In the land of SIBA
Blog Home All Blogs

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

PROMO LINK: 

EXPIRES: 

 

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: 

PROMO LINK: 

EXPIRES: 

 

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.

PROMO CODE: 

PROMO LINK: 

EXPIRES: 

 

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: 

PROMO LINK: 

EXPIRES: 

 

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)

PROMO CODE: 

PROMO LINK: 

EXPIRES: 

 

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: 

PROMO LINK: 

EXPIRES: 

 

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: 

PROMO LINK: 

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: 

PROMO LINK: 

EXPIRES: 

 

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.

PROMO CODE: 

PROMO LINK: 

EXPIRES: 

 

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

PROMO LINK: 

EXPIRES: 

 

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: 

PROMO LINK: 

EXPIRES: 

 

PUBLISHER:  Boydell and Brewer

PROMO NAME:  Rep Special

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

PROMO CODE:  BB345

PROMO LINK: 

EXPIRES: 

 

PUBLISHER:  Boydell& Brewer

PROMO NAME:  Rep Special

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

PROMO CODE:  BB345

PROMO LINK: 

EXPIRES: 

 

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

PROMO CODE: 

PROMO LINK: 

EXPIRES: 

 

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)

PROMO LINK: 

EXPIRES: 

 

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.

PROMO CODE: 

PROMO LINK: 

EXPIRES: 

 

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: 

EXPIRES: 

 

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.

PROMO CODE: 

PROMO LINK: 

EXPIRES: 

 

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: 

PROMO LINK: 

EXPIRES: 

 

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.

PROMO CODE: 

PROMO LINK: 

EXPIRES: 

 

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

PROMO LINK: 

EXPIRES: 

 

PUBLISHER:  Llewellyn

PROMO NAME:  Fall 2018 Special

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

PROMO CODE:  2018REP50

PROMO LINK: 

EXPIRES: 

 

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.

PROMO CODE: 

PROMO LINK: 

EXPIRES: 

 

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: 

PROMO LINK: 

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: 

PROMO LINK: 

EXPIRES:  1/1/2019

 

PUBLISHER:  Quarto

PROMO NAME:  Backlist Stock Offer

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

PROMO CODE:  Code SP2018BL

PROMO LINK: 

EXPIRES: 

 

PUBLISHER:  Quarto

PROMO NAME:  Frontlist Special

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

PROMO CODE: 

PROMO LINK: 

EXPIRES: 

 

PUBLISHER:  Red Wheel

PROMO NAME:  Frontlist Faceout Special

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

PROMO CODE: 

PROMO LINK: 

EXPIRES: 

 

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: 

PROMO LINK: 

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

PROMO CODE: 

PROMO LINK: 

EXPIRES: 

 

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.

PROMO CODE: 

PROMO LINK: 

EXPIRES: 

 

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

PROMO CODE: 

PROMO LINK: 

EXPIRES: 

 

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.

PROMO LINK: 

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

This post has not been tagged.

Share |
PermalinkComments (0)
 

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

Tags:  Edelweiss 

Share |
PermalinkComments (0)
 

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.

  

Tags:  bookseller interview 

Share |
PermalinkComments (0)
 

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.

Tags:  B3! Book Club 

Share |
PermalinkComments (0)
 

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

 

Tags:  galleys and giveaways 

Share |
PermalinkComments (0)
 

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.  

This post has not been tagged.

Share |
PermalinkComments (0)
 

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!

 

Tags:  okra picks 

Share |
PermalinkComments (1)
 

​ 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!

 

Tags:  regional shows  scholarship  winter institute 

Share |
PermalinkComments (0)
 

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.

Tags:  B3! Webinars  Bookseller education 

Share |
PermalinkComments (0)
 

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

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

Tags:  Edelweiss 

Share |
PermalinkComments (0)
 

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.

Tags:  B3! Webinars  Bookseller education 

Share |
PermalinkComments (0)
 

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

This post has not been tagged.

Share |
PermalinkComments (0)
 

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. 

 

 

This post has not been tagged.

Share |
PermalinkComments (0)
 

A Hurricane of Biblical Proportions Couldn’t Keep Them Away: Steve Moss attends his first SIBA Discovery Show

Posted By Linda-Marie Barrett, Tuesday, September 25, 2018

A Hurricane of Biblical Proportions Couldn’t Keep Them Away: Steve Moss attends his first SIBA Discovery Show

Booksellers, authors, publishers, and industry exhibitors from North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Mississippi, Tennessee, Alabama (Roll Tide), Louisiana, Virginia, and of course Florida, descended on the spectacular Innisbrook Golf Resort in Palm Harbor Florida, just north of Tampa, for the Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance 2018 and its “Make Your Mark” conference.

As a first-time attendee and a Reba and Dave Williams Scholarship Fund beneficiary, I was joyfully overwhelmed with not only abundant southern charm and hospitality, but by a completely packed and extremely well-organized schedule of events including readings, movies, dinners, lunches, exhibitions, lectures, author panels, and bookstore tours, as well as workshops and industry-themed meetings designed to maximize the efforts of what our industry is all about.   

I found myself with writer’s cramp, checking off in my show directory all the events I wanted to be a part of.

Innovation engineer and whiskey maker Doug Hall started things off for me with his “Driving Eureka! Problem Solving with Data Driven Methods and the Innovation Engineering System” workshop. Forcing participants to think outside the box in approaching industry as well as personal challenges, I found this to be an instructive and valuable hands-on workshop, training people to get to a new idea quickly by mapping out their strategy in an easy to grasp methodology.

A tour of the area’s Independent bookstores followed, with stops at the historic, impressive Oxford Exchange, an all-purpose, on purpose, bookstore, coffee shop, restaurant, meeting and event venue, all housed in a 100+ year old building. One of the many wonderful meals of the week to come was served in the restaurant there, with the gracious folks from Baker & Taylor picking up the tab.

On to Inkwood Books, a quintessential bookshop in downtown Tampa, with a knowledgeable and friendly staff, they welcomed us with open arms. I picked up a couple of merchandising ideas there, so if any of the staff happens to stop by my shop, they’ll be recognizable.

Next stop, Mojo Books and Music. This is a time machine of a place, harkening back to the bookstores of my youth, shelves filled floor to ceiling with books, the bookcases sheer weight being supported by wooden shims, actual LP record albums, music CD’s, and a nostalgic display of posters in one of those old time racks you can leisurely flip through. I wish I had budgeted for the signed first edition of “You’re Only Old Once,” by Dr. Seuss they had displayed under glass, but I settled for a store t-shirt and a Blade Runner movie poster. The bus ride “home” was narrated tour guide style by Arcadia Press author Mark Muncy who, as the author of Freaky Florida, filled us all in on some of the more odd histories and mysteries of Florida. I’ve lived in Florida all my life and even learned a few things!

SIBA started off with a bang, or should I say, a Bragg, Thursday morning, with 2019 Pat Conroy Legacy Award Recipient, Rick Bragg. I’ve known Rick for years from his appearances at my store, and he is always on point, a deliberately measured storyteller, and downright hysterically funny fellow. What a treat to see him honored, and to hear his perspective and recollections of Pat.

Various classes, lectures, workshops, escape rooms, and author readings filled the next few days, along with marvelous breakfasts, lunches and dinners, always with an author or authors and most of us attendees seeking out our areas of interest;  in my case, seeking out new roads and discovering new interests, as well as meeting and forming alliances with other booksellers, vendors, and publishers. I got a few good pointers from a class involving AV, which is one of my specialties, but I’m always open to learning new ideas. I didn’t get involved with the “Escape Rooms,” as I would probably still be there, but I understand they were great fun.

It’s also worth mentioning, that all the accommodations and events were housed on the same site so everything SIBA had to offer was within easy reach of anyone walking. Taking advantage of the free shuttle buses provided was also most appreciated for those not used to the 90+ degree temperatures. Wherever we were, we were made as comfortable as possible.

Workshops with titles “Maximizing Pre-Order Campaigns,” “Is Profit a Dirty Word?,” and “Inventory Management,” proved to be invaluable tools for those not normally attached to this part of the business. Events like “The Surprising Power of Ordinary Things to Create Extraordinary Happiness,”  “Okra Picks and Their Authors Unite,” and “From the Frontlist to the Bestseller List” proved insatiable to those who love this part of the business. There really were too many great and helpful events to list effectively here.

Sadly, a couple of events were cancelled or abbreviated due to the nasty Ms. Florence, but again, she didn’t stop us from making the most out of all that was presented with quality and quantity. With workshops and lectures ranging in duration from 20 minutes to 4 hours, there was always something going on for everyone.  

Some authors who couldn’t make the trip due to various prior commitments or travel restrictions due to the storm were gracious enough to join us via video presentation; notably, Jarrett Krosoczka, who left the room speechless with his presentation of Hey, Kiddo. His heart-wrenching story of being raised by his grandparents, while his mother wrote him letters from prison, is on display for all to see in graphic novel form. Another highlight for me was the “Writing, Riding, Righting Historical Fiction” session with Amy Stewart, Jonathan Putnam, Signe Pike and Kristina McMorris. Another delectable dinner with a recipe from the book Southern Snacks by Perre Coleman Magness was served, along with readings by B.A. Shapiro, and Mary Laura Philpott was almost too much stimulation for the day. Almost.

Who would have thought Books would go with Bourbon? I’m sure the majority of our literary giants would not argue. The Southern Fried Karma and Blair Publishers event with “Books & Bourbon & Banter” took place in the cavernous Inverness Hall foyer with the theme of “Cultivating Artistic Voices of the New Millennium with a Southern Accent,” was well received.   

Everywhere was a cornucopia of ARC’s, catalogs, pens, pencils, book bags, matchbooks, business cards, snacks, The Book Industry Charitable Foundation (Binc), reps, and of course, Books & Books & Books. Trying to fill my numerous book bags with as much as I could carry for friends and colleagues back home, I must confess, a few choice signed first editions were now destined for my private library at home.

Did I mention southern hospitality and southern charm goes hand in hand with plenty of food? Doughnuts, coffee, cake, tea and snacks were in abundance and within easy reach for all. Every event, workshop and lecture was sponsored by, or presented by, or in cooperation with, SIBA, and Industry heavyweights Baker & Taylor, Arcadia Publishing, BQB/WriteLife, Blair Carolina Wren, Publishers Weekly, Bookazine, BINC, Harpercollins, Flatiron Books, Ingram Content Group, National Geographic Books, Andrea Thome, 83 Press, Penguin Random House, Southern Fried Karma, University of North Carolina Press, and The Reba and Dave Williams Foundation for Literature and the Arts.  

The Friday night “Readers Supper” with the aforementioned Conroy Legacy Winner Rick Bragg was again a highlight, with Rick’s signature, off the cuff entertaining approach to storytelling. Unbelievably, I was seated at the same table with too-many-to-list-multiple-award-winner-and-prolific-author-legend, Walter Mosley, who gave one of his trademark remarkable readings. His latest, John Woman, is receiving the praise it deserves. Martha Hall Kelley, with her story of Holocaust survivors, The Lost Roses, was also a standout. Emcee Doug Robinson from Eagle Eye Books in Decatur, GA, did a great job as host.

The bittersweet after dinner movie, “The Bookshop” was the perfect denouement to the day.

Table after table of books filled with selections from the aforementioned publishing houses dominated Saturday, at least until “The Moveable Feast.” This was an actual feast of yet more food, as over 20 authors relocated from table to table to tell us their stories and allow questions and interact on a personal level with booksellers. We sat attentively listening and eating. I felt a bit conflicted for the authors as they had to rise and switch tables every few minutes to repeat what they had just imparted, but they seemed to love it.

SIBA Executive Director Wanda Jewell and Assistant Director Linda-Marie Barrett are to be commended for their organizational perfection and well-executed schedule of events at this landmark conference, as well as organizing the spacious and comfortable accommodations for all us attendees. I overheard nothing but positive responses from all those I interacted with.

I was back on the road home in the late afternoon, after having as many books as I could get signed by the authors, my car trunk packed with ARCs and ephemera, and my head swimming with everything that had transpired over the last 4 days. Rarely does one get afforded the exquisite pleasure of a literary experience such as this. Stories and ideas for stories, fondness for new friends and old, remembrances of authors known and newly discovered, coupled with thoughts of how I could improve my own bookshop’s ambiance, relationships with customers, and of course, sales, swirled around in my head. Crossing through the Everglades on my way back to Miami, with the soundtrack of the journey over the radio provided by Kenny Chesney, Phil Vasser, and Josh Wilson, I had plenty of positivity taking root, including the notion of someday writing about this experience and wondering perhaps about spending my retirement years playing golf at the immense Copperhead Course at the all-inclusive, self-contained, relaxing, Home of the Valspar Open, Innisbrook Golf Resort!

SIBA left its MARK on me!

See y’all next time!

Steve Moss

Events and Store Manager

Books and Books

Coral Gables, Florida

     . 











Tags:  #siba18 

Share |
PermalinkComments (0)
 

Hashtag SchoolSales

Posted By Wanda Jewell, Thursday, September 20, 2018

#SchoolSales

A conversation with Rachel Watkins at Avid Bookstores has led to this post.  Rachel is eager to talk #SchoolSales with booksellers far and wide and Publishers Weekly is adding this hashtag to its private Facebook group @Bxsellers.  Rachel and SIBA both would love to invite you to join this page and participate in this discussion as well as the many others that are happening on this active Facebook group.  Join us.

 

This post has not been tagged.

Share |
PermalinkComments (2)
 

B3! Webinar: Partner with IngramSpark to Enhance Your Publishing and Marketing Services to Authors

Posted By Linda-Marie Barrett, Thursday, September 20, 2018

On Wednesday, October 17 at 2pm SIBA hosts the B3! Webinar: Partner with IngramSpark to Enhance Your Publishing and Marketing Services to Authors. Josh Floyd and Kimberly Daniels Taws, with the addition of Jamille Christman, are reprising their presentation from the SIBA revival on July 20. Josh is with IngramSpark, and will give an overview of how bookstores are utilizing their services in various ways, including producing store-branded journals. Kimberly will share her work with local authors and the store's approach to publishing with IngramSpark. Jamille of Eagle Eye Books will discuss the success of consignment programs that are marketing specific, using IngramSpark materials.

Keebe Fitch of McIntyre's Books in Pittsboro, NC attended the revival and praised, "This revival session was jam-packed with good information. My coworker felt we picked up more in that short period that was useful to our store going forward than any other education we participated in this year."

Sarah Goddin of Quail Ridge Books also attended and added, "Josh gave a really valuable presentation on using Ingram Spark for setting up a bookstore publishing program. Having Kimberly's first-hand experience with it made it even more useful. I couldn't scribble notes and ideas down fast enough."

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

About our presenters:

JoshFloydJosh Floyd promotes the growth, sales, and brand of the IngramSpark platform by providing education, information, and best practices for Ingram's Publish-on-Demand services. Josh has been with Ingram for 7+ years first working as a Lightning Source Publisher Representative, then as an Ingram/IPS Independent Bookstore Representative, and is currently with IngramSpark as the Senior Key Account Sales Manager.

Kimberly Daniels TawsKimberly Daniels Taws is excited to celebrate The Country Bookshop's 65th anniversary this year. She was born in Raleigh and after living in several other states returned to North Carolina in 2010 to take the helm of the beloved Southern Pines institution. She lives in Pinehurst with her husband and two sons age 17 and 2. Past president of the Southern Pines Business association and SIBA board member, she was is president elect of the SIBA board.

Jamille ChristmanJamille Christman is the Marketing and Event Coordinator for Eagle Eye Book Shop in Decatur Ga. She created Eagle Eye's Consignment Program, focused on marketing and helping self-published authors learn how to market their book.

Tags:  B3! Webinars  Eagle Eye Book Shop  IngramSpark  The Country Bookshop 

Share |
PermalinkComments (0)
 

#SIBA18, Y'all!

Posted By Nicki Leone, Wednesday, September 19, 2018
Share |
PermalinkComments (0)
 

Bookseller Sami Thomason Reflects on an "Absolutely Unforgettable" #SIBA18!

Posted By Linda-Marie Barrett, Wednesday, September 19, 2018

 

Bookseller Sami Thomason Reflects on an "Absolutely Unforgettable" #SIBA18!

 

My first SIBA show was absolutely unforgettable! From William Joyce's tear-jerking speech about the end of the Guardians series to Rick Bragg's side-splitting acceptance of the Pat Conroy Legacy award, I was constantly amazed by the brilliance of the many authors who spoke. I loved catching up with old friends like Jo Watson Hackl and Jimmy Cajoleas, who have both held events with Square Books, Jr., and making new connections with authors I have admired for years, such as Roshani Chokshi and Max Brallier. Only at SIBA can you grab a glass of wine and run into your literary heroes!

 

I thought the sales floor would be an overwhelming experience, but thanks to guidance from the SIBA staff, I navigated my way through all the amazing exhibitions. It was great seeing my sales reps and meeting their cohorts and getting the very best recommendations. In fact, my greatest triumph at SIBA happened on the exhibition floor when I won a cake at the cakewalk, and quickly made friends with everyone on the floor; there was too much cake to take back on the plane! I now have sweet memories of delicious cake and armfuls of books and catalogs to dig into. 

 

What sets SIBA apart from other conferences is definitely the element of Southern hospitality. Every bookseller I met immediately put me at ease and made me feel like we were old friends. I've got a list as long as my arm of stores I want to visit; I'm coming for you, Octavia Books! As a fairly new bookseller, I'm so grateful at SIBA who made me feel so welcome. Hopefully I'll see everyone next year-can we meet at the pool? 

 

Some facts about Sami:

Store and location: 

Square Books, Jr., Oxford Mississippi

Number of years as a bookseller: 

2.5

What you do at the store:

Teen and event buyer, book box curator, social media coordinator, book club liason

What book(s) are you reading?:

The Gilded Wolves by Roshani Chokshi and Pride by Ibi Zoboi

Favorite handsell right now:

Sadie by Courtney Summers-a genuinely chilling mystery with an amazing podcast element.

 

    

Tags:  #SIBA18  Square Books 

Share |
PermalinkComments (0)
 

#SIBA18: The Rep Picks

Posted By Nicki Leone, Wednesday, September 19, 2018
Updated: Tuesday, September 18, 2018

#SIBA18: The Rep Picks

The Rep Pix 

It was a fast and furious "Rep Picks" session at #SIBA18, where about 20 reps ran lightning-fast through their favorite books of the upcoming season. Since each Rep got 2 minutes to talk and not a second more (ask them), the all did some pretty fast talking. Booksellers heard about 90+ books in 60 minutes. No one stopped to breathe.

Here's the collection on Edelweiss from Slime to Super Potato to the Southern Lady Code and back again:


https://www.edelweiss.plus/#catalogID=4311965&page=1

Tags:  #siba18  rep picks 

Share |
PermalinkComments (0)
 

Baker & Taylor offering 46% Discount thru 10/15 on all Rick Bragg titles.

Posted By Linda-Marie Barrett, Tuesday, September 18, 2018

 

Baker & Taylor offering 46% Discount thru 10/15 on all Rick Bragg titles. 

Baker & Taylor is making it easy for booksellers to create a display in honor of 2019 Conroy Legacy Award Recipient Rick Bragg.  Bookstores can take advantage of the offer in a number of ways:

  • Order via their POS
  • Order via Baker & Taylor's TS 360
  • Contact their sales rep for help.

The special discount ends October 15, 2018. All orders placed between now and then will receive the discount.

No promo code is required, no minimum quantity is required, and there's no limit on the number of orders during the sale.

 

Here is a link to the PDF listing Rick Bragg's works. 

http://indie.baker-taylor.com/Portals/43/documents/promotions/SALE-RickBragg.pdf

 

 

Tags:  Baker & Taylor  conroy legacy award  Rick Bragg 

Share |
PermalinkComments (0)
 
Page 20 of 34
 |<   <<   <  15  |  16  |  17  |  18  |  19  |  20  |  21  |  22  |  23  |  24  |  25  >   >>   >|