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Welcome to The American Bookseller’s Association Indie Bound weekly bestseller list, and Authorlink’s own monthly “hot picks” from Simon & Schuster’s new releases  The ABA Indie list is published weekly and is based on reporting from many hundreds of independent bookstores across the United States. For more Indie titles visit  Also check out our Indie Book Reviews from self-published authors and micro presses.

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The Facebook Effect by David Kirkpatrick

Pub Date: Jul 1, 2010 | Author: David Kirkpatrick | Publisher: Simon & Schuster

IN LITTLE MORE THAN HALF A DECADE, Facebook has gone from a dorm-room novelty to a company with 500 million users. It is one of the fastest growing companies in history, an essential part of the social life not only of teenagers but hundreds of millions of adults worldwide. As Facebook spreads around the globe, it creates surprising effects—even becoming instrumental in political protests from Colombia to Iran Read more »

Blood Men by Paul Cleave

Pub Date: Jul 1, 2010 | Author: Paul Cleave | Publisher: Atria Books

Edward Hunter has it all—a beautiful wife and daughter, a great job, a bright future… and a very dark past. Twenty years ago, a serial killer was caught, convicted, and locked away in the country’s most hellish of penitentiaries. That man was Edward’s father. Edward has struggled his entire life to put the nightmares of his childhood behind him. But a week before Christmas, violence once again makes an unwelcome appearance into his world. Suddenly he’s going to need the help of his father, a man he hasn’t seen since he was a boy. Is Edward destined to be just like him, to become a man of blood Read more »

The River Kings’ Road by Liane Merciel

Pub Date: Mar 1, 2010 | Author: Liane Merciel | Publisher: Pocket

A thrilling new voice in fantasy makes an unforgettable debut with this “intriguingly twisted tale of treachery and magic” (New York Times bestselling author L. E. Modesitt, Jr.). Liane Merciel’s The River Kings’ Road takes us to a world of bitter enmity between kingdoms, divided loyalties between comrades, and an insidious magic that destroys everything it touches Read more »

Superbug by Maryn McKenna

Pub Date: Mar 1, 2010 | Author: Maryn McKenna | Publisher: Free Press

LURKING in our homes, hospitals, schools, and farms is a terrifying pathogen that is evolving faster than the medical community can track it or drug developers can create antibiotics to quell it. That pathogen is MRSA—methicillin-resistant Staphyloccocus aureus—and Superbug is the first book to tell the story of its shocking spread and the alarming danger it poses to us all Read more »

Model Home

Pub Date: Feb 1, 2010

Model Home By Eric Puchner Buy this book at Model Home A Novel By Eric Puchner Scribner, February 2010 Hardcover, 368 pages ISBN-10: 0743270487 ISBN-13: 9780743270489 Warren Ziller moved his family to California in search of a charmed life, and to all appearances, he found it: a gated community not far from the beach, Read more »

I’m Still Standing by Shoshana Johnson

Pub Date: Feb 1, 2010 | Author: Shoshana Johnson | Publisher: Touchstone

In March of 2003, when Operation Iraqi Freedom was only days old, world headlines were made when a U.S. army convoy was attacked in the city of An-Nasiriyah en route to Baghdad. Several soldiers were killed and others were taken prisoner Read more »

Succubi Like It Hot

Pub Date: Jan 1, 2010

Succubi Like It Hot By Jill Myles Buy this book at Succubi Like It Hot By Jill Myles Pocket Star, January 2010 Mass Market Paperback, 368 pages ISBN-10: 141657283X ISBN-13: 9781416572831 With a hot new figure, her dream job as an archaeologist, and two gorgeous boyfriends to scratch her seductive Itch — an angel Read more »

Rock & Roll Jihad

Pub Date: Jan 1, 2010

Rock & Roll Jihad: A Muslim Rock Star’s Revolution By Salman Ahmad Buy This Book via Rock & Roll Jihad A Muslim Rock Star’s Revolution By Salman Ahmad Free Press, January 2010 Hardcover, 240 pages ISBN-10: 1416597670 ISBN-13: 9781416597674 With 30 million record sales under his belt, and with fans including Bono and Al Read more »

Perfect Shot

Pub Date: Dec 1, 2009

Perfect Shot By Debbie Rigaud Buy this book at Perfect Shot By Debbie Rigaud Simon Pulse, December 2009 Mass Market Paperback, 304 pages ISBN-10: 1416978356 ISBN-13: 9781416978350 Ages: 12 and up Grades: 7 and up Who doesn’t want to be a cover girl? London Abrams’s fi rst love is volleyball, so why does she Read more »

Dangerously Funny

Pub Date: Dec 1, 2009

Dangerously Funny The Uncensored Story of "The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour"   By David Bianculli Buy This Book via Dangerously Funny The Uncensored Story of "The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour"   By David Bianculli Touchstone, December 2009 Hardcover, 400 pages ISBN-10: 1439101167 ISBN-13: 9781439101162 A behind-the-scenes look at the rise and fall of The Read more »