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B&N Fall 2015 Discover Picks

Barnes & Noble’s Fall 2015 Discover Great New Writers program features 4 Macmillan titles!

BLACK MAN IN A WHITE COAT by Damon Tweedy
A BEA 2015 Editor’s Buzz Panel Selection! Memoir at its finest: beautifully composed, firmly anchored to a larger world, engaging, accessible, and profound. “Tweedy, an African American psychiatrist at Duke University, expertly weaves together statistics, personal anecdotes, and patient stories to explain why ‘being black can be bad for your health.’ In all, a smart, thought-provoking, frontline look at race and medicine.” — Booklist, starred review

HOME IS BURNING by Dan Marshall
A BEA 2015 Editor’s Buzz Panel Selection! This hilarious, profane, and heartbreaking story of a madcap family’s struggles with catastrophic illness had us laughing out loud and quietly crying on all kinds of public transportation. “Horrible. Hysterical. Repeat, repeat, repeat. Just like life.” — Jenny Lawson, #1 bestselling author of Let’s Pretend This Never Happened (and the forthcoming FURIOUSLY HAPPY) readmoreremove

Happy #BookBday (7/7/15 Edition)

It’s a big day for brand new books!

BELL WEATHER by Dennis Mahoney
A July 2015 Indie Next pick! An otherworldly and kinetic story set in a fantastical 18th century starring a young woman who must uncover the secrets of her past while confronting the present dangers of a magical wilderness. “The real strength of this novel is its stunning worldbuilding, which merges the aesthetic of the Colonial Americas with Márquez-style magical realism…” — Kirkus Reviews

THE LAST PILOT by Benjamin Johncock
A Barnes & Noble 2015 Discover Great New Writers selection & a July 2015 Indie Next pick! Using the early days of the U.S. space exploration program as a backdrop, Johncock’s “impressive”* debut laces fact with fiction to tell the tale of Jim Harrison, an Air Force test pilot turned astronaut, his wife, Grace, and their gravely ill two-year-old daughter, Florence. “A marvelous, emotionally powerful novel.” — *Publishers Weekly, starred & boxed review

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Vacation Alert!

Friends, thank you for a GREAT ALA Annual! We’re headed back to the east coast and taking a well-deserved vacation this week.
If you’re also off for the Independence Day weekend, here are LOTS of reading recommendations courtesy of Talia’s “Three’s Company” Book Buzz:

HOME IS BURNING by Dan Marshall | October 20, 2015 | 9781250068828
FURIOUSLY HAPPY by Jenny Lawson | September 22, 2015 | 9781250077004
EVERYBODY RISE by Stephanie Clifford | August 18, 2015 | 9781250077172
THE BOOK OF SPECULATION by Erika Swyler | Available Now | 9781250054807
THE BEAUTIFUL BUREAUCRAT by Helen Phillips | August 11, 2015 | 9781627793766
A POET OF THE INVISIBLE WORLD by Michael Golding | October 6, 2015 | 9781250071286
THE CLASP by Sloane Crosley | October 6, 2015 | 9780374124410
SAVING SOPHIE by Ronald H. Balson | September 15, 2015 | 9781250081292
THE LAST PILOT by Benjamin Johncock | July 7, 2015 | 9781250066640
JADE DRAGON MOUNTAIN by Elsa Hart | September 1, 2015 | 9781250072320
THE KILLING LESSONS by Saul Black | September 22, 2015 | 9781250057341
THE SECOND LIFE OF NICK MASON by Steve Hamilton | September 29, 2015 | 9781250064578
TENACITY by James Law | November 3, 2015 | 9781627794565
WILBERFORCE by H. S. Cross | September 15, 2015 | 9780374290108
SWEET CARESS by William Boyd | September 15, 2015 | 9781632863324
GOD’S KINGDOM by Howard Frank Mosher | October 6, 2015 | 9781250069481
A GOOD FAMILY by Erik Fassnacht | August 25, 2015 | 9781250059284
AN UNRESTORED WOMAN by Shobha Rao | March 15, 2016 | 9781250073822
ORPHAN X by Gregg Hurwitz | January 19, 2016 | 9781250067845
THE THINGS WE KEEP by Sally Hepworth | February 9, 2016 | 9781250051905

Click here to download the handout of book buzz titles.

Thanks and see y’all next week! 

Sneak Peek: July 2015 Indie Next List

indie nextThe July 2015 Indie Next list was recently announced and it includes four fabulous Macmillan titles!

THE BOOK OF SPECULATION by Erika Swyler
A June 2015 LibraryReads pick, a Barnes & Noble 2015 Discover Great New Writers Pick, and a Maximum Shelf Awareness selection!
A beautifully crafted and hand-illustrated “whimsically dark debut” (Publishers Weekly) about a librarian who discovers a mysterious book that holds the key to a curse that has haunted his family of traveling circus performers for generations.

BELL WEATHER by Dennis Mahoney
An otherworldly and kinetic story set in a fantastical 18th century starring a young woman who must uncover the secrets of her past while confronting the present dangers of a magical wilderness. “The real strength of this novel is its stunning worldbuilding, which merges the aesthetic of the Colonial Americas with Márquez-style magical realism…” — Kirkus Reviews
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BEA 2015 – Thursday Events

It’s another lovely day at BookExpo America! We hope to see you at these great events and don’t forget to snag these awesome galleys in the Macmillan booth (#3056-3057).

BEA Authors Librarian Luncheon, co-hosted by LibraryReads and the AAP
12:00 noon-1:30pm
Javits Convention Center | Room 1E15-16
Please note that this event is full

Hear from a panel of bestselling and debut authors, including Stephanie Clifford, whose debut novel, EVERYBODY RISE, follows a college graduate lying her way to the top of the social strata in Manhattan with devastating consequences.


The AAP’s Annual Librarians Book Buzz, Part I

1:45-3:15pm
Javits Convention Center | Room 1E14

Come listen to our publishing friends as they highlight their favorite forthcoming titles!

Macmillan Galley Giveaways and Author Signings – Thursday (Booth #3056-3057):
9:00am Galley Giveaway: A POET OF THE INVISIBLE WORLD by Michael Golding (Picador)
9:30am Giveaway: Macmillan Audio Beach Reads tote bags
10:30am In-Booth Signing: Sloane Crosley (THE CLASP, FSG)
10:30am Galley Giveaway: THE LAST PILOT by Benjamin Johncock (Picador)
11:30am In-Booth Signing: Brandon Stanton (HUMANS OF NEW YORK: STORIES posters, SMP)
11:30am Galley Giveaway: PRINCE OF DARKNESS by Shane White (Palgrave)
1:30pm In-Booth Signing: Charlie Jane Anders (ALL THE BIRDS IN THE SKY, Tor)
2:00pm Galley and Advance Listening Copy Giveaway: EVERYBODY RISE by Stephanie Clifford (SMP/Macmillan Audio)
2:30pm In-Booth Signing: Damon Tweedy, M.D. (BLACK MAN IN A WHITE COAT, Picador)
3:30pm Galley Giveaway: BENEFIT OF THE DOUBT by Neal Griffin (Forge)
4:30pm Galley Giveaway: PURITY by Jonathan Franzen (FSG)

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B&N 2015 Discover Picks

Barnes & Noble recently announced several new picks for their Discover Great New Writers program and these Macmillan titles made the list!

THE BOOK OF SPECULATION by Erika Swyler
A June 2015 LibraryReads pick & Maximum Shelf Awareness selection! In Swyler’s hand-illustrated and “whimsically dark debut” (Publishers Weekly), a recently unemployed librarian receives a mysterious book that holds the key to a curse that has haunted his family of traveling circus performers for generations.

THE UNFORTUNATES by Sophie McManus
“In her assured first novel, McManus dissects such headline topics as Wall Street corruption, income inequality, and the vagaries of class and power in contemporary America. To her great credit, McManus uncovers the humanity of a group that rarely receives our empathy even as she exposes the dark side of privilege and entitlement in a timely novel enriched with touches of Edith Wharton.” — Booklist

HOME IS BURNING by Dan Marshall
A BEA 2015 Editor’s Buzz Panel Selection! Dave Eggers meets David Sedaris in this uproariously funny, unflinchingly honest, and tender memoir from Marshall, who as a recent college graduate, had to return home to help his ailing parents (mom has cancer and dad has ALS). “Horrible. Hysterical. Repeat, repeat, repeat. Just like life.” — Jenny Lawson, #1 bestselling author of Let’s Pretend This Never Happened (and the forthcoming FURIOUSLY HAPPY) readmoreremove

For Your Consideration: July 2015 LibraryReads Titles

Download, read, and nominate your favorite titles now for the July 2015* LibraryReads list!

*Nominations are due May 20! Click here for the full list of 2015 deadlines.

SIGNAL by Patrick Lee
“Two books into this series, and it’s clear that Lee has hit the jackpot. Expect the horde of out-of-breath readers gasping to keep up with Lee’s breakneck pace to keep growing exponentially with each new appearance of Sam Dryden.”
Booklist, starred review

“Lee’s thriller featuring a loner hero compares to Lee Child’s ‘Jack Reacher’ series but with the added kick of technology. Readers will wait with bated breath for the next Dryden adventure.” Library Journal, starred review

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BADLANDS by C.J. Box
“Although he’s placed kids in danger in other books, this could be the most effective of his thrillers since his Edgar-winning BLUE HEAVEN. The temperature on the northern plains may fall to 40 below, but the engine of this thriller races red hot, providing plenty of warmth to keep readers going all night.”Booklist, starred review
“Suspenseful—you can’t put it down.” — Library Journal, starred review

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AFTER THE STORM
by Linda Castillo

A tornado unearths human remains leading to a thirty-year-old cold case in Painters Mill. Meanwhile, a very emotional and personal turmoil strikes at Police Chief Kate Burkholder’s budding relationship with state agent John Tomasetti.

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THOSE GIRLS by Chevy Stevens
The bond between sisters runs deep, especially when murder is involved… “Stevens’s fourth thriller weaves such an engrossing, suspenseful tale that readers will wish they could warn the protagonists of the dangers that lie ahead. Highly recommended for fans of the genre who relish nail-biting suspense as well as stories about the endurance of family and the human spirit.” — Library Journal, starred review

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THE LAST PILOT by Benjamin Johncock
Using the early days of the U.S. space exploration program as a backdrop, Johncock’s “impressive”* debut laces fact with fiction to tell the tale of Jim Harrison, an Air Force test pilot turned astronaut, his wife, Grace, and their gravely ill two-year-old daughter, Florence. “A marvelous, emotionally powerful novel.” — *Publishers Weekly, starred & boxed review

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Macmillan Library @ BEA 2015! (Booth 3056-3057)

BEA_Librarian_LogoSpring has sprung, which can only mean that BookExpo America will be here soon! We hope to see you at these great events and in the Macmillan booth (#3056-3057).

Wednesday, May 27

The 9th Annual BEA Adult Librarians Dinner, co-hosted by LibraryReads and the AAP
6:30-9:30pm
The Yale Club | 50 Vanderbilt Ave, Grand Ballroom
RSVP required, space is limited

Al Roker serves as the Master of Ceremonies at this annual dinner featuring Sloane Crosley, who makes her fiction debut with THE CLASP, about three friends on a madcap adventure and treasure hunt.

Details and RSVP here.  Please note that this event is full, so you are registering for a waitlist and will be contacted if we are able to accommodate.


Macmillan Galley Giveaways and Author Signings – Wednesday (Booth #3056-3057):

2:00pm Galley Giveaway: MADE TO KILL by Adam Christopher (Tor)
3:30pm Galley Giveaway: HOME IS BURNING by Dan Marshall (Flatiron)
4:00pm Galley Giveaway: KEEP CALM by Michael Binder (Holt)
4:30pm Galley & Poster Giveaway: JADE DRAGON MOUNTAIN by Elsa Hart (Minotaur)

Thursday, May 28

BEA Authors Librarian Luncheon, co-hosted by LibraryReads and the AAP
12:00 noon-1:30pm
Javits Convention Center | Room 1E15-16
RSVP required, space is limited

Hear from a panel of bestselling and debut authors, including Stephanie Clifford, whose debut novel, EVERYBODY RISE, follows a college graduate lying her way to the top of the social strata in Manhattan with devastating consequences.

Details and RSVP here.  Please note that this event is full, so you are registering for a waitlist and will be contacted if we are able to accommodate.

The AAP’s Annual Librarians Book Buzz, Part I
1:45-3:15pm
Javits Convention Center | Room 1E14

Come listen to our publishing friends as they highlight their favorite forthcoming titles!

Macmillan Galley Giveaways and Author Signings – Thursday (Booth #3056-3057):
9:00am Galley Giveaway: A POET OF THE INVISIBLE WORLD by Michael Golding (Picador)
9:30am Giveaway: Macmillan Audio Beach Reads tote bags
10:30am In-Booth Signing: Sloane Crosley (THE CLASP, FSG)
10:30am Galley Giveaway: THE LAST PILOT by Benjamin Johncock (Picador)
11:30am In-Booth Signing: Brandon Stanton (HUMANS OF NEW YORK: STORIES posters, SMP)
11:30am Galley Giveaway: PRINCE OF DARKNESS by Shane White (Palgrave)
1:30pm In-Booth Signing: Charlie Jane Anders (ALL THE BIRDS IN THE SKY, Tor)
2:00pm Galley and Advance Listening Copy Giveaway: EVERYBODY RISE by Stephanie Clifford (SMP/Macmillan Audio)
2:30pm In-Booth Signing: Damon Tweedy, M.D. (BLACK MAN IN A WHITE COAT, Picador)
3:30pm Galley Giveaway: BENEFIT OF THE DOUBT by Neal Griffin (Forge)
4:30pm Galley Giveaway: PURITY by Jonathan Franzen (FSG)

Friday, May 29

The AAP’s Annual Librarians Book Buzz, Part II
2:00-3:30pm
Javits Convention Center | Room 1E14

Come hear Anne Spieth highlight her favorite forthcoming Macmillan titles at this very popular annual Publishers Book Buzz!

The 7th Annual Librarian Shout ‘n Share
3:30-5:00pm
Javits Convention Center | Room 1E14

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. Wilda Williams, Fiction Editor, Library Journal moderates this year’s Shout N Sharers: Kristi Chadwick, Advisor, Small Libraries Massachusetts Library System; Charlene Rue, Acting Director of BookOps, New York & Brooklyn Public Libraries; Jamie Watson, Collection Development Coordinator, Baltimore County Public Library; Jennifer Dayton, Collection Development Manager, Darien Library; and Robin Nesbitt, Collection Development, Columbus Public Library.

Macmillan Galley Giveaways and Author Signings – Friday (Booth #3056-3057):
9:00am Galley Giveaway: WILBERFORCE by H.S. Cross (FSG)
9:30am Giveaway: Macmillan Audio Beach Reads tote bags
10:00am Galley and Advance Listening Copy Giveaway: EVERYBODY RISE by Stephanie Clifford (SMP/Macmillan Audio)
10:30am Galley Giveaway: TENACITY by James Law (Holt)
11:30am In-Booth Signing: Rainbow Rowell (FANGIRL, Special Edition, Griffin)
11:30am Galley Giveaway: DREAM THINGS TRUE by Marie Marquardt (Griffin)
1:30pm In-Booth Signing: Helen Phillips (THE BEAUTIFUL BUREAUCRAT, Holt)
2:00pm Galley Giveaway: FURIOUSLY HAPPY by Jenny Lawson (Flatiron)

If it’s your first time at BEA, EarlyWord has put together a guide especially for you! Here are three galley guides to help you figure out what to grab before you go:

Publishers Weekly BEA 2015 Galley Grab
Library Journal 2015 BEA Galley & Signing Guide
School Library Journal 2015 BEA Galley & Signing Guide (look under St. Martin’s Griffin)
BONUS: click here to download a printable guide of Talia & Anne’s favorite forthcoming books

Please check back regularly for the most up-to-date information. If you can’t make it, follow the action on Twitter via #BEA15. We hope to see you soon!

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