Children’s Indie Bestsellers Unveil New Format

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Beginning with today’s National Indie Bestseller List (March 5, 2015), the list formerly titled Children’s Interest has been expanded into two separate lists: one presenting Early & Middle Grade Readers; the other Young Adult.  The Children’s Illustrated and Children’s Fiction Series lists remain unchanged.

“With the creation of these new lists, the National Indie Bestseller List better conforms to other major national lists and creates the opportunity for twice as many titles to be showcased in appropriate age categories,” said ABA Development Officer Mark Nichols.  “We are giving exposure to additional titles with the goal of increasing overall sales in our member stores.”

To accommodate the new format, the downloadable PDF for children’s bestsellers now encompasses two pages: one featuring both the Early & Middle Grade Readers and Young Adult lists; the second highlighting the Children’s Illustrated and Children’s Fiction Series lists.  The Fiction Series list features 10 titles, while each of the other three lists has 15 titles.

Questions or comments about the Bestseller Lists should be directed to Nichols.