Free Buzz Books Sampler Features Top Spring/Summer Titles [5]

This week, Publishers Lunch released Buzz Books 2013: Spring/Summer [6], a free e-book of pre-publication excerpts from 28 highly anticipated books set to go on sale between March and July. Close to half of the excerpts (11 titles) will also be featured at this month’s Winter Institute [7].

[6]Buzz Books 2013 is offered in consumer, international, and trade editions. The trade edition — found at PublishersMarketplace.com [6] and through NetGalley [8] — features extensive trade information for each title. Full digital galleys for most titles are also available to the trade on request from NetGalley, via click-throughs in the trade edition.

In addition to the e-version of Buzz Books, ABA member booksellers will have access to a 480-page printed galley, complete with color jackets. Copies will be sent in the March White Box mailing and will be available in the Winter Institute’s Galley Room.

The free consumer edition of Buzz Books is available in the U.S. on all major e-book platforms, including Kobo [9] and from retailers served by Ingram. It includes an extensive overview of the spring/summer publishing season, with more than 100 titles to look out for, and click-throughs to pre-order or buy the full books on major platforms.

Website banners and instructions for promoting free downloads from IndieCommerce sites are available on the IndieCommerce.com Promotions page [10].

Publishers Lunch founder Michael Cader noted that pairing Buzz Books with the Winter Institute reinforces Wi8 as a “launch point” for notable spring/summer releases and provides substantial samples to booksellers who are unable to attend the event in Kansas City, Missouri.

 Buzz Books 2013 includes excerpts from:

  • Ruth Ozeki, A Tale for the Time Being (Viking)
  • Chip Heath and Dan Heath, Decisive (Crown Archetype)
  • Therese Fowler, Z (St. Martin’s)
  • Kate Atkinson, Life After Life (Little, Brown)
  • Daniel Post Senning, Emily Post’s Manners in a Digital Age (Open Road)
  • Meg Wolitzer, The Interestings (Riverhead)
  • Wendy Moore, How to Create the Perfect Wife (Basic Books)
  • Laura Lee Smith, Heart of Palm (Grove Press)
  • Michael Pollan, Cooked  (Penguin)
  • Helene Wecker, The Golem and the Jinni (HarperCollins)
  • Dr. Laura Bates, Shakespeare Saved My Life (Sourcebooks)
  • Joe Hill, NOS4A2 (William Morrow)
  • Anthony Marra, A Constellation of Vital Phenomena (Hogarth)
  • Cathie Pelletier, The One-Way Bridge (Sourcebooks)
  • Rory Freedman, Beg (Running Press)
  • NoViolet Bulawayo, We Need New Names (Little, Brown)
  • Benjamin Percy, Red Moon (Grand Central)
  • Derek Miller, Norwegian By Night (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)
  • Philipp Meyer, The Son (Ecco)
  • Anton DiSclafani, The Yonahlossee Riding Camp for Girls  (Riverhead)
  • Joelle Charbonneau, The Testing (Houghton Mifflin Children’s)
  • Kent Wascom, The Blood of Heaven (Grove Press)
  • Lily Koppel, The Astronaut Wives Club (Grand Central)
  • Sarah Dessen, The Moon and More (Viking Juvenile)
  • Callie Wright, Love All (Henry Holt)
  • Tom McNeal, Far Far Away (Knopf Books for Young Readers)
  • Adelle Waldman, Love Affairs of Nathaniel P. (Henry Holt)
  • Alexander Maksik, A Marker to Measure Drift (Knopf)