BOOKEXPO ANNOUNCES EDITORS' BUZZ LINE-UPS SPOTLIGHTING THE INDUSTRY’S NEXT WAVE OF BREAKOUT AUTHORS

03/09/2018

Program Credited with Finding Upcoming Best Sellers Names Selections for Adult, Young Adult, and Middle Grade Buzz Panels

Norwalk, CT, March 9, 2018:  Today, BookExpo announced the selected titles for the prestigious Editors’ Buzz program, which notes the top authors and titles expected to resonate with readers in late 2018/early 2019. There are three Editors’ Buzz Panels where the books’ editors will present the selected titles:

  • The Adult Editors’ Buzz Panel will be Wednesday, May 30 at 1:45 PM
  • The Young Adult Editors’ Buzz Panel will be Thursday, May 31 at 10:00 AM
  • The Middle Grade Editors’ Buzz Panel will be Friday, June 1 at 11:00 AM

BookExpo’s Editors’ Buzz program has a brilliant track record of predicting the coming year’s hottest books. Last year’s selections included breakthrough books such as: The Woman In The Window, by A.J. Finn; The Immortalists, by Chloe Benjamin; Stay With Me, by Ayobami Adebayo; My Absolute Darling, by Gabriel Tallent; THE 57 BUS: A True Story of Two Teenagers and the Crime That Changed Their Lives, by Dashka Slater; Gertie’s Leap to Greatness, by Kate Beasley; and The Stars Beneath Our Feet, by David Barclay Moore. Nine of the books that the program selected between 2016 and 2017 hit The New York Times Best Sellers lists. 

“BookExpo’s Editors’ Buzz program has an impressive track record of selecting the books that quickly become part of the national conversation,” said Brien McDonald, Event Director for BookExpo & BookCon. “BookExpo’s attendees value the discovery our event provides and the Editors’ Buzz panels are the ideal platform to hear about the next bestsellers.
The selection process was made by three separate committees comprised of publishing industry professionals from titles submitted by exhibiting publishers. From these titles, the committees were charged with looking for books that will grab the attention of - and engage - a wide variety of readers. The Buzz Panel presentations, which feature book editors discussing the individual selections, will be supplemented with Author Buzz panels where the selected authors will discuss their work.

The full list of Buzz selections can be found below:

BOOKEXPO 2018 ADULT BOOK EDITORS’ BUZZ SELECTIONS

  • Maid
    Stephanie Land
    Hachette Books
    Publication Date: December 26, 2018

  • Ohio: A Novel
    Stephen Markley
    Simon & Schuster
    Publication Date: August 21, 2018

  • She Would Be King
    Wayétu Moore
    Graywolf Press
    Publication Date: September 11, 2018

  • Small Animals
    Kim Brooks
    Flatiron Books
    Publication Date: August 21, 2018

  • The Real Lolita: The Kidnapping of Sally Horner and the Novel that Scandalized the World
    Sarah Weinman
    Ecco
    Publication Date: September 11, 2018

  • There Will Be No Miracles Here
    Casey Gerald
    Riverhead Books
    Publication Date: October 2, 2018

 

YOUNG ADULT BOOKEXPO EDITORS’ BUZZ SELECTIONS 2018

  • Darius the Great is Not Okay
    Adib Khorram
    Dial Books for Young Readers
    Publication Date: September 4, 2018

  • The Girl King
    Mimi Yu
    Bloomsbury Children's Books
    Publication Date: October 2, 2018

  • Girls of Paper and Fire
    Natasha Ngan
    JIMMY Patterson
    Publication Date: October 23, 2018

  • Sadie
    Courtney Summers
    Wednesday Books
    Publication Date: September 11, 2018

  • The Similars
    Rebecca Hanover
    Sourcebooks Fire
    Publication Date: January 8, 2019

MIDDLE GRADE BOOKEXPO EDITORS’ BUZZ SELECTIONS 2018

  • Everlasting Nora
    Marie Cruz
    Starscape
    Publication Date: October 2, 2018

  • I’m Ok
    Patti Kim
    Atheneum Books for Young Readers
    Publication Date: October 9, 2018

  • Monstrous Devices
    Damien Love
    Viking Children’s Books
    Publication Date: November 13, 2018

  • Sanity & Tallulah, Book 1
    Molly Brooks
    Disney-Hyperion
    Publication Date: October 23, 2018

  • Short & Skinny
    Mark Tatulli
    Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
    Publication Date: October 23, 2018

 

For more information or to register, please visit www.bookexpoamerica.com.

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BookExpo is North America’s largest gathering of book trade professionals attracting an audience from around the globe. The event is designed to lead the global publishing industry to its consumer driven future and celebrate storytelling in all its forms. It’s the place where industry, authors and readers converge to define the direction of the publishing industry for years to come. BookExpo provides a focused professional environment to discover emerging authors and the next blockbuster titles, engage with the world’s most influential publishers and learn from industry leaders and peers. BookExpo is organized with the support of association partners including the Association of American Publishers (AAP), the American Booksellers Association (ABA) and the Association of Authors’ Representatives (AAR).

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