Prepub Alert, October 25

I’ve had the pleasure of writing LJ‘s Prepub Alert for over two decades. Now, after months of planning, I’m thrilled to be launching an all-new, much expanded version online. The new, improved Prepub Alert will post every Monday, with daily updates to keep your publishing knowledge fresh. There are lots of books listed in this inaugural edition‚ nearly 50 titles on the main list and nearly 30 titles under What Else Is Hot?‚ in this case, spring mysteries. But there’s more: what exciting new imprint will be taking over your orders next spring, for instance, and what university press title is currently one of Amazon’s biggest sellers? Keep reading to find out. And if you have any comments, please contact me at

Barbara Hoffert About Barbara Hoffert

Barbara Hoffert (, @BarbaraHoffert on Twitter) is Editor, LJ Prepub Alert; past chair of the Materials Selection Committee of the RUSA (Reference and User Services Assn.) division of the American Library Association; and past president, treasurer, and awards chair of the National Book Critics Circle.