The IndieCommerce Newsletter            November 3, 2017

Webinar - Preparing Your Website For The Holidays
The holidays are coming! Your customers are ready, but is your website? Join us on Thursday November 9th from 2pm to 3:30pm EST as we take a quick tour of some of the common issues that customers (and stores) might encounter during this all important season. Whether it’s making sure your contact information is up to date, or processing orders correctly, you’ll want to be certain your site (and your staff) is ready to go. Register here today!


IndieCommerce Insights Straight From the Source

Yes, you can acquire powerful insights into the wonderful world of IndieCommerce directly from the folks who build, maintain and develop new features for IndieCommerce. The IndieCommerce Institute happens only once a year and we will be in Memphis, TN on January 22nd 2018. We would love to have you join us. We’ve made our seminars more flexible by offering morning and/or afternoon sessions covering different topics. Registration for the 2018 Winter Institute is NOT required. Register now for IndieCommerce Institute

30 Minute Online Marketing Roundtable

Email, social media, blogging, advertising and online marketing strategy are some of the topics we've covered in these 30 minute, LIVE, video meetings. Bring your questions Thursday Nov. 16th at 11AM EST. This will be an online video meeting using So a smartphone with the zoom application or any computer with internet access and a video camera should work. Online “seating” is very limited, so please email as soon as possible and I’ll send you the login info for our next meeting. If we are out of seats, I’ll get you into a future session.

The November Audiobook Bestseller List from

Based on sales through independent bookstore locations during the month of October 2017:


  1. Manhattan Beach by Jennifer Egan (Simon & Schuster Audio)

  2. Turtles All the Way Down by John Green (Penguin Random House Audio)

  3. Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng (Penguin Random House Audio)

  4. Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders (Penguin Random House Audio)

  5. A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles (Penguin Random House Audio)

  6. Origin by Dan Brown (Penguin Random House Audio)

  7. My Absolute Darling by Gabriel Tallent (Penguin Random House Audio)

  8. It by Stephen King (Simon & Schuster Audio)

  9. The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas (HarperCollins)

  10. Exit West by Mohsin Hamid (Penguin Random House Audio)



  1. What Happened by Hillary Clinton (Simon & Schuster Audio)

  2. Al Franken, Giant of the Senate by Al Franken (Hachette Audio)

  3. You Are a Badass by Jen Sincero (Tantor Media, Inc.)

  4. We Were Eight Years in Power by Ta-Nehisi Coates (Penguin Random House Audio)

  5. The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck by Mark Manson (HarperCollins)

  6. Coming to My Senses     by Alice Waters (Penguin Random House Audio)

  7. Born to Run by Bruce Springsteen (Simon & Schuster Audio)

  8. You Don't Have to Say You Love Me by Sherman Alexie (Hachette Audio)

  9. The Gene by Siddhartha Mukherjee (Simon & Schuster Audio)

  10. Theft by Finding by David Sedaris (Hachette Audio)


Thanks for reading. Feel free to email us with any thoughts, questions, or suggestions.
The IndieCommerce team

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