The Social Side of SIBA
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SIBA serves its members with an active social presence--both in building community for booksellers, providing marketing opportunities for the book industry, and in public outreach to readers and the literary community. Whether you join or follow SIBA on social media to see the latest happenings in SIBAland, join one of SIBA's user groups or listserv, SIBA will keep you connected, engaged, and informed.

So what does SIBA do for stores through social networking?

  • We maintain both an industry-oriented (SIBA, Wanda Jewell) and consumer-oriented (ARTS, Lady Banks) presence in all the major social networking venues—Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, YouTube, etc.
  • We tweet, retweet, and share literary news, events schedules and announcements. Everything posted to the ARTS calendar gets distributed to our fullest capacity.
  • We create, develop and maintain relationships with authors, publishers, and media  and forward information and news about our member stores to them.
  • We create, develop and maintains relationships with readers and people who love southern literature, and make sure they know about our member stores as a resource for great book recommendations.
  • We friend and follow all our members that we can find and pass along their news and announcements to our own collection of friends and followers.

SIBAmembers Water Coolers

Have a question that needs a fast answer? Want to catch up on industry gossip? Or maybe just rave a little bit about the book you are reading? The SIBA Water Coolers are the place to do all that and more. SIBA recognizes that one of the greatest resources the organization possesses is the accumulated knowledge and experience of its members.

SIBA's ongoing discussion group, hosted by Google, is an online forum for booksellers and industry professionals to meet, exchange news and ideas. SIBA membership is not required to join in the conversations, but the group is carefully moderated to keep the discussions on topic and of interest to booksellers.

SIBA member-only discussion groups:

We now have a group specifically for SIBA Booksellers, which is only open to our core members. Share documents, visit the forum, email other group members, check the group calendar.

Connect online:
SIBA Google Group
SIBAweb Booksellers Group

The Social Side of SIBA

SIBA staff maintain both an industry-oriented (SIBA, Wanda Jewell) and consumer-oriented (ARTS, Lady Banks) presence in all the major social networking venues. SIBA actively promotes its members on important social networking forums like Twitter and Facebook.

Find us on Twitter: @SIndies, @readermtwriter, @ladybanks
Find us on Facebook: SouthernIndependentBooksellersAlliance, ReaderMeetWriter, ladybanks

Earn 2 B3! points with these hashtags:
#sindies, #southernindie, #okrapick, #southernbookprize, #readermeetwriter, #siba, #ladybanks, #parapalooza, #ReadBuyGive

Or @ the following handles:
@ladybanks, @sindies, @readermtwriter, @readermeetwriter,
@southernindependentbooksellersalliance, @herladyshiptheeditor, @siba_books

Add a photo and double your 2 points to 4!