Penguin Group (USA) Introduces Holiday eSampler

eSampler includes over 40 excerpts from books past, present, and future, and is available free wherever eBooks are sold

Dec 14, 2011, 09:06 ET from Penguin Group (USA)

NEW YORK, Dec. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Penguin Group (USA) announced today the release of its Holiday eSampler featuring excerpts from over 40 frontlist, backlist, and upcoming titles. Available for free wherever eBooks are sold, this collection provides readers with the opportunity to browse sample chapters of a variety of adult and young adult books across genres: from bestselling thrillers and critically-acclaimed literary fiction to award-winning nonfiction and classic literature. Each title can be purchased or preordered directly from the eSampler via customized "Buy" links for each eReader.

Matthew Boyd, Publishing Manager at Penguin Group (USA) said: "The Penguin Holiday eSampler is a great way to discover your next favorite book and find out what your family and friends really want this holiday season. Books always make the best gifts, whether you're buying for others or for yourself, and with the Penguin Holiday eSampler, you're just a few clicks away from some of the best fiction, nonfiction, and young adult books we have to offer."

Inspired by Charles Dickens, the sampler is divided into "books past, present, and future."  The Past section features both classic and recent books that have become reader favorites. The Present section includes bestselling and award-winning novels and nonfiction from 2011, and finally, the Future section showcases upcoming books that will be published just after the New Year in January that readers can preorder. The full list of titles is below.

The following Penguin Group (USA) titles are included in the Holiday eSampler collection:

City of Thieves by David Benioff
Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing by Judy Blume
Girl with a Pearl Earring by Tracy Chevalier
Ranger's Apprentice by John Flanagan
Fall of Giants by Ken Follett
Eat Pray Love by Elizabeth Gilbert
The Magicians by Lev Grossman
At Home in Mitford by Jan Karon
The Reason for God by Tim Keller
On the Road by Jack Kerouac
The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd
Girl in Translation by Jean Kwok
Drive by Daniel Pink
The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
The Help by Kathryn Stockett
This is Where I Leave You by Jonathan Tropper

The Weird Sisters by Eleanor Brown
Washington by Ron Chernow
The Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother by Amy Chua
Locked On by Tom Clancy
Shelter by Harlan Coben
Matched by Ally Condie
Red Mist by Patricia Cornwell
Prince of Ravenscar by Catherine Coulter
Devil's Gate by Clive Cussler
The Ideal Man by Julie Garwood
V is for Vengeance by Sue Grafton
Theodore Boone #1 by John Grisham
A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness
The New New Rules by Bill Maher
Bloodlines by Richelle Mead
The Better Angels of Our Nature by Steven Pinker
The Next Always by Nora Roberts
Shock Wave by John Sandford
Rules of Civility by Amor Towles
The Quest by Daniel Yergin

Lunatics by Dave Barry and Alan Zweibel
More Room in a Broken Heart by Stephen Davis
Believing the Lie by Elizabeth George
The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
Down the Darkest Road by Tami Hoag
Breakdown by Sara Paretsky

Penguin Group (USA) Inc. is the U.S. member of the internationally renowned Penguin Group.  Penguin Group (USA) is one of the leading U.S. adult and children's trade book publishers, owning a wide range of imprints and trademarks, including Viking, G. P. Putnam's Sons, The Penguin Press, Riverhead Books, Dutton, Penguin Books, Berkley Books, Gotham Books, Portfolio, New American Library, Plume, Tarcher, Philomel, Grosset & Dunlap, Puffin, and Frederick Warne, among others. The Penguin Group ( is part of Pearson plc, the international media company.

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