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It’s that time again to pick the bookseller leaders that will move SIBA forward.  SIBA’s Board Members are a hard-working bunch.  Serving on the SIBA Board is both rewarding and enlightening.  Consider someone today for a board position.  Self-nominations are encouraged.  Anyone can nominate.  Candidates must be from a SIBA core member in good standing.  SIBA functions under The Carver Method. Take a look at Policy #12 – Board Job Description and Policy #16 - Board Member’ Code of Conduct for more information.

Board members do not get paid for service but all expenses incurred are covered by the organization.  The position requires attendance at 3 board meetings annually plus a Carver training session and adequate preparation for all meetings is also required.  The board seeks persons from the core membership taking into account the following:  relevant Policy Governance skills (including the ability to work within group decisions, to use conceptual categories of Ends and Means, to judge performance only against previously stated expectations), relevant industry skills and knowledge, geography, and store size.

SIBA’s current Board members will assess interest among potential candidates.  A slate will be determined from the potential candidates by the Board of Directors and presented for vote by the membership before the Fall Trade Show.

Deadline for nominations is April 20.

Click here to nominate a candidate to the SIBA Board.

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it's time to nominate the summer Okra Picks!

March, 2012

In This Issue

Inkreadible Sponsors

Upcoming on
Circle of Sites

 

Indomitable Will
Indomitable Will
(Crown Publishing Group
)

Blue Moon Bay
Blue Moon Bay
(Bethany Publishing House
)

Temptation
Temptation
(David C. Cook
)

A Land More Kind Than Home
A Land More Kind Than Home
(William Morrow & Company
)

Relentless Pursuit
Relentless Pursuit
(David C. Cook
)

Leaving Church
Leaving Church
(HarperOne
)

 

Previous Issues

About Us

SIBA is a trade organization for independent brick and mortar bookstores in the South.
Follow us on twitter
Find us on Facebook

Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance

www.sibaweb.com

What's in this edition of SIBA eInk? We're highlighting some of the things SIBA does to promote southern books & booksellers to the reading public. Lady Banks' {book} trailer park, books that are "Special to SIBA," authors who are "Frindies" (friends of indies), calls for suggestions for the Holiday Catalog, calls for nominations of Okra Picks, SIBA Book Award Long List, and can we picque your interest in Pinterest?


Welcome to the Trailer Park

I once lived in a single-wide trailer on Main Street downtown Jefferson, South Carolina.  The State House Representative for Jefferson was my landlord.  There was no traffic light, a bank that “covered my checks” long before there was such a thing as overdraft, and a grocery store where I could “run a tab” that billed me monthly.  The Bookmobile parked in the Post Office parking lot once every two weeks and the most excitement I had the near-year I was there was checking out a paperback copy of Psycho (never read, and never saw the movie) emblazoned with a warning:  Do not read after dark!  I carried it home, waited til the sun went down, read every word, took a shower, and went to bed!  Oh what a night!

Lady Banks’ Trailer Park is a new addition to Lady Banks’ Commonplace Book e-newsletter and one we hope you will enjoy and participate in by sending us the best book trailers you come across.  We will also be collecting them on our Pinterest Board – Lady Banks’ Trailer Park -
http://pinterest.com/wjewell/lady-banks-trailer-park/

 

Source: youtube.com via Wanda on Pinterest

 

 

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Special to the Southern List

Also a new segment of Lady Banks’ Commonplace Books e-newsletter is the list of books that appear on SIBA’s Bestseller List each week yet do not appear on the current National Indie Bestseller List.  Some southern favorites yet to appear on the national list include Okra Pick The Healing, An Altar in the World, Pete the Cat Rocking in my School Shoes, and many others.  See the list every week in the Lady Banks newsletter.

Other features of the e-newsletter include Great Bookstores and Stars Authors where both a bookseller and an author are featured and the SIBA Bestseller List and the Author Events as found at www.authorsroundthesouth.com.

Besides the thousands of consumer contacts SIBA has collected via the years of supporting the SIBA Holiday Catalog Survey and the more recent Free Book Stimulus Plan, via the ARTS Facebook Page, we have increased our coverage to a reach of nearly two million.  Make sure your store is represented.

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Can people Find Your Bookstore?

Are you on the "Find a Bookstore" page?  You need to be as over ONE HUNDRED authors are letting their readers know about you!

Gigi Amateau, Claire Cook, Alan Gratz, Susan Gregg Gilmore, Joshilyn Jackson, and Jim Minick are just a few of the writers that have the "Find an Indie Bookstore" badge on their websites that link to SIBA’s Find a Bookstore page.  Be sure to join SIBA and get your store listed.

Authors displaying the "Find a bookstore" links

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We Know Good Books!

It's time to suggest books for the Holiday Catalog!

I know it is hard to believe that we will be turning to holiday catalog concerns before you know it.  But that’s what I’m talking about.  We need you to be looking to the future for great books that should be in the 2012 Holiday Catalog.  We always include the SIBA Book Award Finalists so keep an eye out for the long ballot and remember that when you are voting.  These will be among the books that will represent your store.  http://www.sibaweb.com/home/catalog

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Win a trip to #siba12!

We Grow Good Books!

Okra Picks deadlinesSIBA wants bookstores to Eat. Read. Display their Okra!

It’s time to pick the next batch of Okra Picks!  We are committed to the Okra Picks and want to assist you in selling these books.  We have in place the Okra Picks Display Contest, the Okra Picks Co/Op Program, and the Okra Pick Cards.  Be sure you are displaying the pick cards in the vertical display plastic beside your cash register.  Take a photo of the display and email it to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Information about Okra Picks, along with marketing materials, guidelines, and nomination forms, can be found here:

http://www.sibaweb.com/okra

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2012 SIBA Book Award Long List Announced

SIBA Book AwardThe Long List for the 2012 SIBA Book Award has just been released by the Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance. Totaling almost 120 different titles, the “Long List” includes every eligible title nominated for the award—representing the bookseller and reader favorites of 2011 in fiction, nonfiction, poetry, children’s, young adult and cooking categories. From Lisa Alther to Erica Wright, Mary Kay Andrews to Daniel Woodrell, the Long List is the ultimate southern reading list from the people who would know—southern indie booksellers.

The Full List

Childrens

Cooking

Fiction

Poetry

Nonfiction

Young Adult

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GABBS Atlanta

 Interest in Pinterest?

PinterestSIBA is now using Pinterest, the sexiest new kid on the social networking block, to highlight and promote SIBA bookstores and SIBA books.

Wanda is at http://pinterest.com/wjewell/
Check out her board for Bookstore news and the one for cool things indie bookstores do (besides selling books).

Nicki is at http://pinterest.com/ladybanksatarts/

She has boards up for all the SIBA Book Award Nominations, and has been collecting pictures of SIBA booksellers.

And This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you'd like help getting set up with your own account.

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Thank you for your interest in SIBA,

Wanda Jewell, Executive Director
Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance
3806 Yale Avenue, Columbia, SC 29205
803.994.9530
Fax: 309.410.0211
www.sibaweb.com

Thank you to SIBA's Inkreadible Sponsors 2011:
Baker & Taylor
Bookazine

Trade Show #SIBA12: Sept 7-9, 2012 at Naples Grande Beach Resort, A Waldorf Astoria Collection

Find your favorite authors at Authors 'Round the South
What I'm blogging: Wanda's Wonderful Book Blog
Follow me on Twitter


SIBA Book AwardAnnouncing the 2012 SIBA Book Award Long List

(Columbia, SC)—The Long List for the 2012 SIBA Book Award has just been released by the Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance. Totaling almost 120 different titles, the “Long List” includes every eligible title nominated for the award—representing the bookseller and reader favorites of 2011 in fiction, nonfiction, poetry, children’s, young adult and cooking categories. From Lisa Alther to Erica Wright, Mary Kay Andrews to Daniel Woodrell, the Long List is the ultimate southern reading list from the people who would know—southern indie booksellers.

See the full list of titles here: http://www.sibaweb.com/siba-book-award/nominations

In the following months SIBA Booksellers will vote on finalists in each category, and the final winners will be picked by a jury of SIBA booksellers. Winners will be announced in July the week of Independence Day. In September, in Naples, FL, at the annual SIBA Trade Show, the winners and finalists will be recognized during the popular Writers’ Block Auction which raises money to promote the Awards and raise awareness of the importance of independent booksellers to the literary community.

The SIBA Book Awards were created not just to recognize great Southern books, but to give southern readers an enviable list of books to enjoy, read, buy, and give as gifts. As of this time, the SIBA Book Award remains one of the most far-reaching and high-profile awards for Southern literature. To be eligible for the SIBA Book Award, nominated books must 1) be southern in nature or by an southern author (preferably both!), 2) have been published the previous year, and 3) have been nominated by a SIBA-member bookstore or one of their customers.

Now is the time to revisit your to-be-read stack. The odds are, some of the books in the list below are waiting for you there!
For more information, visit http://www.sibaweb.com/siba-book-award

The 2012 Long List:

Children

Always Neverland by Zoe Barton (Harpercollins)
Animalogy by Marianne Berkes (Sylvan Dell) 
Bigger than a Breadbox by Laurel Snyder (Random House)
Jelly Bean Finds her Special Place by Jane Edwards (Lewis Color, Inc.)
Jo MacDonald Saw a Pond by Mary Quattlebaum (Dawn Publications) 
Liddil Gets Her Light by Tracey Cox (Guardian Angel Publishing)
Over in Australia by Marianne Berkes (Dawn Publications) 
Wake Up Man by Thomas Rain Crowe (Grateful Steps Publishing)
Which Side Are You On?: The Story of a Song by George Ella Lyon (Cinco Puntos Press)

Cooking

A Southerly Course by Martha Foose (Clarkson Potter)
Basic to Brilliant Y'all by Virginia Willis (Ten Speed Press)
Irresistible History of Southern Food by Rick McDaniel (History Press)
New Southern Garden Cookbook by Sheri Castle (UNC Press)
New Southern Latino Table by Sandra Gutierrez (UNC Press)
Southern Biscuits by Nathalie Dupree (Gibbs Smith)
The Happy Table of Eugene Walter: Southern Spirits in Food and Drink edited by Don Goodman & Thomas Head (UNC Press)
Well, Shut My Mouth! by Stephanie L. Tyson (John F. Blair)
Wildly Affordable Organic by Linda  Watson (Da Capo)

Fiction

A Bitter Truth by Charles Todd (William Morrow)
A Passel of Hate by Joe Epley (CreateSpace)
Accidental Birds of the Carolinas by Marjorie  Hudson (Press 53)
The Art of Saying Goodbye by Ellyn Bache (Harpercollins)
At the End of the Road by Grant Jerkins (Berkley)
Atlanta: A Novella by Loreen Niewenhuis (Main Street Rag)
The Ballad of Tom Dooley by Sharyn  McCrumb (St. Martin's Press)
The Beach Trees
by Karen White (New American Library)
Blood Clay by Valerie Nieman (Press 53)
Butterfly's Child by Angela Davis-Gardner (Dial)
The Butterfly's Daughter by Mary Alice Monroe (Gallery Books)
Coming Up for Air by Patti Callahan Henry (St. Martin's Press)
The Dry Grass of August by Anna Jean Mayhew (Kensington)
Echo by Dana Smith (19 Reasons)
Exposure by Therese Fowler (Ballantine)
The Family Fang
by Kevin Wilson (Ecco)
Folly Beach by Dorothea Benton Frank (Harpercollins)
Fortune's Son by Emery Lee (SourceBooks)
Home Free by Fern Michaels (Zebra)
The Hum and the Shiver by Alex Bledsoe (Tor)
The Inheritance of Beauty by Nicole Seitz (Thomas Nelson)
Iron House by John  Hart (St. Martin's Press)
Just The Thing To Be by Tracey Cox (Guardian Angel Publishing)
Late Edition by Fern Michaels (Kensington)
Leaving Lukens by Laura Wharton (Broad Creek Press)
Mercy Creek by Matt Matthews (Hub City Press)
The Mile Marker Murders by C. W.  Saari (Boutique of Quality Books)
Miss Julia Rocks the Cradle by Ann Ross (Penguin)
Naked Came the Leaf Peeper by Brian Lee Knopp et al (Burning Bush Press of Asheville)
Night Train by Clyde Edgerton (Little Brown)
Nightwoods by Charles Frazier (Random House)
Ninth Man by Brad Crowther (Ingalls Publishing Group)
Notes toward the Story and Other Stories by Corey Mesler (Aqueous Books)
Over in Australia by Marianne Berkes (Dawn Publications)
The Ocean Forest by Troy Nooe (Ingalls Publishing Group)
The Outlaw Album by Daniel Woodrell (Little Brown)
Quickening by Liza Wieland (SMU Press)
Reign of Madness by Lynn Cullen (Putnam)
The Road to Hell is Seldom Seen by Cappy Hall Rearick (Createspace)
Salvage the Bones by Jesmyn  Ward (Bloomsbury)
The Scrapbook of Frankie Pratt by Caroline Preston (Ecco)
Small Hotel by Robert Olen Butler (Grove)
Stranger You Seek by Amanda Kyle Williams (Bantam)
Strangers on Montagu Street by Karen White (New American Library)
Summer Rental by Mary Kay Andrews (St. Martin's Press)
Sunrise on the Battery by Beth Webb Hart (Thomas Nelson)
Ten Beach Road by Wendy  Wax (Berkley)
Trust by Sean Keefer (Old Line Publishing)
Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, There's A Body In The Car
by Fran Rizer (Bella Rosa Books)
Under the Mercy Trees by Heather Newton (Harper Perennial)
Under the Skin by Vicki Lane (Dell)
Washed in the Blood by Lisa Alther (Mercer U. Press)
The Watery Part of the World by Michael Parker (Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill)
Where To Now? by Rod Rogers (IUniverse)

Nonfiction

America Aflame: How the Civil War Created a Nation by David Goldfield (Bloomsbury Publishing)
Dinner With Tennessee Williams by Troy Gilbert (Gibbs Smith)
From Here to Absurdity: pink flamingos, vibrators & other comical events by David Hunter (Oconee Spirit Press)
Gone With the Wind, A Bestseller's Odyssey by Ellen F. Brown  and John Wiley (Taylor Trade) 
Growing Gills: A Fly Fisherman's Journey by David Joy (Bright Mountain Books)
It Happened on the Way to War: A Marine's Path to Peace by Rye Barcott (Bloomsbury Publishing)
Lions of the West by Robert Morgan (Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill)
My Paddle to the Sea by John  Lane (UGA Press)
The Poetry Company, a memoir by Joe Cobb Crawford (Emory Jones, LLC)
Praying for Strangers by River Jordan (Berkley)
Set Free to Live Free: Breaking Through the 7 Lies Women Tell Themselves by Saundra Dalton-Smith (Revell)
Sue Ellen's Girl Ain't Fat, She Just Weighs Heavy: The Belle of All Things Southern Dishes on Men, Money, and Not Losing Your Midlife Mind by Shellie Tomlinson (Berkley)
Taking a Stand by Juan Mendez and Marjory Wentworth (Palgrave Macmillan)
The Gorilla Man and the Empress of Steak by Randy Fertel (U Press of MS)
Upheaval in Charleston by Susan Williams (UGA Press)
Wait Until Tomorrow by Pat MacEnulty (The Feminist Press)
Working South by Mary Whyte (USC Press)
You Don't Sweat Much for a Fat Girl by Celia  Rivenbark (St. Martin's Griffin)

Poetry

Abandoned Quarry by John Lane (Mercer U. Press)
Ascent by Doris Davenport (CreateSpace)
Copperhead by Rachel Richardson (Carnegie Mellon)
Crack Light by Thomas Rain Crowe (Wind Publishing)
Head Off & Split: Poems (2011) by Nikky Finney (NWU Press)
If This World Falls Apart by Lou Lipsitz (Lynx House Press)
Instructions for Killing the Jackal by Erica Wright (Black Lawrence Press)
Nineteen Visions of Christmas by Sally Buckner (Main Street Rag)
Presence by Scott Wiggerman (Pecan Grove)
Seriously Dangerous by Helen Losse (Main Street Rag)
She Hands Me the Razor by Richard Krawiec (Press 53)
Southern Fictions by Kathryn Stripling Byer (Jacar Press)
Talking about Movies with Jesus by David Kirby (LSU Press)
Terroir by Robert Morgan (Penguin)
Unaccountable Weather by Kathryn Kirkpatrick (Press 53)
Waking by Ron Rash (Hub City Press)
Weaving a New Eden by Sherry Chandler (Wind Publications)

Young Adult

Breath of Angel by Karyn Henley ( Waterbrook)
The Dark and Hollow Places by Carrie Ryan (Delacorte)
Darwen  Arkwright and the Peregrine Pact by A.J. Hartley (Razor Bill)
Dead Rules by Randy Russell (Harper Teen)
Magnolia League by Katie Crouch (Poppy Books)
The Near Witch by Victoria Schwab (Hyperion)
Paper Covers Rock by Jenny Hubbard (Delacorte)
Where Things Come Back by John Corey Whaley (Simon and Schuster)
Second Time's A Charm by Mary Flinn (Aviva)

GABBS Atlanta

GABBS AtlantaSpring Book Show has a new name. GABBS Atlanta, but it is the same Great Show, and SIBA & ABA will be there to share!

The Education at GABBS Atlanta will include ABA Education on Friday morning –

ABA Education:  The Best of Winter Institute 7’s Best Practices Sessions
Friday, March 16th in Room 102, 8:30 am – 10:00 am
The 2012 Winter Institute featured a series of 12 half-hour “Best Practices” sessions on everything from children’s bookselling, human resources, and Google Analytics to marketing your store as a digital location, empowering your indie business alliance, and more. “The Best of the Best” is a roundup of booksellers’ top tips from Wi7.  ABA education is sponsored by Ingram Ingram Content Group.

And from SIBA on Saturday morning –

Best Practices for Working GABBS to Your Store’s Advantage
Saturday, March 17th will in Room 102, 8:30 am – 10:00 am

Veteran Bargain Book Buyers will tell you how they work the floor, what they look for, and why.  Learn how to sort through the vendors and their wares with your store, your customers, and your bottom line all in mind.


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and your last chance to nominate for the SIBA Book Awards

February, 2012

In This Issue

Inkreadible Sponsors

Upcoming on
Circle of Sites

 

More Than Words Can Say
More Than Words Can Say
(William Morrow & Company
)

Love Lifted Me
Love Lifted Me
(Thomas Nelson
)

Beyond Molasses Creek
Beyond Molasses Creek
(Thomas Nelson
)

Love, Charleston
Love, Charleston
(Thomas Nelson
)

Indomitable Will
Indomitable Will
(Crown Publishing Group
)

Blue Moon Bay
Blue Moon Bay
(Bethany Publishing House
)

Temptation
Temptation
(David C. Cook
)

A Land More Kind Than Home
A Land More Kind Than Home
(William Morrow & Company
)

Relentless Pursuit
Relentless Pursuit
(David C. Cook
)

Leaving Church
Leaving Church
(HarperOne
)

 

Previous Issues

About Us

SIBA is a trade organization for independent brick and mortar bookstores in the South.
Follow us on twitter
Find us on Facebook

Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance

www.sibaweb.com

What's in this edition of SIBA eInk? Some good ideas from your fellow booksellers. Some funding sources to make them happen. Some places to brag about your favorite books. Some gentle reminders about your SIBA membership. Some chances to win a trip to #siba12. Some things you should know about credit card processing. Some places you want to be in March.


Good ideas from your fellow booksellers

Here's a list of stores doing creative things to build both community and sales. Go ahead, steal some of these. And let SIBA know if you have something to add to the list. 

E.book Tutorial -http://www.fountainbookstore.com/purchasing-google-ebook
Bookseller as Publisher -http://www.malaprops.com/naked-came-leaf-peeper
School Sales -http://regulatorbookshop.com/storebargains
Loyalty Programs -http://www.parnassusbooks.net/founder-rewards
Store Swag -http://www.cafepress.com/maplestbookshop
Kids Events -http://www.pageandpalette.com/event/second-annual-fancy-nancy-fashion-show
Writing Workshops - http://www.changinghands.com/indieauthorconf
Kid Camps - http://starwarscamp.wordpress.com/
Literary Events - http://andersons2.indiebound.com/childrens-literature-breakfast
Adult Classes - http://www.breathebooks.com/calendar/index.php
Book Classes - http://www.politics-prose.com/classes/2012-classes
Combined book sales - http://justtherightbook.com/quiz
Signed First Editions Club - http://www.alabamabooksmith.com/signed-first-editions-club-0
One Reads - http://www.littleshopofstories.com/same-page.php
Author Lunches - http://www.bookyourlunch.com/
Parties - http://www.harleysvillebooks.com/event/family-fun-night-pj-party
Baby Gift Registry - http://www.booksinc.net/BabyGiftRegistry
Cooks with Books -http://bookpassage.com/events_calendar/cooks%20with%20books%20events
Bookswap - http://www.booksmith.com/event/booksmith-bookswap-great-american-family-edition
Local Interests - http://www.octaviabooks.com/localinterest
Cookbook Club -http://www.gardendistrictbookshop.com/cookbook-club-general-information

Bottom Line:  Differentiate yourself.  Start small and build.  Creating Services and Classes offers the largest growth area for indie bookstores since they are hard to reproduce online. 

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Looking to make ends meet? SBA Microloan Program

SBA’s Microloan Program provides loans up to $50,000 to start-up, newly established, or growing small businesses. The average microloan size is about $13,000. While the microloan program is open to all entrepreneurs, according to aSBA Fact Sheet, the program especially supports underserved markets, including borrowers with little to no credit history, low-income borrowers, and women and minority entrepreneurs in rural and urban areas who generally do not qualify for conventional loans, or other, larger SBA guaranteed loans.

Read the full report from the American Booksellers Association

Any bookseller interested in applying for a microloan should contact a SBA lender in their area. The Microloan Program is available in select locations in most states. For more information, it is recommended that booksellers first contact SBA at  (800) 827-5722, or one of SBA’s partners, such as SCORE or a Small Business Development Center. Booksellers can also contact their local SBA District Office.

Additional information is available on the SBA Microloan website; an intermediary lending list can be downloaded here.

Booksellers can also call ABA Senior Public Policy Analyst David Grogan at  (800) 637-0037, ext. 6662, for more information.

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Call for SIBA Book Award nominations

Last call for the 2012 SIBA Book Award Nominations!

Book Award CalendarFebruary 14th is the deadline. Show your love for your favorite southern books!

Each year, hundreds of booksellers across the South vote on their favorite "handsell" books of the year. These are the "southern" books they have most enjoyed selling to customers; the ones that they couldn't stop talking about. The SIBA Book Award was created to recognize great books of southern origin.

What books can be nominated?
Books are nominated in several categories, including fiction, nonfiction, poetry, cooking and children's. For a book to be eligible, it must be set in the South, or the author must be Southern (preferably both) and it must have been published within the previous calendar year.

Who can nominate a book?
Books can be nominated by SIBA-member booksellers . But stores can submit nominations on behalf of the their customers, so if you are not a bookseller, you can request your local bookstore nominate a title on your behalf.

How do I nominate a book?
Click here for the online nomination form

Where can I see a list of currently nominated titles?
Click here to see a list of current nominations

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Have you renewed your SIBA membership?

It is time to renew your membership if you want to be able to take full advantage of SIBA's benefits for the upcoming year. 

Membership dues are $150/year for booksellers...a mere $12.50 per month
$195/year for industry...only $16.25 per month

Your membership ID is 
Your membership Expiration date is

If the expiration date is blank, then your membership in SIBA has expired!

Please take a moment to renew your SIBA membership online and make sure all the contact information is correct. We use this information when we publish directories of SIBA members, such as the list of SIBA stores and STARS authors on Authors Round the South,  as well as company information that appears in SIBA's trade show directories.

Click here to manage your membership record online and use the login information below:

store name: 
store email: 
membershipID:  *
*You may be asked for a password, which you will have to create if you have never logged in before.

Click here to download a membership form you can fill out and fax back in: SIBA dues form

If you are renewing your membership you have until March 1, 2012 before you lose access to SIBA benefits.

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Win a trip to #siba12!

Show off your Okra and win a trip to #SIBA12!

 

You can win a free trip to #siba12 in Naples, Florida just for displaying your Okra Picks cards! Here's all you need to do:

1) Create a display in your store featuring your Okra Picks cards and the books.

2) Post a picture of the display to your website, blog, facebook page, twitter account, pinterest board, etc.

3) email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with the link to the picture.

That's all you need to do to be entered to win an all expense paid trip to #SIBA12 in Naples, Florida. It doesn't get any easier than that.

If you haven't already received your free display and set of Okra Picks cards, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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News from Novera

NoveraNovera Newswire: The Top 3 Misconceptions when Selecting a Credit Card Processor: 

  • One low rate
  • "Free" equipment
  • Junk fees

Novera’s consultative approach allows us to thoroughly educate our clients, equipping them to better understand this complicated industry. Unfortunately, the payment processing industry has become increasingly confusing, and often small business owners are taken advantage of in this complexity. As a result, businesses everywhere overpay for this simple service by thousands of dollars per year. Novera’s transparent and innovative flat fee pricing is changing all of that.

icon Novera Newswire: The Top 3 Misconceptions when Selecting a Credit Card Processor 

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GABBS Atlanta

 Spring Books Show is now GABBS Atlanta

GABBS AtlantaSpring Book Show has a new name. GABBS Atlanta, but it is the same Great Show, and SIBA & ABA will be there to share!
The Education at GABBS Atlanta will include ABA Education on Friday morning –

ABA Education:  The Best of Winter Institute 7’s Best Practices Sessions
The 2012 Winter Institute featured a series of 12 half-hour “Best Practices” sessions on everything from children’s bookselling, human resources, and Google Analytics to marketing your store as a digital location, empowering your indie business alliance, and more. “The Best of the Best” is a roundup of booksellers’ top tips from Wi7.  ABA education is sponsored by Ingram Ingram Content Group.

And from SIBA on Saturday morning –

Best Practices for Working GABBS to Your Store’s Advantage
Veteran Bargain Book Buyers will tell you how they work the floor, what they look for, and why.  Learn how to sort through the vendors and their wares with your store, your customers, and your bottom line all in mind.

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Thank you for your interest in SIBA,

Wanda Jewell, Executive Director
Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance
3806 Yale Avenue, Columbia, SC 29205
803.994.9530
Fax: 309.410.0211
www.sibaweb.com

Thank you to SIBA's Inkreadible Sponsors 2011:
Baker & Taylor
Bookazine

Trade Show #SIBA12: Sept 7-9, 2012 at Naples Grande Beach Resort, A Waldorf Astoria Collection

Find your favorite authors at Authors 'Round the South
What I'm blogging: Wanda's Wonderful Book Blog
Follow me on Twitter