RALEIGH—Members of the North Carolina Writers’ Network can get their book(s) in front of nearly 600 independent booksellers at the Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance 2015 Trade Show, September 18-20, in Raleigh.
NCWN will have a table at this event featuring books by current Network members. Authors are invited to send up to five copies each, of up to three of their titles, for display.
Registration is now closed.
The hope is that booksellers will take these giveaway copies home with them to read—and later order and promote the books at their stores. At the very least, it’s excellent exposure to the men and women who do the hard work of selling books every day.
Held at the Hilton North Raleigh/Midtown in Raleigh, this year’s SIBA 40th Anniversary Discovery Show offers a trade show floor alive with books—more than 300 tables manned by sales representatives who are familiar with both the rewards and the difficulties of selling books in the Southeast.
The trade show is Southern in its friendliness, social gatherings, and intimacy, encouraging many informal exchanges of ideas. Select authors will be on-hand for readings and book-signings, as well as scheduled talks, encouraging lots of conversations about exciting new titles.
“Our members regularly tell us their experience at the show—the things they learn and the connections they make with publishers and other booksellers—is one of the most valuable business resources they have,” said SIBA Executive Director Wanda Jewell. “Large store or small, everyone seems to come away from the show with new ideas and new energy.”
2015 marks SIBA’s 40th Anniversary. Thanks to a $40,000 grant from the Reba and Dave Williams Foundation for Literature and the Arts, SIBA will be able to bring every SIBA member store to its 40th Anniversary Discovery Show.
That means NCWN members have never had a better opportunity to place their books in front of more Southern booksellers at one time—an opportunity that is unlikely to come around again, at least until SIBA turns fifty.
Interested in having your book displayed in front of nearly 600 booksellers?
For more information on the SIBA 40th Anniversary Discovery Show in Raleigh, click here.
The Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance is a trade association which represents over 300 bookstores and thousands of booksellers in Florida, South Carolina, North Carolina, Georgia, Louisiana, Alabama, Arkansas, Tennessee, Kentucky, Virginia, and Mississippi. It exists to empower, promote, and celebrate their core member bookstores in a spirit of partnership.
The nonprofit North Carolina Writers’ Network is the state’s oldest and largest literary arts services organization devoted to writers at all stages of development. For additional information, visit www.ncwriters.org.