IndieBound on the Rise!

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This has been a banner week for the IndieBound application for iPhone. It's now at #2 in iTunes Free Book Apps list, and was recently featured on the front page of the iTunes App Store, viewable both in the iTunes program and in the iPhone's native App Store.

Due to its front-page placement, the IndieBound app jumped to 4,500 downloads in one day and moved up to #2 in the Top Free Books Apps list, just below Amazon's Kindle app and ahead of their newly acquired Stanza reader.

Since its April 20 launch, the IndieBound for iPhone application has had hundreds of downloads and received great reviews from users. (For more information about the app and its many features, see developer Matt Supko's blog entry.)

And here's a look at some more impressive IndieBound numbers:

  • is the #1 search result on Google for:
   • find a bookstore
• bookstore finder
• independent bookstore
• local bookstore
• indie bookseller
• book picks
• ...and nearly any permutation of these you can imagine.  
  • The IndieBound Facebook page has gained nearly 4,500 fans so far, and there's always interesting discussion on the Wall from indie enthusiasts.
  • ABA members have visited the Bookseller DIY over 32,000 times for IndieBound downloadable materials for reprint and customization. See the fruits of their labor in the IndieBound slideshow (PowerPoint file).