Beginning this Sunday, the San Francisco Chronicle's Books section will feature the Northern California Independent Booksellers Association/IndieBound Bestsellers List. The indie list replaces a bestseller list that was compiled by the newspaper itself.
"We at the NCIBA are thrilled that the San Francisco Chronicle, one of the very few daily newspapers in the country to still publish a stand-alone book review section, has chosen the NCIBA/IndieBound list as most representative of what books are selling in the greater Bay Area," said Executive Director Hut Landon. "In publishing our list, the Chronicle is also underscoring the ongoing strength of independents in our region, and we very much appreciate the paper's validation."
"This editorial decision on the part of the San Francisco Chronicle is wonderful news that clearly demonstrates the important role indie booksellers play in discovering and selling outstanding new titles," said Meg Smith, ABA chief marketing officer. "We are extremely grateful for everything that NCIBA has done to help make this happen."
Smith noted that bookstores that are not yet reporting to the bestseller list can get more information about the Indie Bestseller List on BookWeb.org. Booksellers interested in learning more about how to work with local publications regarding reprinting the Indie Bestsellers List should e-mail Smith.