IndieBound Logo Now a Registered Trademark

    The American Booksellers Association recently received registered trademark protection for the IndieBound logo. Accordingly, the association has added the registered trademark symbol -- ® -- to the IndieBound and logos in the Bookseller DIY. Over the course of the next several weeks, ABA will be updating all of the many IndieBound graphics in the Bookseller DIY to reflect this new status.

    The Indie Sci-Fi & Fantasy Bestseller List

    For the eight-week period ending October 20, 2009, and based on sales at independent bookstores nationwide.


    The Time Traveler's Wife
    Audrey Niffenegger, Harvest, $14.95, 9780156029438


    Giving Authors & Publishers an Easy Indie Affiliate Option

    Participation in's Affiliate Program, which pays generous commissions on sales referred to ABA IndieCommerce sites, has been growing steadily. Last week, in fact, the Huffington Post became one of the newest affiliates ... but not without encouragement from a number of indie booksellers as well as ABA.

    Member Input Sought on Red & White Box Mailings

    As part of its continuing efforts to improve member services, the American Booksellers Association is asking booksellers to complete a short online survey regarding the monthly IndieBound Red Box and White Box mailings. A link to the survey was e-mailed to member stores by ABA Chief Marketing Officer Meg Smith on Tuesday, October 13, and is accessible here with a BookWeb user name and password.

    By Popular Demand: The Indie Next List in PDF Format

    The Indie Next List now also comes in a two-page, 8-1/2" x 11" PDF format for in-store and at home printing.

    Nominations Needed for Strong Winter Kids' Next List

    This Friday, October 9, is the deadline for the upcoming Winter Children's Indie Next List.

    The Indie October Baseball Bestseller List

    With the Major League Baseball post-season now underway, we present the Indie October Baseball Bestseller List, based on sales in independent bookstores nationwide for the eight-week period ending October 6, 2009.


    Satchel: The Life and Times of an American Legend
    Larry Tye, Random House, $26, 9781400066513

    The November 2009 Indie Next List

    Here's a preview of the November Indie Next List, now on its way to ABA member stores in the IndieBound movement, and a reminder that October Notable titles are now featured in a flier and shelf-talkers downloadable here and from

    The Fall '09/Winter '10 Indie Next List for Reading Groups

    Here's a full preview of the Fall '09/Winter '10 Indie Next List for Reading Groups, which ABA member stores in the IndieBound movement will be receiving in the October Red Box.

    October Indie Notables Fliers & Shelf-Talkers Online

    Booksellers can now download the October Indie Next List Notable title recommendations in a flier and shelf-talkers on The titles, including fiction, nonfiction, and mystery/suspense, offer additional ways to create an October Indie Next Great Reads display.

    San Francisco Chronicle to Feature Indie Bestsellers

    Beginning this Sunday, the San Francisco Chronicle's Books section will feature the Northern California Independent Booksellers Association/IndieBound Bestsellers List. The indie list replaces a bestseller list that was compiled by the newspaper itself.

    The Indie Mystery Bestseller List

    For the eight-week period ending September 22, 2009, and based on sales at hundreds of independent bookstores throughout the U.S.


    The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie
    Alan Bradley, Delacorte, $23, 9780385342308


    10 Great October Indie Recommendations From 10 Great Years

    Ten years of the top October indie picks are now featured in an attractive downloadable PDF flier, suitable for displays.

    Nominations Needed for December & Winter Kids' Next Lists

    Here's a quick Indie Next List deadline reminder as the hectic fall season kicks off.

    Booksellers will have two opportunities in October 2009 to help create Indie Next Lists:

    The Indie Local First Reading List

    ABA's popular list of notable Local First titles has received a makeover. Updated for 2009, the Indie Local First Reading List has a new design, new titles, new indie bookseller recommendations, and links to local first resources.


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