Indies Introduce

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01 Apr

An Indies Introduce Q&A With Gillian McDunn

Heather Smith of Linden Tree Books calls debut middle-grade title Caterpillar Summer “a masterpiece in gentle sincerity.”

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25 Mar

An Indies Introduce Q&A With Emily Skaja

Erin Ball of Third Place Books said Skaja’s poems in her debut collection Brute “will slice you open to your very soul and then stitch you back together.”
 

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25 Mar

An Indies Introduce Q&A With Scott Brown

Cathy Berner of Blue Willow Bookshop calls XL "a wonderful coming-of-age story with an almost unbelievable premise and a wonderful voice!"

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20 Mar

An Indies Introduce Q&A With Candice Carty-Williams

Myles Mickle of Village Square Booksellers calls Queenie “entertainment that smashes expectations of sexuality, gender, and race."

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15 Mar

An Indies Introduce Q&A With Jody J. Little

Christy McDanold, co-owner of Secret Garden Bookshop, says Mostly the Honest Truth is “an honest and accessible novel about alcoholism for the older elementary reader.”

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08 Mar

An Indies Introduce Q&A with Bryan Washington

Pam Stirling of East Bay Booksellers called the forthcoming Lot: Stories “a brilliant, powerful portrait of a Houston rarely — if ever — seen.”

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07 Mar

An Indies Introduce Q&A with Shannon Dunlap

“Shannon Dunlap’s incredible first novel is a solid reminder as to why I continue to read and sell books on a daily basis,” said Javier Ramirez of The Book Table in Oak Park, Illinois.

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04 Mar

An Indies Introduce Q&A with T Kira Madden

Emilie Sommer of East City Bookshop calls Long Live the Tribe of Fatherless Girls “fierce and unforgettable.”

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04 Mar

An Indies Introduce Q&A with Barbara Carroll Roberts

Nikki on the Line thrums with life, energy, and adolescent self-discovery,” said Heather Smith of Linden Tree Books.

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30 Jan

An Indies Introduce Q&A With Dana Czapnik

Sarah Bagby, owner Watermark Books & Café in Wichita, Kansas, calls The Falconer “a wise and beguiling novel about coming of age in the 1990s.”

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14 Jan

An Indies Introduce Q&A With Madhuri Vijay

“If I read a better novel in 2019, then 2019 will become my favorite year of the 21st century,” said Scuppernong Books owner Brian Lampkin of Vijay’s The Far Field.

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08 Jan

A Q&A With Winter Institute Grand Finale Guests Karen Kilgariff & Georgia Hardstark

The hosts of the hit true crime/comedy podcast My Favorite Murder share the origins of the podcast, talk about its rapid growth, and reveal what they’re reading now.

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01 Nov

An Indies Introduce Q&A With Adam P. Schmitt

Novel’s Nicole Yasinsky, who served on the panel that selected Schmitt’s book, said Speechless “blew me away.”

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24 Oct

Sign Up by October 29 to Get Access to Special Offers on Indies Introduce Debuts

Publishers are offering specials on all 20 Indies Introduce debuts, including titles for adults, young adults, and middle grade readers, all publishing between January and May 2019.

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17 Oct

October 29 Deadline to Sign Up to Take Advantage of Special Offers on Indies Introduce Debuts

Stores should sign up now to gain access to special publisher offers on the 10 adult and 10 children’s debuts selected as part of the Winter/Spring 2019 Indies Introduce program.

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