Submissions Sought for New Indie Next List Holiday Gift Guide Flier

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The American Booksellers Association’s new Indie Next List Holiday Gift Guide flier, which will be distributed to stores in the November Red Box, will feature the top adult and children’s gift books across a range of categories, as recommended by independent booksellers.

Booksellers are encouraged to use the Indie Next List Holiday Gift Guide nominations form now to nominate their favorite frontlist gift books in the following categories:

  • Photography/art books
  • Cookbooks
  • Visual travel books
  • Novelty books
  • Stocking stuffers
  • Other gift books

The double-sided, four-color flier will be branded with the Indie Next List logo, and each featured title will be accompanied by cover art and a quote from one of the nominating booksellers recommending the book.

Booksellers are asked to use the dedicated holiday nomination form to help ABA keep tracking separate from the monthly Indie Next List nominations; however, nominations sent via the usual methods (Edelweiss, NetGalley, the standard Indie Next List nomination form, and e-mails to the Indie Next List inbox) will also be considered.

Nominations for the Indie Next List Holiday Gift Guide flier will be accepted through September 30; booksellers can nominate up to six titles at a time via the form, but are welcome to reuse the form to submit additional titles. Publishers are also invited to collect and forward bookseller nominations.

Questions about the new flier can be directed to ABA Director of Development and Publisher Relations Matthew Zoni.