This Friday, October 9, is the deadline for the upcoming Winter Children's Indie Next List.
"The Winter Children's list will be reaching stores just as holiday shoppers are poised to make their purchases," said Dan Cullen, ABA senior director for editorial content, "but for the list to be successful we do need to hear from enough indie booksellers. From the nominations already in hand, we are definitely seeing the potential for a very strong list -- but we need to learn from more indie booksellers what kids' titles they are going to be enthusiastically handselling this winter. I hope as many booksellers as possible will help us create this list."
Cullen also reminded booksellers that staff recommendations already written for newsletters, websites, and in-store shelf-talkers make great Indie Next List nominations.
Looking ahead, Wednesday, November 4, is the deadline for the January 2010 Indie Next List.