Winter/Spring 2024 Indies Introduce Featured Titles

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ABA is proud to announce the titles selected for the Winter/Spring 2024 Indies Introduce program.

Each year, the Indies Introduce program brings booksellers together from across the US for conversation and connection centered around exciting upcoming debut adult, middle grade, and young adult titles.

Adult Panelist Stephanie Skees of The Novel Neighbor in Webster Groves, MO, said, “This experience was such a wonderful display of the uniqueness of our industry. There is nothing I’d rather do than read and discuss books with fellow booksellers who have as much passion for debuts as I do. I can’t wait to hand sell all of these incredible books next year!”

Once again this year, publishers are offering specials on all titles appearing on the lists.

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 2024 offers. However, stores that are new to Indies Introduce must complete the Indies Introduce sign-up form by October 15 in order to participate in the program.

This list is available as a collection on Edelweiss. And, marketing assets for the Winter/Spring 2024 list are available now on

Presentation of the Indies Introduce titles will take place in Cincinnati at Winter Institute in February 2024. 

Here are the Winter/Spring 2024 Indies Introduce Kids’ and Adult Debuts:

Adult Debuts

The Storm We Made by Vanessa Chan
Marysue Rucci Books, 9781668015148, Hardcover Historical Fiction, $27, On Sale: 1/2/2024

The Other Valley by Scott Alexander Howard
Atria Books, 9781668015476, Hardcover Fiction, $27.99, On Sale: 2/27/2024

Nearly All the Men in Lagos Are Mad by Damilare Kuku
HarperVia, 9780063316362, Hardcover Short Stories, $26, On Sale: 3/19/2024

The Emperor and the Endless Palace by Justinian Huang
Mira, 9780778305231, Hardcover Fantasy, $28.99, On Sale: 3/26/2024

The Blue Mimes by Sara Daniele Rivera
Graywolf, 9781644452790, Paperback Poetry, $17, On Sale: 4/2/2024

Women! In! Peril! by Jessie Ren Marshall
Bloomsbury US, 9781639732272, Paperback Short Stories, $17.99, On Sale: 4/2/2024

A Letter to the Luminous Deep by Sylvie Cathrall
Orbit, 9780316565530, Paperback Fantasy, $18.99, On Sale: 4/23/2024

Ocean's Godori by Elaine U. Cho
Hillman Grad Books, 9781638930594, Hardcover Science Fiction, $28, On Sale: 4/23/2024

Cactus Country by Zoë Bossiere
Abrams Press, 9781419773181, Hardcover Memoir, $27, On Sale: 5/14/2024

Out of the Sierra by Victoria Blanco
Coffee House Press, 9781566896535, Paperback History, $17.95, On Sale: 6/11/2024

Kids’ Debuts

That’s Not My Name by Megan Lally
Sourcebooks Fire, 9781728270111, Paperback Young Adult, $11.99, On Sale: 1/2/2024

Shut Up, This Is Serious by Carolina Ixta
Quill Tree Books, 9780063287860, Hardcover Young Adult, $19.99, On Sale: 1/9/2024

Alterations by Ray Xu
Union Square Kids, 9781454945840/9781454945857, Hardcover/Paperback Middle Grade Graphic Novel, $24.99/$14.99, On Sale: 1/30/2024

How the Boogeyman Became a Poet by Tony Keith, Jr.
Katherine Tegen Books, 9780063296008, Hardcover Young Adult Memoir, $19.99, On Sale: 2/6/2024

Daughters of the Lamp by Nedda Lewers
G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers, 9780593619308, Hardcover Middle Grade Fantasy, $18.99, On Sale: 2/20/2024

Snowglobe by Soyoung Park, Joungmin Lee Comfort (Transl.)
Delacorte Press, 9780593484975, Hardcover Young Adult Science Fiction, $20.99, On Sale: 2/27/2024

City Girls by Loretta Lopez
Triangle Square Books for Young Readers, 9781644213421, Hardcover Middle Grade, $17.95, On Sale: 3/12/2024

Olivetti by Allie Millington
Feiwel & Friends, 9781250326935, Hardcover Middle Grade, $17.99, On Sale: 3/26/2024

Continental Drifter by Kathy MacLeod
First Second, 9781250813749, Paperback Middle Grade Graphic Memoir, $14.99, On Sale: 4/2/2024

The Wishkeeper’s Apprentice by Rachel Chivers Khoo
Candlewick Press, 9781536231205, Hardcover Middle Grade Fantasy, $16.99, On Sale: 4/2/2024

Bookseller panelists who served on the adult and kids’ panels include:

Adult Panelists

Chair: Luis Correa, Avid Bookshop, Athens, GA
Kathy Baum, Tattered Cover Book Store, Denver, CO
Paula Farmer, Book Passage, Corte Madera, CA
Frances Metzger, Country Bookshelf, Bozeman, MT
Devon Overley, Loganberry Books, Shaker Heights, OH
Melissa Sagendorph, Harvard Book Store, Cambridge, MA
Stephanie Skees, The Novel Neighbor, Webster Groves, MO

Kids’ Panelists

Chair: Molly Olivo, Child's Play, Washington, DC
Ann Branson, Beach Books, Seaside, OR
Maryan Liban, Cover to Cover Books for Young Readers, Columbus, OH
Andi Richardson, Fountain Bookstore, Richmond, VA
Erin Rivera, The Frugal Frigate, Redlands, CA
Teresa Steele, Old Firehouse Books, Fort Collins, CO
Paul Swydan, The Silver Unicorn Bookstore, Acton, MA