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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11 Jun

IndieBound Takes a Bow at BALLE Conference

IndieBound, the new American Booksellers Association initiative involving booksellers, readers, indie retailers, local business alliances, and others in a community-oriented movement that proclaims the importance and value of independent businesses, was the subject of a presentation at last week's 6th Annual BALLE Conference in Boston.

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11 Jun

The Indie Parenting Bestseller List

Based on sales in independent bookstores nationwide for the eight-week period ending June 10, 2008.


Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children From Nature-Deficit Disorder
Richard Louv, Algonquin, $14.95, 9781565126053


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05 Jun

July Next List Debuts -- Great Reads From Booksellers You Trust

The new IndieBound initiative is a community-oriented movement -- involving booksellers, readers, indie retailers, local business alliances, and others -- that proclaims the importance of independent businesses, promotes those values that make indies unique, and provides booksellers with help to spread the passion and sell more books.

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05 Jun

The July 2008 Indie Next List & Notables Preview

Here's a preview of the inaugural Indie Next List selections and notables titles. All ABA members with storefront locations will be receiving copies of the July Next List in the IndieBound Literary Liberation Box on its way to stores now.

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04 Jun Becomes ABA E-commerce Solution

Inventory uploads now free

With the launch of IndieBound last Thursday at BookExpo America, the Book Sense marketing program has been replaced with a program that's more of a movement than a marketing campaign, and this means changes for the program.

First and foremost, is not part of IndieBound, and it has been renamed the ABA E-commerce Solution. This will be visible in several ways:

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