Pre-Order Calendar

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Pre-orders are 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 11/20/19 *

 

 

NOVEMBER 2019

- On Sale 11/19/2019:

  • *UPDATE 11/18* 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. Publisher has become aware of a shipping issue with pre-order kits and is working to still get them to participating stores by the on-sale date. *KNL: Fall*
  • A Warning by Anonymous (Twelve, 9781538718469, Hardcover, $30).

 

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).
  • Supreme Ambition by Ruth Marcus (Simon & Schuster, 9781982123864, Hardcover, $28)

 

JANUARY 2020

- On Sale Date 1/7/2020:

  • A Heart So Fierce and Broken by Brigid Kemmerer (Bloomsbury YA, 9781681195117, Hardcover, $18.99) Added Value: customers can submit their receipt to https://www.formpl.us/form/283916001 will receive the art print.
  • Hunter Killer by Brad Taylor (William Morrow, 9780062886026, Hardcover, $27.99) Added Value: 10-copy signed carton (Carton ISBN: 9780062991263); 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.
  • Night Country by Melissa Albert (Flatiron, 9781250246073, Hardcover, $18.99) Added Value: Signed copies available; ask your sales rep for details; while supplies last.

- On Sale Date 1/14/2020:

  • American Oligarchs: The Kushners, the Trumps, and the Marriage of Money and Power by Andrea Bernstein (W.W. Norton & Company, 9781324001874, Hardcover, $30)
  • *Updated 11/13* Infinity Son by Adam Silvera (HarperTeen, 9780062457820, Hardcover, $18.99) Added Value: 8-copy signed carton (Carton ISBN: 9780062978646) and ind-e-exclusive signed print for pre-order giveaway; While Supplies Last; to receive by the on sale date, place order by 12/13/19. *KNL: Winter.*

- On Sale Date 1/21/2020:

  • American Dirt by Jeanine Cummins (Flatiron Books, 9781250209764, Hardcover, $26.99) Added Value: 10-copy signed carton (Carton ISBN: 9781250752017) and free merchandizing kit available (Kit ISBN: 9781250760883); limited quantity available while supplies last; orders due by November 29, 2019; Kits will ship by January 8. *INL: Dec.*
  • The Hand on the Wall by Maureen Johnson (Katherine Tegen Books, 9780062338112, Hardcover, $17.99) Added Value: 6-copy signed carton (Carton ISBN: 9780062995070); While Supplies Last; to receive by the on sale date, place order by 12/20/19.

- On Sale Date 1/28/2020:

  • Highfire by Eoin Colfer (Harper Perennial, 9780062938558, Hardcover, $19.99) Added Value: 6-copy signed carton (carton ISBN: 9780062991492, $119.94); while supplies last.

 

FEBRUARY 2020

- On Sale Date 2/4/2020:

  • A Good Neighborhood by Therese Anne Fowler (St. Martin's Press, 9781250237279, Hardcover, $27.99) Added Value: Signed copies available; ask your sales rep for details; while supplies last. *INL: Dec.*
  • Here in the Real World by Sara Pennypacker (Balzer + Bray, 9780062698957, Hardcover, $17.99) Added Value: 8-copy signed carton (Carton ISBN: 9780062981141); While Supplies Last; to receive by the on sale date, place order by 1/3/20.
  • Yes No Maybe So by Becky Albertalli (Balzer + Bray, 9780062937049, Hardcover, $18.99) Added Value: 8-copy signed carton (Carton ISBN: 9780062979186); While Supplies Last; to receive by the on sale date, place order by 1/3/20.

- On Sale Date 2/18/2020:

  • *Added 11/20* Little Constructions by Anna Burns (Graywolf Press, 9781644450130, Paperback, $16). *INL: Jan.*

- On Sale Date 2/25/2020:

  • A Home for Goddesses and Dogs by Leslie Connor (Katherine Tegen Books, 9780062796783, Hardcover, $16.99) Added Value: 6-copy signed carton (Carton ISBN: 9780062981134); While Supplies Last; to receive by the on sale date, place order by 1/24/20.

 

MARCH 2020

- On Sale Date 3/3/2020:

  • If We Were Giants by Dave Matthews and Clete Barrett Smith, Antonio Javier Caparo (Illus.) (Disney-Hyperion, 9781484778715, Hardcover, $16.99).
  • The Night Watchman by Louise Erdrich (Harper, 9780062671189, Hardcover, $28.99) Added Value: 6-copy carton Indie Exclusive Edition (Exclusive Edition Carton ISBN: 9780062991157); Exclusive edition is available in limited quantities to Independent Bookstores only. Harper will do our best to meet demand, and if we run short your rep will be in contact with you to adjust your order; exclusive edition includes a letter from the author that details her family's history and the inspiration for this new novel; the letter will be highly designed with full-color border artwork.
  • Separation Anxiety by Laura Zigman (Ecco, 9780062909077, Hardcover, $26.99) Added Value: 6-copy signed carton (Carton ISBN: 9780062992130); 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 11/20* Writers & Lovers by Lily King (Grove Press, 9780802148537, Hardcover, $27). *INL: Jan.*

- On Sale Date 3/10/2020:

  • The Last Odyssey by James Rollins (William Morrow, 9780062892898, Hardcover, $28.99) Added Value: 6-copy signed carton w/ POP (Carton ISBN: 9780062991294); 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 Date 3/17/2020:

  • Dragon Hoops by Gene Luen Yang (First Second, 9781626720794, Hardcover, $19.99) Added Value: 5-copy signed carton (Carton ISBN: 9781250753953) and free merchandizing kit availble (Kit ISBN: 9781250753991); limited quantity available while supplies last.
  • Faith, Family, & The Feast by Kent and Shannon Rollins (Rux Martin/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 9780358124498, Hardcover, $30) Added Value: Participating bookstores will receive up to 50 of Kent's original spice mixes as preorder incentives ($7.99 retail value); number of spice mixes each store will receive is equal to the quantity of books pre-ordered. Kent will do a huge push on YouTube and across social, linking to the pages of participating stores for purchase. To participate, stores must fill out the following form no later than October 14, 2019: https://forms.gle/9hSoFXZnc1DXQXYM6; All book orders must be submitted to HMH by March 1, 2020. See more details one sheet (click title for link).
  • The City We Became by N.K. Jemisin (Orbit, 9780316509848, Hardcover, $28) Added Value: Order the 8-copy signed prepack (carton ISBN: 9780316539463) and receive 1 pre-order kit and 8 enamel pins and bookmarks (for pre-order customers). Limited stock available while supplies last. Orders must be placed through your Hachette sales rep by January 17, 2020. Kits will ship by February 3, 2020. Edelweiss link: https://www.edelweiss.plus/#sku=0316539465&page=1
  • Eight Perfect Murders by Peter Swanson (William Morrow, 9780062838209, Hardcover, $26.99) Added Value: 6-copy signed carton comes with 6 totes for customer giveaway (Carton ISBN: 9780062991287); Limited signed quantities and totes are available while supplies last, publisher will do their best to fulfill demand; Store promo should include "limited supply" notice to customers.

- On Sale Date 3/17/2020:

  • Imagine Me by Tahereh Mafi (HarperCollins, 9780062676429, Hardcover, $18.99) Added Value: 6-copy signed carton (Carton ISBN: 9780062981158); While Supplies Last; to receive by the on sale date, place order by 2/28/20.

 

APRIL 2020

- On Sale Date 4/7/2020:

  • *Added 11/20* Chosen Ones by Veronica Roth (John Joseph Adams Books/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 9780358164081, Hardcover, $26.99) Added value: 6-copy signed carton (Carton ISBN: 9780358405719, order via Edelweiss) and free merchandising kit (Kit ISBN: 9780358414292, order via Edelweiss). Merchandising kits include tabletop easelback, pack of 25 bookmarks, and 6 zippered pouches for giveaway. Signed cartons and kits available while supplies last. Orders due by 1/31/20; kits will ship by 2/28/20.
  • *Added 11/13* Valentine by Elizabeth Wetmore (Harper, 9780062913265, Hardcover, $26.99) Added Value: 6-copy signed carton (Carton ISBN: 9780062994165); 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 Date 4/14/2020:

  • Hell and Other Desinations by Madeleine Albright (Harper, 9780062802255, Hardcover, $29.99) Added Value: 10-copy signed carton (Carton ISBN: 9780062991164); 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.
  • Simon the Fiddler by Paulette Jiles (William Morrow, 9780062966742, Hardcover, $26.99) Added Value: 10-copy signed carton comes with 10 sets of historic sheet music for “Lorena” from 1864, reproduced from the Library of Congress Civil War Sheet Music Collection. (Carton ISBN: 9780062991270); Limited signed quantities and sheet music are available while supplies last, publisher will do their best to fulfill demand; Store promo should include "limited supply" notice to customers.

 

MAY 2020

- On Sale Date 5/5/2020:

  • The One and Only Bob by Katherine Applegate (HarperCollins Publishers, 9780062991317, Hardcover, $18.99).
  • Sweet Sorrow by David Nicholls (Mariner Books, 9780358248361, Paperback, $16.99) Added Value: signed bookplates for pre-order customer giveaway; participating bookstores will receive up to 25 bookplates signed by David Nicholls; sign up to participate by December 4, 2019 at: http://bit.ly/2rbltxa. Edelweiss page: https://www.edelweiss.plus/?sku=0358248361.

- On Sale Date 5/12/2020:

  • Felix Ever After by Kacen Callender (Balzer + Bray, 9780062820259, Hardcover, $18.99) INDIE EXCLUSIVE COVER REVEAL: Tuesday, October 15th; signed 6-copy cartons available while supplies last (Carton ISBN: 9780063013728).

- On Sale Date 5/19/2020:

  • *Updated 11/13* Shakespeare for Squirrels by Christopher Moore (William Morrow, 9780062434029, Hardcover, $28.99) INDIE EXCLUSIVE COVER REVEAL: cover reveal will occur 11/13 between 12:00pm and 3:00pm EST. Added Value: 10-copy signed carton (carton ISBN: 9780063013025) will include ten sheets of glow-in-the-dark stickers of stars and character silhouettes, adapted from the cover art; to be used as a pre-order incentive or a gift-with-purchase. Available while supplies last.

 

JUNE 2020

- On Sale Date 6/9/2020:

  • The Lying Life of Adults by Elena Ferrante (Europa Editions, 9781609455910, Hardcover, $26).

 

 

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

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Tuesday, October 23, 2018

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