Marketing Programs for Bookstores
SIBA partners with the American Booksellers Association and Book Sense to create a weekly list of bestsellers specific to the South.  The Southern Independent Bestseller List is distributed to all SIBA members, promoted to the region's newspapers and media, and archived at Authors 'Round the South. The list is printed in dozens of newspapers and is carefully watched by publishers, who love to see their books climb in its rankings.  More regionally distinctive than national bestseller lists, the Southern Independent Bestseller List is used by SIBA stores for displays and promotions.

A Note About Reporting to the Indie Bestseller List

The weekly Southern Indie Bestseller List is a reflection of regional tastes and your handselling expertise. In order to keep this list going – to have your voice heard, to bring attention to our regional authors, to stay relevant in the halls of publishers and the minds of authors, and to create indie bookstore buzz in-store, in print and online  – we need all SIBA members to report your sales to the list. 

It’s easy, it’s confidential, and the rewards are many. Just follow these steps:

1. Choose one of the three ways to report: the ABA manual entry method, the ABA file upload method, or to BookScan via your POS. You can review the reporting options here. The BookScan compatible POS systems include Anthology, Books-In-Store, BookLog, Computac, IBID, Word Stock, and UBIC. (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information and to receive the appropriate software bridge.)

2. If reporting via the ABA manual entry or file upload methods, create a login and password for the ABA reporting area on BookWeb.org. If your store doesn’t have a BookWeb.org account, you can create one here. (You will need an ABA ID number to create the account, so if you’re not yet an ABA member, please join here.)

3. Pick a convenient time to report weekly. The report should include sales occurring during the week beginning 12:01 am Sunday through midnight Saturday.

4. If reporting via BookScan, transmit the weekly report no later than 10 pm each Monday.

5. If reporting via one of the ABA methods, transmit the weekly report no later than 3 am EST each Tuesday, via the ABA reporting site. Access the site here. The reporting site opens each week at midnight Saturday.

6. For questions, visit the ABA Indie Bestseller FAQ page. For technical support contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. at ABA.

That’s it! It’s really easy once you’ve set up the system. Help keep this great asset alive and meaningful! Thank you.

SIBA partners with the American Booksellers Association and Book Sense to create a weekly list of bestsellers specific to the South.  The Southern Independent Bestseller List is distributed to all SIBA members, promoted to the region's newspapers and media, and archived at Authors 'Round the South. The list is printed in dozens of newspapers and is carefully watched by publishers, who love to see their books climb in its rankings.  More regionally distinctive than national bestseller lists, the Southern Independent Bestseller List is used by SIBA stores for displays and promotions.

See the Southern Bestseller List

Do you report to the list?  Click here to find out how

 

Who reports?

The following SIBA member stores report to the Southern Independent Bestseller List:

 

Store City State
A Novel Idea, Inc. Chattanooga TN
Accent On Books, Inc. Asheville NC
Andrea's Bookstore, Inc. Palatka FL
Bay Books LLC Bay Saint Louis MS
Bay Street Trading Co. Beaufort SC
Bayboro Books Saint Petersburg FL
Bohannons' Books With a Past Georgetown KY
Burke's Book Store LLC Memphis TN
Capitol Book & News Company Montgomery AL
Carmichael's Bookstore #2 Louisville KY
Carmichael's Bookstore, LLC Louisville KY
Carpe Librum Booksellers Knoxville TN
Chapters Bookshop Galax VA
City Lights Bookstore Sylva NC
CoffeeTree Books Morehead KY
Comics & Classics, Inc. Jacksonville Beach FL
Cover to Cover Bookstore Arlington TN
Creatures 'n Crooks Bookshoppe, LLC Richmond VA
Davis-Kidd Booksellers Memphis TN
Davis-Kidd Booksellers Nashville TN
Destinations Booksellers New Albany IN
Eagle Eye Bookshop Decatur GA
Fireside Books & Gifts Forest City NC
Fort Ashby Books Fort Ashby WV
G.J. Ford Bookshop Saint Simons Island GA
Garden District Book Shop Inc New Orleans LA
Goerings Book Store Gainesville FL
Harborwalk Books Georgetown SC
Horton's Books & Gifts, LLC Carrollton GA
Indigo Books Johns Island SC
Inkwood Books Tampa FL
Island Bookstore Duck NC
Island Bookstore Corolla NC
Island Bookstore Kitty Hawk NC
Joseph-Beth Booksellers Lexington KY
Joseph-Beth Charlotte Charlotte NC
Library of Virginia Richmond VA
Litchfield Books, Inc. Pawleys Island SC
Literary Book Post Salisbury NC
Little Bookworms, Inc. Bradenton FL
Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe Asheville NC
Manteo Booksellers, Inc. Manteo NC
McIntyre's Fine Books Pittsboro NC
Narnia - Children's Books Richmond VA
Nightbird Books Fayetteville AR
Octavia Books, LLC New Orleans LA
One Penny Time, LLC West Monroe LA
Osondu Booksellers Waynesville NC
Outwrite Bookstore & Coffeehouse Atlanta GA
Page & Palette Inc. Fairhope AL
Park Road Books Charlotte NC
Pomegranate Books Wilmington NC
Prince Books Norfolk VA
Quail Ridge Books & Music Raleigh NC
Rock Point Books, LLC Chattanooga TN
Sarasota News & Books Sarasota FL
Spellbound Children's Books Asheville NC
Square Books Oxford MS
That Bookstore In Blytheville Blytheville AR
The Book Shelf Tryon NC
The Bookstall Aiken SC
The Bookstore Radcliff KY
The Country Bookshop Southern Pines NC
The Fountain Bookstore, Inc. Richmond VA
The Margaret Mitchell House/Lit. Center Atlanta GA
The Open Book Inc Greenville SC
The Regulator Bookshop Durham NC
The Village Bookshop Bradenton FL
The Village Bookstore Tupelo MS
Two Sisters Bookery TSB of Wilmington, Wilmington NC
Vero Beach Book Center Vero Beach FL
Winchester Book Gallery Winchester VA
Windows a bookshop Monroe LA
Wordsmiths Books, Inc. Decatur GA
WordsWorth Books & Co. Little Rock AR
Yawn's Books & More, Inc. Canton GA