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What should I go to? #SIBA18 Tracks

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What should I go to?
10-10:50       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!

 11-11:50         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.

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. 

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

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: Jamie Fiocco, Flyleaf Books, NC
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

11-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?

3-4     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.

 10-10:20       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. 

10:30-10:50    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.

11-11:20          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.

11:30-11:50         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".

2-2:20             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.

2:30-2:50         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.

3-3:20          EUREKAsiba Talk: Five Minutes a Day: Finding Stillness in the Stacks withBryan Robinson,  Daily Writing Resilience  (Llewellyn) (SALON B, STIRLING HALL)

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.

3:30                 EUREKAsiba Talk: What Can a Bookseller Do? with Shawn Harris (Chronicle Books) (SALON B, STIRLING HALL)

Taking a que from his recent collaboration with Dave Eggers, What Can a Citizen Do, 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.

 4-4:20            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. 

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

Moderator: Sue LuceyPage 158 Books, NC
Tim Johnston,  The Current (Algonquin Books)
Lynn H. Blackburn,  In Too Deep (Revell Books)
J. T. EllisonTear Me Apart (Mira)
Gary McPhersonJoshua and the Shadow of Death (Berserk Publishing)

11-11:50        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 CartayaMarcus Vega Doesn’t Speak Spanish (Viking Books for Young Readers)
Brittney KempinkThree Friends Limeade (Richter Publishing LLC)

1:30-2             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)

2-2:50            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.)

3-3:50          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 CajoleasThe Good Demon (Amulet Books)
Jen Doll, Unclaimed Baggage (Macmillan’s Children Publishing Group)
Destiny Soria, Beneath the Citadel (Amulet Books)

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

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



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Times: 10:15-10:45 | 11:15-11:45 | 12:15-12:45 | 1:15-1:45 | 2:15-2:45 | 3:15-3:45 | 4:15-4:45

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Special Events
Thursday, September 13th
8 – 8:45      Industry Breakfast: Porch Talk Live -- Jonathan Haupt 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 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. 

Noon-1:30      Kick Off Lunch (STIRLING BALLROOM EAST)

Emcee: Easty Lambert-Brown, Ernest & Hadley Books, AL
Jarrett J. KrosoczkaHey 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 BruleThe New Vegetarian South: 105 Inspired Dishes for Everyone
(Cost is $39 / $78 ONSITE)

8-10             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 PhilpottI 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 $49 / $98 ONSITE)

Friday, September 14th
7:30-9          "A Tasty" Bite of HarperCollins (STIRLING BALLROOM EAST)

Emcee: Sally Brewster, Park Road Books, NC
Soman ChainaniThe School for Good and Evil #5: A Crystal of Time (HarperCollins)
Snowden WrightAmerican Pop (William Morrow)
Tara ConklinThe Last Romantics (Morrow Avon)
Claire GibsonBeyond the Point (William Morrow)
Gratitude to Generous Premiere Sponsor HarperCollins
 (Cost is $19 / $38 ONSITE)

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

Emcee: Amy Einhorn, Executive Vice President & Publisher, Flatiron Books
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 $39 / $78 ONSITE)

7-9                 Readers Supper w/ Conroy Legacy Winner (STIRLING BALLROOM EAST)

Emcee: Doug Robinson, Eagle Eye Books, GA

Martha Hall KelleyThe 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
(Cost is $49 / $98 ONSITE)

Saturday, September 15th
7:30-9            Breakfast Roundup of Writers (STIRLING BALLROOM EAST)

Emcee: Errol Raymond Anderson, Charis Books & More, GA
Rob SandersStonewall: 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 LaymonHeavy: An American Memoir (Scribner)
Recipe Sponsorship from University of North Carolina Press:
Sara FosterPie: A Savor the South Cookbook
(Cost is $19 / $38 ONSITE)

Noon-2               The Moveable Feast of Authors (STIRLING BALLROOM EAST)
(Feast Signing from 2-3)

Anna Jean MayhewTomorrow’s Bread (Kensington Books)
Lisa Maxwell, Devil’s Thief (Simon Pulse)
Wil MedearisRestoration Heights (Hanover Square)
Rebecca Hanover, The Similars (Sourcebooks Fire)
Julia WattsQuiver (Three Rooms Press)
Mesha Maren, Sugar Run (Algonquin Books)
Molly IdlePearl (Little Brown for Young Readers)
Jordana Brodsky, The Wolf in the Whale (Redhook)
Hank Phillippi Ryan, Trust Me (Forge Books)
Marianne CelanoSomething 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 BogelI’d Rather be Reading (Baker Books)
W. Scott Poole, Wasteland: The Great War and the Origins of Modern Horror (Counterpoint Press)
Ann LeckieThe 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 SnyderJacob’s Bell (FaithWords)
Sarah McCoyMarilla of Green Gables (William Morrow)
Roger Johns, River of Secrets (Minotaur Books)
Aimee Cabo NikolovLove is the Answer God is the Cure (Inspirational Books Publishing)
Gratitude to Generous Inkreadible Sponsor Bookazine
(Cost is $59 / $118 ONSITE)

Wednesday, September 12th
9-1          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 HallInnovation 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, innovation, 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 at Stirling parking lot, Drop off at Inverness Hall parking lot
Enjoy lunch, bookstore visits (sponsored by B&T), and the local stylings of tour 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 
+ delectable snacks all aboard (Gratitude to Generous Sponsor Arcadia Publishing/The History Press).
Gratitude to Generous Inkreadible Sponsor Baker & Taylor

9-11           Make Your Mark on Somatic Memory: TrioLive @ Nine (FOYER, INVERNESS HALL)

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.  

Eddie Heinzelman, songwriter for The Hundred Story Home
Eric Erdman, songwriter for The Vain Conversation and Lorraine, the Girl Who Sang Away the Storm
Anthony Grooms, The Vain Conversation (USC Press)
Donna EverhartThe Forgiving Kind (Kensington)
Jana SasserGather at the River, contributor (Hub City)
Elaine OrrSwimming Between Worlds (Berkley)
Michael Nemeth, The Undiscovered Country (Morgan James Fiction)
Jo HacklSmack Dab in the Middle of Maybe (Random House Books for Young Readers)
Kathy IzardThe Hundred Story Home (Grace Press) 

Thurday, September 13
9-9:50        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 Lee. View Lee's TED Talk here

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

Margaret MincksPresident 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 LackeyGreasy Bend (Blackstone Publishing)
Margaret Lukas, River People (BQB Publishing)
Donna EverhartThe Forgiving Kind (Kensington Books)
Diane C. McPhailThe Abolitionist’s Daughter (John Scognamiglio Books)
A. G. Howard, Stain (Amulet Books)
Anissa GrayThe Care and Feeding of Ravenously Hungry Girls (Berkley)
Yoon Ha Lee, Dragon Pearl (Rick Riordan Presents)
Michael Mewshaw, The Lost Prince (Counterpoint Press)
Natalie LloydOver the Moon (Scholastic Press)
Valerie Fraser LuesseAlmost Home (Revell Books)
Corey Ann HayduEventown (Katherine Tegen Books)
Doug Bock Clark, The Last Whalers (Little, Brown & Co.)
Nicole SarroccoLit by Lightning (Chatwin)

10-11          Wine & William & The Lost Country (STIRLING BALLROOM EAST)

Celebrate the new book from William Gay, with wine, song, and story. Join us for a fifty minute stage production of the stories of William Gay and the songs by his favorite songwriters, Guy Clark, Rodney Crowell, and Townes Van Zandt. Sip wine while authors Sonny Brewer, longtime friend of William’s, Patti Callahan, Anthony Grooms, Jana Sasser, and Shari Smith, writer of the show, read from The Lost Country, William’s last manuscript, and Sonny tells stories of their travels and visits. Music is by Eric Erdman and Eddie Heinzelman.

Friday, September 14
9-10              Make your Mark Heard: SIBA Annual Meeting + Town Hall (STIRLING WEST, STIRLING HALL)
5:45-6:45       Parapalooza! (STIRLING WEST, STIRLING HALL)

The cold beer is on National Geographic.
Host: Helen EllisSouthern Lady Code (Doubleday) 
Nancy Hoalst-PullenNational Geographic Atlas of Beer(NatGeoBooks)
Tena ClarkSouthern Discomfort: A Memoir (Touchstone)
Claire FullertonMourning Dove (Firefly Southern Fiction)
Drew WilliamsThe Stars Now Unclaimed (Tor Books)
Julie Kagawa, Shadow of the Fox (Harlequin Teen)
Ryan CalejoCharlie Hernandez & the League of Shadows (Aladdin)
John SchlimmMoonshine: A Celebration of America's Original Rebel Spirit (Citadel Press)
Linda Ashman, William Wakes Up (Disney Hyperion)
Mark PattersonNational Geographic Atlas of Beer (NatGeoBooks)
Nicki DraydenTemper (HarperVoyager)
Patrice GopoAll 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

9:10-11           WAM (Word of Mouth) Viewing 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!

Saturday, September 15th
10                      Walking Tour of Innisbrook exploring the Pattern Languages with Lisa Ulrik, Franklin Fixtures (Meet @ Booth W21)
On the Exhibit Floor
Friiday, September 14th

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 canreserve your spot for the meeting. Walk-ins are welcome too.

The link for the sign-up form is
Gratitude to Generous Inkreadible Sponsor Ingram Content Group

10                  BQB Publishing Serves It Up: Coffee + Doughnuts + Meet & Greet (INVERNESS BALLROOM)

Geanna CulbertsonCrisanta Knight
Kayce Stevens HughlettSoulStroller
Margaret Lukas, River People
Helen Pankowsky, MDLiving Aware & Inspired
Gratitude to Generous Sponsor BQB Publishing

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

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

2-2:30 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.

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 WeinsteinThe Color of Lies (Southern Fried Karma)
F. Rutledge HammesA Curious Matter of Men with Wings (Southern Fried Karma)
Mickey DubrowAmerican Judas (Southern Fried Karma)
Michael CroleySatellites (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

Saturday, September 15th
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.




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