With the ABA’s Winter Institute covening next week and the full publishing season ahead, today we launch Buzz Books 2018: Spring/Summer and the companion Buzz Books 2018 Young Adult: Spring/Summer. This season’s samplers continue the tradition of helping to share and promote breakout and discovery books across the publishing landscape, each with a wide selection of excerpts.
The consumer editions are available for download now for Amazon Kindle, Barnes & Noble Nook, Apple’s iBooks (where they are being promoted on a number of high-profile pages), and Kobo, among other online retailers, with click-throughs for preorders. (Also all linked at our main Buzz Books website.)
Our full trade editions include marketing and publicity information on all of the titles, along with click-throughs to read or request full digital galleys on most titles. You can download a protected EPUB file of Buzz and Buzz YA directly from our site, or get them through your platform of choice from NetGalley, where our samplers regularly top the most downloaded lists and drive further discovery (available also on Edelweiss).
The free adult ebook features substantial pre-publication excerpts from major authors, including Chris Offutt, with his first novel in 20 years, Country Dark; Ottessa Moshfegh with My Year of Rest and Relaxation; bestselling nonfiction author Sheila Heti’s Motherhood, and Peter Swanson’s thriller All the Beautiful Lies.
Eleven promising debuts include bestselling nonfiction author Aimee Molloy’s forthcoming novel The Perfect Mother, already optioned for film by Kerry Washington. Accomplished comic book writer Charles Soule writes a novel that is part comedy, part thriller, The Oracle Year.
Our nonfiction section is filled with memoir: In The Fox Hunt, Mohammed Al Samawi describes fighting in the Yemeni Civil War before fleeing to the United States while Tessa Fontaine’s The Electric Woman is about running away to join the circus.
The Young Adult Buzz Books edition includes Stephanie Garber’s sequel to her New York Times bestselling debut (Legendary), Meredith Goldstein (Chemistry Lessons), Matt Killeen (Orphan Monster Spy), Farrah Penn (Twelves Steps to Normal), Mary Weber (Reclaiming Shiloh Snow), and more.
Get a jump on Winter Institute by downloading our free Buzz Books collections, and join the viral buzzmaking online at #BuzzBooks2018. Buzz Books are one of our favorite “good for everyone” projects — from authors and publishers to booksellers, librarians and readers — and they are driven by a wide circle of cooperation, enthusiasm and partnership. It starts with the participating authors, agents and publishers, and moves to our ebook distribution partners at Ingram CoreSource (who also produce the limited-edition printed Buzz Books through Lightning Source that lucky booksellers receive through the ABA’s White Box mailing). NetGalley helps drive thousands of downloads and hundreds of reviews through their growing community. This marks our seventh year of spreading the word about exciting new titles. Thanks to all, and enjoy the buzz!