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23 Sep

The Indie Mystery Bestseller List

For the eight-week period ending September 22, 2009, and based on sales at hundreds of independent bookstores throughout the U.S.

1.

The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie
Alan Bradley, Delacorte, $23, 9780385342308

2.

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17 Sep

10 Great October Indie Recommendations From 10 Great Years

Ten years of the top October indie picks are now featured in an attractive downloadable PDF flier, suitable for displays.

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16 Sep

Nominations Needed for December & Winter Kids' Next Lists

Here's a quick Indie Next List deadline reminder as the hectic fall season kicks off.

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

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10 Sep

The Indie Local First Reading List

ABA's popular list of notable Local First titles has received a makeover. Updated for 2009, the Indie Local First Reading List has a new design, new titles, new indie bookseller recommendations, and links to local first resources.

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10 Sep

Conversation Starters on IndieBound.org

Hundreds of IndieBound.org book information pages now feature "conversation starter" questions, courtesy of Reading Group Choices.

One teaser question appears on a page, and a click on "read more" brings up a full list of questions intended to provoke conversations among book groups and promote critical reading.

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09 Sep

The Indie Music Bestseller List

For the eight-week period ending September 9, 2009, and based on sales at independent bookstores nationwide.

1.

Musicophilia
Oliver Sacks, Vintage, $14.95, 9781400033539

2.

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03 Sep

The October 2009 Indie Next List Preview

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

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02 Sep

Bestseller Reporting Deadlines Extended Next Week -- Correction to Last Week's Notice

Due to the Labor Day holiday, the reporting deadlines for next week's Indie Bestseller Lists are being extended as follows: Reporting via BookScan will be extended until 10:00 p.m. EDT on Tuesday, September 8. Reporting through the ABA file upload and manual entry methods will be extended until 3:00 a.m. EDT, on Wednesday, September 9.

The Bestseller Lists will be produced, sent to stores, and posted to BookWeb late in the day on Wednesday.

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02 Sep

Number of IndieCommerce Sites on Drupal Grows

More than 70 ABA members have now migrated their store websites to Drupal, the new ABA IndieCommerce platform, with 24 launching since early August.

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27 Aug

September Indie Notables Flier & Shelf-Talkers Available

Booksellers can now download the September Indie Next List Notable title recommendations in a flier and shelf-talkers on BookWeb.org.

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06 Aug

The September 2009 Indie Next List Preview

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

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30 Jul

New Feature Highlights Local Favorites of Indie Booksellers

Indie City, a new feature at IndieBound.org, is a collaboration between booksellers and independent publisher Kaie Wellman. In a series of front-page articles, IndieBound.org is featuring a city or region that's full of independents and highlighting the favorites of booksellers in the area.

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23 Jul

Book Lists Come to IndieBound for iPhone

Hot on the heels of some great accolades, the IndieBound for iPhone app received a major update on Tuesday. Two frequently requested features have been added.

My Book Lists

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22 Jul

Helping You in New Ways: Book Lists & Bookseller DIY

Catch up with the new tools offered by IndieBound.org and the Bookseller DIY. Our latest developments include expanded book list features, great ways to use those features for book groups, and a new look for the Bookseller DIY.

Book Lists for Book Groups

Here's a quick rundown of how to use IndieBound book lists for your book groups:

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