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. Booksellers who would like to learn more about pre-orders can check out the presentation from the 2019 ABA Spring Forums: “ABACUS and Pre-Orders: Two Programs You Can’t Do Without.”

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, along with ABA-created "Keep It Local" Pre-Order Shelftalkers. Titles appearing as featured ads in the Indie Next Lists will be noted with: *INL: Month*.

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.

Stores should be sure to note "Limited Supply" or "While Supplies Last" in promo to customers.

* Updated 6/21/19 *

 

JUNE 2019

- On Sale 6/25/2019:

  • The Long Flight Home by Alan Hlad (Kensington, 9781496721679, Hardcover, $26) Added Value: Full color “Inside the Story” companion booklet; available as a downloadable PDF here: https://sites.kensingtonbooks.com/longflighthome/, but as a special offer for indie booksellers, print editions of the booklets are available for give-away in store or as a preorder offer. Request printed booklets in packs of 10 by emailing Vida Engstrand (VEngstrand@KensingtonBooks.com); while supplies last.
     
  • 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 7/2/2019:

  • The Pigeon HAS to Go to School by Mo Willems (Hyperion Books for Children, 9781368046459, Hardcover, 16.99) Added Value: 9-pack of Pigeon school folders for pre-order giveaway; limited supply; order by June 5; max of three packs of folders per store.

- 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); for every signed carton stores will receive a minimum of 5 Beatriz Williams tote bags for giveaway; totes will be mailed separately from books; limited signed quantities and totes available while supplies last; stores will be notified if orders need to be adjusted. *INL: June*

- 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. *INL: May*
  • 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 (William 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:

  • Chances Are... by Richard Russo (Knopf, 9781101947746, Hardcover, $26.95).
  • 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. *INL: June*

AUGUST 2019

- On Sale 8/6/2019:

  • Hollow Kingdom by Kira Jane Buxton (Grand Central Publishing, 9781538745823, Hardcover, $27) Order 5+ HC copies and 1 pre-order kit and receive custom chip bag clips (for pre-order customers). Grand Central Publishing will send a chip clip for every HC ordered above 5 copies up to 10. Max of 10 clips per store. While supplies last. To receive your kit by the on sale date, place kit orders via Edelweiss (Kit ISBN: 9781538717042) by June 21, 2019. Kits will ship by July 8, 2019. *INL: July*

- On Sale 8/27/2019:

  • 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:

  • Butterfly Yellow by Thanhha Lai (HarperCollins, 9780062229212, Hardcover, $17.99) Added Value: 6-copy signed carton (carton ISBN: 9780062955111, $107.94); While supplies last; To receive by the on sale date, place order by 8/9/19.
  • Five Dark Fates (Three Dark Crowns #4) by Kendare Blake (HarperTeen, 9780062686176, Hardcover, $18.99) Added Value: 8-copy signed carton (carton ISBN: 9780062955074, $151.92); While supplies last; To receive by the on sale date, place order by 8/9/19.
  • How To by Randall Munroe (Riverhead Books, 9780525537090, Hardcover, 28).
  • Lalani of the Distant Sea by Erin Entrada Kelly (Greenwillow Books, 9780062747273, Hardcover, $16.99) Added Value: 8-copy signed carton (carton ISBN: 9780062933034, $135.92); While supplies last; To receive by the on sale date, place order by 8/9/19.*KNL: Summer*
  • My Jasper June by Laurel Snyder (Walden Pond Press, 9780062836625, Hardcover, $16.99) Added Value: 6-copy signed carton (carton ISBN: 9780062955050, $101.94); While supplies last; To receive by the on sale date, place order by 8/9/19.
  • The Scarecrow by Beth Ferry, The Fan Brothers (Illus.) (HarperCollins, 9780062475763, Hardcover, $18.99) Added Value: 6-copy signed carton (carton ISBN: 9780062955005, $113.94); While supplies last; To receive by the on sale date, place order by 8/9/19.
  • Three Flames by Alan Lightman (Counterpoint Press, 9781640092280, Hardcover, $25) Added value: signed 12-copy carton; case-quantity order minimum (12); Orders must be received by 7/26/19 to arrive in-store by 8/29/19. *Reminder: pre-approved e/p newsletter co-op available. *INL: July*

- On Sale 9/10/2019:

  • Boundless by R.A. Salvatore (Harper Voyager, 9780062688637, Hardcover, $27.99) Added Value: 6-copy signed carton w/POP (carton ISBN: 9780062962317, $167.94); Limited signed quantities are available while supplies last, publisher will do their best to fulfill demand; Store promo should include "limited supply" notice to customers.
  • The Divers' Game by Jesse Ball (Ecco, 9780062676108, Hardcover, $26.99) Added Value: 6-copy signed carton (carton ISBN: 9780062958334, $155.94); Limited signed quantities are available while supplies last, publisher will do their best to fulfill demand; Store promo should include "limited supply" notice to customers.
  • The Institute by Stephen King (Scribner, 9781982110567, Hardcover, $30)
  • *Added 6/12* Talking to Strangers by Malcolm Gladwell (Little, Brown and Company, 9780316478526, Hardcover, $30) Added Value: Order 5+ HC copies and 1 pre-order kit (9780316428378) and receive enamel pins (for pre-order customers). Little, Brown will send a pin for every HC ordered above 5 copies up to 10; Max of 10 pins per store; While supplies last. To receive your kit by the on sale date, place kit orders via Edelweiss by July 29, 2019. Kits will ship by August 12, 2019. Edelweiss link: https://www.edelweiss.plus/#sku=031642837X&page=1 *INL: August*
  • The Testaments by Margaret Atwood (Nan A. Talese, 9780385543781, Hardcover, $27.95).

- On Sale 9/17/2019:

  • Red at the Bone by Jacqueline Woodson (Riverhead Books, 9780525535270, Hardcover, $26).

- On Sale 9/24/2019:

  • The Dutch House by Ann Patchett (Harper, 9780062963673, Hardcover, $27.99) Added Value: 10-copy signed carton (carton ISBN: 9780062966551, $279.90); Limited signed quantities are available while supplies last, publisher will do their best to fulfill demand; Store promo should include "limited supply" notice to customers. *INL: August*
  • The Water Dancer by Ta-Nehisi Coates (One World, 9780399590597, Hardcover, $28).
  • Year of the Monkey by Patti Smith (Knopf, 9780525657682, Hardcover, $24.95).

OCTOBER 2019

- On Sale 10/1/2019:

  • Cog by Greg van Eekhout, Beatrice Blue (Illus.) (HarperCollins, 9780062686077, Hardcover, $16.99) Added Value: 6-copy signed carton (carton ISBN: 9780062958365, $101.94); While supplies last; To receive by the on sale date, place order by 9/6/19.
  • Dear Sweet Pea by Julie Murphy (Balzer + Bray, 9780062473073, Hardcover, $16.99) Added Value: 8-copy signed carton (carton ISBN: 9780062955029, $135.92); While supplies last; To receive by the on sale date, place order by 9/6/19.
  • The End and Other Beginnings by Veronica Roth (Katherine Tegen Books, 9780062796523, Hardcover, $18.99) Added Value: 8-copy signed carton (carton ISBN: 9780062958327, $151.92); While supplies last; To receive by the on sale date, place order by 9/6/19.
  • Estranged #2: The Changeling King by Ethan M. Aldridge (HarperCollins, 9780062653895, Hardcover, $12.99) Added Value: 6-copy signed carton (carton ISBN: 9780062955036, $77.94); While supplies last; To receive by the on sale date, place order by 9/6/19.
  • Full Throttle by Joe Hill (William Morrow, 9780062200679, Hardcover, 27.99) Added Value: 10-copy signed carton (carton ISBN: 9780062962300, $259.90); Limited signed quantities are available while supplies last, publisher will do their best to fulfill demand; Store promo should include "limited supply" notice to customers.
  • *Added 6/20* F**k, Now There Are Two of You by Adam Mansbach (Akashic Books, 9781617757600, Hardcover, 15.95) Added Value: Indie Exclusive numbered bookplate signed by author and illustrator for pre-order giveaway; 5 copy minimum per store; place your order with Ingram, email your PO#/quantity to info@akashicbooks.com, and receive one signed bookplate per unit (while supplies last); orders due by 8/16/19, bookplates ship by 9/16/20.
  • Thirteen Doorways, Wolves Behind Them All by Laura Ruby (Balzer + Bray, 9780062317643, Hardcover $17.99) Added Value: 6-copy signed carton (carton ISBN: 9780062959478, $107.94); While supplies last; To receive by the on sale date, place order by 9/6/19.

- On Sale 10/8/2019:

  • The Giver of Stars by JoJo Moyes (Pamela Dorman Books, 9780399562488, Hardcover, $27).
  • Grand Union by Zadie Smith (Penguin Press, 9780525558996, Hardcover, $27).

- On Sale 10/15/2019:

  • The Body by Bill Bryson (Doubleday, 9780385539302, Hardcover, $30.00).
  • Olive, Again by Elizabeth Strout (Random House, 9780812996548, Hardcover, $27).
  • A Pilgrimage to Eternity by Timothy Egan (Viking, 9780735225237, Hardcover, $28).

- On Sale 10/22/2019:

  • Agent Running in the Field by John Le Carré (Viking, 9781984878878, Hardcover, $29.00).
  • Edison by Edmund Morris (Random House, 9780812993110, Hardcover, $38.00).
  • Three Days at the Brink by Bret Baier (William Morrow, 9780062905680, Hardcover, $28.99) Added Value: 10-copy signed carton (carton ISBN: 9780062962324, $ 289.90); Limited signed quantities are available while supplies last, publisher will do their best to fulfill demand; Store promo should include "limited supply" notice to customers.

- On Sale 10/29/2019:

  • Penny and Her Sled by Kevin Henkes (Greenwillow Books, 9780062934536, Hardcover, $14.99) Added Value: 8-copy signed carton (carton ISBN: 9780062963918, $119.92); While supplies last; To receive by the on sale date, place order by 10/4/19.

NOVEMBER 2019

- On Sale 11/5/2019:

  • The Accomplice by Joseph Kanon (Atria Books, 9781501121425, Hardcover, 28) Added Value: 10-copy signed carton (carton ISBN: 9781982118822); limited availability, while supplies last—speak to your sales rep for details.
  • Chika by Mitch Albom (Harper, 9780062952394, Hardcover, $23.99) Added Value: 10-copy signed carton (carton ISBN: 9780062960801, $239.90); Limited signed quantities are available while supplies last, publisher will do their best to fulfill demand; Store promo should include "limited supply" notice to customers.
  • The Dinky Donkey by Craig Smith and Katz Cowley (Scholastic, 9781338600834, Paperback, $7.99)
  • Nothing to See Here by Kevin Wilson (Ecco, 9780062913463, Hardcover, $26.99) Added Value: 6-copy signed carton (carton ISBN: 9780062958341, $161.94); Limited signed quantities are available while supplies last, publisher will do their best to fulfill demand; Store promo should include "limited supply" notice to customers.
  • The Revisioners by Margaret Wilkerson Sexton (Counterpoint Press, 9781640092587, Hardcover, $25.00). Added Value: 5/$25 co-op (via PGW/Ingram) with a 5-copy minimum; Orders must be received by 10/1/2019 to arrive by 11/1/19. *Reminder: pre-approved e/p newsletter co-op available.
  • Sofia Valdez, Future Prez by Andrea Beaty (Abrams Books for Young Readers, 9781419737046, Hardcover, $18.99) Added Value: Gift with Preorder available for customer giveaway. Please ask your sales reps about details. *KNL: Summer*
  • The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern (Doubleday, 9780385541213, Hardcover, $28.95) Please ask your sales reps about pre-order promotions by 7/15.

- On Sale 11/19/2019:

  • *Added 6/20* The Queen of Nothing by Holly Black (Little Brown Books for Young Readers, 9780316310420, Hardcover, 19.99) Added Value: Order the 6-copy signed prepack (carton ISBN: 9780316428903) and receive 1 pre-order kit and 6 enamel pins and bookmarks (for pre-order customers). Max of 5 prepacks/30 pins per store. While supplies last. To receive your kit by the on sale date, place prepack orders via Edelweiss by September 13, 2019. Kits will ship by October 1, 2019. Edelweiss link: https://www.edelweiss.plus/#sku=0316428906&page=1.

DECEMBER 2019

- On Sale Date 12/3/2019:

  • 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).

JANUARY 2020

- On Sale Date 1/14/2020:

  • *Added 6/21* Infinity Son by Adam Silvera (HarperTeen, 9780062457820, Hardcover, 18.99) Indie Exclusive Cover Reveal: Visit http://epicreads.com/infinitysonreveal starting Friday, June 28th to sign up and join indie booksellers in sharing the cover exclusively on Wednesday, July 10th. Stores must sign up between Friday, June 28th and Monday, July 8th to participate. All participating stores will be listed on Adam's website as places to pre-order this book.

 

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

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