IndieBound

22 Jul

Author Wins IndieBound Points Contest

To mark its first anniversary, IndieBound has drawn a winner for the IndieBound.org points contest -- Julie Hahnke of Marblehead, Massachusetts. Hahnke, author of The Grey Ghost, a Summer Kids' Indie Next List pick, won a $50 gift card to her local indie bookstore, Spirit of '76 in Marblehead.

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22 Jul

The Indie Travel Literature Bestseller List

For the eight-week period ending July 21, 2009, and based on sales at independent bookstores nationwide.

1.

Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Super Athletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen
Christopher McDougall, Knopf, $24.95, 9780307266309

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16 Jul

IndieBound App Makes the Grade for O'Reilly "Best of" Guide

The IndieBound iPhone app has been selected for inclusion in O'Reilly Media's Best iPhone Apps: A Guide for Discriminating Downloaders, due out later this month.

Best iPhone Apps is O'Reilly's guide to the very best applications for the iPhone -- a mere 200 were selected from the more than 50,000 apps available.

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15 Jul

IndieBound Bestseller List: A Unique Tool to Spur Sales

Nothing starts a conversation quite like a list, especially a list of books. And the IndieBound Bestseller List is perfect for doing just that. A growing number of bloggers and tweeters are referencing the list -- creating conversations and generating interest and sales for great books.

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09 Jul

Dig That New Peace, Love, Books Poster

The summer of love, or the summer of books?

Now you can have both with IndieBound's new tie-dye Peace, Love, Books poster. This groovy attention-getter was created at the suggestion of Read Between the Lynes in Woodstock ... Woodstock, Illinois, that is.

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09 Jul

Indies Host a Week of Celebrations

"This year, the buzz around Independents Week preparation and celebration has been palpable," said Jennifer Rockne, director of the American Independent Business Alliance, the event's sponsor.

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09 Jul

The August Indie Next List

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

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08 Jul

Regional Associations Offer "Eat. Sleep. Read." Calendar

Nine regional booksellers associations have joined to create a page-a-day calendar that promotes the IndieBound movement, launched by the American Booksellers Association at BookExpo America 2008. The regional associations plan to use profits from sales of the calendar, which is available exclusively to independent bookstores, to support member programming.

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08 Jul

The Indie Business & Economics Bestseller List

For the eight-week period ending July 7, 2009, and based on sales at independent bookstores nationwide.

1.

Blink
Malcolm Gladwell, Back Bay, $15.99, 9780316010665

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01 Jul

Bookseller DIY: Leaner, Meaner, and Cleaner

For its first anniversary, IndieBound's popular Bookseller DIY has been given a makeover.

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30 Jun

Video Demonstrates New Book List Features

IndieBound.org has a new video teaching tool that demonstrates, in a fun way, all of the recently launched Book List features available to members of the Indie Community. Check it out, and bookmark it to show your customers how to:

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25 Jun

Gearing Up for Independents Week

Indie bookstores have joined with a growing number of retailers, local independent business alliances, and community organizations to create Independents Week (July 1 - 7) celebrations, aimed at getting the word out about their unique contributions to the local economy.

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25 Jun

Using IndieBound.org Book Lists for Your Store's Book Groups

Recent updates to IndieBound.org in the form of multiple book lists and widgets give customers new ways to shop indie bookstores. Booksellers can use these new features in interesting ways, too, even as tools for book group administration.

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24 Jun

The Indie Comics & Graphic Works Bestseller List

For the eight-week period ending June 23, 2009, and based on sales at independent book stores nationwide.

1.

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

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