New England Book Alert

NEIBA_Book_AlertBuyers and Booksellers Get Your Advanced Reading Here. All you have to do is click on the contact for each publisher and tell them you would like to receive an advance reading copy.






By Brian Adams (Northampton, MA)

Offline, a romantic romp through the dark underbelly of technology, stars seventeen-year-old Meagan, an online dating addict scared to death of offline “relationships.” Banished to her gay hippie grandfather’s farm in Western Massachusetts, she comes to terms with her raging netaholism, while discovering the joys and heartbreaks of offline relationships.

Green Writers Press
9781732743427          Paperback               $12.99
Publication Date: April 22, 2019

Contact: Dede Cummings,



A Yankee Whaler in the Slave Trade
By Anthony J. Connors (Westport, MA )

Edward Davoll was a respected New Bedford whaling captain in an industry at its peak in the 1850s. But mid-career, disillusioned with whaling, desperately lonely at sea, and experiencing financial problems, he turned to the slave trade, with disastrous results. This riveting biography reveals the deadly combination of greed and racial antipathy that sustained this morally repugnant industry.

Bright Leaf (an imprint of the University of Massachusetts Press)
9781625344052           Trade Paperback            $22.95
Publication Date: April 26, 2019

Contact: Courtney Andree,



Historic Houses of Eastern Massachusetts
By Beth Luey (Fairhaven, MA)

In At Home, Beth Luey uses diaries, wills, letters, and architectural plans to craft delightful narratives of some of the Commonwealth’s most notable abodes and the people who variously built, acquired, or renovated them—from Louisa May Alcott’s Orchard House in Concord to the Mary Baker Eddy House in Chestnut Hill and Edward Gorey’s Elephant House in Yarmouth Port.

Bright Leaf (an imprint of the University of Massachusetts Press)
9781625344199            Trade Paperback             $19.95
Publication Date: April 26, 2019

Contact: Courtney Andree,


Cultural Change on Two Wheels
By Lorenz J. Finison (Needham, MA)

This lively follow-up to Boston’s Cycling Craze traces the city’s cycling history over the last half of the twentieth century, chronicling the activities of environmental and social justice activists, stories of women breaking into male-dominated professions by becoming bike messengers and mechanics, and challenges faced by African American cyclists.

Bright Leaf (an imprint of the University of Massachusetts Press)
9781625344113             Trade Paperback              $19.95
Publication Date: March 22, 2019

Contact: Courtney Andree,



By Baseball Prospectus (Boston, MA)

This portable edition of the industry-leading baseball annual contains all of the important statistics, player projections and insider-level commentary focused on the Red Sox. It features detailed reports on top 10 prospects including fantasy values and commentary. Take it out to the ball game or wherever you follow your team!

Stylus Publishing
9781949332025            Paperback             $11.99
Publication Date: March 30, 2019

Contact: Jean Westcott,