Booksellers and Authors to Present the Indies Introduce Adult Debut Titles [5]

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On June 4, Indies Introduce panelists and authors will take part in a special virtual event to present the adult titles chosen for the Summer/Fall 2020 program. Booksellers can register now for the event [7], which will take place on Zoom.

Publishers are once again offering specials on 10 adult titles and 10 kids’ titles [8] chosen by panels of American Booksellers Association member booksellers from across the U.S. as the top debuts of the upcoming publishing season. The Summer/Fall 2020 Indies Introduce program [8] features titles for adults, young adults, and middle grade readers, all publishing between June and October 2020.

A presentation of the kids’ titles will be held during the virtual Children’s Institute program, which will take place July 15-16.

The Summer/Fall 2020 Indies Introduce Adult Debuts to be presented on June 4 are:

A Burning by Megha Majumdar
Knopf, 9780525658696, Hardcover Fiction, $25.95, 6/2/2020

The Second Home by Christina Clancy
St. Martin’s Press, 9781250239341, Hardcover Fiction, $26.99, 6/2/2020

This Little Family by Inés Bayard, Adriana Hunter (trans.)
Other Press, 9781892746870, Paperback Fiction, $15.99, 6/16/2020

Nine Shiny Objects by Brian Castleberry
Custom House, 9780062984395, Hardcover Fiction, $27.99, 6/30/2020

The Beauty in Breaking by Michele Harper
Riverhead Books, 9780525537380, Hardcover Memoir, $27, 7/7/2020

Fresh Water for Flowers by Valérie Perrin, Hildegarde Serle (trans.)
Europa Editions, 9781609455958, Hardcover Fiction, $34, 7/7/2020

The Sirens of Mars by Sarah Stewart Johnson
Crown, 9781101904817, Hardcover Nonfiction, $28.99, 7/7/2020

Crooked Hallelujah by Kelli Jo Ford
Grove Press, 9780802149121, Hardcover Fiction, $26, 7/14/2020

Dancing With the Octopus by Debora Harding
Bloomsbury, 9781635576122, Hardcover Memoir, $26, 9/22/2020

Dear Child by Romy Hausmann
Flatiron Books, 9781250768537, Hardcover Fiction, $25.99, 10/6/2020

Booksellers on the Adult Debut panel who will be appearing at the presentation include:

For stores that have taken part in past Indies Introduce promotions, there’s no need to sign up to take advantage of publishers’ Summer/Fall offers; however, stores that are new to Indies Introduce must complete the Indies Introduce sign-up form [8] by June 15 in order to participate in the program.

To access the list of titles with bookseller blurbs and full details on publishers’ offers, booksellers will need a login name and password (email [16] for login information). Titles are also listed on Edelweiss [17]. The Indies Introduce logo is available for download in the Marketing Assets section [18], which is located under’s “For Booksellers” tab.