Indies First on Small Business Saturday


N.K. Jemisin Named 2019 Indies First Spokesperson

The author of the Broken Earth series and How Long ’til Black Future Month? will be promoting this year’s celebration of Indies First, which takes place on Small Business Saturday, November 30.

On Wednesday, August 14, the American Booksellers Association announced that science fiction and fantasy writer N.K. Jemisin will serve as the 2019 spokesperson for Indies First, the national campaign of activities and events in support of independent bookstores, which takes place on Small Business Saturday, the weekend after Thanksgiving.

In a video created to promote the event, New York Times bestselling author Jemisin encourages viewers to visit their local indie bookstores on November 30 in honor of Indies First/Small Business Saturday.

Jemisin, who is published by Hachette Book Group’s Orbit imprint, is the first author in history to win three consecutive Hugo Awards for Best Novel, all for her Broken Earth trilogy. She is also the winner of the Locus Award for Best First Novel and the Sense of Gender Award for The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms, the first volume in her Inheritance Trilogy. 

In November 2018, Jemisin published How Long ’til Black Future Month?, a collection of short stories that sharply examine modern society with thought-provoking narratives of destruction, rebirth, and redemption.