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03 Dec

Promoting E-Books: Let the Indie Next List Help

With consumer interest in e-reading on the rise, it's important to let customers know that they can buy e-books from you, through your store's ABA IndieCommerce website. Now, a time-tested selling tool -- the Indie Next List -- has been tapped to help in the effort.

E-books also benefit from the unique touch of the independent bookseller. Customers still need good book recommendations, and the Indie Next List brings together favorite handsells from independent booksellers across the U.S.

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03 Dec

The January 2010 Indie Next List

Here's a preview of the titles on the January Indie Next List flier, now on its way to ABA member stores in the IndieBound movement. A downloadable PDF version of the list will also be available beginning January 1 on BookWeb.org and IndieBound.org.

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23 Nov

From Jingles to Dreidels ... Fountain Bookstore Has Richmond Covered

Fountain Bookstore in Richmond, Virginia, which is no stranger to innovative marketing campaigns, recently launched two new promotional tools -- one is possibly the first-ever independent bookstore jingle; the other, an IndieBound Hanukkah poster, is a collaborative effort between Fountain and its local Jewish Community Center.

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23 Nov

The Indie Comics & Graphic Works Bestseller List

For the eight-week period ending November 17, 2009, and based on sales at independent bookstores nationwide.

1.

The Book of Genesis Illustrated by R. Crumb
Norton, $24.95, 9780393061024

2.

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23 Nov

Correction

The Winter 2009/2010 Kids' Indie Next List flier, on its way to stores in the IndieBound movement, misidentifies the name of the bookstore for the bookseller's quote for the title I Am a Genius of Unspeakable Evil and I Want to Be Your Class President. The title was nominated by Lisa Baudoin, who is the managing partner/owner at Books & Company in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin.

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19 Nov

U.K. Booksellers Association to Adopt IndieBound

The Booksellers Association of the United Kingdom & Ireland (BA) will be launching an IndieBound marketing campaign for members of its Independent Booksellers Forum in early 2010.

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19 Nov

Presenting 2009 Indie Next List Great Reads... Now in Paperback

Twenty titles chosen by booksellers for the 2009 Indie Next Lists in hardcover and now available in paperback format are featured in "Presenting Paperbacks," an attractive, two-page downloadable flier, ideal for display and for use as a handout or bag stuffer.

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19 Nov

Just Expanded: New Holiday Designs

The latest additions to the IndieBound Bookseller DIY -- new holiday designs emphasizing books as gifts -- have just been expanded.

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19 Nov

Top Indie Recommendations for Kids & Young Adults: Winter 2001 - 2009

The number-one indie title recommendations for kids for winter 2001 through 2009 are now featured in an attractive downloadable PDF flier.

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18 Nov

IndieBound Brings eBooks to the iPhone

i's and e's collide in the new, 2.0 version of IndieBound for iPhone. Consumers can now search for and purchase eBooks from independent booksellers across the United States. The Indie Bestsellers, the Indie Next List, and other book lists now feature an "also available as an eBook" sticker where appropriate. The Book Search has also been upgraded with a choice of three searches: all results, books only, or eBooks only.

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12 Nov

The Winter Children's Indie Next List Preview

The Winter 2009/2010 Kids' Indie Next List can now be seen in preview online. The four-page, full-color flier will be arriving at indie bookstores in the upcoming quarterly Children's White Box.

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12 Nov

Eye-catching Holiday Designs Promote Books as Gifts

The IndieBound Bookseller DIY now features a range of new holiday designs and some of last year's favorites -- all emphasizing community and the great value of books as gifts.

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11 Nov

The Indie Politics & Current Events Bestseller List

Based on sales at hundreds of independent bookstores nationwide, for the eight-week period ending November 10, 2009.

1.

Arguing With Idiots
Glenn Beck, Threshold Editions, $29.99, 9781416595014

2.

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04 Nov

NPR & ABA Partner to Share Book Coverage, Indie Bestsellers

In a joining of like minds, NPR and ABA have partnered to provide thoughtful bestsellers and unique book coverage to readers, both on NPR.org and IndieBound.org.

Starting November 13, NPR Books will publish four bestseller lists weekly, using the Indie Bestseller List feeds. The categories to appear on the site are the Hardcover Fiction, Hardcover Nonfiction, Paperback Fiction and Paperback Nonfiction lists.

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04 Nov

The December 2009 Indie Next List

Here's a preview of the titles on the December Indie Next List flier, now on its way to ABA member stores in the IndieBound movement. A downloadable PDF version of the list will also be available beginning December 1 on BookWeb.org and IndieBound.org.

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