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23 Dec

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.

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22 Dec

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:

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17 Dec

Indie Next List Deadline Reminder

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

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17 Dec

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.

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17 Dec

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.

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11 Dec

Announcing the 2008 Indie Bestsellers


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10 Dec

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.

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04 Dec

Showcase Indie Bestsellers With New Display

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

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04 Dec

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.

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03 Dec

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.

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03 Dec

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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03 Dec

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.

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26 Nov

Bookstores & Hardware Stores Unite for Indie Marketing Initiative


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26 Nov

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.

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