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June is Audiobook Month

Hear hear, June is Audiobook Month! And what better way to kick it off than by celebrating Macmillan Audio’s recent Audie Award winners!

Fiction
THE NIGHTINGALE by Kristin Hannah, read by Polly Stone

Thriller/Suspense
THE PATRIOT THREAT by Steve Berry, read by Scott Brick

Humor
FURIOUSLY HAPPY by Jenny Lawson, read by the author

Even the New York Times Book Review is in on the audiobook love! Check out their recent review for Bill Nye’s UNSTOPPABLE: “Nye is a performer. His audiobook is easy to listen to, especially if you grew up with the children’s television program ‘Bill Nye the Science Guy,’ in which case his voice will be downright familiar.”

Booklist named Scott Brick their 2016 “Voice of Choice and Library Journal ran an audio spotlight which quoted Macmillan Audio’s Executive Director of Production, Laura Wilson.

Planning a road trip this summer? Then check out Macmillan Audio’s interactive United States of Audiobooks map to choose what to listen to from coast to coast.

Share your love of audiobooks on social media using the hashtag #loveaudiobooks all month long and don’t forget to check out Unabridged Access for the latest listening goodies.

2016 Audie Awards Finalists

Listen to this wonderful news: our friends at Macmillan Audio have 13 finalists in the 2016 Audie Awards!

Audiobook of the Year
THE NIGHTINGALE by Kristin Hannah, read by Polly Stone

Excellence in Design
BILL O’REILLY’S HISTORY COLLECTION: Audiobook Boxed Set by Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard, package/cover design by Margo Goody

Excellence in Production
THE PATRIOT THREAT by Steve Berry, read by Scott Brick with special bonus “writer’s cut” read by Steve Berry

Fiction
THE NIGHTINGALE by Kristin Hannah, read by Polly Stone

Humor
FURIOUSLY HAPPY by Jenny Lawson, read by Jenny Lawson

Mystery
THE NATURE OF THE BEAST by Louise Penny, read by Robert Bathurst
CORRUPTED by Lisa Scottoline, read by Kate Burton
ALL THE OLD KNIVES by Olen Steinhauer, read by Ari Fliakos & Juliana Francis Kelly

Thriller/Suspense
THE PATRIOT THREAT by Steve Berry, read by Scott Brick
SIGNAL by Patrick Lee, read by Ari Fliakos

Best Female Narrator
THE NIGHTINGALE by Kristin Hannah, read by Polly Stone

Multi-Voiced Performance
JUST KIDS FROM THE BRONX by Arlene Alda, read by Alan Alda, Arlene Alda, Christina Delaine with Milton Glaser, Regis Philbin, Robert Klein, Gabrielle Salvatto & Carlos Serrano

Narration by the Author or Authors
FURIOUSLY HAPPY by Jenny Lawson, read by Jenny Lawson

Winners will be announced at the Audie Awards Gala in Chicago on May 11. See the full list of nominees here.

Happy International E-Book Day!

Today is the second annual International Read an e-Book Day! Share the love on Twitter with the hashtag #eBookLove and tell us what your patrons are e-reading these days. Here’s what they’re e-reading* and loving from Macmillan:

Top ten picks:
THE NIGHTINGALE by Kristin Hannah
BEACH TOWN by Mary Kay Andrews
EVERY FIFTEEN MINUTES by Lisa Scottoline
ELEANOR & PARK by Rainbow Rowell
BEING MORTAL by Atul Gawande
BLUEPRINTS by Barbara Delinsky
SUMMER SECRETS by Jane Green
FANGIRL by Rainbow Rowell
LANDLINE by Rainbow Rowell
ENDER’S GAME by Orson Scott Card

The rest of the best:
THE PATRIOT THREAT by Steve Berry
KILLING PATTON by Bill O’Reilly
FIRST FROST by Sarah Addison Allen
THE BOOK OF SPECULATION by Erika Swyler
WOLF HALL by Hilary Mantel
BETRAYED by Lisa Scottoline
YOUR NEXT BREATH by Iris Johansen
THE LONG WAY HOME by Louise Penny
LILA by Marilynne Robinson
MIGHTIER THAN THE SWORD by Jeffrey Archer
THE SILENT SISTER by Diane Chamberlain
SAVING GRACE by Jane Green
A HIDDEN SECRET by Linda Castillo

And what are librarians e-reading? Here are the most popular titles you’ve recently downloaded from Edelweiss (maybe we’ll see some of them on a LibraryReads list soon!):

HOME IS BURNING by Dan Marshall
THE CLASP by Sloane Crosley
SWEET CARESS by William Boyd
ALL THE BIRDS IN THE SKY by Charlie Jane Anders
THE KILLING LESSONS by Saul Black
A WILD SWAN by Michael Cunningham
RADIANCE by Catherynne M. Valente
THE WEIGHT OF FEATHERS by Anna-Marie McLemore
FUTURISTIC VIOLENCE AND FANCY SUITS by David Wong

*Data as of July 2015, based on the number of checkouts from Overdrive and 3M.

TxLA 2015 – Thursday events

Happy Thursday, TxLA! Find out what goodies we’ve got for you in booth #1359!

If you scored tickets, enjoy seeing C.C. Hunter (Shadow Falls series and UNSPOKEN: Shadow Falls After Dark) at TT4L and Steve Berry (THE PATRIOT THREAT) at the Evening With the Authors dinner.

Steampunk and Fantasy: The Lure of Distant Worlds
10:00-11:50am
Austin Convention Center | Room 16 AB, level 4

From alternate histories to alternate realities, steampunk and fantasy authors, including New York Times bestselling author C.C. Hunter (Shadow Falls series and UNSPOKEN: Shadow Falls After Dark), reveal the creative aspect of rendering foreign worlds and the emotional spark of finding universal lessons that draw in readers.

Keep up with the action on Twitter, hashtag #txla15.

 

Thriller Thursday (4/2/15 Edition)

We’ve got a couple of cozies for you this #ThrillerThursday:

THE FIGARO MURDERS by Laura Lebow
Lorenzo Da Ponte, Mozart’s librettist, must either find a killer or take the fall himself, and spend the opening night of The Marriage of Figaro dangling from an executioner’s noose. “A brisk tempo, a sympathetic hero and a plot as complicated as the beloved opéra bouffe it parallels will make Lebow’s debut resonate with opera lovers and lay readers alike.” — Kirkus Reviews

POISON IVY by Cynthia Riggs
Victoria Trumbull returns for her 11th Martha’s Vineyard Mystery, and on her first day as an adjunct professor, a pair of dead bodies turns up. “The pressures of obtaining tenure and the consequences of failing to do so are highlighted in this cozy with its multiple plotlines and sympathetic, strong-willed main character.” — Booklist

And let’s not forget Steve Berry’s first book with Minotaur, THE PATRIOT THREAT! readmoreremove

Happy #BookBday (3/31/15 Edition)

Today we wish Happy #BookBday to two new books destined for the bestseller list:

THE PATRIOT THREAT by Steve Berry
Minotaur’s first novel from renowned New York Times bestseller Berry continues the riveting, history-based Cotton Malone series with a dangerous question: What if the federal income tax is illegal?

The Associated Press calls THE PATRIOT THREAT “one of Berry’s best books to date.” Plus, there’s a good chance you’ll see him on the road during his massive cross-country tour that includes several library stops and the Texas Library Association Conference!

4/2 Carnegie Library – 3 events in Pittsburgh, PA
4/9 Highlands Ranch Library in Denver, CO
4/16 Texas Library Association Conference in Austin, TX
4/18 St. Louis County Library in St. Louis, MO
4/22 Nashville Public Library Foundation in Nashville, TN
4/23 Warren County Public Library in Bowling Green, KY
4/24 Gwinnett County Public Library in Atlanta, GA
4/25 Cobb Library Foundation in Kennesaw, GA

UNFORGETTABLE by Scott Simon
@nprscottsimon: Mother called: “I can’t talk. I’m surrounded by handsome men.” Emergency surgery. If you can hold a thought for her now…

@nprscottsimon: I am getting a life’s lesson about grace from my mother in the ICU. We never stop learning from our mothers, do we?

“In this tender memoir developed from a series of Twitter messages, Simon, the host of NPR’s Weekend Edition Saturday, finds the last week of his mother’s life to be a time for them to cherish each other and tenderly reminisce. He takes his quirky, devoted, gracious mother on her own terms, and his work shimmers as a touching tribute.” — Publishers Weekly

“Simon’s memoir is so captivating that everyone, not just fans of NPR’s Weekend Edition Saturday, will enjoy learning about the wellspring that nourished the award-winning journalist’s wit, intelligence, heart, and chutzpah.” — Booklist, starred review

For a truly immersive experience, listen to the audiobook edition, narrated by Simon (clip available here).

 

Unabridged Access

Happy Monday! Our friends at Macmillan Audio recently launched a new blog called Unabridged Access dedicated to giving you a behind-the-scenes look at the world of audiobooks.

They’ll be sharing photos from the studio, audiobook recommendations for any situation, excerpts from exciting new programs, glimpses into audiobook publishing, Q&As with industry folks, and so much more.

Here are a few of our favorite recent posts:

In The Studio With Steve Berry Discussing THE PATRIOT THREAT Writer’s Cut: a video interview with Berry about creating a special version for the audiobook.

Scott Simon’s UNFORGETTABLE Tweets: listening to the NPR host’s memoir about connecting to his mother during her death had us calling our moms to say, “I love you.”

And our favorite, The Dogs of Macmillan Audio. Say no more.

 

Macmillan Library @ TxLA 2015 (booth 1359)

YEEHAW! We can’t wait to spend springtime with you in Austin at the Texas Library Association Annual Conference in just a few short weeks! Peruse the program early, then join us in the exhibit hall at booth #1359 for some great galley giveaways and also at the events below (all are free unless otherwise noted):
In-Booth Signing with Katherine Center

Tuesday, April 14th
5:30-7:00pm
Austin Convention Center| Macmillan Adult Booth #1359

Katherine Center will be signing complimentary copies of HAPPINESS FOR BEGINNERS.

Opening Author Session

Wednesday, April 15th
12:00 noon-1:50pm
Hilton Hotel, 500 East 4th Street | Austin Grand Ballroom K, 6th floor
Tickets required*

New York Times bestselling author Linda Castillo (AFTER THE STORM) and other authors provide literary flair and flavor as they share some of their writing experiences and read from their books.

*Luncheon tickets are $43 and must be purchased by Friday, April 3, through pre-registration.

State Treasures: Texan Authors

Wednesday, April 15th
2:00-3:50pm
Austin Convention Center | Room 6 AB, level 3

Join this lively panel discussion on all matters Texan! Chris Tomlinson (TOMLINSON HILL: The Remarkable Story of Two Families Who Share the Tomlinson Name – One White, One Black) and other Texas authors regale with the two-stepping, tale-wrangling narratives that capture the Lone Star spirit.

Texas Tea: Meet and Greet Over 50 YA Authors

Wednesday, April 15th
4:00-5:20pm
Hilton Hotel, 500 East 4th Street | Austin Grand Ballroom F-H, 6th floor
Tickets required*

Join us for the fourth annual Texas Tea, the premier event for YA literature enthusiasts, featuring several authors including C.C. Hunter (Shadow Falls series and UNSPOKEN: Shadow Falls After Dark). Librarians stay put as authors move from table to table sharing stories over tea and pastries.

*Tickets are $30 and must be purchased by Friday, April 3, through pre-registration. readmoreremove

ALA Midwinter 2015 – Monday events

Well friends, we made it! On this last day of ALA Midwinter we’ve saved the best for last. Stop by the Macmillan (adult) booth #4613 to say hello/goodbye to us and grab the last of our goodies before attending these terrific events:

AAP/LibraryReads Booktalk Breakfast
8:30-10:00am
McCormick Place West, Room 185BC
RSVP Required!

Join the AAP Library Marketing Committee and LibraryReads for our annual ALA Midwinter Booktalk Breakfast. Hear from Paul Fischer (A KIM JONG-IL PRODUCTION) and four other fabulous authors!

This event is SOLD OUT! If you would like to be added to the waitlist, please email Becca at bworthington@publishers.org (subject: Booktalk Breakfast) with your phone number or email (however is best to contact you on site at ALA) and she will release any cancellations to the waitlist in the order they come in.

United for Libraries Gala Author Tea
2:00-4:00pm
Chicago Hilton, Williford Room
Tickets Required!

Join United for Libraries’ traditional author tea featuring a panel of bestselling authors including Steve Berry (THE PATRIOT THREAT). Enjoy a light repast of sweet and savory snacks while listening to the authors. Signings follow with free books galore.

Onsite tickets are $65. Details and purchasing information available here.

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See You in Chicago!

We’re ridiculously excited to see you in the Macmillan (adult) booth #4613 and at all of our great events at ALA Midwinter later this week. Check out our schedule below and RSVP ASAP!

Follow @alamw and #alamw15

Friday, January 30th
In-booth signing with Marci Jefferson
5:30-7:00pm
McCormick Place | Booth #4613

Marci Jefferson will be signing complimentary copies of ENCHANTRESS OF PARIS.

 

Saturday, January 31st
“Three’s Company: We’ll be Waiting For You”
The Best in Adult Books from Virginia Stanley, HarperCollins, Talia Sherer, Macmillan and Chris Vaccari, Sterling
10:30-11:30am
McCormick Place | Book Buzz Theater (on the show floor)

Join Talia “the terror” Sherer as she presents her favorite forthcoming adult titles from Macmillan alongside the hilarious Virginia Stanley and always-entertaining Chris Vaccari!

 

Saturday, January 31st
“The Future According to Tor & Griffin: New Titles for Teens & Young Readers”
11:30am-12:30pm
McCormick Place | Book Buzz Theater (on the show floor)

Join Talia (St. Martin’s Griffin) and Ali (Tor Teen/Starscape) as they present a stellar selection of must-shelve fiction for teens and young readers.

 

Monday, February 2nd
AAP /LibraryReads Booktalk Breakfast
8:30-10:00am
McCormick Place West, Room 185BC

YOU MUST RSVP! DETAILS BELOW.

Join the AAP Library Marketing Committee and LibraryReads for our annual ALA Midwinter Booktalk Breakfast. Hear from Paul Fischer (A KIM JONG-IL PRODUCTION) and 4 other fabulous authors!

RSVP here. *

** This event is sold out… RSVP to add your name to the wait list.

 

Monday, February 2nd
United for Libraries Gala Author Tea
2:00-4:00pm
Chicago Hilton, Williford Room

YOU MUST PURCHASE A TICKET! DETAILS BELOW.

Join United for Libraries’ traditional author tea featuring a panel of bestselling authors including Steve Berry (THE PATRIOT THREAT). Enjoy a light repast of sweet and savory snacks while listening to the authors. Signings follow with free books galore.

RSVP details here.
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