FIRST THINGS FIRST:
Register for #SIBA18
7/20: Bookseller Revival at The Country Bookshop in Southern Pines, NC (rsvp)
7/25: B3! Webinar - Creating and
Managing a Successful Online Sales Campaign with Kelly Justice (rsvp)
7/31 Deadline to register for Bookseller Social Media Course (rsvp for special code)
Strut your store stuff!
SIBA needs good store photos of its members! (email Nicki)
SIBA is seeking examples of store swag, especially bookmarks! (email Nicki)
Important and useful links:
#SIBA18 Discovery Show || In the Land of SIBA Blog
Coming up on Lady Banks' Pick of the Week
The current Southern Indie Bestsellers (PDF): HC | PB | Kids
Bookseller Benefits Package ||
The Booksellers' WaterCooler ||
WHO CAN YOU MEET AT #SIBA18?
Check out the Writers Coming to #SIBA18 Discovery Show
We've begun building the Pinterest Board of Writers coming to the show. If the writer has a Twitter account, that is what is posted to Pinterest. In the comment section, you will find the authors name, their new title, publisher, pub date, and event at SIBA where they appear. We will do our best to update any changes. Only confirmed authors are on the Pinterest board. Enjoy!
HOW TO GET BOOKS TO REFUGEE IMMIGRANT CHILDREN
We reached out to DC Books to Prisons to find out how SIBA could support 2,000 Libros, a project to free the minds of our country's youngest prisoners - immigrant children in detention centers. 2,000 Libros is seeking new and gently-used Spanish-language and bilingual books for early to mid-level readers. They enthusiastically agreed to act as an intermediary between SIBA bookstores and detention centers. Here’s how you can help.
SIBA BOOK LIST ON IMMIGRANTS AND THE REFUGEE EXPERIENCE
SIBA wants to help readers of all ages better understand the plight of refugees and immigrants as they seek to make new homes and rebuild their lives. We've built on the efforts of Avid Bookshop’s Manager of Children’s Books, Hannah DeCamp, to offer member stores and consumers a book list on the timely topic of refugees. Our list includes titles from Avid's "Books for Kids Featuring the Immigrant or Refugee Experience” as well as titles recommended by publishers. We're continuing outreach to publishers and will keep adding to the list. If you know of a title you’d like us to add, please email email@example.com. Consider using the SIBA list on your e-commerce site to prompt awareness of this issue, and purchases for donation to schools, libraries, and those working with immigrant communities. Thank you for your help!
DON'T FORGET! NEW SOCIAL MEDIA CLASS FOR BOOKSELLERS
Big discount if you register by July 31
"This class can answer just about any question regarding social media or content marketing that you have ever had and if the class itself can't, then Sarah can! Highly recommend!”
-- John Cavalier, Cavalier House Books
If you’ve seen Sarah Benoit, co-founder and lead instructor at the JB Media Institute, present at the ABA’s Winter or Children’s Institute, you know you’re learning from someone passionate about helping booksellers improve their social media and content marketing strategies. Sarah has developed an online course for booksellers: Social Media and Content Marketing Basics for Booksellers.
Sarah introduced this course to SIBA booksellers and staff this spring and we are loving and already using what we’ve learned. Sarah’s three-month self-paced online course is now being offered nationally for $299. Contact SIBA for a special code and SIBA member stores enroll for just $149! Registration open till July 31.
"This course gives people the tools they need to navigate social media effectively and use it productively. You know the proverb "If you give a man a fish, you feed him for a day. If you teach a man to fish, you feed him for life"? JB Media teaches people how to fish.”
--Nicki Leone, SIBA
MEET THE BOOKSELLER: STEPHANIE CROWE, PAGE AND PALETTE
Store and location:
Page and Palette
32 S. Section Street
Fairhope, Al 36532
website || facebook || twitter || instagram
Number of years as a bookseller:
Almost 10 (Oct)
Best part about being a bookseller?
I get all the books I want to read and more, love the customers, and want them to read the books I love.
What book(s) are you reading?
Labyrinth of the Spirits by Carlos Ruiz Zafon, The Good Neighbor by Maxwell King, Becoming Mrs. Lewis by Patti Callahan, The Rain Watcher by Tatiana De Rosna
Favorite handsell of 2018:
The Overstory by Richard Powers
Best thing you did this year at your store:
Harper Collins Live facebook video; I also was able to get Paula McLain to come to our store.
Social Media Stats (FB likes, Twitter followers, etc)
email subscribers: 6,000
What are some ways you work with your community?
We work with partners when we need a larger space: our library, Fairhope United Methodist Church, retail partners like Running Wild.
Do you have any community partners you work with regularly?
Denham Springs Main Street, Denham Strong, and the Livingston Parish News are our more frequent collaborators.
Do you have passions that carry over into your bookselling life?
My passion is the book, sales reps, authors, SIBA Board,and the store and that is my life.
Top priority for 2018:
To get wonderful authors to come to Page and Palette.
Favorite SIBA programming benefit:
The fall Discovery Show is absolutely the best event I attend each year. It is like coming home.
THE BOOKS YOUR COLLEAGUES ARE TALKING ABOUT
Submitted this week on Edelweiss+ using the "send to SIBA" option. Thanks to Avid Bookshop, Bookmarks, Bookstore Number 1, Fiction Addiction, Flyleaf Books, Fountain Bookstore, Lemuria, Malaprop's, McIntyre's Books, Square Books, The Country Bookshop, The Oxford Exchange, The Story Shop, Underground Books, and Union Ave. Books.
9780316556323 Circe 2/5/2019
"Miller’s writing is beautiful, clear, and bright."
9781501190070 Watching You 2/12/2019
"A deliciously hard to put down who-done-it that feels all too close to home."
9780393652727 Crudo 9/11/2018
"With any luck, CRUDO will be one of most talked about books this year. I sure hope so."
9780525515029 Small Spaces 9/25/2018
"Creepy in all the right ways, wonderful characters. I loved all of it. "
9781501167942 Southern Discomfort 10/2/2018
"The page-turning southern memoir of the year, y’all, I mean it. "
9780763694630 Louisiana's Way Home 10/2/2018
"Louisiana Elefante is the kind of twelve-year-old you want to go on a road trip with."
More bookseller reviews
If your store does not have an Edelweiss+ account and need help setting one up, contact Linda-Marie
In the last issue: Bookseller Revival!
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*if your member type says "staff" then your expiration date is whenever your bookstore's membership expire, and B3 credit will also be applied to the master account. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to find out how much credit your store has earned. Stores can add staff to their accounts under the "Subaccounts" link under the "Information & Settings" tab.
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#siba18: Fall Discovery Show
Sept 13-15 THU-SAT | Tampa, FL