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04 Nov

ABC's 'Best Books for Children' to Arrive in Kids' White Box

In a strategic move that will increase its 2009 catalog circulation by 75 percent, the Association of Booksellers for Children is distributing a quantity of its 2009 Best Books for Children catalog to all of the ABA member stores receiving the Winter Children's White Box mailing this month. This is in addition to the 260 ABC members that already receive the catalog.

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04 Nov

Expanding Book Data for Indie Bookstores

Major updates have come to the book info pages on IndieBound.org and on IndieCommerce sites this week, greatly expanding book data and showcasing new partnerships.

Consumers, booksellers, and bloggers have made clear they want IndieBound.org to be the go-to place for books and information about books. The enthusiasm online for independent bookstores is powerful, and it is growing. And indie bookstore sites are growing along with it.

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29 Oct

IndieBound Launches New Holiday Designs

IndieBound holiday designs are back this year. Last year's favorites are still around, along with new images and slogans -- all emphasizing community and the great value of books as gifts.

New and updated designs for posters, gift labels, bookmarks, newsletters, bag stuffers, and more have been created to remind customers to "Love Your Local" this season and "Shop Indie."

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29 Oct

November Indie Notables Fliers & Shelf-Talkers Now Available

Each month, the Indie Next List Notables showcase notable and intriguing writing -- selections that have all been recommended by indie booksellers nationwide.

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29 Oct

New Flier Promotes 10 Years of Great November Reads

The top November indie handselling recommendations of the last 10 years are now featured in an attractive downloadable PDF flier, suitable for displays. The list showcases the number-one indie recommendations for November, spanning from the 1999 Book Sense Picks to the 2009 Indie Next List.

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22 Oct

Indie Next List Great Reads -- Now in E-books

E-book sales are rising rapidly, revolutionizing the publishing industry, and creating new opportunities for independent bookstores. Stores with ABA IndieCommerce sites are now fully equipped to sell more than 220,000 titles on their websites -- the key is getting the message out there.

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22 Oct

IndieBound Logo Now a Registered Trademark

The American Booksellers Association recently received registered trademark protection for the IndieBound logo. Accordingly, the association has added the registered trademark symbol -- ® -- to the IndieBound and IndieBound.org logos in the Bookseller DIY. Over the course of the next several weeks, ABA will be updating all of the many IndieBound graphics in the Bookseller DIY to reflect this new status.

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21 Oct

The Indie Sci-Fi & Fantasy Bestseller List

For the eight-week period ending October 20, 2009, and based on sales at independent bookstores nationwide.

1.

The Time Traveler's Wife
Audrey Niffenegger, Harvest, $14.95, 9780156029438

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15 Oct

Giving Authors & Publishers an Easy Indie Affiliate Option

Participation in IndieBound.org's Affiliate Program, which pays generous commissions on sales referred to ABA IndieCommerce sites, has been growing steadily. Last week, in fact, the Huffington Post became one of the newest IndieBound.org affiliates ... but not without encouragement from a number of indie booksellers as well as ABA.

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15 Oct

Member Input Sought on Red & White Box Mailings

As part of its continuing efforts to improve member services, the American Booksellers Association is asking booksellers to complete a short online survey regarding the monthly IndieBound Red Box and White Box mailings. A link to the survey was e-mailed to member stores by ABA Chief Marketing Officer Meg Smith on Tuesday, October 13, and is accessible here with a BookWeb user name and password.

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08 Oct

By Popular Demand: The Indie Next List in PDF Format


The Indie Next List now also comes in a two-page, 8-1/2" x 11" PDF format for in-store and at home printing.

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07 Oct

Nominations Needed for Strong Winter Kids' Next List

This Friday, October 9, is the deadline for the upcoming Winter Children's Indie Next List.

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07 Oct

The Indie October Baseball Bestseller List

With the Major League Baseball post-season now underway, we present the Indie October Baseball Bestseller List, based on sales in independent bookstores nationwide for the eight-week period ending October 6, 2009.

1.

Satchel: The Life and Times of an American Legend
Larry Tye, Random House, $26, 9781400066513

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01 Oct

The November 2009 Indie Next List

Here's a preview of the November Indie Next List, now on its way to ABA member stores in the IndieBound movement, and a reminder that October Notable titles are now featured in a flier and shelf-talkers downloadable here and from BookWeb.org.

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24 Sep

The Fall '09/Winter '10 Indie Next List for Reading Groups

Here's a full preview of the Fall '09/Winter '10 Indie Next List for Reading Groups, which ABA member stores in the IndieBound movement will be receiving in the October Red Box.

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