Conference Info

Join us for SLJ’s Day of Dialog 2017!

School Library Journal‘s Day of Dialog 2017 registration is now open!!

Join us & School Library Journal in NYC for the most anticipated librarian-only gathering of the year and be informed, inspired, and entertained by the best authors, editors, and publishers in the industry. Spend the day discussing the latest trends and get the inside scoop on the hottest books in the world of children’s and young adult literature.

This event includes a full day of panels and speaker presentations by celebrated authors as well as breakfast, lunch, and a closing reception. Attendees enjoy access to exclusive author signings, free ARCs and an opportunity to network with colleagues from around the country in an intimate library-centric setting. Get a first look at exciting titles due out this fall and walk away with bags filled with books and inspiring ideas for your libraries and classrooms.

Wednesday, May 31, 2017 from 9am–6pm
NYU Kimmel Center
60 Washington Square South
New York, NY 10012

Seating is limited, so RSVP right away.

Click here for more information and to RSVP.

Hope to see you there!

Join us for LJ’s Day of Dialog 2017!

Library Journal‘s Day of Dialog 2017 registration is now open!!

Join us & Library Journal in NYC for the most anticipated librarian-only gathering of the year. Why should you go? You will:

1) Hear about the latest trends in the library and publishing worlds
2) Listen in on hot editor’s buzz and author panels covering a range of topics including the top novelists for the fall/winter season
3) Enjoy access to exclusive author signings and get lots of free ARCs
4) Participate in Library Journal‘s town-hall meeting session to discuss your questions and ideas
5) Connect with publishing professionals (we love to give you free stuff!)
6) Network with library colleagues from around the country

Wednesday, May 31, 2017 from 9am–6pm
John Jay College of Criminal Justice
524 W 59th Street, New York NY 10019

Seating is limited, so RSVP right away.

Click here for more information and to RSVP.

Hope to see you there!

RSVP for the 2017 Children’s & YA Tri-State Book Buzz!

aap logo-newYou are cordially invited to the 2017 Children’s & YA Tri-State Book Buzz!

Attend a full day of fun presentations from major and independent publishers to find out about next year’s big books, debut gems, and in-house favorites. Plus, there will be keynote speeches from authors, tasty treats, ARCs, and so much more!

Anne & Ali will co-present some of the stellar Macmillan titles, but you can check out the full list of participating publishers for each event on the official invitation.

Seating is limited and is available on a first-come, first-served basis, so RSVP ASAP!

AAP Children’s & Teen Tri-State Book Buzz 2017

Wednesday, March 1, 2017 from 8:30am – 5:00pm
Penguin Random House, 14th Floor
1745 Broadway, between 55th and 56th Streets, New York City
Click to download Children’s/YA PDF event invitation

RSVP online to the CHILDREN’S/TEEN Book Buzz here.

See you there!

ALA Midwinter 2017 – Monday Events

WE MADE IT! It’s the last day of ALA Midwinter, so snag the last of our books in the Macmillan (adult) booth #1818 and go out with a bang at the Gala Author Tea with Mary Kay Andrews.

United for Libraries Gala Author Tea with Mary Kay Andrews
2:00-4:00pm
Georgia World Congress Center | Room #B211-B212
This is a ticketed event

Join United for Libraries for this traditional and popular event. Enjoy a light repast of finger sandwiches and tea as several best-selling authors, including Mary Kay Andrews (THE BEACH HOUSE COOKBOOK), discuss their writing. Complimentary author signings will follow the panel discussion.

On-site tickets are $65 each while seats are available. Event code UNI1. Details and ticket information here.

Follow the show’s final moments on Twitter, hashtag #alamw17.

ALA Midwinter 2017 – Sunday Events

Rise and shine, lovely librarians! You’ve got the chance to meet Roshani Chokshi twice (lucky you!), plus we’ve got more great galleys in the Macmillan (adult) booth #1818.

In-booth signing with Roshani Chokshi
10:00-11:00am
Georgia World Congress Center | Booth #1818

Roshani Chokshi will sign complimentary advance copies of her YA novel, A CROWN OF WISHES.

In-booth signing with Lisa Rogak
10:00-11:00am
Georgia World Congress Center | Booth #1326 (Baker & Taylor)

Lisa Rogak will sign complimentary copies of her book, THE TRUE TAILS OF BAKER & TAYLOR.

AAP’s Library Family Feud with Roshani Chokshi
3:00-4:00pm
Georgia World Congress Center | Room A302

Watch local librarians face off against fearless authors, including Roshani Chokshi (A CROWN OF WISHES) in a ferocious battle, Family Feud™ style! The winning team will receive a check, courtesy of AAP and the participating publishers, to be designated to the charity of their choice. Hosted by AAP Childrens’ Library Committee Chair “Quizmaster” Chris Vaccari, Library Marketing Director, Sterling. readmoreremove

ALA Midwinter 2017 – Saturday Events

Good morning, Atlanta!! Come by the Macmillan (adult) booth #1818 for fabulous galleys (especially during the Spotlight on Adult Literature—see LJ‘s ALAMW17 galley guide for more) and show our authors some love by attending today’s events:

In-booth signing with Loretta Ellsworth
9:30-10:30am
Georgia World Congress Center | Booth #1818

Loretta Ellsworth will sign complimentary advance copies of her novel, STARS OVER CLEAR LAKE.

In-booth signing with Lisa Rogak
2:00-3:00pm
Georgia World Congress Center | Booth #1326 (Baker & Taylor)

Lisa Rogak will sign complimentary copies of her book, THE TRUE TAILS OF BAKER & TAYLOR.

“Three’s Company: We’ll be Waiting For You”: The Best in Adult Books from HarperCollins, Macmillan and Sterling
11:30am-12:15pm
Georgia World Congress Center | Book Buzz Theater (on the show floor)

Join Talia Sherer as she presents her favorite forthcoming adult Winter & Spring 2017 titles from Macmillan alongside the hilarious Virginia Stanley (HarperCollins) and always-entertaining Chris Vaccari (Sterling)!

Spotlight on Adult Literature: ARC & Finished Book Giveaway
2:00-4:00pm
Georgia World Congress Center | Booth #1818

Visit our booth and pick up ARCs of the following titles:

Contemporary Fiction:
Sally Hepworth’s THE MOTHER’S PROMISE (St. Martin’s Press)
Victor Lodato’s EDGAR AND LUCY (St. Martin’s Press)
Julie Buntin’s MARLENA (Henry Holt & Co.)
Laurie Frankel’s THIS IS HOW IT ALWAYS IS (Flatiron Books)
Kathleen Rooney’s LILLIAN BOXFISH TAKES A WALK (St. Martin’s Press)

Mystery/Thriller:
Chevy Stevens’s NEVER LET YOU GO (St. Martin’s Press)
Gregg Hurwitz’s THE NOWHERE MAN (Minotaur Books)
Ann Cleeves’s THE CROW TRAP (Minotaur Books)
JoAnn Chaney’s WHAT YOU DON’T KNOW (Flatiron Books)
Mandy Morton’s NO. 2 FELINE DETECTIVE AGENCY (Minotaur Books)

Arthur Curley Memorial Lecture with Ryan Gravel
4:00-5:00pm
Georgia World Congress Center | Sydney Marcus Auditorium Theater

Ryan Gravel, urban visionary, planner, designer, and author of WHERE WE WANT TO LIVE: Reclaiming Infrastructure for a New Generation of Cities, is the award-winning creator of the Atlanta Beltline, a 22-mile transit greenway that will ultimately connect 40 diverse Atlanta neighborhoods to city schools, shopping districts, and public parks. He presents an exciting pitch for how to make cities the kinds of places where we truly want to live, and argues that we can take the future into our own hands and improve our way of life by remodeling cities with better infrastructure to reconnect both neighborhoods and people. A book signing will follow the event. readmoreremove

ALA Midwinter 2017 “Three’s Company” Book Buzz Titles

Here are LOTS of reading recommendations courtesy of Talia’s “Three’s Company” Book Buzz at ALA Midwinter 2017:

ECHOES IN DEATH by J.D. Robb | 9781250123114 | Out: Feb. 7
COME SUNDOWN by Nora Roberts | 9781250123077 | Out: June 6 (LR: 4/20)
EXTRAORDINARY ADVENTURES by Daniel Wallace | 9781250118455 | Out: May 30 (LR: 3/20)
THE SUPREMES SING THE HAPPY HEARTACHE BLUES by Edward Kelsey Moore | 9781250107947 | Out: June 20 (LR: 4/20)
4 3 2 1* by Paul Auster | 9781627794466 | Out: Jan. 31
EDGAR & LUCY* by Victor Lodato | 9781250096982 | Out: March 7
THE MOTHER’S PROMISE* by Sally Hepworth | 9781250077752 | Out: Feb. 21
THE HOPE CHEST* by Viola Shipman | 9781250105073 | Out: March 21
ALMOST MISSED YOU by Jessica Strawser | 9781250107602 | Out: March 28
GONE TO DUST by Matthew Goldman | 9780765391285 | Out: Aug. 15 (LR: 6/20)
PROVING GROUND* by Peter Blauner | 9781250117441 | Out: May 2 (LR: 3/20)
IT’S ALWAYS THE HUSBAND* by Michele Campbell | 9781250081803 | Out: May 16 (LR: 3/20)
HE SAID / SHE SAID by Erin Kelly | 9781250113696 | Out: June 6 (LR: 4/20)
NEVER LET YOU GO by Chevy Stevens | 9781250034564 | Out: March 14
THE FACT OF A BODY: A Murder and a Memoir* by Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich | 9781250080547 | Out : May 16 (LR: 3/20)
MARLENA by Julie Buntin | 9781627797641 | Out: April 4 (LR: 2/20)
THE WOMAN NEXT DOOR by Yewande Omotoso | 9781250124579 | Out: Feb. 7
THE STANDARD GRAND by Jay Baron Nicorvo | 9781250108944 | Out: April 25 (LR: 2/20)
THE BEST OF ADAM SHARP* by Graeme Simsion | 9781250130402 | Out: May 2 (LR: 3/20)
THE MAP THAT LEADS TO YOU* by J.P. Monninger | 9781250060761 | Out: June 13 (LR: 4/20)
THE PEOPLE WE HATE AT THE WEDDING* by Grant Ginder | 9781250095206 | Out: June 6 (LR: 4/20)
UNIVERSAL HARVESTER by John Darnielle | 9780374282103 | Out: Feb. 7
THE CLAIRVOYANTS by Karen Brown | 9781627797054 | Out: Feb. 7
BORNE by Jeff VanderMeer | 9780374115241 | Out: April 25 (LR: 2/20)
TEARS WE CANNOT STOP* by Michael Eric Dyson | 9781250135995 | Available Now
IN THE GREAT GREEN ROOM by Amy Gary | 9781250065360 | Available Now
MY LIFE, MY LOVE, MY LEGACY* by Coretta Scott King | 9781627795982 | Available Now
NO ONE CAN PRONOUNCE MY NAME by Rakesh Satyal | 9781250112118 | Out : May 2 (LR: 3/20)

One of the #alaleftbehind? Then download the handout here. We’ll post a recording of the buzz as soon as it’s available.

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ALA Midwinter 2017 – Friday Events

It’s opening day for ALA Midwinter 2017!

Come by the Macmillan (adult) booth #1818 right at 5:30pm to meet Donna Seaman and get your complimentary copy of her new book, IDENTITY UNKNOWN: Rediscovering Seven American Women Artists, signed by the Booklist editor herself.

Check out our other events, consult LJ‘s ALAMW17 galley guide to know what to grab (especially during tomorrow afternoon’s Spotlight on Adult Literature) and follow the action on Twitter, hashtag #alamw17. Have a great show!

 

See you in Atlanta!

alamw2017Our bags are packed & we’re off to Atlanta for ALA Midwinter! We’ll see you in booth #1818 & at our many events. Don’t forget to review LJ‘s Galley Guide, too!
Safe travels, and stay peachy, friends!
Talia & Anne

LJ’s ALA Midwinter 2017 Galley Guide

So many galleys, so little time! Library Journal‘s Barbara Hoffert put together a guide for ALA Midwinter 2017, so you know just what to grab. Here are her top picks from the Macmillan booth #1818 (and don’t forget to drop in during the United for Libraries (UFL) Spotlight on Adult Literature, Saturday, 1/21, from 2:00 to 4:00pm):
Spotlight giveaways (Saturday, 1/21, 2:00–4:00pm):

EDGAR AND LUCY by Victor Lodato
“The long-awaited follow-up to the PEN USA Award winner MATHILDA SAVITCH, featuring a boy more or less kidnapped from his feckless mother after the deaths of his father and grandmother.”

MARLENA by Julie Buntin
“A high-profile debut whose teenage heroine is saved from loneliness in her new hometown by risk-taking young sophisticate Marlena.”

NEVER LET YOU GO by Chevy Stevens
“Featuring a woman convinced that her abusive ex-husband, just out of jail, is stalking her.”

THE NOWHERE MAN by Gregg Hurwitz
“Whose eponymous protagonist, trained in a shadowy black box orphan program aimed at creating assassins, is himself targeted by the head of the program.”

THIS IS HOW IT ALWAYS IS by Laurie Frankel
“A big-news novel about a little boy who wants to be a girl and the parents who support him.”

THE MOTHER’S PROMISE by Sally Hepworth
“The story of single mother Alice, diagnosed with a fatal disease, who is determined to find a backup family for her teenage daughter.”

More hot fiction:

WALKAWAY by Cory Doctorow
“The multi-award-winning cyber-visionary’s return to adult fiction after eight years, set in a futuristic dystopia where life’s necessities can be printed out via computer but
the world is despoiled and dangerous.”

LILLIAN BOXFISH TAKES A WALK by Kathleen Rooney
“85-year-old Lillian walks through Manhattan on New Year’s Eve, 1984, offering a slowly unfolding view of the city and her own long life.” readmoreremove

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