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Descriptions, Rate Cards, Deadlines


Indie Next List & Kids' Next List

Each month in the Red Box mailing, all participating stores receive a quantity of the printed Indie Next List flyers 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 twenty titles receiving the most nominations designated as “Indie Next List Great Reads” and presented with jacket image and a bookseller quote.

An additional twelve titles are selected for the flyer to be featured as “Now in Paperback.” These are titles that had been featured as Great Reads as hardcovers and continue to be handselling favorites in bookstores. A PDF with jacket image and bookseller quote as well as a shelftalker for each “Now in Paperback” title is available for download here.

Each quarter in the Kids’ White Box mailing, stores receive a quantity of the Kids’ Next List flyers, which is also printed in four-color, but presented in a four-page tabloid format. The “Top Ten” titles appear on the front page with jacket images, and other titles are grouped by age range (ages 4-8, ages 8-12, and teen) for ease in selection by both booksellers and consumers.

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 20 new “Great Reads” titles and 12 “Now in Paperback” titles. The Kids’ quarterly list of 52 titles is divided into two e-newsletter volumes based on on-sale dates and going out roughly six weeks apart on the second, third, or fourth Thursday of the month.

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 2021

Indie Next List
#1 Title $4,250
Top 25 Titles (other than #1 title) $3,000
“Now in Paperpack” (6 titles per month)
Featuring books that were previsouly INL picks in hardcover and appear with original bookseller quote
$1,250
These charges includes printing costs for fliers and the production costs and distribution costs of the electronic version.
 
Reading Group Guide
Regular Listing, Frontlist  $1,150
Regular Listing, Backlist  $575
These charges includes printing costs for fliers and the production costs and distribution costs of the electronic version.  

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

Kids' Indie Next List Suggested Rate Card 2021

Titles from each seasonal flyer will be divided into two electronic newsletters based on on-sale date.

#1 Title Overall
Includes cover placement on printed flier, prominent position on e-newsletter, and an author interview linked from e-newsletter and available for stores to use in their own communication to customers.
$2,500
Regular listing 
Featured under appropriate category (For Ages 4-8, For Ages 8-12, or For Teens
 $1,500

All charges include design, printing, and distribution costs.

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

 

JANUARY 2021 LIST
November 2, 2020
FEBRUARY 2021 LIST
December 1, 2020
MARCH 2021 LIST
January 8, 2021
SPRING 2021 KIDS’ LIST
January 7, 2021
APRIL 2021 LIST
February 1, 2021
MAY 2021 LIST
March 1, 2021
SUMMER 2021 READING GROUP GUIDE
March 15, 2021
JUNE 2021 LIST
March 29, 2021
   
MAY/JUNE 2021 KIDS’ LIST
April 12, 2021
JULY 2021 LIST
May 3, 2021
JULY/AUGUST 2021 KIDS' LIST May 10, 2021
AUGUST 2021 LIST
June 8, 2021
FALL 2021 READING GROUP GUIDE July 1, 2021
SEPTEMBER 2021 LIST
July 7, 2021
SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2021 KIDS’ LIST
July 14, 2021
OCTOBER 2021 LIST
August 2, 2021
NOVEMBER 2021 LIST August 30, 2021
NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2021 KIDS' LIST September 8, 2021
DECEMBER 2021 LIST September 27, 2021
HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE 2021 September 29, 2021
WINTER 2021-2022 READING GROUP GUIDE
October 18, 2021
JANUARY 2022 LIST
November 1, 2021
JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2022 KIDS' LIST November 8, 2021
FEBRUARY 2022 LIST
November 30, 2021

 

 

 

 

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