09 Jul

Indie Bestsellers: Independent Retailing-Focused Business Books

Based on sales at hundreds of independent bookstores nationwide for the 12-week period ending July 8, 2008.


Deep Economy: The Wealth of Communities and the Durable Future
Bill McKibben, Holt, $14, 9780805087222


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08 Jul

IndieBound on PC Magazine's 'Cool Web Site' List

PC Magazine's AppScout, which "scour[s] the world in search of the best software, sites, and Web apps," recently named to its list of "Cool Web Sites."

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02 Jul Launches Innovative Features

The summer reading season is kicking into high gear, and so is A number of innovative features have recently been added to help consumers find great titles... and nearby indie bookstores.

Here's a look at what's new:

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02 Jul

July Indie Notables Fliers & Shelf-Talkers Debut

The July 2008 Indie Next List Notables flier is now available in a downloadable PDF on The redesigned flier joins and amplifies the other new IndieBound materials, especially the new Indie Next List fliers, which debuted with the July list.

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30 Jun

On the Road With IndieBound

Over the next several months, American Booksellers Association staff will be 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.

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26 Jun

Bookstores IndieBound for Independence Day

As Americans gear up for next week's Fourth of July celebrations, ABA member booksellers are using IndieBound marketing materials to create or supplement their own unique "Independents" promotions.

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25 Jun

BookPeople: Creating Banners to Spread the Indie Word

Claire Klassen couldn't wait to return home from BookExpo America and start using IndieBound at Austin, Texas' BookPeople. "We are the perfect environment to spread the message of 'independents,'" she explained.

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25 Jun

The Indie Cooking Bestseller List

Based on sales at hundreds of independent bookstores nationwide for the eight-week period ending June 24, 2008.


The Art of Simple Food
Alice Waters, Clarkson Potter, $35, 9780307336798


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25 Jun

Who Gets What -- and When -- With IndieBound

When IndieBound, the new movement celebrating the value of independent bookstores and other locally owned indie retailers, was launched by the American Booksellers Association at end of May, all independently owned member stores were automatically included in the program. A Literary Liberation Box with posters, decals, buttons, bookmarks, and lots of other rallying materials was sent to all locally owned ABA member stores.

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25 Jun

Illinois Bookstore Speaks to the African-American Experience

When Kevin Roberts and daughter Maia Roberts launched an online African-American bookstore a few years ago, they were well aware that "there was a lot more out there" than the small selection of African-American titles they saw at a local chain.

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24 Jun

'Here's What You Just Did'

"Here's What You Just Did," available on in flier and poster formats in both generic and editable versions, has emerged as one of the most popular marketing materials developed for IndieBound.

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19 Jun

Reaching Out to Local Retailers Through IndieBound

With IndieBound Literary Liberation Box materials in hand, ABA member booksellers ranging from Bainbridge Island, Washington, to Woodstock, New York, are reaching out to other local independent businesses in their communities. Response from other indie retailers has been, in a word, "excited."

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18 Jun

Weekly Indie Bestseller Lists Download Made Easier

Downloading the National Indie Bestseller Lists -- Hardcover, Paperback, and Children's -- in PDF, Word, or HTML format from each week just got easier.

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12 Jun

IndieBound Literary Liberation Underway

IndieBound, the American Booksellers Association's new community-oriented movement celebrating the value of independent businesses, is underway. On Monday, a Literary Liberation Box, including tools that booksellers can use to promote IndieBound in their stores and in their communities, was shipped to all independently owned ABA member stores.

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11 Jun

Share Your IndieBound Creativity

The IndieBound Literary Liberation Box is arriving in stores now, and members are encouraged to use all of the materials in the box and in the IndieBound Bookseller DIY pages of in as many creative ways as possible.

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Independent bookstores act as community anchors; they serve a unique role in promoting the open exchange of ideas, enriching the cultural life of communities, and creating economically vibrant neighborhoods.








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