IndieBound

12 Mar

Go Green With New Biodegradable IndieBound Bags

By popular request, W.G. Ellerkamp is now offering environmentally friendly, biodegradable plastic IndieBound bags. These plastic bags are made with 10 - 15 percent recycled material and will break down safely within a few years when buried or composted.

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11 Mar

Bookseller's Facebook Group Promotes Interests of All Indies

Tattered Cover Media Marketing Coordinator Patty Scott Miller is a pro at using social networking sites, especially Facebook and Twitter, to promote the popularity of the legendary Denver bookstore. Now, however, she has taken on the cause of all indie booksellers.

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11 Mar

The Indie Travel Guidebooks Bestseller List

For the eight-week period ending March 10, 2009, and based on sales at independent bookstores nationwide.

1.

Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives: An All-American Road Trip ...With Recipes!
Guy Fieri, Morrow, $19.95, 9780061724886

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10 Mar

Correction

Last week's announcement of the Indie Next List Poetry Top Ten incorrectly noted the availability of the list. The new list is available in a full-color PDF file. It will not be included in the March Red Box in a printed pad.

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05 Mar

Voting Open for 2009 Indies Choice Book Awards

Voting is now open to the owners and staff at all ABA member bookstores for the inaugural Indies Choice Book Awards, reflecting the spirit of independent bookstores and the IndieBound movement.

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04 Mar

Announcing the Indie Next List Poetry Top Ten

Here is the 2009 Indie Next List Poetry Top Ten, based on the enthusiastic nominations of independent booksellers nationwide. A full-color PDF of the list is available for download on BookWeb.

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04 Mar

The April 2009 Indie Next List Preview

Here's a preview of the April Indie Next List, now on its way to ABA member stores in the IndieBound movement.

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04 Mar

New Possibilities for IndieBound Posters

With the Eat, Sleep, Read poster well on its way to iconic status, IndieBound is offering some unique variations, and easy ways to obtain them.

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03 Mar

ABA Named to Advance America Honor Roll

The American Booksellers Association has been named to the 2009 Associations Advance America Honor Roll, a national awards competition sponsored by the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) and the Center for Association Leadership in Washington, D.C. ABA was honored for IndieBound, the community-oriented movement, launched in May 2008, which brings together booksellers, readers, indie retailers, local business alliances, and anyone else with a passionate belief that healthy local economies help communities thrive.

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26 Feb

The March Indie Next List Notables Flier & Shelf-talkers

The March Indie Next List Notables feature great fiction and nonfiction titles recommended by indie booksellers nationwide. In addition, POP materials for in-store displays -- electronic files in PDF format of both the March Indie Next List Notables flier and shelf-talkers -- are now available on BookWeb.org.

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25 Feb

Share IndieBound Materials With IndieBound To-Go

One of several new features recently introduced on IndieBound.org makes many IndieBound marketing materials freely available to non-ABA-member retail businesses, such as independently owned bicycle shops, toy stores, and gift and home shops.

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25 Feb

The Indie Love & Romance Bestseller Lists

For the eight-week period ending February 24, 2009, and based on sales at hundreds of independent bookstores nationwide.

Love (Nonfiction)

1.

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19 Feb

ABA to Launch Indies Choice Book Awards

New categories, new selection process highlight successor to Book Sense Book of the Year Awards

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19 Feb

IndieBound Announces Five New Features

The IndieBound team, which has been hard at work since the Winter Institute, this week announced five major new features that benefit everyone.

Info Pages for Books

Now it's easier than ever for authors, publishers, and bloggers to link to IndieBound and support independent bookstores. Any book result from the IndieBound.org site search will now link to a full information page on each book, with large cover art and a brief book description.

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12 Feb

The Spring 2009 Children's Indie Next List Preview

With a fun and vibrant design that reflects the energy, verve, and insight of its indie bookseller recommendations, the Spring 2009 Kids' Next List has arrived. The new list can be seen in preview and is now featured on IndieBound.org in a clear, interactive format that lets consumers access all of the stellar picks and purchase titles from their favorite independent bookstores.

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