Amazon Publishing has announced the first set of titles to be released under the New Harvest title, as part of the Houghton Mifflin Harcourt catalogue. Set to publish in Fall (Autumn) 2012, the nine titles announced are:
Outside In: The Power of Putting Customers at the Center of Your Business
by Harley Manning and Kerry Bodine (August 28th 2012)
Forrester Research analysts Manning and Bodine look at how companies can do more than pay mere lip service to the needs of their customers.
Why Have Kids? A New Mom Explores the Truth About Parenting and Happiness
by Jessica Valenti (September 4th 2012)
The US blogger and feminist, whose first child was born a couple of years ago, explores the realities of parenting..
My Mother Was Nuts: A Memoir
by Penny Marshall (September 18th 2012)
The Laverne & Shirley star discusses her long Hollywood career.
Too Good To Be True: A Memoir
by Ben Anastas (October 9th 2012)
The US novelist looks back at his own life, from his childhood to his current problems.
Care of Wooden Floors: A Novel
by Will Wiles (October 9th 2012)
A satire about a man looking after a delicate floor. Read The Guardian’s review here.
by Billy Ray Cyrus (October 16th 2012)
A memoir from Cyrus, famous not only for his own music and acting careers but also for being the father of Miley Cyrus (aka Hannah Montana).
The 4-Hour Chef: The Simple Path to Cooking Like a Pro, Learning Anything, and Living the Good Life
by Timothy Ferriss (November 20th 2012)
The latest part of the 4-Hour life improvement brand from Ferris. Read the original press release here.
by Anonymous (January 8th 2013)
A satirical novel about reality TV.
For a Song and a Hundred Songs
by Liao Yiwu, translated by Wenguang Huang (January 15th 2013)
Yiwu, author of The Corpse Walker, writers about the brutal reality of life in a Chinese prison.
It’s a pretty eclectic list of titles, presumably designed to appeal to a wide range of different readers. It’s unclear whether the titles will be available in Barnes & Noble stores, but otherwise Amazon seems to be using the New Harvest imprint to push its new role as a publisher to new horizons. Analysts will be watching closely to see if the company can score an early hit.