Action Item: Sign Up for Summer/Fall 2019 Indies Introduce Program [4]

Booksellers attending this year’s BookExpo [6]trade show will have a chance to meet select authors of the 10 adult titles and 10 kids’ titles [7] chosen by panels of American Booksellers Association member booksellers from across the U.S. as the top debuts of the upcoming publishing season as part of the Summer/Fall 2019 Indies Introduce program [7].

II logosThis year, publishers are once again offering specials on the titles chosen for the program, [7] which features adult, young adult, and middle grade titles publishing between June and November 2019. Stores that are new to Indies Introduce must complete the Indies Introduce sign-up form [8] by June 7 in order to participate in the program. For stores that have taken part in past Indies Introduce promotions, there is no need to sign up again to take advantage of publishers’ Summer/Fall offers.

To access the list of titles with bookseller blurbs and full details on publishers’ offers, booksellers will need a BookWeb.org login name and password (e-mail info@bookweb.org [9] for login information). The Indies Introduce logo is available for download in the Marketing Assets section [10], which is located under BookWeb’s ”For Booksellers” tab, and sell sheets will be included in the June Monthly Box mailing. Booksellers can also download the Indies Introduce one sheet and sell sheets for each title [11].

The Summer/Fall 2019 Indies Introduce Adult Debuts are:

In West Mills by De’Shawn Charles Winslow 
Bloomsbury Publishing, 9781635573404, $26, Hardcover Fiction, 6/4/2019

The Travelers by Regina Porter
Hogarth, 9780525576198, $27, Hardcover Fiction, 6/18/2019

Knitting the Fog by Claudia D. Hernández
The Feminist Press at CUNY, 9781936932542, Paperback Memoir, $16.95, 7/9/2019

Late Migrations: A Natural History of Love and Loss by Margaret Renkl
Milkweed Editions, 9781571313782, $24, Hardcover Essays, 7/9/2019

Let’s Hope for the Best by Carolina Setterwall
Little, Brown and Company, 9780316489621, $27, Hardcover Fiction, 7/9/2019

The Lightest Object in the Universe by Kimi Eisele
Algonquin Books, 9781616207939, $26.95, Hardcover Fiction, 7/9/2019

Bloomland by John Englehardt
Dzanc, 9781945814938, $26.95, Hardcover Fiction, 9/10/2019

Threads of Life by Clare Hunter
Abrams Press, 9781419739538, $27, Hardcover Nonfiction, 10/1/2019

Ordinary Girls by Jaquira Díaz
Algonquin Books, 9781616209131, $26.95, Hardcover Memoir, 10/29/2019

On Swift Horses by Shannon Pufahl
Riverhead Books, 9780525538110, $27, Hardcover Fiction, 11/5/2019

The Summer/Fall 2019 Indies Introduce Kids’ Debuts are:

The Grief Keeper by Alexandra Villasante
G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers, 9780525514022, $17.99, Hardcover Young Adult,  6/11/2019

Midsummer’s Mayhem by Rajani LaRocca
Yellow Jacket, an imprint of Bonnier Publishing USA, 9781499808889, $16.99, Hardcover Middle Grade, 6/11/2019

Wilder Girls by Rory Power
Delacorte BFYR, 9780525645580, $18.99, Hardcover Young Adult, 7/9/2019

The Merciful Crow by Margaret Owen
Henry Holt and Co. Books for Young Readers, 9781250191922, $18.99, Hardcover Young Adult, 7/30/2019

Shatter the Sky by Rebecca Kim Wells
Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 9781534437906, $18.99, Hardcover Young Adult, 7/30/2019

Dear Haiti, Love Alaine by Maika Moulite & Maritza Moulite
Inkyard Press, 9781335777096, $18.99, Hardcover Young Adult, 9/3/2019

All the Impossible Things by Lindsay Lackey
Roaring Brook Press, 9781250202864, $16.99, Hardcover Middle Grade, 9/3/2019

Frankly in Love by David Yoon
G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers, 9781984812209, $18.99, Hardcover Young Adult, 9/10/2019

SLAY by Brittney Morris
Simon Pulse, 9781534445420, $18.99, Hardcover Young Adult, 9/24/2019

Emmy in the Key of Code by Aimee Lucido
HMH BFYR/Versify, 9780358040828, $16.99, Hardcover Middle Grade, 9/24/2019

The “Booksellers Present Indies Introduce Authors” event on Thursday, May 30, from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on the Downtown Stage [12] at BookExpo will feature the following Indies Introduce authors:

  • De’Shawn Charles Winslow
  • Regina Porter
  • Margaret Renkl
  • Jaquira Díaz
  • Shannon Pufahl

In addition, the following Indies Introduce authors will join select Indies Choice winners to sign books at the Happy Hour in the ABA Member Lounge [13] on Thursday, May 30, from 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.:

  • De’Shawn Charles Winslow
  • Regina Porter
  • Margaret Renkl
  • Shannon Pufahl
  • Rajani LaRocca
  • Maika Moulite and Maritza Moulite