In keeping with the short week (as least for some people), this is a short Prepub Alert. Partly, it’s because I’ve been working on LJ‘s annual book-buying survey‚ where I’ve learned, for instance, that horror circs better in the suburbs than the cities and rural communities are big on history but not so big on self-help. This week’s pick focuses on David Vann, an esteemed author now on his second novel whom I’m glad to single out. Fiction features six big thrillers, a category that this year’s book-buying survey placed fourth in the fiction circulation ranks, right after mystery, general fiction, and romance. Nonfiction features two important current events titles. To find out what happened to current events in this year’s survey, look for my story in the February 15 issue. I was pretty looped.
A Short Note for a Short Week
By January 16, 2012on