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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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28 Apr

Independent Together

Indie booksellers have long led debut authors and independent presses to the spotlight. In its six years of existence, Unbridled Books, an independent publisher of literary works, has seen independent booksellers select its titles more than 20 times for the monthly Indie Next List, with four of those titles having the distinction of being a number-one pick. The latest is Emily St.

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14 Apr

Step Away From the Cell Phone, Laptop, iPad...

This Saturday, April 17, is the first annual celebration of e-Free Day. IndieBound created e-Free Day as a way for booksellers to encourage customers to put down their electronic gadgets and pick up a book instead!

The ready-made marketing campaign features downloadable e-Free posters,bag stuffers, and a list of activity ideas that stores can use to create in-store events in IndieBound's Bookseller DIY section.

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14 Apr

The Indie Finance & Personal Investing Bestseller List

For the eight-week period ending April 13, 2010, and based on sales in hundreds of independent bookstores nationwide.

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J.K. Lasser's Your Income Tax 2010: For Preparing Your 2009 Tax Return
J.K. Lasser Institute, Wiley, $19.95, 9780470447116

2.

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08 Apr

Announcing the 2010 Indies Choice Book Award Winners!

The American Booksellers Association today announces the winners of the 2010 Indies Choice Book Awards, reflecting the spirit of independent bookstores nationwide and the IndieBound movement.

This year's winners were chosen by the owners and staff at ABA member stores nationwide in more than four weeks of voting. Book of the Year winners and Honor Award recipients are all titles appearing on the 2009 Indie Next Lists.

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06 Apr

ABA, Indie Booksellers to Participate in AMIBA International Conference

Meg Smith, the American Booksellers Association's membership and marketing officer, and indie booksellers Steve Bercu and Betsy Burton are on the program of the American Independent Business Alliance's International Conference  this weekend in Tampa, Florida.

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