Articles tagged "free stuff"

Kristin Hannah & Liane Moriarty Signed Books for YOU!

tmg-nightingalekristinhannahlianemoriartyIt’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!

Both ladies were generous enough to sign 3 copies each of THE NIGHTINGALE and TRULY, MADLY, GUILTY to give away to six lucky #librariansonly!

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

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RSVP for the 2016 Adult Tri-State Book Buzz!

aap logo-newlibraryreads logo squareYou are cordially invited to the 2016 Adult 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, cross-over titles, and in-house favorites. There will also be tasty treats, ARCs, and so much more!

Anne will present all of the stellar Macmillan titles (see the full list of participating publishers on the official invitation) and our very own Rakesh Satyal will discuss his new book, NO ONE CAN PRONOUNCE MY NAME at the luncheon keynote.

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

AAP/LibraryReads Adult Sneak Peek Book Preview 2016

Wednesday, October 19, 2016 from 9:00am – 4:00pm
Penguin Random House, Second Floor Café Auditorium
1745 Broadway, between 55th and 56th Streets, New York City
Click to download Adult PDF event invitation

RSVP online to the ADULT Book Buzz here.
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Are You Ready For Some Football (Books)?!

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.)

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Friday Free Day!

TGIF! What’s better than Friday? FREE STUFF! Here are some recent giveaways for Macmillan goodness:

Picador is giving away 20 copies of HOW TO BE A GOOD WIFE by Emma Chapman now through Sunday, August 17.
Click here to enter to win!

St. Martin’s Press is giving away 100 advance reader copies of THE SILENT SISTER by Diane Chamberlain now through Monday, August 18.
Click here to enter to win!

St. Martin’s Press is giving away 100 advance reader copies of A QUILT FOR CHRISTMAS by Sandra Dallas now through Thursday, August 21.
Click here to enter to win!

St. Martin’s Press is giving away 100 advance reader copies of NIGHT BLINDNESS by Susan Strecker now through Tuesday, August 26.
Click here to enter to win!

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.

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Happy Birthday LibraryReads!

libraryreads-logo-square-150x150Happy Anniversary LibraryReads! Can you believe it’s already been a year? Thanks very much for your support of these great Macmillan LibraryReads picks:


September 2013
#1: FANGIRL by Rainbow Rowell
#2: HOW THE LIGHT GETS IN by Louise Penny

November 2013
#2: THROUGH THE EVIL DAYS by Julia Spencer-Fleming
#8: THE RAVEN’S EYE by Barry Maitland

December 2013
#7: DANGEROUS WOMEN, edited by George R.R. Martin & Gardner Dozois
#9: THE TRIP TO ECHO SPRING by Olivia Laing

January 2014
#3: LOST LAKE by Sarah Addison Allen

March 2014
#8: PRECIOUS THING by Colette McBeth

April 2014
#8: THE AXE FACTOR by Colin Cotterill

May 2014
#9: SIXTH GRAVE ON THE EDGE by Darynda Jones

July 2014
#1: LANDLINE by Rainbow Rowell

August 2014
#4: LOCK IN by John Scalzi

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

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Monday Fun Day with Audio (and Free Stuff!)

Nine Inches jacketStill Foolin Em jacketInfernoAre you in Olympic withdrawal like we are after watching the closing ceremony last night? Don't worry. Our friends at Macmillan Audio have the perfect cure with their second annual LISTEN WHILE YOU WORK OUT campaign, plus a chance to win a Fitbit Flex!

You can join the challenge at macmillanaudio.com/workout and report how many minutes you listened while being active. Enter your time daily, weekly, or whenever you want, but the more often you report, the better chance you'll have to show up in the Top Listeners leaderboard, updated every Monday. Then enter the sweepstakes for a chance to win a Fitbit Flex or a prize pack of five audiobooks on CD.

Newsday did a feature on Listen While You Work Out and more media coverage is still to come from Self Magazine (March issue), Fitness Magazine, Teen Vogue, and the Chicago Tribune!

Want to listen to some samples before joining in? Why not start with these Audie-Award nominated titles from Macmillan Audio (more titles available on SoundCloud):

THE RITHMATIST by Brandon Sanderson
Narrated by Michael Kramer (Fantasy category)

THE GOOD HOUSE by Ann Leary
Narrated by Mary Beth Hurt (Fiction category)

JACOB’S OATH by Martin Fletcher
Narrated by George Guidall (Fiction category)

THE HOUR OF PERIL by Daniel Stashower
Narrated by Edoardo Ballerini (History category)

STILL FOOLIN’ ‘EM by Billy Crystal (Grammy-nominee for Best Spoken Word Album!)
Narrated by Billy Crystal (Humor and Narration by the Author categories)

RAGE AGAINST THE DYING by Becky Masterman
Narrated by Judy Kaye (Mystery category)

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE by David Finkel
Narrated by Arthur Bishop (Nonfiction category)

REVIVER by Seth Patrick
Narrated by Ari Fliakos (Paranormal category)

INFERNO by Sherrilyn Kenyon
Narrated by Holter Graham (Paranormal category)

EXTINCTION MACHINE by Jonathan Maberry
Narrated by Ray Porter (Science Fiction category)

NINE INCHES by Tom Perrotta
Narrated by William Dufris, Andi Arndt, Tom Perrotta, and Rupert Degas (Short Stories/Collections category)

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Free Edelweiss/LibraryReads Training Webinar

LibraryReads logoEdelweiss logoAre 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 
Edelweiss Community 
Downloading and Requesting Digital Review Copies 
Downloading to various e-reading devices 
Notes, Tags, Etc. 
Creating Saved Filter Sets for quicker browsing

If you're a Collection Development librarian:
Creating an order 
An “Intro to Buying via Edelweiss” webinar (shows order creation, order
management, etc.) 
Exporting orders to B&T’s Title Source 3 

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THE INNOCENT SLEEP – Free Praise Sheet

THE INNOCENT SLEEP by Karen Perry is receiving rave reviews. Our friends at Henry Holt have created a PDF with all the great praise for you to share with your colleagues and patrons. Simply click the image below to download.

Innocent Sleep praise

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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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