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14 Aug

ABA Announces First Children's Indie Next List

The first Children's Indie Next List is now available for preview. The new list showcases not only a wide range of exemplary titles for young readers, as chosen by indie booksellers, but also a new, redesigned format.

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14 Aug

BookTour Now Featuring Events @ Indie Stores

Readers looking to connect with authors can now find events at indie bookstores participating in ABA's E-Commerce Solution on BookTour, the website founded by Chris Anderson, Kevin Smokler, and Adam Goldstein.

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14 Aug

Linking Authors & Indies: The IndieBound Affiliate Program

Creating affiliate relationships with authors, publishers, bloggers, and others is now easier than ever.

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13 Aug

Local First Arizona: 1,380 Members and Growing

Independent business owner Kimber Lanning knew Phoenix was in need of a local business alliance, so she stepped up and created one. "That's just my personality," she said. "I'm always the person who stands up and says, 'Yes, I'll do that.'" Local First Arizona (LFA), a statewide organization, now has 1,380 members.

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11 Aug

Fall 2008 Children's Indie Next List

1. The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman, Dave McKean (illus.)
(HarperCollins, $17.99, 9780060530921 / 0060530928)

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07 Aug

The September Indie Next List & Notables Preview

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

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06 Aug

The Indie Travel Literature Bestseller List

For the eight-week period ending August 5, 2008, and based on sales in hundreds of independent bookstores nationwide.

1.

Into Thin Air
Jon Krakauer, Anchor, $14.95, 9780385494786

2.

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06 Aug

Anderson's Bookshop Has a Blast With IndieBound


IndieBound signs visible inside and outside the front windows.

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31 Jul

The August Indie Notables Fliers & Shelf-talkers

The August Indie Next List Notables flier, in PDF format, features jacket images, bibliographic information, and bookseller quotes for a great selection of titles to augment the month's Indie Next List selections. Bookseller quotes are also currently available in an electronic file of Notables shelf-talkers.

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30 Jul

Michigan Independent Business Alliance Quickly Makes a Name for Itself

When Bridget Rothenberger opened Nomad Bookhouse in historic downtown Jackson, Michigan, in December 2005, the bookstore was the only retail outlet on the street. But things are changing, Rothenberger said. The downtown area is starting to grow, and the once manufacturing town is taking a decidedly artistic turn.

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30 Jul

I Know You Like a Book + IndieBound = Great PR

After Mary Beth Nebel of I Know You Like A Book in Peoria Heights, Illinois, read a column in the Peoria Journal Star that called for support of local independent restaurants, she wrote a letter to the editor to say that the column should have stressed support for all locally owned businesses. She got what she asked for. The next week, using IndieBound information supplied by Nebel, the business editor cataloged the many benefits of shopping local.

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29 Jul

Love Your Locals in Larchmont, New York

As part of the American Booksellers Association's summer series of IndieBound information sessions, ABA COO Oren Teicher recently participated in a gathering of independent businesses organized by Larchmont, New York's The Voracious Reader.

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24 Jul

IndieBound Info Sessions for August: Atlanta, Durham, Denver

The American Booksellers Association is inviting booksellers to three IndieBound information sessions this August. Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions and brainstorm creative ways to use and customize IndieBound to best fit their bookstores.

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23 Jul

The Indie Gardening & Nature Bestseller List

For the eight-week period ending July 22, 2008, and based on sales in hundreds of independent bookstores nationwide.

1.

Animal, Vegetable, Miracle
Barbara and Camille Kingsolver, Steven Hopp, Harper Perennial, $14.95, 9780060852566

2.

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22 Jul

Keeping the Faith: Sacred Path Books & Art

Sacred Path Books & Art, an approximately 10-year-old bookstore located in Trinity Commons in Cleveland, is one of three storefronts connected to the Trinity Episcopal Cathedral and is a ministry of the Episcopal Diocese of Ohio. And, though spiritual and religious books are the key focus of the bookstore, it's also a fervent advocate for localism and fair trade, according to store manager Clara Sayre.

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