03 Sep

Contest Challenges ABA Members to Create Brave New Words

Abrams Image, an imprint of Harry N. Abrams, Inc., is challenging ABA members to create a few brave new words for the publishing and bookselling industries. Abrams has partnered with IndieBound to create a contest exclusively for ABA member booksellers that celebrates the October release of Addictionary: Brave New Words, compiled by Jim Banister.

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02 Sep


The author's name was incorrectly printed in the October Indie Next List flier for American Lightning: Terror, Mystery, the Birth of Hollywood, and the Crime of the Century, by Howard Blum (Crown). The online version of the October Indie Next List is correct. IndieBound apologizes for this error.

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27 Aug

Successful Beta Test Continues for Online 'Indie Community'

With hundreds of users registering during its beta phase, the test of the new "Indie Community" on has gotten off to a rousing start.

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26 Aug

Save on IndieBound Bags in Special Promotion

Now's the time to stock up on IndieBound shopping bags.

From now until September 30, ABA member booksellers will receive a 15 percent discount on both stock and personalized IndieBound bags and on giftwrap ordered from W.G. Ellerkamp.

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21 Aug

The Indie Community Needs You!

This week, the American Booksellers Association is a launching a short-term test of the new "Indie Community" on and, over the next 10 days, the association needs booksellers to test it out and provide feedback. The mission of the Indie Community is to aid customers in their search for unique, independently owned businesses. By connecting indie-conscious people with local businesses, ABA looks to boost local economies nationwide.

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21 Aug

Kids' Indie Next List Now Featured on

The Fall '08 Kids' Next List is now featured on in a fun, interactive format that makes it easy for consumers to purchase these insightful indie recommendations.

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20 Aug

The Indie Sci-Fi & Fantasy Bestseller List

For the eight week period ending August 19, 2008, and based on sales at independent bookstores nationwide.


The Host
Stephenie Meyer, Little Brown, $25.99, 9780316068048


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20 Aug

Emerging Leaders Get a Taste of IndieBound

The "under-fortyish" community of booksellers and publishers got another taste of IndieBound this week at an event organized by Emerging Leaders NYC.

Booksellers from New York-area bookstores, including McNally Jackson, Book Culture, Logos Bookstore, Moravian Bookshop, and the Lower East Side Tenement Museum, met at Flatbush Farm, an independent and locally-focused restaurant in Brooklyn. Several ABA staff members joined the Emerging Leaders to share the latest IndieBound news.

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20 Aug

IndieBound On Tour

Since July, American Booksellers Association staff have been visiting locations around the country to answer questions, share ideas, and help position bookstores to take advantage of IndieBound and all that it has to offer. One such ABA staff member is IndieBound Outreach Liaison Paige Poe, who has traveled from Cleveland, Ohio, to Elizabeth City, North Carolina -- and points in-between -- to spread the word to booksellers about the IndieBound Movement.

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14 Aug

ABA Announces First Children's Indie Next List

The first Children's Indie Next List is now available for preview. The new list showcases not only a wide range of exemplary titles for young readers, as chosen by indie booksellers, but also a new, redesigned format.

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14 Aug

BookTour Now Featuring Events @ Indie Stores

Readers looking to connect with authors can now find events at indie bookstores participating in ABA's E-Commerce Solution on BookTour, the website founded by Chris Anderson, Kevin Smokler, and Adam Goldstein.

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14 Aug

Linking Authors & Indies: The IndieBound Affiliate Program

Creating affiliate relationships with authors, publishers, bloggers, and others is now easier than ever.

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13 Aug

Local First Arizona: 1,380 Members and Growing

Independent business owner Kimber Lanning knew Phoenix was in need of a local business alliance, so she stepped up and created one. "That's just my personality," she said. "I'm always the person who stands up and says, 'Yes, I'll do that.'" Local First Arizona (LFA), a statewide organization, now has 1,380 members.

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11 Aug

Fall 2008 Children's Indie Next List

1. The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman, Dave McKean (illus.)
(HarperCollins, $17.99, 9780060530921 / 0060530928)

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07 Aug

The September Indie Next List & Notables Preview

Here's a preview of the September Indie Next List now on its way to ABA member stores in the IndieBound movement.

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