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.


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


    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'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

    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

    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

    The Indie Sci-Fi & Fantasy Bestseller List

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


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


    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.

    How Three Booksellers Are Using IndieBound to Connect With Local Businesses

    Key to the IndieBound movement is the involvement of not only indie bookstores, but all types of indie retailers, local business alliances, and community-minded citizens. So, taking that to heart, R.J.

    Bookstores & Hardware Stores Unite for Indie Marketing Initiative

    New Counter Card Trumpets Trustworthiness of ABA Gift Cards

    The tough economy is expected to take a toll on gift card sales this holiday season, according to the National Retail Federation, which is forecasting a drop in sales of about 5.6 percent even as the popularity and demand for gift cards grow.

    Facebook Fan Drive Spreads the IndieBound Message

    The IndieBound movement is growing ... in bookstores and other independent retailers nationwide, online at, and now on the social networking site Facebook.

    Special Discount Available on Custom ChicoBags

    ChicoBag Company, the creator of unique, reusable, brightly colored bags that compact easily into an attached pouch, is now offering special volume discount pricing for custom bags to ABA members participating in the IndieBound program.


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