Prepub Alert, November 15

Welcome to the latest edition of Prepub Alert, which includes expanded coverage of the top fiction and nonfiction six months in advance of publication. This week you’ll find 47 titles ranging from Lawrence Block’s new Matthew Scudder thriller to Mitchell Zuckoff’s Lost in Shangri-La, a chilling true-life World War II tale. “Coming Attractions” lists some hot summer titles, while “This Week’s Book Buzz” highlights a few titles that are breaking out now. Don’t miss last week’s “Publisher’s Perspective,” an inteview with Gordon Wood and his editor on the surge in books on the Revolution, or “What Else Is Hot?: Spring Baking.” Up this week: a talk with Guy Fieri’s editor and what LJ’s top ten Best Book authors are doing next.

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.