The February 2009 Indie Next List

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

    A Holiday Sojourn to Anderson's Bookshop

    By Oren J. Teicher, ABA Chief Operating Officer

    People look forward to all sorts of different things during the holidays. In December, I can't wait for my annual pre-holiday stint working in an indie bookstore. Beyond it being fun, I have consistently found that my holiday bookselling experiences have been indispensable to my work at ABA. For months after I've returned to my day job, my colleagues often hear me start a discussion with a reference to what I saw and what I learned while working in a bookstore over the holidays.

    Next Indie Kids' List Needs Your Nominations

    Here's a very important reminder for the Indie Next List.

    Friday, January 9, is the deadline for the Spring Indie Kids' List.

    The January Indie Next List Notables Flier & Shelf-talkers

    Each month, the Indie Next List Notables presents an intriguing range of titles recommended by indie booksellers nationwide. Great POP materials for in-store displays -- electronic files in PDF format of both the January Indie Next List Notables flier and shelf-talkers -- are now available on BookWeb.org.

    Two January Indie Next List Nomination Deadlines

    Here's a quick reminder for a very hectic week.

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

    Indie Next List Deadline Reminder

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

    The Indie Holiday Cookbook Bestseller List

    For the eight-week period ending December 16, 2008, and based on sales in hundreds of independent bookstores across the U.S.

    1.

    Southern Living Christmas Cookbook: All-New Ultimate Holiday Entertaining Guide
    Rebecca Brennan (Ed.), Oxmoor House, $29.95, 9780848732295

    2.

    Take the Anxiety Out of Gift Giving

    Want to be a hero to customers hoping to get just the right books as holiday gifts? Just point them to IndieBound.org's Wish List. Anyone who joins the Indie Community can build a wish list of books and e-mail it to friends and family, along with a list of their favorite bookstores.

    Announcing the 2008 Indie Bestsellers


    Mark Your Calendars: Deadlines for 2009 Indie Next List Nominations

    The complete schedule of 2009 bookseller nomination deadlines for the Indie Next Lists is now available on BookWeb.org.

    Bookseller's Radio Spots Spread the Indie Message

    This week, Riverwalk Books of Chelan, Washington, began running a series of four radio ads, featuring some of IndieBound's memorable tag lines, to promote the store, as well as books as great holiday gifts.

    Showcase Indie Bestsellers With New Display

    IndieBound has created a special, holiday-themed Indie Bestsellers display PDF, which is available at BookWeb.org

    The January 2009 Indie Next List & Notables Preview

    Here's a preview of the first Indie Next List of 2009, now on its way to ABA member stores in the IndieBound movement, and a reminder that December Notable titles are now featured in a downloadable flier and shelf-talkers on BookWeb.org.

    The Indie Sci-Fi & Fantasy Bestseller List

    For the eight-week period ending December 2, 2008, and based on sales at independent bookstores nationwide.

    1.

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

    2.

    A New Source for IndieBound Posters

    Sometimes a good poster is worth a thousand manifestos.

    The IndieBound movement's eye-catching posters -- with their bold design and clever copy -- have communicated the spirit of IndieBound with a fun, persuasive verve since shoppers first began seeing "Eat Sleep Read" in bookstores in June.

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