Pre-order Early, Pre-order Often!

Hello readers!

Pre-orders for books are like opening weekends for movies. You’ve definitely heard us say that before.

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They show publishers how excited you are, drum up early support so publishers know how many books to print, how many to ship, where to ship them. They’re an early indicator of how successful a book might be for a publisher, which tells them that yes, they should get the author under contract for a sequel or shop rights around for a movie adaptation or order more print runs of the author’s backlist. They also tell us these same things, and help us know what books to order more of so that we’re not sold out on the release date and you have to wait three days for our next shipment to come in. They give us support and tell the publishers that you are willing to support us and this book in our store. Pre-orders are one of the most important metrics of publishing, and we’re making pre-ordering easier for you! 

They are even more important during the pandemic, when we’re running on tight margins and trying our best to order only what you will definitely want to read. So here’s our list of upcoming titles that we are excited about–and hopefully you are, too! If you order them through us, by clicking on their titles below, you’ll save 15% (if you order more than 2 weeks before the pub date). And some of them are signed!

Sorrowland, by Rivers Solomon, out May 4th, limited signed copies available!


From the author of An Unkindness of Ghosts and The Deep, Rivers Solomon’s Sorrowland is a genre-bending work of Gothic fiction. Here, monsters aren’t just individuals, but entire nations. It is a searing, seminal book that marks the arrival of a bold, unignorable voice in American fiction.


Fugitive Telemetry, by Martha Wells, out April 27th!

More Murderbot! Need we say more? The New York Times bestselling security droid with a heart (though it wouldn’t admit it!) is back.


While Justice Sleeps, by Stacey Abrams, out May 11th!

From celebrated national leader and bestselling author Stacey Abrams, While Justice Sleeps is a gripping, complexly plotted thriller set within the halls of the U.S. Supreme Court.


The Anthropocene Reviewed, by John Green, out May 18th, limited signed copies available!


A deeply moving and insightful collection of personal essays from #1 bestselling author John Green, adapted from his critically acclaimed podcast. Complex and rich with detail, the Anthropocene’s reviews have been praised as “observations that double as exercises in memoiristic empathy.” John Green’s gift for storytelling shines throughout this artfully curated collection that includes both beloved essays and all-new pieces exclusive to the book.


The Hill We Climb, by Amanda Gorman, out September 21st!

A collection of poetry by presidential inaugural poet Amanda Gorman, including The Hill We Climb, the stirring poem read at the inauguration of the 46th President of the United States, Joe Biden, this collection of the same name reveals an energizing and unforgettable new voice in America poetry.


Aetherbound, by EK Johnston, out May 25th, signed bookplates available!


A thought-provoking new YA space adventure from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Star Wars: Ahsoka. Set on a family-run interstellar freighter called the Harland and a mysterious remote space station, E. K. Johnston’s latest is story of survival and self-determination.


The Chosen and the Beautiful, by Nghi Vo, out June 1st!


Nghi Vo’s debut novel The Chosen and the Beautiful reinvents this classic of the American canon–the Great Gatsby–as a coming-of-age story full of magic, mystery, and glittering excess, and introduces a major new literary voice.


One Last Stop, by Casey McQuiston, out June 1st!

From the New York Times bestselling author of Red, White & Royal Blue comes a new romantic comedy that will stop readers in their tracks… Casey McQuiston’s One Last Stop is a magical, sexy, big-hearted romance where the impossible becomes possible as August does everything in her power to save the girl lost in time.


Ridgeline, by Michael Punke, out June 1st!


The thrilling, long-awaited return of the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Revenant. Throughout this taut saga—based on real people and events—Michael Punke brings the same immersive, vivid storytelling and historical insight that made his breakthrough debut so memorable. As Ridgeline builds to its epic conclusion, it grapples with essential questions of conquest and justice that still echo today.


Animal, by Lisa Taddeo, out June 8th!


Lisa Taddeo illustrates one woman’s exhilarating transformation from prey into predator in Animal, the scorching debut novel from the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller and international phenomenon Three Women, named to more than thirty best-of-the-year lists and hailed as “a dazzling achievement” (Los Angeles Times) and “a heartbreaking, gripping, astonishing masterpiece” (Esquire).


The Hidden Palace, by Helene Wecker, out June 8th, limited signed copies available!


In this enthralling historical epic, set in New York City and the Middle East in the years leading to World War I— the long-awaited follow-up to the acclaimed New York Times bestseller The Golem and the Jinni—Helene Wecker revisits her beloved characters Chava and Ahmad as they confront unexpected new challenges in a rapidly changing human world.


The Maidens, by Alex Michaleides, out June 15th, limited signed copies available!


From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Silent Patient comes a spellbinding tale of psychological suspense, weaving together Greek mythology, murder, and obsession, that further cements “Michaelides as a major player in the field” (Publishers Weekly).


The All-Consuming World, by Cassandra Khaw, out August 17th!

A diverse team of broken, diminished former criminals get back together to solve the mystery of their last, disastrous mission and to rescue a missing and much-changed comrade… but they’re not the only ones in pursuit of the secret at the heart of the planet Dimmuborgir. Cassandra Khaw’s debut novel is a page-turning exploration of humans and machines that is perfect for readers of Ann Leckie, Ursula Le Guin, and Kameron Hurley.


Any Way the Wind Blows, by Rainbow Rowell, out July 6th, limited signed copies available!


New York Times bestselling author Rainbow Rowell’s epic young adult fantasy, the Simon Snow trilogy, continues in Any Way the Wind Blows. In Carry On, Simon Snow and his friends realized that everything they thought they understood about the world might be wrong. And in Wayward Son, they wondered whether everything they understood about themselves might be wrong. In Any Way the Wind Blows, Simon and Baz and Penelope and Agatha have to decide how to move forward. This book is a finale. It tells secrets and answers questions and lays ghosts to rest.


The Adventure Zone: The Crystal Kingdom, by the McElroy Family and Carey Pietsch, out July 13th!

Based on the blockbuster podcast where the McElroy brothers and their dad play a tabletop RPG and illustrated by cartooning powerhouse Carey Pietsch, The Adventure Zone: The Crystal Kingdom takes this #1 New York Times bestselling series to haunting new heights.


She Who Became the Sun, by Shelley Parker-Chan, out July 20th!


To possess the Mandate of Heaven, the female monk Zhu will do anything… Mulan meets The Song of Achilles in Shelley Parker-Chan’s She Who Became the Sun, a bold, queer, and lyrical reimagining of the rise of the founding emperor of the Ming Dynasty from an amazing new voice in literary fantasy.

You can find all of these and more fantastic upcoming titles on the Pre-order page on our website. Send Future You a present!

Happy reading!

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