIRLING WEST, STIRLING HALL

The cold beer is on National Geographic.

Host: Helen Ellis, Southern Lady Code (Doubleday)
Nancy Hoalst-Pullen, National Geographic Atlas of Beer (NatGeoBooks)
Tena Clark, Southern Discomfort: A Memoir (Touchstone)
Claire Fullerton, Mourning Dove (Firefly Southern Fiction)
Drew Williams, The Stars Now Unclaimed (Tor Books)
Julie Kagawa, Shadow of the Fox (Harlequin Teen)
Ryan Calejo, Charlie Hernandez & the League of Shadows (Aladdin)
John Schlimm, Moonshine: A Celebration of America's Original Rebel Spirit (Citadel Press)
Linda Ashman, William Wakes Up (Disney Hyperion)
Mark Patterson, National Geographic Atlas of Beer (NatGeoBooks)
Nicki Drayden, Temper (HarperVoyager)
Patrice Gopo, All the Colors We Will See: Reflections on Barriers, Brokenness, and Finding Our Way (Thomas Nelson)

Gratitude to Generous Beverage Sponsor National Geographic Atlas of Beer

7:00-9:00 | Readers Supper w/ Conroy Legacy Winner | STIRLING BALLROOM EAST

Emcee: Doug Robinson, Eagle Eye Books, GA
Martha Hall Kelley, The Lost Roses (Ballentine)
Walter Mosley, John Woman (Grove Atlantic)
Max Brallier, The Last Kids on Earth and the Cosmic Beyond (Viking Books for Young Readers)

Conroy Legacy Award Winner Rick Bragg

(Cost is $98 )

9:10-11:00 | Screening of The Bookshop | STIRLING BALLROOM EAST

England, 1959. Free-spirited widow Florence Green (Emily Mortimer) risks everything to open a bookshop in a conservative East Anglian coastal town. While bringing about a surprising cultural awakening through works by Ray Bradbury and Vladimir Nabokov, she earns the polite but ruthless opposition of a local grand dame (Patricia Clarkson) and the support and affection of a reclusive book loving widower (Bill Nighy). As Florence's obstacles amass and bear suspicious signs of a local power struggle, she is forced to ask: is there a place for a bookshop in a town that may not want one? Based on Penelope Fitzgerald's acclaimed novel and directed by Isabel Coixet (Learning to Drive), The Bookshop is an elegant yet incisive rendering of personal resolve, tested in the battle for the soul of a community. Watch the Official Trailer HERE!

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Saturday, September 15

7:30-9:00 | Breakfast Roundup of Writers | STIRLING BALLROOM EAST

Emcee: Errol Raymond Anderson, Charis Books & More, GA
Rob Sanders, Stonewall: A Building. An Uprising. A Revolution (Random House Books for Young Readers)
Patti Callahan, Becoming Mrs. Lewis (Thomas Nelson)
Ethan Long, Fangsgiving (Bloomsbury Children's Books)
Lisa Unger, Under My Skin (Park Row)
Kiese Laymon, Heavy: An American Memoir (Scribner)

Recipe Sponsorship from University of North Carolina Press:
Sara Foster, Pie: A Savor the South Cookbook

(Cost is $38 )

8:00-Noon | Registration Open | FOYER, INVERNESS HALL

9:00-Noon | Exhibits / Ingram Booksellers Center Open | INVERNESS BALLROOM

Gratitude to Generous Inkreadible Sponsor Ingram Content Group

10:00 | Walking Tour of Innisbrook exploring the Pattern Languages with Lisa Ulrik, Franklin Fixtures | Meet @ Booth W21

10:00-4:00 | Make Your Mark on the Mail: Bookseller Shipping Center | FOYER, INVERNESS HALL

11:30 | Make Your Mark in Your Pocket: Win $500! Play "Heads" or "Tails" | INVERNESS BALLROOM

Join the fun with the Binc Foundation to raise money for booksellers in need!

Here's how you play: buy a nifty, flashing pin, for $20, or 2 flashing pins for $35, at the Binc Foundation table on the trade show floor or from registration. For another chance to win, wear your pins from previous years. On Saturday at 11:30 am everyone who has a flashing 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 | Make Your Mark: Winners Galore | INVERNESS BALLROOM

$1000 Buyers Raffle Winner
$1000 Table Display Winner
Scavenger Hunt Winner
#SIBAjoy Winner
The 2019 Bibb Pick Winner is announced!

NOON Trade Show Floor Closes until Sep. 2019 in Spartanburg, South Carolina

NOON-2:00 | The Moveable Feast of Authors | STIRLING BALLROOM EAST

Anna Jean Mayhew, Tomorrow's Bread (Kensington Books)
Lisa Maxwell, Devil's Thief (Simon Pulse)
Wil Medearis, Restoration Heights (Hanover Square)
Rebecca Hanover, The Similars (Sourcebooks Fire)
Julia Watts, Quiver (Three Rooms Press)
Mesha Maren, Sugar Run (Algonquin Books)
Molly Idle, Pearl (Little Brown for Young Readers)
Jordana Brodsky, The Wolf in the Whale (Redhook)
Hank Phillippi Ryan, Trust Me (Forge Books)
Marianne Celano, Something Happened in Our Town: A Child's Story about Racial Injustice (Magination Press)
Pam Kelley, Money Rock: A Family's Story of Cocaine, Race, and Ambition in the New South (The New Press)
Anne Bogel, I'd Rather be Reading (Baker Books)
W. Scott Poole, Wasteland: The Great War and the Origins of Modern Horror (Counterpoint Press)
Ann Leckie, The Raven Tower (Orbit)
Patricia Bradley, Justice Betrayed (Revell Books)
Jason Berry, City of a Million Dreams: A History of New Orleans at Year 300 (UNC Press)
John Snyder, Jacob's Bell (FaithWords)
Sarah McCoy, Marilla of Green Gables (William Morrow)
Roger Johns, River of Secrets (Minotaur Books)
Aimee Cabo Nikolov, Love is the Answer God is the Cure (Inspirational Books Publishing)

Gratitude to Generous Inkreadible Sponsor Bookazine

(Cost is $118 )

2:00-3:00 | Feast Authors Signing

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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 (1.4 MB)  more ] Administration 2/27/2018
2018 Exhibitor Kit and Drayage Information Link  more ] Administration 7/18/2018
Attendee Trade Show Registration Form PDF (458.7 KB)  more ] Administration 9/7/2018
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