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Holiday CatalogRing in the Profits with the 2013 SIBA Holiday Catalog!

The response we get from the SIBA Catalog is overwhelming! We have customers coming to the store even after the holidays with copies of the catalog marked with their notes and wishes!” —John Cavalier, Cavalier House Books, Louisiana

In cooperation with Ingram Book Group, SIBA offers publishers an outstanding marketing opportunity available through the 2013 SIBA Holiday Gift Books Catalog. 

The catalog will be featured on,, and on Titles featured in the 2013 SIBA Holiday Gift Books Catalog receive full inventory support from Ingram Book Group.


icon 2013 SIBA Holiday Catalog Publisher Kit


AD RATES (per title)

Rate: $2,900
1st Time Advertiser: $1,900
University Press: $1,900
Sideline Product: $1,900

Volume Discount: Book 3 or more titles and save $1,000!
Front Cover and Back Cover: email Holly Merriman for more information
Volume discount is not applicable to the Back Cover or Front Cover.

Contact Holly Merriman at 615-213-5475 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
to reserve space.



Book by May 18 and choose one free reward:

  • SIBA online e-blast ad
  • SIBA bookstore mailing list
  • SIBA galley giveaway
  • One month placement on Lady Banks Bookshelf
  • Single exhibit table at SIBA 2013

All rewards must be used before January 1, 2014

Bookstore Catalog Committments

(to come)

The Complete Catalog Title List

(to come)

SIBA produces two print publications that are open to advertisements, both of the same dimensions.  The SIBA Toolkit/Newsletter is a full color publication produced six times a year and distributed to every SIBA member. The SIBA Tradeshow Directory is a Black and white publication published in late August or early September and distributed to every exhibitor and attendee of the annual fall trade show. A page size for each publication is 8.5 x 11 inches. 

Advertising Sizes:

Full Page:  7.5x10 inches
Half Page: 7.5x5 inches
Quarter Page: 3.5x4.5 inches

Advertising Specifications:

Ads must be submitted camera ready, in tiff or pdf formats, in a minimum resotion of 170 dpi. Ads may be either grayscale (Directory or Newsletter) or full color (Newsletter only).  Full color ads must be formatted with CMYK values.


The deadline for ads in print publications is always one month prior to publication:


Feb/Mar -- January 1
Apr/May -- March 1
Jun/Jul -- May 1
Aug/Sep -- July 1
Oct/Nov -- September 1
Dec/Jan -- November 1

Tradeshow Directory -- August 1