Book publishers are trying to fire up the masses for their fall and winter books as BookExpo for the trade is followed by BookCon for the general public, running from Wednesday through Sunday.
Hillary Clinton may have lost the election, but she is still pretty popular among the publishing world.
She is pulling a sellout crowd for her address Thursday evening at the Javits Center in the same glass ceiling venue where her plans to deliver a triumphant election night speech were upended by Trumpâ€™s victory.
Her publisher, Simon & Schuster, is keeping the title of her latest memoir under wraps but clearly hopes that following its October release it turns into one of its biggest hits this fall.
Chelsea Clinton will be appearing at BookCon on Sunday, to sign copies of her new book, titled â€œShe Persisted: 13 American Women Who Changed the World,â€ from Penguin Young Readers.
NASA astronaut Scott Kellyâ€™s memoir, â€œEndurance: A Year in Space, A Lifetime of Discovery,â€ hits on Oct. 17, with one of the biggest first printings of the season for a nonfiction work.
The Knopf imprint said it plans to roll out 750,000 first printing copies, and his is one of the featured breakfast talks aimed at the trade Thursday morning.
One of the big breaking new books, â€œHunting El Chapoâ€ by Cole Merrell and Douglas Century from HarperCollins (owned by News Corp., which also owns The Post), is about the DEA team that engaged in an eight-year hunt to bring in Public Enemy No. 1. It also lands in October with a 200,000 copy first print.
On the fiction side, one of its biggest offerings is Louise Erdrichâ€™s â€œFuture Home of the Living God,â€ with 300,000 copies expected to hit in September.