Pre-Order Calendar

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Pre-orders are becoming an increasingly important way in which books are now sold and marketed, and indie bookstores can and should take part in this growing business. Heavily influenced by television and social media, the months before a title’s publication are critical, and pre-orders are a growing component of a book’s ultimate sales. By working with publishers to take full advantage of pre-order opportunities, indie bookstores can avoid lost sales, lost PR, and lost market share.

Below are some suggested titles that may have good pre-order potential and/or have added value to entice customers to pre-order from their local indie. The list will be updated on a regular basis. When available, titles will link to a page with downloadable digital assets. The list is also available as an Excel Download at the bottom of the page, as well as ABA-created "Keep It Local" Pre-Order Shelftalkers.

Booksellers and publishers are welcome to send pre-order suggestions for this list to preorders@bookweb.org. Publishers should also attach any digital marketing assets available for booksellers to use. ABA has final approval over which titles are included on this list.

* Updated 2/22/19 *

 

FEBRUARY 2019

- On Sale 2/26/2019:

  • The Border by Don Winslow (William Morrow, 9780062664488, Hardcover, $28.99) Added Value: 10-copy signed carton (ISBN 9780062898913); available while supplies last. Please place your order at least one month prior to the on sale date.

  • The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon (Bloomsbury Publishing, 9781635570298, Hardcover, $32.00) Added Value: Offer your customers an exclusive poster signed by the author when they preorder a copy with your store. Submit the quantity of posters that you’d like to receive to your Macmillan rep by January 26, 2019 and Bloomsbury will ship them to your store no later than March 29, 2019. Fulfillment to individual customers will be the responsibility of the bookstore.

MARCH 2019

- On Sale 3/5/2019:

  • Cemetery Road by Greg Iles (William Morrow, 9780062824615, Hardcover, $28.99) Added Value: 10-copy signed carton (ISBN 9780062898906); available while supplies last. Please place your order at least one month prior to the on sale date.

  • The School for Good and Evil #5: A Crystal of Time by Soman Chainani (HarperCollins, 9780062695178, Hardcover, $17.99)Added Value: 8-copy signed carton ($143.92, 9780062895608); available while supplies last; to receive by the on sale date, place order by 2/10/19.

- On Sale 3/12/2019:

  • Bloodleaf by Crystal Smith (HMH Books for Young Readers, 9781328496300, Hardcover, $18.99) Added Value: Signed editions available for order (while supplies last).

  • Heroine by Mindy McGinnis (Katherine Tegen Books, 9780062847195, Hardcover, $17.99) Added Value: 8-copy signed carton ($143.92, 9780062892003); available while supplies last; to receive by the on sale date, place order by 2/18/19.

  • Holy Envy by Barbara Brown Taylor (HarperOne, 9780062406569, Hardcover, $25.99) Added Value: 6-copy signed carton (ISBN 9780062912763); available while supplies last. Please place your order at least one month prior to the on sale date.

- On Sale 3/19/2019:

  • Sweeping Up the Heart by Kevin Henkes (Greenwillow Books, 9780062852540, Hardcover, $16.99) Added Value: 6-copy signed carton ($101.94, 9780062905932); available while supplies last; to receive by the on sale date, place order by 2/25/19.

- On Sale 3/26/2019:

  • The American Agent by Jacqueline Winspear (HarperOne, 9780062436665, Hardcover, $27.99) Added Value: 10-copy signed carton (ISBN 9780062899644); available while supplies last. Please place your order at least one month prior to the on sale date.

  • How to Love a Country: Poems by Richard Blanco (Beacon Press, 9780807025918, Hardcover, $19.95) Added Value: Limited run broadside.

APRIL 2019

- On Sale 4/2/2019:

  • Defy Me by Tahereh Mafi (HarperCollins, 9780062676399, Hardcover, $18.99) Added Value: 8-copy signed carton ($151.92, 9780062895493); available while supplies last; to receive by the on sale date, place order by 3/11/19.

  • Greystone Secrets #1: The Strangers by Margaret Peterson Haddix, Anne Lambelet (Illus.) (Katherine Tegen Books, 9780062838377, Hardcover, $17.99) Added Value: 6-copy signed carton ($107.94, 9780062892041); available while supplies last; to receive by the on sale date, place order by 3/11/19.

- On Sale 4/9/2019:

  • If I Had Two Lives by Abigail N. Rosewood (Europa Editions, 9781609455217, Paperback original, $18.00) Added Value: 26-copy signed carton; must order by carton, minimum order is 1 carton, max is 2; first come, first served; order deadline is 3/1/19.

- On Sale 4/16/2019:

  • The Mister by E.L. James (Vintage, 9781984898326, Paperback, $16.95)

MAY 2019

- On Sale 5/7/2019:

  • The Missing of Clairdelune by Christelle Dabos (Europa Editions, 9781609455071, Hardcover, $20.95) Added Value: Bookmarks and postcards; 4 copy minimum, while supplies last; order deadline is 4/22/19.
  • The Guest Book by Sarah Blake (Flatiron Books, 9781250110251, Hardcover, $27.99). Added Value: Order 5+ HC copies and 1 pre-order kit and receive totes (for pre-order customers) and buttons (for staff). Flatiron will send a tote for every HC ordered above 5 copies up to 15. Max of 15 totes per store. Kit orders are due via Edelweiss (ISBN 9781250256515) by March 27, 2019, and will ship by April 5, 2019.
  • Folded Wisdom: Notes from Dad on Life, Love, and Growing Up by Joanna Guest (Celadon Books, 9781250207791, Hardcover, $20.00) Added Value: Folded Wisdom Event Kit sent to stores upon request, with the purchase of 6+ copies of Folded Wisdom; limit one kit per store; additional supplies available digitally for printing; place order via Edelweiss by March 15th for on-time arrival.
  • The Seven or Eight Deaths of Stella Fortuna by Juliet Grames (Ecco, 9780062862822, Hardcover, $27.99) Added Value: 6-copy signed carton (9780062934956, $167.94); limited signed quantities available while supplies last; stores will be notified if orders need to be adjusted.

- On Sale 5/21/2019:

  • Kingsbane (Empirium Trilogy, Book 2) by Claire Legrande (Sourcebooks Fire, 9781492656654, Hardcover, $18.99) Added Value: Marketing Kit (includes digital marketing assests, standee, 15 chapbooks, and [exclusive to indies] 15 temporary tattoo sheets for pre-order customers); order kit by March 8.

- On Sale 5/28/2019:

  • Stay Sexy & Don't Get Murdered: The Definitive How-To Guide by Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark (Forge Books, 9781250178954, Hardcover, $24.99) Added Value: Kick off your SS&DGM pre‑order campaign and get a FREE authorless event kit! Event kits will ship on March 4, 2019 and include 20 Stay Sexy & Don’t Get Murdered laptop decals for customers who pre-order through your store, 5 buttons for booksellers, 20 magnets for your event and more. While supplies last, order via Edelweiss.
  • Queen Bee by Dorothea Benton Frank (William Morrow, 9780062861214, Hardcover, $27.99) Added Value: 10-copy signed carton (9780062959126, $279.90); limited signed quantities available while supplies last; stores will be notified if orders need to be adjusted.

JUNE 2019

- On Sale 6/4/2019:

  • Escape From the Isle of the Lost by Melissa de la Cruz (Disney-Hyperion, 9781368020053, Hardcover, $17.99)
  • Children of Virtue and Vengeance (Legacy of Orisha #2) by Tomi Adeyemi (Henry Holt & Co. BYR, 9781250170996, Hardcover, $19.99) Added Value: Merchandising and Pre-Order Kit available for free; order through Edelweiss (9781250210548).
  • Fall; or, Dodge in Hell by Neal Stephenson (William Morrow, 9780062458711, Hardcover, $35.00) Added Value: 10-copy signed carton (9780062935014, $350); limited signed quantities available while supplies last; stores will be notified if orders need to be adjusted.

- On Sale 6/11/2019:

- On Sale 6/25/2019:

  • The Snakes by Sadie Jones (Harper, 9780062897022, Hardcover, $26.99) Added Value: 10-copy signed carton (9780062935564, $269.90); limited signed quantities available while supplies last; stores will be notified if orders need to be adjusted.

JULY 2019

- On Sale 7/9/2019:

  • The Golden Hour by Beatriz Williams (William Morrow, 9780062834751, Hardcover, $26.99) Added Value: 10-copy signed carton with promo materials (9780062935007, $269.90); limited signed quantities available while supplies last; stores will be notified if orders need to be adjusted.

- On Sale 7/16/2019:

  • The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead (Doubleday, 9780385537070, Hardcover, $24.95) Added Value: Signed first editions (not tip-ins) and limited edition bookmarks. Promo kit available; ask your sales rep for details for sign-up by 3/20/19.
  • The New Girl by Daniel Silva (HarperCollins, 9780062834836, Hardcover, $28.99) Added Value: 10-copy signed carton (9780062935557,  $289.90); limited signed quantities available while supplies last; stores will be notified if orders need to be adjusted.

- On Sale 7/23/2019:

  • Lady in the Lake by Laura Lippman (Willilam Morrow, 9780062390011, Hardcover, $26.99) Added Value: 6-copy signed carton with promo materials (9780062935021, $161.94); limited signed quantities available while supplies last; stores will be notified if orders need to be adjusted.

- On Sale 7/30/2019:

  • Never Have I Ever by Joshilyn Jackson (William Morrow, 9780062855312, Hardcover, $26.99) Added Value: 6-copy signed carton with promo materials (9780062934994, $161.94); limited signed quantities available while supplies last; stores will be notified if orders need to be adjusted.

AUGUST 2019

- On Sale 8//2019:

  • The Last Widow by Karin Slaughter (William Morrow, 9780062858085, Hardcover, $26.99) Added Value: 10-copy signed carton (9780062935038, $279.90); limited signed quantities available while supplies last; stores will be notified if orders need to be adjusted.

SEPTEMBER 2019

- On Sale 9/3/2019:

  • Five Dark Fates (Three Dark Crowns #4) by Kendare Blake (HarperTeen, 9780062686176, Hardcover, $18.99)

- On Sale 9/10/2019:

  • The Institute by Stephen King (Scribner, 9781982110567, Hardcover, $30.00)
  • The Testaments by Margaret Atwood (Nan A. Talese, 9780385543781, Hardcover, $27.95)

OCTOBER 2019

- On Sale 10/15/2019:

  • The Body by Bill Bryson (Doubleday, 9780385539302, Hardcover, $30.00)

NOVEMBER 2019

- On Sale 11/5/2019:

  • The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern (Doubleday, 9780385541213, Hardcover, $28.95)

 

"Keep It Local" Pre-Order Shelftalkers (multiple designs)

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Date: 
Tuesday, October 23, 2018

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