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SIBA Announces Summer 2018 Okra Picks

The Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance has announced their Summer 2018 Okra Picks, “a literary harvest of forthcoming hand sell hot picks and future bestsellers.” For July, fans of young adult fantasy might check out Willa of the Wood by Robert Beatty (Disney-Hyperion). Beatty, author of the bestselling Serafina series, taught at the NCWN 2015 Fall […]

Among Okra Finalists, Tar Heel Writers Aplenty

The Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance has announced their 2018 Book Prize finalists. Thirty titles across eight different categories have been selected as representing the best in Southern literature by independent Southern booksellers. No One Is Coming to Save Us by Stephanie Powell Watts is a finalist in Fiction (Southern Fiction). Stephanie served as the Final […]

2018 Conroy Legacy Award Winner: Kwame Alexander

From our friends at the Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance: COLUMBIA, SC–Kwame Alexander, the Virginia-based poet, educator, and New York Times bestselling author, has been selected as the first recipient of the Conroy Legacy Award. Created in honor of the example set by the beloved Southern author Pat Conroy, the Conroy Legacy Award was established in […]

While We Were Away . . .

The Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance celebrated our nation’s independence (as well as their own) by announcing the winners of the 2011 SIBA Book Awards.  Congratulations to the authors of this year’s winners. A few days before SIBA celebrated independence, some Amazon book reviewers were called out for their lack of same.  Always keep those grains […]

The Network at SIBA

If you haven’t been to the Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance trade show, you may not realize what a great opportunity the Network started offering today. In my past life with John F. Blair, Publisher, I attended every SIBA trade show but one since 1999.  There is no better opportunity for a writer in the South […]