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SIBA Puts You In Touch with Your Peers
Building a Community of Booksellers

SIBA is dedicated to providing its members with opportunities to network and share information. It does this via its programming—giving space for SIBA members to convene during trade shows and workshops,and in its regular communications with its membership and the book industry at large. SIBA also hosts a variety of forums where booksellers can communicate directly with each other.

  • SIBA Ink! Newsletter
    SIBA Ink! is the organization’s bimonthly toolkit and serves as a marketing piece for bookstores on a variety of topics.
  • SIBAmembers Yahoo Group
    Have a question that needs a fast answer? Want to catch up on industry gossip? Or maybe just rave a little bit about the book you are reading? The SIBA Listserv is the place to do all that and more. SIBA’s ongoing discussion group, hosted by Yahoo!, is an online forum for booksellers and industry professionals to meet, exchange news and ideas. SIBA membership is not required to join in the conversations,but the group is carefully moderated to keep the discussions on topic and of interest to booksellers.
  • SIBA member Blogs
    SIBA provides free blog space to any member bookstore who wishes one, and promotes member blog posts to the southern literary community at large. Members use blogs as a way to keep in touch with their customers as well as each other, using blog space as a kind of continuous “hand-sell” opportunity to talk to readers. SIBA promotes all its hosted blogs on its consumer website authorsroundthesouth.com, as well as in the Lady Banks’ Commonplace Book newsletter.