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    The November 2016 Indie Next List Preview

    The November Indie Next List features the month’s Indie Next Great Reads, Now in Paperback titles, and Revisit & Rediscover backlist favorites.

    Writer-in-Residence Program Leads to Two Indies Introduce Debuts

    Two authors whose debuts were chosen by booksellers for the Winter/Spring 2017 Indies Introduce program were beneficiaries of the Associates of the Boston Public Library Writer-in-Residence program.

    The October ’16 Now in Paperback/Revisit & Rediscover Flier, Shelf-Talkers

    Downloadable fliers and shelf-talkers are now available to promote the October Indie Next List’s Next Great Reads, Now in Paperback titles, and Revisit & Rediscover backlist favorites.

    Ordering Opens October 1 on Many Indies First Publisher Specials, More to Come

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    ABA member stores can once again take advantage of specials on a wide array of Indies First frontlist and backlist titles.

    Start Planning for Indies First on Small Business Saturday

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    Now is the time for booksellers to start making arrangements to host authors as honorary booksellers for Indies First on Small Business Saturday, which is just nine weeks away.

    Winter/Spring 2017 Indies Introduce Signup Open

    Booksellers who are planning to participate in the Winter/Spring 2017 Indies Introduce program should sign up now and make a note to stop by ABA’s booth at the regional trade shows to check out the newest crop of titles.

    The Indie Sci-Fi & Fantasy Bestseller List

    Based on sales at independent bookstores nationwide for the eight-week period ending September 11, 2016.

    Indie Next List E-Newsletter Signup Underway

    ABA member stores can sign up now to offer their customers a new monthly Indie Next List e-newsletter, powered by Shelf Awareness. The free store-branded newsletter will be available this fall.

    An Indies Introduce Q&A With Sandra Evans

    Sandra Evans is the author of the Summer/Fall 2016 Indies Introduce middle-grade debut This Is Not a Werewolf Story, which Lisa Nehs of Books & Company said is “a wonderful mix of mythology, mystery, and suspense.”

    A Q&A With Brit Bennett, Author of October’s #1 Indie Next List Pick

    Brit Bennett’s debut novel, The Mothers, is “an honest, modern, and triumphant book” that explores the kind of salvation “that comes with self-acceptance and growth,” said Women & Children First’s Jamie Thomas.

    Five Important Stories You Need to Read and Act On

    Below are five stories about ABA initiatives that booksellers need to read and take action on: a Winter Institute 12 update; details from ABA’s president on the latest Civic Economics data and other topics; and important announcements about this year’s Indies First initiative, a new Indie Next List e-newsletter for your customers, and the upcoming season’s Indies Introduce titles and signup.

    Winter/Spring 2017 Indies Introduce Titles Announced, Signup Opens

    For the ninth consecutive season, publishers are offering specials on 10 adult titles and 10 children’s titles chosen by panels of booksellers from across the U.S. as the top upcoming debuts.

    An Indies Introduce Q&A With Robin MacArthur

    Robin MacArthur is the author of the Summer/Fall 2016 Indies Introduce debut Half Wild: Stories, a collection of connected stories depicting the hardscrabble lives of people living in rural Vermont. 

    Signup Opens for New Monthly Indie Next List E-Newsletter for Your Customers

    A new monthly Indie Next List e-newsletter, powered by Shelf Awareness, will be available this fall free of charge to ABA member stores to offer to their customers. Stores can sign up for the e-newsletter program now.

    Lena Dunham Named Spokesperson for Indies First

    ABA today announced author/director Lena Dunham as the 2016 official spokesperson for Indies First, the national campaign of activities and events in support of independent bookstores, which takes place on Small Business Saturday, the weekend after Thanksgiving.

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