Winter/Spring 2018 Indies Introduce Titles Announced, Signup Opens

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    Indies Introduce logoPublishers are once again offering specials on 10 adult titles and 10 children’s titles chosen by panels of ABA member booksellers from across the U.S. as the top debuts of the upcoming publishing season.

    The Winter/Spring 2018 Indies Introduce program features titles for adults and for middle grade and young adult readers, all publishing between January and June 2018.

    Holly Alexander of The Book Stall in Winnetka, Illinois, served on the bookseller panel that selected the 10 children’s debuts. She said it was amazing to read so many manuscripts from promising new authors and to discuss their work with fellow booksellers.

    “The hardest part of this experience was picking just 10 books to be on the [children’s] list, because if I could, so many more would be included. It was great to talk with other booksellers across the country and share our reading experiences. In the end, the list we decided on is the cream of the crop — wonderful stories dealing with love, friendship, family, acceptance, some magic, and so much more. But they are all books that made me feel something special,” said Alexander.

    For stores that have taken part in past Indies Introduce promotions, there’s no need to sign up to take advantage of publishers’ Winter/Spring offers; however, stores that are new to Indies Introduce must complete the Indies Introduce sign-up form by October 30 in order to participate in the program.

    To access the list of titles with bookseller blurbs and full details on publishers’ offers, booksellers will need a login name and password. Booksellers can sign in or create a new password here (booksellers needing login information can e-mail The Indies Introduce logo is available for download in BookWeb’s DIY and sell sheets will be included in the October Red Box mailing.

    The Winter/Spring 2018 Indies Introduce Adult Debuts are:

    Escape Artist: A Memoir of An Artist on Death Row by William A. Noguera
    Seven Stories Press, Hardcover Nonfiction, $28.95, 9781609807979, On Sale January 9, 2018

    Everything Here Is Beautiful by Mira T. Lee
    Pamela Dorman Books/Penguin, Hardcover Fiction, $26, 9780735221963, On Sale January 16, 2018

    Mothers of Sparta: A Memoir in Pieces by Dawn Davies
    Flatiron Books/Macmillan, Hardcover Nonfiction, $24.99, 9781250133700, On Sale January 30, 2018

    Only Killers and Thieves by Paul Howarth
    HarperCollins, Hardcover Fiction, $26.99, 9780062690968, On Sale February 6, 2018

    In Every Moment We Are Still Alive by Tom Malmquist
    Melville House, Hardcover Fiction, $25.99, 9781612197111, On Sale February 6, 2018

    Freshwater by Akwaeke Emezi
    Grove Press/Grove Atlantic, Hardcover Fiction, $24, 9780802127358, On Sale February 13, 2018

    Educated: A Memoir by Tara Westover
    Random House, Hardcover Nonfiction/Memoir, $28, 9780399590504, On Sale February 20, 2018

    Tangerine by Christine Mangan
    Ecco/HarperCollins, Hardcover Fiction, $26.99, 9780062686664, On Sale March 20, 2018

    A Lucky Man: Stories by Jamel Brinkley
    Graywolf Press, Hardcover Fiction, $26, 9781555978051, On Sale May 1, 2018

    MEM: A Novel by Bethany C. Morrow
    Unnamed Press, Hardcover Fiction, $25, 9781944700553, On Sale May 22, 2018

    The Winter/Spring 2018 Indies Introduce Middle Grade/Young Adult Debuts are:

    Just Like Jackie by Lindsey Stoddard
    HarperCollins, Middle Grade Hardcover, $16.99, 9780062652911, On Sale January 2, 2018

    You’ll Miss Me When I’m Gone by Rachel Lynn Solomon
    Simon Pulse/S&S Books for Young Readers, Young Adult Hardcover, $17.99, 9781481497732, On Sale January 2, 2018

    Love, Hate, and Other Filters by Samira Ahmed
    Soho TEEN/Soho Press, Young Adult Hardcover, $18.99, 9781616958473, On Sale January 16, 2018

    The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert
    Flatiron Books/Macmillan, Young Adult Hardcover, $18.99, 9781250147905, On Sale January 30, 2018

    The Dangerous Art of Blending In by Angelo Surmelis
    Balzer + Bray/HarperCollins, Young Adult Hardcover, $17.99, 9780062659002, On Sale January 30, 2018

    Like Vanessa by Tami Charles
    Charlesbridge, Middle Grade Hardcover, $16.99, 9781580897778, On Sale March 13, 2018

    The Astonishing Color of After by Emily X.R. Pan
    Little, Brown Books for Young Readers/Hachette, Young Adult Hardcover, $18.99, 9780316463997, On Sale March 20, 2018

    Hurricane Child by Kheryn Callender
    Scholastic Press Scholastic Press, Middle Grade Hardcover, $17.99, 9781338129304, On Sale March 27, 2018

    The Boy, the Bird, & the Coffin Maker by Matilda Woods
    Philomel Books/Penguin Young Readers, Middle Grade Hardcover, $16.99, 9780525515210, On Sale May 15, 2018

    The Mortification of Fovea Munson by Mary Winn Heider
    Disney Hyperion/Disney Publishing Worldwide, Middle Grade Hardcover, $16.99, 9781484780541, On Sale June 5, 2018

    Booksellers on the Adult Debut panel, chaired by Chris Morrow of Northshire Bookstore in Manchester Center, Vermont, and Saratoga Springs, New York, were:

    Booksellers on the Middle Grade/Young Adult Debut panel, chaired by Christie Olson Day of Gallery Bookshop and Bookwinkle’s Children’s Books in Mendocino, California, were:

    Learn more and sign up for the Winter/Spring 2018 Indies Introduce program here.