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03 Mar

ABA Named to Advance America Honor Roll

The American Booksellers Association has been named to the 2009 Associations Advance America Honor Roll, a national awards competition sponsored by the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) and the Center for Association Leadership in Washington, D.C. ABA was honored for IndieBound, the community-oriented movement, launched in May 2008, which brings together booksellers, readers, indie retailers, local business alliances, and anyone else with a passionate belief that healthy local economies help communities thrive.

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26 Feb

The March Indie Next List Notables Flier & Shelf-talkers

The March Indie Next List Notables feature great fiction and nonfiction titles recommended by indie booksellers nationwide. In addition, POP materials for in-store displays -- electronic files in PDF format of both the March Indie Next List Notables flier and shelf-talkers -- are now available on BookWeb.org.

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25 Feb

Share IndieBound Materials With IndieBound To-Go

One of several new features recently introduced on IndieBound.org makes many IndieBound marketing materials freely available to non-ABA-member retail businesses, such as independently owned bicycle shops, toy stores, and gift and home shops.

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25 Feb

The Indie Love & Romance Bestseller Lists

For the eight-week period ending February 24, 2009, and based on sales at hundreds of independent bookstores nationwide.

Love (Nonfiction)

1.

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19 Feb

ABA to Launch Indies Choice Book Awards

New categories, new selection process highlight successor to Book Sense Book of the Year Awards

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19 Feb

IndieBound Announces Five New Features

The IndieBound team, which has been hard at work since the Winter Institute, this week announced five major new features that benefit everyone.

Info Pages for Books

Now it's easier than ever for authors, publishers, and bloggers to link to IndieBound and support independent bookstores. Any book result from the IndieBound.org site search will now link to a full information page on each book, with large cover art and a brief book description.

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12 Feb

The Spring 2009 Children's Indie Next List Preview

With a fun and vibrant design that reflects the energy, verve, and insight of its indie bookseller recommendations, the Spring 2009 Kids' Next List has arrived. The new list can be seen in preview and is now featured on IndieBound.org in a clear, interactive format that lets consumers access all of the stellar picks and purchase titles from their favorite independent bookstores.

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11 Feb

New IndieBound Resources Now Available

ABA staff came out of the Winter Institute with so many requests and ideas from booksellers that we're brimming with new IndieBound resources for 2009. This week alone, we have three new updates to the IndieBound Bookseller DIY! Watch for more in the weeks to come.

IndieBound Bumper Stickers

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11 Feb

The Indie Diet, Exercise & Fitness Bestseller List

For the eight-week period ending February 10, 2009, and based on sales at independent bookstores nationwide.

1.

Food Matters
Mark Bittman, S&S, $25, 9781416575641

2.

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10 Feb

Are You Missing Out on Crucial Marketing Materials?

Each month, the American Booksellers Association sends member booksellers Red and White Box mailings, but who gets what depends on a bookstore's level of participation in the IndieBound movement.

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09 Feb

The Spring 2009 Children's Indie Next List

1. If I Stay by Gayle Forman
(Dutton Juvenile, $16.99, 9780525421030 / 0525421033)
"This is a simple, beautifully told story of a girl's experiences after a horrific car crash. Forman deals with this difficult topic in a way that is striking and unusual, and thoroughly impressive." --Suzanna Hermans, Oblong Books & Music, Rhinebeck, NY

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04 Feb

Easy Options Connect Authors to Indies

Many an independent bookseller has been frustrated by authors and publishers who direct readers solely to Amazon.com or a chain retailer to purchase their books. But a growing number are now responding by directing those very same authors and publishers to the IndieBound.org Affiliate Program or one of several other simple methods designed for those not interested in receiving a commission on sales.

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04 Feb

The March Indie Next List & Notables Preview

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

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29 Jan

The February Indie Next List Notables Flier & Shelf-talkers

The February Indie Next List Notables presents a range of strong fiction and nonfiction titles recommended by indie booksellers nationwide. In addition, POP materials for in-store displays -- electronic files in PDF format of both the February Indie Next List Notables flier and shelf-talkers -- are now available on BookWeb.org.

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28 Jan

The Indie Biography & Memoir Bestseller List

For the eight-week period ending January 27, 2009, and based on sales at hundreds of independent bookstores nationwide.

1.

Three Cups of Tea
Greg Mortenson, David Oliver Relin, Penguin, $15, 9780143038252

2.

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