In Bookshop's ongoing mission to support voices underrepresented in publishing, we want to spotlight some of our favorite upcoming titles and share why preordering books is important. Publishers prioritize first week sales, so when they see preorder numbers go up, that gives publishers incentive to publish more work by those authors and pay them accordingly. Not to mention that it makes it much more likely that those titles land on bestseller lists, reaching a wider audience in the process.
Advance sales like these provide continued visibility and your financial support helps foster an equitable publishing landscape. And when you keep those orders local, you ensure that community fixtures dedicated to this work, like Bookshop Santa Cruz, can continue operating. Here are some upcoming titles that we are excited about—all available to preorder! Below are some of the most-anticipated fiction, genre, nonfiction, and kids titles by underrepresented voices.