Publishers Lunch Releases 2014 Buzz Books Free Ebook

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All the excitement of BEA buzz-worthy fall/winter books before they are in print

Fulfilling their promise when launched in 2012, the free digital Publishers Lunch Buzz Books have proven themselves the first and best place for booklovers to discover and sample some of the most acclaimed books of the year, before they are published. Publishers Lunch again has gathered substantial excerpts from 32 of the most buzzed-about books scheduled for publication this fall and winter in an exclusive, free new ebook, BUZZ BOOKS 2014: Fall/Winter. The edition gives readers an early first look at Audrey Magee’s The Undertaking, already shortlisted for the Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction 2014; the highly anticipated finale to Deborah Harkness’ #1 New York Times bestselling All Souls trilogy and the stunning conclusion to Lev Grossman’s New York Times bestselling Magicians trilogy; exciting debut fiction in Matthew Thomas’ We Are Not Ourselves and Jessie Burton’s The Miniaturist, to be published in 30 countries; and Neil Patrick Harris’ Neil Patrick Harris: Choose Your Own Autobiography. Among many others are selections from captivating debuts, such as The Story of Land and Sea from Katy Simpson Smith, which generated great attention at the Frankfurt Book Fair; the next highly anticipated works from bestselling authors, like The Secret Place from Tana French (In the Woods, Broken Harbor); and compelling nonfiction including Billy Idol’s Dancing with Myself and Alan Cumming’s Not My Father’s Son.

And for the first time, Publishers Lunch is presenting a stand-alone volume previewing a wealth of outstanding material from one of the hottest segments of publishing, BUZZ BOOKS 2014: Young Adult. Why wait for a taste of eagerly awaited books like Belzhar, based on Sylvia’s Plath’s The Bell Jar, from bestselling adult author Meg Wolitzer (The Interestings), Carl Hiaasen’s Skink — No Surrender, or the first book in James Frey’s Endgame trilogy, which includes innovative interactive elements developed in Google’s Niantic Labs? Also included are excerpts from New York Times bestselling author Ellen Hopkins’ Rumble, Eric Kahn Gale’s The Zoo at the Edge of the World, and Tanuja Desai Hidier’s Bombay Blues. Garth Nix offers the latest in his bestselling series, Clariel: The Lost Abhorsen, and A. J. Betts examines an unlikely friendship with Zac and Mia. Passionate readers everywhere can preview a favorite author’s next work or discover a powerful debut novel before it’s in print, enjoying the same early access to important new titles that publishing insiders get.

As booksellers and publishers prepare to converge on New York for the annual Book Expo America convention, BUZZ BOOKS 2014: Fall/Winter and BUZZ BOOKS 2014: Young Adult bring the pleasure of touted forthcoming books to everyone. Enjoy a first look at Frank Portman’s return with King Dork Approximately, and Robin Talley’s debut Lies We Tell Ourselves, each featured in a BEA YA Editors Buzz panel. Attending BEA this year are BUZZ BOOKS authors Alexandra Adornetto, Kimberly Belle, Sara Blaedel, Jessie Burton (BEA Editors Buzz panel), Alan Cumming, Eric Devine, Becca Fitzpatrick, James Frey, Eric Kahn Gale (BEA YA Editors Buzz panel), Anne Girard, Lev Grossman, Philip Gulley, Deborah Harkness, Neil Patrick Harris, Carl Hiaasen, Billy Idol, Julie Kagawa, Greer Macallister, Brandon Mull, Jandy Nelson, Garth Nix, Matt Richtel, John Scalzi, Robin Talley, Matthew Thomas (BEA Editors Buzz panel), Ben Tripp, Scott Westerfeld, Meg Wolitzer, and Amy Zhang.

BUZZ BOOKS 2014 and BUZZ BOOKS 2014: Young Adult, free from Publishers Lunch, are offered in consumer and trade editions. The consumer edition is available in the U.S. on all major ebook platforms, including Kindle/Amazon, Nook/Barnes & Noble, iBookstore, Sony, Google Play, Kobo, and the universe of retailers served by Ingram, such as Powell’s. It includes an extensive overview of the fall/winter publishing season, with over 100 titles to look out for, and click-throughs to pre-order or buy the full books on major platforms. Fifteen of the adult titles featured in last year’s Buzz Books 2013 were named to one or more major “Best Books of 2013” lists, and ten became bestsellers. Of the 25 books published to date and previewed in the 2014 Spring/Summer edition, ten have made “best of the month” lists and three are New York Times bestsellers.

The trade editions — found at and through NetGalley — feature extensive trade information for each title. In most cases, full digital galleys are available to the trade on request from NetGalley, via click-throughs in the trade edition.

In BUZZ BOOKS 2014: Fall/Winter and in the exciting new collection BUZZ BOOKS 2014: Young Adult, Publishers Lunch helps readers and trade insiders alike discover electrifying upcoming books via a fascinating collection. Follow @PublishersLunch for the latest updates on #BuzzBooks.
Buzz Books 2014: Fall/Winter includes excerpts from

Part One: Fiction
Deborah Harkness, The Book of Life (Viking)
Lev Grossman, The Magician’s Land (Viking)
Daniel Kehlmann, F (Pantheon)
John Scalzi, Lock In (Macmillan Tor)
Anne Girard, Madame Picasso (Harlequin MIRA)
Philip Gulley, A Place Called Hope (Hachette Center Street)
Tana French, The Secret Place (Viking)
Marlon James, A Brief History of Seven Killings (Riverhead)
Greer Macallister, The Magician’s Lie (Sourcebooks Landmark)
W. Bruce Cameron, The Midnight Plan of the Repo Man (Macmillan Forge)
Michel Faber, The Book of Strange New Things (Hogarth Press)
Jessica Treadway, Lacy Eye (Grand Central)
Sara Blaedel, The Forgotten Girls (Grand Central)

Part Two: Debut Fiction
Matthew Thomas, We Are Not Ourselves (Simon & Schuster)
Jessie Burton, The Miniaturist (Ecco)
Katy Simpson Smith, The Story of Land and Sea (HarperCollins)
Nayomi Munaweera, Island of a Thousand Mirrors (St. Martin’s)
Audrey Magee, The Undertaking (Grove Press)
Kimberly Belle, The Last Breath (Harlequin)
Kim Zupan, The Ploughmen (Henry Holt)
Judy Chicurel, If I Knew You Were Going to be This Beautiful, I Never Would Have Let You Go (Amy Einhorn Books)
Colleen Oakley, Before I Go (Gallery)

Part Three: Nonfiction
Morten Storm, Agent Storm: My Life Inside al Qaeda and the CIA (Atlantic Monthly Press)
Peter Thiel, Zero to One (Crown Business)
Charles Blow, Fire Shut Up in My Bones (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)
Matt Richtel, A Deadly Wandering (William Morrow)
Margo Howard, Eat, Drink and Remarry (Harlequin)
Alan Cumming, Not My Father’s Son (Dey Street Books)
Billy Idol, Dancing With Myself (Touchstone)
Rebecca Frankel, War Dogs: Tales of Canine Heroism, History, and Love (Palgrave)
Neil Patrick Harris, Neil Patrick Harris: Choose Your Own Autobiography (Crown Archetype)
Alexandra Jamieson, Women, Food, and Desire: Embrace Your Cravings, Make Peace with Food, Love Your Body (Gallery)

BUZZ BOOKS 2014: Young Adult includes excerpts from

Alexandra Adornetto, Ghost House (Harlequin Teen)
A.J. Betts, Zac and Mia (HMH Books for Young Readers)
Katie Coyle, Vivian Apple at the End of the World (HMH Books for Young Readers)
Eric Devine, Press Play (Running Press Teen)
Becca Fitzpatrick, Black Ice (S&S Books for Young Readers)
James Frey and Nils Johnson-Shelton, Endgame: The Calling (HarperCollins)
Eric Kahn Gale, The Zoo At the Edge of the World (Balzer + Bray)
Carl Hiaasen, Skink—No Surrender (Alfred Knopf Books for Young Readers)
Tanuja Desai Hidier, Bombay Blues (Scholastic)
Ellen Hopkins, Rumble (Margaret K. McElderry Books)
Julie Kagawa, Talon (Harlequin Teen)
Brandon Mull, Rogue Knight (Aladdin)
Jandy Nelson, I’ll Give You the Sun (Dial)
Garth Nix, Clariel: The Lost Abhorsen (HarperCollins)
Michael Perry, The Scavengers (HarperCollins)
Frank Portman, King Dork Approximately (Delacorte)
Robin Talley, Lies We Tell Ourselves (Harlequin Teen)
Ben Tripp, The Accidental Highwayman (Tor Teen)
Scott Westerfeld, Afterworlds (Pulse)
Meg Wolitzer, Belzhar (Dutton Children’s Books)
Amy Zhang, Falling Into Place (Greenwillow Books)

BUZZ BOOKS 2014: Fall/Winter
Publishers Lunch; May 14, 2014; Free
Adult Consumer Edition ISBN: 978-0-9893-2134-1
Adult Trade Edition ISBN: 978-0-9893-2135-8

BUZZ BOOKS 2014: Young Adult
Publishers Lunch; May 14, 2014; Free
Consumer Edition ISBN: 978-0-9893-2136-5
Trade Edition ISBN: 978-0-9893-2137-2

About Publishers Lunch
Publishers Lunch is the industry’s “daily essential read,” the largest book publishing publication in the world, now shared with more than 45,000 publishing people every day. Each report gathers together stories from all over the web and print that are of interest to the professional trade book community, with original reporting and analysis added in. The full version, Publishers Lunch Deluxe, is e-mailed every business day to members of It contains five to ten stories and links a day, or more, plus different standing weekly features. The individual Buzz Books titles — and a full in-print catalog of over 1 million books — can be found at the publisher’s online book discovery store, Publishers Lunch Bookateria, which features dozens of curated lists of recommended titles. The “industry insider’s” view taps into “buzz books” touted as new discoveries of note, and drawing on recommendations from a variety of booksellers and bellwether award nominations to connect avid readers everywhere to great reads. Follow Publishers Lunch on Facebook and Twitter.


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