December IndieNext… and a deadline.

The IndieNext list for December is ready. If you use shelf talkers or fliers for in-store promotion, they can be downloaded here.

It’s easy to create a shareable image of a shelf talker by snapping a shot with your camera or smart phone. Or do what I did with this recommendation from Banna Rubinow from the river’s end bookstore in Oswego, NY. I just opened the PDF on my screen and took a screen shot (instructions below)–and now I have an instant image for Facebook, Twitter, my website or email newsletter.


While we’re talking about IndieNext lists, there’s another deadline approaching. Nominations for books released in February 2017 or beyond are due on Friday, December 2 before midnight. You can either complete this form online or send an email to Don’t worry about grammar too much… the folks at the ABA will correct that for you.

I know this week will be busy. But if you can think about a book today, jot down a few words tomorrow, tweak it on Wednesday and submit it on Thursday, you’ll be ahead of the game on Friday and you might have your own recommendation to screenshot and share in February.

How to Take a Screen Shot

On a Mac: Click shift + ⌘ + 4 if you want to specify the image size through a click & drag with crosshairs, or click shift + ⌘ + 3 if you want the whole screen to later crop down to size.

On a PC: Press the Print Screen (often shortened to “PrtScn”) key, typically located in the upper right corner of your keyboard, to capture a screenshot of your entire display. Alternatively, press Alt + Print Screen to merely capture a screenshot of the active window.

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