B3! Building Better Booksellers
Attention: All B3! Points Reset on Annually on 10/1

Participation earns points, and the more points accumulated, the greater the rewards. Members who are active enough can earn enough points to pay their dues, receive free meal tickets to the SIBA Discovery Show, and even free travel and hotel accommodations.

The goal of the program is to engage the Southern Bookselling Community and raise the visibility of Southern Indie Bookstores, and increase the value of investing in programs targeted towards Southern bookstores and their customers.

"SIBA wants to be on your mind year-round. Raise your profile with us. We'll raise your profile with Southern readers, and in the industry. And in turn, y'all will raise SIBA's profile in the industry. And the industry will be better for us all. Let's get engaged in a way that tells the Southern story like only we can tell it."

~ Wanda Jewell, Executive Director, SIBA

The Reba and Dave Williams Foundation for Literature and the Arts
B3! Building Better Booksellers is made possible by the generous sponsorship of the Reba and Dave Williams Foundation for Literature and the Arts, which awarded SIBA a $40,000 grant at the beginning of 2015 in honor of SIBA's 40th anniversary.

How do I track my rewards?

Your rewards points are visible in your SIBA profile when you log in and click on "My Account." You can also see any SIBA credit earned there as well.

Do my staff earn their own rewards?

All points earned by store staff are applied to the SIBA Member Master Account.

What are the Reward Levels? And what rewards do we receive at each level?

At every increment of 500 points, members receive an additional $50 in credit.

How do we collect our rewards?

SIBA adds rewards to your account. Available credit appears on your account profile, which you can redeem on request.

What do we do to earn points?

There are a number of things members can do to earn points, from very simple things like nominating an Okra Pick to more complex things like serving as a Peer Reviewer.

What happens at the end of the year?

After the Discovery Show, points are set back to zero on Oct. 1. Since we are using this engagement system to assist booksellers in getting to the show, we want to start rewarding points as soon as we can towards the next Discovery Show.

Simplified Tracking: Every 500 points accrued equals an additional $50 in SIBA credit. One point is one dime.

In addition to the actions listed below, SIBA offers points throughout the year for specific actions not named here. When that happens, an Earn Your Way to SIBA email is sent to all members notifying them of the special B3 opportunity.

Action # Points
Nominate Okra pick 2
Recommend titles for the Holiday Catalog 2
Provide a resource to the Peer Brain Trust 3
Southern Book Prize ballots (per returned ballot) 3
Submit a book review (including via Edelweiss) 4
Survey Participation / Board Ballot (non-anonymous) 5
Place an order at the SIBA Discovery Show 5
Enter an event in the STARS calendar 5
Refer a friend to the Lady Banks Commonplace Book newsletter 5
Attend B3! Webinar (1 hour session) 10
Post "Special to the Southern Bestseller List" on your website: code | page 10
Post the web version of the Holiday Catalog 10
Submit a parapalooza video 10
Attend B3! Bookclub (1 hour session) 15
Attend any SIBA Event 15
Serve on Advisory 15
Submit photo of Okra Picks / Southern Book Prize / Conroy Legacy / Holiday Catalog / Read This! Displays (per display) 20
Present / Moderate / Emcee any SIBA event 20
Sending Okra Pick / Holiday Catalog emails (per mailing) 20
Report Okra Picks Sales (per submission) 50
Peer Reviewer (per review) 50
Order the Holiday Catalog 50
Committee Work (Conroy Legacy Award, Gift Wrap, Influencers) / awarded annually 50
Hosting Trio and providing sales data 100
Full participation in BookLab 300-500
Peer Review Host Store 300