The Indie Bestseller List puts the diversity of independent bookstores on display. It is produced just two days after the end of the sales-week, and is the most current snapshot of what’s selling in indie bookstores nationwide. Hardcover, paperback, mass market and children's titles each are compiled into separate category lists.
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The Indie Bestseller Lists are available for reprinting. Please contact Pete Reynolds for permission and credit details.
All ABA members are encouraged to report their sales weekly. Reporting is fast, easy and confidential, and is an investment in your industry and your store:
The Lists are the freshest expression of independent booksellers' handselling and curation expertise.
The Lists showcase the strength of the indie channel within the publishing industry
Reporters receive customized demographics reports about what’s selling in their area (when reporting via BookScan)
Reporters receive a more robust monthly White Box mailing of publisher-sponsored ARCs and galleys
How to Report
Stores can report electronically in one of three ways: manual entry, file upload, or through your POS via BookScan. The reporting system is open to ABA bookstore members only.
Choose a reporting method
BookScan: BookScan is compatible with the following point of sale systems: Booklog, Anthology, WordStock, IBID and IBIDie, SQ1 and iMerchant, Basil, Bookmanager, Books in Store, and Computac. For more information and to sign-up to report to BookScan, please contact Ajantha Jesuraj at firstname.lastname@example.org
ABA manual entry: Enter your top sellers by hand. (View instructions)
ABA file upload: Upload a simple file from your POS system. (View instructions)
Pick a convenient time to report
The report should include sales occurring during the week beginning 12:01 am Sunday through midnight Saturday.
If reporting via ABA manual entry or ABA file upload, please transmit the weekly report no later than 3 am ET each Tuesday via the ABA reporting site. The reporting site opens each week at 3 pm ET Saturday.
If reporting via BookScan, please transmit the weekly report from your POS to BookScan no later than 1 pm ET each Monday.