With Winter Institute kicking off next week, today we launch Buzz Books 2019: Spring/Summer and the companion Buzz Books 2019: Young Adult Spring/Summer. For the first time since we launched Buzz Books almost seven years ago, creating the industry’s most successful preview/sampler line, we have revamped our look with fresh, bright cover designs. Inside you’ll still find substantial pre-publication excerpts from major authors, as well as breakout and discovery books from across the publishing landscape. It’s already getting attention from the AP, the Washington Post, the New York Times, US News, and more.
The consumer editions are available for download now for Amazon Kindle, Barnes & Noble Nook, Apple’s iBooks, 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 to read on your platform of choice from NetGalley, where our samplers regularly top the most downloaded lists and drive further discovery, along with hundreds of reviews (available also on Edelweiss).
The free adult ebook features such well-known authors as Cecelia Ahern, T.C. Boyle, Liv Constantine, Karl Marlantes, and Nell Zink. Plus, this season’s collection also highlights promising debuts from Sarah Blake, Juliet Grames, and Ocean Vuong. Nonfiction excerpts round out the collection, with titles from Valerie Jarrett, Moby, Tan France, and more.
The Young Adult Buzz Books edition features a mix of fantasy and lighter fare. Highlights include Ian Doescher’s William Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Mean Girls, Gaby Dunn and Allison Raskin’s Please Send Help, David Elliott’s Voices, and more. (Download it now on Amazon Kindle, Barnes & Noble Nook, Apple’s iBooks, Google Play, Kobo, or Netgalley.)
Plus, both editions begin with an exhaustive season preview that provides a complete look at the titles to come. Prepare for Winter Institute, ALA Midwinter, and the spring publishing season by downloading our free Buzz Books collections, and join the viral buzzmaking on social media at #BuzzBooks2019. 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 via 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!