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Book publishing industry newsletter and website Publishers Lunch is previewing hot fall titles — by authors like Junot Diaz, Dennis Lehane and Barbara Kingsolver — in a free e-book, “BEA Buzz Books,” ahead of major publishing fair BookExpo America in June in New York.

Book publishing industry newsletter and website Publishers Lunch is previewing hot fall titles in a free e-book, “BEA Buzz Books,” ahead of major publishing fair BookExpo America in June in New York.

The e-book contains excerpts from over 30 fall titles across publishers and genres — including “This Is How You Lose Her” by Junot Diaz, “Live by Night” by Dennis Lehane, “Waging Heavy Peace” by Neil Young and “Flight Behavior” by Barbara Kingsolver.

The e-book is “our answer to the BEA discovery problem,” Publishers Lunch says, so “attendees can arrive at the convention having already sampled dozens of the most promoted books.” It’s also “a contribution to improving general consumer discovery” of new titles.

Publishers Lunch is releasing two editions of the e-book: one for the trade and one for consumers. The trade edition includes “detailed publisher rights, publicity and promotion information and contacts for each title, and lets you know what kind of BEA promotion and giveaways (if any) are planned for each book. Plus, nearly all of the excerpts click through to NetGalley, where registered users can either download the full digital galley or request it from the publisher.” You can download it here, in Kindle format or EPUB.

The consumer edition “omits the trade and BEA-related info that isn’t relevant to general readers but keeps all the excerpts, and adds click-throughs to pre-order from the three major stores with that capability.” Click here for download links from all e-book retailers.

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