SIBA eInk June 2010: Who are you in bed with?


Table of Contents

Bookseller Revivials

Okra Picks 

Get in Bed Blog Project

 SIBA Sells Books!

How Tweet It Is Contest

Authors Round the South

Document Library Highlights

Web Tool of the Month

Mark Your Calendar!

Bookseller Revivials!
July 19, 26, 28

SIBA Trade Show
Sept. 24-26
Daytona, FL

Coming Up on Circle of Sites

Madonnas of Echo park
Madonnas of Echo Park
(Simon & Schuster)

Big Appetite

Big Appetite
(Simon & Schuster)

The Eternal Ones

Eternal Ones


June 2010

SIBA Indie Bookseller Revivals Revived in July – Mark Your Calendar Today

Your 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.   

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Okra PicksNew Peck of Okra Picks Announced – Summer is the Season for Okra

SIBA announces the 2010 Summer Okra Picks—great southern books, fresh off the vine.  This is a fresh bushel of great picks.  Lady Banks will be announcing the current Okra Picks to the public at the end of this month.  So pick some Okra Picks and place them on your shelves. We’re always working to send customers your way to pick a peck.

The Secret World of Walter Anderson

SIBA's Get in Bed Blog Project

Just before BEA, SIBA President Kelly Justice, owner of Fountain Bookstore, and Rebecca Joines Schinsky, of The Book Lady’s Blog, created a media frenzy with their Get in Bed with a Book Blogger project.  In response, SIBA’s own Wanda Jewell is launching the Get in Bed Blog Project.  Read more and sign up today.

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Eli the Good

Testing..1…2….3…..SIBA Sells Books at Authors ‘Round the South

In support of our core bookstores that are selling books online and hosting affiliate programs, and to encourage those who are not, SIBA began June 1 of this year to include purchase options that will direct sell selected titles to consumer on the consumer website, (ARTS) and in the Lady Banks’ Commonplace Books Newsletter via core member affiliate programs.  All core bookstore members with affiliate programs will be represented across the selected titles in a fair and thoughtful manner.  SIBA launched the online buy options with the Summer Okra Picks, 2010 SIBA Book Award Finalists & Winners, and the books on Lady Banks’ Bookshelf.  Any money realized from book sales will be applied to the further maintenance of the consumer site and outreach to consumers on behalf of SIBA’s core members.

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Lady Banks' Pick of the Week!

How Tweet It Is! Contest – Win a FREE Hotel Night during #SIBA10

A little bird told me. . .The hashtag for the SIBA Trade Show is #SIBA10.

Any member of SIBA who tweets - "How tweet it is. #SIBA10" between now and August 1st will be entered to win one free hotel night at SIBA 2010.  There will be 5 winners, so start twittering!  Follow SIndies to find out the latest Show news! Get your twitter account here:

Here is the registration form for the SIBA Trade Show –


Authors Round the South

Do not forget to take the time to post your events to the ARTS calendar, or to use the STARS resource to book authors into your community. SIBA will spread the word about what's happening at your store via it's own social networking connections. Follow @Sindies, @readermtwriter, @ladybanks, @rubyjewell!

South of Broad

SIBA Document Library – 2010 Book Award Finalists Shelf Talkers

The SIBA Document Library is a great tool and provides content on tons of topics. The 2010 SIBA Book Award Winners will be announced after July 4th. Use these shelf talkers to promote the finalists in your store.  Easy, breezy, beautiful

Download the 2010 Book Award Shelf Talkers

Southern Farmers Market Cookbook

Web Tool of the Month – Like new customers?

This is a great site and it is adding cities every day.  Like new customers?  Then you’ll love GroupOn.  Learn how a one-day feature on Groupon can bring your bookstore thousands of new customers. Watch the 2 Minute Intro.

Dead Weight

SIBAWanda Jewell
Executive Director
Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance
3806 Yale Dr.
Columbia, SC 29205

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