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16 Jul

IndieBound Info Sessions Set for July

As BTW reported in June, American Booksellers Association staff members are taking to the road this summer for a series of IndieBound information sessions, where they'll answer questions, share ideas, and help booksellers position their stores to take full advantage of the many opportunities that this exciting

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16 Jul

10 Easy Steps to IndieBound

The Literary Liberation Box provided a huge amount of material to help booksellers use IndieBound to promote their stores ... and that may have left some wondering exactly where to start. Stephanie Anderson of Moravian Book Shop in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, has helped ABA create an easy, 10-step guide, based on her experience introducing IndieBound to her bookstore and to the surrounding community.

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16 Jul

Nominations Needed for Banned Books Top Ten

There is still time to nominate titles for the 2008 Banned Books Top Ten.

The Banned Books list is timed so that booksellers can use these titles and the list in conjunction with Banned Books Week displays and related events. (Banned Books Week is scheduled this year for September 27 to October 4.) The list features titles (both for adults and for children) that have been banned or challenged in bookstores and/or libraries.

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10 Jul

The August 2008 Indie Next List & Notables Preview

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

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09 Jul

Kids' Indie Next List to Debut This Fall: Nominations Needed Now

This Friday, July 11, is the deadline for nominations for the Fall Children's Indie Next List, which will be the debut kids' Next List.

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09 Jul

A Interview With Indie Favorite David Wroblewski, Author of The Story of Edgar Sawtelle

David Wroblewski

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09 Jul

A Wild and IndieBound Independence Day at Titcomb's

When Vicky Uminowicz of Titcomb's Bookshop in East Sandwich, Massachusetts, received her store's IndieBound "Eat Sleep Read" poster, she immediately knew it would be too big for the store's multi-paned colonial windows. However, Uminowicz did have the perfect place for the big red poster: on the back of the bookstore's red, white, and blue Fourth of July parade float.

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09 Jul

Indie Bestsellers: Independent Retailing-Focused Business Books

Based on sales at hundreds of independent bookstores nationwide for the 12-week period ending July 8, 2008.


Deep Economy: The Wealth of Communities and the Durable Future
Bill McKibben, Holt, $14, 9780805087222


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08 Jul

IndieBound on PC Magazine's 'Cool Web Site' List

PC Magazine's AppScout, which "scour[s] the world in search of the best software, sites, and Web apps," recently named to its list of "Cool Web Sites."

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02 Jul Launches Innovative Features

The summer reading season is kicking into high gear, and so is A number of innovative features have recently been added to help consumers find great titles... and nearby indie bookstores.

Here's a look at what's new:

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02 Jul

July Indie Notables Fliers & Shelf-Talkers Debut

The July 2008 Indie Next List Notables flier is now available in a downloadable PDF on The redesigned flier joins and amplifies the other new IndieBound materials, especially the new Indie Next List fliers, which debuted with the July list.

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30 Jun

On the Road With IndieBound

Over the next several months, American Booksellers Association staff will be visiting locations around the country to answer questions, share ideas, and help position bookstores to take advantage of IndieBound and all that it has to offer.

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26 Jun

Bookstores IndieBound for Independence Day

As Americans gear up for next week's Fourth of July celebrations, ABA member booksellers are using IndieBound marketing materials to create or supplement their own unique "Independents" promotions.

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25 Jun

BookPeople: Creating Banners to Spread the Indie Word

Claire Klassen couldn't wait to return home from BookExpo America and start using IndieBound at Austin, Texas' BookPeople. "We are the perfect environment to spread the message of 'independents,'" she explained.

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