IndieNext nomination reminders.

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.

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