The SIBA Trade Show | September 19-21 | Sheraton Norfolk Waterside Hotel
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2014 SIBA Discovery Show

Trade Show

Your membership gives you entrance each fall to a trade show floor alive with books - over 300 tables manned by sales representatives who work in your part of the country and who are familiar with both the rewards and the difficulties of selling books in the Southeast. You will be associating with nearly six hundred booksellers who enjoy the intimacy of a regional association where it is easy to discuss what works for them in bookselling and eager to learn what works for you.

The trade show schedule is packed with workshops and panels. You will meet many authors signing their books, speaking, or giving readings from their newly published books.The trade show is southern in its friendliness, social gatherings, and intimacy encouraging many informal exchanges of ideas.


Schedule of Events
Attendee Registration
Register as an attendee
Exhibitor Registration
Register as an exhibitor
Meal Function Tickets
Purchase Meal Tickets
Who's coming?      
Exhibitor Directory & Show Specials
Bookstores & Other Attendees
Authors Coming to the Show
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#siba14 Hotel Reservations

The Sheraton Norfolk Waterside Hotel : Reservations
Group rate available until August 18, 2014. Subject to Availability.


The Courtyard Norfolk Downtown
 Reservations | 1-800-894.7956 | the code for King beds: SIBSIBA, or for two Queens: SIBSIBB
All reservations need to be made before 11:59pm on September 8, 2014 in order to qualify for the group discount.
Guests booked under the group code will receive discounted parking at $14 per night; however, the website alert will still say $19, but that is for non-group reservations. 


The #SIBA14 Discovery Show is being held at the Sheraton Norfolk. Overflow rooms are available at the Courtyard Norfolk Downtown.

Inkreadible Sponsors

Bookazine | Ingram Book Company | Baker and Taylor | 

The Reba and Dave Williams Foundation for Literature and the Arts​

#siba14 Call for Authors

The Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance invites exhibiting publishers to submit authors in consideration for special events to be held on Friday through Sunday, September 19-21, 2014 at the SIBA Fall Discovery Show in Norfolk, Virginia. You must have registered to exhibit at the SIBA Trade Show before authors can be confirmed. 

Register to exhibit here
Purchase tables, tickets and show directory ads here

The newest titles are considered first for author appearances.  The majority of the slots are filled by authors of books that pub in the Fall of 2014 and the Winter of 2015. Balance is achieved by having authors of contemporary fiction, nonfiction, biographic and childrens content as well as celebrity authors. Suggested authors will also be considered as speakers for panels and readings and other events. 

An administrative fee of $299 will be charged for each confirmed author at the SIBA Trade Show. Sponsoring entities are not charged administrative fees. 

Please submit your suggestions via email or fax (309-410-0211) or mail to: SIBA, 3806 Yale Ave., Columbia, SC 29205. Our usual deadline of June 1, 2014 has been extended to accomodate your late requests, but we do need to hear from you asap. 

If you have any questions call or email Wanda Jewell at the SIBA office at