SIBA in the Springtime 

SIBA in the Springtime & EUREKAsiba

Monday, March 18 –Wednesday, March 20, 2019
Embassy Suites by Hilton Atlanta Airport | Hotel Reservations


Monday, March 18th

1:00 PM - 7:00 PM Bookstores Bus Tour of Atlanta-area Stores: Eagle Eye Books, Little Shop of Stories, Tall Tales Bookshop, A Cappella Books ($19)
Sponsored by Southern Fried Karma
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM "Celebrating the Southern Book Prize" Dinner
Parliament Room ($39)

Tuesday, March 19th
All of Tuesday except Authors Dinner ($29)
Parliament Room

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Galley Room
8:00 AM - 9:30 AM ABA Education: ABACUS and Pre-Orders: Two Programs You Can’t Do Without
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM EUREKAsiba Talks
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM ABA Lunch & Bookseller Forum
2:00 PM - 5:30 PM EUREKAsiba Talks + Reflection Breakout
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM Embassy Suites Happy Hour
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM Authors Reception
8:00 PM

Authors Dinner with
Wendy Wax, My Ex-Best Friend’s Wedding (Berkley)
Bridgett Davis, The World According to Fannie Davis (Little, Brown & Co.)
Deb Spera, Call Your Daughter Home (Park Row)
Joshilyn Jackson, Never Have I Ever (William Morrow)
Ambassador Room ($39)


  EUREKAsiba  Talks & Presenters
9:30 AM Confidence & Courage of Self in a Changing World: The Impact of Coming of Age Fiction / Geanna Culbertson / writer
10:00 AM Hack or Hustle? Bookselling in the 21st Century / Steve McCondichie, publisher, writer, bookseller, Southern Fried Karma
10:30 AM The Strange Kindness of Booksellers / Brian Lampkin, bookseller at Scuppernong Books
11:00 AM Working from A Place of Wonder: or, Doing It All “Wrong” So You Can Get It “Right” / Dana Chamblee Carpenter, writer
11:30 AM Life Admin, How I Learned to Do Less, Do Better, and Live More / Elizabeth Emens / writer
12 NOON How to Use Tech and Keep our Humanity / Mark Pearson,
2:00 PM Utopian Fiction in a Dystopian World / Jolina Petersheim, writer
2:30 PM Step-By-Step Success with the Holiday Catalog / Doug Robinson, bookseller at Eagle Eye Books
3:00 PM Based on a True Story: Fiction, Memoir, and Authenticity / Erica Witsell, writer
3:30 PM Balancing act: The Small Business Habit of Wearing Twenty Hats / Micheal Reynolds, publisher, Europa Editions
4:00 PM Vintage Book Crafts for Fun and Profit: Turning Staff Downtime and Damaged Books into Handmade and High Margin Sidelines / Megan Bell & Josh Niesse, bookseller at Underground Books
4:30 PM Words and Music, How Songwriters Can Help Sell Books? / Shari Smith, publisher, writer, songwriter, Working Title Farm
5:00 PM Reflection Breakouts


Wednesday, March 20th

9:00 AM – 12:00 PM Carver Familiarization Session ($19)

Every year the SIBA board goes through extensive Policy Governance training to educate our leaders on board function at the highest level. This training has allowed our leaders to govern SIBA with creative, informed decision-making and made SIBA former board members valuable assets as leaders on boards in their local communities. The training is a true asset and this year we are opening our training to anyone who’d like to sit in and learn more about the Carver Model. It will be illuminating to anyone interested in SIBA governance and executive roles as well as an investment SIBA is making to cultivate future leaders in our organization. Our trainer is Miriam Carver, the co-creator of the model with her husband, Dr. John Carver. Don’t miss this opportunity to hear Miriam Carver explain Carver’s Policy Governance Model. 

Attending Authors include:

Andrea Bobotis, The Last List of Miss Judith Kratt (Sourcebooks Landmark)
Sarah Broom, The Yellow House (Grove Press)
Dana Chamblee Carpenter, The Book of the Just (Pegasus)
Geanna Culbertson, Crisanta Knight: To Death & Back (BQB)
Bridgett Davis, The World According to Fannie Davis (Little, Brown)
Lauren Denton, Glory Road (Thomas Nelson)
Elizabeth Emens, Life Admin (HMH)
Joshilyn Jackson, Never Have I Ever (William Morrow)
William Kent Krueger, This Tender Land (Atria Books)
Steve McCondichie, The Parlor Girl’s Guide (Southern Fried Karma)
Jolina Petersheim, How the Light Gets In (Tyndale House)
Deb Spera, Call Your Daughter Home (Park Row)
Wendy Wax, My Ex-Best Friend’s Wedding (Berkley)
Heather Webber, Midnight at the Blackbird Café (Forge HC)
George Weinstein, The Caretaker (Southern Fried Karma)
Erica Witsell, Give (BQB)