Southern California Independent Booksellers Association

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Event Details

For the second year, we will be holding our annual trade show at the ultra-lux Sheraton LA in San Gabriel. Join us for two fun-filled days of fellowship, educational programming, exciting new books, and wonderful authors.

Day One is focused on the business of bookselling with educational sessions, ABA presentations, and a store member meeting. We close the first day with a reception featuring Donal Skehan, and drinks plus a taste of one of his new recipes.


Day Two features our beloved Children's Book Awards Breakfast with speakers and the announcement of the winners for the 2019 SCIBA Children's Book Awards; favorite sales reps sharing the hot titles for fall an winter; the always-popular Adult Awards Luncheon, with speakers and the SCIBA Book Awards winners; educational panels; exhibit floor; and we complete our day with the Author Reception so you can have a cocktail, some tasty hors d'oeuvres, and get some fresh reading materials (signed!) to take home.



PARKING: We are pleased to offer discounted self and valet parking for SCIBA. The self-parking rate is $10 per day and valet parking rate is $15. Enter off of Palm Ave.

Agenda

  • September 27, 2019

  • September 28, 2019

September 27, 2019

Store Programming Sessions

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Making the Most of ABA Membership
A representative from the ABA team will guide new and prospective members through the many benefits of membership. Topics to be discussed include ABA’s ABACUS survey, box mailing program, Indie Next List, annual events, and many others. After a brief presentation, the floor will be open for questions fielded by the ABA team. All current ABA members are also welcome to attend.
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Deli Lunch Buffet - South Ballroom
Grab Lunch and head to the ABA education session.
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Independent Bookstore Day: Celebrate with Success
Independent Bookstore Day (IBD) has grown from a handful of bookstores in California to a national celebration involving over 575 stores and, in some cases, city wide celebrations. Participating bookstores see an increase in sales, increased foot traffic and increased brand awareness. Because of the national growth of this successful program, ABA has agreed to take on the management of IBD for 2020. Current IBD Program Director, Samantha Schoech, will remain in her position and will work closely with ABA. This session will offer attendees an overview of the program and tips from booksellers who have figured out how to make the most of IBD. Panelists will offer information on how to order and make the most of the IBD exclusive merchandise; how to organize and publicize your store’s party to bring people into your store; and how to use social media strategically to increase sales and community participation. Join ABA staff and IBD superstars for this not to be missed conversation.
Oren Teicher (Chief Executive Officer at ABA)
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Creating Your Holiday Catalog Success Plan
Learn best practices for the holiday catalog. Take advantage of new programs!
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2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
“What Booksellers Want From a New Alliance” Roundtable
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4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Annual Membership Meeting Ballroom
Booksellers and publishers annual meeting. Please be sure to attend as voting will take place regarding the merger of NCIBA and SCIBA.
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Trivia and Reception
Sponsored by Ingram
Donal Skehan
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Indies Forward
Sponsored by Shelf Awareness, Karaoke party!!

Exhibitors Only

12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Exhibitors
Set up your exhibits

All Membership Sessions

No Scheduled items for this day

More All Membership Sessions

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Additional All Membership Sessions - Kid-Centered!

No Scheduled items for this day

Speakers

Anita Abriel (Simon & Schuster)

Anita Abriel

Simon & Schuster

Elana K. Arnold (HarperCollins)

Elana K. Arnold

HarperCollins

Steve Atinsky

Penguin Random House

Gabe Barillas

Sales Representative at HarperCollins Publishers

Tom Benton

Penguin Random House

Julie Berry (Getty Publications)

Julie Berry

Getty Publications

Kevin Callahan

Other Press

Steph Cha (Novelist at Ecco)

Steph Cha

Novelist at Ecco

Ernesto Cisneros (HarperCollins)

Ernesto Cisneros

HarperCollins

Nadine Jolie Courtney (Author at Macmillan Children's Publishing Group)

Nadine Jolie Courtney

Author at Macmillan Children's Publishing Group

Calvin Crosby

Executive Director of NCIBA

Tessa Dare (Author at HarperCollins)

Tessa Dare

Author at HarperCollins

Vicki DeArmon

Nciba

Nic Dufort

Penguin Random House

Debra Ginsberg (Frontlist Buyer at Bay Books)

Debra Ginsberg

Frontlist Buyer at Bay Books

Shannon Grant

Simon & Schuster

Kristianne Huntsberger

Shelf Awareness

Emily Hutton

Simon & Schuster

Chip Jacobs

Chip Jacobs

Cynthia Kadohata (Author at Simon & Schuster)

Cynthia Kadohata

Author at Simon & Schuster

Jessica Kim (Author at Penguin Young Readers)

Jessica Kim

Author at Penguin Young Readers

Catherine Linka (Author at Disney)

Catherine Linka

Author at Disney

Brein Lopez

Brein Lopez

Wade Lucas

Penguin Random House

Michelle Markel

Cameron Books

Seth Marko

Field Sales rep, California at Ingram Publisher Services

Daniel Mathews

Daniel Mathews

John McMahon (FINALIST - T. Jefferson Parker Mystery Award at Penguin Random House)

John McMahon

FINALIST - T. Jefferson Parker Mystery Award at Penguin Random House

Barbara Meyers

Harpercollins

Walter Mosley

Walter Mosley

Nick Neely

Nick Neely

Adrian Newell

Manager/Buyer at Warwicks

Jenny Nordbak

Jenny Nordbak

Daniel O'Brien (Senior Membership Manager at American Booksellers Association)

Daniel O'Brien

Senior Membership Manager at American Booksellers Association

Alisha Rai (Author at HarperCollins)

Alisha Rai

Author at HarperCollins

Donna Rifkind (Other Press)

Donna Rifkind

Other Press

Aminah Mae Safi (Author at Feiwel & Friends)

Aminah Mae Safi

Author at Feiwel & Friends

Ann Seaton

DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS of NCIBA

Donal Skehan

Donal Skehan

Julie Slavinsky (Director of Events at Warwick’s Bookstore.)

Julie Slavinsky

Director of Events at Warwick’s Bookstore.

Hope Anita Smith

Hope Anita Smith

Amy Spalding

Amy Spalding

Emma Steinkellner (Illustrator at Simon & Schuster)

Emma Steinkellner

Illustrator at Simon & Schuster

Oren Teicher (Chief Executive Officer at ABA)

Oren Teicher

Chief Executive Officer at ABA

Andrea Tetrick

PGW

Larissa Theule (Author)

Larissa Theule

Author

Walter Thompson-Hernandez

Walter Thompson-Hernandez

Crissy Van Meter

Crissy Van Meter

Nicole White

SCIBA Board

Alexa Wejko

Soho Press

Meal Tickets Needed

MEAL TICKETS 

$40 through July 31st

$50 through August 31st

$60 thereafter

Please order your meal tickets HERE

Connect with 100 people attending this event

Exhibitors

Publisher

HarperCollins

Simon & Schuster

Simon & Schuster

Penguin Random House

Microcosm Publishing

Microcosm Publishing

+2% disc for all orders written at the shows and +5% for non-returnable orders of 25+ units written at the shows.

Scholastic

Scholastic

Soho Press

Galaxy Press

Galaxy Press

Other Press

Other Press

Arcadia Publishing

Arcadia Publishing

Hachette Book Group

Commission Sales Representative

John Majeska

John Majeska

Karel/Dutton Group

Karel/Dutton Group

Imprint Group

Imprint Group

Faherty & Associates

Faherty & Associates

Wilcher Associates

Wilcher Associates

Bookseller Partners

Shelf Awareness

American Booksellers Association

Ingram

Get +3% OFF any title in the Regional Holiday Catalogs No promo code needed. Plus, get FREE freight for qualifying orders. Order Now! Offer valid from October 2 – December 14.

Sponsors and Partners

Venue

Venue

Sheraton Los Angeles San Gabriel
303 East Valley Boulevard
San Gabriel, California

We are pleased to offer discounted self and valet parking for SCIBA. The self-parking rate is $10 per day and valet parking rate is $15.

Contact us

For additional event or venue information, please email office@scibabooks.orgYou can also reach us at +1 9099385809

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