Indie Bestseller List

The Indie Bestseller List puts the diversity of independent bookstores on display. The list is produced just two days after the end of the sales-week, and is the most current snapshot of what’s selling in indie bookstores nationwide. The list is useful for creating displays and checking inventory levels of key titles. Hardcover, paperback, mass market and children's titles each are compiled into separate category lists. Post the Indie Bestseller List in your store, include it in your newsletter, and share the information with your local media. Available in Word, HTML, and PDF formats, and organized by format and genre. 

ABA produces a national weekly Indie Bestseller List, eight regional weekly Indie Bestseller Lists, and periodic specialty Indie Bestseller Lists.

View the Indie Bestseller List

Indie Bestseller Lists are available for reprinting. Please contact Pete Reynolds for  permission and information.

Reporting to the Indie Bestseller List

All ABA members are encouraged to report their sales weekly. Reporting is fast, easy and confidential. The Indie Bestseller Lists are the freshest expression of independent booksellers' handselling prowess. Other reasons to participate?
  • To showcase the strength of the indie channel in the publishing industry
  • To receive customized demographics reports about what’s selling in your area (when reporting via BookScan)
  • To receive a more robust monthly white box mailing of publisher-sponsored ARCs and galleys
  • To create indie bookstore buzz in-store, in print and online 
Stores can report electronically in one of three ways: manual entry, file upload or, the easiest of all, via Nielsen BookScan. Note: the reporting system is open to ABA members only. To join ABA, please complete an application.

It's as easy as one, two...

  1. Choose one of the three ways to report.
  2. Pick a convenient time to report.
    • The report should include sales occurring during the week beginning 12:01 am Sunday through midnight Saturday.
    • If reporting via ABA manual entry or ABA file upload, transmit the weekly report no later than 3 am ET each Tuesday, via the ABA reporting site. The reporting site opens each week at midnight Saturday, ET.
    • If reporting via BookScan, transmit the weekly report no later than 6 pm each Monday.

Bestseller Reporting Troubleshooting FAQs

 

Report Your Sales

Reporting area open from midnight Saturday, ET to 3 am Tuesday, ET.

ENTER HERE for manual or file upload reporting