|Put Your Money Where Your South Is!|
Welcome to the Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance (SIBA), your connection to reaching hundreds of booksellers (and thousands of their customers) in the South. Here you will find a comprehensive listing of the advertising and marketing opportunities available. SIBA makes it easy for you to target your advertising and marketing dollars effectively through a wide range of print and online advertising and sponsorship options designed to reach booksellers, media and consumers.
Are you a member of SIBA?
Publishers, authors, vendors, book industry media and book industry nonprofits are eligible to join SIBA as Industry members. Membership dues are $195/year. You may join as an individual or an organization.
Industry Membership Benefits:
But the most important benefit? SIBA gives you access to hundreds of gorgeous, enthusiastic and passionate independent booksellers.
What promotions will work for you?
SIBA has promotional opportunities designed to target both industry -- bookstores and the booksellers -- and to reach out directly to the consumer market, the book lovers that shop at our member stores.
Industry Targeted Promotions
Consumer Targeted Promotions:
Circle of Sites | Holiday Catalog | Website Banner Ads (authorsroundthesouth.com) | Lady Banks Banners | Lady Banks Bookshelf | Okra Picks | SIBA Book Award | One Book One South | Southern Traveling Authors Registration Service (STARS)
The most effective promotional campaigns are designed to keep the momentum building around your book, pre- and post-publication. SIBA promotions can be scheduled to make the most of your publicity efforts and thus extend the shelf life of your title far beyond the typical window for new title promotion. From generating early pre-publication buzz to the paperback release a year later, a well-orchestrated campaign can keep your book in front of booksellers and readers.
Launch Date Promotions
Some people prefer to be emailed, some people would rather be texted, and some people prefer an old-fashioned letter in the mail. You can construct your promotional campaign so no one is left out or misses your message: