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All of the events take place in the Innisbrook Golf Resort

(except for the Bookstores Tour on Wednesday)

#SIBA18 Discovery Show is coming to Florida

September 13-15, 2018 (Thursday - Friday)

(schedule is subject to change as are all things)       

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. See the Pinterest Board of Authors here.

Friday | Saturday | Sunday

Wednesday, September 12th

9-1 –          Make Your Mark on the World: Innovation w/ Doug Hall

1:30 – 6     Make Your Mark Across Tampa: Bookstores Tour Oxford Exchange, Inkwood Books and Mojo Books & Records
Tour Guides sponsored by Arcadia Publishing / The History Press
Laura Mize, Florida Made: The 25 Most Important Figures Who Shaped the State
Mark Munch,
Freaky Florida: The Wonderhouse, the Devil’s Tree, the Shaman of Philippe Park and More
  Gratitude to Inkreadible Sponsor Baker & Taylor

9-11           Make Your Mark on Somatic Memory: TrioLive @ Nine
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 2019.  

Thursday, September 13th

8 – 8:45      Industry Breakfast: Porch Talk Live -- In Conversation with the 2019 Conroy Legacy Recipient

8 – 6           SIBA Registration Open - Grand Ballroom Foyer

9 – 5           Make Your Mark on the Floor: Exhibitor Set Up Open

9-9:50        Make Your Mark on Life: #SIBAJoy with Ingrid Lee: The Surprising Power of Ordinary Things to Create Extraordinary Happiness
Enjoy a serving of #SIBAJoy with TED Talk author Ingrid 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 Lee.  What a great way to kick off #SIBA18!

10-5           Make Your Mark on Your Team - SIBA Escape Room
Escape room team building is a new trend that’s quickly catching fire. In case you aren’t in the know, escape rooms are immersive role-playing games. Players are “locked” inside a room and tasked with solving the room’s mystery within a set amount of time. Once they solve the mystery or reach the end of the time limit, they are “set free.” Jointly, escape room players set a goal: to solve the room’s mystery and escape. Problem-solving requires members get into a particular mindset to tackle a problem swiftly and efficiently. That goes for solving escape room mysteries as much as working. Escape rooms demonstrate the sort of mindset members need to get into in order to solve problems and work together. Escape rooms aren’t just problem-solving exercises. They’re fun, engaging, social activities. Escape rooms are a type of game. Like board games and video games, they task players with overcoming obstacles quickly and effectively. In fact, studies have found that those who play games are better learners.

10                 EUREKAsiba Talk: Living Awe & Inspired

10-10:50      AUTHORinteraction: Making a Mark on the Past – Women Writing Historical Fiction
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)

10-10:50       EDUCATIONsession: Make Your Mark With Audio & Video
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!

10:30             EUREKAsiba Talk: Is Profit a Dirty Word? / Jill Hendrix, Fiction Addiction Bookstore

11                   EUREKAsiba Talk: SoulStroller: experiencing the weight, whispers, & wings of the world

11-11:50        AUTHORinteraction: Making a Mark on the Young – Middle Grade & Picture Book Writers Twitter Together
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 FYR)

11-11:50         EDUCATIONsession: Make Your Mark on Customers - The Importance of Pre-Orders

11:30              EUREKAsiba Talk: How to Beat Your Real Competition / Kelly Justice, Fountain Bookstore

Noon-1:30      Kick Off Lunch 
Jarrett J. Krosoczka,
Hey Kiddo (Graphix)
Geanna Culbertson, 
Crisanta Knight, To Death and Back #5 (BQB Publishing)
(Cost is $39 / $78 ONSITE)

1:30-2             AUTHORinteraction: Making a Mark on the Genre – Short Stories in the Round
Nathan Ballingrud,
The Atlas of Hell: Stories (Small Beer Press)
Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah, Friday Black (Mariner)
Michael Croley, Satellites (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

2                     EUREKAsiba Talk:  1,000 Books to Read Before You Die: A Life-Changing List

2-2:50            AUTHORinteraction: Making a Mark on the Grave – Mystery, Thriller & Suspense Writers Scare Up a Conversation
Tim Johnston,
The Current (Algonquin Books)

2:30               EUREKAsiba Talk: Sensual Marketing: Creating Intimacy with Storytelling / Gwyn Ridenhour, Matchbook Marketing

2:45-4:45      EDUCATIONsession: Make Your Mark Across the Gamut - Resource Roundtable #IdeaExchange 
Topics: Staff & Scheduling Tools, Fave Docs & 
Forms, Selling on 3rd Party Sites, Open Discussion Project, POS systems, SIBA programs, IndieCommerce, Edelweiss, Abacus, Binc, Off-Season Stores, Used Books

3                   EUREKAsiba Talk:  Finding Silence in the Stacks with Bryan Robinson, Daily Writing Resilience (Llewellyn)

3-3:50          AUTHORinteraction: Making a Mark on Coming of Age – Young Adult Authors Tackle the Challenge
Sorboni Banerjee,
Hide With Me (Razorbill)
Jen Doll, Unclaimed Baggage (Macmillan’s Children Publishing Group)

4-4:50         AUTHORinteraction: Making a Mark on Book Sales – Okra Picks & their Authors Unite
Moderator: Natasha Boyd,
The Indigo Girl (Blackstone Publishing)
Lisa Patton,
Rush (St. Martin’s Press)
Will Walton, I Felt a Funeral, in my Brain (PUSH)

Gratitude to Education Sponsor Penguin Random House

5 -6             SignAround

Meet & greet with the authors from Friday’s appearances.

6-7              Make Your Marks on the Picks: Rep Picks - from the frontlist to the bestseller list

7-8              Make Your Mark on 2019: First 180 Days Party Celebrating the Books Coming Your Way in 2019
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, Daisy and the Starbirds (Scholastic Press)

8-10             SIBA Supper
B. A Shapiro
, The Collector’s Apprentice (Algonquin Books)
T. R. Simon, Zora and Me: The Cursed Ground (Candlewick Press)
(Cost is $49 / $98 ONSITE)

10-11          Wine & William & The Lost Country
Celebrate the new book from William Gay, with wine, song, and story.

Friday, September 14th

7:30-9          "A Tasty" Bite of HarperCollins
Gratitude to Generous Premiere Sponsor HarperCollins

 (Cost is $19 / $38 ONSITE)

8-5                SIBA Registration Open - Grand Ballroom Foyer

9-10              Make your Mark Heard: SIBA Annual Meeting + Town Hall

10-1              Make Your Mark on the Floor: Exhibits / Ingram Booksellers Center Open

Gratitude to Generous Inkreadible Sponsor Ingram Content Group

10                  BQB Publishing Serves It Up: Coffee + Doughnuts + Meet & Greet
Geanna Culbertson,
Crisanta Knight
Kayce Stevens Hughlett,
Margaret Lukas,
River People
Helen Pankowsky, MD,
Living Aware & Inspired
Gratitude to Generous Sponsor BQB Publishing

11-Noon      EDUCATIONsession: On the Exhibits Stage: The Rise of Alt Science Fiction & Fantasy (SFF)
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?

1-2               Books L(a)unch 
Gratitude to Generous Premiere Sponsor Flatiron Books
 (Cost is $39 / $78 ONSITE)

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

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

4:30-5:30     Makers Mark: Books & Bourbon & Banter
Southern Fried Karma + Freedom Fighters & Hell Raisers: A Gallery of Memorable Southerners
An hour of books & bourbon & books
George Weinstein, The Caretaker (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, Satellites (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! 
Host: Hellen Ellis,
Southern Lady Code (Doubleday) 
The cold beer is on National Geographic.
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)
Gratitude to Generous Sponsor National Geographic Atlas of Beer

7-9                 Readers Supper w/ Conroy Legacy Winner

Martha Hall Kelley, The Lost Roses (Ballentine)
Walter Mosley, John Woman (Grove Atlantic)
Conroy Legacy Award Winner
(Cost is $49 / $98 ONSITE)

Saturday, September 15th

7:30-9            Breakfast Roundup of Writers
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)
(Cost is $19 / $38 ONSITE)

8-Noon            Registration Open

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

Field Trips Scheduled on the Exhibit Floor across a variety of topics -
KidPicks, #WeNeedDiverseBooks, GiftsGalore, and Small Press.

Walking Tour of Innisbrook exploring the Pattern Languages with Lisa Ulrik, Franklin Fixtures

10-4                   Make Your Mark on the Mail: Bookseller Shipping Center

11:30                 Make Your Mark in Your Pocket: 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 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
$1000 Buyers Raffle Winner 
$1000 Table Display Winner 
Scavenger Hunt Winner
The 2019 Bibb Pick
 Winner is announced!

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


Noon-2               The Moveable Feast of Authors 
Anna Jean Mayhew,
Tomorrow’s Bread (Kensington Books)
Lisa Maxwell, Devil’s Thief (Simon Pulse)
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)
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)
(Cost is $59 / $118 ONSITE)
Gratitude to Generous Inkreadible Sponsor Bookazine

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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
Attendee Trade Show Registration Form PDF (461.83 KB)  more ] Administration 2/1/2018
Exhibitor Trade Show Package & Registration Form PDF (1.4 MB)  more ] Administration 2/27/2018
2018 Exhibitor Kit and Drayage Information Link  more ] Administration 9 hours ago
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