The Booksellers Association of the United Kingdom & Ireland Limited

Indie Books of the Month for August announced

01/08/2023
The Booksellers Association has today announced The Dance Deception by Becky Ward as Fiction Book of the Month, and Ten-Word Tiny Tales by Joseph Coelho and Friends as Children’s Book of the Month for August.
 
Independent bookshops around the UK and Ireland will be promoting The Dance Deception and Ten-Word Tiny Tales throughout August on social media and in-store. The Booksellers Association will be supporting the promotion of the Indie Books of the Month through social media and promotional material.
 
Kate Wareing is astonished when she secures a place in a dance competition in which beginners are paired with professionals to compete for a huge cash prize. Initially, she’s matched with gorgeous French dancer Merle, who seems just as keen to work on their chemistry as their routine. But when the competition is rocked by a scandal, she’s forced to switch to a new partner, Aleksis, who is just as devastatingly attractive as Merle – but seems to hate her.
 
With the odds stacked against them, Kate and Aleksis agree to embark on a showmance to try to win over the public. But what happens when Kate’s feelings for her fake boyfriend become all too real? And how far will Merle go to sabotage her chances – both in the competition and in love? The Dance Deception is published by Avon today (1 August) and is available to buy in bookshops now.
 
Becky Ward said: “I love seeing an indie bookshop on the high street. You know you're going to get a unique experience and a personal touch! And on top of that, the support they offer new authors is invaluable for writers like me who are just starting out.”
 
In this unique and magnificent compendium designed to spark the imagination, Joseph Coelho brings us stories of underwater worlds, demon hamsters, bears in outer space, and portals to places unknown, all in just ten words each! Featuring a wealth of talented artists with heritage from all over the world, from the Netherlands to China, Mexico to Iran, each tale has been paired with one of the finest illustrators working today.
 
Ten-Word Tiny Tales is a brilliant merging of pictures and words that will encourage readers to explore the endless possibilities of how a story might unfold. It’s the perfect gift for all those readers to unleash their imaginations. Ten-Word Tiny Tales is published by Walker Books today (1 August) and is available to buy in bookshops now.
 
Joseph Coelho said: “An independent bookshop is a gallery of carefully curated literature, come in and take the art off the walls!”
 
The Indie Book of the Month titles are selected by panels of booksellers from publisher submissions. The Children’s panel for August comprised members from Owl & Pyramid; How Brave is the Wren; Nantwich Bookshop; Four Bears Books; Padstow Bookseller and Wonderland Bookshop. The Fiction panel were from Small City Bookshop; City Books; Goldstone Books and The Berwyn Bookshop.
 
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