Sign Up Now for the Summer/Fall 2018 Indies Introduce Program

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    Indies Introduce logosAmerican Booksellers Association member stores that are new to the Indies Introduce program must sign up by June 8 to take advantage of publisher 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 Summer/Fall 2018 Indies Introduce program features titles for adults and for middle grade and young adult readers, all publishing between June and November 2018.

    Booksellers will have the opportunity to hear from authors of the Summer/Fall Indies Introduce picks at BookExpo. “Booksellers Present Indies Introduce Authors,” to be held on Thursday, May 31, from 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. on the Downtown Stage at the Javits Convention Center, will feature the bookseller panelists who curated the diverse list of upcoming titles and many of the authors, who will each read a short passage from their debuts and answer a question posed by a panelist. In addition, five Indies Introduce authors will appear at the Celebration of Bookselling Lunch on May 30 and will sign in the ABA Member Lounge later that afternoon.

    For stores that have taken part in past Indies Introduce promotions, there’s no need to sign up to take advantage of publishers’ Summer/Fall offers; however, stores that are new to Indies Introduce must complete the Indies Introduce sign-up form by June 8 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 for login information). The Indies Introduce logo is available for download in BookWeb’s DIY and sell sheets will be included in the June Red Box mailing.

    The Summer/Fall 2018 Indies Introduce Adult Debuts are:

    There There by Tommy Orange
    Knopf, Hardcover Fiction, $25.95, 9780525520375, On Sale June 5, 2018

    Convenience Store Woman by Sayaka Murata, Ginny Tapley Takemori (Trans.)
    Grove Press, Hardcover Fiction, $22, 9780802128256, On Sale June 12, 2018

    The Ruin by Dervla McTiernan
    Penguin Books, Paperback Fiction, $16, 9780143133124, On Sale July 3, 2018

    Poso Wells by Gabriela Alemán, Dick Cluster (Trans.)
    City Lights Publishers, Paperback Fiction, $15.95, 9780872867550, On Sale July 17, 2018

    Jell-O Girls by Allie Rowbottom
    Little, Brown and Company, Hardcover Nonfiction, $28, 9780316510615, On Sale July 24, 2018

    The Incendiaries by R.O. Kwon
    Riverhead Books, Hardcover Fiction, $26, 9780735213890, On Sale July 31, 2018

    I Didn’t Talk by Beatriz Bracher, Adam Morris (Trans.)
    New Directions, Paperback Fiction, $15.95, 9780811227360, On Sale July 31, 2018

    A Key to Treehouse Living by Elliot Reed
    Tin House Books, Hardcover Fiction, $18.95, 9781947793040, On Sale September 4, 2018

    All You Can Ever Know: A Memoir by Nicole Chung
    Catapult, Hardcover Nonfiction, $26, 9781936787975, On Sale October 2, 2018

    Samuel Johnson’s Eternal Return by Martin Riker
    Coffee House Press, Paperback Fiction, $16.95, 9781566895286, On Sale October 9, 2018

    The Summer/Fall 2018 Indies Introduce Middle Grade/Young Adult Debuts are:

    The Bird and the Blade by Megan Bannen
    Balzer + Bray, Young Adult Fiction, $17.99, 9780062674159, On Sale June 5, 2018

    Heartseeker by Melinda Beatty
    G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers, Middle Grade Fiction, $16.99, 9781524740009, On Sale June 5, 2018

    The Cardboard Kingdom by Chad Sell
    Alfred A. Knopf Books For Young Readers, Middle Grade Graphic Novel, $20.99, 9781524719371, On Sale June 5, 2018

    Where the Watermelons Grow by Cindy Baldwin
    HarperCollins, Middle Grade Fiction, $16.99, 9780062665867, On Sale July 3, 2018

    Sea Witch by Sarah Henning
    Katherine Tegen Books, Young Adult Fiction, $17.99, 9780062438775, On Sale July 31, 2018

    Darius the Great Is Not Okay by Adib Khorram
    Dial Books, Young Adult Fiction, $17.99, 9780525552963, On Sale August 28, 2018

    Rule by Ellen Goodlett
    Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, Young Adult Fiction, $17.99, 9780316515283, On Sale September 11, 2018

    The House With Chicken Legs by Sophie Anderson
    Scholastic Press, Middle Grade Fiction, $16.99, 9781338209969, On Sale September 25, 2018

    The Light Between Worlds by Laura E. Weymouth
    HarperTeen, Young Adult Fiction, $17.99, 9780062696878, On Sale October 23, 2018

    Speechless by Adam Schmitt
    Candlewick Press, Middle Grade Fiction, $16.99, 9781536200928, On Sale November 6, 2018

    Booksellers on the Adult Debut panel, chaired by Michael Herrmann of Gibson’s Bookstore in Concord, New Hampshire, were:

    Booksellers on the Middle Grade/Young Adult Debut panel, chaired by Kenny Brechner of Devaney, Doak & Garrett Booksellers in Farmington, Maine, were:

    Learn more and sign up for the Summer/Fall 2018 Indies Introduce program here.