IndieNext Nominations

Have you read any books lately that you’re excited to recommend? Do any of them have release dates of August or beyond?

We’re approaching the nomination deadline for the August 2015 IndieNext List. Take 5 minutes today and make a list of books you want to nominate to the list. Choose your favorite, and then take a few minutes between now and Tuesday to write a little blurb about why you love the book. (If you have time to nominate more than one book, do so.)

You do not have to be the store owner, the book buyer, or the floor manager to submit nominations to the list. Any bookseller can do it.

The ABA makes it easy. You can either complete this online form, or send an email to If the book you’re nominating will be published months from now, they’ll hang onto your submission until the appropriate time. The ABA recommends that you write conversationally, as though you’re handselling to a customer in the store. And they’ll even fix any spelling or grammatical errors.

If you’ve never nominated a book to the list, this is a good time to start.

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