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Recap: Meet the Editors of Indie Presses

Posted By Nicki Leone, Thursday, October 15, 2020

Editors from Blair, Feminist Press, Tin House, Deep Vellum, Seven Stories Press, Europa Editions, and Verso all come together to discuss their favorite books from the upcoming lists.

Edelweiss Collections:

Blair Publishing (Robin Miura,Senior Editor & Associate Publisher)
https://www.edelweiss.plus/#catalogID=4526519&page=1

Feminist Press (Lauren Hook,senior editor)
https://www.edelweiss.plus/#catalogID=4528127&page=1

Deep Vellum (Will Evans, publisher)
https://www.edelweiss.plus/#catalogID=4528949&page=1

Tin House Books (Masie Cochran, Editorial Director)
https://www.edelweiss.plus/homepage.aspx?#catalogID=4520414&_=1600787055765&page=1

Verso Books (Jessie Kindig, editor in our Brooklyn office) 
https://www.edelweiss.plus/#catalogID=4524508&page=1

Seven Stories Press (Ruth Weiner, Director of Publicity for Seven Stories Press)
FALL 2020 ADULT and FALL 2020 KIDS and SPRING 2021 ADULT

Europa Editions (Rachael Small, Director of Publicity) 
https://www.edelweiss.plus/#catalogID=4527102&page=1

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ABA Launches "Boxed Out" Campaign

Posted By Nicki Leone, Wednesday, October 14, 2020

October 13, 2020

American Booksellers Association Launches National “Boxed Out” Campaign

The time is now for a conversation about consumer choices, the challenges of small business, and the threat of monopolies.

Boxes Out (New York, New York) 20% of independent bookstores across the country are in danger of closing. Today, the American Booksellers Association launched the “Boxed Out” campaign to draw attention to the high stakes indie bookstores face this holiday season in the age of Amazon and Covid-19, with a social media campaign and installations, the first was revealed in Washington, DC, today and the rest will debut tomorrow in New York City and Los Angeles.

When these independent bookstores close Covid will be listed as the cause of death, but the pre-existing condition for many may be listed as Amazon. The brown boxes that have become ubiquitous in building lobbies and on porches are “boxing out” bookstores and other small businesses all across the country, resulting in the loss of local jobs, local sales tax, community, and support.

Allison K Hill, CEO of ABA says, “People may not realize the cost and consequences of ‘convenience’ shopping until it's too late. More than one indie bookstore a week has closed since the Covid-19 crisis began. At the same time, a report forecasts that Amazon will generate $10 billion in revenue on October 13 and 14 during its Prime Day promotion. Connecting these dots, it’s clear to see convenience has a cost and a consequence. Closed indie bookstores represent the loss of local jobs and local tax dollars; the loss of community centers; and the loss of opportunities for readers to discover books and connect with other readers in a meaningful face-to-face way.”

“Boxed Out” was designed by DCX Growth Accelerator, the agency behind the “Palessi” prank for Payless shoes, which was one of the biggest activations of 2019 and won them Silver Agency of the Year from AdAge. This campaign’s signature “Boxed Out” installations are located in New York at McNally Jackson in Manhattan; Café con Libros, Community Bookstore, and Greenlight Bookstore in Brooklyn; Book Soup in West Hollywood; and Solid State in DC.

To tangibly demonstrate how our world is overtaken by those ubiquitous cardboard Amazon boxes, DCX created bespoke cardboard coverings to overtake each storefront. Piles of cardboard boxes spill out of these now-cardboard buildings, quipping “If you want Amazon to be the world’s only retailer, keep shopping there,” and cardboard books further bring the campaign message to life: “To Kill A Locally Owned Bookstore.”

Indie bookstores across the country are participating in #BoxedOut via social media, posters, and DIY displays. The following indies are officially helping to launch the targeted Twitter campaign: Bookshop Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, CA; BookBar, Denver, CO; Books & Books, Miami, FL; Avid Bookshop, Athens, GA; Raven Bookstore, Lawrence, KS; Watermark Books & Café, Wichita, KS; Source Booksellers, Detroit, MI; Moon Palace, Minneapolis, MN; Left Bank Books, St. Louis, MO; Word NY, Brooklyn, NY; Word NJ, Jersey City, NJ; Fountain Bookstore, Richmond, VA; Village Books, Bellingham, WA; Green Apple Books, San Francisco, CA; Loyalty, Washington, DC; Skylight Books, Los Angeles, CA; and Literati Bookstore, Ann Arbor, MI.

A Small Business Majority survey in August indicated that without additional funding, 26 percent of small business owners will not survive past the next three months, and nearly one in five say they won’t make it longer than four to six more months.

This week the House antitrust subcommittee released its report on Amazon, Facebook, Apple, and Google detailing the anticompetitive behavior of the companies and recommending a number of reform measures.

Choosing a locally owned business generates three times as much economic benefit for the local region as shopping at a chain, as noted by a study by American Independent Business Alliance. The 2019 Civic Economics “Prime Numbers” study reports that approximately 28 percent of all revenue of indie bookstores immediately recirculates in the local economy. This translates into a massive local impact advantage of 610 percent over Amazon (which recirculates only 4 percent locally). Buying local also means less packaging, less transportation, and a smaller carbon footprint.

In a recent Los Angeles Times Op-Ed Hill said, “The same way our votes in the upcoming election will shape our country’s future, where we spend our money this holiday season will determine the communities we find ourselves in come 2021.”

You can find your closest indie bookstore at IndieBound.org.

About ABA Founded in 1900, the American Booksellers Association is a national not-for-profit trade organization that works to help independently owned bookstores grow and succeed. Our 1,750 bookstores act as community anchors; they serve a unique role in promoting the open exchange of ideas, enriching the cultural life of communities, and creating economically vibrant neighborhoods. Contact Caroline Andoscia, Andoscia Communications - caroline@andoscia.com Dan Cullen, ABA - dan@bookweb.org

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NVNR on Demand: The 4th Quarter and the Way Forward

Posted By Nicki Leone, Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Predicting and planning for the future is always a stressful experience, and never more so than this year. Stores need tools to help them weather uncertain and volatile times -- both practical things like emergency business plan work sheets, and more inspirational tools that help them to face challenges and find the opportunities wthin them.

4th Quarter Strategies for Uncertain Times | Emergency Business Plan Spreadsheet

The Way Forward: Meeting Crisis with Creativity

 

 

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NVNR on Demand: the art and craft of the successful event

Posted By Nicki Leone, Wednesday, October 14, 2020

A number of the educational sessions at last month's New Voices New Rooms dealt with the art of hosting and running a successful event, virtual or otherwise. Those sessions are now available to view:

Event Management: Press Kits

Killer Author Pitches

Event Management: Successful Virtual Events

Event Disruptions

 

 

 

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SIBA Holiday Catalog Resources & Timeline

Posted By Nicki Leone, Wednesday, October 14, 2020

SIBA Holiday CatalogThe SIBA Holiday Catalog is at the printer! Here are some basic facts for stores using the catalog this fall.

Ship Date: The week of October 23
Land Date: The first week of November

Exact arrival dates depend on individual store orders and their direct and saturation mail specifications.

Title List: Spreadsheet | Edelweiss

Digital Catalogs are being created to integrate with both IndieCommerce, IndieLite, and Bookshop platforms.

Resources: Graphics are available to download here. Social media graphics are being designed and will be available soon.

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SIBA attends AMIBA’s Building Equity Virtual Conference

Posted By Linda-Marie Barrett, Tuesday, October 13, 2020

SIBA staff and two board members attended the American Independent Business Alliance’s Building Equity in the Local Economy virtual conference  last week. AMIBA’s first “Local Economy” conference centered on racial equity as a local economy driver. Spread over two days and featuring multiple BIPOC speakers on issues central to the conference’s topic, the gathering also included numerous opportunities to engage with other attendees and the speakers at small breakout sessions. The experience was so inspiring and brimming with actionable ideas that SIBA attendees met for a debrief to discuss continuing this important work. 

Among other initiatives in development, look for a Racial Equity Challenge from SIBA in January 2021, modeled on the Racial Equity Challenge from Food Solutions, New England.

We were struck by this quote shared by Katie Frank from Zingtrain. It was part of Zingerman’s draft vision for 2030 in a section penned by one of their Staff Partners, Betty Gratopp. May it inspire you as well:

 

“We deliberately practice starting at yes. Until principles tell us otherwise start at yes.  Until thoroughly investigated; start at yes.  Until numbers tell us otherwise; start at yes.  When your mind screams no, start at yes. If it makes us uncomfortable; especially start at yes. Something wonderful may be about to happen! We believe if we start at yes our creative canvas is blank and lends to more creative open-minded conversations. We believe by saying yes, our creativeness and innovation levels will increase and once momentum begins it’s easier to keep momentum than gain momentum. Yes becomes a tool to practice being open to ideas.” 

Learn more about AMIBA

Resources from the conference:

Poems shared at the beginning and end of each day’s session: 
The Why of Small Business | Book referenced by MaryAnn Howland


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NVNR: Content Marketing and Social Media for Bookstores

Posted By Nicki Leone, Friday, October 2, 2020

One of the most- requested videos from the New Voices New Rooms program, Kathy Ellen Davis's Social Media and Content Marketing for Bookstores offers 170 resources for booksellers looking to expand their impact and revitalize their social media presence.

The video:

Downloadable resources

 

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NVNR: Editor Buzz & Rep Picks -- the Edelweiss Collections

Posted By Nicki Leone, Wednesday, September 30, 2020
By Publisher/Imprint/Sales Group By Event/Date

Abrams
Archipelago (Juan Hormiga)
Blackstone (Competive Grieving)
Blackstone
Catapult
Chesapeake & Hudson
Como Sales Group
Consortium
Crown
Europa
Grove
Hachette
HarperCollins (Children's Editor Buzz)
HarperCollins (The Rib King)
HarperCollins (9/22 Pick of the Lists)
Henry Holt
Holiday House
Independent Publishers Group
Ingram Publisher Services
Ingram Publisher Service (9/24 Pick of the Lists)
Macmillan
Magination Press
PGW
Parson Weems
Penguin Random House
PRH (Lee Boudreaux)
PRH (9/22 Pick of the List)
Penguin (My Little One)
Random House Children's Books
Random House
Simon & Schuster (Northern Pick of the List)
Simon & Schuster (Southern Pick of the Lists)
Scholastic
Sourcebooks
Univesity of Texas Press
W.W. Norton

9/21 Children's Editors Buzz
HarperCollins (Children's Editor Buzz)
Crown

9/21 Rep Pick of the List
W.W. Norton
HarperCollins (The Rib King)
Penguin Random House

9/22 Adult Editors Buzz
PRH (Lee Boudreaux)

9/22 Rep Pick of the List
HarperCollins
Ingram Publisher Services
Sourcebooks
PGW
PRH

9/23 Adult Editors Buzz
Henry Holt
Catapult

9/23 Northern Pick of the List
Simon & Schuster
Chesapeake & Hudson
Parson Weems

9/23 Childrens Editors Buzz
Archipelago (Juan Hormiga)
Penguin (My Little One)

9/23 Rep Pick of the List
Europa
Holiday House
Abrams

9/24 Adult Editors Buzz
Blackstone (Competive Grieving)
Grove

9/24 Rep Pick of the List
Hachette
Blackstone
Ingram
Random House Children's Books
Random House

9/25 Rep Pick of the List
Scholastic
IPG

9/25 Southern Rep Pick of the List
Simon & Schuster (Southern Pick of the Lists)1
University of Texas Press

9/25 Rep Pick of the List 2
Consortium:
Como Sales Group
Macmillan
Magination Press

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NVNR: Crafting Your "Thank You" Space with C.A.R.E.

Posted By Nicki Leone, Wednesday, September 30, 2020
 

 

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Closing Keynote Event with Allie Brosh

Posted By Nicki Leone, Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Eight Regional Bookselling Associations Present
Closing Keynote Event with Allie Brosh

The eight regional bookseller associations are working together this fall to present a special trade show season Closing Keynote event with author and artist Allie Brosh. Independent booksellers are invited to join us on Wednesday, October 14 at 7:00 pm ET. Brosh will discuss SOLUTIONS AND OTHER PROBLEMS (Gallery Books; 9/22/20) with Jenny Lawson, author of Broken (in the best possible way) (Henry Holt and Co.; 4/6/21) and owner of Nowhere Bookshop in San Antonio, following an introduction by Mary Laura Philpott, author of I Miss You When I Blink. There will be an opportunity for audience questions.

Allie Brosh

Allie Brosh’s critically acclaimed debut, Hyperbole and a Half, introduced readers to her inimitable voice, impeccable comic instincts, and preternatural ability to capture complex emotions with deceptively simple drawings. By turns moving, droll, and darkly funny—with unforgettable meditations on depression that somehow manage to be all of the above, the book was a #1 Indie Next Pick and #1 Indie Bestseller.

An Indie Next Pick for October, SOLUTIONS AND OTHER PROBLEMS is an entirely original, full-color collection of autobiographical, illustrated essays, encompassing hilarious stories from Brosh’s childhood; the adventures of her simple, yet sneaky, pets; a meticulous dissection of her own character flaws and drastic measures to eradicate them; incisive essays on powerlessness, loneliness, and grief; and reflections on the absurdity of everyday life.

This virtual event will be held via Zoom Webinar, and access will be limited to association member booksellers only. Booksellers may register for free now, via this LINK. Attendance will be limited 500, with a waiting list. Approved registered attendees will receive a Zoom Webinar link prior to the event.

Special thanks to Gallery Books/Simon & Schuster for their support.

Gallery Books, a division of Simon & Schuster, is an imprint dedicated to publishing a variety of must-read books on a wide array of topics. Launched in 2010, Gallery is designed to showcase established voices and to introduce emerging new ones—in both fiction and nonfiction. Gallery Books is the publisher of The Last Black Unicorn by Tiffany Haddish, Melania and Me by Stephanie Winston Wolkoff, The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo by Amy Schumer, One by One and The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware, The Way I Heard It by Mike Rowe, The Problem with Everything by Meghan Daum, The Perks of Being A Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky, and Five Presidents by Clint Hill.

Simon & Schuster, a ViacomCBS Company, is a global leader in general interest publishing, dedicated to providing the best in fiction and nonfiction for readers of all ages, and in all printed, digital and audio formats. Its distinguished roster of authors includes many of the world’s most popular and widely recognized writers, and winners of the most prestigious literary honors and awards. It is home to numerous well-known imprints and divisions such as Simon & Schuster, Scribner, Atria Books, Gallery Books, Pocket Books, Adams Media, Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing and Simon & Schuster Audio and international companies in Australia, Canada, India and the United Kingdom, and proudly brings the works of its authors to readers in more than 200 countries and territories. For more information visit our website at www.simonandschuster.com.

Publisher contact:
Jessica Roth, Associate Director of Publicity
Jessica.roth@simonandschuster.com

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Meet the Editors from Indie Presses

Posted By Linda-Marie Barrett, Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Join us to meet the editors from publisher members of the Independent Publishers Caucus on Wednesday, October 14 at 3PM ET. This is the perfect opportunity to get your store on their radar, begin the connection for potential author events, and discover small press titles that reflect the thoughtful curation and literary quality that indie bookstore customers so appreciate.

Please rsvp lindamarie@sibaweb.com to attend. 

Meet the Editors:

Blair Publishers
Robin Miura, Senior Editor & Assoc. Publisher.Robin Miura has worked in publishing for 17 years, first as a production editor for Oxford University Press and later as an editor for Press 53 (where she edited a novel and memoir series) as a freelance editor, proofreader, publishing consultant, and writing coach for publishing companies and individual authors. She has worked with all types of books, but her passion is literary fiction and creative nonfiction. Her freelance clients have included Algonquin Books, Oxford University Press, Duke University Press, River’s Edge Media, and University of North Carolina Press. She is also a founding editor of the online magazine South Writ Large.

Feminist Press
Jisu Kim is the senior marketing, sales, and publicity manager at the Feminist Press. She oversees the marketing life of a book, from its beginnings as an ISBN to becoming course adopted and a backlist gem. She is a graduate of Sarah Lawrence College, where she studied comparative literature and political theory, and now lives in Brooklyn. 

Tin House
Masie Cochran is the Editorial Director at Tin House.Before coming to Tin House, she worked at InkWell Management Literary Agency in New York, NY.

Deep Vellum
Will Evans is a publisher, translator, and entrepreneur with an unparalleled knack for finding undertold, outstanding stories and connecting them to audiences. In 2013, Evans founded Deep Vellum Publishing, a nonprofit indie book publisher dedicated to translating the world’s best novels into English for American audiences.

Seven Stories
Ruth Weiner, Director of Publicity at Seven Stories Press

Europa Editions
Rachael Small, Director of Publicity, has an MFA in Literary Translation from the University of Iowa and a BA in French Studies and Creative Writing from Bard College, where she studied under Mona Simpson and Bradford Morrow. Her translations from the French and Spanish have appeared in The Buenos Aires Review and Anomalous Press, among others, and she was a 2012 participant in the Banff International Literary Translation Center.

Verso
Jessie Kindig is an editor at Verso Books, and her writing has appeared in n+1, Artforum, Jacobin, and the Boston Review.

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Lady Banks Bookshelf for October

Posted By Linda-Marie Barrett, Thursday, September 17, 2020

SIBA promotes six new books every month to readers, the customers of our member stores, in our Lady Banks Bookshelf promotion. These titles appear at the top of our weekly Lady Banks Commonplace Book newsletter, which has a circulation of over 60k. We also feature them above the fold on the homepage of Authors 'Round the South and as the cover image of the ARTS facebook page, with buy links promoted to our 15,000 Facebook friends. Plus, we boost these titles on our Facebook page for thousands more views. A different member store is featured with the titles every week. We give SIBA member stores a heads up on each month's featured titles, to encourage in-store and online displays.

For publishers looking to promote their new titles out to readers across the South, Lady Banks Bookshelf is our greatest value because of high visibility and engagement across multiple platforms. Contact us for more information or to get your titles on "The Shelf" in coming months.

Coming up in October:

The Wrong Kind of Woman by Sarah McCraw Crow
The Last Story of Mina Lee by Nancy Jooyoun Kim 
The Nothing Man by Catherine Ryan Howard
The King of Highbanks Road by Steve Watkins 
Restitution by Janet Lee Berg
A Palm Beach Scandal by Susannah Marren

Edelweiss Collection

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The Bookend Events at New Voices New Rooms

Posted By Linda-Marie Barrett, Wednesday, September 16, 2020

New Voices New Rooms, our SIBA/NAIBA trade conference , brings you five days of events to plug into your schedule and enjoy, learn from, and share with your colleagues. For your ease getting into events, please register for each event asap rather than day of, and download the events right into your calendar. Each event has a different Zoom link, so your prep now will make your experience later much easier! Make sure to register for the conference first as your key to entrance to the show, the equivalent of getting your show badge. Please take five minutes to scroll through the schedule and begin to plan your week (CYOA!).

Beginnings and endings are so meaningful, and we crafted this show with powerful intention. The result? It’s  bookended by two beautiful events you won’t want to miss. We begin on Monday, Sept 21 at 8:30AM with All Because You Matter with Tami Charles and Bryan Collier, the author and illustrator of All Because You Matter. Their book is “a lyrical, heart-lifting love letter to black and brown children everywhere: reminding them how much they matter, that they have always mattered, and they always will, from powerhouse rising star author Tami Charles and esteemed, award-winning illustrator Bryan Collier.” The conversation will be moderated by Liza Baker, VP and Publisher of Cartwheel and Orchard Books, Scholastic Inc.


We close the show on
Friday, Sept 25 at 6PM with The Way Forward: Meeting Crisis with Creativity. Rockstar authors and mentors
Ann Patchett, Elizabeth Gilbert, and Glennon Doyle will be in conversation about our present moment and the theme of creative response to crisis, followed by a lively Q & A from attending booksellers. Finding and supporting creative responses during such difficult times can often be the work that not only helps our businesses survive, but also saves us personally. Please join us as at our final event for #NVNR2020 and let’s do this important work together. And then celebrate.

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Two Directors to join the SIBA Board

Posted By Nicki Leone, Tuesday, September 8, 2020

SIBA Will Install Two Directors to the Board of Directors at the New Voices New Rooms Show

SIBA is pleased to announce the addition of Jamie Rogers Southern of Bookmarks in Winston-Salem, NC to the SIBA Board of Directors. She will join Deanna Bailey of Story on the Square in McDonough, Georgia, appointed in July, at the SIBA Annual Meeting being held online during New Voices New Rooms September 24th at 11:30 AM to be formally welcomed to the Board.

Jamie Rogers Southern is the Interim Executive Director at Bookmarks as of October 1st. Bookmarks is a literary nonprofit organization based in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. It began as the largest annual book festival in the Carolinas, and an Authors in Schools program reaching 7000+ students of all ages annually, and several other book and author events throughout the year. In 2017 the organization completed a successful capital campaign and opened a bookstore and permanent event space in downtown Winston-Salem. Before Bookmarks Jamie worked at Alabama Booksmith in Homewood, AL, and for the American Booksellers Association. She is married to Ed Southern, Executive Director of the North Carolina Writers Network. She's also a University of Alabama football fan. Roll Tide!

Jamie Rogers Southern and Deanna Bailey join board members Janet Geddis of Avid Bookshop in Athens, Georgia, John Cavalier of Cavalier House Books in Denham Springs, Louisiana, and Kelly Justice (current Board President) of Fountain Bookstore in Richmond, Virginia.

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New Voices New Rooms Exhibitor Spotlight

Posted By Nicki Leone, Thursday, September 3, 2020

The stellar programming in place for New Voices New Rooms wouldn't be possible without the generous (that's too mild a word) support of the the show's exhibiting publishers and vendors. These companies recognize the importance of independent booksellers to the success of their products and to the book industry itself, and they have gone above and beyond to demonstrate their commitment to the indie bookseller market.

The Virtual Exhibit Hall is filling up with new publishers, gift companies, and services being added every day. Visit and see for yourself!

Although the show won't start for another 19 days, many exhibitors already have links on their pages for setting up appointments to meet or requesting review copies. There are video links to editor and rep presentations, edelweiss collections, and information about show specials.

On each page you'll also find a form to leave your virtual "business card." Your information goes to the exhibitor, and enters you in the New Voices New Rooms Show Raffle.

Some of our featured exhibitors!

HarperCollins Blackstone Soho Press
Magination Press Batch for Books Harvard University Press

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Reverend Al Sharpton is Fall Keynote for Indie Conferences

Posted By Nicki Leone, Thursday, September 3, 2020
Eight Regional Bookselling Associations Present Opening Keynote Event with Rev. Al Sharpton

Rise Up The eight regional bookseller associations are working together this fall to present a special trade show season Opening Keynote event with the Reverend Al Sharpton. Independent booksellers are invited to join us as Rev. Sharpton presents his important, timely book RISE UP: Confronting a Country at the Crossroads (Hanover Square Press; 9/29/20), on Tuesday, September 15, from 4:30 to 5:30 pm ET.

Rev. Al Sharpton is the host of MSNBC’s “PoliticsNation” and the founder and President of the National Action Network (NAN), one of the leading civil rights organizations in the world. With over 40 years of experience as a community leader, politician, minister and advocate, the Rev. Al Sharpton is one of America’s most-renowned civil rights leaders. Sharpton also hosts the nationally syndicated radio show, “Keepin’ It Real”, which broadcasts in 40 markets, five days a week.

In RISE UP, Rev. Sharpton revisits the highlights of the Obama administration, the 2016 election, Trump’s subsequent hold on the GOP and his interactions and relationships with other key players in politics and activism. He also amplifies the new voices and movements that have emerged in response to the Trump presidency.

Rev. Sharpton will be in conversation with Ramunda Lark Young of MahoganyBooks, and will take questions from attendees. This virtual event will be held via Zoom, and access will be limited to association member booksellers only. Booksellers may register for free now, via this link. Approved registered attendees will receive a Zoom link prior to the event.

Special thanks to Hanover Square Press/HarperCollins Publishers for their support.

About Hanover Square Press: Hanover Square Press publishes compelling fiction and nonfiction encompassing a broad range of genres—from crime, thrillers, literary and high-concept fiction to narrative history, journalism, science, biography and memoir, including New York Times bestsellers from Dan Abrams and David Fisher, and Rick Ross. www.hanoversqpress.com

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Reader Meet Writer: Children’s Edition

Posted By Linda-Marie Barrett, Wednesday, September 2, 2020

Constance LombardoSIBA's Reader Meet Writer Author Series branches out into children’s programming in October with two author-illustrator hosts, Constance Lombardo and Vanessa Brantley-Newton. They will rotate duties and bring up the energy for kids and adult viewers. Constance is the author/illustrator of the middle grade Mr. Puffball series (HarperCollins) and the picture book Everybody Says Meow (HarperCollins). She currently lives in Asheville, NC with G. G. the cat and Louie the old beagle.  Vanessa is the author of 5 children's books and has illustrated over 50. Diversity is at the core of her work as she longs for all children to see themselves beautifully illustrated in picture books. She lives in Charlotte, NC with her husband and daughter and has a cat named Stripes. 


Vanessa Brantley-NewtonWe are so excited to bring you this programming! Please email lindamarie@sibaweb.com if you’d like to join the circle of participating Reader Meet Writer indie bookstores, or to book your authors into our programming.


Saturday, Oct 10th 11:00am - 12:00pm EST: Out! How to be Your Authentic Self with Miles McKenna in conversation with Emily Hampshire of Schitt’s Creek (!!!). This is the ONLY event Miles McKenna is presenting in this way for booksellers. Activist Miles McKenna came out on his YouTube channel in 2017, documenting his transition to help other teens navigate their identities and take charge of their own coming-out stories. From that wisdom comes Out!, the ultimate coming-out survival guide. Viewers at this event will find validation, inspiration, and support for their questions big and small—whether exploring identity or seeking to understand the experience of an awesome queer person in their lives.

Sat Oct 24th 11:00am - 12:00pm EST: A Chapter Book experience with Jonathan Auxier, Willa the Wisp, Kristen Miller, Every Thing You Need to Know When You Are 8, and Beth Ferry, Fox & Rabbit Make Believe. A trio of celebrated authors who will discuss their works, reading favorite parts for young folks in the audience, and taking questions from the hosts and our audience. Double treat as Constance and Vanessa co-host!

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SIBA Office Hours Update

Posted By Nicki Leone, Wednesday, September 2, 2020
In order to prepare for the forthcoming New Voices New Rooms show, for the month of September SIBA's Office Hours will be held by appointment only. To make an appointment, email Linda-Marie Barrett at lindamarie@sibaweb.com.

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Is Your Store on This List?

Posted By Nicki Leone, Thursday, August 27, 2020

New Vocies New Rooms

Only 24 more days to go...

There are already over 300 people registered for New Voices New Rooms, not to mention over 50 exhibitors, and more than 75 events on the schedule. Will your store be represented?

Register here

You must register by 8/31 to receive the show box of goodies, and you must be registered to be able to attend ANY of the events. Look who has already registered!

A Novel Experience
Adventure Bound Books
All Things Inspiration Giftique
Auburn Oil Company Booksellers
Avid Bookshop
Bards Alley
Book No Further
Bookmarks
Bound2please Books
Cavalier House Books
Charis Books & More
Copperfish Books
Douglasville Books
E. Shaver, Booksellers
Epilogue Books Chocolate Brews
Ernest & Hadley Booksellers
Fiction Addiction
Firestorm Books & Coffee
Flyleaf Books
Fountain Bookstore
FoxTale Book Shoppe
Garden District Book Shop
Geomi LLC dba MoonPie General Store & Original Book Warehouse
Givens Books
Horton's Books & Gifts
Itinerant Literate Books
M Judson Books
MacIntosh Books and Paper
Main Street Books
Main Street Reads
Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe
My Sister's Books, Inc.
NeverMore Books
Novel.

Oxford Exchange
Page & Palette
Page 158 Books
page after page bookstore
Park Road Books
Parnassus Books
Prince Books
Read Books Bookstore in Virginia Beach, VA
Read It Again
Righton Books
South Main Book Company
Spiral Circle Bookstore & More
Square Books
Square Books, Jr.
Story on the Square
Sugar Island
Sylvia Barnhill Designs dba Lowcountry Whimsy
The Book Dragon Shop
The Book Tavern
The Book Worm Bookstore
The Bookshelf
The Country Bookshop
The Crazy Book Lady, LLC
The Family Book Shop
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Lady Banks Bookshelf for September

Posted By Linda-Marie Barrett, Saturday, August 22, 2020

SIBA promotes six new books every month to readers, the customers of our member stores, in our Lady Banks Bookshelf promotion. These titles appear at the top of our weekly Lady Banks Commonplace Book newsletter, which has a circulation of over 60k. We also feature them above the fold on the homepage of Authors 'Round the South and as the cover image of the ARTS facebook page, with buy links promoted to our 15,000 Facebook friends. Plus, we boost these titles on our Facebook page for thousands more views. A different member store is featured with the titles every week. We give SIBA member stores a heads up on each month's featured titles, to encourage in-store and online displays.

For publishers looking to promote their new titles out to readers across the South, Lady Banks Bookshelf is our greatest value because of high visibility and engagement across multiple platforms. Contact us for more information or to get your titles on "The Shelf" in coming months.

Coming up in September:

I Voted: Making a Choice Makes a Difference by Mark Shulman and Serge Bloch
The Lost Country by William Gay
Mountain Laurel by Lori Benton
The Forever Wish of Middy Sweet by Terry Kay
Whose Woods These Are by John Lane
Road Out of Winter by Alison Stine

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