Booksellers – Viewing Buzz

Edelweiss is one of the few places in which professional readers can get access to digital review copies. This has led to the aggregation of reviews and shelf activity of Edelweiss users. As it happens, Edelweiss is where book professionals (booksellers, librarians, bloggers, publisher sales reps, reviewers, and so many more folks) go to find what is coming around the bend in publishing. So the Buzz area of Edelweiss is an extraordinarily powerful way to look at which titles are earning pre-publication buzz among those people for whom books are life, so to speak.

You can see “Buzz” for a few different groups of users, including your coworkers, your Edelweiss “Friends,” and (assuming your store is an ABA member) the ABA affiliate group.

Click into your Buzz page at the top of the screen to see the various filter options and to see the list of Buzz titles in a catalog-style view:

Helpfully, you can sort this list of titles by Review, Shelf, or Buzz activity, among other options.


Click one of those to see actual reviews and actual shelf activity.

You can choose Honors to show titles that have received starred reviews from various review publications like Booklist or Publishers Weekly, or awards like Indie Next.  To find these books, click Honors from the lefthand side of the Buzz page.  You can set the time frame, which corresponds to when the book received the award (rather than the publication date).  A full list of Honors designations can be found here.

It’s also possible to apply a Saved Filter here or refine by a number of different criteria. You can also sort this list of titles by Review, Shelf, or Buzz activity, among other options.