Promotional tools for book industry partners
Capture the attention of indie booksellers throughout the Midwest
We make it easy for publishers, authors, wholesalers, sidelines companies, and book industry partners to reach independent booksellers. Your promotion will target indie booksellers in the Midwest as well as the book industry at large. We require all promotions to link to sales outlets that support indie bookstores.
To book a promotion, please contact Melissa Peterson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Average Open Rate: 43%
Average Click Rate: 4%
Events in 2023
Spring Road Trip · May 2-3, Des Moines, Iowa
Visit the Spring Road Trip event page. Event sponsorship and author placement opportunities available now.
Heartland Fall Forum · October 12-14, Detroit, Michigan
Our annual trade show is an exciting event packed with opportunities to reach independent booksellers. They will be posted on Heartland's website in early 2023.
Newsletter Sponsored Content
The heart of our communications, our weekly e-newsletter is our go-to resource for indie bookstore information. Organically host your content alongside ours or reserve an entire newsletter.
Ideal for: Content-rich information. Get our attention and link to anywhere.
Open rate: 43%
Promoted story across Facebook and Instagram social media platforms
E-Blasts & Banners
Our most popular promos for a reason. Easy, convenient, and effective. All graphics can be jpg, png, or gif.
Ideal for: Distributing title info, galley requests, call to action, creative assets alert, etc.
Supply an image to send to the inboxes of our bookseller and industry members.
One click-through link, custom subject line
600 W x 800 H - max file size 500k
Website: 326 unique visits, 686 page views weekly
Newsletter: 34% open rate, 5% click rate, 1,500 reach
Place a banner ad in our e-newsletter or on our website.
600 pW x 125 pH / one click through
|All-Regional Banner Ad
Brought to you by SIBA, MIBA, GLIBA, NEIBA, NAIBA, PNBA, CALIBA, and MPIBA
Get instant national weeklong industry exposure on the homepages of eight regional trade associations
Two formats required: Horizontal (440 W x 125 H) and Vertical (125 W x 440 H)
TITLE ALERT PROGRAM • $150
Digital sales rep! Make your forthcoming titles available directly to our booksellers. Each season, we feature your galleys through a standalone email to our booksellers (400 emails), on our closed bookseller Facebook group, in our weekly e-newsletter, in our weekly bestseller list (and printable pdf), and on a dedicated webpage.
- Supply: Book cover image, link to galley request form, 50 words of copy
- Run time: January 5, May 1, and September 1
HEARTLAND BOOKSELLERS AWARD • $25
Our annual book awards reflect handselling at its best, as all the books are selected directly by independent booksellers. Finalists are boosted via free custom book stickers to our stores, and the winners are celebrated at our awards ceremony in October at the Heartland Fall Forum. Submit your Midwest titles to be included on the list of potential titles for bookseller nomination.
MIDWEST INDIE BOOKSTORE ROADMAP
1/2 panel $1,200; 1/4 panel $800
Your roadmap partnership includes print AND digital placement. Perfect for specific titles or general awareness of opportunities from publishers, organizations, sidelines vendors, and book festivals.
- Reach: 97,000 distributed
- Support: Consumer-facing promotions and contests
- Run time: In circulation for one year. Released on Independent Bookstore Day and available until supplies run out
- Dedicated social media posts across our most popular channels
Contact us to reserve your spot for 2024!
Increasing sales for booksellers and publishers during the busy holiday season.
JOB BOARD • Members: Free / Non-members: $75 per post
For our book industry job board, we accept positions of special interest to our independent booksellers. Jobs do not have to be based in the Midwest. Placing a listing here is free for members to encourage circulation among the book industry. For non-members, posts are $75 for the full duration of the job’s availability.