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It’s not every day that #1 New York Times bestselling authors Kristin Hannah & Liane Moriarty stop by your office, but when they do, you get them to sign books!
To enter the giveaway, simply email Library@MacmillanUSA.com from your professional/library-issued e-mail address (subject: NIGHTINGALE/TMG giveaway) by Sunday, Oct. 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 10/17/16: This giveaway is now closed. Congratulations to our winners:
Gregg Winsor, Johnson County Library, Overland Park KS
Becky Greer, Tampa-Hillsborough County Public Library, Ruskin FL
Joan Laderberg, Wahab Public Law Library, Virginia Beach VA
Melissa Searles, GEP Dodge Library, Bennington NH
Jill Johnson, Jefferson Middle School Library, Aurora IL
Laura Jones, Argos Community Schools, Argos IL
Football fans, rejoice—a new season is here! If you prefer to read about athletes instead of watching them, check out these books hitting the shelves this fall:
STRIKING GRIDIRON: A Town’s Pride and a Team’s Shot at Glory During the Biggest Strike in American History by Greg Nichols
In 1959, the iconic mill town of Braddock, Pennsylvania was suffering from a steel strike that crippled the local economy, but the town was able to rally around their national record-setting high school football team. “Nichols captures the pace of life in a late-fifties, single-industry town, and also integrates the progress of the strike and its implications for the nation as well as Braddock. An excellent book on a number of levels.” — Booklist
BEATING GOLIATH: My Story of Football and Faith by Art Briles, with Don Yaeger
In this memoir from head coach of the top ranked Baylor Bears college football team, Briles recounts losing his parents at an early age and the important life lessons they taught him that he applied to coaching, turning struggling teams into winners.
THE KING OF SPORTS: Football’s Impact on America by Gregg Easterbrook
Now available in paperback! Easterbrook, author of the wildly popular ESPN.com column Tuesday Morning Quarterback, takes on football’s place in American society, explaining how the game became deeply ingrained in American culture and its impact on society.
MONSTERS: The 1985 Chicago Bears and the Wild Heart of Football by Rich Cohen
Now available in paperback! Cohen recounts the thrilling 1985 Chicago Bears championship season through interviews with Walter “Sweetness” Payton, the fleet-footed running back; Dan Hampton, the hard-charging defensive tackle known as the “Danimal”; Jim McMahon, the punky quarterback, changing plays on the fly; and Mike Ditka, the hotheaded, mustachioed head coach.
Ready? Break! (For reading.)
TGIF! What’s better than Friday? FREE STUFF! Here are some recent giveaways for Macmillan goodness:
Don’t forget, we’re giving away three bundles of LibraryReads picks now through Monday, Sept. 1 to celebrate the one year anniversary of the program! Click here for details.
Happy Anniversary LibraryReads! Can you believe it’s already been a year? Thanks very much for your support of these great Macmillan LibraryReads picks:
To celebrate, we’re giving away three bundles of all these books for your library! To enter the giveaway, simply email Library@MacmillanUSA.com from your professional/library-issued e-mail address (subject: LibraryReads) by Monday, Sept. 1. 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 9/4/14: The giveaway is closed. Congratulations to our winners:
Debra Chavana Powell of Briscoe Library, San Antonio TX
Cathy Diem of Canyon Hills Library, Anaheim CA
Kathy Jacob of Samuels Public Library, Front Royal VA
Are you new to LibraryReads?
Heard about it but not sure how you can be involved?
Then make sure to attend the free Edelweiss/LibraryReads training webinar on March 5th from 4-5:30 EST!
Hosted by Joe Foster of Edelweiss with Stephanie Anderson of Darien Library, CT and Stephanie Chase of BiblioCommons, you will learn how to:
Find ARCs of new and upcoming titles
Track titles in Edelweiss using tags, collections, shelves, and more
Nominate titles for LibraryReads
Write succinct, compelling reviews
Connect with other librarian users in the Edelweiss Community
And so much more!
Update: the recorded webinar is now available to view online! Click here to watch the presentation.
Additional Edelweiss resources:
Nominating titles for LibraryReads
Downloading and Requesting Digital Review Copies
Downloading to various e-reading devices
Notes, Tags, Etc.
Creating Saved Filter Sets for quicker browsing
LibraryReads 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:
You must be an Edelweiss user and registered as a public librarian. If so, then you’re all set! To recommend 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 on the bottom right of that 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 email@example.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.
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 2017 list titles (includes December and January titles) are due November 20, 2016
February 2017 list titles are due December 20, 2016
March 2017 list titles are due January 20, 2017
April 2017 list titles are due February 20, 2017
May 2017 list titles are due March 20, 2017
June 2017 list titles are due April 20, 2017
July 2017 list titles are due May 20, 2017
August 2017 list titles are due June 20, 2017
September 2017 list titles are due July 20, 2017
October 2017 list titles are due August 20, 2017
November 2017 list titles are due September 20, 2017
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.
Remember to nominate early and nominate often!