300 Seconds: A Year of IndieNext Deadlines

Now that we have 2016 on the mind, we can start to fill in some of the blank calendars I provided yesterday. We’re going to begin with the 2016 IndieNext Deadlines, because our first one is quickly approaching: Tuesday, January 5, is the deadline for nominating books published in March 2016 and beyond.

Earlier this month, I shared my conversation with Mark Nichols with the ABA, who explained the details of how the IndieNext list is created. You can find that here.

But if you want the quick version: To nominate a title, either send an email to indienextlist@bookweb.org or complete the form online to submit up to six nominations. You can also submit nominations through Edelweiss or NetGalley:

  • On Edelweiss, navigate to the Edelweiss book page of your choice, click on “Your Review,” and select “Submit to Indie Next.”
  • On NetGalley, simply click the green “Title Feedback” button for any title in your account.

And back to our planning calendar… here’s a PDF from the ABA, which includes all of the 2016 IndieNext Nominating Deadlines. Use it to place deadlines on your own calendar, distribute it to other booksellers on staff, or post it by your stash of ARCs. Or keep it with a pad of sticky notes for when you’re unpacking freight. You can attach nomination deadlines to ARCs as they arrive.

If nominating titles to the IndieNext list is on your list of resolutions, this should make achieving that goal a little easier.

Beth Golay

Beth is a reader, writer, marketer and Books & Whatnot founder. Even though she knows better, she's a sucker for a good book cover and will positively swoon if a book is set in appropriate type. @BethGolay