Our two new free Buzz Books: Fall/Winter samplers of exclusive pre-publication excerpts got off to a strong start yesterday, with thousands of downloads, many appreciative reviews already pouring in at NetGalley (“This is a fantastic resource for all serious readers”; “This is a gift from the book gods.”; “Reading the Buzz Books is like a gourmet tasting menu of bookish delights. Excuse the hyperbole, I’m a little giddy from reading so many teases of stories that I absolutely want to read.”); and lots of activity on social media, including boosts from some of our most-followed authors, including actor Mara Wilson […]
It’s hard to believe that it has been 5 years since since we published our first free Buzz Books ebook anthology, shortly before BEA, and today we are proud to release two new collections, Buzz Books 2016: Fall/Winter with substantial pre-publication excerpts from 40 highly anticipated adult titles, and Buzz Books 2016 YA, with another 20 great young adult excerpts. We invented these samplers as a way of amplifying the “buzz books” concept beyond the limitations of a few convention speaking slots, and to give showgoers some direct experience with the text (rather than just the promotion). We were also anticipating […]
For those who are making the journey to Chicago, BEA is early this year — running May 11 through May 13 — and as usual, navigating the schedule of events can be a challenge. Back by popular demand, we have prepared our handy day-by-day, hour-by-hour spreadsheet that puts all of the various BEA events, sessions and key signings in one place. Go to publun.ch/BEA16sched to view our master schedule (which we will continue to update with any last-minute announcement).
Book Expo America named the titles to be featured on the three Editors’ Buzz panels at the show in May. The adult panel will feature 4 debut novels (the most since 2011, when 5 fiction debuts were featured) and one work of nonfiction: Another Day in the Death of America, Gary Younge (Nation Books) Darktown, Thomas Mullen (37 Ink) History of Wolves, Emily Fridlund (Grove Atlantic) Little Deaths, Emma Flint (Hachette Books) The Mothers, Brit Bennett (Riverhead) The Nix, Nathan Hill (Knopf) Young Adult Caraval, Stephanie Garber (Flatiron Books) Stalking Jack the Ripper, Kerri Maniscalco (Jimmy Patterson) Rani Patel In Full Effect, Sonia Patel (Cinco Puntos Press) Spontaneous, Aaron Starmer (Dutton Children’s) […]
BEA announced the featured speakers for the Thursday Adult Book & Author Breakfast on May 12: Sebastian Junger (Tribe: On Homecoming and Belonging), Colson Whitehead (The Underground Railroad), and Louise Penny (A Great Reckoning) will speak about their forthcoming books, with comedian and journalist Faith Salie of NPR’s Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me! and CBS News Sunday Morning as master of ceremonies. The NYT Magazine profiles Spiegel & Grau editor Chris Jackson and how he “is building a black literary movement.” They write: “Over the last decade and a half, Jackson has ushered into being the works of category-defying novelists like Victor LaValle and […]
John Joseph Adams will join Houghton Mifflin Harcourt as editor at large, running the company’s new science fiction & fantasy line under the John Joseph Adams/HMH banner. The first three titles in the line — reissued print versions of Hugh Howey’s SHIFT, DUST, and BEACON 23 — will be published in February simultaneously as hardcovers and trade paperbacks (Howey will continue to publish the ebook editions.) HMH svp, publisher Bruce Nichols said in the announcement: “Science fiction and fantasy have been among the most exciting and creative literary genres in recent years. This fall, we added the first-ever BEST AMERICAN […]