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Booklist “Best Bets for Book Clubs” Webinar Titles

What’s the best way to get your library’s book club talking? Read and recommend these discussion-worthy Macmillan titles that Talia presented at yesterday’s Booklist‘s “Best Bets for Book Clubs” collection development webinar:

THE BOOK OF SPECULATION by Erika Swyler (download the guide)
Tale of Shikanoko series by Lian Hearn (download the guide for all 4 books)
Book 1: EMPEROR OF THE EIGHT ISLANDS
Book 2: AUTUMN PRINCESS, DRAGON CHILD
Book 3: LORD OF THE DARKWOOD
Book 4: THE TENGU’S GAME OF GO
THE SPORT OF KINGS by C.E. Morgan (download the guide)
THE LAST PAINTING OF SARA DE VOS by Dominic Smith (download the guide)
IN THE COUNTY WE LOVE by Diane Guerrero (download the guide)
IF I WAS YOUR GIRL by Meredith Russo (download the guide)
AN UNRESTORED WOMAN by Shobha Rao (download the guide)
TRULY MADLY GUILTY by Liane Moriarty (download the guide)
THEY MAY NOT MEAN TO, BUT THEY DO by Cathleen Schine (download the guide)
BEING MORTAL by Atul Gawande (download the guide)

Here’s a link to the full presentation slides and you can download the Excel sheet of all titles presented (with ISBNs). You can also view the archived webinar here.

Want more book club ideas? Check out suggestions from the NEA Big Read, Librarian of Congress Dr. Carla Hayden & more right here.

ALA Annual 2016 Book Buzz Titles

Here’s a sneak peek at all the great Macmillan books that Anne “sweet teeth” Spieth will be sharing at the “Two for the Show” book buzz this afternoon from 2:30-3:15pm at the Book Buzz Theater (on the show floor at the end of the 1200 aisle near booths 1275 & 1375):

BEHIND CLOSED DOORS* | B.A. Paris | 9781250121004 | Hardcover | On Sale 8/9/16
DAISY IN CHAINS | Sharon Bolton | 9781250103420 | Hardcover | On Sale 9/20/16 (LR deadline: 7/20)
THE NEXT* | Stephanie Gangi | 9781250110565 | Hardcover | On Sale 10/18/16 (LR deadline: 8/20)
CHILDREN OF THE NEW WORLD | Alexander Weinstein | 9781250098993 | Paperback | On Sale 9/13/16 (LR deadline: 7/20)
The Tale of Shikanoko series | Lian Hearn
     EMPEROR OF THE EIGHT ISLANDS (Book 1) | 9780374536312 | Paperback | Available Now
     AUTUMN PRINCESS, DRAGON CHILD (Book 2) | 9780374536329 | Paperback | Available Now
     LORD OF THE DARKWOOD (Book 3) | 9780374536336 | Paperback | On Sale 8/9/16
     THE TENGU’S GAME OF GO (Book 4) | 9780374536343 | Paperback | On Sale 9/27/16 (LR deadline: 7/20)
ALL THE LITTLE LIARS | Charlaine Harris | 9781250090034 | Hardcover | On Sale 10/4/16 (LR deadline: 8/20)
THE SECRETS OF WISHTIDE | Kate Saunders | 9781632864499 | Hardcover | On Sale 9/13/16 (LR deadline: 7/20)
A MOST NOVEL REVENGE | Ashley Weaver | 9781250060457 | Hardcover | On Sale 10/11/16 (LR deadline: 8/20)
THE WHITE MIRROR | Elsa Hart | 9781250074966 | Hardcover | On Sale 9/6/16 (LR deadline: 7/20)
THE ONE MAN* | Andrew Gross | 9781250079503 | Hardcover | On Sale 8/23/16
I WILL SEND RAIN | Rae Meadows | 9781627794268 | Hardcover | On Sale 8/9/16
THE BLIND ASTRONOMER’S DAUGHTER | John Pipkin | 9781632861870 | Hardcover | On Sale 10/11/16 (LR deadline: 8/20)
TO CAPTURE WHAT WE CANNOT KEEP* | Beatrice Colin | 9781250071446 | Hardcover | On Sale 11/29/16 (LR deadline: 9/20)

Fun fact: all of these titles are available as ARC giveaways tomorrow in the Macmillan booth #2115!

Download the book buzz handout, complete with information about getting whitelisted for Macmillan e-galleys and participating in LibraryReads!

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Sci-Fi/Fantasy Roundup

These new & forthcoming science fiction & fantasy titles will transport you to another world:

SPELLS OF BLOOD AND KIN by Claire Humphrey
“Human warmth underlies this exciting and furiously paced fable of fur, fangs, and family. Emphasizing intricate family dynamics alongside shape-changing and magic, Humphrey’s debut merges victim and victimizer, reality and the occult. This paranormal tale stands out even in its very crowded field.” — Publishers Weekly, starred review

THE BIG SHEEP by Robert Kroese
Sherlock meets Blade Runner in this novel that explores society’s fascination with celebrity in a futuristic dystopic LA, with a genetically modified sheep in the center of it all. “Fans of Sherlock Holmes and Douglas Adams’s ‘Dirk Gently’ novels will find things to love in Kroese’s latest.” — Library Journal, starred review

TIME SIEGE by Wesley Chu
“In this engrossing sequel to TIME SALVAGER, Chu continues a futuristic saga that pits fugitive time traveler James Griffin-Mars and his allies, who seek to rescue a ravaged Earth from utter destruction, against Valta, the megacorporation that rules the galaxies. The story’s intricate plotting, breathtaking battles, and hefty doses of cruelty, betrayal, sacrifice, courage, and hope culminate in a cliff-hanger that will leave readers longing for the next installment.” — Publishers Weekly, starred review

INFOMOCRACY by Malka Older
Little Brother meets The West Wing in this “sparkling debut”* high-tech political cyberthriller about a global information monopoly attempting to prevent election sabotage and world war. “This intriguing thought experiment is perfectly timed to leave readers pondering the meaning of voting and representative government in the run-up to the 2016 elections.” — *Publishers Weekly

LAST NIGHT A SUPERHERO SAVED MY LIFE: Neil Gaiman!! Jodi Picoult!! Brad Meltzer!!…and an All-Star Roster on the Caped Crusaders That Changed Their Lives by Liesa Mignogna
An anthology of essays exploring the origins of bestselling and award-winning authors’ relationships to their favorite superheroes. “This is a collection with a lot of heart and variety; each piece takes the premise in a different direction and unveils in compelling ways why these superheroes are so revered.” — Library Journal readmoreremove

BEA 2016 Book Buzz Titles

Here’s a sneak peek at all the great Macmillan books that Anne “sweet teeth” Spieth will be sharing at the AAP Book Buzz, Part I this afternoon from 1:45-3:15pm in McCormick Place, Room W184b:

HERE I AM by Jonathan Safran Foer
TRULY MADLY GUILTY by Liane Moriarty
ALL IS NOT FORGOTTEN by Wendy Walker
BEHIND CLOSED DOORS by B.A. Paris
BEHIND HER EYES by Sarah Pinborough
A GREAT RECKONING by Louise Penny
THE ONE MAN by Andrew Gross
ALL THE LITTLE LIARS by Charlaine Harris
EMPEROR OF THE EIGHT ISLANDS by Lian Hearn
THE MOTION OF PUPPETS by Keith Donohue
THE NEXT by Stephanie Gangi
I’M JUDGING YOU by Luvvie Ajayi
LOVE WARRIOR by Glennon Doyle Melton
IN THE DARKROOM by Susan Faludi
THE INVISIBLE LIFE OF IVAN ISAENKO by Scott Stambach
THE RISING by Heather Graham & Jon Land
CARAVAL by Stephanie Garber

Download the book buzz handout, complete with information about getting whitelisted for Macmillan e-galleys and participating in LibraryReads!

Fun fact: many of these titles are available as ARCs in Macmillan booth #1958-59 during tomorrow morning’s “Mac Snack Book Attack” from 9:30-10:30am. Don’t miss it!

Genre-Bending FridayReads

We’re craving some genre-bending reads this weekend—these should hit the spot:

EVERY HEART A DOORWAY by Seanan McGuire
libraryreads logo squareAn April 2016 LibraryReads pick! Bestseller McGuire presents a fresh take on the portal fantasy genre that blends Alice in Wonderland, The Magicians, and The Nightmare Before Christmas. “McGuire’s lyrical prose makes this novella a rich experience. Readers will be unable to resist the children’s longing for home, no matter how bizarre or fanciful that destination may be.” — Library Journal, starred review

HYSTOPIA by David Means
THREE STARS for this “compelling, imaginative alternative-history tale about memory and distress” (Booklist, starred review) in which President John F. Kennedy is alive and has created a vast federal agency called the Psych Corps, dedicated to maintaining the nation’s mental hygiene by any means necessary.

THE FIRST BOOK OF CALAMITY LEEK by Paula Lichtarowicz
A Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers pick! A singular, beguiling debut about sixteen girls raised in a Garden on a diet of show tunes and twisted creation myths, who begin to ask questions about the world beyond their Wall of Safekeeping. “Enigmatic… Fans of the offbeat will dote on this sui generis story.” — Booklist readmoreremove

Macmillan Library @ LJ/SLJ Day of Dialog & BEA 2016!

BookExpo America ​is just around the corner and we ​can’t wait to see you in Chicago at L​ibrary ​J​ournal​ & S​chool ​L​ibrary ​J​ournal​’s Day of Dialog, at BEA in the Macmillan booth (#1958-1959), and at these great ​events.​

*As always, our schedule is subject to change.  Please check back often!

Wednesday, May 11

Library Journal‘s Day of Dialog
9:00am–6:00pm
UIC Forum, 725 Roosevelt Road, Chicago, IL 60607
RSVP required, space is limited

ADULT LIBRARIANS: Click here to RSVP.

Scheduled to speak:
Amy Einhorn, Senior VP, Publisher (Flatiron Books) | Editor’s Picks Panel
Jonathan Safran Foer, HERE I AM | Choice Fiction Panel
Luvvie Ajayi, I’M JUDGING YOU | The Art of Nonfiction Panel

Plus free Macmillan ARCs & personalized readers’ advisory recommendations from Talia Sherer! Full schedule available here.

School Library Journal‘s Day of Dialog
9:00am–6:00pm
UIC Forum, 725 Roosevelt Road, Chicago, IL 60607
RSVP required, space is limited

YA/TEEN LIBRARIANS: Click here to RSVP.

Scheduled to speak:
Roshani Chokshi, THE STAR-TOUCHED QUEEN | Mind-bending Women of YA Panel

Plus free YA Macmillan ARCs & personalized readers’ advisory recommendations from Anne Spieth! Full schedule available here.


The 10th Annual BEA Adult Librarians Dinner, co-hosted by LibraryReads and the AAP

6:30-9:30pm
The Palmer House Hilton | Empire Room
RSVP required, space is limited

Don’t miss this annual dinner featuring a panel of high-profile authors, including Glennon Doyle Melton, who shares the story of her journey of self-discovery after the implosion of her marriage in her highly anticipated memoir, LOVE WARRIOR.

Details and RSVP here by April 29. You will receive an e-confirmation if your request is accommodated.

Macmillan Galley Giveaways and Author Signings – Wednesday (Booth #1958-1959):

***1:00pm Ticket Drop for all Wednesday in-booth signings***
1:00pm Giveaway: Macmillan Audio Louise Penny tote bags
2:00pm In-Booth Signing: Jonathan Safran Foer, HERE I AM (FSG)
2:00pm Galley Giveaway: CHILDREN OF THE NEW WORLD by Alexander Weinstein (Picador)
2:30pm In-Booth Signing: Loren D. Estelman, SHOOT (Forge)
3:00pm Galley Giveaway: THE RISING by Jon Land & Heather Graham (Tor)
3:30pm Galley Giveaway: EMPEROR OF THE EIGHT ISLANDS by Lian Hearn (FSG)
4:30pm Galley Giveaway: PANACEA by F. Paul Wilson (Tor)
4:30pm Galley Giveaway: I WILL SEND RAIN by Rae Meadows (Holt)

Thursday, May 12

Libraries Transform™: ALA@BEA Publisher Marketing Teams Helping You Help Readers
11:00-11:50am
McCormick Place | Room W183

Join this fun, fast, and fabulous panel about publishers helping librarians to help readers! Representatives from publisher library marketing departments will share what they do and how they support librarians in efforts to delight readers. Learn about different programs, tools and materials that are available to librarians. Join Macmillan’s Talia Sherer & Anne Spieth, as well as Nora Rawlinson of Earlyword.com fame and other publishers for the marketing support that will help you help patrons!!

BEA Young Adult Editors’ Buzz
10:00–10:50am
McCormick Place | Room W184bc

Stephanie Garber discusses her debut YA novel, CARAVAL with Flatiron Books editor Sarah Dotts Barley, as part of this YA book buzz panel.

The AAP’s Annual Librarians Book Buzz, Part I
1:45-3:15pm
McCormick Place | Room W184b

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Macmillan Library @ PLA 2016 (Booth #1559)

PLA2016headerWe’re ridiculously excited to see you in the Mile High City next month at the Public Library Association conference! Stop by the Macmillan (adult) booth #1559 and come to our great events on the schedule below.
Wednesday, April 6

Booklist Book Buzz
9:30-10:30am
Colorado Convention Center | Mile High Ballroom 1–2

Get the inside scoop on some of the best upcoming books for adults from a panel of premier publisher representatives, including Talia Sherer.


In-booth signing with Emily Littlejohn & Kevin Wolf

4:00-5:00pm
Colorado Convention Center | Booth #1559

Meet Emily Littlejohn & Kevin Wolf and don’t forget to pick up your personalized & complimentary copies of their Colorado-set mysteries, INHERIT THE BONES and THE HOMEPLACE.

Thursday, April 7

​Booklist Mystery Author Meet & Greet Party
3:30-5:00pm
Colorado Convention Center | Booth #1633

​Mingle with authors Emily Littlejohn (INHERIT THE BONES) & Kevin Wolf (THE HOMEPLACE) during a wine and cheese party in the Booklist booth.

Friday, April 8

LibraryReads / AAP Mystery Authors Revealed Panel with C.J. Box
10:45am-12:00pm
Colorado Convention Center | Room 501-504

Co-hosted by LibraryReads and the AAP Trade Libraries Committee, this mystery panel will feature five authors including C.J. Box (BADLANDS). A book signing will follow the program.

Visit the Macmillan (adult) booth #1559 throughout the show to pick up ARCs of the following titles:

Fiction:
ALL IS NOT FORGOTTEN by Wendy Walker (SMP)
REDEMPTION ROAD by John Hart (SMP)
THE CHILDREN by Ann Leary (SMP)
REPO MADNESS by W. Bruce Cameron (Forge)
I WILL SEND RAIN by Rae Meadows (Holt)
MR. ETERNITY by Aaron Thier (Bloomsbury)

Mystery/Thriller:
AMONG THE WICKED by Linda Castillo (Minotaur)
CITY OF THE LOST by Kelley Armstrong (Minotaur)
COLLECTING THE DEAD by Spencer Kope (Minotaur)
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For Your Consideration: April 2016 LibraryReads Titles

Apr16LRcollageDownload, read, and nominate your favorite titles for the April 2016* LibraryReads list!

*Nominations are due February 20! Click here for the full list of 2016 deadlines.

THE LAST PAINTING OF SARA DE VOS by Dominic Smith
Two starred reviews for this novel that deftly bridges the historical and the contemporary, tracking a collision course between a rare landscape by a female Dutch painter of the golden age, an inheritor of the work in 1950s Manhattan, and a celebrated art historian who painted a forgery of it in her youth. “Highly evocative of time and place, this stunning novel explores a triumvirate of fate, choice, and consequence and is worthy of comparison to Tracy Chevalier’s GIRL WITH A PEARL EARRING and Donna Tartt’s THE GOLDFINCH.” — Library Journal, starred review

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MOST WANTED by Lisa Scottoline
In bestseller Scottoline’s latest novel of suspense and emotional justice, an infertile couple becomes pregnant, only to learn that their sperm donor has been arrested for a series of blood-chilling murders.

To receive an e-galley, please email library@macmillanusa.com with the subject “Most Wanted.”*

MURDER AT THE 42ND STREET LIBRARY by Con Lehane
The first book in an amazing new series that features crime at some of America’s most famous institutions of higher reading! Ray Ambler, the curator of the library’s crime fiction collection, joins forces with NYPD homicide detective Mike Cosgrove in hopes of bringing a murderer to justice.

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2015 Long Island Book Buzz

Today Anne traveled to lovely Long Island and presented all these great Macmillan YA and Adult titles at a full-day book buzz:

Adult
BOYS IN THE TREES* by Carly Simon | On Sale: Nov. 24
LUST & WONDER* by Augusten Burroughs | On Sale: March 29
MOST WANTED* by Lisa Scottoline  | On Sale: April 12
THE THINGS WE KEEP* by Sally Hepworth | On Sale: Feb. 10
WHERE MY HEART USED TO BEAT by Sebastian Faulks | On Sale: Jan. 26
THE HEART by Maylis De Kerangal | On Sale: Feb. 9
THE LAST PAINTING OF SARA DE VOS* by Dominic Smith | On Sale: April 5
EMPEROR OF THE EIGHT ISLANDS by Lian Hearn | On Sale: April 26
FALLEN LAND by Taylor Brown | On Sale: Jan. 12
THE YID by Paul Goldberg | On Sale: Feb. 2
EVERY ANXIOUS WAVE by Mo Daviau | On Sale: Feb. 2
CITY OF THORNS by Ben Rawlence | On Sale: Jan. 5
THE SOUND OF GRAVEL by Ruth Wariner | On Sale: Jan. 5
ROSALIE LIGHTNING by Tom Hart | On Sale: Jan. 12
ORPHAN X by Gregg Hurwitz | On Sale: Jan. 19
MURDER AT THE 42ND STREET LIBRARY by Con Lehane | On Sale: April 26
REDEMPTION ROAD by John Hart | On Sale: May 3
ALL IS NOT FORGOTTEN* by Wendy Walker | On Sale: July 12
TITLE TBA* by Liane Moriarty | On Sale: July 26

Young Adult/Teen
BLANKETS by Craig Thompson | Available Now
BREAKAWAY by Kat Spears | Available Now
CARRY ON by Rainbow Rowell | Available Now
DREAM THINGS TRUE by Marie Marquardt | Available Now
EVOLUTION (Extraction series) by Stephanie Diaz | Available Now
THE LOST GIRL (Fear Street series) by R.L. Stine | Available Now
THE WEIGHT OF FEATHERS by Anna-Marie McLemore | Available Now
UNSPOKEN (Shadow Falls After Dark series) by C.C. Hunter | Available Now
FIRSTS by Laurie Elizabeth Flynn | On Sale: Jan. 5
SANCTUARY BAY by Laura J. Burns & Melinda Metz | On Sale: Jan. 19
DREAMFEVER (The Dream Walker series) by Kit Alloway | On Sale: Feb. 23
IN REAL LIFE by Jessica Love | On Sale: March 1
INVISION (The Chronicles of Nick) by Sherrilyn Kenyon | On Sale: April 5
CAN YOU KEEP A SECRET? (Fear Street series) by R.L. Stine | On Sale: April 12
THE STAR-TOUCHED QUEEN by Roshani Chokshi | On Sale: May 3
IF I WAS YOUR GIRL by Meredith Russo | On Sale: May 3
THE ONLY THING WORSE THAN ME IS YOU by Lily Anderson | On Sale: May 17
AMERICAN GIRLS by Allison Umminger | On Sale: June 7
YOU KNOW ME WELL by David Levithan & Nina LaCour | On Sale: June 7
SUMMER DAYS & SUMMER NIGHTS edited by Stephanie Perkins | On Sale: June 14

Click here to download the handout which includes full title lists (with ISBNs!), information on how to get whitelisted for free Macmillan e-galleys, and 2016 LibraryReads nomination deadlines. YA librarians who want even more Books for Teens titles can check out the full BFT Twenty-SixTEEN lineup!

*also available in audio CD

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