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11 Feb

The Indie Love and Romance Bestseller Lists

In recognition of Valentine's Day, we present the Indie Love and Romance Bestseller Lists. Based on sales in independent bookstores nationwide for the eight-week period ending February 9, 2010.

Love (Nonfiction)

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28 Jan

Google Preview Now Available on IndieCommerce Sites & IndieBound.org

Consumers visiting a bookstore's ABA IndieCommerce website on the Drupal platform can now "look inside" thousands of books, courtesy of Google Preview. If Google Preview is available for a title, a button appears below the book's cover art on the site's product page. Clicking the button brings up an embedded viewer that provides a detailed look inside the book. Google Preview is also available on IndieBound.org.

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07 Jan

The 2010 February Indie Next List

Here's a preview of the titles on the February Indie Next List flier, now on its way to ABA member stores in the IndieBound movement. A downloadable PDF version of the list will also be available beginning February 1 on BookWeb.org and IndieBound.org.

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07 Jan

The 2010 Indie Next List Nominations Calendar

Mark your calendars now with the 2010 Indie Next List nomination deadlines, presented here and always available on BookWeb.org.

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22 Dec

January Indie Notables Fliers & Shelf-Talkers Now Available

Booksellers can now download the January Indie Next List Notable title recommendations in a flier and shelf-talkers on BookWeb.org. Each month, the Indie Next List Notables showcase outstanding writing -- selections that have all been recommended by indie booksellers nationwide.

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22 Dec

The Indie Healthy Living Bestseller List

Just in time for those New Year's resolutions...

For the eight-week period ending December 15, 2009, and based on sales at hundreds of independent bookstores nationwide.

1.

Younger Next Year: Live Strong, Fit, and Sexy -- Until You're 80 and Beyond
Chris Crowley, Henry S. Lodge, Workman, $12.95, 9780761147732

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10 Dec

Announcing the 2009 Indie Bestsellers: Now in Attractive, Downloadable Fliers

This week, the American Booksellers Association unveils the 2009 Indie Bestsellers, the year's top-selling titles at hundreds of independent bookstores across the country in the categories of Hardcover Fiction and Nonfiction, Read More

09 Dec

Book Trailers Featured in New Interactive Gallery

Since IndieBound.org first added videos back in August, the collection of fun, colorful book trailers has been growing rapidly. With more than 300 videos in the collection today, it's common to see a video appearing alongside a new frontlist title.

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09 Dec

The Indie Holiday Entertaining & Cooking Bestseller List

For the eight-week period ending December 8, 2009, and based on sales in hundreds of independent bookstores nationwide.

1.

The New Thanksgiving Table: An American Celebration of Family, Friends, and Food
Diane Morgan, Chronicle, $24.95, 9780811864930

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03 Dec

Promoting E-Books: Let the Indie Next List Help

With consumer interest in e-reading on the rise, it's important to let customers know that they can buy e-books from you, through your store's ABA IndieCommerce website. Now, a time-tested selling tool -- the Indie Next List -- has been tapped to help in the effort.

E-books also benefit from the unique touch of the independent bookseller. Customers still need good book recommendations, and the Indie Next List brings together favorite handsells from independent booksellers across the U.S.

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03 Dec

The January 2010 Indie Next List

Here's a preview of the titles on the January Indie Next List flier, now on its way to ABA member stores in the IndieBound movement. A downloadable PDF version of the list will also be available beginning January 1 on BookWeb.org and IndieBound.org.

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23 Nov

From Jingles to Dreidels ... Fountain Bookstore Has Richmond Covered

Fountain Bookstore in Richmond, Virginia, which is no stranger to innovative marketing campaigns, recently launched two new promotional tools -- one is possibly the first-ever independent bookstore jingle; the other, an IndieBound Hanukkah poster, is a collaborative effort between Fountain and its local Jewish Community Center.

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23 Nov

The Indie Comics & Graphic Works Bestseller List

For the eight-week period ending November 17, 2009, and based on sales at independent bookstores nationwide.

1.

The Book of Genesis Illustrated by R. Crumb
Norton, $24.95, 9780393061024

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23 Nov

Correction

The Winter 2009/2010 Kids' Indie Next List flier, on its way to stores in the IndieBound movement, misidentifies the name of the bookstore for the bookseller's quote for the title I Am a Genius of Unspeakable Evil and I Want to Be Your Class President. The title was nominated by Lisa Baudoin, who is the managing partner/owner at Books & Company in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin.

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19 Nov

U.K. Booksellers Association to Adopt IndieBound

The Booksellers Association of the United Kingdom & Ireland (BA) will be launching an IndieBound marketing campaign for members of its Independent Booksellers Forum in early 2010.

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