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19 Nov

A Holiday Sale on IndieBound Bags

From now until December 12, W.G. Ellerkamp is offering 10 to 15 percent discounts on IndieBound paper bags, reusable totes, and giftwrap. The sale, which company president Jack Ellerkamp said is their way of saying thanks to ABA members for their business, includes merchandise bags, handled shopping bags, and the very popular Peace. Love. Books. reusable tote.

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18 Nov

Bestseller Reporting Deadlines Remain Unchanged

Because of the Thanksgiving holiday, the Indie Bestseller List for the week ending November 23 will be published, along with our next edition of Bookselling This Week, on Wednesday, November 26. Bestseller reporting deadlines are as usual.

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13 Nov

The Winter '08/'09 Children's Indie Next List Preview

Here's a preview of the Winter '08/'09 Kids' Indie Next List, which is now featured on IndieBound.org in a user-friendly, interactive format that lets consumers peruse these insightful indie recommendations and purchase titles.

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13 Nov

Customizable Counter Card Promotes IndieBound.org Wish List to Customers

Last week, IndieBound.org introduced a new Wish List feature that allows members of the Indie Community to build a list of books and e-mail it to friends and family, along with a list of their favorite bookstores. Now, there's a new flier in the Bookseller DIY to help stores promote the Wish List to their customers. The 8-1/2" x 11" design can be used as a counter card, a handout at the store cash wrap, or as a bag stuffer.

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13 Nov

Correction

The author's name was incorrectly printed in the December Indie Next List flier for Blindspot: A Novel, by Jane Kamensky and Jill Lepore (Spiegel & Grau). The online version of the December Indie Next List is correct. IndieBound apologizes for this error.

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10 Nov

The Winter '08 /'09 Children's Indie Next List

1. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
(Scholastic, $17.99, 9780439023481 / 0439023483)

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06 Nov

IndieBound.org Debuts Book Wish Lists, Book Search

Just in time for the holiday retail season, IndieBound.org has introduced a new Wish List feature for members of the Indie Community. This feature allows anyone to build a list of books and e-mail it to friends and family, along with a list of their favorite bookstores.

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06 Nov

The December 2008 Indie Next List & Notables Preview

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

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05 Nov

ChicoBag Offers Special Discount on Custom Bags

Each customer who walks out of your bookstore with a single-use paper or plastic bag costs you money. Instead, why not offer customers an environmentally friendly bag that will result in a profit, as well as provide additional marketing exposure for your store?

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05 Nov

Peace. Love. Books. Bags to Arrive Soon

ABA member stores that have placed orders for IndieBound reusable bags bearing the movement's popular "Peace. Love. Books." slogan should be receiving them soon. W.G. Ellerkamp Inc., the bag's supplier, expects to begin shipping the tote to stores sometime next week.

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05 Nov

The Indie Politics & Current Events Bestsellers List

For the eight-week period ending November 4, 2008, and based on sales in independent bookstores nationwide.

1.

Hot, Flat, and Crowded: Why We Need a Green Revolution -- And How It Can Renew America
Thomas L. Friedman, FSG, $27.95, 9780374166854

2.

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30 Oct

November Indie Next List Notables Fliers & Shelf-Talkers Ready for Download

Each month, the Indie Next List Notables flier offers a great selection of titles from indie booksellers nationwide that complement the month's Indie Next List selections in both window and in-store displays. The flier is available at BookWeb.org in PDF format and features jacket images, bibliographic information, and bookseller quotes.

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30 Oct

Ring in the Season With Holiday IndieBound

Nurturing community and emphasizing the long-lasting value of the book are the heart of the new IndieBound holiday marketing materials, launched last week in the Bookseller DIY.

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30 Oct

Network With Your Customers on IndieBound.org

To help ABA member booksellers make the most of the social networking resources on IndieBound.org, a tutorial specific to ABA members has been posted on BookWeb. The tutorial covers community basics, such as:

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23 Oct

A Message From the ABA Board About IndieBound's New Holiday Marketing Materials

Dear Bookseller Colleagues,

You recall that wonderful saying, When the Going Gets Tough, the Tough Go Shopping...?

Times are tough, but there will always be holiday shopping. And in this volatile economic climate, we believe that focusing on the lasting value of the book as a great gift is the best approach for independent bookstores this holiday season.

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