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FIRST THINGS FIRST:


Register for #SIBA18
7/20: Bookseller Revival at The Country Bookshop in Southern Pines, NC (rsvp)
7/25: B3! Webinar - Creating and Managing a Successful Online Sales Campaign with Kelly Justice (rsvp)
7/31 Deadline to register for Bookseller Social Media Course (rsvp for special code)

Strut your store stuff!
SIBA needs good store photos of its members! (email Nicki)
SIBA is seeking examples of store swag, especially bookmarks! (email Nicki)

Important and useful links:

#SIBA18 Discovery Show || In the Land of SIBA Blog
Coming up on Lady Banks' Pick of the Week
The current Southern Indie Bestsellers (PDF): HC | PB | Kids
Bookseller Benefits Package
|| The Booksellers' WaterCooler || Read This!


WHO CAN YOU MEET AT #SIBA18?

Check out the Writers Coming to #SIBA18 Discovery Show

We've begun building the Pinterest Board of Writers coming to the show.  If the writer has a Twitter account, that is what is posted to Pinterest.  In the comment section, you will find the authors name, their new title, publisher, pub date, and event at SIBA where they appear.  We will do our best to update any changes.  Only confirmed authors are on the Pinterest board. Enjoy!  

#SIBA18 Authors


HOW TO GET BOOKS TO REFUGEE IMMIGRANT CHILDREN

We reached out to DC Books to Prisons to find out how SIBA could support 2,000 Libros, a project to free the minds of our country's youngest prisoners - immigrant children in detention centers. 2,000 Libros is seeking new and gently-used Spanish-language and bilingual books for early to mid-level readers. They enthusiastically agreed to act as an intermediary between SIBA bookstores and detention centers. Here’s how you can help.


SIBA BOOK LIST ON IMMIGRANTS AND THE REFUGEE EXPERIENCE

SIBA wants to help readers of all ages better understand the plight of refugees and immigrants as they seek to make new homes and rebuild their lives. We've built on the efforts of Avid Bookshop’s Manager of Children’s Books, Hannah DeCamp, to offer member stores and consumers a book list on the timely topic of refugees. Our list includes titles from Avid's "Books for Kids Featuring the Immigrant or Refugee Experience” as well as titles recommended by publishers. We're continuing outreach to publishers and will keep adding to the list. If you know of a title you’d like us to add, please email lindamarie@sibaweb.com. Consider using the SIBA list on your e-commerce site to prompt awareness of this issue, and purchases for donation to schools, libraries, and those working with immigrant communities. Thank you for your help!

  


DON'T FORGET! NEW SOCIAL MEDIA CLASS FOR BOOKSELLERS

Big discount if you register by July 31

"This class can answer just about any question regarding social media or content marketing that you have ever had and if the class itself can't, then Sarah can! Highly recommend!
-- John Cavalier, Cavalier House Books

If you’ve seen Sarah Benoit, co-founder and lead instructor at the JB Media Institute, present at the ABA’s Winter or Children’s Institute, you know you’re learning from someone passionate about helping booksellers improve their social media and content marketing strategies. Sarah has developed an online course for booksellers: Social Media and Content Marketing Basics for Booksellers.

Sarah introduced this course to SIBA booksellers and staff this spring and we are loving and already using what we’ve learned. Sarah’s three-month self-paced online course is now being offered nationally for $299. Contact SIBA for a special code and SIBA member stores enroll for just $149! Registration open till July 31.

"This course gives people the tools they need to navigate social media effectively and use it productively. You know the proverb "If you give a man a fish, you feed him for a day. If you teach a man to fish, you feed him for life"? JB Media teaches people how to fish.”

--Nicki Leone, SIBA


MEET THE BOOKSELLER: STEPHANIE CROWE, PAGE AND PALETTE

Stephanie Crowe with Taylor BrownName: 
Stephanie Crowe

Store and location: 
Page and Palette
32 S. Section Street
Fairhope, Al 36532

website || facebook || twitter || instagram

Number of years as a bookseller: 
Almost 10 (Oct)



Labyrinth of the SpiritsBest part about being a bookseller?
I get all the books I want to read and more, love the customers, and want them to read the books I love. 

What book(s) are you reading?

Labyrinth of the Spirits by Carlos Ruiz Zafon, The Good Neighbor by Maxwell King, Becoming Mrs. Lewis by Patti Callahan, The Rain Watcher by Tatiana De Rosna

The OverstoryFavorite handsell of 2018:
The Overstory by Richard Powers

 

 

 

 



Best thing you did this year at your store:
Harper Collins Live facebook video; I also was able to get Paula McLain to come to our store.

Rick Bragg with the Page   & Palette staffAn event at Page and Palette


Social Media Stats (FB likes, Twitter followers, etc)

facebook 13,000
twitter 3500
instagram 1000
email subscribers: 6,000

What are some ways you work with your community?
We work with partners when we need a larger space: our library, Fairhope United Methodist Church, retail partners like Running Wild.

Do you have any community partners you work with regularly?

Denham Springs Main Street, Denham Strong, and the Livingston Parish News are our more frequent collaborators.

Do you have passions that carry over into your bookselling life?
My passion is the book, sales reps, authors, SIBA Board,and the store and that is my life.

Top priority for 2018:

To get wonderful authors to come to Page and Palette.

Favorite SIBA programming benefit:
The fall Discovery Show is absolutely the best event I attend each year. It is like coming home.

 

 


Edelweiss+THE BOOKS YOUR COLLEAGUES ARE TALKING ABOUT

Submitted this week on Edelweiss+ using the "send to SIBA" option. Thanks to Avid Bookshop, Bookmarks, Bookstore Number 1, Fiction Addiction, Flyleaf Books, Fountain Bookstore, Lemuria, Malaprop's, McIntyre's Books, Square Books, The Country Bookshop, The Oxford Exchange, The Story Shop, Underground Books, and Union Ave. Books.

9780316556323 Circe 2/5/2019
"Miller’s writing is beautiful, clear, and bright."

9781501190070 Watching You 2/12/2019
"A deliciously hard to put down who-done-it that feels all too close to home."

9780393652727 Crudo 9/11/2018
"With any luck, CRUDO will be one of most talked about books this year. I sure hope so."

9780525515029 Small Spaces 9/25/2018
"Creepy in all the right ways, wonderful characters. I loved all of it. "

9781501167942 Southern Discomfort 10/2/2018
"The page-turning southern memoir of the year, y’all, I mean it. "

9780763694630 Louisiana's Way Home 10/2/2018
"Louisiana Elefante is the kind of twelve-year-old you want to go on a road trip with."

More bookseller reviews

If your store does not have an Edelweiss+ account and need help setting one up, contact Linda-Marie


In the last issue: Bookseller Revival!

Is your membership current?
Your name: @@first_name@@ @@last_name@@
Your store: @@employer@@
Your member type (store/staff): @@member_type@@
Your membership expiration: @@membership_exp_date@@ *
Your B3! Credit: ##B3TOTAL##

*if your member type says "staff" then your expiration date is whenever your bookstore's membership expire, and B3 credit will also be applied to the master account. Email wanda@sibaweb.com to find out how much credit your store has earned.  Stores can add staff to their accounts under the "Subaccounts" link under the "Information & Settings" tab.

Renew here | Booksellers Benefits Package

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Thank you for your interest in SIBA,
 

Nicki Leone
SysAdmin
nicki@sibaweb.com


Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance
51 Pleasant Ridge Drive, Asheville, NC 28805
803.994.9530
Fax: 309.410.0211
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#siba18: Fall Discovery Show
Sept 13-15 THU-SAT | Tampa, FL
 

Many thanks to our 2018 Inkreadible Sponsors

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Ingram Content Group 

The Reba and Dave Williams Foundation for Literature and the Arts

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7/17/2018 » 7/23/2018
Circle of Sites: Willa of the Wood

7/24/2018 » 7/30/2018
Circle of Sites: Smack Dab in the Middle of Maybe

7/25/2018
B3 Webinar: Creating and Managing a Successful Online Sales Campaign

7/31/2018 » 8/6/2018
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