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Indie Booksellers Revivals Revived!

Designed for the Day-Tripper…Leave at 8 AM & be home by 5 PM.

SIBA Board Members will play host across the south in July to southern booksellers at The Indie Booksellers Revival.  Each revival will be a day-long immersion kicking off with some hands-on education provided by each store followed by lunch with a writer, and ending with an Indie Inquiry among booksellers about how to go forward successfully in this ever changing industry.  Watch here for details.

Mark your calendars for a Revival near you. 

Revival Dates & Locations, Education, and participating Writers:

July 19, 10AM – 3PM
Host: Kelly Justice at Fountain Books, Richmond, VA This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Author Guest: Mary Burton
Education: Social Media for Booksellers!

Mary
Burton

Join the owner of The Fountain Bookstore, Kelly Justice, and Rebecca Joines Schinsky of The Book Lady's Blog for a presentation and discussion on social media for booksellers.  They will also be discussing the Get In Bed With A Book Blogger Project.  Learn what works and what doesn't in Twitter, Facebook, blogging, and more.  Maximize your time, earning potential and enjoyment of time online.  General discussion on social media afterward in the morning with Rebecca.  Bookseller only open discussion on all topics in afternoon.


July 19, 10AM – 3PM
Host: Jamie Fiocco at Flyleaf Books, Chapel Hill, NC This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Author Guest: Rosecrans Baldwin
Education: Dealing with the Digital Future

Rosecrans Baldwin

Learn how to talk to customers, media and other businesses about how the publishing and book retail world is changing and how bricks & mortar bookstores can deal with this changing landscape.  How to sell & market the “indie experience” – learn to show the value of the experience of shopping with an indie business, both in-store, with social networking, and on-line. 

 


July 19, 10AM – 3PM
Host:  Jeff McCord at Bound to be Read Books in Atlanta, GA This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Author Guest: Joshilyn Jackson
Education: Blocking & Tackling in a Tough Economy: Cutting Expenses & Increasing Revenues in Your Bookstore

Joshilyn Jackson

An interactive review focusing on business basics.  We’ll discuss some of the best (and worst) ideas for making ends meet, some of the common (and uncommon) areas to cut, and share proven ideas for increasing sales. Booksellers face serious challenges well beyond the coming economic recovery, and stores should be positioning themselves now to survive for the long haul.

 


July 26, 10AM – 3PM
Host: Emily Bell at Page & Palette, Fairhope, AL This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Author Guest: Rick Bragg
Education: Getting Busy With IT!
Rick Bragg

Learn how to increase business with internet technology.  Twitter, Facebook, FourSquare, blogging, shopping carts, and websites, oh my! Develop strategies for connecting  with community around the clock.  Keep your business on their mind even when your shop doors are closed.  These tools are free and the learning curve is practically non-existent.  Take a little time for a large return.


July 28, 10AM – 3PM
Host: Janet Bollum at The Muse Book Shop in Deland, FL This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Author Guest: Karen White
Education:  Clean Up Your Act

Karen White

Learn care and repair of old books, first editions and signed copies.  Ask the participants to bring books in the grunge zone.  Leather books with leather rot, mildewed books, jackets full of stickers, books from a "smokers" home, ripped dust jackets or books they just want to keep in pristine condition. All materials will be provided. Just bring a couple of books that need attention. 

 

 

 


Revival General Schedule:

10 AM – Noon – Bookseller Education
Noon – 1 PM – Bookseller/Author Lunch
1 – 3 PM – Indie Inquiry: What are your new challenges?, What continues to be a challenge?, What do you need most right now?, What would you to see like SIBA do?, What are you doing that’s working?