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17 Jun

Exploring Facebook's Ad Options

Facebook offers an inexpensive, targeted ad platform that may help booksellers reach new customers.

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16 Jun

Resources Help Kick-Start Independents Week Celebrations

Bookstores looking to join this year's Independents Week celebrations (July 1-7) have access to an abundance of freely available resources from the American Independent Business Alliance and ABA's Bookseller DIY.

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09 Jun

The Indie Gardening & Nature Bestseller List

Based on sales in hundreds of independent bookstores nationwide for the eight-week period ending June 8, 2010.

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09 Jun

Correction to the July Indie Next List

The title The Sisters From Hardscrabble Bay: Fiction by Beverly Jensen
(Viking, $25.95, 9780670021666) appears incorrectly on the July Indie Next List flier as "The Sisters of Hardscrabble Bay."  It is correct on the July Indie Next List online.

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09 Jun

Russo's Customers Display Indie Fashion Sense

Russo's Books invited customers to a party built around the store's successful "Eat. Sleep. Read." T-shirts.

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03 Jun

Indies Choice Winner Kate DiCamillo: Booksellers Make the Difference

Kate DiCamillo, winner of the 2010 Indies Choice Book Award for "Most Engaging Author," offers a message to booksellers from her acceptance speech at ABA's Celebration of Bookselling Luncheon at BEA. "Booksellers Make the Difference" is presented here and as a downloadable two-page PDF.

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02 Jun

The July Indie Next List & Notables Preview

Here's a preview of the titles on the July 2010 Indie Next List flier, on its way to ABA member stores in the IndieBound movement, and a reminder that the June Indie Next List Notables titles are featured on a flier and shelf-talkers, now on BookWeb.org.

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27 May

ABA Town Hall and Annual Meeting: Optimism and Excitement

At the ABA's Town Hall and the newly revamped Annual Meeting, which was held on Wednesday, May 27, at BookExpo America, there was an air of optimism and excitement among ABA members as they discussed the potential for having a leading role in a rapidly expanding, and fluid, digital marketplace.

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27 May

Bestseller List Reporting Period Extended

Due to the Memorial Day holiday, next week's Indie Bestsellers reporting period will be extended.

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20 May

The Indie Poetry Bestseller List

For the eight-week period ending May 17, 2010, and based on sales in hundreds of independent bookstores nationwide.

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20 May

Indies Choice Winners Share Their Independent Bookstore Stories

This year's Indies Choice Book Award winners explain how independent bookstores have helped shape their careers while providing some memorable experiences along the way.

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13 May

The Summer Children's Indie Next List Preview

The Summer 2010 Kids' Indie Next List can now be seen in preview online. The four-page, full-color flier will be arriving at indie bookstores in the upcoming Children's White Box.

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13 May

British Booksellers Are IndieBound

The IndieBound program, launched by the American Booksellers Association in 2008, has just made its debut in the United Kingdom. As Bookselling This Week noted in an earlier article, the Booksellers Association of the United Kingdom and Ireland (BA) has licensed IndieBound marketing materials for use in the U.K., and independent booksellers began receiving those materials this month.

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06 May

The June 2010 Indie Next List & Notables Preview

Here's a preview of the Indie Next List Great Reads and 12 "Now In Paperback" titles, featured with jacket images, on the June Indie Next List flier, now on its way to ABA member stores in the IndieBound movement.

The June Indie Notables will be featured in a downloadable flier and shelf-talkers on BookWeb.org, beginning June 1.

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29 Apr

May Notables Flier & Shelf-Talkers Online

Booksellers can now download the May Indie Next List Notables title recommendations from BookWeb.org in flier and shelf-talker formats. Each month, the Indie Next List Notables showcase outstanding writing recommended by indie booksellers nationwide.

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