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27 Jan

Nominations Needed for April, Easter/Passover, and Poetry Lists

There will be three opportunities in February for independent booksellers to help create upcoming Indie Next Lists.

The deadlines for nominations are:

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27 Jan

It's in the Bag: IndieBound Merchandise Bags, Shopping Bags & Reusable Totes

W.G. Ellerkamp offers ABA members IndieBound paper merchandise and shopping bags, reusable totes, and a variety of giftwrap designs.

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20 Jan

Three Indie Next List Deadlines Upcoming in February

There will be three opportunities for independent booksellers to help create upcoming Indie Next Lists in February.

The deadlines are:

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14 Jan

The Indie Mind Body Spirit Bestseller List

For the eight-week period ending January 13, 2009, and based on sales at independent bookstores nationwide.

1.

A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life's Purpose
Eckhart Tolle, Plume, $14, 9780452289963

2.

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13 Jan

Ellerkamp Offers Expanded Line of Wrapping Papers, Lower Prices on Shopping Bags

W.G. Ellerkamp, the supplier of ABA's IndieBound paper and cloth bags, is now offering member stores an expanded line of giftwrap, as well as lower prices on handled paper shopping bags.

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13 Jan

New Year Brings a New Look for IndieBound.org

IndieBound.org's homepage sports a fresh look, including new features and opportunities for fans and indie booksellers alike to get more involved.

Among the new additions, Outreach Liaison Paige Poe will be blogging with news and stories about indie retailers across the U.S. All blog entries and articles will be captured in a permanent archive, so they'll always be available.

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08 Jan

The February 2009 Indie Next List

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

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07 Jan

A Holiday Sojourn to Anderson's Bookshop

By Oren J. Teicher, ABA Chief Operating Officer

People look forward to all sorts of different things during the holidays. In December, I can't wait for my annual pre-holiday stint working in an indie bookstore. Beyond it being fun, I have consistently found that my holiday bookselling experiences have been indispensable to my work at ABA. For months after I've returned to my day job, my colleagues often hear me start a discussion with a reference to what I saw and what I learned while working in a bookstore over the holidays.

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06 Jan

Next Indie Kids' List Needs Your Nominations

Here's a very important reminder for the Indie Next List.

Friday, January 9, is the deadline for the Spring Indie Kids' List.

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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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