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Descriptions, Rate Cards, Deadlines


Indie Next List & Kids' Next List

Each month in the Red Box mailing, all participating stores receive a quantity of the printed Indie Next List flyers printed in four-color. Booksellers provide recommendations for books they have enjoyed reading and look forward to handselling in their stores.These recommendations are collected and tabulated, with the twenty titles receiving the most nominations designated as “Indie Next List Great Reads” and presented with jacket image and a bookseller quote.

An additional twelve titles are selected for the flyer to be featured as “Now in Paperback.” These are titles that had been featured as Great Reads as hardcovers and continue to be handselling favorites in bookstores. A PDF with jacket image and bookseller quote as well as a shelftalker for each “Now in Paperback” title is available for download here.

Each quarter in the Kids’ White Box mailing, stores receive a quantity of the Kids’ Next List flyers, which is also printed in four-color, but presented in a four-page tabloid format. The “Top Ten” titles appear on the front page with jacket images, and other titles are grouped by age range (ages 4-8, ages 8-12, and teen) for ease in selection by both booksellers and consumers.

Both the adult Indie Next List and the Kids’ Next List are distributed electronically as store-branded e-newsletters with the book “buy” buttons linking back to the stores’ websites. The adult Indie Next List goes out on the first Thursday of each month with its full list of 20 new “Great Reads” titles and 12 “Now in Paperback” titles.The Kids’ quarterly list of 52 titles is divided into two e-newsletter volumes based on on-sale dates and going out roughly six weeks apart on the second, third, or fourth Thursday of the month.

Once a book is chosen for an Indie Next List, the publisher will be asked to consider providing funds to support the printing and distribution of the flyers.

 

RATES

Indie Next List Suggested Rate Card 2018

Indie Next List
Top 20 Listing, #1 Title $4,250
Top 20 Listing, Other Titles
This charge includes printing costs and postage for fliers and the production costs and distribution of the electronic version.
$3,000
“Now in Paperpack” (12 titles per month)
A pdf with jacket image, bibliographic information and bookseller quote as well as a shelftalker for each title is available for download at www.bookweb.org.
$1,250
Reading Group Guide
Top 10 Listing, Frontlist
 $1,700
Top 10 Listing, Backlist
  $850
Regular Listing, Frontlist
  $1,150
Regular Listing, Backlist
  $575
This charge includes printing costs and postage for fliers.  

Please contact Matthew Zoni at matthew@bookweb.org for further information.
Rates subject to change without notice.

Kids' Indie Next List Suggested Rate Card 2018

Titles from each seasonal flyer will be divided into two electronic newsletters based on on-sale date.

“#1 Pick” in paper flyer / “#1 Pick” in first volume of electronic newsletter
Includes top-left placement in paper; author interview in electronic
$2,500
“#2 Pick” in paper flyer / “#1 Pick” in second volume of electronic newsletter
Includes top-right placement in paper; author interview in electronic
 $2,550
Additional “Top 10” listing in paper flyer / Additional “Top Pick” in
 either volume of electronic newsletter (based on on-sale date)

Includes front page placement in paper; placement in “Top Picks” section immediately below author interview in electronic
 $2,000
Regular listing in paper flyer and in either volume of electronic newsletter (based on on-sale date)
Includes placement in appropriate section of picks for ages 4-8, for ages 9-12, or for Teens
 $1,500

All charges include design, printing, and distribution costs.


Please contact Matthew Zoni at matthew@bookweb.org for further information.

 

 

DEADLINES

Download this schedule as a PDF

Nominate titles via the online form.

Need a Reminder? Post this Indie Next List Nomination Shelf-Talker wherever you keep your ARCs.

Questions or Comments? Email matthew@bookweb.org

 

JANUARY 2018 LIST
November 3, 2017
FEBRUARY 2018 LIST
December 5, 2017
MARCH 2018 LIST
January 3, 2018
SPRING 2018 KIDS’ LIST
January 11, 2018
APRIL 2018 LIST
February 5, 2018
MAY 2018 LIST
March 5, 2018
SUMMER 2018 READING GROUP GUIDE
March 19, 2018
JUNE 2018 LIST
April 2, 2018
SUMMER 2018 KIDS’ LIST
April 16, 2018
JULY 2018 LIST
May 7, 2018
AUGUST 2018 LIST
June 4, 2018
SEPTEMBER 2018 LIST
July 9, 2018
FALL 2018 KIDS’ LIST
July 16, 2018
OCTOBER 2018 LIST
August 6, 2018
WINTER 2018-2019 READING GROUP GUIDE
August 13, 2018
NOVEMBER 2018 LIST
September 5, 2018
DECEMBER 2018 LIST
October 3, 2018
WINTER 2018-2019 KIDS’ LIST
October 15, 2018
JANUARY 2019 LIST
November 5, 2018
FEBRUARY 2019 LIST
December 3, 2018

 

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