I'm Indie Bound!

When you have a new novel coming out, you never know what the day will bring. Today I received this extremely cool email:

A wonderful bouquet of nominations has been received for those titles that Indie booksellers will be happily handselling in May and beyond. I'm pleased to inform you that the following St. Martin's Minotaur title has been designated as an Indie Next List Notable for May, and will appear with jacket image and full bookseller quote in a downloadable PDF file to be posted on Bookweb.org.  The bookseller quotes for the Notables titles will also be available as downloadable shelftalkers on Bookweb.org.: THE POACHER'S SON: A Novel, Paul Doiron, 9780312558468, $24.99
Being chosen for the Indie Next List is an incredible honor since the selection depends on the recommendation of independent booksellers. Literally thousands of hardcover novels are published each month, and Indie Bound showcases only 20. (My Yale classmate and drinking buddy Chang-Rae Lee is on the current list for his novel, The Surrendered, which is racking up fantastic reviews.) To think my book was chosen for this list is utterly humbling. The full May Indie Next List is going to appear in the April 1st edition of Bookselling This Week