It’s time to plan for your next IndieNext nomination. Remind the staff that nominations for books published in November will be due in just over 2 weeks on September 5. That leaves plenty of time to both finish a book and write a nomination.
With Labor Day falling between now and then, the September 5 deadline could be easily forgotten.
If you have a stack of ARCs you plan to read, check the publication date and its corresponding IndieNext nomination deadline.
- November 2014 – nominations due September 5, 2014
- December 2014 – nominations due October 3, 2014
- January 2015 – nominations due November 4, 2014
- February 2015 – nominations due December 5, 2014
Now take 5 minutes to write a nomination deadline reminder on a sticky note and place it on the front cover.If the book doesn’t live up to your expectations, then don’t nominate it. This is just a good way to not only prioritize your reading stack, but also ensure you never suffer from post-deadline regret again.