Update: Audiobook Gifting, Indies First Special, November Audiobook Bestsellers

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    Digital audiobook gifting is now available from, which has posted a list of frequently asked questions as well as digital assets, including fliers, images, and sample social media posts, for booksellers to promote this new option. 

    With digital gifting now available, customers can take advantage of a special 50 percent discount on more than 50 audiobook titles, which is offering in celebration of Indies First on Small Business Saturday. This offer is available online and in stores on Saturday, November 25, only. Digital assets to promote this special offer are available from

    In addition, has launched a recommendations page that features titles recommended by booksellers. Booksellers are invited to recommend their favorite audiobooks and related audiobooks readers may enjoy, submit a playlist, create a 30- to 60-second review of an audiobook and e-mail with the link, and contribute to’s new kids’ page by sending recommendations to

    November 2017 Audiobook Bestsellers

    The November 2017 Audiobook Bestseller List is based on sales through more than 300 independent bookstore locations participating in the audiobook program during the month of October.


    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) is fully integrated with IndieCommerce, and a co-branded storefront is fast, free, and easy to set up. For more information about creating a storefront, visit’s indie partners page or contact Mark Pearson. Participating booksellers can also join the indie community on Facebook.