With Book Expo just two weeks away, today we launch Buzz Books 2018: Fall/Winter and the companion Buzz Books 2018 Young Adult: Fall/Winter. As usual, the samplers are the best way to prepare for the season ahead, with substantial pre-publication excerpts from major authors, as well as breakout and discovery books from across the publishing landscape.
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), Google Play, 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 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 a roster of big names, including Barbara Kingsolver, Diane Chamberlain and Jude Devereaux, who breaks away from romance with her first mystery. This season’s collection also highlights a rich selection of highly anticipated follow-ups: Sarah Perry’s Melmoth, a companion to The Essex Serpent; Elizabeth McCracken’s Bowlaway; and Leif Enger’s Virgil Wander. The sixteen debut novels on offer include the highly-touted The Silent Patient by British screenwriter Alex Michaelides, already being adapted for film, and Kathy Wang’s Family Trust.
Our nonfiction excerpts round out the collection, with titles from bestselling novelist and history author Stephen L. Carter and journalist Stephanie Land, whose book Maid is a Book Expo Buzz Editors’ Panel pick. Memoirs on two opposite ends of the spectrum include My Own Devices by rap singer Dessa and Witness: Lessons From Elie Wiesel’s Classroom by Ariel Burger
The Young Adult Buzz Books edition features a variety of genres from fantasy and science fiction to romance and humor. Highlights include: New York Times bestselling author Roshani Chokshi’s fantasy Gilded Wolves; Julie Kagawa’s new adventure Shadow of the Fox; New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Kody Keplinger’s latest That’s Not What Happened; and more. Plus, three of the five Young Adult BookExpo Editors’ Buzz Selections are also included: Girls of Paper and Fire by Natasha Ngan; Sadie by Courtney Summers; and The Similars by Rebecca Hanover.
Prepare for BookExpo, BookCon, and the fall publishing season by downloading our free Buzz Books collections, and join the viral buzzmaking on social media 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. Thanks to all, and enjoy the buzz!