Have you checked your B3! Points and SIBA credit lately?
You’re likely earning B3! Points all year, if you write reviews on Edelweiss and choose the ‘send to SIBA option’, participate in webinars and our book club, are on one of our committees, are a judge for the SIBA book awards, or are a speaker or moderator at one of our events. Participation earns points, and the more points accumulated, the greater the rewards. The goal of the program is to engage the Southern Bookselling Community and raise the visibility of Southern Indie Bookstores, and increase the value of investing in programs targeted towards Southern bookstores and their customers.
Members can use their B3! Points to pay dues, receive free meal tickets to the SIBA Discovery Show, and even free travel and hotel accommodations. Every 500 points accrued equals $50. B3! Points are cleared out annually on October 1st, so now is the time to use them! Not going to the show? SIBA can use your points to advertise your co-hosted events on facebook.
SIBA credit received from vendors or through refunds on SIBA services does not go away, and can also be used toward the SIBA Discovery Show and member dues.
Find out your B3! Points total and SIBA credit by logging in to your account and viewing your profile. If you need help with this, just let us know. We really want you to use your points for all your good work and SIBA engagement year-round.
B3! Building Better Booksellers is made possible by the generous sponsorship of the Reba and Dave Williams Foundation for Literature and the Arts, which awarded SIBA a $40,000 grant at the beginning of 2015 in honor of SIBA’s 40th anniversary.
"SIBA wants to be on your mind year-round. Raise your profile with us. We’ll raise your profile with southern readers, and in the industry. And in turn, yall will raise SIBA’s profile in the industry. And the industry will be better for us all. Let’s get engaged in a way that tells the southern story like only we can tell it.” —Wanda Jewell, Executive Director, SIBA