Today’s dedicated issue of Shelf Awareness gives a warm welcome to Flatiron Books, Macmillan’s new imprint headed up by Bob Miller.
Flatiron Books’ first list of seven titles is set for Winter 2015, although they do have one major Fall 2014 title: WHAT I KNOW FOR SURE by Oprah Winfrey. When the imprint gets up to full speed, it’ll publish five to six books every month, a range of nonfiction (including cookbooks) and fiction with Amy Einhorn as publisher.
“We’re looking for distinctive ideas from unique voices,” Miller said, and emphasized that the staff will select books they feel passionate about. Einhorn said that Flatiron’s fiction will feature authors who are “wonderful writers and incredible storytellers” in all areas from literary and commercial fiction to young adult crossover.
Flatiron’s First List:
POGUE’S BASICS: Essential Tips and Shortcuts (That No One Bothers to Tell You) for Simplifying the Technology in Your Life by David Pogue
On Sale: December 9, 2014
YOU ARE NOT YOUR PAIN: Using Mindfulness to Relieve Pain, Reduce Stress, and Restore Well-Being—An Eight-Week Program by Vidyamala Burch and Danny Penman
On Sale: January 6, 2015
IRRITABLE HEARTS: A PTSD Love Story by Mac McClelland
On Sale: February 24, 2015
THE BATTLE OF VERSAILLES: The Night American Fashion Stumbled into the Spotlight and Made History by Robin Givhan
On Sale: March 17, 2015
A KIM JONG-IL PRODUCTION: The Extraordinary True Story of a Kidnapped Filmmaker, His Star Actress, and a Young Dictator’s Rise to Power by Paul Fischer
On Sale: March 31, 2015
THE SKELETON CUPBOARD: The Making of a Clinical Psychologist by Tanya Byron
On Sale: April 7, 2015
YEAR OF THE COW: How 420 Pounds of Beef Built a Better Life for One American Family by Jared Stone
On Sale: April 28, 2015
We have limited quantities of Flatiron Books chapter samplers with excerpts from their new titles. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org (subject: Flatiron Books) with your name, title and library’s mailing address and we’ll send you a copy (while supplies last).