Following an ambitious summer list, Amazon’s publishing imprint, AmazonEncore, has announced an equally enterprising fall list, including a humorous book for kids written by a fourth-grade teacher, and a women's fiction title originally published on Kindle.
The list consists of 10 titles that will be released in both print and e-formats, including AmazonEncore’s first children’s title, Sweet Farts: Rippin' it Old School by Raymond Bean. The book is a follow-up to Sweet Farts, which Bean published through BookSurge in 2008 and sold 11,000 copies, and will come out August 3. AmazonEncore has hired publicist Rhalee Hughes to work on the book. Hughes said the book fits into the "bathroom humor/poop fiction" genre that has played a big part in getting reluctant boy readers to get excited about books.
Also on the list is A Scattered Life by Karen McQuestion, which carries a blurb from author Delia Ephron, and follows a year in the life of three women. It will be released August 10. McQuestion first published the book through the Kindle Digital Text Platform, and it was the first self-published Kindle book to ever be optioned for film.
The other books, coming in September, October, and November, are The First Assassin by John J. Miller; Russell Wiley is Out to Lunch by Richard Hine, AWOL on the Appalachian Trail by David Miller, Mercury Falls by Robert Kroese; Shaken by J.A. Konrath, The Grove by John Rector, Final Price by J. Gregory Smith, and MetaGame by Sam Landstrom.