Articles tagged "library journal"

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
Pennsylvania Convention Center | Booth #1607

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

Library Journal Author Party
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)

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


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:

“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

Library Journal’s Best Books of 2017

Library Journal’s Best Books of 2017 lists include 12 Macmillan titles:

Top Ten Books of 2017 (full list)
THE NINTH HOUR by Alice McDermott

Mystery (full list)
GLASS HOUSES by Louise Penny

SF/Fantasy (full list)
AUTONOMOUS by Annalee Newitz

Thrillers (full list)
THE LOST ORDER by Steve Berry
THE SABOTEUR by Andrew Gross readmoreremove

Love Is All Around – LJ Genre Spotlight on Romance

Library Journal is spreading the (book) love with their recent genre spotlight on romance, highlighting these Macmillan titles:

Reviews from the publishing experts we contacted were mixed on the paranormal subgenre’s future, though it continues to have a strong fan base with digital readers. Christine Warren’s BABY, I’M HOWLING FOR YOU (St. Martin’s, Jan. 2018) features librarian Lennie Landry, a wolf on the run from a pack of coyotes and a stalker. She finds refuge in Alpha, WA, where she meets Mark Fischer, who is escaping his past—or so he thought. THANKS FUR LAST NIGHT (St. Martin’s, Jan. 2018) is a paranormal anthology headlined by best-selling authors Eve Langlais, Milly Taiden, and Kate Baxter. Also from St. Martin’s is Donna Grant’s HEAT (Jan. 2018), which involves an outcast dragon who is drawn to a woman whose mind has been overtaken by magic.


In Opal Carew’s X MARKS THE SPOT (St. Martin’s, Apr. 2018), when Abi and Liam’s marriage falls apart, Abi decides to act on her attraction to Del. She thinks she is in bed with Del but soon realizes she is actually with Liam. Oops—or maybe not.


According to Monique Patterson, editorial director, ­romance and executive editor, St. Martin’s Press, “we have seen cowboys start to bubble up lately…. The cowboy can be different from the billionaire (though sometimes they are one and the same). What is exciting is that both are in demand.” readmoreremove

Macmillan Library @ LJ/SLJ Day of Dialog & BookExpo 2017!

We can’t wait to see you in New York City next month  during Library Journal & School Library Journal’s Day of Dialog, at BookExpo (Macmillan booth #3008-3009), and at these MANY fantastic events:
Wednesday, May 31

Library Journal‘s Day of Dialog
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: Elizabeth Beier, Executive Editor (St. Martin’s Press) | Editor’s Picks Panel
11:15am: Annalee Newitz, AUTONOMOUS | SF/Fantasy/Dystopia Panel
4:00pm: Robin Sloan, SOURDOUGH | The Second Time Around Panel

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

School Library Journal‘s Day of Dialog
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:
2:00pm: Peter Janssen, VP Director of Academic & Library Marketing (Macmillan) | Publisher Pitch III

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

BookExpo Adult Librarians Dinner, co-hosted by LibraryReads and the AAP
The Yale Club | Grand Ballroom
RSVP required, space is limited

Don’t miss this annual dinner featuring a panel of high-profile authors including well-connected science/SF journalist and founder of io9, Annalee Newitz, who will discuss her debut novel, AUTONOMOUS.

Details and RSVP here by May 12. You will receive an e-confirmation from the AAP if your request is accommodated.

Thursday, June 1

Talia as Bad Kitty Sales Vegas 200“Librarian VIP Corner”
Javits Convention Center | Macmillan Booth #3008-3009

Visit the “Librarian VIP Corner” in the Macmillan booth (#3008-3009) for free ARCs, snacks, and personalized reader’s advisory recommendations from library marketing director Talia Sherer.

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

America’s librarian (and soon-to-be-published author) Nancy Pearl is the master of ceremonies at this annual lunch where attendees will hear from a panel of bestselling and debut authors, including Robin Sloan (SOURDOUGH).

Details and RSVP here by May 12. You will receive an e-confirmation from the AAP if your request is accommodated.

Macmillan Galley Giveaways and Author Signings – Thursday (Booth #3008-3009):

***9:00am Ticket Drop for all Thursday morning in-booth signings***
9:00-9:30am Giveaway: THE PEOPLE WE HATE AT THE WEDDING tote bags
10:15am Galley Giveaway: HAPPINESS by Heather Harpham (Holt)
10:30am Galley Giveaway: THE NINTH HOUR by Alice McDermott (FSG)
10:45am Galley Giveaway: GONE TO DUST by Matt Goldman (Forge)
11:00am In-Booth Signing: Christopher J. Yates, GRIST MILL ROAD (Picador)
11:15am Galley Giveway: THE EXACT NATURE OF OUR WRONGS by Janet Peery (SMP)
11:30am Galley Giveaway: GIRLS MADE OF SNOW AND GLASS by Melissa Bashardoust (Flatiron YA)
11:45am Galley Giveaway: EVERYTHING MUST GO by Jenny Fran Davis (Wednesday Books)

***12:00 noon Ticket Drop for all Thursday afternoon in-booth signings***
1:00pm Galley Giveaway: THE WIFE BETWEEN US by Greer Hendricks & Sarah Pekkanen (SMP)
1:30pm In-Booth Signing: Pamela Paul, MY LIFE WITH BOB (Holt)
1:45pm Advance Listening Copy Giveaway: THE SABOTEUR by Andrew Gross (Macmillan Audio)
2:00pm Giveaway: Nora Roberts YEAR ONE hand sanitizer
2:30pm In-Booth Signing: Robin Sloan, SOURDOUGH (MCD/FSG)
3:00pm Galley Giveaway: THE VENGEANCE OF MOTHERS by Jim Fergus (SMP)
3:15pm Galley Giveaway: WAITING FOR THE PUNCH by Marc Maron (Flatiron)
3:30pm In-Booth Signing: Annalee Newitz, AUTONOMOUS (Tor)
3:45pm Galley Giveaway: GOOD ME, BAD ME by Ali Land (Flatiron)
4:00pm Galley Giveaway: REAL AMERICAN by Julie Lythcott-Haims (Holt)
4:15pm Galley Giveaway: THE HIDDEN LIGHT OF NORTHERN FIRES by Daren Wang (SMP)
4:30pm Galley Giveaway & Champagne: THE BREAKDOWN by B.A. Paris (SMP)

Friday, June 2

AAP’s Annual Librarians Book Buzz, Part II
Javits Convention Center | Room 1E16

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

The 9th Annual Librarian Shout ‘n Share
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 the AAP and Library Journal. Wilda Williams, Fiction Editor, Library Journal moderates this year’s Shout ‘n Sharers. readmoreremove

LJ Genre Spotlight: Mystery

Library Journal‘s recent genre spotlight included five Macmillan mysteries:

From the pen of Emmy Award–winning Matt Goldman, whose credits include Seinfeld, comes GONE TO DUST (Forge, Aug.), a twisty and entertaining Minneapolis-set mystery that features a Jewish private investigator.

Other crime-solving protagonists of color returning this season include African American female homicide detective Lou Norton in Rachel Howzell Hall’s CITY OF SAVIORS (Forge, Aug.).

East Berlin in the 1970s provides the backdrop for David Young’s debut thriller, STASI CHILD (Minotaur, Aug.), in which an East German police officer investigates the death of a teenage girl whose body is found at the foot of the Berlin Wall—strangely, it appears the victim was trying to escape from West Berlin.

A serial killer stalks perestroika Moscow, circa 1985, in Jack Grimwood’s MOSKVA (Thomas Dunne, Jul.).

November marks best-selling Icelandic author Arnaldur Indridason’s new series launch, THE SHADOW DISTRICT (Minotaur).