Placing Your Order
1. Review our rates and ad options
2. Materials for print ads
Email Carrie Obry (firstname.lastname@example.org) with the following information for each title you'd like to place in the catalog.
3. Materials for the online version
For our new interactive online version of the catalog, please send us the following.
For heavily designed books
For fiction, nonfiction, and text-heavy books
Specs: 300 dpi and CMYK
4. Ship 2 copies of the book to our office immediately upon publication (and before September 15) for our catalog booth at Heartland Fall Forum. If unavailable before September 27, please personally bring copies to the MIBA catalog booth or ship a jacket if available.
Background: Each year at our trade show, we create a booth specifically to showcase the titles in our winter catalog. Along with the books, we include copies of the full title list, a specially-printed advance copy of the catalog (we called it a catalog ARC), and free posters of the catalog cover for booksellers to use in store displays. At the end of the show, the books are donated to a silent auction for booksellers to bid on. The proceeds from the auction will be given to the Book Industry Charitable Foundation. Last year, we collected just over $5,000 for this great charity.
As stated, we pull all of your title data from Edelweiss or your webpage. Please double check your Edelweiss or publisher webpage for accuracy.
Sample of standard print ads. Click to view bigger
Sample of online ads. Click to explore
Check out a sample of the new interactive online PDF we're featuring this year! This is NOT the cover art. It's only a sample. Click inside to get a sense of what assets we are requesting from you.
Our winter catalog is a marketing tool made specifically for booksellers and publishers to help them achieve the stated goals of the association, selling more books throughout bookstores in our region. There is no purchasing or ordering option anywhere on this marketing tool, and it is not available to purchase by the general public. Titles appearing in this marketing tool are called "ads" for general ease of understanding, but are not actually advertisements, as they are the primary content of this marketing tool designed to further our mission as a nonprofit trade association.