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Descriptions, Rate Cards, Deadlines


Indie Next List & Kids' Next List

All participating stores receive a quantity of the printed Indie Next List fliers 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 25 titles receiving the most nominations designated as “Indie Next List Great Reads” and presented with jacket image and a bookseller quote.

An additional 6 titles are selected for the flier to be featured as “Now in Paperback.” These are titles that had been featured as Great Reads as hardcovers and continue to be hand-selling favorites in bookstores. A PDF with jacket image and bookseller quote as well as a shelf-talker for each “Now in Paperback” title is available for download here.

Stores also receive a quantity of the bi-monthly Kids’ Next List fliers, which is also printed in four-color, and feature a #1 overall title and ten books in each of the following age categories: Picture Books, Middle Grade, and Young Adult.

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 25 new “Great Reads” titles and 6 “Now in Paperback” titles. The Kids’ bi-monthly list of 31 titles goes out the third Thursday of the first month for each issue (ie the January/February issue goes out the third Thursday of January).

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 - Beginning January 2023

#1 Title
Includes cover placement in paper; author interview in electronic
$5,150
Top 25 Titles (other than #1 title)
Includes printing and distribution costs for fliers and production and distribution costs of the electronic version.
$3,600
“Now in Paperback” (6 titles per month)
Featuring books that that were previously INL picks in hardcover and appear with original bookseller quote 
$1,525

All charges include design, printing and distribution costs for both printed fliers and electronic version.

Rates subject to change without notice.

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

Kids' Indie Next List Suggested Rate Card - Beginning January/February 2023

“#1 Pick” 
Includes cover placement in paper; author interview in electronic
$3,000
Regular listing 
Includes placement in appropriate section of picks for Picture Books, Middle Grade, or Young Adult
$1,850

All charges include design, printing and distribution costs for both printed fliers and electronic version.

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

Reading Group Guide Suggested Rate Card - Beginning Spring 2023

Reading Group Guides are published four times per year, with Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter issues.

Regular listing, Frontlist $1,275
Regular listing, Backlist $625

All charges include design, printing and distribution costs for both printed fliers and electronic version.

Rates subject to change without notice.

 
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

 

NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2023 KIDS' LIST September 6, 2023
DECEMBER 2023 LIST September 25, 2023
WINTER 2023-2024 READING GROUP GUIDE October 16, 2023
JANUARY 2024 LIST October 30, 2023
JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2024 KIDS' LIST November 6, 2023
FEBRUARY 2024 LIST November 28, 2023
SPRING 2024 READING GROUP GUIDE January 2, 2024
MARCH 2024 LIST January 4, 2024
MARCH/APRIL 2024 KIDS’ LIST January 8, 2024
APRIL 2024 LIST January 29, 2024
MAY 2024 LIST February 26, 2024
MAY/JUNE 2024 KIDS’ LIST March 11, 2024
JUNE 2024 LIST March 25, 2024
SUMMER 2024 READING GROUP GUIDE April 8, 2024
JULY 2024 LIST April 29, 2024
JULY/AUGUST 2024 KIDS' LIST May 6, 2024
AUGUST 2024 LIST June 4, 2024
SEPTEMBER 2024 LIST June 26, 2024
FALL 2024 READING GROUP GUIDE July 8, 2024
SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2024 KIDS’ LIST July 10, 2024
2024 HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE July 15, 2024
OCTOBER 2024 LIST July 29, 2024
NOVEMBER 2024 LIST August 28, 2024
NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2024 KIDS' LIST September 4, 2024
DECEMBER 2024 LIST September 23, 2024
WINTER 2024-2025 READING GROUP GUIDE October 15, 2024
JANUARY 2025 LIST October 28, 2024
JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2025 KIDS' LIST November 4, 2024
FEBRUARY 2025 LIST November 24, 2024

 

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