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Club Read: Sign up to sell tickets & earn cash!
|CLUB READ is a book club getaway for customers to be held in Virginia in October organized by SIBA, & NAIBA, BookClubGirl.com, and Reading Group Choices. Tickets are available through the independent bookstore core members of SIBA & NAIBA. Core member stores who register to participate as ticket outlets will receive $100 for each ticket sold. Core member stores must sign up and get their registration code to share with their customers as the code is the only way you can get credit for your ticket sales. The SIBA store that sells the most tickets will be one of two booksellers on-site at CLUB READ.
Club Read Bookseller Commitment Agreement is here: http://www.sibaweb.com/club-read
The title list from Club Read Authors is here.
The official website for Club Read is club-read.com.
We also have a totally FUN widget you can put on your website. And here’s the code if you’d like to add it to your home page.
Love an Indie #SIBA11 Membership Offer for Book Bloggers
Calling All Book Bloggers ! SIBA wants to make a trade. Place a “Find an Indie Bookstore” badge above the fold on the homepage of your website and SIBA will waive your $195 dues. Just let us know when the badge has been placed and we will mark you current. There are many benefits to membership in SIBA. Let us count the ways!
- Receive a complete contact list of all of SIBA’s member stores on demand—including contact names, email addresses, phone and mailing addresses via email.
- Three passes to the #SIBA11 Trade Show.
- Reduced prices for advertising & table rental at #SIBA11.
- Be informed. Stay in the loop. Don’t miss the numerous SIBA opportunities to connect with each other, indie booksellers, and the industry-at-large across the south.
We’re all in this together!
Steps to Love an Indie and become a member of SIBA for Free:
- Choose a badge and embed the appropriate code on your website, “above the fold.”
- Email firstname.lastname@example.org when your badge is on your site, and we will give you a free membership in SIBA ($195 value!)
The Richland County Public Library in cooperation with many city & county partners is launching their One Book, One Columbia city-wide read and we are reading Having Our Say: The Delaney’s Sisters’ First 100 Years, and it got me to thinking how many one-read programs are out there. And what do they read?
I heard from Lisa Sharp of Nightbird Books that Fayetteville, AR is planning it’s 3rd community read. It’s called One Book, One Community and is a fall event. The first year we read The Devil’s Highway by Luis Urrea, last year was The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot, and this year we have yet to choose. Wonder what it will be?
I heard from Fran Bush at Booklover’s Bookstore in Aiken, SC. The Aiken County Public Library has Aiken Reads with a selection per quarter. “Last summer we hosted Mary Alice Monroe with Swimming Lessons as the summer selection for adults and Turtle Summer for the children. In October 2011, The Aiken Women’s Club is sponsoring a county wide reading program named The Big Read to encourage reading at any age. They wanted to find books that were inexpensive and readily available. The selection for high school and adult is The Call of the Wild by Jack London; upper elementary and middle school is Julie of the Wolves by Jean Craighead George; the younger kids selection is One Wolf Howls by Scotti Cohn. The club will be giving books to the libraries and school libraries throughout the county. There are several alternate selections for those who have already read the selection.” This project should get a lot of publicity.
Emily Bell shared that Page & Palette has seen great success with the One Town One Tale concept. “Our picks have included Three Cups of Tea, The Poet of Tolstoy Park by Fairhope’s own, Sonny Brewer; Alabama Moon by local writer Watt Key; A Thousand Splendid Suns by NY Times bestselling author, Khaled Hossieni; Peony in Love by NY Times bestselling author Lisa See; and The Noticer by Andy Andrews of Orange Beach.”
Jill Hendrix of Fiction Addiction in Greenville, SC shared Greenville’s The Amazing Read. The book for this, the 4th year, is The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd. The past 3 years picks were Velva Jean Learns to Drive by Jennifer Niven, Saints at the River by Ron Rash, and The Pleasure Was Mine by Tommy Hays.
Here are a few resources I found about OneBook programs: