Summer/Fall 2018 Indies Introduce Titles Announced, Sign-up Opens

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Indies Introduce logosPublishers 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 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.

Nancy Baenen of Arcadia Books in Spring Green, Wisconsin, served on the bookseller panel that selected the 10 children’s debuts. “Being part of the Indies Introduce panel was a really wonderful experience as both a bookseller and the children’s book buyer for our store,” said Baenen. “I really enjoyed hearing the other panelists’ opinions, especially the impassioned pleas for a title they’d ‘die on the hill’ for. It is a time commitment, but your reward is learning about another facet of the publishing world and the opportunity to get the best books into the hands of readers.”

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.