SIBA has four levels of membership: Bookseller, Author, Industry, and Associate. The Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance membership year runs through December 31 of each year. Dues must be paid by the annual Trade Show in the Fall. Membership is open to retail bookstores, as well as to book publishers, distributors, reps, vendors, prospective booksellers, national chain booksellers, and others with a professional interest in the book industry.
Bookseller: ($150) Owners of independent, privately-held, brick & mortar bookstores in AL, AR, FL, GA, KY, LA, MS, NC, SC , TN, VA. Bookstores with multiple locations must register each location separately.
Author: ($195) Authors with books in print
Industry: ($195) Publishers, Distributors, Sales Reps, Commission Reps, Wholesalers, Media, and anyone else involved in the industry.
Publishers and commission groups who need to list multiple sales reps should choose the "Organization" membership.
Associate: ($500) Anyone who is not a core bookstore member of SIBA, or not an industry member can join SIBA under this category. This includes authors without a book in print, Teachers, Librarians, Bookstores outside the southeast, Prospective Booksellers and online-only booksellers and others not otherwise involved in the book industry.