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What’s on Lady Banks’ Bookshelf in January?

Posted By Linda-Marie Barrett, Monday, December 30, 2019

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.


By promoting through Lady Banks, publishers are making an investment in SIBA member bookstores’ attention and market. SIBA works with them to select titles customers are looking for, and then we drive those customers to SIBA member stores.  Booksellers can boost sales by bringing in Lady Banks Bookshelf titles before the month begins, and putting up a winning display. Send in a photo of your display and earn 20 B3! points, too!


January’s Titles:

Good Girls Lie by J. T. Ellison

The Shaman of Turtle Valley by Cliff Garstang

A Dredging in Swann by Tim Garvin

2020 Campaign Coloring Book by Kate Salley Palmer

Remembrance by Rita Woods

Wilmington's Lie by David Zucchino

Edelweiss Collection

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Get Ready for July on Lady Banks Bookshelf!

Posted By Linda-Marie Barrett, Wednesday, June 20, 2018
Updated: Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Get Ready for July on Lady Banks Bookshelf! Here are our featured titles:

The Lost Country by William Gay (Dzanc Books), 978-1-945814-52-5. "Like so many fans of Gay's, I've been waiting to read this seemingly mythical work, The Lost Country, for quite some time....Gay's elegiac prose sings once again as he breathes life into his characters and mines his patch of soil with the skill of the old masters...It's a helluva good ride and I can't wait to recommend it.”-Cody Morrison of Square Books

Homeplace: A Southern Town, a Country Legend, and the Last Days of a Mountaintop Honky-Tonk by John Lingan (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt), 978-0544932531. "John Lingan's Homeplace is . . . a perfectly rendered elegy for an iconic music venue that tells a much larger story: how our dreams, desperation and hope become transcribed in the landscape that surrounds us and embedded in the songs we pass down as our legacy.”-Colin Dickey, author of Ghostland

The Dying of the Light by Robert Goolrick (HarperCollins), 978-0062678225. "A mesmerizing, evocative novel brimming with passion and tragedy. [Goolrick’s] portrait of a depleted Southern family, hoping to reinvigorate itself and its magnificently neglected estate, is at once thrilling and devastating.” -Garth Stein, author of The Art of Racing in the Rain

Willa of the Wood by Robert Beatty (Disney/Hyperion), 978-1368005845. "A moving, atmospheric journey of hope.”-Kirkus Review

Steal Away Home by Billy Coffey (HarperCollins), 978-0718084448. "I wasn’t expecting Billy Coffey’s Steal Away Home to work the kind of number it did on me. Reading it was like sitting on the church pew, thinking the preacher wrote his Sunday sermon especially for me because it was exactly what I needed to hear that day. It brought me back to my childhood.”- J.C. Sasser, author of Gradle Bird

What Blooms From Dust by James Markert (Thomas Nelson), 978-0785217411. "In this enchanting allegory, Markert (All Things Bright and Strange) crafts an imaginative tale of the Dust Bowl . . . Markert creatively portrays the timeless battle between good and evil, making for a powerful story of hope and redemption.”-Publishers Weekly



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Lady Banks Gets a New Bookshelf

Posted By Nicki Leone, Thursday, May 31, 2018
Updated: Thursday, May 31, 2018


SIBA's most popular consumer-targeted promotion gets an upgrade

Beginning in June, SIBA is updating one of its regular promotions to better benefit its member bookstores. "Lady Banks Bookshelf" is a collection of six books that are promoted for the month on Facebook and in the Lady Banks newsletter and website. Publishers pay for placement, and books click through to a page on ARTS where they can purchase the book from a SIBA member store.

What is changing?

1)  A new store will be featured each week. Stores will be notified in advance when their week is scheduled.

Lady Banks Bookshelf2) The promotion will now take users to a mobile-friendly, easily shareable page promoting both the current books and the store for the week. All books will click through to the store's website for purchase.

3) Boosted promotions will now target audiences located geographically near the store.

4) Although the promoted books will still remain constant for an entire month, the promotion will refresh its look weekly, with new images, banners, tag lines, and social media posts.

5) Stores will be able to tag and share Lady Banks Bookshelf directly with their customers. Stores can also create Lady Banks Bookshelf pages on their own websites, making it easier for customers to view all the promoted books.

Sample banner for websites and newsletters:

The Books on Lady Banks' Bookshelf

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