Indie Bestseller List – Reprint Notes for Media

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Background Facts:

  • The Indie Bestseller List is produced by the American Booksellers Association
  • Weekly list of top-selling books in independent bookstores nationwide
  • Differs in method, content, and source from other national bestseller lists
  • Consistently provides consumers with knowledgeable hand sells not often found on other bestseller lists until weeks or months later, if at all
  • Free to the media
  • Produced and distributed via email on Tuesday of each week, two days following the end of the sales week
  • Compiled from data reported to ABA from close to 500 stores across the country
  • Categories are hardcover fiction and nonfiction, paperback fiction and nonfiction, mass market, children’s interest, children’s illustrated, and children’s series
  • Rank to 15 for each category

Reprint Requirements:

  • Can re-print any or all of the categories
  • Can rank fewer than 15 if space requires
  • Indie Bestseller List logos are available but not required
  • Links to go exclusively to book page on IndieBound.org
  • Lists cannot to be reprinted prior to first use by ABA
  • Reprint credit to appear with list
  • No re-licensing of Indie Bestseller List without ABA prior approval
  • Consumer media may not run any week's List before Friday of the publication week

Reprint Credit:

National List: If generic list title (e.g. "Bestsellers") used:

"Rankings according to the Indie Bestseller List, and based on sales in independent bookstores nationwide during the week ended {DATE}. Produced by the American Booksellers Association."

If Indie Bestseller List title used:

"The Indie Bestseller List is produced by the American Booksellers Association and is based on sales in independent bookstores nationwide during the week ended {DATE}."

Other list titles subject to ABA prior approval.

Regional List: If generic list title (e.g. "Bestsellers") used:

"Rankings according to the Indie Bestseller List, and based on sales in independent bookstores in the {REGION} during the week ended {DATE}. Produced by the American Booksellers Association and {REGIONAL ASSOCIATION}."

If Indie Bestseller List title used:

"The Indie Bestseller List is produced by the American Booksellers Association and {REGIONAL ASSOCIATION} and is based on sales in independent bookstores in the {REGION}  during the week ended {DATE}."

Other list titles subject to ABA prior approval.

Please e-mail Pete Reynolds, peter@bookweb.org, to let us know when and where the list is being used, and how credit will be given. It is requested that tear sheets of the list be sent to:

Pete Reynolds
American Booksellers Association
333 Westchester Avenue, Ste. S202
White Plains, NY 10604

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REGIONAL ABBREVIATIONS:

  • New England Independent Bestseller List - New England Independent Booksellers Association - NEIBA
  • New Atlantic Independent Bestseller List - New Atlantic Independent Booksellers Association - NAIBA
  • Southern Independent Bestseller List - Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance - SIBA
  • The Heartland Independent Bestseller List - Great Lakes Booksellers Association and Midwest Booksellers Association - GLBA and MBA
  • Pacific Northwest Independent Bestseller List - Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association - PNBA
  • Northern California Independent Bestseller List - Northern California Independent Booksellers Association - NCIBA
  • Mountains and Plains Independent Bestseller List - Mountains and Plains Independent Booksellers Association - MPIBA
  • SoCal Bestseller List - Southern California Independent Booksellers Association - SCIBA

7/14/11

 

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