Buzz Books 2015: FALL/WINTER

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Pub Date 13 May 2015 | Archive Date 10 Apr 2016

Description

The seventh edition of Buzz Books is a treasure-trove of substantial excerpts from dozens of the most highly-touted books to be published this fall/winter. Extensive publishing information, including promotion plans and publicity contacts, are included in this NetGalley version. At the end of most excerpts, you will find a link to the full galley on NetGalley!

Our “digital convention” features such major authors as Geraldine Brooks, Lauren Groff, Alice Hoffman, Janice Lee, Ron Rash, and Adriana Trigiani. We showcase debut novelists you’ve already heard of—Sloane Crosley, Jesse Eisenberg, and Amy Stewart—and anticipated new voices such as Virginia Baily (Early One Morning) and Claire Vaye Watkins (Gold, Fame, Citrus).

Our nonfiction selections range from Mary Karr’s The Art of Memoir to revelations on aging by Dick Van Dyke; new work from New York Times bestselling authors Jane McGonigal and Eric Weiner; and a memoir by Dan Marshall that will be featured at this year’s Book Expo America convention on the Editors Buzz panel: Home is Burning. Many of our Buzz Books authors also will be in attendance at BEA.

We’ve grouped titles into sections for fiction, debut fiction, and nonfiction titles. If these great samples aren’t enough to fill your fall reading lists, we start with an extensive report on the entire fall/winter publishing season, with over 100 notable forthcoming books in all that you will find covered and promoted in the months ahead.

The seventh edition of Buzz Books is a treasure-trove of substantial excerpts from dozens of the most highly-touted books to be published this fall/winter. Extensive publishing information...


A Note From the Publisher

And for the best in children’s literature, be sure to look for Buzz Books 2015: Young Adult Fall/Winter, also available now. Click in the LINKS section below to read it on NetGalley!

And for the best in children’s literature, be sure to look for Buzz Books 2015: Young Adult Fall/Winter, also available now. Click in the LINKS section below to read it on NetGalley!


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I love reading these samples. Helps me add to my already overwhelming TBR list

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Thanks so much for the compilation of upcoming books! I love keeping up with new releases, so Buzz Books is very helpful. It's great to be able to read excerpts in order to determine if I'd actually want to spent time reading the entire book.

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This is such an excellent resource to learn more about upcoming books!

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This is a wonderfully organized group of excerpts. I love the fact that I can sample so many different books. I am sure that I will be adding quite of few of these books to my ever growing to be read list.

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This is such an incredible resource for all of us. There are so, so many books published and it takes a lot of times to wade through all of them. This collection is just a treasure and a true time saver also. Thanks so much for putting this together there are so many titles that I will be adding to my ever growing shelf of books to read.

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My friend, Suzanne, laughed at me...when she saw I was going to read this...
Thinking..."haven't you already either read or know of every book coming out in 2015?"

No... Suzanne, I missed many great gems! I actually have another GR's friend to thank..'Esil'...
For putting the buzz-in-my-ear... To check out the new fall/winter goodies!!

Buzz books are 'treat-candies' for readers!

"Bream Gives Me Hiccups", by Jesse Eisenberg .. I've already read... It's deliciously terrific. You can read my review.

"The Marriage of Opposites", by Alice Hoffman was a story that stays with you long after you're done reading it. You may see my review if interested!

So,...,now for new discoveries...MANY LOOK Enticing, & inviting To Read

Top interests for me:
"Fates and Furies", by Lauren Groff. It's about a dazzling exploration of marriage

Ron Rash has a new book out called "Above the Water Fall". The title alone has sold me.., add an award winning author... and it's a plus!

Susan Barker's book, "The Incarnations" sure sounds intriguing. It's being compared to "Midnight's Children", by Salman Rushdie... only this story takes place in China.... Not India.

"Don't Let My Baby Do Rodeo", by Boris Fishman held my interest in the chapter I read. A married couple: Maya & Alex adopt a teen son name Max --- of course there are problems!

For Mitch Albom fans, Mitch has a new FICTION book coming out. The book is called "The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto. The story is about a great guitar player.

A book I will definitely read is called: "The Expatriates", by Janice Y. K. Lee. The story takes place in Hong Kong.... and sounds fantastic! 'Lee' wrote "The Piano Teacher".

An adorable sounding book is called: "The Portable Veblen", by Elizabeth McKenzie. This story takes place not too far for me, in Palo Alto, California. The main male character is named, Paul, (my husband's name).., The female is named Veblen. AND.... This book is about squirrels... ( part of it).

I happen to love the Little creatures who visit our yard. My husband thinks differently, captures them in a cage any kindly take them to our local park to their new home.

"Tender", by Belinda Mckeon... Is about intimacy, longing, and obsession… And one of my favorite authors name Karen Black's endorsed it high ratings. The book jacket is lovely!

"Little Victories" is by popular columnist, Jason Gay! It's a new hilarious nonfiction about modern life.

Dick Van Dyke has a book coming out... Non fiction

Mary Karr,,,( author of "The liars club") .., Her book is excerpts from favorite memoirs.

Many more.... But... Wasn't that a fun Preview???? ...,, for us Book Junkies?

Thank you to the publisher and Netgalley for this fun reading opportunity!
It was BUZZ.... Beautiful....

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I want to read every single one of these books.

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I really devoured this book of upcoming reads! I love to find out what's coming out so that I can put them on my "To Read" list. There are a number of great ones coming out this fall!

Thank you to NetGalley and Publishers Lunch BUZZ BOOKS for the opportunity to see my future reading!

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Really great for collection development!

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HEY, LIBRARIANS and other avid readers: Are you looking forward to Fall and Winter previews? Buzz Books is offering another free download with a big (33 excerpts) selection of both Fiction and Non-Fiction titles for adults and high school students. Plus, there is a special YA Fiction set (20 titles) available with excerpts of upcoming titles from James Dashner, Patrick Ness, and Jennifer E. Smith to name just a few. These collections from Buzz Books keep getting better and better, even offering links to request the full text. They encourage you to experiment by sampling work from debut authors and a variety of publishers. It is a source for ideas on many books that are reviewed at our Book Talk blog. Be sure to enjoy the summer and keep reading!!!

Live links to http://buzz.publishersmarketplace.com/ and http://treviansbookit.blogspot.com/

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I appreciate the descriptions, including authors and titles, of the upcoming publications for this Fall. The in depth discussion prior to the listing of titles was especially welcome. Many of these books are going on my must read list, especially since Buzz Books 2015 Fall/Winter includes excerpts from quite a few (33) of these soon-to-be-released works. This book also provides an easy way to request an ARC with a link to Netgalley. A definite must read for any bibliophile, librarian, or book critic. A thank you to Netgalley and Publishers Lunch for providing this ARC in exchange for an honest review.

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What great fun! I always love these previews, mostly for the debut writers. The excerpts are lengthy, lasting more than just a chapter or two. There are at least half a dozen that I'll be requesting and I'm particularly looking forward to The Portable Veblen and The Clasp. I was disappointed to see that Lauren Groff's new book, Fates and Furies, doesn't have a link to request it on NetGalley. I hope that it will be offered some time soon. Lots of good info about what's coming up in the next few months.

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Thank you so much for the opportunity to read and review Buzz Books 2015: Fall/Winter. There are so many wonderful books found in this sampler that I wouldn’t have otherwise known about & I love that the samples are longer than what you'd get on Amazon. I found several books that I'm really looking forward to reading and I've now added them to my TBR list on Goodreads & requested them here on NetGalley :) A few titles that I'm looking forward to most are; Fate & Furies by Lauren Groff, The Marriage of Opposites by Alice Hoffman, Above the Waterfall by Ron Rash, The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend by Katarina Bivald and A Line of Blood by Ben McPherson! I love that each excerpt began with it’s beautiful book cover and ended with all of its publishing information and links, this is information I keep on books I want to read so I was glad to see it provided!

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Wow, a lot of these I was planning to read, but after getting through some of the other titles, I need to add to that list! Awesome titles for the fall/winter!

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Thanks so much for sharing these wonderful titles! I appreciate the opportunity to envision lots of winter reading material!

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Thank you NetGalley for this amazing resource. As a blogger, it's helped me prioritize which books I want to read, buy and review.

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This sampler is a great way to snoop around in genres I am not generally keeping an eye on. It's a great way to discover debut authors, and not overlook any important releases this year. Thank you, and keep making theses samplers!

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Wonderful edition.....as usual!!
A quite nicely done.

Published review will come out two weeks pre-release date.... @ cowgirl caities blogspot Also facebook, twitter, pinterest and goodreads review

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What is not to love about this? All the buzzy most talked about books upcoming ! Excerpts from all and links to lots to read right now

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This was such a great resource! Amazing way to plan my reading and identifying books of interest for review! Thanks to this collection, I have discovered a new book by one of my favorite authors of historical fiction: Geraldine Brooks There was a book from almost every genre, I also like that there's a summary, an except quite rich (almost 20 pages of book), a little author's biography and data on the book's publication.

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Thanks for the great preview of upcoming books for this fall/winter. This group of excerpts is a wonderful way to spark excitement and anticipation in readers everywhere. I've added a few to my "to read" list and am anxiously awaiting their publications.

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I was surprised at how many books intrigued me in this one. It seemed like every story held something that I wanted to read more on. I can't pick a single favourite, they all looked so good. I can't wait to read them all!

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An ABSOLUTELY must have resource for all the buzz worthy books coming this fall and winter. It feels wonderful to be so well informed before the hype of these books hits.

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This type of sampler is perfect. I was able to pick up many of these books at BEA and it's helping me decide what to read first and what I'm excited about to recommend to customers!

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This is a remarkable book that gives an amazing amount of information to those readers who like to research a book before they actually read them. This book is divided into three different groups: fiction, debut fiction and non-fiction. Within each group, the author chooses several different genres to introduce to the readers.

The author writes a very complete summary of each book included. Each summary includes the plot with no spoilers. Also, since these are not reviews, each summary is completely unbiased so we can make our own decision if we like it or not.

My favorite part is that each book has a sample excerpt for each book. But unlike other book samples which or only a few pages, this book lets us read a much larger sample. Without page numbers I can only guess the length but it seems like I am reading 20-30 pages or 4 or 5 chapters. I love this because for some of the books, by the time I had finished the sample, I had to buy the book because I couldn't put it down. Or, by this time, I knew that the book wasn't for me so I could move on to another choice.

I gave this book 4 stars because I would like to see Buzz Books devote entire books to certain genres (i.e. romance, thrillers, mysteries) instead of including them all into one book. I think serious readers would not have enough choices in just this one book which covers Fall/Winter). There is also a Buzz Book available for Young Adults.

And best of all, this book is free!

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Great to see so many exciting titles to look forward to in winter. I never knew something like this was available.

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Buzz Books you have done it again. This provides unique samples of the books coming out in 2015, which have made their way on my 'to be read pile' which is currently 400+ books. Strongly recommend downloading this if you are a lover of non fiction and fiction!

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I absolutely adore this type of preview book. I always find new authors to add to my list. I also find favorite authors with new goodies on the way. I'm excited to see Mitch Albom's new story, The Magic strings of Frankie Presto, based on music. One I'll look for is A line of blood by Ben McPherson. This is a wonderful idea and hope they continue publishing. They have A teen collection and a spring copy. Available on Netgalley, be sure to look for it.

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These book excerpts/peeks are great. A fantastic way to share upcoming books and gather interest. I use them as tools for picking books to review.

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SO useful - a mouthwatering taste of what's in store later this year for bibliophiles…however will we wait?! Please keep producing these - they're invaluable! Thank you.

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Buzz Books 2015: Fall/Winter features summaries and excerpts from some of the new books coming out later this year.

This Buzz Books is divided into three categories: 1-Fiction, 2-Debut Fiction, 3-Nonfiction. Also there is a big section previewing a lot more books from the Fall 2015/Winter 2016 publishing season.

I love reading the preview section. And I enjoy going through all of these upcoming books. I read each book's summary. And then I look more closely at any books that I think I might want to read. I take a look at the chapters provided or look into them on goodreads.

The books that looked interesting to me:

-The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend by Katarina Bivald
-The Gilded Life of Matilda Duplaine by Alex Brunkhorst
-The Clasp by Sloane Crosley
-Bream gives me hiccups by Jesse Eisenberg
-The Forgetting Time by Sharon Guskin
-A Line of Blood by Ben McPherson

If you are interested in seeing what Adult books are coming out later this year then check out this Buzz Books. As always it was very informative.

Thanks to NetGalley and Publishers Lunch for allowing me to read this book.

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I always love to get a glimpse of what's new and exciting coming up and this is a great way to find new authors. Especially because adult novels don't seem to get as much attention as the young adult titles.

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MY TAKE:
5 STARS!
I LOVE these books! This book always gets a 5-Star rating from me because these are simply the BEST books to find out what is coming, and the BEST book to be able to request some of these books for review and to be able to plan out that time of years' reading! These books have been coming out twice a year, and they give us an excellent look at a LOT of the new books that will be coming out in the timeframe that is on the cover, and for this book, it is for the Fall 2015/Winter 2016 NEW Releases. (The other version that comes out is in the early Spring and covers Spring/Summer books.) This is the Adult Version I am reviewing, but there is also the Young Adult version of this book that is also available for the many of you who prefer that version of this book. too! It is also available at NetGalley OR at Amazon! After you see the cover of the book, scroll down further to see the Description of the book, too!
This book was released on May 17th, just prior to the BEA, (Book Expo of America), occurs once each year, and is a gigantic gathering of publishers, authors, bloggers, and readers! In addition, they have seminars for everyone who attends, based upon what your title is, such as for authors, for bloggers, and so on. Plus, everyone brings their friends to these, too! The BEA is one of THE BEST and MOST SOUGHT AFTER book events that everyone wants to go to each year, myself included! (I can’t go, though, because I cannot travel and with the neurological muscle disease I have, I would never be able to travel there, and if it were possible, I would be out from exhaustion from the traveling and miss the entire event! Bummer! I would give my eye teeth to be able to go!) This book happens to talk about the BEA this year, in particular, the authors who will be attending!
Of course, this book covers the Fall 2015/Winter 2016 NEW releases that are coming! There are three parts to this, and those are Fiction, Debut Fiction and Non-Fiction. Each part also has in Introduction that is very worth reading because they talk about MORE books that are coming, so we really get an excellent all-around look at what’s coming and will be able to share this with our Readers! There are 34 books with excerpts we are able to get a glimpse into, and most of them do allow us to request them for review! (There are some that are not available for review, just so you know.) The publishers are giving us the first, second and even third chapters of many of these books, and the BEST part is as long as you have an account at NetGalley you are able to request many if these titles directly from your ereaders, too! This part is the BEST part about the entire book! READERS - YOU, yes, “YOU” are able to grab this book for FREE from Amazon! You may or may not be able to have an account at NetGalley, but it’s SO worth reading this book! You will know and be able to keep track of which books appeal to you the MOST!
Bloggers, you can grab this book from NetGalley so you can be able to request the titles that are listed in it directly from NetGalley!
Enjoy!
I would like to thank Publishers Lunch and NetGalley for giving us the opportunity to read and review this book for them in exchange for our honest opinion in the form of a review! Thank you!

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Now this one, I fell in love with many of the books listed within and can't wait to get my hands on them.

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Thank you so much for this compilation of excerpts. Buzz Books is the best one that I look at each season and this season it was exceptionally great. I appreciate the ability to download Read/Request directly from the book. Also, , thank you for the separate categories. I can tell the time and effort that go into this book as opposed to some other publisher's promotional materials.

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A must-read for anyone who wants a preview of the latest most tempting novels and non-fiction releases.

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This is an excellent way to see what's ahead in the world of Adult fiction for the second half of the year. Love that it's separated into 3 categories - Fiction, Debut Fiction, and Non-Fiction. A great way to discover new authors, or at least, authors I'd never read before!

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I always love it when these samplers come out! They are so tremendously useful in previewing the new and upcoming releases and selecting which ones to request for review. They are also a great way to discover new (or new to you) authors. Thank you for providing this. Please keep them coming!

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These Buzz Book compilations are my favorite; they really do a good job highlighting the best titles for the upcoming season. In this one I am particularly excited for The Marriage of Opposites. Some of the debut authors sound interesting as well!

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This sampler was very interesting. I hadn't previously heard of a lot of the books that it featured (who knew that Jesse Eisenberg was coming out with a book?). I've marked a lot of the featured books as To Read and I am excited for their releases!

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One of the best tools in an acquisitions toolbox. The selections are very strong. The publicity support with tours and media makes titles a must purchase for most collections.

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The Book Buzz compilations are such a fabulous tool, especially for those of us in the industry who need to keep abreast of what everyone is publishing but can't make the trip to BEA each year. This fall/winter volume was particularly wonderful in that it gave me a taste of a handful of books I was already anticipating, but also let me discover a few new titles that I've added to my buy list.

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Want to know what coming out this coming Fall and Winter?

This book is filled with excerpts on all the new books for 2015. I loved it and have added many new books to my to be read/reviewed list.

Did I mention how much I love getting sneak picks like this?

I DO!

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Some day I hope to go to Book Con, the readers' event which follows BEA. In the meantime, the Buzz Books preview of coming attractions serves as my substitute. Thank you for giving us something to look forward to each publishing season.

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As a weekly blogger, it is very important to plan content in advance. This is a definitive guide to the most notable releases in the publishing world. The opening summarizes releases by notable authors and provides a general outline for what to expect in the coming months. The excerpts that follow allow the reader to get a feel for each book and end with information on that books marketing and release plan. This is a great resource for bloggers or casual readers looking for their next great read!

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I'm blown away by what's brewing. I can't wait to get my hands on review copies.

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I greatly enjoyed these glimpses of upcoming publications.. What a great way to find future reading material - and to discover debut authors.

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Really enjoyed reading this and added a lot of books to my TBR for the coming months. I enjoyed the intro that lists highlights from the various publishers. I also enjoyed the sample chapters and found that I added some additional books to my list that I might otherwise have overlooked. Huge thanks to everyone involved in putting Buzz Books together. It's a terrific resource.

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Great for media specialist/librarians looking for titles to purchase.

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A great cross-section of work as a sampler! The excerpts provided really showcased the author's writing and certainly whet my appetite to know more about each of the work. I love that there was a section dedicated to 'debut fiction' as well. It's a great tool to promote exposure for the authors as well as giving potential readers a great taste of what they might be in store for. A great way of bringing readers, reviewers and bloggers to new and exciting works!

I'll continue to keep my eyes out for these collections as they come, for sure.

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It is such a treat to be able to sample so many new books in one place - there are a lot of new books here that I can't wait to order and recommend to our patrons.

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I love reading the "Buzz Books". The snippets of stories to come always leaves me wanting more. Thankfully I can either request the books from NetGalley, our library, or put on a "want to read list" on GoodReads.

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I really love this as a resource for knowing what books are coming in the future, as well as for exposing me to authors and genres that I might not normally consider.

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I always enjoy the Buzz Books and this one is no different. SO many good books/authors being published in the Fall/Winter, I will look forward to chillier days for reading! Thanks for the preview.

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I love that you give us a taste of what to expect. It is so helpful in getting our patrons excited ahead of time as well as help me to choose between what I really want to read early.

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I love Buzz Books! They help to narrow down the list of what I want to read to something much more manageable while still helping me feel knowledgeable about what's new and interesting. Thank you!

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for someone like me who believes that there is no such thing as having too many books, this catalog is a perfect source to look for new titles and learn about new authors. this is definitely a useful guide for the book fanatic who is constantly searching for the next great read!

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What a fantastic resource for people in the book world who are looking for what to read next. I appreciate the way in which it was organised. Information was very easy to find and I liked being able to find out more trade information about the books. A first impression goes a long way, and being able to read excerpts makes it a lot easier to sniff out the gems from the slush, without committing to reviewing them.

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A handy reference to sample some of the best up and coming books that will soon be hitting the shelves. The downside is having to choose which to read, since I can't read them all!

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Interestingly, most of the books that appealed to me immediately are from debut authors. Fall/Winter of this year is going to be full of buzzworthy books!

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Buzz Books is an essential resource for librarians wanting to stay ahead of the game.

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This is an absolute fabulous book which gives you excerpts from top new reads in Fall/Winter 2015. Highly recommend and can't wait for the next edition. Added some amazing sounding reads to my ever expanding reading list.

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I love these things. I'm always on the lookout for new books by favorite authors, new authors to check out, etc. and it takes a lot of work to track down individual books. Buzz Books is really helpful because I can sample a lot of upcoming releases. I haven't read all the samples in this collection, but I already found a couple that I'll either be requesting from Net Galley, purchasing when it comes out, or at least requesting at my library and encouraging them to purchase a copy if they don't have it soon after the release date.

I highly recommend these samplers for anyone working with books, from librarians to bloggers.

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This is a really great resource for members of the book industry. The Buzz Books preview is a useful guide for booksellers and a fantastic way to whet reviewers' appetites.

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Thank you for putting this book together. I found a few books I never would have found otherwise that I thought were interesting, and am watching for their publication dates on my calendar.

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This was so much fun to read! Anyone that likes to read, should grab this!! I was excited to read about authors I had to yet heard of....and getting to read excerpts was like "being a kid in the candy store" for me! I am more excited now for the Fall/Winter lineup this year!
Thank you for allowing me to read this!
My TO-READ list has gotten a lot longer.

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A preview of Fall/Winter's coming attractions. Some cracking reads on the way!

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I hope they keep writing these! It's a fantastic way to learn more about what's coming and makes it much easier to sell books!

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Useful in finding books to cover for the Fall Season... Thanks!

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Wonderful way to get a taste of things to come. Always gets me excited to see what to earmark for future reading.

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This was a great way to sample new books and some new (to me) authors. I was able to add to my TBR list (like that was needed!) with some titles that I'm sure I would not have picked up without reading the samplers.

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I love Buzz Books. It's one of the best & easiest ways to find out about upcoming book releases. I look forward to every edition.

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My wish list is growing with this great preview. Looking forward to assigning reviews to my young readers for our upcoming kid-review website.

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This book was a good layout of multiple book previews. It was very helpful for finding new books I might be interested in reading!

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A great selection of tasters of new and upcoming books. Something for all tastes here. Having read these excerpts I found I was interested in a couple of books that I wouldn't ordinarily have even considered.

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Great sampler of top titles. I'm looking forward to some books I may not of thought to try.

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Thanks to the publisher and Netgalley for an e-ARC of this books.
Buzz Books provides excerpts of over 30 books as well as previewing many more. Even though I read Publisher's Weekly pretty faithfully, I learned about books of which I was previously unaware. While I didn't share the compiler's enthusiasm for all of the books, I felt a good assortment was provided and excerpts tell one so much more about the book than a review or a summary.
A great resource and I am glad to have found it. It is hard to make informed decisions w/ so many books available on the marketplace.

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These are fantastic options for the time-pressed librarian! Too often I have to rely only on reviews of others, but getting a sense of the work is much better to make an informed decision, of course.

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Great selection of new books. Have noted half a dozen for reading. Look forward to the Spring 2016 edition.

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I love these book buzz collections. The sample stories are great and I always find several to buy.

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Some great upcoming titles! I love getting a sneak peek and adding the best excerpts to my goodreads shelf!

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It is great to be able to hear the buzz about what is going to be released. Also, the excepts are great!

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Again, best idea ever! I get a piece of each book and I'm able to add to my TBR list!

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This was a good selection of fiction and nonfiction titles. What I really enjoyed was the section on debut authors. A very good way to introduce new authors to the public.

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Another excellent collection of new books to tempt us to read something different!

I was immediately drawn to a publication from one of my favourite authors, Geraldine Brooks, The Secret Chord, which sounds fascinating.

The Debut Fiction section is harder to peruse as I can't look out for familiar authors, but this is what makes it so fascinating. Early One Morning by Virginia Baily and The Forgetting Time by Sharon Gushkin have both gone on my Wish List. I'm trying to catch up with my back-log before requesting more but they were so hard to resist.

Finally the Non-fiction section. Home is Burning by Dan Marshall was the title that most piqued my attention - another one for the Wish List.

Thanks NetGalley.

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Buzz Books 2015: Fall/Winter is an invaluable tool for the serious-minded reviewer. It provides everything one needs to know about the most popular and most interesting books of the day.

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What a treat this was to read these excerpts! It is such a great way to meet new authors to put on my to read list. I wish they did this for genres only such as romance only, science fiction, etc.

I recommend this as a great way to meet books you might not even look at otherwise!

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