Booksellers: Submit Nominations of Genre Titles for the Indie Next List

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The American Booksellers Association is encouraging booksellers to submit recommendations for genre titles to the Indie Next List in order to raise the profile of genre reads.

Nominations for any genre of titles are welcome. ABA is specifically seeking nominations for the genres of:

  • Science fiction
  • Fantasy
  • Romance
  • Mystery
  • Thriller
  • Comics and graphic works
  • Poetry

Booksellers are invited to submit both hardcover and paperback recommendations, and both frontlist and backlist, as the Indie Next List features new titles as well as favorite reads, in the Now in Paperback section. While books that receive the most recommendations will appear on the Indie Next List, ABA is also looking into new ways to highlight genre titles as recommended by ABA member booksellers. For example, the November 2020 Indie Next List will feature a selection of poetry titles.

All booksellers can submit titles to the Indie Next List. Titles can be submitted through the nomination form on BookWeb, or through Edelweiss or NetGalley (see the nomination page on BookWeb for instructions). The deadlines for submitting to the Indie Next List are also available on BookWeb, but nominations are welcome at any time.