The AmazonEncore press release went out about a month ago and I'm just getting around to posting it (having been working on the second novel while editing the first). Below is an excerpt; the whole thing can be found here.
SEATTLE, Sep 28, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) today announced that AmazonEncore will introduce eight exceptional new books this spring. The list features compelling works of fiction including "Catcher, Caught" by Sarah Collins Honenberger; "Stalina" by Emily Rubin; "The Summer Son" by Craig Lancaster; "Regarding Ducks and Universes" by Neve Maslakovic; "Faking It" and "Ordinary World" by Elisa Lorello; and "Nickel Plated" by Aric Davis, as well as the physical edition debut of J.A. Konrath's "Shaken" (available first on Kindle in October 2010). The spring 2011 list also marks the imprint's first diet book, "Get Real and Stop Dieting!" by Brett Blumenthal. AmazonEncore books are available in print format atwww.amazon.comand as wireless digital downloads in less than 60 seconds from the Kindle Store (www.amazon.com/kindlestore) to Kindle devices and Kindle apps. For more information on AmazonEncore and upcoming titles, visitwww.amazon.com/encore.
"We've been happily overwhelmed with great books to share with readers this spring," said Jeff Belle, Vice President, Amazon.com Books. "With four great additions to our fall publishing list--including AmazonEncore's first picture book--and spring books ranging from our first diet book to a science-fiction twinged tale from a Yugoslavian immigrant, we hope every reader finds something to enjoy."
Neve Maslakovic's "Regarding Ducks and Universes" is a novel about a culinary writer who learns that he has an alter ego in an alternate universe and who sets out to snoop around his alter ego's life, with dangerous consequences. A native of Belgrade, Maslakovic earned her Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Stanford University and is a member of the Loft Literary Center. She currently lives in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area. "Regarding Ducks and Universes" is her first novel and will be published on Feb. 22.
Announced in May 2009, AmazonEncore is a program which identifies exceptional books and emerging authors using information on Amazon.com, such as customer reviews and sales data. Amazon then works with the authors to introduce or re-introduce their books to readers through marketing and distribution into multiple channels and formats, such as the Amazon Books Store, Amazon Kindle Store, and national and independent bookstores via third-party wholesalers. AmazonEncore is a brand for titles published by Amazon Content Services LLC.
Galleys of these titles are available for the media and can be obtained by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org.