April Notables Fliers & Shelf-Talkers Available, Picks Deadlines Abound

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The April 2008 Book Sense Notables flier is now available in a downloadable PDF on BookWeb.org. The flier includes jacket images, bibliographic information, and bookseller quotes. In addition, all 20 Notables titles are also featured in an electronic file of shelf-talkers for in-store use.

The April Notables list includes a posthumous collection of nonfiction pieces by Kurt Vonnegut (Armageddon in Retrospect, Putnam), a memoir of growing up in Jamaica by noted poet Lorna Goodison (From Harvey River: A Memoir of My Mother and Her Island, Amistad), and fiction from acclaimed writers Alice Hoffman (The Third Angel, Shaye Areheart Books) and Tobias Wolff (Our Story Begins: New and Selected Stories, Knopf).

Looking ahead, Friday, March 28, is the deadline for the upcoming, selected list of notable titles on the environment. Modeled after the successful "Shop Local" list of notable titles, which was compiled from the recommendations of indie booksellers, the Green List will be a selection of titles -- new and backlist, hardcover and paperback -- that booksellers believe are of both immediate and lasting value.

Booksellers are asked to e-mail nominations for the Green List to Dan Cullen, senior director of editorial content, at dan@bookweb.org and include the words "green list" in the subject line.

In addition, there will be five opportunities in April for booksellers to help compile upcoming Book Sense Picks lists. The upcoming deadlines are:

  • April 4 -- June Picks
  • April 4 -- Audio Books Top Ten
  • April 11 -- Summer Children's Picks
  • April 11 -- Summer Paperback Picks
  • April 18 -- LGBT Top Ten

Booksellers can submit Book Sense Picks recommendations via e-mail to picks@booksense.com or via the electronic nomination form on ABA's trade website, BookWeb.org.