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08 Apr

Announcing the 2010 Indies Choice Book Award Winners!

The American Booksellers Association today announces the winners of the 2010 Indies Choice Book Awards, reflecting the spirit of independent bookstores nationwide and the IndieBound movement.

This year's winners were chosen by the owners and staff at ABA member stores nationwide in more than four weeks of voting. Book of the Year winners and Honor Award recipients are all titles appearing on the 2009 Indie Next Lists.

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06 Apr

ABA, Indie Booksellers to Participate in AMIBA International Conference

Meg Smith, the American Booksellers Association's membership and marketing officer, and indie booksellers Steve Bercu and Betsy Burton are on the program of the American Independent Business Alliance's International Conference  this weekend in Tampa, Florida.

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31 Mar

Redesigned Indie Next List Headed to Stores

When the Red Box lands in stores next week, booksellers will get their first look at the redesigned Indie Next List fliers.

Starting with the May edition, the Next List flier features 12 "Now in Paperback" titles with jacket images -- twice as many as in the previous design.

Booksellers have reported that many of their customers prefer paperback books, so the redesigned fliers offer stores an opportunity to remind those customers that past Indie Next List Great Reads have been released in their preferred format.

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31 Mar

The May 2010 Indie Next List Preview

Here's a preview of the titles on the May Indie Next List flier, on its way to ABA member stores in the IndieBound movement, as well as the May Indie Notables, which will be featured in a downloadable flier and shelf-talkers on BookWeb.org, beginning May 1.

Along with the May Indie Next Great Reads, the newly redesigned print flier features an expanded list (12) of "Now In Paperback" titles with jacket images. The month's Notables no longer appear on the print flier.

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31 Mar

Correction

The April Indie Next List flier, in stores now, includes the wrong publisher, price, and ISBN for Solar by Ian McEwan. The correct information is Nan A. Talese/Doubleday, $26.95, 9780385533416. The April Indie Next List on BookWeb is correct.

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25 Mar

April Indie Next List Notables Flier & Shelf-Talkers Available

Booksellers can now download the April Indie Next List Notables title recommendations from BookWeb.org in flier and shelf-talker formats. Each month, the Indie Next List Notables showcase outstanding writing recommended by indie booksellers nationwide.

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25 Mar

The Indie Mystery Bestseller List

For the eight-week period ending March 23, 2010, and based on sales in hundreds of independent bookstores nationwide.

1.

The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie
Alan Bradley, Bantam, $15, 9780385343497

2.

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11 Mar

Announcing the Indie Next List Poetry Top Ten

Here is the 2010 Indie Next List Poetry Top Ten, based on the enthusiastic nominations of independent booksellers nationwide. A full-color PDF of the list is available for download via BookWeb.

Showcasing two international collections, an audiobook, an innovative introduction to poetry for children, and the latest work of the current U.S. poet laureate, the 2010 Poetry Top Ten is the result of strong support from booksellers with a deep level of knowledge and commitment.

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11 Mar

Going Back to the Real World!

Who doesn't like free? IndieBound is launching the first annual celebration of e-Free Day on Saturday, April 17. A unique promotional idea for bookstores, e-Free Day encourages customers to take a vacation from e-mails, status updates, tweets, chirps, and pings. The new marketing campaign casts indie bookstores as the ideal antidote to consumers' digital overload.

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11 Mar

The Indie Travel Guidebook Bestseller List

For the eight-week period ending March 9, 2010, and based on sales in hundreds of independent bookstores nationwide.

1.

Rand McNally 2010: The Road Atlas: United States/Canada/Mexico
Rand McNally (Eds.), Rand McNally, $13.95, 9780528942488

2.

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04 Mar

Indies Choice Book Awards Voting Underway

The owners and staff at all ABA member stores are invited to cast their ballots online to choose the winners of the 2010 Indies Choice Book Awards. The winners, to be announced in April, will be honored at BookExpo America 2010 in New York City.

The American Booksellers Association announced the finalists and opened voting on Monday, March 1.

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03 Mar

The April 2010 Indie Next List Preview

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

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03 Mar

Correction

Last week's Bookselling This Week article "Still More Notes From the Sidelines" incorrectly noted the vendor of the magnetic dress-up dolls sold by Red Fox Bookstore in Glens Falls, New York. The dolls are sold by Mudpuppy.

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24 Feb

The Indie Biography and Memoir Bestseller List

For the eight-week period ending February 23, 2010, and based on sales in hundreds of independent bookstores nationwide.

1.

Three Cups of Tea
Greg Mortenson, David Oliver Relin, Penguin, $16, 9780143038252

2.

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18 Feb

The Spring Children's Indie Next List Preview

The Spring 2010 Kids' Indie Next List can now be seen in preview online. The four-page, full-color flier will be arriving at indie bookstores in the upcoming Children's White Box.

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