July Indie Notables Flier & Shelf-Talkers Now Available

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The July Indie Next List Notable titles are now featured in a downloadable flier and in shelf-talkers on BookWeb.org. The titles, which reflect a wide range of intriguing new fiction and nonfiction, make a great addition to stores' Next List displays.

And, importantly, there are three opportunities for booksellers to nominate titles for upcoming Indie Next Lists. The deadlines are:

  • July 2 -- the September Next List,
  • July 10 -- the Autumn Kids' Next List, and
  • July 10 -- the Banned Books Recommendation List.

"The fall children's list is always resplendent in its selected titles," said Dan Cullen, ABA senior director for editorial content, "but for the list to be successful we do need to hear from enough indie booksellers. Having a strong and engaging list will be a great way to greet young readers and fans of all ages as the fall season begins."

Booksellers can use the online nomination form, or they can send their nominations in an e-mail to indienextlist@bookweb.org. Cullen also reminded booksellers that staff recommendations already written for newsletters, websites, and in-store shelf-talkers make great Indie Next List nominations.

For the Banned Books Recommendations List, booksellers are encouraged to nominate titles that have been either banned or challenged that they think are of special note. "Unfortunately, the range of titles -- both for adults and children -- that have been either banned or challenged is not getting any smaller," said Cullen. "Banned Books Week is an essential component of the outreach to readers to help explain the importance of the First Amendment and free expression. Please, do help us compile a list of titles that can be part of an in-store or other marketing effort."

Here's a link to the American Library Association's list of frequently challenged titles.