Reader Meet Writer for Publishers

Reader Meet Writer

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The Reader Meet Writer Author Series was created by SIBA in partnership with member indie booksellers to connect authors and readers at a time and place all can safely and comfortably gather. Each Reader Meet Writer (RMW) event is fully moderated and hosted, with plenty of time for author Q & A. All events are recorded and available to stream at SIBA's Reader Meet Writer TV YouTube channel. Events can be attended by up to 1000 people.

Wiley CashHow it works: SIBA promotes Reader Meet Writer events to participating bookstores. These stores invite their customers and handle all ticket and book sales. Stores promote on their social media platforms, and SIBA promotes on and in our weekly newsletter to consumers, circulation 60k. 

Our Reader Meet Writer series is now hosted by NYT-bestselling author, Wiley Cash, the recipient of the 2020 Conroy Legacy Award, and beloved by SIBA booksellers.  Wiley is a passionate supporter of independent bookstores, and a charismatic presenter, a winning combination for Reader Meet Writer and our guest authors. 

List of participating stores
$599, which includes:

  • Territory-wide promotion on multiple social media platforms by SIBA and all participating SIBA bookstores. 

  • Choice of format, catering to your author’s comfort and goals

  • Edited video recording hosted on SIBA RMW TV and available to you

  • Consistent messaging to purchase author’s book from SIBA booksellers

  • Support of your author through the entire process. We hold hands :)

SIBA offers a discount to BIPOC writers and illustrators.


The Reader Meet Writer Author Series features bestselling authors and fresh new voices, fiction and nonfiction titles, in an engaging and accessible format. 

NOTE TO PUBLISHERS: If you are interested in scheduling a Reader Meet Writer event for an author, please fill out the Call for Authors form.