Welcome to the Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance (SIBA), your connection to reaching hundreds of booksellers (and thousands of their customers) in the South. Here you will find a comprehensive listing of the advertising and marketing opportunities available. SIBA makes it easy for you to target your advertising and marketing dollars effectively through a wide range of print and online advertising and sponsorship options designed to reach booksellers, media and consumers.
Are you a member of SIBA?
Publishers, authors, vendors, book industry media and book industry nonprofits are eligible to join SIBA as Industry members. Membership dues are $195/year. You may join as an individual or an organization.
Industry Membership Benefits:
- Free membership list (including email addresses) of all SIBA Bookstores on demand (valued at $500)
- Promotion for authors: listing(s) on the Southern Traveling Authors Registration Service (STARS)
- Special discounted rates on selected advertising
- Reduced rates on exhibit space rentals at the Discovery Show
- Join the SIBA “Watercooler” discussion group on Google
- Early bird opportunities
But the most important
benefit? SIBA gives you
access to hundreds of
gorgeous, enthusiastic and passionate independent booksellers.
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What promotions will work for you?
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SIBA has promotional opportunities designed to target both industry -- bookstores and the booksellers -- and to reach out directly to the consumer market, the book lovers that shop at our member stores.
Industry Targeted Promotions
eBlast | Galleys & Giveaways | Website Banner Ads (sibaweb.com) | Combined Regional Banners | Inkreadible & Other Sponsorship Opportunities
Consumer Targeted Promotions:
Circle of Sites | Holiday Catalog | Website Banner Ads (authorsroundthesouth.com) | Lady Banks Banners | Lady Banks Bookshelf | Okra Picks | SIBA Book Award | One Book One South | Southern Traveling Authors Registration Service (STARS)
The most effective promotional campaigns are designed to keep the momentum building around your book, pre- and post-publication. SIBA promotions can be scheduled to make the most of your publicity efforts and thus extend the shelf life of your title far beyond the typical window for new title promotion. From generating early pre-publication buzz to the paperback release a year later, a well-orchestrated campaign can keep your book in front of booksellers and readers.
eBlast | Galleys & Giveaways | Website Banner Ads (sibaweb.com) | Combined Regional Banners | Okra Picks Extended | Discovery Show
Launch Date Promotions
Circle of Sites | Lady Banks Banners | Lady Banks Bookshelf | Okra Picks Extended | Discovery Show
SIBA Book Award | One Book One South | Southern Traveling Authors Registration Service (STARS) | Holiday Catalog | Circle of Sites | Lady Banks Bookshelf | Lady Banks Banners
Some people prefer to be emailed, some people would rather be texted, and some people prefer an old-fashioned letter in the mail. You can construct your promotional campaign so no one is left out or misses your message:
Email Promotions: eBlast | Galleys & Giveaways | Lady Banks Banners | Lady Banks Bookshelf
Website Promotions: Website Banner Ads | Combined Regional Banners | Circle of Sites
Social Media Promotions: Circle of Sites | Lady Banks Bookshelf | Okra Picks Extended | Southern Traveling Authors Registration Service (STARS)
Print Promotions: Holiday Catalog | Discovery Show
In-Store Promotions: Okra Picks Extended | Circle of Sites