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MacmillanLibrary @ ALA Midwinter 2015 (Booth #4613)

We’re ridiculously excited to see you in the Macmillan (adult) booth #4613 and at all of our great events at ALA Midwinter next month. Check out our schedule below and RSVP ASAP!

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Friday, January 30th
In-booth signing with Marci Jefferson
5:30-7:00pm
McCormick Place | Booth #4613

Marci Jefferson will be signing complimentary copies of ENCHANTRESS OF PARIS.

 

Saturday, January 31st
“Three’s Company: We’ll be Waiting For You”
The Best in Adult Books from Virginia Stanley, HarperCollins, Talia Sherer, Macmillan and Chris Vaccari, Sterling
10:30-11:30am
McCormick Place | Book Buzz Theater (on the show floor)

Join Talia “the terror” Sherer as she presents her favorite forthcoming adult titles from Macmillan alongside the hilarious Virginia Stanley and always-entertaining Chris Vaccari!

 

Saturday, January 31st
“The Future According to Tor & Griffin: New Titles for Teens & Young Readers”
11:30-12:30pm
McCormick Place | Book Buzz Theater (on the show floor)

Join Talia (St. Martin’s Griffin) and Ali (Tor Teen/Starscape) as they present a stellar selection of must-shelve fiction for teens and young readers.

 

Monday, February 2nd
AAP /LibraryReads Booktalk Breakfast
8:30-10:00am
McCormick Place West, Room 185BC

YOU MUST RSVP! DETAILS BELOW.

Join the AAP Library Marketing Committee and LibraryReads for our annual ALA Midwinter Booktalk Breakfast.  Hear from Paul Fischer (A KIM JONG-IL PRODUCTION) and 4 other fabulous authors!

RSVP here.

 

Monday, February 2nd
United for Libraries Gala Author Tea
2:00-4:00pm
Chicago Hilton, Williford Room

YOU MUST PURCHASE A TICKET! DETAILS BELOW.

Join United for Libraries’ traditional author tea featuring a panel of bestselling authors including Steve Berry (THE PATRIOT THREAT).  Enjoy a light repast of sweet and savory snacks while listening to the authors.  Signings follow with free books galore.

RSVP details here.

Friday Reads: BY THE BOOK giveaway

Every Sunday, readers of The New York Times Book Review turn with anticipation to the last page to see who will be the subject of the popular By the Book feature.

Edited by Pamela Paul, BY THE BOOK: Writers on Literature and the Literary Life from The New York Times Book Review contains full uncut interviews with 65 of the world’s leading writers, including David Sedaris, Hilary Mantel, Michael Chabon, Khaled Hosseini, Anne Lamott, and James Patterson, on their work habits, reading preferences, inspirations, pet peeves, and recommendations.

It’s a Library Journal Fall Editors’ pick, a November Indie Next selection, and now one of 10 copies of BY THE BOOK can be yours! UPDATE 11/17: THIS CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED!

Our friends at Henry Holt created this nifty BY THE BOOK quiz. Simply fill out your answers and email them to Library@MacmillanUSA.com from your professional/library-issued e-mail address (subject: BY THE BOOK) by Friday, Nov. 14. Make sure to include your library’s mailing address to be placed in the random drawing. Check out the fine print* after the break. UPDATE 11/17: THIS CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED!

Praise for BY THE BOOK:

“At times delightful and always entertaining, this book can be taken in large gulps, or small sips. Reading it will surely result in a monstrous and fascinating reading list.” — Library Journal, starred review

“The popular ‘By the Book’ column in the New York Times Book Review was Paul’s idea before she took the NYTBR editorial helm, and now that she’s gathered 65 of these irresistible interviews together in a book, they’ve gained magnetism and synergy. This is a book lover’s guilty pleasure, in which bookish fun is matched by substantial discussion, including those with E. L. Doctorow and Chang-rae Lee.” — Booklist

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Win a signed galley of KEEP QUIET!

Keep Quiet jacketFriends, you know we love Lisa Scottoline. Whether it's her Nancy Drew-for-grown-ups Rosato & Associates series, her laugh-out-loud essay collections with daughter Francesca Serritella, or her standalone emotional justice novels, like LOOK AGAIN and DON'T GO, Lisa spins quite a tale.

We're so impressed with her new standalone thriller, KEEP QUIET, that we're giving away three signed galleys to some lucky librarians! Yes, you read that right: SIGNED galleys!

"Scottoline keeps the tension high while portraying a family in turmoil. A heck of a twist ending wraps everything up neatly...and caps a satisfying, suspenseful read. HIGH-DEMAND BACKSTORY: This blend of domestic drama and criminal suspense from bestselling Scottoline is sure to hit the holds lists and may even find her a new audience among fans of issue-driven women’s fiction."
Booklist on KEEP QUIET

To enter the giveaway, simply email Library@MacmillanUSA.com from your professional/library-issued e-mail address (subject: Keep Quiet) by Sunday, March 16. Make sure to include your library's mailing address to be placed in the random drawing. Read on for the fine print. Good luck! 

UPDATE: This sweepstakes is now closed. Congratulations to
Kristi Chadwick of Emily Williston Memorial Library & Museum in Easthampton, MA
Erin Cataldi of Johnson County Public Library in New Whiteland, IN
Natalie Jonathas of Chicago Public Library, Chicago IL

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Win a copy of HOMEGROWN TEA!

Friends, did you know that January is National Hot Tea Month? To celebrate, we're giving away a free early copy of HOMEGROWN TEA: An Illustrated Guide to Planting, Harvesting, and Blending Teas and Tisanes by Cassie Liversidge. 

For those of you with a green thumb, this beautifully illustrated book shows how to grow rose hips, mint, sage, hibiscus, and lavender–all of the ingredients for your perfect cuppa.  

To enter the giveaway, simply email Library@MacmillanUSA.com from your professional/library-issued e-mail address (subject: Homegrown Tea) by Friday, January 31, with your favorite tea. Make sure to include your library's mailing address to be placed in the random drawing. Read on for the fine print. Good luck!

Update 2/3: This sweepstakes is now closed. Congratulations to Joanna Goldfarb, Youth Services Librarian at Ethelbert B. Crawford Public Library in Monticello, NY! 

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2013 Cooking & Crafting Series + FREE Books for your Library!

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November and December bring some of our favorite holidays. While we like to focus on giving you great news about our books, awards, conference information, and all things cuddly and small, we also think it's the perfect time to share our cooking and craft books with you. 

Periodically throughout November and December, we'll feature a recipe or a craft from one of our many titles, in the hope that you might find it useful to share with your patrons, or get ideas for yourself, whether you're entertaining, hosting, or gift-giving. 

One other delightful bonus: FREE BOOKS! Just in time for the December holidays, we'll be giving away two bundles of cookbooks and craft books featured in the posts to a pair of lucky winners!

To enter the giveaway, simply email Library@MacmillanUSA.com from your professional/library-issued e-mail address (subject: Cooking & Crafts) and your library’s mailing address. Submit your entry by Sunday, December 16th to be placed in the random drawing. (Make sure to check the rules & regulations after the recipe.)

UPDATE 12/16: Congratulations to our winners, Sarah Bourg of Hamilton North Public Library in Cicero, IN and Pam Aghababian of Ashland Public Library in Ashland, MA!

white bean & sausage casseroleOur first featured recipe is from KEEPERS: Two Home Cooks Share Their Tried-and-True Weeknight Recipes and the Secrets to Happiness in the Kitchen by Kathy Brennan and Caroline Campion. 

Anne was happy to fire up the oven in her kitchen on a cold Sunday to cook this Sausage and White Bean Gratin casserole made with sausage (duh), white beans (double duh), spinach, wine (mmm!), and a butter/breadcrumb topping (double mmm!). 

Click here to download a PDF of the Sausage and White Bean Gratin recipe.

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Friday FREE (Sampler) Day!

 

Did you know our friends at St. Martin's Press love librarians? 

It's true. They care about you SO much that they created a sampler featuring excerpts from 20 of their favorite Fall 2013 titles. It's a calorie-free buffet for #librariansonly!

Click here to download your copy.

Book Birthday Treats – FREE Recipes!

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Each Tuesday, we love to wish our books a very happy #BookBday. Today is extra special because we've got the treats to back it up! Anne is entering a baking competition at work next week and decided to do a test run of her Halloween desserts: Pumpkin Granola Truffles and Halloweeny Boo Bites. We hope you'll enjoy them too–they're very easy to make and you don't even have to turn on your oven! Read on for recipes with pictures!
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Win a copy of BEFORE I DIE for your library

Anne Before I DieWhen artist Candy Chang painted the side of an abandoned building with chalkboard paint and the wrote the words, "Before I die, I want to ______," she never expected it to become a worldwide phenomenon. Within a day of the wall’s completion, however, it was covered in colorful chalk dreams as people stopped and reflected on their lives. Since then, more than two hundred walls have been created by people all over the world.  

BEFORE I DIE is a celebration of people's hopes, fears, humor, and heartbreak, and serves as a reminder of our shared connections and a chance to contemplate life's most important question.

Anne shared her thoughts with her Macmillan colleagues in a piece to be featured on Buzzfeed:

"Before I die, I want to do stand-up comedy at an open mic night."

Now it's your turn! Tell us what you want to do before you die and you'll be entered to win one of twenty beautiful finished copies of BEFORE I DIE for your library!

To enter the giveaway, Send Library@MacmillanUSA.com an e-mail from your professional/library-issued e-mail address (subject: BEFORE I DIE for My Library) with your answer to the statement, "Before I die, I want to ______" and your library’s mailing address. Submit your entry by Friday, November 8th to be placed in the random drawing. 

This sweepstakes is open to librarians in the United States. More eligibility details below.

11/11 UPDATE: The sweepstakes is over and winners have been notified. 

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Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About LibraryReads

LibraryReads logoLibraryReads is a new program which harnesses the value of "library staff picks" into a single nation-wide discovery tool, a monthly list of ten newly released must-reads.

The goal of LibraryReads is to help connect books to as many readers as possible and showcase the incredible power that public library staff has in helping to building word-of-mouth for new books and creating audiences for all kinds of authors.

Any Public Library Staff Member Can Nominate Books via Edelweiss and NetGalley! Both services are free for librarians to register and use. Here’s how:

Edelweiss: You must be an Edelweiss user and registered as a public librarian. To vote for a title, find the book page while logged into Edelweiss and click on “Your Review.” You will see the check the “Submit to LibraryReads” box; click on it when saving your review to nominate that title.

If you are already an Edelweiss user, and logged in, but don’t see the option to “Submit to LibraryReads” when you click on “Your Review,” you may be in an Edelweiss organization that is not classified as a public library. In this case, please email support@abovethetreeline.com for help.

If you are not an Edelweiss user, please register for Edelweiss using the Organization Type “Library – Public” to join the LibraryReads community.

For more Edelweiss/LibraryReads resources, watch this webinar.

NetGalleyLogoNetGalley:
You must be a NetGalley user and registered as a librarian (see special recommendations for librarian profiles). If so, then you may nominate any of your approved titles via the “Feedback” button on the Title Details page. If you’re not a member of NetGalley, you may register at NetGalley.com, then you'll be able to request digital galleys and be invited to view new titles.

Read in any format you like–paper or digital–but please submit all your reviews electronically, via Edelweiss or NetGalley.

As a librarian, you can also get pre-approved to have access to all Macmillan galleys! For more information on how to get whitelisted, read this article.

Is LibraryReads limited to just librarians?
No; however, you must be employed by a U.S. public library. Participation is open to all staff members, no matter which area of the library you work in. You don’t need to belong to an association, and you don’t need a specialized degree. If you love to read and are passionate about discovering wonderful books, you are welcome to join!

How does the list get decided?
The list is a straightforward calculation: whichever ten books get the most nominations go onto the monthly list. The book with the most nominations becomes the #1 Pick. It’s as simple as that! Books from all adult genres and categories, both fiction and non-fiction are welcome.

Each month’s list will be made up of titles that are newly published that month, so please submit as far in advance of publication as is possible and practical. You don’t have to “hold” your nominations until a deadline – feel free to submit them as soon as you’ve finished reading a book.


What Should I Say When Nominating a Book?
Write conversationally, as though you were talking about a favorite title with a patron or colleague at the library, or with a friend. Use your own voice. Think of what sort of reader would enjoy this book, and describe it so that they can find it. What is special about this book? To what other authors or experiences might you compare it?

If you really loved reading something and don’t have time to write a review before the deadline, don’t worry about it. It’s perfectly okay to say “I read this book and totally loved it!” – that counts as a nomination. And don't worry about the quotes you see in the final LibraryReads list–they’ve all been edited for grammar and punctuation.


Can I Vote For More Than One Book At A Time?

Yes! We encourage you to nominate early and often.

Is There a Deadline to Submit Nominations for Books?
Yes. Library staff must nominate titles according to the deadlines listed below:

January 2018 list titles (includes December and January titles) are due November 20, 2017
February 2018 list titles are due December 20, 2017
March 2018 list titles are due January 20, 2018
April 2018 list titles are due February 20, 2018
May 2018 list titles are due March 20, 2018
June 2018 list titles are due April 20, 2018
July 2018 list titles are due May 20, 2018
August 2018 list titles are due June 20, 2018
September 2018 list titles are due July 20, 2018
October 2018 list titles are due August 20, 2018
November 2018 list titles are due September 20, 2018


How will the monthly list be announced?
The list will be announced via e-mail – you can sign up for the newsletter on LibraryReads.org.

How Can I Support LibraryReads Selections in My Library? 
Every month the new list is published on LibraryReads, along with FREE downloadable marketing and display materials featuring jacket art and library blurbs, including online banner ads and color and B&W flyers. Need ideas?

* Create a dedicated monthly display of LibraryReads titles
* Post online banner ads on your library's website
* Include LibraryReads-recommended titles in your library's newsletter
* Print copies of the provided flyer and post them on your community bulletin board or have them available as handouts for patrons to take
* Print copies of the provided horizontal banner for patrons to use as bookmarks


How is the LibraryReads list different than other lists?

It's not a “best” of anything, and there are no judges or juries. The monthly list represents collective favorites – the books librarians loved reading and cannot wait to share! LibraryReads is designed to be inclusive, and to represent a broad range of reading tastes.

How Can I Connect With LibraryReads?
Be social! Connect with LibraryReads on Facebook, Twitter (@LibraryReads99, #LibraryReads), Tumblr, and Pinterest, and sign up for their newsletter.

Remember to nominate early and nominate often!

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Free eCard for THE GOOD HOUSE

We're very excited about the paperback release of Ann Leary's THE GOOD HOUSE, and rightfully so: it's being featured in the New York Times Book Review Paperback Row column (10/13 issue)! 

Kaite Stover of Kansas City (MO) Public Library even included it in her recent Booklist article "She Drinks: Women and Booze." 

Our friends at Picador created this nice e-card which we wanted to share with you. You can even download it to share with your patrons, too! Click "Read More" to find out how.


Click to Read an Excerpt

Read Ann's Modern Love Piece

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