Zest Books publishes smart and edgy nonfiction for teens. Learn more about our new book releases and company news below.

Review Copy Requests for the Media:

Zest Books is happy to provide review copies of books to media outlets and book reviewers at magazines, journals, and other print publications, as well as to broadcast media. We will selectively provide ARCs and review copies to online book reviewers and blog sites, and will make reading copies available to booksellers, educators, and librarians on a case-by-case basis.

To request review copies of Zest Books titles or to schedule an interview or event with an author, please send a detailed email to

Digital Advance Review Copies—Galleys for Reviewers

Through our distributor, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Zest Books is a subscriber to NetGalley, an online service for the electronic delivery of ARCs. NetGalley is free for reviewers and media and you can preview books on many devices. Click here to sign up for NetGalley, and find our titles by searching for Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Books for Children in the publishers’ listings.

Desk Copies

If you are a teacher and wish to use one of our books for your class, Zest Books is also happy to provide a complimentary desk copy. To request a desk copy, please email


For additional inquiries about Zest Books, our authors, and our books, please contact Zest Books’ marketing and publicity director at

Zest Books in the News

Library Journal: New Adult Genre Spotlight (interview with Dan Harmon)

School Library Journal: Zest Books Enters ‘New Adult’ Market with Pulp Imprint

Publishers Weekly: Zest Books Launches New ‘New Adult’ Imprint

Zest Books Launches ‘Pulp’ Imprint for New Adults

“Taking Teens Totally Seriously,” An Interview with Daniel Harmon in ForeWord Reviews, Summer 2013

Station to ‘Station’: The Rebirth of a Foreign Cult Classic 

Zest Books Launches New Line of Memoirs for Teens

Interview with Ann Edwards, Marketing Associate at Zest Books

Interview with Tanya Napier, Zest Books’ Art Director

Publisher Hallie Warshaw Discusses Ebooks with GoodEReader

Interview with Hallie Warshaw in Foreword Magazine

Press Releases


Go to Hells: An Updated Guide to Dante’s Underworld 

The Weird World of Words: A Guided Tour

Sex: An Uncensored Introduction

The Next Big Thing: A History of the Boom-or-Bust Moments That Shaped the Modern World

Friends and Frenemies: The Good, the Bad, and the Awkward

Prison Island: A Graphic Memoir

Whoppers: History’s Most Outrageous Lies and Liars

Mug It! Easy & Delicious Meals for One

Speak Up! A Guide to Having Your Say and Speaking Your Mind

Plotted: A Literary Atlas

UnSlut: A Diary and a Memoir


Alice + Freda Forever: A Murder in Memphis

Daisy to the Rescue: True Stories of Daring Dogs, Paramedic Parrots, and Other Animal Heroes

Tomboy: A Graphic Memoir

Sticky Fingers: DIY Duct Tape Projects–Easy to Pick up, Hard to Put Down

The Green Teen Cookbook: Recipes for All Seasons–Written by Teens, for Teens

Undecided: Navigating Life and Learning After High School

77 Things You Absolutely Have to Do Before You Finish College

Members Only: Secret Societies, Sects, and Cults Exposed!

Rockin’ the Boat: 50 Iconic Revolutionaries–From Joan of Arc to Malcolm X

Debunk It! How to Stay Sane in a World of Misinformation


How Not to Be a Dick: An Everyday Etiquette Guide

Little Fish: A Memoir

Historical Heartthrobs: 50 Timeless Crushes–from Cleopatra to Camus

Scared Stiff: Everything You Need to Know about 50 Famous Phobias

Seven Deadly Clicks: Essential Lessons for Online Safety and Success

Why? Answer to Everyday Questions

How to Lose Everything: A Mostly True Story

Make the Grade: Everything You Need to Study Better, Stress Less, and Succeed in School

Super Pop! Pop Culture Top Ten Lists to Help You Win at Trivia, Survive in the Wild, and Make It Through the Holidays

The How-To Handbook: Shortcuts and Solutions for the Problems of Everyday Life

A Girl’s Guide to Fitting in Fitness

The Prom Book: The Only Guide You’ll Ever Need

Holy Spokes: A Biking Bible for Everyone

Zoo Station (A Memoir): The Story of Christiane F.


Dear Teen Me: Authors Write Letters to Their Teen Selves

Regine’s Book: A Teen Girl’s Last Words

Zest Books Launches New Line of “True Stories”

Dead Strange: The Bizarre Truths Behind 50 World-Famous Mysteries

The End: 50 Apocalyptic Visions from Pop Culture

Junk-Box Jewelry

Don’t Sit On the Baby


47 Things You Can Do for the Environment


How to Fight, Lie, and Cry Your Way to Popularity (and a Prom Date)

The Look Book


Start It Up



Take Me With You

Sex: A Book for Teens



In the Driver’s Seat

Reel Culture

Skin: The Bare Facts

Split in Two



Girls Against Girls

The Dictionary of High School B.S.

Been There, Survived That

Fashion 101

Indie Girl


Girl in a Funk

Girl in a Fix

The Date Book


Where’s My Stuff?