An Indie Next List Drawing for First-Time Blurbers

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As part of its ongoing Indie Next List Years of Discovery Campaign, the American Booksellers Association is offering members who have never submitted a blurb to the Indie Next Lists a chance to win two free hotel nights at BookExpo America 2017 in New York City. First-time blurbers who submit a recommendation to the December 2016 and/or January 2017 List will be entered into a drawing for two free hotel nights for the May 30–June 2, 2017, trade show at the Jacob Javits Convention Center.

To enter the drawing, booksellers should e-mail blurbs to firsttimers@bookweb.org by:

  • October 4 for the December 2016 Indie Next List
  • November 4 for the January 2017 Indie Next List
     

Tips for Nominating Titles to the Indie Next List

  • Write conversationally, just as if you were talking about a favorite title with a customer in the store.
  • Don’t be intimidated by the quotes you’ve seen on past Indie Next Lists; they’ve all been edited.
  • Consider the blurbs you’re writing for your store’s staff picks cards, your newsletter, or website to see if one or more might be appropriate Indie Next List recommendations.
  • Blurbs for titles in all fiction and nonfiction categories are welcome.
  • Remind other staff members who may never have submitted a blurb to submit one, too.