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.

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Call for Authors: June 1 Deadline

Fall Discovery Show - SIBA is for BookLovers!

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 considered. 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. SIBA tries to balance speakers 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 confi rmed author at the SIBA Trade Show. Sponsoring entities will not be charged the administrative fee. Please submit your suggestions via email or fax (309-410-0211) or mail to: SIBA, 3806 Yale Ave., Columbia, SC 29205 before June 1, 2014. If you have any questions call or email Wanda Jewell at the SIBA office at 803-994-9530;  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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