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, 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 4/18/19 *

 

APRIL 2019

MAY 2019

- On Sale 5/7/2019:

  • Broken Throne: A Red Queen Collection by Victoria Aveyard (HarperTeen, 9780062423023, Hardcover, $19.99) Added Value: 6-copy signed carton (carton ISBN: 9780062916945); While supplies last; To receive by the on sale date, place order by 4/12/19.
  • Endling #2: The First by Katherine Applegate (HarperCollins, 9780062335562, Hardcover, $17.99) Added Value: 8-copy signed carton (carton ISBN: 9780062916990); While supplies last; To receive by the on sale date, place order by 4/12/19.
  • Finding Orion by John David Anderson (Walden Pond Press, 9780062643896, Hardcover, $16.99) Added Value: 6-copy signed carton (carton ISBN: 9780062917126); While supplies last; To receive by the on sale date, place order by 4/12/19.
  • 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 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.
  • Just Jaime by Terri Libenson (alzer + Bray, 9780062851062, Hardcover, $12.99) Added Value: 12-copy signed carton (carton ISBN: 9780062915511); While supplies last; To receive by the on sale date, place order by 4/12/19.
  • Lambslide by Ann Patchett (HarperCollins, 9780062883384, Hardcover, $18.99) Added Value: 8-copy signed carton with sticker sheets for giveaway (carton ISBN: 9780062934529); While supplies last; To receive by the on sale date, place order by 4/12/19.
  • 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.
  • With the Fire on High by Elizabeth Acevedo (HarperTeen, 9780062662835, Hardcover, $17.99) Added Value: 8-copy signed carton (carton ISBN: 9780062917171); While supplies last; To receive by the on sale date, place order by 4/12/19.
  • A Wolf Called Wander by Rosanne Parry (Greenwillow Books, 9780062895936, Hardcover, $16.99) Added Value: 6-copy signed carton (carton ISBN: 9780062916808); While supplies last; To receive by the on sale date, place order by 4/12/19.

- On Sale 5/14/2019:

  • There’s Something About Sweetie by Sandhya Menon (Simon Pulse, 9781534416789, Hardcover, $18.99). Added Value: A 9-copy signed floor display (order via Edelweiss: 9781534446946, $170.91). Indie-exclusive display includes 9 signed copies of There’s Something About Sweetie (companion novel to When Dimple Met Rishi). Available while supplies last.

- On Sale 5/21/2019:

  • Bunnicula: 40th Anniversary Deluxe Edition by James Howe (Atheneum, 9781534435933, Paperback, $10.99). Added Value: Indie-exclusive signed 6-copy counter display (9781534447509, $65.94) and signed 10-copy carton pack (9781534447516, $109.90). This special deluxe edition, in honor of the 40th anniversary of Bunnicula, has a fuzzy red cover and loads of bonus content! Available while supplies last.
  • 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.
  • Let Me Hear a Rhyme by Tiffany D. Jackson (Katherine Tegen Books, 9780062840325, Hardcover, $17.99) Added Value: 8-copy signed carton (carton ISBN: 9780062917058); While supplies last; To receive by the on sale date, place order by 4/26/19.

- 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)
  • 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.
  • The Rest of the Story by Sarah Dessen (Balzer + Bray, 9780062933621, Hardcover, $19.99) Added Value: 8-copy signed carton (carton ISBN: 9780062937452); While supplies last; To receive by the on sale date, place order by 5/10/19.
  • This Time Will Be Different by Misa Sugiura (HarperTeen, 9780062473448, Hardcover, $17.99) Added Value: 6-copy signed carton (carton ISBN: 9780062931924); While supplies last; To receive by the on sale date, place order by 5/10/19.

- On Sale 6/11/2019:

- On Sale 6/18/2019:

  • *Updated 4/18* How to Read a Book by Kwame Alexander (HarperCollins, 9780062307811, Hardcover, $17.99) Added Value: 8-copy signed carton (carton ISBN: 9780062916358); While supplies last; To receive by the on sale date, place order by 5/24/19.

- On Sale 6/25/2019:

  • The Long Flight Home by Alan Hlad (Kensington, 9781496721679, Hardcover, $26.00) 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 7/9/2019:

  • 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. *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) Please ask your sales reps about pre-order promotions.
  • 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:

  • *Added 4/18* 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.

- 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) Please ask your sales reps about pre-order promotions.
  • 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.
  • 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, $25.00) 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.

- 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, $30.00)
  • The Testaments by Margaret Atwood (Nan A. Talese, 9780385543781, Hardcover, $27.95) Please ask your sales reps about pre-order promotions.

- On Sale 9/17/2019:

  • Red at the Bone by Jacqueline Woodson (Riverhead Books, 9780525535270, Hardcover, 26) Please ask your sales reps about pre-order promotions.

- 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.
  • The Water Dancer by Ta-Nehisi Coates (One World, 9780399590597, Hardcover, 28) Please ask your sales reps about pre-order promotions.
  • Year of the Monkey by Patti Smith (Knopf, 9780525657682, Hardcover, 24.95) Please ask your sales reps about pre-order promotions.

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.
  • 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.
  • You Don't Know Me: The Incarcerated Women of York Prison Voice Their Truths edited by Wally Lamb (Counterpoint Press, 9781640092389, Hardcover, $26.00). Added value: signed 12-copy carton; case-quantity order minimum (12); Orders must be received by 8/9/19 to arrive in-store by 9/27/19. *Reminder: pre-approved e/p newsletter co-op available.

- On Sale 10/8/2019:

  • The Giver of Stars by JoJo Moyes (Pamela Dorman Books, 9780399562488, Hardcover, 27) Please ask your sales reps about pre-order promotions.
  • Grand Union by Zadie Smith (Penguin Press, 9780525558996, Hardcover, 27) Please ask your sales reps about pre-order promotions.

- 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) Please ask your sales reps about pre-order promotions.
  • A Pilgrimage to Eternity by Timothy Egan (Viking, 9780735225237, Hardcover, 28) Please ask your sales reps about pre-order promotions.
  • The Body by Bill Bryson (Doubleday, 9780385539302, Hardcover, $30.00)

- On Sale 10/22/2019:

  • Agent Running in the Field by John Le Carré (Viking, 9781984878878, Hardcover, $29.00) Please ask your sales reps about pre-order promotions.
  • Edison by Edmund Morris (Random House, 9780812993110, Hardcover, $38.00) Please ask your sales reps about pre-order promotions.
  • 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:

  • 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.
  • The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern (Doubleday, 9780385541213, Hardcover, $28.95) Please ask your sales reps about pre-order promotions.

DECEMBER 2019

- On Sale Date TK:

  • 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).

 

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

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Tuesday, October 23, 2018

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