Indie Bestseller List – Reprint Notes for Media

     

    Background Facts:

    • The Indie Bestseller List is produced by the American Booksellers Association
    • Weekly list of top-selling books in independent bookstores nationwide
    • Differs in method, content, and source from other national bestseller lists
    • Consistently provides consumers with knowledgeable hand sells not often found on other bestseller lists until weeks or months later, if at all
    • Free to the media
    • Produced and distributed via email on Tuesday of each week, two days following the end of the sales week
    • Compiled from data reported to ABA from close to 500 stores across the country
    • Categories are hardcover fiction and nonfiction, paperback fiction and nonfiction, mass market, children’s interest, children’s illustrated, and children’s series
    • Rank to 15 for each category

    Reprint Requirements:

    • Can re-print any or all of the categories
    • Can rank fewer than 15 if space requires
    • Indie Bestseller List logos are available but not required
    • Links to go exclusively to book page on IndieBound.org
    • Lists cannot to be reprinted prior to first use by ABA
    • Reprint credit to appear with list
    • No re-licensing of Indie Bestseller List without ABA prior approval
    • Consumer media may not run any week's List before Friday of the publication week

    Reprint Credit:

    National List: If generic list title (e.g. "Bestsellers") used:

    "Rankings according to the Indie Bestseller List, and based on sales in independent bookstores nationwide during the week ended {DATE}. Produced by the American Booksellers Association."

    If Indie Bestseller List title used:

    "The Indie Bestseller List is produced by the American Booksellers Association and is based on sales in independent bookstores nationwide during the week ended {DATE}."

    Other list titles subject to ABA prior approval.

    Regional List: If generic list title (e.g. "Bestsellers") used:

    "Rankings according to the Indie Bestseller List, and based on sales in independent bookstores in the {REGION} during the week ended {DATE}. Produced by the American Booksellers Association and {REGIONAL ASSOCIATION}."

    If Indie Bestseller List title used:

    "The Indie Bestseller List is produced by the American Booksellers Association and {REGIONAL ASSOCIATION} and is based on sales in independent bookstores in the {REGION}  during the week ended {DATE}."

    Other list titles subject to ABA prior approval.

    Please e-mail Pete Reynolds, peter@bookweb.org, to let us know when and where the list is being used, and how credit will be given. It is requested that tear sheets of the list be sent to:

    Pete Reynolds
    American Booksellers Association
    333 Westchester Avenue, Ste. S202
    White Plains, NY 10604

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    REGIONAL ABBREVIATIONS:

    • New England Independent Bestseller List - New England Independent Booksellers Association - NEIBA
    • New Atlantic Independent Bestseller List - New Atlantic Independent Booksellers Association - NAIBA
    • Southern Independent Bestseller List - Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance - SIBA
    • The Heartland Independent Bestseller List - Great Lakes Booksellers Association and Midwest Booksellers Association - GLBA and MBA
    • Pacific Northwest Independent Bestseller List - Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association - PNBA
    • Northern California Independent Bestseller List - Northern California Independent Booksellers Association - NCIBA
    • Mountains and Plains Independent Bestseller List - Mountains and Plains Independent Booksellers Association - MPIBA
    • SoCal Bestseller List - Southern California Independent Booksellers Association - SCIBA

    7/14/11

     

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