Today we launch our big Buzz Books 2021: Fall/Winter digital sampler, now in its twelfth year. With in-person events still shut down, and digital promotion continuing to take on a central role, we present excerpts from 51 of the most buzzed-about books scheduled for publication this fall and winter in an exclusive, free ebook. It’s all the fun and discovery of a convention floor, in an easy work-from-home package.
Most Publishers Lunch readers will want the trade editions of Buzz Books, which include marketing/publicity and rights information and contacts for all of the titles, plus easy click-throughs to read or request full digital galleys on most titles. Download it from NetGalley or Edelweiss, where our samplers regularly top the most downloaded lists.
The new edition is packed with major bestselling authors as Mitch Albom, Noah Hawley, Natasha Lester, and Richard Osman, along with literary greats Lauren Groff, Ruth Ozeki, Bernhard Schlink and Tiphanie Yanique. Other sure-to-be popular titles are by Patti Callahan, Anna Pitoniak and Shruti Swamy. Nonfiction standouts include Ryan Holiday’s take on courage and the Book of Hope from iconic naturalist Jane Goodall.
Plus, Buzz Books has had a stellar track record with highlighting talented debut authors, and this edition is no exception. Ash Davidson’s Damnation Spring, Julia May Jonas’s Vladimir, and Claire Oshetsky’s Chouette are among the new standouts.
Additionally, after the success of our first two Buzz Books Editors Panels, we are bringing back the virtual event with a brand new slate of titles. Donya Craddock from The Dock Bookshop in Ft. Worth, TX will host (subbing in for Emma Straub). Register now for the panel on May 19 event to hear from editors and their authors as they describe what’s special about these new Buzz Books titles:
Jessamine Chan, THE SCHOOL FOR GOOD MOTHERS (Simon & Schuster). Edited by Marysue Rucci.
James Kennedy, DARE TO KNOW (Quirk). Edited by Jhanteigh Kupihea.
Juhea Kim, BEASTS OF A LITTLE LAND (Ecco). Edited by Sara Birmingham.
Naomi Krupitsky, THE FAMILY (G.P. Putnam’s Sons). Edited by Tara Singh Carlson.
Kirthana Ramisetti, DAVA SHASTRI’S LAST DAY (Grand Central). Edited by Karen Kosztolnyik.
Gayle Jessup White, RECLAMATION: SALLY HEMINGS, THOMAS JEFFERSON, AND A DESCENDANT’S SEARCH FOR HER FAMILY’S LASTING LEGACY (Amistad). Edited by Patrik Bass.
Prepare for the coming season by downloading our free Buzz Books collections, and join the viral buzzmaking on social media at #BuzzBooks2021. 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 and promotion partners. Thanks to all, and enjoy the buzz!