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 and web assets. 

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 8/4/22 *

 

 

 

SEPTEMBER 2022

- On Sale Date 9/1/2022:

  • *Added 7/19/2022* Lost in Time by A.G. Riddle (Head of Zeus, 9781804541760, Hardcover, $24.95) Added Value: signed book plates; Limited quantities available while supplies last, please include "limited supply" notice to customers. Contact your IPG rep (sales@ipgbook.com) for more information.

- On Sale Date 9/6/2022:

  • *Added 7/19/2022* Hooky Volume 2 by Miriam Bonastre Tur (Clarion Books, 9780358693109, Hardcover, $24.99) Added Value: 6-copy signed carton (Carton ISBN: 9780063273634); 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 Pigeon Will Ride the Roller Coaster by Mo Willems (Union Square Kids, 9781454946861, Hardcover, $17.99) Added Value: INDIE EXCLUSIVE! For every 10 books ordered between May 1 – August 2, 2022, stores get one package of 10 Pigeon bumper stickers. Limited to three packs of 10 per participating store. While supplies last.
  • *Added 8/1/2022* Two-Headed Chicken by Tom Angleberger (Walker Books US, 9781536223217, Hardcover, $12.99) Added Value: Indie Exclusive – Stores can order packs of lenticular bookmarks to give to pre-order customers; bookmarks come in packs of 10; please order using the ISBN: 9781536231021.
  • *Added 7/19/2022* The Weight of Blood by Tiffany D. Jackson (Katherine Tegen Books, 9780063029149, Hardcover, $18.99) Added Value: 6-copy signed carton (Carton ISBN: 9780063273580); 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 9/13/2022:

  • *Added 7/19/2022* The Mosquito Bowl by Buzz Bissinger (Harper, 9780062879929, Hardcover, $32.5) Added Value: 6-copy signed carton (Carton ISBN: 9780063281950); 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 7/19/2022* The Stars Did Wander Darkling by Colin Meloy (Balzer + Bray, 9780063015517, Hardcover, $17.99) Added Value: 6-copy signed carton (Carton ISBN: 9780063273566); 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 9/20/2022:

  • Hey, Bruce!: An Interactive Book by Ryan T. Higgins (Disney-Hyperion, 9781368084116, Hardcover, $17.99) Added Value: Order an Indie Exclusive 6-Copy Signed Prepack (Carton ISBN: 9781368089456); Orders due by May 20, 2022; Cartons will ship August 22, 2022. SEE YOUR DISNEY PUBLISHING GROUP OR HACHETTE BOOK GROUP SALES REP FOR MORE INFORMATION. *While supplies last. Limited to 1 carton per participating store.

- On Sale Date 9/27/2022:

  • Loud Mouse by Cara Mentzel and Idina Menzel (Disney-Hyperion, 9781368078061, Hardcover, $17.99) Added Value: INDIE EXCLUSIVE 4-copy signed prepack with special offer: buy 3, get 1 free (carton ISBN: 9781368092753, carton price $53.97); While supplies last, limited to one (1) carton per participating store. Orders due by May 20, 2022; cartons will ship August 24, 2022. See your Disney Publishing Group or Hachette Book Group sales rep for more information.
  • *Added 7/19/2022* Next in Line by Jeffrey Archer (HarperCollins, 9780008526184, Hardcover, $28.99) Added Value: 6-copy signed carton (Carton ISBN: 9780007991945); 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.

 

OCTOBER 2022

- On Sale Date 10/4/2022:

  • *Added 7/19/2022* The Antiracist Kid by Tiffany Jewell (Versify, 9780358629399, Hardcover, $14.99) Added Value: 6-copy signed carton (Carton ISBN: 9780063277151); 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 7/19/2022* The First to Die at the End by Adam Silvera (Quill Tree Books, 9780063240803, Hardcover, $19.99) Added Value: 8-copy signed carton (Carton ISBN: 9780063253865); 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 10/11/2022:

  • *Added 7/19/2022* The Oracle of Maracoor by Gregory Maguire (William Morrow, 9780063094017, Hardcover, $28.99) Added Value: 6-copy signed carton (Carton ISBN: 9780063283053); 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 10/18/2022:

  • *Added 7/19/2022* Demon Copperhead by Barbara Kingsolver (Harper, 9780063251922, Hardcover, $32.5) Added Value: INDIE EXCLUSIVE 6-copy signed carton (Carton ISBN: 9780063282940); 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 8/4/2022* Revenge of the Librarians by Tom Gauld (Drawn & Quarterly, 9781770466166, Hardcover, $24.95) Added Value: Signed 6-packs are available for order now! The special edition has a custom signed bookmark inserted into the library borrowing record pocket on the inside front cover. The signed pack (carton ISBN: 9781770466593) is available for order on Edelweiss (https://www.edelweiss.plus/?sku=1770466592&g=4400) or directly from Macmillan (orders@mpsvirginia.com). *While supplies last. Prepacks not available from Ingram or other sub distributors, order cannot be placed via pubeasy or electronic ordering services other than Edelweiss.

- On Sale Date 10/25/2022:

 

JANUARY 2023

- On Sale Date 1/17/2022:

  • *Added 8/2/2022* I’m No Philosopher, But I Got Thoughts by Kristin Chenoweth (HarperCollins Celebrate, 9781400228492, Hardcover, $22.99) Added Value: 6-copy signed carton (carton ISBN: 9781400238798, $137.94); 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. Edelweiss: https://www.edelweiss.plus/#sku=140023879X&page=1.

- On Sale Date 1/31/2023:

  • The Smallest Spot Of A Dot by Linsey Davis (Zonderkidz, 9780310748809, Hardcover, $18.99) Added Value: 6-copy signed carton (carton ISBN: 9780310141006, $113.94); 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.

 

 

 

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

 

DIY tags: 
Date: 
Tuesday, October 23, 2018

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