Articles tagged "library journal"

Library Journal Debut Spotlight – L. Penelope

L. Penelope, author of SONG OF BLOOD & STONE (available now from St. Martin’s Press), was interviewed in last month’s issue of Library Journal.

In the interview, Penelope discussed her writing process…

“I’m a plotter, but my road map is very loose and allows for plenty of detours along the way.”

…her favorite books from when she was a child…

“Growing up I read widely. My favorites ranged from Frances Hodgson Burnett’s THE SECRET GARDEN and A LITTLE PRINCESS to Virginia Hamilton’s ‘Justice Trilogy.'”

readmoreremove

Macmillan Library @ LJ/SLJ Day of Dialog & BookExpo 2018!

We can’t wait to see you in New York City next month during Library Journal & School Library Journal’s Days of Dialog, at BookExpo (Macmillan booth #2444-2445), and at these MANY fantastic events:
Wednesday, May 30

Library Journal‘s Day of Dialog
9:00am-6:00pm
John Jay College of Criminal Justice
524 W 59th Street, New York, NY 10019
This event is sold out. Please sign up for the waitlist.

Scheduled to speak:
9:00am: Jamie Raab, President & Publisher and Deb Futter, Senior VP & Co-Publisher (Celadon Books) | Editor’s Picks Panel
10:15am: Laura van den Berg, THE THIRD HOTEL | Literary Fiction Panel
11:30am: M.C. Beaton, THE DEAD RINGER | Mystery/Thriller Panel
1:15pm: Catherine Richards, Senior Editor (Minotaur Books) | Mystery Editor’s Picks Panel

Plus free ARCs & personalized readers’ advisory recommendations! Full schedule available here.

School Library Journal‘s Day of Dialog
9:00am–6:00pm
New York University Kimmel Center
60 Washington Square South, New York, NY 10012
This event is sold out. Please sign up for the waitlist.

Scheduled to speak:
2:00-2:30pm: Emily Day, Library Marketing Assistant & YA Specialist (Macmillan) | Publisher Pitch III
2:30-3:20pm: Melissa Albert, THE HAZEL WOOD | “Strange Fascinations in YA” Panel 

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

Thursday, May 31

Writing Powerful Book Annotations, Hosted by LibraryReads
9:30-10:50am
Javits Convention Center | Room 1E11

Join members of the LibraryReads Steering Commitee in a hands-on session to learn tips and tricks to write attention-grabbing annotations that appeal to readers. Come with pen in hand.

LibraryReads Adult Author Lunch
12:00 noon-1:30pm
Javits Convention Center | Room 1E07/1E08
RSVP required, space is limited

Hear from a panel of bestselling and debut authors, including Suketu Mehta (THIS LAND IS THEIR LAND), at this lunch event.

Details and RSVP here by May 11. You will receive an e-confirmation if your request is accommodated.

LibraryReads Book Buzz, Part I
2:00-3:15pm
Javits Convention Center | Downtown Stage

Join Talia Sherer as she highlights her favorite forthcoming Macmillan titles at this very popular annual Publishers Book Buzz!

“Librarian VIP Corner” — Adult Mystery
9:00am-12:00 noon
Javits Convention Center | Macmillan Booth #2444-2445

Visit the “Librarian VIP Corner” in the Macmillan booth (#2444-2445) for free mystery ARCs and personalized Adult reader’s advisory recommendations from Senior Library Marketing Director Talia Sherer and Library Marketing Manager Anne Spieth.

“Librarian VIP Corner” — Adult Literary Fiction
12:00 noon-3:00pm
Javits Convention Center | Macmillan Booth #2444-2445

Visit the “Librarian VIP Corner” in the Macmillan booth (#2444-2445) for free literary fiction ARCs and personalized Adult reader’s advisory recommendations from Senior Library Marketing Director Talia Sherer and Library Marketing Manager Anne Spieth.

Macmillan 175th Anniversary Toast
4:30-5:30pm
Javits Convention Center | Macmillan Booth #2444-2445

Join us in raising a glass to celebrate 175 years of publishing. Light refreshments will be served and limited edition tote bags will be given away (limited quantity, first-come, first-served basis).

Macmillan Galley Giveaways and Author Signings – Thursday (Booth #2444-2445):

***9:00am Ticket Drop for all Thursday in-booth signings. Tickets available on a first-come, first-served basis.***

9:00am Giveaway: Macmillan Audio & Celadon tote bags
9:30am Galley Giveaway: THE MIDDLEMAN by Olen Steinhauer (Minotaur)
9:30am Galley Giveaway: FEARED by Lisa Scottoline (SMP)
10:00am Galley & Advance Listening Copy Giveaway: THE OTHER WOMAN by Sandie Jones (Minotaur & Macmillan Audio)
10:15am Galley Giveway: LIES by T.M. Logan (SMP)
10:30am In-Booth Signing: Ian Smith, THE ANCIENT NINE (SMP)
10:45am Galley Giveaway: CITY OF DEVILS by Paul French (Picador)
11:00am Galley Giveaway: THE SILENT PATIENT by Alex Michaelides (Celadon)
11:30am In-Booth Signing (Prints): Patricia Marx & Roz Chast, WHY DON’T YOU WRITE MY EULOGY NOW SO I CAN CORRECT IT? (Celadon)
12:00 noon Galley Giveaway: DAUGHTER OF A DAUGHTER OF A QUEEN by Sarah Bird (SMP)
12:00 noon Galley Giveaway: HOUSEGIRL by Michael Donkor (Picador)
12:30pm Galley Giveaway: THE PIRANHAS by Roberto Saviano (FSG)
1:00pm In-Booth Signing (Trade Paperback): V.E. Schwab, VICIOUS (Tor)
1:30pm Galley Giveaway: MEET ME AT THE MUSEUM by Anne Youngson (Flatiron)
1:30pm Giveaway: THE DINNER LIST by Rebecca Serle (Flatiron) ARCs & tote bags
2:00pm In-Booth Signing: Kim Brooks, SMALL ANIMALS (Flatiron)
2:30pm Galley & Advance Listening Copy Giveaway: A WELL-BEHAVED WOMAN by Therese Anne Fowler (SMP & Macmillan Audio)
2:45pm Galley Giveaway: THE DREAM DAUGHTER by Diane Chamberlain (SMP)
3:00pm In-Booth Signing: John Jay Osborn, LISTEN TO THE MARRIAGE (FSG)
3:45pm Galley Giveaway: IF YOU LOVE ME by Maureen Cavanagh (Holt)
3:45pm Galley Giveaway: INVISIBLE by Stephen L. Carter (Holt)

Friday, June 1

Library Journal’s Annual “Shout ‘n Share”
1:00-2:00pm
Javits Convention Center | Downtown Stage

Join librarians as they sound off on their favorite exhibit floor reads, and other upcoming works they are looking forward to sharing with their patrons at this panel co-sponsored by LibraryReads and Library Journal. This year’s Shout ‘n Sharers include: Stephanie Anderson, BookOps/NYPL; Shayera Tangri, Porter Branch Library/Porter Ranch, CA; Jennifer Hubert Swan, Little Red School House & Elisabeth Irwin High School; Gregg Winsor, Johnson County Library, Overland Park, KS, and your host, Wilda Williams, Fiction Editor, Library Journal.

“Librarian VIP Corner” — Young Adult
1:00-5:00pm
Javits Convention Center | Macmillan Booth #2444-2445

Visit the “Librarian VIP Corner” in the Macmillan booth (#2444-2445) for free ARCs and personalized Young Adult reader’s advisory recommendations from Library Marketing Assistant & YA Specialist Emily Day.

Librarian Meetup
3:00-4:00pm
Javits Convention Center | Macmillan Meeting Room #2456

 

Relax with a sweet treat, mingle with fellow librarians, and receive personalized reader’s advisory recommendations during the Macmillan “Librarian Meetup” in meeting room #2456. PASSWORD: Kugel

 

 

 

Macmillan Galley Giveaways and Author Signings – Friday (Booth #2444-2445):

***9:00am Ticket Drop for all Friday in-booth signings. Tickets available on a first-come, first-served basis.***

9:00am Giveaway: Celadon tote bags
9:30am In-Booth Signing (Finished Books): M.C. Beaton, THE WITCHES’ TREE (Minotaur)
11:30am In-Booth Signing: Courtney Summers, SADIE (Wednesday Books)
12:30pm Galley Giveaway: MIRAGE by Somiya Daud (Flatiron YA)
1:15pm In-Booth Signing: Hank Phillippi Ryan, TRUST ME (Forge)
1:15pm In-Booth Signing: Peter Blauner, SUNRISE HIGHWAY (Minotaur)
1:15pm In-Booth Signing (Galleys & Advance Listening Copies): BABY TEETH by Zoje Stage (SMP & Macmillan Audio)
1:30pm Galley Giveaway: THE STARS NOW UNCLAIMED by Drew Williams (Tor)
2:30pm In-Booth Signing: Michael Eric Dyson, WHAT TRUTH SOUNDS LIKE (SMP)
3:30pm Galley Giveaway: EXIT STRATEGY by Martha Wells (Tor.com)
3:30pm Galley Giveaway: FINDING BABA YAGA by Jane Yolen (Tor.com)

More events to keep in mind:

readmoreremove

LJ Mystery Spotlight Cover Girl: Zoje Stage

We’re thrilled to see Zoje Stage gracing the cover of the April 15, 2018 issue of Library Journal!

The BABY TEETH author did an extensive Q&A with LJ (shout-out to Talia “the terror” Sherer‘s PLA book buzz to a crowd of 1,000 librarians, which made BABY TEETH the most requested giveaway ARC in our booth!), and it was included with seven other Macmillan mysteries in a genre spotlight:

Hector DeJean, associate publicity director of St. Martin’s Minotaur Books imprint, says, “Thrillers focusing on family, marriage, and other domestic relationships have proven wildly popular, and in forthcoming books by Jennifer Hillier and Sandie Jones these intimate connections of family and friendship—beyond married couples—turn deadly.” In JAR OF HEARTS (Jun.), Hillier delves into the story of a woman who survived a relationship with a dangerous boyfriend and kept secrets about her best friend’s murder, while Jones, in her debut, THE OTHER WOMAN (Aug.), focuses on a woman facing an increasingly manipulative mother-in-law.

Anxieties about motherhood and the parent-child relationship are driving other domestic thrillers. Coming in July from St. Martin’s is Zoje Stage’s chilling debut, BABY TEETH, in which silent and emotionally detached seven-year-old Hanna conspires to kill her mother. St. Martin’s executive editor Jennifer Weis devoured the book in one sitting. “I couldn’t look away as it exposed family truths, a child’s threat to her parents’ relationship, and a continuous feeling of impending doom with dire consequences. WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT KEVIN meets GONE GIRL meets THE OMEN—it hits all the right notes.” readmoreremove

April 2018 All-Stars

These books are swimming in stars—make sure to add them to your shelves ASAP!

WITCHMARK by C.L. Polk

“Polk’s stellar debut, set in an alternate early 20th century in an England-like land recovering from a WWI-like war, blends taut mystery, exciting political intrigue, and inventive fantasy . . . The final revelations are impossible to see coming and prove that Polk is a writer to watch for fans of clever, surprising period fantasy.”Publishers Weekly, starred review

“Polk has created an amazing new world with hints of Edwardian glamour, sizzling secrets, and forbidden love that crescendos to a cinematic finish. WITCHMARK is a can’t-miss debut that will enchant readers.” —Booklist, starred review

SONG OF BLOOD & STONE: Earthsinger Chronicles, Book One by L. Penelope

“Penelope delivers an engrossing story with delightful characters in this fantastic opening to a promising series . . . The tale is infused with optimism but never cloying, and it culminates in a well-earned and satisfying ending, leaving readers impatient for the next installment of the series.” Publishers Weekly, starred review

This debut . . . shines a bright light into epic fantasy. Battle-scarred lands and peoples, ancient powers at war, star-crossed loves and hints of racial and refugee themes give this a solid place on library shelves.”Library Journal, starred review

MOTHERHOOD by Sheila Heti

A May Indie Next Pick! 

“This lively, exhilaratingly smart, and deliberately, appropriately frustrating affair asks difficult questions about women’s responsibilities and desires, and society’s expectations.”Publishers Weekly, starred review

“As her character seeks and ultimately chooses, as she must, the aspects of life and art she’ll lay claim to, Heti writes with courage, curiosity, and uncommon truth: ‘To go along with what nature demands and to resist it—both are really beautiful—impressive and difficult in their own ways.'” Booklist, starred review readmoreremove

PLA 2018 – Wednesday Events

It’s the opening day of PLA! We hope you made it safely to Philadelphia before the snowstorm. If you missed it, here’s what Talia presented at the Booklist Book Buzz this morning. We look forward to seeing you in the Macmillan (adult) booth #1607 when exhibits open at 3:30pm and at these great events:

In-booth signing with Con Lehane
3:30-4:30pm
Pennsylvania Convention Center | Booth #1607

Con Lehane will sign complimentary copies of his newest mystery, MURDER IN THE MANUSCRIPT ROOM.

Library Journal Author Party
7:00-9:00pm
The African American Museum | 701 Arch St
RSVP required, space is limited

Join us at Library Journal‘s author party! Unfortunately New York Times bestselling mother & daughter duo Lisa Scottoline Francesca Serritella (I SEE LIFE THROUGH ROSÉ COLORED GLASSES) couldn’t make it because of the snowstorm, but attendees can still enjoy delicious nibbles and mingle with writers. readmoreremove

Library Journal’s Best Spring/Summer 2018 Debut Novels

Library Journal pre-pub buzz maven Barbara Hoffert shared her picks for “spring and summer titles you should have on your radar,” including these four Macmillan debuts:

SEMIOSIS by Sue Burke
Colonists escaping an environmentally imploding Earth make an emergency landing on a planet they weren’t aiming for, and generations of humans grow up there, evolving as they adapt to a new ­environment. “Extraordinary.” (LJ 1/18)

THE ITALIAN PARTY by Christina Lynch
In 1956, newlyweds Michael and Scottie Messina arrive in Italy, where Michael will be working for the CIA. His ambitions and their not-government-approved sexuality complicate matters. “Effervescent as spumante; spot-on social commentary.” (LJ 11/1/17)

GIRLS BURN BRIGHTER by Shobha Rao
Allied as outsiders, two girls in India become fast friends but are separated by tragedy, with Poornima finally traveling all the way to Seattle to renew her bond with Savitha. “This tale of sacrifice, exploitation, and reclamation is not to be missed.” (LJ 1/18) readmoreremove

RSVP Now for LJ’s Day of Dialog 2018!

Join us & Library Journal in NYC for the most anticipated librarian-only gathering of the year: Day of Dialog 2018!

Hear about the latest trends in the library and publishing worlds and listen in on hot author panels covering a range of topics including the top novelists for the fall/winter season. Get the inside scoop on the best books of the year during the favorite and informative Editors’ Picks panel and this year’s additional Editors’ Mystery Picks panel. And did we mention we’ll be giving away free ARCs and swag?

Wednesday, May 30, 2018 from 9am–6pm
John Jay College of Criminal Justice
524 W 59th Street, New York NY 10019

Seating is limited, so RSVP HERE right away.

EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT: register by February 16 to save 20% on the registration fee! readmoreremove

LJ Spring 2018 Editors’ Picks

Library Journal‘s editors revealed their Spring 2018 picks, including these five titles:

Kate DiGirolomo, SELF-e Community Coordinator
I’d like to don my metaphorical hipster glasses for a second to proclaim that I knew about L. Penelope’s SONG OF BLOOD & STONE (St. Martin’s, May) before she got the book deal. Her captivating “Earthsinger” series was part of LJ’s SELF-e program, featured among the best fiction the indie world has to offer. In this first installment, magical outcast Jasminda and spy Jack embark on a journey, unexpectedly finding love while trying to save their world from invasion. We’ll certainly miss this one in SELF-e land, but it’ll be exciting to see it reach new audiences—and deservedly so!

Rounding out my novel choices is Shobha Rao’s GIRLS BURN BRIGHTER (Flatiron: Macmillan, Mar.; LJ 1/18). It first caught my attention with its incredible title and then kept it with the two honest, admirable heroines Rao has created. Poornima and Savitha, young women who can see beyond the constraints of their Indian village, will ignite a spark of hope in readers.

Liz French, Senior Editor
And then there’s Weegee, aka Arthur Fellig (1899–1968), the outsize personality and street photographer who prowled the alleys of midcentury Gotham, often scooping the cops at crime scenes and documenting nightlife. New York magazine senior editor Christopher Bonanos tells his story in FLASH: The Making of Weegee the Famous (Holt, Mar.). Thirty of his photographs enhance the work.

Stephanie Sendaula, Associate Editor
Another fascinating book in the same vein is Bryan Mealer’s THE KINGS OF BIG SPRING: God, Oil, and One Family’s Search for the American Dream (Flatiron: Macmillan, Feb.; LJ 2/1/18). After telling myself that I would only read a few pages, I read the entire book in one sitting, engrossed by the fortunes and misfortunes of patriarch John Lewis Mealer and his children and grandchildren, from Georgia to Texas, California to Arizona. Bryan, his grandson, interviews numerous relatives to create a history–turned–collective biography about what it costs personally, professionally, and spiritually to pursue the American Dream. readmoreremove

All-in-One “Best Books of 2017”

*drumroll please* For your collection development joy, here are all of our “Best Books of 2017” lists in one place!

Publishers Weekly

Kirkus Reviews Fiction, Nonfiction, Teen

Library Journal — Best Books of 2017 & Notable Books of 2017

School Library Journal‘s Best Adult Books 4 Teens

Booklist Editors’ Choice 2017

New York Times Book Review Top 10 & Editor’s Choice picks

New York Times Notable Books

Washington Post

Los Angeles Times

People Magazine

Time Magazine

GQ Magazine

Vulture (New York Magazine)

Huffington Post

Buzzfeed

NPR’s Book Concierge

Goodreads Choice Awards nominees

Chicago Public Library “Best of the Best of 2017

See all these titles in Macmillan’s Best Books of 2017 Edelweiss collection. #CollectionDevelopmentMadeEasy

LJ’s Notable Books of 2017

In addition to Library Journal‘s Best Books of 2017 list, the editors revealed their Notable Books of 2017, including:

A CONJURING OF LIGHT by V.E. Schwab
“The final installment in Schwab’s “Shades of Magic” trilogy has been my personal favorite book of the year—and the series itself is one that I’ve recommended to readers a hundred times over. All along, Schwab has been spinning an enchanting tale worthy of a spot on the shelf next to Harry Potter, and it all comes to a head here as her superbly written characters fight to stop the darkness overtaking their world. It was certainly a delicate balance between wanting to race through the pages to know how it ends and savoring the experience, knowing it’d be my last traipse through Red London.” — Kate DiGirolomo, SELF-e Community Coordinator readmoreremove

css.php