Thank you for visiting the Publishers Lunch Bookateria.
Run by Publishers Lunch (the leading daily newsletter for the book publishing industry) and Publishers Marketplace (our companion web site, providing round-the-clock news, deal reports, and many unique databases and tools that publishing professionals rely on), Bookateria is a giant online book discovery store driven by an "industry insider's" view.
Our focus is books making news and building buzz, as we tap into our comprehensive coverage of the books and authors that booksellers, editors, agents, rights-buyers, reviewers and others are talking about.
Bookateria bestseller lists are based on our aggregation and analysis of all major national lists; "recently reviewed" highlights the books getting full-length newspaper reviews in the past week; "just announced" focuses on high-profile surprise acquisitions available soon; and "author deal news" connects our comprehensive deal reports of 50 or more new sales a day to books you can buy right now. Our own staff catalogs "buzz books" that the industry is touting as new discoveries of note, and some of the other featured Bookateria lists draw on recommendations from a variety of booksellers and bellwether award nominations to connect avid readers everywhere to what the publishing industry is talking about.
We have just started serving up books, so you may encounter some glitches, but we're eager to have visitors and live feedback. We are working on improving the source data and search matching; here is some of what you may encounter while that work is underway:
Books missing metadata or with incorrect metadata
Some books have incorrect or missing book metadata (such as cover images or book descriptions). Most of this is a function of our primary catalog/metadata sources--and our ambition to offer a full catalog of books available in the US. We are working to fill in data wherever possible. Let us know if there is data that publishers have issued but that we are not receiving for some reason. There are also some irregularities in publisher names that will be corrected shortly.
International editions showing rather than US editions
Our data is restricted to show titles available in the US only. If you see non-US editions listed in Bookateria, they have likely been marked incorrectly in the source metadata. Let us know if you see titles that need manual adjustment.
Different format showing up than expected
In general, we have tried to create one page per book, focused on a primary format, so that users don't have multiple versions of the same book to browse through. (Customers can choose any format once they click through to a retailer.) We currently display the information for the most recently published print version of a title, including formats that will go onsale within the next month.
We have many more features and lists planned for the coming months along with basic catalog and search upgrades, and we welcome your ideas and feedback as we go. Write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org with ideas, problems or praise, and thanks for your patience as we work out the bugs.
A couple of additional notes: All merchandising decisions are controlled by the Publishers Lunch staff. Store technology and back-end is powered by Random House Digital.
Publishers Lunch Bookateria also provides a completely private environment for searching books. We do not identify or track your book browsing at all, and no algorithms will come to dubious conclusions about your reading habits.
Thanks for visiting and happy shopping!