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16 Apr

Announcing the 2009 Indies Choice Book Award Winners!

The American Booksellers Association today announces the winners of the inaugural Indies Choice Book Awards. Formerly the Book Sense Book of the Year Awards, the new Indies Choice Book Awards reflect the spirit of independent bookstores nationwide through new categories and a broader range of winners and honor books.

The 2009 Indies Choice Book Award winners, chosen by the owners and staff at ABA member stores during more than four weeks of voting, are:

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15 Apr

IndieBound.org Affiliate Program Grows by Leaps and Bounds

The IndieBound.org Affiliate Program is unique in that it links to not one, but hundreds of independent bookstore websites. And this week the program, which pays generous commissions to bloggers, authors, and other website owners on sales their sites refer to independent bookstores, launched the first of several planned enhancements.

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09 Apr

Spring E-Cards Now on IndieBound.org

Whether it's for Mother's Day, Father's Day, graduation, or just to celebrate the sunshine and fresh air, spring is a great time to send a greeting to a loved one.

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08 Apr

The Indie Finance & Personal Investing Bestseller List

For the eight-week period ending April 7, 2009, and based on sales at independent bookstores throughout the U.S.

1.

Suze Orman's 2009 Action Plan
Suze Orman, Spiegel & Grau, $9.99, 9780385530934

2.

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02 Apr

The May 2009 Indie Next List Preview

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

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01 Apr

IndieBound Wish Lists More Popular Than Ever

A growing legion of indie bookstore fans are using IndieBound.org's Wish List feature to build a list of books they want, alongside a list of their favorite bookstores, and to e-mail it to family and friends. Although Wish Lists were introduced on IndieBound.org for Holiday 2008, this past March saw more lists created than any previous month.

"It came as a surprise to me," said Web Content Coordinator Matt Supko.

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01 Apr

Indie Book & Record Stores: Great Together

If you're a book or music hound, you already know that loyal indie record store customers and indie bookstore customers are cut from the same cloth -- they're usually discerning aficionados seeking the next big thing before it becomes big, or that hidden gem that can only be found through a knowledgeable staff and an eclectic selection of product. So, it's only fitting that this year the American Booksellers Association and IndieBound will be joining with indie record stores around the globe to mark the second annual celebration of Record Store Day.

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26 Mar

Celebrate Spring With New IndieBound DIY Designs

As warmer weather spreads across the country, IndieBound is refreshing the popular Bookseller DIY with new, spring-themed designs. With consumer awareness of IndieBound on the rise, DIY materials can help identify your store as a destination for local, community-conscious shopping.

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26 Mar

The April Indie Next List Notables Flier & Shelf-talkers

Each month, the Indie Next List Notables feature engrossing and provocative writing -- fiction and nonfiction titles enthusiastically recommended by indie booksellers nationwide.

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25 Mar

The Indie Mystery Bestseller List

For the eight-week period ending March 24, 2009, and based on sales at independent bookstores throughout the U.S.

1.

Among the Mad
Jacqueline Winspear, Holt, $25, 9780805082166

2.

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19 Mar

IndieBound Wins ReBrand 100 Global Award

The IndieBound movement, launched by the American Booksellers Association at last year's BookExpo America, has been honored as one of the top rebrands of the year by the 2009 ReBrand 100 Global Awards.

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18 Mar

Jersey Bookseller Uses Facebook to Promote Indies & ABFFE

Since January 2008, Rob Dougherty of Clinton Book Shop in Clinton, New Jersey, has been promoting the causes of independent bookstores and the American Booksellers Foundation for Free Expression (ABFFE) via the Facebook page "Independent Book Sellers."

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12 Mar

Go Green With New Biodegradable IndieBound Bags

By popular request, W.G. Ellerkamp is now offering environmentally friendly, biodegradable plastic IndieBound bags. These plastic bags are made with 10 - 15 percent recycled material and will break down safely within a few years when buried or composted.

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11 Mar

Bookseller's Facebook Group Promotes Interests of All Indies

Tattered Cover Media Marketing Coordinator Patty Scott Miller is a pro at using social networking sites, especially Facebook and Twitter, to promote the popularity of the legendary Denver bookstore. Now, however, she has taken on the cause of all indie booksellers.

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11 Mar

The Indie Travel Guidebooks Bestseller List

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

1.

Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives: An All-American Road Trip ...With Recipes!
Guy Fieri, Morrow, $19.95, 9780061724886

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