Indies First Author & Illustrator Registry

    Welcome, authors and illustrators –

    Indies First, the campaign of authors, publishers, and readers celebrating independent bookstores and local communities, kicks off on Small Business Saturday, November 26. Events and festivities, many of them featuring authors as guest booksellers, will be held in hundreds of independent bookstores across the country. (An archive of previous spokespeoples' letters to authors about volunteering for Indies First is here.)

    ABA is pleased to announce that Lena Dunham is the 2016 Indies First spokesperson. Read her open letter here. Lena will volunteering at Book Soup in Los Angeles on November 26.

    If you would like a store to contact to about volunteering for an Indies First activity, please complete the form below. Names will remain in the registry for all future Indies First events. (You may, of course, contact your local indie directly rather than sign-up on the registry.)

    A major component of Indies First is authors linking to local bookstores, or to, for book sales. Visit the store locator to find an indie near you; contact the store for instructions on how to link to its website for book sales.

    Booksellers will contact you by your preferred method. There is no obligation for you to volunteer at or partner with a store that may contact you, and there is no guarantee that a store will contact you.

    Contact if you wish to be removed from the registry.

    Use two character abbreviations. (ie. AK, AL)
    Preferred Contact Method
    You must enter a contact method to be included on the author/illustrator index.
    Please include an email address, phone number, facebook URL, or other single preferred method of contact.