Summer/Fall 2024 Indies Introduce Featured Titles

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ABA is proud to announce the titles selected for the Summer/Fall 2024 Indies Introduce program.

Each year, the Indies Introduce program brings booksellers together from across the US for conversation and connection centered around exciting upcoming debut adult, middle grade, and young adult titles.

Kids' Panelist Katie Pionk of McLean & Eakin Booksellers in Petoskey, MI, said, "Indies Introduce has been one of the most fun 'extras' I've gotten to do in my five years as a bookseller. It was nothing at all like how I imagined it would be, and there is lots of reading involved, but you get to meet and collaborate with some really cool booksellers, read a bunch of genres you probably wouldn't have picked up on your own, and in the end make some lucky authors very, very happy and be part of their publishing journey, which is beyond cool."

Adult Panelist Matt Aragon - Shafi of West Side Books & Curios in Denver, CO, said, "Being a part of Indies Introduce made me feel good about reading again. I used to look at ARCs and get overwhelmed and let them pile up. This group showed me that I can still enjoy reading and that I value the opinions and decisions made by my fellow book people."

Once again this year, publishers are offering specials on all titles appearing on the lists.

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 2024 offers. However, stores that are new to Indies Introduce must complete the Indies Introduce sign-up form by June 3 in order to participate in the program.

This list is available as a collection on Edelweiss. And, marketing assets for the Summer/Fall 2024 list are available now on

The Indies Introduce Kids' titles will be presented at Children's Institute on Tuesday, June 11. The presentation will be recorded and posted on BookWeb in the weeks after the event.

New this season: Indies Introduce bookseller and author interviews will be posted on ABA's BookED podcast! Keep an eye on BTW for more information.

Here are the Summer/Fall 2024 Indies Introduce Kids’ and Adult Debuts:

Adult Debuts

The Ballad of Jacquotte Delahaye by Briony Cameron
Atria Books, 9781668051023, Hardcover Historical Fiction, $28.99, On Sale: 6/4/2024

Swift River by Essie Chambers
Simon & Schuster, 9781668027912, Hardcover Fiction, $27.99, On Sale: 6/4/2024

The Stars Too Fondly by Emily Hamilton
Harper Voyager, 9780063320819, Paperback Fantasy/Romance, $18.99, On Sale: 6/11/2024

Zan: Stories by Suzi Ehtesham-Zadeh
Dzanc Books, 9781950539932, Paperback Short Stories, $17.95, On Sale: 6/11/2024

Masquerade by O.O. Sangoyomi
Forge Books, 9781250904294, Hardcover Mythology/Historical Fiction, $27.99, On Sale: 7/2/2024

Midnight Rooms by Donyae Coles
Amistad, 9780063228092, Hardcover Fiction, $28, On Sale: 7/2/2024

The Dallergut Dream Department Store by Miye Lee
Hanover Square Press, 9781335081179, Hardcover Fiction, $21.99, On Sale: 7/9/2024

The Truth According to Ember by Danica Nava
Berkley, 9780593642603, Paperback Romance, $19, On Sale: 8/6/2024

American Teenager: How Trans Kids Are Surviving Hate and Finding Joy in a Turbulent Era by Nico Lang
Abrams Press, 9781419773822, Hardcover Nonfiction, $30, On Sale: 10/8/2024

Only Here, Only Now by Tom Newlands
HarperVia, 9780063393455, Hardcover Fiction, $28.99, On Sale: 11/12/2024

Kids’ Debuts

Looking for Smoke by K. A. Cobell
Heartdrum, 9780063318670, Hardcover Young Adult Thriller, $19.99, On Sale: 6/4/2024

Now, Conjurers by Freddie Kölsch
Union Square & Co., 9781454951599, Hardcover Young Adult Horror, $19.99, On Sale: 6/4/2024

The Spindle of Fate by Aimee Lim
Feiwel & Friends, 9781250886194, Hardcover Middle Grade Fantasy, $17.99, On Sale: 6/4/2024

Six More Months of June by Daisy Garrison
Flatiron Books, 9781250348654/9781250348678, Hardcover/Paperback Young Adult Contemporary Romance, $23.99/$13.99, On Sale: 6/11/2024

Breaking into Sunlight by John Cochran
Algonquin Young Readers, 9781523527298, Hardcover Middle Grade Contemporary, $17.99, On Sale: 6/18/2024

The Ghostkeeper by Johanna Taylor
G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers, 9780593526668, Paperback Young Adult Graphic Novel, $17.99, On Sale: 7/23/2024

The Great Cool Ranch Dorito in the Sky by Josh Galarza
Henry Holt and Co. (BYR), 9781250907714, Hardcover Young Adult Contemporary, $19.99, On Sale: 7/23/2024

The Lonely Below by g. haron davis
Scholastic Press, 9781338825121, Hardcover Middle Grade Horror, $14.99, On Sale: 8/6/2024

The Pumpkin Princess and the Forever Night by Steven Banbury
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, 9780316572996, Paperback Middle Grade Fantasy & Magic, $8.99, On Sale: 9/3/2024

Tangleroot by Kalela Williams
Feiwel & Friends, 9781250880666, Hardcover Young Adult Mystery, $19.99, On Sale: 10/15/2024

Bookseller panelists who served on the adult and kids’ panels include:

Adult Panelists
Chair: Lisa Swayze, Buffalo Street Books, Ithaca, NY
Matt Aragon - Shafi, West Side Books & Curios, Denver, CO
Arden Harris, A Seat at the Table Books, Elk Grove, CA
Kelly Evert, Village Books & Paper Dreams, Bellingham, WA
Steve Iwanski, Charter Books, Newport, RI
Kristin Saner, Fables Books, Goshen, IN
Preet Singh, Eagle Eye Book Shop, Decatur, GA
Mary Taris, Strive Bookstore, Minneapolis, MN

Kids’ Panelists
Chair: Holly Weinkauf, Red Balloon Bookshop, St. Paul, MN
Kromeklia Bryant, Solid State Books, Washington, DC
Sally Sue Lavigne, The Storybook Shoppe, Bluffton, SC
Donna Liu, Kepler's Books, Menlo Park, CA
Katie Pionk, McLean & Eakin Booksellers, Petoskey, MI
Lily Taliaferro, Eagle Harbor Book Company, Bainbridge Island, WA
Emmy Widener, Changing Hands, Tempe, AZ