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THE BOOKS YOUR COLLEAGUES ARE TALKING ABOUT

Posted By Nicki Leone, Monday, October 22, 2018

Edelweiss+THE BOOKS YOUR COLLEAGUES ARE TALKING ABOUT

Submitted this week on Edelweiss+ using the "send to SIBA" option. Thanks to Avid Bookshop, Bookmarks, Bookmiser, Copperfish Books, The Country Bookshop, Fiction Addiction, Flyleaf Books, Fountain Bookstore, Inkwood Books, Itinerant Literate, Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe, Octavia Books, Page & Palette, Quail Ridge Books, and Underground Books.

9780451491336 The Travelling Cat Chronicles 10/23/2018
"A charming, quick read. A lovely gift for anyone who loves... and is loved by...a cat."

9780393609752 Did You Just Eat That? 11/6/2018
"I have a new fear of restaurant menus because of this book."

9780062498823 Harold Snipperpot's Best Disaster Ever 2/5/2019
"Alemagna's mixed media illustrations are delightful and exquisitely riotous, and her ability to channel a child's wide-eyed curiosity is unmatched."

9780062868909 The Hunting Party 2/12/2019
"The Hunting Party is reminiscent of Agatha Christie while still being thoroughly modern. I flew through this story in less than a day."

9780525622109 Finding Dorothy 2/12/2019
"Not only do we come to know Frank and Maude and their lives together but we learn more details about the making of the movie and the role of Judy Garland. What’s not to love!!!"

9780525513926 Four Dead Queens 2/26/2019
"A very fast paced mystery that takes so many twist and turns you’ll find yourself gripping the book for dear life."

9781101907146 The Old Drift 3/26/2019
"Serpell is the kind of debut author that makes you believe in ONLY ever reading debut authors."

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Source of Income for Bookstores

Posted By Wanda Jewell, Friday, October 19, 2018

Source of Income for Bookstores

If you haven't signed up for DartFrog, now's a great chance. In addition to a guaranteed quarterly stipend, DartFrog is launching a new program that will pay your store $500 every time you refer an author whose manuscript is accepted for publication through DartFrog's new hybrid publishing program. 

 
There's no cost to your store to join DartFrog. Every three months they send you 15 fully vetted self-published books. You keep the full retail value of the first of each title sold, and then order additional copies through Ingram at your normal discount rate. They also pay you $35 every time you refer a self-published author, plus every store receives a guaranteed quarterly stipend of $100. Click here for more information, or here to see how some stores already display DartFrog's titles. 
 
If you sign up by Oct 31, they will consider you for their new pilot program that will pay your store $500 every time you refer an author whose manuscript is accepted for publication through their new hybrid publishing program. 
 
DartFrog is a great opportunity for bookstores. Take a moment to learn more and sign up today. 

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Disaster Relief

Posted By Nicki Leone, Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Disaster Relief

Binc

Are you a bookseller or store owner that has been affected by Hurricane Florence or Michael? Remember that Binc is here for you. Email us at help@bincfoundation.org or call 866-733-9064.

Are You Prepared for a Disaster?
Help your store meet the challenge with this checklist.

 

Staying Open Despite the Hurricane Because of Your Help

The consequences and difficulties that result from a major hurricane don't always take the form of property damage, and stores and their employees do not need to have suffered physical damage to qualify for assistance.

The thoughtful owner of a bookstore in North Carolina did all they could to prepare for the recent Hurricane Florence. They put books and merchandise on high shelves and most major physical damage was avoided because of their precautions and preparation before the storm. However, because of this store's location and a customer base which is in a large part tourists, they are struggling to pay their mortgage and utilities because access to their area is currently restricted to emergency and storm clean up crews. Cleanup is likely going to take several months and foot traffic will be limited to nonexistent for weeks to come. Binc has stepped in to cover mortgage and utilities for a few months, so that when tourists return their favorite local bookstore will still be there – ready to welcome them back.


If you or a bookseller you know is facing an unexpected hardship, contact Binc and we will help you navigate available resources.

If you'd like to help booksellers facing life's emergencies donate here.

We are counting on you to help booksellers and their families.

Thank you,
Kate & The Binc Foundation Team

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The Love Your Bookstore Challenge!

Posted By Linda-Marie Barrett, Tuesday, October 16, 2018

The Love Your Bookstore Challenge! 

There’s a new retail holiday celebrating brick and mortar bookstores! It’s Love Your Bookstore, taking place from Saturday, November 10 to Friday, November 16.

This holiday comes with a challenge: during “Love Your Bookstore” week, readers visit their favorite bookstores and take a picture of the book they’re most excited to gift this holiday season. They must post their photo on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter sometime during November 10-16 with the hashtag #loveyourbookstore to be entered to win bookish prizes. The list of prizes is fantastic, and growing as more sponsors join in.

Booksellers can promote the #loveyourbookstore challenge to customers, and involve their local authors and publishers to spread the word through social media. Here’s a link to resources for booksellers to assist in promotions. Raise awareness of the “Love Your Bookstore” holiday in your community and boost an event that celebrates you!!

One of the founding members of this holiday is Dominique Raccah, publisher and CEO of Sourcebooks. She says, “Bookstores are amazing and important places for us all culturally, and we know that booksellers help readers discover and share the magic of books. They create communities of readers that make a difference because books change lives. We want to give everyone a way to celebrate their favorite bookstore.”


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What’s on the Shelf at Lady Banks during November?

Posted By Linda-Marie Barrett, Tuesday, October 16, 2018

What’s on the Shelf at Lady Banks during November?

 

SIBA promotes six new books every month to consumers 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 on the cover image of the ARTS Facebook page with buy links promoted to our 15,000 Facebook friends. A different member store is featured with the titles every week.


Since SIBA redesigned Lady Banks Bookshelf in the spring, this promotion experienced a 23% increase in audience reach(from 17K to 22.5K), and a 16% jump in engagement (from 585 to 700) in on social media, and a 10% rise in impressions, 14% rise in click throughs via email. SIBA attributes the success to a more strongly focused target audience, more active engagement with member bookstores, and a fresh, more visually appealing presence that also appeals to the reader's sense of adventure and individuality. These were all decisions made directly out of the Social Networking Class we took with Sarah Benoit.


By promoting through Lady Banks, publishers are making an investment in SIBA member bookstores’ attention and market. SIBA works with them to select titles your customers are looking for, and then we drive those customers to your stores.  It’s very worth your while to bring Lady Banks Bookshelf titles in before the month begins, and put up a display.


What’s up for November:

  • Night of Miracles by Elizabeth Berg

  • The Alehouse at the End of the World by Stevan Allred

  • Friday Black by Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah

  • Chosen People by Robert Whitlow

  • City of a Million Dreams by Jason Berry

  • Love Like Sky by Leslie C. Youngblood (#OkraPick)


Here’s a link to the collection on Edelweiss.

     

 

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Call for EUREKAsiba Presenters!

Posted By Wanda Jewell, Monday, October 15, 2018

Call for EUREKAsiba Presenters!

Want to mark this off your bucket list?  Dream of presenting a TED-style talk on an innovative solution you've created.  We want you!  

Items for any potential  EUREKAsiba  bookseller to consider:  Talks need to be between 11 and 18 minutes, and cannot go over time.  In developing your idea, write your idea down in one or two sentences. Ask yourself three questions: Is my idea new? Are you telling people something you're pretty sure they have not heard before? Is it interesting? Think about how your idea might apply to a room full of varied kinds of people. Who might be interested in it? Is it factual and realistic? If you are presenting new research, make sure your idea is backed by data and peer reviewed. If you are presenting a  call  to action, make sure it can be executed by members of your audience. If you answered “no” to any of these questions, refine your idea. Ask someone you respect who doesn’t work in your field, and if they answer “no” to any of these questions, refine your idea.

Here is a good structure for your talk.

 1. Start by making your audience care, using a relatable example or an intriguing idea. 
 2. Explain your idea clearly and with conviction. 
 3. Describe your evidence and how and why your idea could be implemented. 
 4. End by addressing how your idea could affect your audience if they were to accept it.

 And a few links to consider if you'd like:

http://speakupforsuccess.com/how-are-ted-talks-and-business-presentations-different/

https://storage.ted.com/tedx/m anuals/tedx_speaker_guide.pdf
 
https://www.ted.com/talks/nanc y_duarte_the_secret_structure_ of_great_talks

 

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THE BOOKS YOUR COLLEAGUES ARE TALKING ABOUT

Posted By Nicki Leone, Monday, October 15, 2018

Edelweiss+THE BOOKS YOUR COLLEAGUES ARE TALKING ABOUT

Submitted this week on Edelweiss+ using the "send to SIBA" option. Thanks to Avid Bookshop, Bookmarks,The Bookshelf, Fiction Addiction, Firestorm Books, Flyleaf Books, Fountain Bookstore, Inkwood Books, Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe, McIntyre's Books, One More Page Books, and Read It Again.

9781250175731 The Darkest Star 10/30/2018
"No one delivers angsty alien, swoon worthy romance like Armentrout!"

9780316415811 An Almost Perfect Christmas 11/6/2018
"This book reminded me, in the best way possible, of reading my mom's Erma Bombeck books, but with a hilarious, British Christmas setting."

9781250144546 The Gilded Wolves 1/15/2019
"Roshani Chokshi’s ability to undercut extremely dark and emotional scenes with glorious humor rivals that of even the best writers at Marvel!"

9780451493026 Black Is the Body 2/19/2019
"Bernard's essays are infections jolts of insight."

9781984883261 The River 5/14/2019
"Take a pinch of James Dickey, add a spoonful of Norman MacClean. Stir well, then take outside and bake in a flashover fire. Top it off with a dollop of an ending that will tear you up inside and you have a mighty tasty novel that you will not be able to put down.."

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Publisher Promotions Week of 10/15

Posted By Wanda Jewell, Monday, October 15, 2018

Publisher Promotions Week of 10/15

PUBLISHER:  Abrams

PROMO NAME:  Backlist special

PROMO DETAILS:  Backlist Special: 25+ books = +4%; 50+ books = +6%.  All books published before 12/31/17 qualify. Returnable and Non-Returnable accounts are eligible.

PROMO CODE:  BACK18

PROMO LINK: 

EXPIRES:  12/31/2018

 

PUBLISHER:  Abrams

PROMO NAME:  Backlist Special

PROMO DETAILS:  Backlist Special: 25+ books = +4%; 50+ books = +6%.  120 Days Dating. All books published before 12/31/17 qualify. Returnable and Non-Returnable accounts are eligible.

PROMO CODE:  BACK18

PROMO LINK: 

EXPIRES:  12/31/2018

 

PUBLISHER:  Abrams

PROMO NAME:  Display special

PROMO DETAILS:  All displays receive 50% Returnable/52% Non-Returnable

PROMO CODE:  None

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PUBLISHER:  Abrams

PROMO NAME:  Noterie special

PROMO DETAILS:  Noterie Special: 5 of each title = 55% returnable/56% non-returnable

( Thinking of You: Bouquet in a Book 9781419729553, Happy Day: Bouquet in a Book 9781419729546, Molly Hatch Notecards 9781419729584, Watercolor Workshop Notecards 9781419729232, Brave Birds Notecards 9781419729744)

PROMO CODE: 

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PUBLISHER:  Abrams

PROMO NAME:  Ada Twist Carton Quantity Offer

PROMO DETAILS:  Ada Twist Carton Quantity Offer: 50% returnable/52% Non-returnable on 24-copy mixed carton (9781419731167).  Includes four of each of the following:  Iggy Peck, Architect; Rosie Revere, Engineer; Ada Twist, Scientist; Iggy Peck’s Big Project Book for Amazing Architects; Rosie Revere’s Big Project Book for Bold Engineers; Ada Twist’s Big Project Book for Stellar Scientists.

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PUBLISHER:  Abrams

PROMO NAME:  Diary of a Wimpy Kid 32-Copy Carton Offer

PROMO DETAILS:  Diary of a Wimpy Kid 32-Copy Carton Offer:  50% returnable retailer/51% RDC/52% Non-returnable retailer.  Carton Offer ISBN 9781419736483. 32-copy floor display ISBN 9781419734762

PROMO CODE: 

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PUBLISHER:  Abrams

PROMO NAME:  Noterie Special

PROMO DETAILS:  Noterie Special: 5+ of each title = 55% RET/57% N/R (Quotes to Smoke 9781419732546, Read Harder 9781419732553, Make Blackout Poetry 9781419732492, Cute Kawaii Doodles 9781419732423)

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PUBLISHER:  Abrams

PROMO NAME:  Carton Offers

PROMO DETAILS:  Carton Offers: 60% Discount:

o        Terrible Two – 36 copy mixed carton ( 8 each Terrible Two #1-#3 (PB) 12 Terrible Two #4 (New HC) 9781419735547

o        Frank Einstein – 48 copy mixed carton (8 each Frank Einstein #1-#5 (PB), 8 Frank Einstein #6 (New HC) 9781419735554

PROMO CODE: 

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PUBLISHER:  ACC

PROMO NAME:  Spring 2018 Extra Discount Promo

PROMO DETAILS:  10+ book assorted titles, new and backlist = +5% discount.  Multiple orders accepted. Valid for all in print and NYP titles except for Archetype, Archivia, Floating World and M Shafik Gabr.

PROMO CODE:  Code: ACC2018A (Returnable Accounts), ACC2018B (Non-Returnable Accounts).

PROMO LINK: 

EXPIRES:  12/31/2018

 

PUBLISHER:  ACC

PROMO NAME:  Fall 2018 Extra Discount or Free Freight Promo

PROMO DETAILS:  Fall 2018 Extra Discount or Free Freight Promo: 10+ book assorted titles, new and backlist = +5% discount or Free Freight.  Extra Discount Code: ACC2018A (RET), ACC2018B (N/R). Free Freight Code: ACCRTS18FF (RET), ACCNRS18FF (N/R) Multiple orders accepted. Valid for all in print and NYP titles except for Archetype, Archivia, Floating World and M Shafik Gabr.

PROMO CODE: 

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EXPIRES:  12/31/2018

 

PUBLISHER:  Amber Lotus

PROMO NAME:  Calendar Rack Program

PROMO DETAILS:  Calendar Rack Program: 16- Pocket floor display, white (Ht. 64”/Dia. 22”): $115 + shipping; offset = 12 free calendars (single title, your choice) with a minimum purchase of 96 calendars.

PROMO CODE: 

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PUBLISHER:  Arte

PROMO NAME:  Rep Special

PROMO DETAILS:  Rep Special: Order a minimum of 5 books and receive a 46% discount. Order a minimum of 10 books and receive Free Freight on that order.  Orders must be marked “Rep Free Freight Offer.” One order only.

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PUBLISHER:  Arte Publico Press

PROMO NAME:  Rep Special

PROMO DETAILS:  Rep Special: Order a minimum of 5 books and receive a 46% discount. Order a minimum of 10 books and receive Free Freight on that order.  Orders must be marked “Rep Free Freight Offer.” One order only.

PROMO CODE:  Rep Free Freight Offer

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PUBLISHER:  Baker & Taylor

PROMO NAME:  Regional Holiday Catalog Promotion

PROMO DETAILS:  45% discount on all regional holiday catalog titles through December 1. No limit to the number of times you can order. No promo code needed.

PROMO CODE: 

PROMO LINK:  http://indie.baker-taylor.com/

EXPIRES:  12/1/2018

 

PUBLISHER:  Barron's Educational Series, Inc.

PROMO NAME:  Barron's Halloween Special Offer

PROMO DETAILS:  FREE FREIGHT on 15 assorted books! For a list of titles included in this promotion, please refer to the Promotion Link.

PROMO CODE:  HAL18FF

PROMO LINK:  http://barronsbooks.com/cat/SPECIALS/HAL18FF.pdf

EXPIRES:  9/30/2018

 

PUBLISHER:  Barron's Educational Series, Inc.

PROMO NAME:  Barron's Christmas Gift Ideas for Kids - Special Offer

PROMO DETAILS:  FREE FREIGHT on 15 assorted books.  For additional information and a list of titles included in this promotion, please see the promotion link.

PROMO CODE:  XMAS18FF

PROMO LINK:  http://barronsbooks.com/cat/SPECIALS/XMAS18FF_JUV.pdf

EXPIRES:  11/15/2018

 

PUBLISHER:  Barron's Educational Series, Inc.

PROMO NAME:  Barron's Christmas & Hanukkah Gift Ideas Special Offer

PROMO DETAILS:  FREE FREIGHT on 15 assorted books.  Please see the promotion link for additional information and all titles included in this promotion.

PROMO CODE:  XMASA18FF

PROMO LINK:  http://barronsbooks.com/cat/SPECIALS/XMASA18FF.pdf

EXPIRES:  11/15/2018

 

PUBLISHER:  Beckett

PROMO NAME:  New Incentive Program

PROMO DETAILS:  New Incentive Program: 44% and free freight with minimum of 5 books, any book. 47% and free freight with a minimum of 10 books, any book.

PROMO CODE: 

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PUBLISHER:  Boydell and Brewer

PROMO NAME:  Rep Special

PROMO DETAILS:  +5% and Free Freight on one order per season.  No minimum.

PROMO CODE:  BB345

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PUBLISHER:  Boydell& Brewer

PROMO NAME:  Rep Special

PROMO DETAILS:  Rep Special: +5% and FF on one order per season.  No minimum.

PROMO CODE:  BB345

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PUBLISHER:  Candlewick

PROMO NAME:  Indies Introduce Debut Authors Special Offer

PROMO DETAILS:  Indies Introduce Debut Authors Special Offer:  Order 5+ copies of Speechless (9781536200928) and receive +10% discount.

PROMO CODE:  ECT (EDI code: RCP029)

PROMO LINK: 

EXPIRES:  11/1/2018

 

PUBLISHER:  Candlewick

PROMO NAME:  Backlist Stock Offer

PROMO DETAILS:  Backlist Stock Offer: Order a minimum of 50 assorted backlist units spread over a minimum of 10 titles and receive 50%, FF and 90 days dating.  Returnable retailers only.  One order only.  Only books published prior to 9/1/18 are eligible.

PROMO CODE:  ECK (EDI Code: RCP024)

PROMO LINK: 

EXPIRES:  11/15/2018

 

PUBLISHER:  Candlewick

PROMO NAME:  Fall Backlist Christmas Classics Offer

PROMO DETAILS:  Fall Backlist Christmas Classics Offer:  Order a minimum of 10 assorted copies from the following titles and earn an extra 5% discount.  (Red and Lulu 9780763677336, Walk this World at Christmastime 9780763689216, Fa La La 9780763632472, Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomey 9780763678227, A Christmas for Bear 9780763649234)

PROMO CODE:  ECW (EDI code RCP032)

PROMO LINK: 

EXPIRES:  12/15/2018

 

PUBLISHER:  Candlewick

PROMO NAME:  Fall 2018 CHIRP Offer

PROMO DETAILS:  Fall 2018 CHIRP Offer:  Order 20+ Fall ’18 CHIRP books (minimum 8 titles CHIRP Picks and Buyer’s Picks combined).  Receive 50% discount and 90 days dating on initial supporting order and on reorders of 20+ units.

PROMO CODE:  ECL (EDI Code: RCP013)

PROMO LINK: 

EXPIRES:  12/31/2018

 

PUBLISHER:  Candlewick

PROMO NAME:  Judy Moody 39-copy PB Reissues Floor Display Special

PROMO DETAILS:  Buy 2 Get 3rd Free consumer offer. (Retailers pay for 2/3 of the books in the display, 1/3 of the books in the display are free.) Display Retail $233.61.  Display net cost to bookstores $79.43. Display ISBN 9781536204964

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PUBLISHER:  Candlewick

PROMO NAME:  Louisiana’s Way Home 10-copy Floor Display Special

PROMO DETAILS:  Louisiana’s Way Home 10-copy Floor Display Special: 50% and 90 Days Dating.  Display ISBN 9781536207392.  Display retail: $169.90.  Contains 10 copies of Louisiana’s Way Home (9780763694630, $16.99).  Returnable Retailers Only.

PROMO CODE:  EC7 (EDI Code: RCP007)

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PUBLISHER:  Candlewick

PROMO NAME:  Beyond the Sixth Extinction Display Copy Offer

PROMO DETAILS:  Beyond the Sixth Extinction Display Copy Offer: Order a minimum of 4 copies per store location of Beyond the Sixth Extinction (9780763687885) and receive a free display copy (Limit one per store location on prepub orders only).  Must order through rep.

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PUBLISHER:  Chronicle

PROMO NAME:  Laurence King/Princeton Architectural Press Lowered Minimum Permanent Special

PROMO DETAILS:  Use promo code LKPA12U to take advantage of the 12 unit minimum. (LK and PAP combine).

PROMO CODE:  LKPA12U

PROMO LINK: 

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PUBLISHER:  David R. Godine Publisher Inc.

PROMO NAME:  Fall2018

PROMO DETAILS:  20+ assorted books with standard discounts and free freight

PROMO CODE:  Fall2018

PROMO LINK: 

EXPIRES:  10/31/2018

 

PUBLISHER:  Gibbs-Smith

PROMO NAME:  $150 Under-Minimum Special

PROMO DETAILS:  Gibbs-Smith will ship an order free freight if the total order is at least $150 NET.

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PUBLISHER:  Gibbs-Smith

PROMO NAME:  Fall 2018 Special

PROMO DETAILS:  Returnable Accounts: 20+ units = +2% and FF on books; 35+ units = +5%, FF and 90 day dating.  Non-Returnable Accounts: 20+ units = +2%, FF, and 60 days dating.  Gift product does not qualify for the extra discount but does contribute to the FF minimums. Multiple orders ok.

PROMO CODE: 

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PUBLISHER:  Gibbs-Smith

PROMO NAME:  150 Under-Minimum Special

PROMO DETAILS:  150 Under-Minimum Special: Gibbs-Smith will ship an order FF if the total order is at least $150 NET.

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PUBLISHER:  Kumon

PROMO NAME:  Fall 2018 Special

PROMO DETAILS:  Fall 2018 Special: Extra 5% discount off a one-time order of 25 or more mixed frontlist and backlist titles from July through December 2018.

PROMO CODE:  FALL18

PROMO LINK: 

EXPIRES:  12/31/2018

 

PUBLISHER:  Llewellyn

PROMO NAME:  Rep Special

PROMO DETAILS:  1 to 9 = 46%, customer pays freight.  10-24 = 48%, Free Freight (Code 2018REP48). 

25+ = 50%, Free Freight

PROMO CODE:  Code: 2018REP50

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PUBLISHER:  Llewellyn

PROMO NAME:  Fall 2018 Special

PROMO DETAILS:  10-24 = 48%, FF (Code 2018REP48). 25+ = 50%, FF

PROMO CODE:  2018REP50

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PUBLISHER:  Lonely Planet

PROMO NAME:  Frontlist Stocking Special

PROMO DETAILS:  3 or more of ANY title per store/location = 50% off. 5 or more of any title per store/ location = 52% off.

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PUBLISHER:  Quarto

PROMO NAME:  Clever Publishing Backlist Stock Offer

PROMO DETAILS:  Clever Publishing Backlist Stock Offer:  Order 5+ units and earn +3%.  Ask your rep for details.

PROMO CODE:  Clever18

PROMO LINK: 

EXPIRES:  12/31/2018

 

PUBLISHER:  Quarto

PROMO NAME:  Backlit Special

PROMO DETAILS:  Backlist Special: Order 25+ units including 10+ backlist units and receive 50%, FF.  Backlist is anything published before 9/1/2018.  Multiple orders ok.

PROMO CODE: 

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EXPIRES:  1/1/2019

 

PUBLISHER:  Quarto

PROMO NAME:  Rockpool Divination Deck Special

PROMO DETAILS:  Order 12+ assorted 2” X 4” Rockpool divination decks (Sweet Dreams 9781925682212, Star Seeds 9781925682229, Fortune Cookies 9781925429060, Aboriginal Dreaming Totems 978192568243) and receive 50%, FF on those titles.

PROMO CODE: 

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EXPIRES:  1/1/2019

 

PUBLISHER:  Quarto

PROMO NAME:  Backlist Stock Offer

PROMO DETAILS:  +5% on 20+ backlist units.

PROMO CODE:  Code SP2018BL

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PUBLISHER:  Quarto

PROMO NAME:  Frontlist Special

PROMO DETAILS:  Frontlist Special: Buy 4+ of any frontlist title and receive 50% on that title.

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PUBLISHER:  Red Wheel

PROMO NAME:  Frontlist Faceout Special

PROMO DETAILS:  Buy 4+ of any frontlist title and receive 50% on that title

PROMO CODE: 

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PUBLISHER:  Red Wheel

PROMO NAME:  Protest Kitchen Special

PROMO DETAILS:  Order 6+ copies of Protest Kitchen, ISBN 9781573247436, and receive 50%, FF on that title.

PROMO CODE: 

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EXPIRES:  1/1/2019

 

PUBLISHER:  SCB

PROMO NAME:  Fall 2018 Special

PROMO DETAILS:  50%, FF on 10+ frontlist and backlist units.  One order per ship-to per season

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PUBLISHER:  Schiffer

PROMO NAME:  Rep Special

PROMO DETAILS:  Rep Special: 45% discount and Free Freight (minimum order 5 units).  Add an additional 3% off entire order + Free Freight if 25+ additional backlist books are included in the order.

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PUBLISHER:  Schiffer

PROMO NAME:  Fall 2018 Special

PROMO DETAILS:  5+ = 45% and FF (Frontlist and Backlist), 25+ Backlist plus Frontlist = 48%, FF. One order per ship-to per

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PUBLISHER:  Simon & Schuster

PROMO NAME:  Indies Introduce

PROMO DETAILS:  Terms:

Effective Dates:               9/10/18 – 12/20/18

Dating:                              150 days dating

# of Orders:                      1

Minimum:                                       5 (per title)        

ELIGIBLE TITLES:

FALCONER          CZAPNIK, DANA               9781501193224              01/29/19            $25.00  ATRIA

QUEENIE            CARTY-WILLIAMS, CANDICE        9781501196010              03/19/19            $26.00  GALLERY

PROMO CODE:  Please ask your rep.

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EXPIRES:  12/20/2018

 

PUBLISHER:  Simon & Schuster

PROMO NAME:  New Store Opening

PROMO DETAILS:  For new stores opening:

Terms:

Discount:        +3%

Dating: 150 days dating

Minimum:        100 units

# of Orders: 4

Promo Code: S0517 (Active)

Eligible Titles: All S&S wholly-owned and distributed titles are eligible.

Terms:

Discount:        +5%

Dating: 180 days dating

Minimum:         500 units

# of Orders: 4

Promo Code: S0516 (Active)

Eligible Titles:        All S&S wholly-owned and distributed titles are eligible.

PROMO CODE:  Promo Code: S0517

Promo Code: S0516

PROMO LINK: 

EXPIRES:  12/31/2018

 

PUBLISHER:  Simon & Schuster

PROMO NAME:  New Store Opening Promotion

PROMO DETAILS:  Terms:

Discount:                                        +3%

Dating:                                             150 days dating

Minimum:                                       100 units

# of Orders:                                    4

Eligible Titles:    All S&S wholly-owned and distributed titles are eligible.

Terms:

Discount:                                        +5%

Dating:                                             180 days dating

Minimum:                                       500 units

# of Orders:                                    4

Eligible Titles:    All S&S wholly-owned and distributed titles are eligible.

PROMO CODE:  Please ask your rep.

PROMO LINK: 

EXPIRES:  12/31/2018

 

PUBLISHER:  Simon & Schuster

PROMO NAME:  Indie Frontlist Promotion

PROMO DETAILS:  Terms:

Effective Dates:               8/27/18 – 11/30/18

# of Orders:                      Initial order only

Minimum:                        3 title minimum for Adult titles and/or

1 title minimum for Children’s titles

5 copies per title per ship to

Discount:                          +3%

Minimum:                        3 title minimum for Adult titles and/or

1 title minimum for Children’s titles

10 copies per title per ship to

Discount:                          +5%

ELIGIBLE TITLES:

Adult

WOLF AND THE WATCHMAN      NATT OCH DAG, NIKLAS               9781501196775               03/05/19            $27.00  ATRIA

ONCE UPON A RIVER      SETTERFIELD, DIANE       9780743298070              12/04/18            $28.00  ATRIA

WATCHING YOU              JEWELL, LISA      9781501190070              12/26/18            $26.00  ATRIA

LAST      JAMESON, HANNA          9781501198823               04/09/19              $26.00  ATRIA

YOU KNOW YOU WANT THIS      ROUPENIAN, KRISTEN              9781982101633               01/15/19            $26.00  GALLERY

QUEENIE            CARTY-WILLIAMS, CANDICE        9781501196010              03/19/19            $26.00  GALLERY

HER ONE MISTAKE          PERKS, HEIDI     9781501194221              01/08/19            $26.00  GALLERY

LOOKER              SIMS, LAURA      9781501199110               01/15/19              $25.00  SCRIBNER

STAY UP WITH HUGO BEST          SOMERS, ERIN   9781982102357              04/02/19            $26.00  SCRIBNER

HARK    LIPSYTE, SAM     9781501146060               01/15/19              $27.00  SIMON & SCHUSTER

TRIAL OF LIZZIE BORDEN              ROBERTSON, CARA              9781501168376               03/12/19            $28.00  SIMON & SCHUSTER

I MISS YOU WHEN I BLINK            PHILPOTT, MARY LAURA              9781982102807               04/02/19            $25.00  TOUCHSTONE

Children

REMARKABLE INVENTIONS OF WALTER MORTINSON       SOSNA-SPEAR, QUINN  9781534420809               04/02/19            $17.99  S&S BOOKS FOR YOUNG READERS

SIZE OF THE TRUTH         SMITH, ANDREW             9781534419551              03/26/19            $17.99  S&S BOOKS FOR YOUNG READERS

GIRLS WITH SHARP STICKS           YOUNG, SUZANNE              9781534426139               03/19/19            $18.99  SIMON PULSE

PROMO CODE:  Please ask your rep.

PROMO LINK: 

EXPIRES:  11/30/2018

 

PUBLISHER:  Sleeping Bear

PROMO NAME:  Summer Special

PROMO DETAILS:  Summer Special: +3%, FF on orders of 10 or more frontlist and backlist units.  RET and N/R accounts.

PROMO CODE: 

PROMO LINK: 

EXPIRES:  9/30/2018

 

PUBLISHER:  Wiley

PROMO NAME:  Spring 2018 Backlist Promotion

PROMO DETAILS:  Wiley Spring 2018  Backlist Promotion for Free Freight Accounts:  Place any backlist order and receive the following discounts: Trade = 47%, Demand Trade = 47%, Blackwell Academic = 37%, CT = 49%,     Blackwell General Interest = 37%,  Tax Titles = 47%. Professional = 32%. Promo Code BS15F. Excludes short discount and net-priced items.

Wiley Spring Backlist Promotion Accounts Pays Freight:  Place any backlist order and receive the following discounts: Trade = 50%, Demand Trade = 50%, CT = 52%, Blackwell General Interest = 40%, Blackwell Academic = 40%, Tax Titles = 50%. Professional = 32%. Promo Code BS15. Excludes short-discount and net-priced items.

PROMO CODE: 

PROMO LINK: 

EXPIRES:  12/31/2018

 

PUBLISHER:  Wiley

PROMO NAME:  Backlist Special

PROMO DETAILS:  Wiley Fall 2018  Backlist Promotion for Free Freight Accounts:  Place any backlist order and receive the following discounts: Trade = 47%, Demand Trade = 47%, Blackwell Academic = 37%, CT = 49%,     Blackwell General Interest = 37%,  Tax Titles = 47%. Professional = 32%. Promo Code BS15F. Excludes short discount and net-priced items.

Wiley Fall Backlist Promotion Accounts Pays Freight:  Place any backlist order and receive the following discounts: Trade = 50%, Demand Trade = 50%, CT = 52%, Blackwell General Interest = 40%, Blackwell Academic = 40%, Tax Titles = 50%. Professional = 32%. Promo Code BS15. Excludes short-discount and net-priced items.

PROMO CODE: 

PROMO LINK: 

EXPIRES:  12/31/2018

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THE BOOKS YOUR COLLEAGUES ARE TALKING ABOUT

Posted By Nicki Leone, Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Edelweiss+THE BOOKS YOUR COLLEAGUES ARE TALKING ABOUT

Submitted this week on Edelweiss+ using the "send to SIBA" option. Thanks to Avid Bookshop, Bookmiser, Fiction Addiction, Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe, and The Country Bookshop.

9781682630730 Hansel & Gretel 10/1/2019
"the cathartic retelling of a classic fairytale I needed...Bethan has slyly done a service to the next generation of Hansels, Gretels, and witches."

9780143133025 I Think, Therefore I Draw 10/30/2018
"for English majors and anyone in favor of smirk inducing humor."

9780525554158 Animalphabet 10/30/2018
"a beautiful die cut format of graduated animals and insects. Each page will keep your attention and astound the reader."

9781524747060 The April 3rd Incident 11/13/2018
"These short stories are weird in the best way"

9780062875464 The Night Agent 1/15/2019
"This is literally a stay-up late, can't put it down action thriller.."

More bookseller reviews

If your store does not have an Edelweiss+ account and need help setting one up, contact Linda-Marie

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Meet Megan Bell & Josh Niesse, co-owners of Underground Books and Hills & Hamlets Bookshop

Posted By Linda-Marie Barrett, Monday, October 8, 2018

Meet Megan Bell & Josh Niesse, co-owners of Underground Books and Hills & Hamlets Bookshop

Name:

Megan Bell & Josh Niesse 

Store and location:

Co-owners of Underground Books in Carrollton, GA and Hills & Hamlets Bookshop in Chattahoochee Hills, GA 

Number of years as a bookseller:

Megan full time 5 years; Josh full time 8 years

Best part about being a bookseller?:

Someone shared a Guardian piece in one of the bookseller groups this week titled “Bookselling is the most over-romanticized job in the world.” There were some good points in it, but overall we think we should be emphasizing the romance of bookselling. It IS romantic in many ways. It’s how we met (Megan came in the bookstore 2 weeks after Josh opened it and never left), eventually getting married and now co-owning the business. We have a deep love of books and reading and are grateful we’ve created careers for ourselves where we get to spend our days with books. Being more naturally introverted, retail customer service can be challenging at times, but having ongoing years-long conversations with regulars, seeing a child walk down our steps into the bookstore and say “WOW,” and any of the numerous beautiful bookstore moments that happen every day make it all worth it. 

What book(s) are you reading?: 

Megan: I’m a monogamous reader, and I alternate fiction and nonfiction. I just finished Rebecca Solnit’s new collection Call Them by Their True Names.  I’m currently reading the new ARC from Charlie Jane Anders, The City in the Middle of the Night, which I picked up at the SIBA Discovery Show. I’m a huge fan of Anders’ Nebula Award-winning debut, All the Birds in the Sky. It was a dream meeting her at SIBA!

Josh: I’m listening to Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine (Libro.fm has turned me into an audiobook addict!) and I’m just finishing reading Against Elections by David Van Reybrouck and getting ready to start an ARC of Black Leopard Red Wolf by Marlon James.

Favorite handsell of 2018:

Megan: First, We Make the Beast Beautiful by Sarah Wilson. This is a book I didn’t know I needed, and it’s been incredible to really feel I’m making a difference when I put this book in the hands of fellow readers struggling with anxiety. It’s a beautiful book inside and out.

Josh: So far this year I’ve been handselling Yuval Noah Harari’s books nonstop, but I’m currently really excited about a new memoir just out called Southern Discomfort by Tena Clark. Tena has such an incredible life story, and we have 75 tickets pre-sold to our event with her this Friday, October 12th.

Best thing you did this year at your store: 

We pulled off our first really large (for us, anyway) author event, hosting Rick Bragg in our city’s arts center auditorium and selling 200 copies of his newest book. Megan has also been having some major successes experimenting with creative social media videos and promotions that have really resonated with our customers and have helped us reach a huge new audience.

Social Media Stats (FB likes, Twitter followers, etc)

Underground Books

  • Facebook: 6,400
  • Instagram: 2,200
  • twitter: 770
  • Pinterest: 2,000 

Hills & Hamlets Bookshop

  • Facebook: 1,000
  • Instagram:  1,160

What are some ways you work with your community?

Community partnerships have been a major part of the success of our bookstores. Before opening our second location (Underground Books opened in 2011, Hills & Hamlets in 2016), we spent nearly a year meeting with neighborhood residents and community organizations and businesses. We partner with arts organizations at both locations, and Josh is on the board of the artist in residence program in the community where Hills & Hamlets resides (writers who have been through the residency program and signed books at our store this last year include Jason Reynolds, Sarah Kay, Eve Ewing, and Brendan Wenzel, among many others). Underground Books is closely allied with our local university and Hills & Hamlets with the local charter and Montessori schools. At Underground Books, we host an international literature book club sponsored and led by the University of West Georgia-they receive funds to buy the books from us, and we hand them out free to people who sign up for the club. We also host several book clubs, do pop-up bookselling booths at numerous community events, host various artist and writer receptions, donate ARCs and damaged books to our local jail, donate gift cards to most charitable organization requests, and so on. 

Do you have any community partners you work with regularly?

AIR Serenbe, Serenbe Playhouse, the University of West Georgia (see previous answer).

Do you have passions that carry over into your bookselling life?

We’re not sure there’s a difference between bookselling life and regular life for us! As co-owners of two bookstores we’re definitely on the clock most waking moments.

Megan: The bookstore has been a way to focus and sustain my creativity. Through the needs of our bookstore, I’ve discovered a passion for marketing, especially creating, directing, and editing videos, but also copywriting, social media photography, and managing campaigns. I love that through our social media, you can see on one hand a celebration of reading, learning, nerd culture, and the beauty of books and on the other hand pure silliness and unself-conscious fun that I hope gets across that reading is really for everyone.

Josh: My personal educational background and passions are philosophy and urban/town planning, and for 6 years out of college I worked in and then managed an AmeriCorps literacy tutoring program with youth-at-risk. Bookselling has been an amazing way to combine my intellectual passions with a kind of quiet/gentle community activism.

Top priority for 2018: We did over 100 events in 2017 between our two stores, and this is just the two of us and 4 part time employees. Like most bookstores, events have seemed like a way to try to add value and get people in the doors during a time when they can easily (and usually more cheaply) just get a book online from Amazon. We looked back on 2017 though and said to ourselves, “We’re killing ourselves doing so many events; is this sustainable?” We’ve really been scaling back and trying to focus on doing fewer events but doing them really well and making sure they are profitable. With the time we’re saving from fewer events we’ve been refocusing on our higher margin specialty of rare & antiquarian books. We’ve also been focusing on creating really great social media marketing that celebrates print, book collecting, and bookish culture in general. In terms of bookstore owners, we’re on the younger end of the spectrum, and we’re trying to take a long view. If we want to do this professionally for another 20-30 years, we need to be investing time in cultivating the next generation of serious book collectors and lovers of print media, and we try to let that view inform our marketing efforts.

Favorite SIBA programming benefit: Coming from a background in used & antiquarian books, we’ve been tip-toeing into SIBA and the ABA over the past few years. The trade shows and in-person gatherings have been amazing. Its hard to beat getting to spend time with other booksellers, sharing the joys and headaches of our business and learning directly from each other.  We’ve learned so much through SIBA’s eurekaSIBA event and, just recently, our first Discovery Show. We’ve also gone to the last two Winter Institutes and the most recent SIBA show inspired us to take the leap and commit to going to Albuquerque this year and make it 3 years in a row.

  

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Need inspiration? Become a member of SIBA’s B3! Book Club!

Posted By Linda-Marie Barrett, Friday, October 5, 2018

Need inspiration? Become a member of SIBA’s B3! Book Club! 


At SIBA’s B3! Book Club, we read books that have the potential to spark insights and change in our approaches to work. Over the last year, we’ve discussed timing, leadership, and the science of shopping. We’re currently reading The Art of Gathering in advance of Priya Parker’s webinar on October 31st, and will be looking at trends in November when we discuss The Signals are Talking by Amy Webb.


One of the great pleasures of being in a book club is sharing perspectives. Whenever booksellers gather to discuss any topic that might improve their business, great ideas, sometimes life and work-changing ideas, come forward. And that is our main goal with the club, to provide booksellers with intriguing books and a forum for discussion that will benefit everyone involved.


We host a B3! Book Club group on facebook that is only open to SIBA booksellers. If you can’t make it to the book club discussion, the facebook group offers another way to connect and discuss the books we’re reading, and to see posts on related topics.


Want to join the club? Please do! Just email lindamarie@sibaweb.com. Free copies of each book club selection are provided by the publisher.


Past reads:

When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing by Daniel Pink

Your Leadership Edge by Ed O’Malley and Amanda Cebula

Why We Buy: The Science of Shopping by Paco Underhill

The Art of Gathering: How We Meet and Why it Matters by Priya Parker


Next up is The Signals are Talking: Why Today’s Fringe is Tomorrow’s Mainstream by Amy Webb. We’ll be meeting on Wed, November 14 at 2PM.

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Galleys and Giveaways: BenBella Books

Posted By Nicki Leone, Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Galleys & Giveaways

Welcome to SIBA’s Galleys & Giveaways—our alert of review copies and resources available to booksellers, first-come, first-serve.

  • Nominate for an Okra Pick
  • Submit to IndieNext
  • Review on Edelweiss+ (choose the"SIBA" option in the review box)

N.B. These are review copies only, and not for resale.

Eat. Sleep. Read. Southern.


Breakfast With EinsteinBreakfast with Einstein by Chad Orzel

BenBella Books | 9781946885357 | $16.95 | trade paperback | December 11, 2018 | science

Your alarm goes off, and you head to the kitchen to make yourself some toast and a cup of coffee. Little do you know, your ordinary morning routine depends on some of the weirdest phenomena ever discovered. In Breakfast with Einstein, Chad Orzel illuminates the surface of our regular lives by digging into the surprisingly complicated physics involved in our day-to-day. From the sun, alarm clocks, and the red glow of a toaster’s hot filaments to the chemistry of food aroma, a typical day is rich with examples of quantum oddities. Your ordinary mornings will never seem quite as ordinary again.

As supplies last.

Mail to: susan@benbellabooks.com

 

The Positive ShiftThe Positive Shift by Catherine Sanderson

BenBella Books | 9781946885449 | $17.95 | trade paperback | January 29, 2019 | psychology/self-help

It’s the reason why spending time on Facebook makes us feel sad and lonely. Why expensive name-brand medicines provide better pain relief than the generic stuff, even if they share the same ingredients. In The Positive Shift: Mastering Mindset to Improve Happiness, Health, and Longevity, Dr. Catherine Sanderson breaks down the science of thought and shows how our mindset—or thought pattern—exerts a substantial influence on our psychological and physical health. Most important, this book demonstrates how, no matter what our natural tendency, with practice we can make minor tweaks in our mindset that will improve the quality—and longevity—of our life.

As supplies last.

Mail to: susan@benbellabooks.com

 

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Ho-Ho-Holiday Catalog Info

Posted By Wanda Jewell, Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Ho-Ho-Holiday Catalog Info

The season is upon us and your print holiday catalogs will drop soon. But SIBA is offering any member store the opportunity to sell the holiday catalog titles even if you did not take the print version.  We have two ways to help you sell more books this holiday season.

First, we will offer you your own html version of the catalog that you can post to your website, and books will link back to your details pages for purchase.

Second, and new this year, we are providing six emails to be sent to your customers on your behalf weekly starting the week of November 12th, and ending the week of December 17th. Each email will focus on a different category:

Kids Birth to 10
Kids 10 & Up 
Fiction
Biography / History 
Cooking
Last Minute Great Gift Ideas 

 

Sign up here

 

Looking for some ideas about where to distribute your print holiday catalogs?  The Influencers Team shared some ideas you may find useful:

Place them in an Arts & Entertainment Weekly paper.
Place them in local public, college, and school libraries, grocery store racks, doctor and dentist offices, and hotels.
Host a holiday book club event and share them with book clubs.
Take them to your Neighborhood Association Meeting and work a trade with other vendors.  
Let us know how you plan to distribute your holiday catalogs by emailing wanda@sibaweb.com.

Final Note:  Additional Item:  CROSSWORD JIGSAW® DOUBLE CHALLENGE PUZZLE, 2nd EDITION Babalu (9781944247300) $17.95 & CROSSWORD JIGSAW® DOUBLE CHALLENGE PUZZLE Babalu (978194426969) $17.95 will be available from Baker & Taylor.  

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2018 Fall Okra Picks

Posted By Nicki Leone, Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Okra Picks2018 Fall Okra Picks

The end of summer and beginning of fall brings with it a new harvest of Okra (Picks). Southern indie booksellers have chosen a bushel of the best Southern books of the upcoming season, October to December.  Each of the 18 books on the list was hand-picked by an enthusiastic Southern bookseller as something they are especially looking forward to. Okra Picks are the “You’ve Got to Read This!” list for the upcoming holidays.

Becoming Mrs. LewisBook of the Just: Book  Three of the Bohemian TrilogyThe Dream DaughterSouthern Discomfort: A  MemoirLouisiana's Way HomeScribe

Becoming Mrs. Lewis: The Improbable Love Story of Joy Davidman and C. S. Lewis by Patti Callahan
Thomas Nelson | Hardcover | 9780785224501 | 10/02/2018

Book of the Just: Book Three of the Bohemian Trilogy by Dana Chamblee Carpenter
Pegasus Books | Hardcover | 9781681778587 | 10/02/2018

The Dream Daughter by Diane Chamberlain
St. Martin's Press | Hardcover | 9781250087300 | 10/02/2018

Southern Discomfort: A Memoir by Tena Clark
Touchstone Books | Hardcover | 9781501167942 | 10/02/2018

Louisiana's Way Home by Kate DiCamillo
Candlewick Press (MA) | Hardcover | 9780763694630 | 10/02/2018

Scribe by Alyson Hagy
Graywolf Press | Paperback | 9781555978181 | 10/02/2018

LorraineNovember RoadInstantly Southern: 85  Southern Favorites for Your Pressure Cooker, Multicooker, and Instant Pot(r)Decorating a Room of  One's Own: Conversations on Interior Design with Miss Havisham, Jane Eyre,  Victor Frankenstein, Elizabeth Bennet, Ishmael, and Other Literary NotablesQuiverCharlie Hernández &  the League of Shadows

Lorraine by Ketch Secor
Sourcebooks Jabberwocky | Hardcover | 9781492616924 | 10/02/2018

November Road by Lou Berney
William Morrow & Company | Hardcover | 9780062663849 | 10/09/2018

Instantly Southern: 85 Southern Favorites for Your Pressure Cooker, Multicooker, and Instant Pot(r) by Sheri Castle
Clarkson Potter Publishers | Paperback | 9781984822475 | 10/09/2018

Decorating a Room of One's Own: Conversations on Interior Design with Miss Havisham, Jane Eyre, Victor Frankenstein, Elizabeth Bennet, Ishmael, and Other Literary Notables by Susan Harlan
Abrams Image | Hardcover | 9781419732379 | 10/09/2018

Quiver by Julia Watts
Three Rooms Press | Paperback | 9781941110669 | 10/16/2018

Charlie Hernández & the League of Shadows by Ryan Calejo
Aladdin Paperbacks | Hardcover | 9781534426580 | 10/23/2018

Backyard Bears:  Conservation, Habitat Changes, and the Rise of Urban WildlifeYellow Stonefly Hide with MeIn Too DeepCongratulations, Who  Are You Again?: A Memoirove Like Sky

Backyard Bears: Conservation, Habitat Changes, and the Rise of Urban Wildlife by Amy Cherrix
Houghton Mifflin | Hardcover | 9781328858689 | 10/23/2018

Yellow Stonefly by Tim Poland
Swallow Press | Hardcover | 9780804012072 | 10/23/2018

Hide with Me by Sorboni Banerjee
Razorbill | Hardcover | 9780451478351 | 11/06/2018

In Too Deep by Lynn H Blackburn
Fleming H. Revell Company | Paperback | 9780800729295 | 11/06/2018

Congratulations, Who Are You Again?: A Memoir by Harrison Scott Key
Harper Perennial | Paperback | 9780062843302 | 11/06/2018

Love Like Sky by Leslie C Youngblood
Disney-Hyperion | Hardcover | 9781368016506 | 11/06/2018

Find more information about the Okra Picks at AuthorsRoundtheSouth.com/okra
Southern indie booksellers: We grow good books!

 

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​ There's One Week Left to Apply for the Carla Gray Scholarship!

Posted By Linda-Marie Barrett, Tuesday, October 2, 2018

There's One Week Left to Apply for the Carla Gray Scholarship!

 

The Carla Gray Memorial Scholarship for Emerging Bookseller-Activists is unlike any other scholarship the Binc Foundation has offered. This year-long professional development scholarship is intended to help a bookseller with fewer than five years of experience connect with other booksellers, publishers, and authors and to establish the long-term relationships that keep the book industry thriving. The scholarship includes funds to attend Winter Institute 2019 and a 2019 fall regional trade show. The bookseller will also be granted funding to support a community outreach project of their own design. Applications are open now. 

 

You have till October 9 to apply!

 

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B3! Webinar: The Art of the Pitch: Handselling Books & Sidelines to Customers

Posted By Linda-Marie Barrett, Monday, October 1, 2018

 

 

B3! Webinar: The Art of the Pitch: Handselling Books & Sidelines to Customers

November 7 at 2PM, via Zoom!

 

Listening to customers, discerning their needs, and suggesting the best match is an art form that, when mastered, results in bigger and better sales. As we head into the biggest retail season of the year, what better time to listen to these veterans share their tips and tricks to profitably connect with your customers?

 

This webinar, for new booksellers learning the ropes, and veterans who seek a fresh look at handselling, offers tips and tricks from three experts: Toni Hetzel (sales representative at Penguin Random House), Caroline Green Christopoulus (gift and book buyer at Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe), and Pete Mock (book buyer at McIntyre's Books). They’ll each present on a different aspect of hand selling/pitching, and take your questions during the second half of the webinar.

 

Toni (right) is a life-long reader starting with her school library and the library book mobile. She worked for 6 years for Chapter 11 Bookstores in Atlanta and has been a Random House sales rep for 18 years. She grew up in a small town in western North Carolina and currently lives in Decatur, GA with her husband, two kids, one dog, and three cats.

 

Caroline works at Malaprop’s Bookstore/Cafe, where she has been a bookseller for seventeen years and buyer for thirteen. She bought children's books for a number of years, and is now one of Malaprop's sidelines buyers and the consignment buyer. She and her husband live in Asheville and are proud foster parents. 

 

Pete calls them as he reads them. He came to McIntyre’s Books in 1995 and has developed a reputation for recommending lesser-known mystery authors and often-missed authors from other genres. He’s never short on opinions but is willing to back up what he has to say. Customers come in and call regularly to check on what he’s reading and make plans accordingly!

 

Please rsvp lindamarie@sibaweb.com.com to reserve your spot in the webinar.

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THE BOOKS YOUR COLLEAGUES ARE TALKING ABOUT

Posted By Nicki Leone, Thursday, September 27, 2018

Edelweiss+THE BOOKS YOUR COLLEAGUES ARE TALKING ABOUT

Submitted this week on Edelweiss+ using the "send to SIBA" option. Thanks to Avid Bookshop, Bookmiser, Fiction Addiction, Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe, and The Country Bookshop.

9781524798628 Daisy Jones & The Six 3/5/2019
"This is a 24 hour freight train of a book that I couldn't put down."

9781250307460 The Beast Player 3/26/2019
"Not since LeGuin's A WIZARD OF EARTHSEA or the Harry Potter series have I felt so wonderfully immersed in a fantasy novel."

9780062388209 The Other Miss Bridgerton 11/20/2018
"Eloisa James hasn't written a bad book. They are all excellent and this one is no exception."

9780525577942 The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein 9/25/2018
"sure to put a creepy cold chill into the heart of every reader"

9780393652369 Essential Essays 8/28/2018
"This is a book to give to anyone - young or old - who wants to deepen their experience of meaning."

More bookseller reviews

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Priya Parker on the Art of Gathering for Booksellers: a fresh look on how to approach author events, book clubs, staff meetings, and more.

Posted By Linda-Marie Barrett, Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Priya Parker on the Art of Gathering for Booksellers: a fresh look on how to approach author events, book clubs, staff meetings, and more. 

B3! Webinar with Priya Parker, author of "The Art of Gathering: How We Meet and Why It Matters"

Time: Wed, Oct 31 at 2pm via Zoom.

 

In The Art of Gathering, Priya Parker argues that we rely too much on routine and the conventions of gatherings when we should focus on distinctiveness and the people involved. At a time when coming together is more important than ever, Parker sets forth a human-centered approach to gathering that will help everyone create meaningful, memorable experiences, large and small, for work and for play.

 

Drawing on her expertise as a facilitator of high-powered gatherings around the world, Parker will discuss what works, what doesn't, and why. For booksellers hosting author events, book clubs, community gatherings, staff meetings, and more, this webinar offers an opportunity to hear from an expert, ask questions, and receive advice to enhance and improve this area of your business.

 

Please lindamarie@sibaweb.com to attend.

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Mark Your Calendar for March 18-20, 2019

Posted By Wanda Jewell, Wednesday, September 26, 2018

SIBA in the Springtime 2019

We are making our plans for Spring and we'd love to include you. Here's how the event is shaping up and all of the opportunities for you. We will be in Atlanta.

Here's how things are shaping up:

Monday, March 18th - We are planning a Bookstores Bus Tour ($19) of the Atlanta-area bookstores.  We will also be hosting an Authors Dinner ($39) that evening.

Tuesday, March 19th - EUREKAsiba* ($29) - This day-long bookseller event will be open to a maximum of 100 booksellers and will include lunch, a series of talks, breakouts, and author reception followed by Author dinner ($39).  The American Booksellers Association will present an early morning education session and hold their Bookseller Forum over lunch.

If you'd like to consider presenting a EUREKAsiba talk, simply email your idea to wanda@sibaweb.com.

Wednesday, March 20th - Carver Training ($19) - There will be a half- day Carver Training with Miriam Carver for anyone interested in learning more about the inner workings of SIBA's governance model.

All events total $145 but the complete package is only $99 for core SIBA members.  And Core members can apply B3! points to any fees or hotel costs.

 

 *Items for any potential EUREKAsiba presenters to consider:  Talks need to be between 11 and 18 minutes, and cannot go over time.  In developing your idea, write your idea down in one or two sentences. Ask yourself three questions: Is my idea new? Are you telling people something you're pretty sure they have not heard before? Is it interesting? Think about how your idea might apply to a room full of varied kinds of people. Who might be interested in it? Is it factual and realistic? If you are presenting new research, make sure your idea is backed by data and peer reviewed. If you are presenting a call to action, make sure it can be executed by members of your audience. If you answered “no” to any of these questions, refine your idea. Ask someone you respect who doesn’t work in your field, and if they answer “no” to any of these questions, refine your idea.

 

Here is a good structure for your talk.

1. Start by making your audience care, using a relatable example or an intriguing idea. 
2. Explain your idea clearly and with conviction. 
3. Describe your evidence and how and why your idea could be implemented. 
4. End by addressing how your idea could affect your audience if they were to accept it.

 

And a few links to consider if you'd like:

 

http://speakupforsuccess.com/how-are-ted-talks-and-business-presentations-different/

 

https://storage.ted.com/tedx/manuals/tedx_speaker_guide.pdf

 

https://www.ted.com/talks/nancy_duarte_the_secret_structure_of_great_talks

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We're redesigning your member site in 2019 and seeking your input. Thank you for your time!

Posted By Linda-Marie Barrett, Wednesday, September 26, 2018

We're redesigning your member site in 2019 and seeking your input!

We've created an anonymous survey to all our members, to gather information and feedback on sibaweb.com. This survey won't take long to do, and your opinions on the site, how you use it, what you love, what you don't, what you want to see in a future incarnation, will help guide us in our redesign.  Thank you so much for your time! 

Here's the link to the survey. 

 

 

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