Indie Booksellers Name the 20 Indies Introduce Debut Titles for Winter/Spring 2019

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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 American Booksellers Association member booksellers from across the U.S. as the top debuts of the upcoming publishing season.

The Winter/Spring 2019 Indies Introduce program features titles for adults, young adults, and middle grade readers, all publishing between January and May 2019.

Katherine Warde of Micawber’s Books in St. Paul, Minnesota, said she was thrilled to have served on the Indies Introduce panel that selected this crop of picks. “The time involved was truly a pleasure. I adore having ‘homework’ that involves reading a book; I’m sure I read much more this summer than I otherwise would have,” said Warde. “I loved talking with the other panelists, sharing my favorite books and hearing what they were passionate about and why. There are so many more good books than the ones we are able to include on the list, but I feel well-prepared to hand-sell my favorites as they come out this spring!”

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 29 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 (e-mail [email protected] for login information). 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 2019 Indies Introduce Adult Debuts are:

The Far Field by Madhuri Vijay
Grove Press, 9780802128409, $27, Hardcover Fiction, 1/15/2019

The Falconer by Dana Czapnik
Atria Books, 9781501193224, $25, Hardcover Fiction, 1/29/2019

Long Live the Tribe of Fatherless Girls: A Memoir by T Kira Madden
Bloomsbury, 9781635571851, $27, Hardcover Nonfiction, 3/5/2019

Lot: Stories by Bryan Washington
Riverhead Books, 9780525533672, $25, Hardcover Fiction, 3/19/2019

Queenie by Candice Carty-Williams
Gallery/Scout Press, 9781501196010, $26, Hardcover Fiction, 3/19/2019

Brute: Poems by Emily Skaja
Graywolf Press, 9781555978358, $16, Paperback Poetry, 4/2/2019

Lights All Night Long by Lydia Fitzpatrick
Penguin Press, 9780525558736, $27, Hardcover Fiction, 4/2/2019

Cape May by Chip Cheek
Celadon Books, 9781250297150, $26.99, Hardcover Fiction, 4/30/2019

Once More We Saw Stars by Jayson Greene
Knopf, 9781524733537, $25, Hardcover Nonfiction, 5/14/2019

Stay Sexy & Don’t Get Murdered: The Definitive How-To Guide by Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark
Forge Books, 9781250178954, $24.99, Hardcover Nonfiction, 5/28/2019

The Winter/Spring 2019 Indies Introduce Young Reader Debuts are:

Nikki on the Line by Barbara Roberts
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, 9780316521901, $16.99, Middle Grade, 3/5/2019

Izzy + Tristan by Shannon Dunlap
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, 9780316415385, $17.99, Young Adult, 3/12/2019

Mostly the Honest Truth by Jody J. Little
HarperCollins, 9780062852496, $16.99, Middle Grade, 3/12/2019

Opposite of Always by Justin A. Reynolds
Katherine Tegen Books, 9780062748379, $17.99, Young Adult, 3/12/2019

XL by Scott Brown
Knopf Books for Young Readers, 9781524766245, $17.99, Young Adult, 3/26/2019

Caterpillar Summer by Gillian McDunn
Bloomsbury Children’s Books, 9781681197432, $16.99, Middle Grade, 4/2/2019

The Devouring Gray by Christine Lynn Herman
Disney-Hyperion, 9781368024969, $18.99, Young Adult, 4/2/2019

White Rose by Kip Wilson
Versify, 9781328594433, $17.99, Young Adult, 4/2/2019

Nocturna by Maya Motayne
Balzer + Bray, 9780062842732, $18.99, Young Adult, 5/7/2019

Kings, Queens, and In-Betweens by Tanya Boteju
Simon Pulse, 9781534430655, $18.99, Young Adult, 5/7/2019

Booksellers on the Adult Debut panel, chaired by Sarah Bagby of Watermark Books & Café in Wichita, Kansas, were:

Booksellers on the Middle Grade/Young Adult Debut panel, chaired by Cathy Berner of Blue Willow Bookshop in Houston, Texas, were: