One Book, One South, (Jr.) returns with Raymie Nightingale, the new book by Kate DiCamillo
Engage your customers and strengthen your ties with local schools, libraries and literacy programs.
The Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance (SIBA) is partnering with Candlewick Press to bring readers One Book, One South, Jr. – a Southern-wide “one book” event featuring Raymie Nightingale, the newest book by the award-winning and much beloved author, Kate DiCamillo. Raymie Nightingale is the first children's book to be selected for SIBA's One Book, One South program (hence the "Jr."), and in addition to the target audience of 10 and up, SIBA feels the book has a great crossover appeal.
Raymie Nightingale releases on April 12, 2016 and will be the subject of a coordinated promotion across SIBA member bookstores, both in-store and online, culminating in a Facebook event on May 6, 2016 capping off Children’s Book Week. In the period leading up to the Q&A, bookstores will encourage their customers to submit questions in advance, reach out to librarians and teachers in their communities, and feature the book in their own newsletters and displays. Kate DiCamillo and Raymie Nightingale will be featured in SIBA’s popular newsletter for Southern literature, Lady Banks’ Commonplace Book in the weeks leading up to the Facebook event.
1. Order your copies of Raymie Nightingale:
Candlewick Press (MA),
Hardcover, 9780763681173, 272pp.
Publication Date: April 12, 2016
2) Request and read your review copy from Candlewick. Contact Joyce Koller
3) Use the resources below to create signage and share One Book, One South, Jr. on your social media sites.
4) Send a press release to your local media outlets, schools and libraries
5) Register for SIBA in the Springtime in Atlanta on March 1
Enjoy lunch with Kate DiCamillo followed by a One Book strategy hour
6) Share the link to the Ask Kate! question form with your customers and start collecting questions from readers for Kate to answer at the Facebook event on May 6.
Ask for name, bookstore, school, email, and facebook handle – submit to firstname.lastname@example.org by APR 30.
The One Book, One South, Jr. Timeline
April 12: Raymie Nightingale publication date
April 12 - 18: Raymie Nightingale is Lady Banks' Pick of the Week
April 12-30: Collect questions from readers for Kate.
May 1-31: Raymie Nightingale is on Lady Banks Bookshelf
May 2-6: Raymie Nightingale is featured for Children's Book Week
May 6: One Book, One South, Jr. Facebook event from 3-5 pm EST
May 10: Kate and Raymie featured in Lady Banks' Commonplace Book
Mark your calendar!
Kate DiCamillo answers questions aboutRaymie Nightingale
May 6 from 3-5 pm (EST)