American Booksellers Association member stores that are new to the Indies Introduce program must sign up by October 30 to take advantage of publisher specials on 10 adult titles and 10 children’s titles chosen by panels of booksellers from across the U.S. as the top debuts of the upcoming publishing season.
To promote and celebrate the Indies Introduce program, ABA has partnered with the Authors Guild on an initiative to pair debut Indies Introduce authors with established authors for events in the author’s home area.
The events — each of which will include a conversation and a book signing — kicked off on Tuesday, October 24, at Little Shop of Stories in Decatur, Georgia, with Angie Thomas (The Hate U Give, Balzer + Bray) and Summer/Fall 2017 Indies Introduce author Nic Stone (Dear Martin, Crown Books for Young Readers).
Two additional events taking place on Sunday, October 29, will feature Esmé Weijun Wang (The Border of Paradise, Unnamed Press) and Summer/Fall 2017 Indies Introduce author Margaret Wilkerson Sexton (A Kind of Freedom, Counterpoint) at Book Passage in Corte Madera, California, and Rachel Vail (Well That Was Awkward, Viking Books for Young Readers; Justin Case, Macmillan) and Summer/Fall 2017 Indies Introduce author Karina Yan Glaser (The Vanderbeekers of 141st Street, HMH Books for Young Readers) at Bank Street Bookstore in New York City.
Booksellers can sign up now to take advantage of publisher offers as part of the Winter/Spring 2018 Indies Introduce program, which features a list of titles for adult, middle grade, and young adult readers, all publishing between January and June 2018. Stores that have taken part in past Indies Introduce promotions do not need to sign up again to take advantage of publishers’ Winter/Spring offers.
To access the list of titles with bookseller blurbs and full details on publishers’ offers, booksellers will need a BookWeb.org login name and password (contact email@example.com for login information). The Indies Introduce logo is available for download in BookWeb’s DIY and sell sheets were included in the October Red Box mailing.
An archive of Indies Introduce author interviews is also available from Bookselling This Week to help ABA members promote current and past Indies Introduce picks. Stores are welcome to adapt these interviews or run them as is in store newsletters, on blogs, etc.; booksellers are encouraged to let ABA know if they do.
Sign up for the Winter/Spring 2018 Indies Introduce program now.