Book Title : Buzz Books 2013

buzz books 2013

Release Date : 2013-02-05
ISBN Code : 9780985491062
Book Author :
Book Publisher : Publishers Lunch
Total Pages :

Book Summary :

A sampler of 28 forthcoming titles to coincide with Winter Institute 8

Book Title : Buzz Books 2014 Spring Summer

buzz books 2014 spring summer

Release Date : 2014-01-08
ISBN Code : 9780989321310
Book Author :
Book Publisher : Publishers Lunch
Total Pages : 638

Book Summary :

There’s nothing like the excitement of being one of the first people to discover a great new read. Now in its fourth edition, Buzz Books has proven itself as the place where book publishing insiders and passionate book lovers alike can get their first taste of some of the year’s most extraordinary new books. The overwhelming majority of our selections go on to win awards and appear on booksellers’ monthly lists of “best books” as well as “best books of the year” from many sources—while topping bestseller lists and reading group selections as well. Some people think of the spring and summer publishing seasons as a quieter time, but last year’s Buzz Books collection provided early looks at such books as Philipp Meyer’s The Son, Kate Atkinson’s Life After Life, and Anthony Marra’s debut A Constellation of Vital Phenomena, all hailed as among the year’s very best novels. Inside the book business, this volume also coincides with one of the most important industry events, the American Booksellers Association’s “Winter Institute.” This is an annual gathering of 500 independent booksellers, now a major launch pad for the spring and summer seasons, where dozens of authors—including ten of those whose work is included here—sign pre-publication galleys and discuss their forthcoming books informally with bookstore owners. Instead of keeping that industry “buzz” closed off in the room with that small group of lucky booksellers, we’re giving everyone the same kind of access to checking out the newest voices the publishing industry is building for the next season. Samples of novelists you may already know and love include new books from British authors Jojo Moyes (One Plus One) and Edward St. Aubyn (Lost for Words), alongside bestselling writers Robyn Carr (Four Friends) and Greg Iles, now with a new publisher for his latest thriller Natchez Burning. We preview Giller Prize winner Joseph Boyden’s The Orenda, already lavishly honored in Canada, plus praised novelists Jean Kwok (known for Girl in Translation) and Maggie Shipstead (author of Seating Arrangements) return with their anticipated second novels. This edition’s collection of highly-anticipated debuts includes everything from screenwriter Laline Paull’s The Bees and Marie-Helene Bertino’s 2 A.M. at The Cat’s Pajamas to a posthumous roman-à-clef from magazine journalist Michael Hastings to bestselling narrative nonfiction author of Burning Down the House (the basis for the movie The Social Network) Ben Mezrich’s Seven Wonders. Our selection of nonfiction is modest in quantity but broad in range, from Twitter co-founder Biz Stone to author of bestselling Nickel and Dimed Barbara Ehrenreich’s memoir. We also include memoir with recipes (from Leah Eskin) and in letters (from Nina Stibbe), plus the latest from bestselling science journalist Sam Kean. Our biggest-ever section of young adult literature mirrors the growing popularity of these works among readers young and not-so-young. Sally Green’s Half Bad is already an international publishing sensation ahead of its release, with sales in dozens of territories. We sample new works from well-known authors such as Ann Brashares and Lemony Snicket alongside Twilight: New Moon director Chris Weitz’s The Young World—the first in a new series—and Scholastic editor Amanda Maciel’s Tease. There is something here for every reader’s taste, and the selections are roughly organized by genre and then publication date. For a broader picture of new books on the horizon, fill your to-be-read lists with the extensive preview of the publishing seasons that starts off Buzz Books. We love providing these exciting excerpts ahead of publication, and you can share this free ebook with friends and spread your enthusiasm for any of these selections online. Buzz Books can be downloaded for free from any major ebookstore, and we have included direct links to pre-order the full book after each excerpt.

Book Title : Buzz Boy and Fly Guy Fly Guy 9

buzz boy and fly guy fly guy 9

Release Date : 2013-11-26
ISBN Code : 9780545667951
Book Author : Tedd Arnold
Book Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
Total Pages : 32

Book Summary :

A superhero adventure in Tedd Arnold's bestselling FLY GUY series! The excitement is jam packed in Fly Guy's newest episode which features a comic book within the story. Buzz and Fly Guy are superheroes! The dynamic duo must battle a fiery dragon and a band of pirates. Will Fly Guy and Buzz Boy defeat their enemies and save their home? Find out in this ama-zzzing early chapter book.

Book Title : The Anatomy of Buzz

the anatomy of buzz

Release Date : 2002-05-14
ISBN Code : 9780385505123
Book Author : Emanuel Rosen
Book Publisher : Crown Business
Total Pages : 320

Book Summary :

A groundbreaking guide to creating the word-of-mouth magic that cuts through the skepticism and information overload of today's consumers, and drives sales-and profits-to new heights. What turns a "sleeper" into a box-office bonanza or catapults a just-released book to the top of bestseller lists? How do people decide which car to buy, which fashions fit the image they seek, and even which movie to see? Despite the daily assault of advertising and other traditional marketing strategies, statistics show that consumers are overwhelmingly persuaded by word of mouth-the recommendations of friends and the "buzz" that develops in the marketplace. As Newsweek recently proclaimed, "Buzz greases the great conveyor belt of culture and commerce, moving everything from movies to fashions of the body and mind faster and faster." In The Anatomy of Buzz, former marketing VP Emanuel Rosen pinpoints the products and services that benefit the most from buzz-a universe that embraces everything from high-tech equipment to books, various consumer and entertainment products to legal and other support services-and offers specific strategies for creating and sustaining effective word-of-mouth campaigns. Drawing from interviews with more than 150 executives, marketing leaders, and researchers who have successfully built buzz for major brands, Rosen describes the ins and outs of attracting the attention of influential first users and "big-mouth" movers and shakers. He also discusses proven techniques for stimulating customer-to-customer selling-including how companies can spread the word to new territories by taking advantage of customer hubs and networks on the Internet and elsewhere. Recent surveys show that 58 percent of young people rely to some extent on others when selecting a car, 53 percent of moviegoers follow the recommendations of friends, and 65 percent of the people who bought a Palm organizer were inspired by the enthusiasm of others. With The Anatomy of Buzz, business leaders have what they need to start the buzz and reignite excitement about a product or service stalled in a holding pattern, or launch a new product into the stratosphere. From the Hardcover edition.

Book Title : Mission to Mars

mission to mars

Release Date : 2013-05-07
ISBN Code : 9781426210181
Book Author : Buzz Aldrin
Book Publisher : National Geographic Books
Total Pages : 272

Book Summary :

Can astronauts reach Mars by 2035? Absolutely, says Buzz Aldrin, one of the first men to walk on the moon. Celebrated astronaut, brilliant engineer, bestselling author, Aldrin believes it is not only possibly but vital to America’s future to keep pushing the space frontier outward for the sake of exploration, science, development, commerce, and security. What we need, he argues, is a commitment by the U.S. President as rousing as JFK’s promise to reach the moon by the end of the 1960s—an audacious, inspiring goal-and a unified vision for space exploration. In Mission to Mars, Aldrin plots that trajectory, stressing that American-led space exploration is essential to the economic and technological vitality of the nation and the world. Do you dare to dream big? Then join Aldrin in his thought provoking and inspiring Mission to Mars. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Book Title : Mr Brown Can Moo Can You

mr brown can moo can you

Release Date : 2013-09-24
ISBN Code : 9780385373586
Book Author : Seuss
Book Publisher : RH Childrens Books
Total Pages : 36

Book Summary :

Kids will love this noise-filled Bright and Early Book classic from the one and only Dr. Seuss! Mr. Brown is a sound-making wonder! He can hoo hoo like an owl and buzz buzz like a bee. It is so much fun to make noises that you hear every day, like moo and tick-tock. But stranger sounds are fun to make, too . . . like the pip of a goldfish kiss and the grum grum of a hippo chewing gum. Encouraging imaginative play while learning to read, Mr. Brown Can Moo! Can You? will keep kids laughing (when they’re not tick-tocking). Combining brief and funny stories, easy words, catchy rhythm, and lively illustrations, Bright and Early Books are an ideal way to introduce the joys of reading to children.

Book Title : Take a Look Buzz

take a look buzz

Release Date : 2013-09-01
ISBN Code : 1605371688
Book Author : Liesbet Slegers
Book Publisher : Clavis Pub
Total Pages : 12

Book Summary :

Readers slide the pages open to discover who is hiding in such places as an egg, a cloud, and the grass.

Book Title : Buzz

buzz

Release Date : 2014-01-07
ISBN Code : 9781476712932
Book Author : Anders de la Motte
Book Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Total Pages : 496

Book Summary :

“A timely, realistic thriller about the governance of online information” (Kirkus Reviews)—the second novel in a groundbreaking international thriller trilogy about a deadly game that blurs the line between reality and fiction. It’s been four months since Henrik “HP” Pettersson was dragged into a ruthless Alternate Reality Game that nearly cost him his life. Although he now has everything he ever wished for—freedom, money, and no responsibilities—he isn’t satisfied. He’s plagued by insomnia and paranoia, and misses the adrenaline rush of the Game. He misses the attention. At times, he even hopes the Game Master will find him. And when HP catches the eye of a rich and powerful CEO for all the wrong reasons, he may get his wish. But he quickly learns that sometimes, you have to be careful what you wish for... The second in a fast-paced, exciting trilogy, Buzz will keep you guessing until the end. HP believes the game is over, but is it really just beginning?

Book Title : Buzz

buzz

Release Date : 2013-09-27
ISBN Code : 9780814763063
Book Author : Lisa Jean Moore
Book Publisher : NYU Press
Total Pages : 256

Book Summary :

Winner, 2014 Distinguished Scholarship Award presented by the Animals & Society section of the American Sociological Association Bees are essential for human survival—one-third of all food on American dining tables depends on the labor of bees. Beyond pollination, the very idea of the bee is ubiquitous in our culture: we can feel buzzed; we can create buzz; we have worker bees, drones, and Queen bees; we establish collectives and even have communities that share a hive-mind. In Buzz, authors Lisa Jean Moore and Mary Kosut convincingly argue that the power of bees goes beyond the food cycle, bees are our mascots, our models, and, unlike any other insect, are both feared and revered. In this fascinating account, Moore and Kosut travel into the land of urban beekeeping in New York City, where raising bees has become all the rage. We follow them as they climb up on rooftops, attend beekeeping workshops and honey festivals, and even put on full-body beekeeping suits and open up the hives. In the process, we meet a passionate, dedicated, and eclectic group of urban beekeepers who tend to their brood with an emotional and ecological connection that many find restorative and empowering. Kosut and Moore also interview professional beekeepers and many others who tend to their bees for their all-important production of a food staple: honey. The artisanal food shops that are so popular in Brooklyn are a perfect place to sell not just honey, but all manner of goods: soaps, candles, beeswax, beauty products, and even bee pollen. Buzz also examines media representations of bees, such as children’s books, films, and consumer culture, bringing to light the reciprocal way in which the bee and our idea of the bee inform one another. Partly an ethnographic investigation and partly a meditation on the very nature of human/insect relations, Moore and Kosut argue that how we define, visualize, and interact with bees clearly reflects our changing social and ecological landscape, pointing to how we conceive of and create culture, and how, in essence, we create ourselves.

Book Title : Counting by 7s

counting by 7s

Release Date : 2013-01-01
ISBN Code :
Book Author : Sloan, Holly Goldberg
Book Publisher : Novels
Total Pages :

Book Summary :

An Amazon Best Book of the Month September 2013. A Kids' Indie Next Top Ten List -- #4, Best Books of Autumn 2013. B.E.A. Buzz Book Award 2013. In the tradition of Out of My Mind, Wonder, and Mockingbird, this is an intensely moving middle grade novel about being an outsider, coping with loss, and discovering the true meaning of family. Willow Chance is a twelve-year-old genius, obsessed with nature and diagnosing medical conditions, who finds it comforting to count by 7s. It has never been easy for her to connect with anyone other than her adoptive parents, but that hasn't kept her from leading a quietly happy life . . . until now. Suddenly Willow's world is tragically changed when her parents both die in a car crash, leaving her alone in a baffling world. The triumph of this book is that it is not a tragedy. This extraordinarily odd, but extraordinarily endearing, girl manages to push through her grief. Her journey to find a fascinatingly diverse and fully believable surrogate family is a joy and a revelation to read.

Book Title : Buzz

buzz

Release Date : 2013-12-11
ISBN Code : 9781620101230
Book Author : Ananth Panagariya
Book Publisher : Oni Press
Total Pages :

Book Summary :

Webster is a bundle of nerves headed into his first day of high school, but whatever academic and social horrors he feared are nothing compared to what’s in store for him as he stumbles into an unsanctioned street level spelling bee! And this ain't no staged production, either – letters fly like jump kicks and the losers leave bruised and beaten more often than not! Soon he’s propelled into the fast-paced world of competitive spelling by the mysterious Outlaw King and his cohort the Black Queen. Does Webster have what it takes to get the spelling world buzzing? Find out in this word-based battle royale from web-sensations Ananth Panagariya (Johnny Wander) and Tessa Stone (Hanna is Not a Boy’s Name)!

Book Title : Encounter with Tiber

encounter with tiber

Release Date : 2013-05-28
ISBN Code : 9781480421530
Book Author : Buzz Aldrin
Book Publisher : Open Road Media
Total Pages : 560

Book Summary :

An Apollo 11 astronaut and the Nebula Award–nominated author of Directive 51 present a novel that “conveys the wonder and promise of space” (Publishers Weekly). Born the year of the Moon landing, Chris Terence spends his life fighting to return humanity to that pinnacle. An engineering student with dreams of spaceflight, he finds upon graduation that the United States no longer has need for astronauts. Years of bureaucratic meddling have reduced the space program to a shell of itself, and it will take the greatest scientific find in history to send humanity skyward once more. After years battling budget hawks, Chris finally gets his chance to walk on the Moon. While there, he finds evidence of an ancient alien civilization, the Tiberians, who visited Earth’s satellite eight thousand years before. Understanding what happened to those long-forgotten travelers will define the lives of Chris and his son, as they fight against all odds to unlock the secrets of the universe. “The collaboration of the first man to pilot a moon lander (Aldrin) with a major voice in contemporary science fiction (Barnes) has produced a fascinating chronicle of man’s first encounter with alien intelligence” (Booklist).

Book Title : Relic

relic

Release Date : 2013-04-26
ISBN Code : 9781475987812
Book Author : Buzz Jones
Book Publisher : iUniverse
Total Pages : 422

Book Summary :

In the most ancient of days visitors from the stars came to the earth. During the first age of man they walked the earth with the race called Adam, teaching them the basic elements of science and civilization. Through the centuries, myth and legend reflected an ancient but incomplete understanding of these events. Throughout the ages artifacts have been discovered that point to a glorious history in the ancient past; and perhaps an uncertain future. A strange tablet unearthed in the 1930’s by a German archaeological team may be the key to unlocking the mystery of the origin of man. The artifact is discovered to be a powerful example of extra terrestrial technology that leads Dr. Samuel Enoch to a mysterious object on the outer fringe of the solar system. Will this discovery lead to the extinction of humanity? Or will it save our world from certain destruction?

Book Title : I Spy Fly Guy Fly Guy 7

i spy fly guy fly guy 7

Release Date : 2013-11-26
ISBN Code : 9780545667937
Book Author : Tedd Arnold
Book Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
Total Pages : 32

Book Summary :

The 7th book in the bestselling Fly Guy series--with fun foil covers! When Fly Guy and Buzz play hide-and-seek, Fly Guy hides in his favorite place--the garbage can. But as Buzz finishes counting, the garbageman drives away with the garbage and Fly Guy, too! A very worried Buzz follows the truck to the dump, where he sees zillions of flies. Where is Fly Guy?! Time after time, Buzz thinks he spies Fly Guy, only to be snubbed, boinked, or bitten. Then he realizes they've been playing a game. He yells, "I give up. You win!" And Fly Guy leaves his new hiding place--he was on top of Buzz's hat all along!

Book Title : Mr Brown Can Moo Can You Read Listen Edition

mr brown can moo can you read listen edition

Release Date : 2013-09-24
ISBN Code : 9780385383073
Book Author : Seuss
Book Publisher : Random House Books for Young Readers
Total Pages : 36

Book Summary :

Kids will love this noise-filled Bright and Early Book classic from the one and only Dr. Seuss! Mr. Brown is a sound-making wonder! He can hoo hoo like an owl and buzz buzz like a bee. It is so much fun to make noises that you hear every day, like moo and tick-tock. But stranger sounds are fun to make, too . . . like the pip of a goldfish kiss and the grum grum of a hippo chewing gum. Encouraging imaginative play while learning to read, Mr. Brown Can Moo! Can You? will keep kids laughing (when they’re not tick-tocking). Combining brief and funny stories, easy words, catchy rhythm, and lively illustrations, Bright and Early Books are an ideal way to introduce the joys of reading to children. This Read & Listen edition contains audio narration.

Book Title : A Buzz in the Meadow

a buzz in the meadow

Release Date : 2014-09-04
ISBN Code : 9781473511187
Book Author : Dave Goulson
Book Publisher : Random House
Total Pages : 288

Book Summary :

From the author of the Samuel Johnson Prize-shortlisted Sunday Times bestseller A Sting in the Tale In 2003 Dave Goulson bought a derelict farm in the heart of rural France, together with 33 acres of surrounding meadow. Over the course of a decade, he created a place for his beloved bumblebees to thrive along with myriad insects of every kind. In this book you will learn how a deathwatch beetle finds its mate, about the importance of houseflies, why butterflies have spots on their wings, about dragonfly sex, bed-bugs and wasps. But it is also a wake-up call, urging us to cherish and protect life on earth in all its forms. A Buzz in the Meadow is a captivating look at our natural world and a call to arms for nature-lovers everywhere. ‘Glorious’ The Times ‘Captivating’ Independent

Book Title : Your Ad Here

your ad here

Release Date : 2013-04-05
ISBN Code : 9780814724590
Book Author : Michael Serazio
Book Publisher : NYU Press
Total Pages : 224

Book Summary :

2015 Susanne K. Langer Award for Outstanding Scholarship, Media Ecology Association2013 Book of the Year, Visual Communication Division, National Communication Association Amidst the profound upheavals in technology, economics, and culture that mark the contemporary moment, marketing strategies have multiplied, as brand messages creep ever deeper into our private lives. In Your Ad Here, an engaging and timely new book, Michael Serazio investigates the rise of “guerrilla marketing” as a way of understanding increasingly covert and interactive flows of commercial persuasion. Digging through a decade of trade press coverage and interviewing dozens of agency CEOs, brand managers, and creative directors, Serazio illuminates a diverse and fascinating set of campaign examples: from the America’s Army video game to Pabst Blue Ribbon’s “hipster hijack,” from buzz agent bloggers and tweeters to The Dark Knight’s “Why So Serious?” social labyrinth. Blending rigorous analysis with eye-opening reporting and lively prose, Your Ad Here reveals the changing ways that commercial culture is produced today. Serazio goes behind-the-scenes with symbolic creators to appreciate the professional logic informing their work, while giving readers a glimpse into this new breed of “hidden persuaders” optimized for 21st-century media content, social patterns, and digital platforms. Ultimately, this new form of marketing adds up to a subtle, sophisticated orchestration of consumer conduct and heralds a world of advertising that pretends to have nothing to sell.

Book Title : The Game Trilogy

the game trilogy

Release Date : 2013-12-10
ISBN Code : 9781443431583
Book Author : Anders de la Motte
Book Publisher : Harper Collins
Total Pages : 960

Book Summary :

The groundbreaking thriller trilogy taking the world by storm: a deadly game that blurs the line between reality and fiction. Join Henrik “HP” Petterson in the thrilling world of the Game! This special bundle includes all three books in Anders de la Motte’s Game Trilogy: Game, Buzz, and Bubble. In Game, Henrik “HP” Petterson, a slacker with a big ego and no impulse control, finds a cellphone that invites him to play a mysterious, high-stakes game. HP loves the thrill, but it soon becomes clear there is something more sinister at play. In Buzz, HP is newly wealthy due to his success at the Game, but he misses the excitement. When he meets the beautiful and enigmatic Anna Argos, she throws HP’s life into chaos, pitting him against a threat whose existence he cannot prove. In Bubble, HP is living off the grid, hiding from both the police and the makers of the Game. With everything at stake, HP resolves to complete one final mission in order to expose the Game and finally uncover the truth behind it. Praise for The Game trilogy: “Exciting first in a thriller trilogy…. Relentless pacing leads to a stunning finale.” —Publishers Weekly “A taut thriller that will leave the reader excited for the next book in the series.” —Kirkus Reviews “Utterly brilliant.” —Dast Magazine (Sweden) “An insanely entertaining read…. A true thriller delight.” —Skånska Dagbladet (Sweden) “Entertaining and breathless.... Pure entertainment.” —Litteratursiden.dk (Denmark) “Brilliant and fast-paced…. Destined to be an international success.” —Chi (Italy) “Having read Game, you will put aside Mankell and Larsson.” —Polska Dziennik Lódzki (Poland) “Skillfully constructed, very suspenseful and incessantly astonishing.” —Sydsvenskan (Sweden) “A modern thriller that beats all the classic crime stories.” —Mladá fronta Dnes (Czech Republic) “A trilogy you shouldn’t miss…. Escalates to a breakneck level.” —Dagens Nyheter (Sweden) “Once you've picked up this breathtaking novel you won't be able to put it down…. Incredibly fascinating reading.” —AGM Magazin (Germany) “Delightful and thrilling.” —Ekstra Bladet (Denmark) “A perfect story and a completely new style of Scandinavian crime fiction.” —Deník (Czech Republic) “One of the best insights into the vernacular and thinking of the computer generation that we have seen in print... A fast-paced, suspenseful and fun story.” —Fréttabladid (Iceland) “Keeps you enthralled until the very last page.” —Politiken (Denmark)

Book Title : Vote

vote

Release Date : 2013-05-14
ISBN Code : 9780307974525
Book Author : Gary Paulsen
Book Publisher : Wendy Lamb Books
Total Pages : 144

Book Summary :

Kevin Spencer, the hero of Liar, Liar, Flat Broke, and Crush, has a knack for tackling big ideas and goofing up, so what's next? Politics, of course! He's running for office, and his campaign is truly unique.

Book Title : Fly Guy and the Frankenfly Fly Guy 13

fly guy and the frankenfly fly guy 13

Release Date : 2014-08-26
ISBN Code : 9780545795692
Book Author : Tedd Arnold
Book Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
Total Pages : 32

Book Summary :

Buzz dreams about Frankenfly--but Fly Guy is a friend, not a monster! In the latest installment of the NEW YORK TIMES bestselling Fly Guy series, Buzz and Fly Guy spend a day together playing some spooky games and doing arts and crafts projects. When Buzz goes to bed, Fly Guy stays awake and is "bizzie"! Buzz has a nightmare that a gigantic Frankenfly monster is out to get him! But when he wakes up, all he sees is Fly Guy, who fell asleep making posters showing that he and Buzz are best friends. The wacky dream scene involving Frankenfly is fun and hilarious, not scary. Buzz awakens to a sweet message of friendship that is nothing to be afraid of.