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    Needed Now: December Indie Next List Nominations

    This Friday is the nomination deadline for the December Indie Next List.

    And now is a great time to nominate. ABA has announced the "Tell-a-Bookseller-Friend" Indie Next List Nomination Challenge, in which booksellers can win an ABA gift card worth $150.

    Booksellers Challenged to Tell a Friend

    Booksellers who have nominated titles to the Indie Next Lists in the past are being enlisted to help bring new voices to the chorus of those contributing recommendations to future lists. The "Tell-a-Bookseller-Friend" Indie Next List Nomination Challenge encourages past contributors to tell bookseller friends who have never nominated a title to the lists just how easy it is to do.

    Inaugural Indie Next List for Reading Groups Debuts

    The Indie Next List for Reading Groups for Fall '08/Winter '09 will be arriving in bookstores in the IndieBound movement in the October Red Box mailing; however, the full list, with bookseller quotes, can be previewed online now.

    IndieBound Makes It Easier to DIY

    IndieBound is a movement that's dynamic, adaptable, and growing, and so, too, are its online resources.

    Nominations Needed for Key Holiday Season Lists

    There will be three opportunities for booksellers to help create Indie Next Lists in October:

    "Tell-a-Bookseller-Friend" Indie Next List Challenge Begins

    The American Booksellers Association has announced a new initiative to help booksellers encourage their colleagues to nominate titles for the Indie Next List -- and become eligible to win an ABA gift card in the process.

    The Indie Comics & Graphic Works Bestseller List

    For the eight-week period ending September 23, 2008, and based on sales at independent stores nationwide.

    1.

    Watchmen
    Alan Moore, Dave Gibbons, DC Comics, $19.99, 9780930289232

    2.

    The Fall '08 - Winter '09 Indie Next List for Reading Groups

    1. Away: A Novel by Amy Bloom
    (Random House Trade Paperbacks, $14, 9780812977790 / 0812977793)
    "Lillian Leyb arrives in New York's Lower East Side in 1924. What she finds is not for her. Her tenacity and insatiable thirst for life and answers lead her to the Alaskan frontier. Lillian's strength and passion are an inspiration and an invitation to ask yourself, 'What would I have done?'" --Andrea Avantaggio, Maria's Bookshop, Durango, CO

    New IndieBound Community Launches

    The new "IndieBound Community," which began its successful beta test last month, officially launched today.

    The Indie Biography and Memoir Bestseller List

    For the eight week period ending September 9, 2008, and based on sales at hundreds of independent bookstores nationwide.

    1.

    Three Cups of Tea
    Greg Mortenson, David Oliver Relin, Penguin, $15, 9780143038252

    2.

    The October Indie Next List & Notables Preview

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

    New IndieBound-Inspired Gift Cards Are Here!

    Three new IndieBound-inspired ABA Gift Card designs, which were chosen with the help of booksellers who voted for their favorites this past spring, are now available. The new gift cards, which can be ordered with or without a bookstore imprint, are:

    Contest Challenges ABA Members to Create Brave New Words

    Abrams Image, an imprint of Harry N. Abrams, Inc., is challenging ABA members to create a few brave new words for the publishing and bookselling industries. Abrams has partnered with IndieBound to create a contest exclusively for ABA member booksellers that celebrates the October release of Addictionary: Brave New Words, compiled by Jim Banister.

    Correction

    The author's name was incorrectly printed in the October Indie Next List flier for American Lightning: Terror, Mystery, the Birth of Hollywood, and the Crime of the Century, by Howard Blum (Crown). The online version of the October Indie Next List is correct. IndieBound apologizes for this error.

    Successful Beta Test Continues for Online 'Indie Community'

    With hundreds of users registering during its beta phase, the test of the new "Indie Community" on IndieBound.org has gotten off to a rousing start.

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