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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
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: 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
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:
2:00pm: 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
6:30pm
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”
9:00-11:00am
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
9:30-10:45am
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
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 the AAP and Library Journal. Wilda Williams, Fiction Editor, Library Journal moderates this year’s Shout ‘n Sharers. readmoreremove

A New Podcast for History Fans

Did you hear the one about the guy who survived the sinking of the Titanic by drinking whiskey? Or what about the man who survived the atom bombing of Hiroshima, only to take a train to Nagasaki and survive the bombing of that city as well?

In the spirit of storytelling, Quick and Dirty Tips and Picador have teamed up to bring you Unknown History, a new podcast for history buffs and anyone who loves a great, quirky tale. (Our favorite? The Mysterious Disappearance of Agatha Christie.)

uh1The show is hosted by bestselling author and historian Giles Milton, whose newest book, WHEN HITLER TOOK COCAINE AND LENIN LOST HIS BRAIN, is also the basis for the Unknown History podcast.

Since its launch earlier this month, the podcast has already been ranked in the top 50 on iTunes and even reached #3 in the iTunes Education category!

​You can listen or subscribe on iTunes, Stitcher, Spotify, or Quick and Dirty Tips.

Maximum Shelf Awareness: Picador Turns 20!

MaxShelf-PicadorToday’s issue of Maximum Shelf Awareness is all about Picador! Learn about the imprint’s rich 20-year history and its stellar list of authors, including Paul Auster, Jeff Chang, Michael Cunningham, Jeffrey Eugenides, Jonathan Franzen, Atul Gawande, Elizabeth Kolbert, Ann Leary, Hilary Mantel, Marilynne Robinson, Robin Sloan, Olen Steinhauer, Hector Tobar and Adelle Waldman, among others.

Recent breakout Picador original titles include:
THE BIRTH OF KOREAN COOL: How One Nation Is Conquering the World Through Pop Culture by Euny Hong
THE ALMOST NEARLY PERFECT PEOPLE: Behind the Myth of the Scandinavian Utopia by Michael Booth
PRO: Reclaiming Abortion Rights by Katha Pollitt
SELFISH, SHALLOW, AND SELF-ABSORBED: Sixteen Writers on the Decision Not to Have Kids by Meghan Daum
BLACK MAN IN A WHITE COAT: A Doctor’s Reflections on Race and Medicine by Damon Tweedy

Major reprint titles and movie tie-ins:
VOICES FROM CHERNOBYL: The Oral History of a Nuclear Disaster by Svetlana Alexievich
LILA by Marilynne Robinson
THE SIXTH EXTINCTION by Elizabeth Kolbert
BLACK CHALK by Christopher J. Yates
ON THE RUN: Fugitive Life in an American City by Alice Goffman
THE 33: DEEP DOWN DARK: The Untold Story of 33 Men Buried in a Chilean Mine, and the Miracle That Set Them Free by Héctor Tobar
THE REVENANT by Michael Punke
THE LADY IN THE VAN by Alan Bennett
SILENCE by Shusaku Endo

Six Highlights of the Winter 2016 List:

THE YID by Paul Goldberg
James Meader, executive director of publicity at Picador and also the book’s editor, calls it “Inglorious Basterds crossed with Ocean’s Eleven by way of the Coen Brothers.” It’s already received two starred reviews from Library Journal and Booklist!

100 MILLION YEARS OF FOOD by Stephen Le
Biological anthropologist Le explores the history of human diets, our evolution, modern eating habits and how all this information can be used to make the best food choices for our health. Anna deVries, the book’s editor, said that the book should reach different readers, interested in “health, history, sociological studies, like the sweet spot [achieved by] Jared Diamond.”

THE LONELY CITY by Olivia Laing
An expertly crafted work of reportage, memoir and biography told through the lives of iconic artists, Laing (author of the LibraryReads pick THE TRIP TO ECHO SPRING) seeks answers to the questions of: What does it mean to be lonely? How do we live, if we’re not intimately engaged with another human being? How do we connect with other people?

CITY OF THORNS by Ben Rawlence
What Katherinee Boo’s BEHIND THE BEAUTIFUL FOREVERS did for the slums of Mumbai, India, CITY OF THORNS does for a massive refugee camp in Kenya, near the border with Somalia. “By combining his own experiences with interviews with residents of Dabaab, he makes the human rights crisis—rarely covered in the media—vivid and immediate for readers.” — Publishers Weekly, starred review

THE GOLDEN CONDOM: And Other Essays on Love Lost and Found by Jeanne Safer, Ph.D.
Psychotherapist Safer interweaves her own experiences with those of her patients to explore the frustration, humiliation, sadness and happiness that accompanies love in this provocative and compelling collection of essays.

SHELTER by Jung Yun
SHELTER weaves a bloody mystery with domestic drama into a layered portrait of race, class, money, marriage and more. Editor Elizabeth Bruce notes, “Everyone has a different takeaway, some call it THE HOUSE OF SAND AND FOG with Gillian Flynn (GONE GIRL) pacing. It leaves you hanging until the last chapter.”

2015 Eisner Award Nominations

Last week the Eisner Award nominations were announced and Macmillan has 7 graphic novels in the running!

Best Reality-Based Work
CAN’T WE TALK ABOUT SOMETHING MORE PLEASANT by Roz Chast (Bloomsbury)

Best Graphic Album—New
THE GIGANTIC BEARD THAT WAS EVIL by Stephen Collins (Picador)

Best Archival Collection/Project—Strips (at least 20 years old)
MOOMIN: The Deluxe Anniversary Edition by Tove Jansson, edited by Tom Devlin (Drawn & Quarterly)

Best U.S. Edition of International Material
BEAUTIFUL DARKNESS by Fabien Vehlmann & Kerascoët (Drawn & Quarterly)

Best U.S. Edition of International Material—Asia
SHOWA 1939–1944 and SHOWA 1944–1953: A History of Japan by Shigeru Mizuki (Drawn & Quarterly)

Best Writer/Artist
THE GIGANTIC BEARD THAT WAS EVIL by Stephen Collins (Picador)

Best Scholarly/Academic Work
AMERICAN COMICS, LITERARY THEORY, AND RELIGION: The Superhero Afterlife by A. David Lewis (Palgrave Macmillan) readmoreremove

Happy 20th Anniversary Picador!

PicadorBooklet_July-Dec2015Fun fact: Picador turns 20 this year (in the United States)!

Originally founded in 1995 as a publishing house for sophisticated hardcover fiction and nonfiction and for many Macmillan authors in their paperback lives, Picador is now home to a huge stable of incredibly talented authors, with a list of more than 1,500 titles, and 120-plus new titles, both original and reprints, published each year.

To celebrate, Picador has put together a brochure of their July-December 2015 titles just for you!

Peruse the fabulous pages filled with forthcoming books and pay close attention to limited editions soon to be available in the pocket-friendly Picador Modern Classics line.

We’ll leave you with a brief message from Picador publisher, Stephen Morrison:

“Great publishing is a collective effort with the author and their work at its heart. In the years ahead we plan to continue to play our part in bringing you more brilliant books from brilliant writers and hope that you will continue to join us in being part of this mission. In the pages ahead, please find a selection of our titles—from both new and established voices—for the second half of 2015. Enjoy.”

Click here to download a PDF of the brochure.

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Picador dominates the NYTBR!

We can’t help but #humblebrag about all the amazing Picador books reviewed in yesterday’s (October 26) New York Times Book Review:

THE KILLS by Richard House
The patience required to get through [THE KILLS’ 1,000 pages] is made easy by House’s insistent and electric prose style, which imbues long passages about corporate machinations with bristling suspense. Taken together, the four books of THE KILLS depict a searing landscape in which identities are lost and then stolen, and morally bankrupt institutions are aided in their corruption by the abject refusal of certain individuals to face the truth. This is not an international thriller so much as a fiercely literate attempt to subvert the thriller genre itself.” — Christopher Rice

THE BOY WHO DREW MONSTERS by Keith Donohue (an October 2014 LibraryReads pick!)
Ingenious… Donohue unspools his simple story patiently, delivering jolts when necessary, but mostly concentrating on the stress generated in a family with an unhappy child. It’s a modest novel, elegantly worked, with a nice chilly twist at the end.” — Terrence Rafferty
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Free Fall Reads from Picador!

PicadorF14BookClubSamplerOur friends at Picador have put together a FREE book club sampler of their Fall 2014 titles just for you!

Enjoy excerpts from
Alice McDermott (SOMEONE)
Anita Diamant (THE RED TENT)
Toby Barlow (BABAYAGA)
Amy Grace Loyd (THE AFFAIRS OF OTHERS)
Nicola Griffith (HILD)
Lisa Gornick (TINDERBOX)
Mary Kay Zurevleff (MAN ALIVE!)
Ronald Frame (HAVISHAM)
Emma Chapman (HOW TO BE A GOOD WIFE)

Click here to read the free sampler on Scribd, or download a copy

(click the “Buy it Now” button & select the vendor of your choice)

Happy Reading!

The Purr-fect Welcome Back

Hello, friends! We hope you had a lovely Independence Day weekend and are recovered from ALA Annual. Going back to work after a holiday is always a bummer, but we’ve got several great books that will put you in a paws-itively better mood! #meow

THE WORLD ACCORDING TO BOB: The Further Adventures of One Man and His Streetwise Cat by James Bowen
In the follow up to the instant New York Times bestseller A STREET CAT NAMED BOB, “Bowen has crafted a terrific sequel to an amazing and inspiring story that’s just beginning.” — Publishers Weekly, starred review

OFF THE LEASH by Matthew Gilbert
Dog enthusiasts will flock to this entertaining account of an unlikely canine lover’s ascent into full-fledged member of the neighborhood dog-park club. Gilbert is an adept storyteller, adding just enough intrigue (dog-on-doggie aggression, an attempt at person-on-person romance, the unfortunate realities of humping) to keep the pages turning.” — Publishers Weekly

HAATCHI & LITTLE B: The Inspiring True Story of One Boy and His Dog by Wendy Holden
This book tells the amazing true story of a disabled boy who has a very special relationship with a three-legged rescue dog. The Today Show picked it as one of its “11 books to put on your summer reading list” and Parade.com featured an excerpt from the book.

THE OWL WHO LIKED SITTING ON CAESAR by Martin Windrow
Anyone who thinks the bond between man and dog or cat is the supreme human-house pet attachment will have to reconsider after reading Martin Windrow’s touching account of the bird who changed his life, a possessive and characterful tawny owl named Mumble who was his domestic companion for 15 action-packed years….” — Liesl Schillinger, The New York Times Book Review

THE BEST CAT BOOK EVER by Kate Funk
You know we looooove this book. Here’s one more reason why.

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A Super-Sized Summer Thriller: THE KILLS

If you attended Library Journal's “Day of Dialog” last week, you heard Picador publisher Stephen Morrison rave about Richard House’s THE KILLS. This epic thriller longlisted for the Man Booker prize is four books in one: Sutler, The Massive, The Kill, and The Hit. It begins with a man on the run and ends with a burned body, moving across continents, characters, and genres.

It's already received outstanding early praise and is showing up on Summer Reading Previews:

“In this remarkable, epic literary venture, a novel in four parts that was long-listed for the Man Booker Prize, House explores the collateral damage of our capitalist way of going to war…. Part Olen Steinhauer spy thriller and part Roberto Bolaño art novel, with a huge cast of characters, many Middle Eastern settings, and a puzzle of a time-shifting plot, THE KILLS is a work of intense artistic conviction and demands a serious commitment from its readers. They’ll be rewarded, even if the center of this dazzlingly large picture is elusive.” Booklist, starred review

House’s thousand-plus-page novel is an intense, frustrating yet unforgettable tale…. He presents intriguing characters and enthralling scenarios, then leaves readers to make sense of it all. This huge undertaking is notable for its ambition, and it seduces with both its shortcomings and its accomplishments.”
Publishers Weekly, a May 5 Pick of the Week

Engrossing… House’s four-part, 1,000-page novel of corruption and murder is a heady page-turner. Already a hit in the U.K., THE KILLS trots the globe with professional killers and military contractors, and earns its comparisons to John le Carré with a healthy dose of political intrigue.” Time Out New York

Nerds, stay calm… Richard House’s Booker-long-listed, 1,000 page, hallucinogenic fictional account of the Iraq War and its aftermath, THE KILLS, is finally released in the States [August 5].” New York Magazine

Worried about toting around a brick of a galley? Fear not!
The e-galley is available on Edelweiss
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See you at BEA/Day of Dialog

BEA loves librariansIt's heeerre!

We can't wait to see you at BEA this week, but first, make sure to join us (and Picador's publisher Stephen Morrison, and authors Lisa Scottoline and Rainbow Rowell!) tomorrow for Library Journal's annual Day of Dialog. It's gonna be a blast!

Need a refresher on all the Macmillany goodness? Then click here. See you soon!
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