Booksellers Challenged to Tell a Friend

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Booksellers who have nominated titles to the Indie Next Lists in the past are being enlisted to help bring new voices to the chorus of those contributing recommendations to future lists. The "Tell-a-Bookseller-Friend" Indie Next List Nomination Challenge encourages past contributors to tell bookseller friends who have never nominated a title to the lists just how easy it is to do. When the new nominator writes a blurb for a title and submits it online at, both she and the bookseller who encouraged her to do so will be entered into a random drawing to each win a $150 ABA gift card.

Nominated titles can be either frontlist or backlist, in hardcover or paperback, and -- as with all Indie Next List nominations -- they should be titles that booksellers are enthusiastically looking forward to handselling to their customers in the upcoming weeks. Nominations can be fiction or nonfiction, including such categories as mystery, children's, cooking, or poetry.

At least one member of the team must be a first-time nominator to the Book Sense Picks or Indie Next List. Both members of the team must be associated with an ABA Regular Bookstore member in good standing. The Indie Next List nomination page includes a link to the complete Official Rules. The Indie Next List Nomination Challenge runs until Friday, January 2, 2009.