Welcome to the season of hope and green shoots and new books. In this, our third season gathering our announcements with the help of Above the Treeline’s Edelweiss system, we had almost exactly 3,000 more titles to chose from than our Fall 2011 listings—11,320, to be exact (these, again, include children’s titles, selected listings of which will appear in our February 20 Spring Children’s Announcement issue).
Readers are encouraged to visit the full aggregation of title information for all these titles, at publishersweekly.com/announcements, where they can browse the titles submitted by using a variety of helpful filters—by publisher, imprint, subject category, publication date, and format. The site, chockfull of information on each book (full description, author bios, marketing plans, on-sale dates, etc.) is set to go live Monday, January 23.
The following pages contain our editors’ picks of the notable books of the season by category, 1,159 titles in all across the 20 categories, ranging from art, business, and cookbooks to fiction, memoir, lifestyle, poetry, sports—and this season, travel. Our editors also selected their top 10 books in each category, which they introduce with essays. We hope that this selection gives booksellers, librarians, and media a good snapshot of what the spring season holds in store. Online, they can find the big picture.
Click the links below to read our listings in each of these categories:
Art & Architecture
History & Military History
Literary Essays & Criticism
Mysteries & Thrillers