04 Jan
Olga Dies Dreaming: A Novel by Xochitl Gonzalez

An Indies Introduce Q&A With Xochitl Gonzalez

Olga Dies Dreaming is a stunning debut, one that will linger long after the book is closed, and — hopefully — throughout the years," said Rebecca Speas of One More Page Books in Arlington, Virginia. 

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04 Jan
High-Risk Homosexual: A Memoir by Edgar Gomez

An Indies Introduce Q&A With Edgar Gomez

"If you love Samantha Irby, then High-Risk Homosexual is your next read! It’s thoughtful while still making you LOL," said Michelle Malonzo of Changing Hands Bookstore.

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04 Jan
E-commerce update

IndieCommerce Reports Strong Online Sales in 2021 For Independent Bookstores

Based on 2021 sales data from 570 IndieCommerce and IndieLite websites, these independent bookstores averaged a 387% increase in their online sales revenue when compared to pre-Covid 2019 sales.

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04 Jan

On ABA's Disability Meetup: "If You're Out There, We Need You!"

Breaking into the book and bookselling industries can be more than a challenge for many of us who are disabled, either visibly or invisibly," said booksellers Sarah Hollenbeck and Annie Carl. "So how do we as an independent industry create bookselling jobs that are more inclusive?"

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03 Jan

The February 2022 Indie Next List Preview

Here are the 25 Indie Next List and 6 Now in Paperback picks on the February 2022 Indie Next List flier.

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