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SIBA Bookseller Reviews on Edelweiss

Posted By Nicki Leone, Wednesday, March 21, 2018


Submitted this week on Edelweiss+ using the "send to SIBA" option. Thanks to Avid Bookshop, Bookmarks, Bookmiser, The Country Book Shop, Fiction Addiction, Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe, McIntyre's Fine Books, Quail Ridge Books, Sunrise Books, and The Story Shop

9780316414241 The War on Normal People 4/3/2018
"Andrew Wang has taken every thought and fear I've had about what I see happening around me and put it on paper in an immensely readable style backed up with tons of research."

9781612196442 Empire of Light 4/24/2018
"A surprisingly gentle and innately melancholy tale of misfits and small towns and growing up."

9780062742704 A Theory of Love 5/8/2018
"With more thought and more travel than the usual love story, A Theory of Love is the story of a romance and marriage and ultimately the understanding of how people understand love and learn to know what they need from a partner. "

9781250169082 Treeborne 6/5/2018
"Treeborne is an achievement. It has the fearlessness of a first novel but it is told with dizzying skill."

9781534414464 The Unforgettable Guinevere St. Clair 6/12/2018
"This book is both rough and beautiful, hilarious and tragic in the most wonderful of ways."

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

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SIBA & Edelweiss: News You Can Use from the Land of SIBA

Posted By Nicki Leone, Monday, October 16, 2017

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EdelweissVery exciting news!

Starting this week, SIBA bookstore members will be able to send the reviews they post on Edelweiss to SIBA at the same time they send them on to IndieNext. "SIBA" will be one of the options you can select, and your reviews will then come to SIBA.

What does SIBA do with bookseller reviews?

  • Eligible titles become nominations for Okra Picks and the Southern Book Prize.
  • Bookseller staff picks are collected in Read This! --SIBA's book concierge service for Southern readers. And all reviews are linked back to your store for purchase.
  • Reviews are run in the weekly Lady Banks' Commonplace Book newsletter, and also linked back to your store.
  • Every submitted review earns your store 3 B3! points.

Stores that use Edelweiss have frequently asked SIBA for the ability to send SIBA their reviews and nominations via the Edelweiss system. It was one of the most commonly requested features noted in feedback from the SIBA Discovery Show. So we're very pleased to be working with Edelweiss to make this happen for SIBA members.

For more information or questions, contact Linda-Marie Barrett at


The Fall Okra Picks have been announced, and we are seeing Okra Pick authors appearing in your event calendars and on the bestseller lists. SIBA is looking for bookseller blurbs of Okra Pick titles! If you've read and loved any of these books, email us and tell us about it!

The Fonville Winans Cookbook The Last Ballad by Wiley Cash The Indigo Girl by Natasha Boyd
Tales of a Cosmic Possum: From the Appalachia Mountains to the Cotton Mills by Sheila Ingle Heating & Cooling: 52 Micro-Memoirs by Beth Ann Fennelly
Hotel Scarface: Where Cocaine Cowboys Partied and Plotted to Control Miami by Roben Farzad Dear Martin by Nic Stone The Art of Loading Brush: New Agrarian Writings by Wendell Berry
Heaven's Crooked Finger by Hank Early Perennials by Julie Cantrell The Sisters of Glass Ferry by Kim Michele Richardson The Ice House by Laura Lee Smith A Murder for the Books by Victoria Gilbert


From Executive Director Wanda Jewell:

I can't thank you enough for your support of SIBA's Free Book Stimulus Plan over the years. We have been sent hundreds of books to your customers for nearly nine years. Inspired by President Barack Obama's Stimulus Plan in 2008, I wanted to create away for all of the books that had come into my home over nearly 20 years to work in service of indie bookstores. And so was born. I will be out of books soon but am committed to fulfilling all of the requests thru the end of the year.

I need to make a request if you continue to use Free Book Stimulus Plan for the rest of this year. Please begin directing your customers to the website rather than providing the form. This is a way I can communicate to all of them that the program is ending and how their requests will be handled. The website is:


Did you know? The downloadable versions of the Southern Indie Bestseller lists have undergone a makeover: Hardcovers | Paperbacks | Children's

The pdf versions are updated every week when the Southern indie bestsellers are updated.

We've also recently made the "Special to the Southern" lists -- the books on the Southern bestseller list but not the national list -- available for you to install on your store website: Indiecommerce | MyBooksandMore | No ecommerce | SIBA hosted | Installation instructions

read thisAnd we now have a monthly "staff recommendations" flyer available for download: This is a flyer of all the books that have been recommended by SIBA booksellers and featured in "Read This!" for the month. Instant display, instant book club resource!

More at the Peer Brain Trust

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Thank you for your interest in SIBA,

Nicki Leone

Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance
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