The 2012 RUSA reading list is in!
Between the noshable hors d'oeuvres, the wine, and the charming company, we had a riotous time at the announcement ceremony in Dallas. Yes, we were whooping and hollering when they listed books we love!
Don't believe me? Boom: proof.
Library Journal reported, "Some of the announcements were greeted by quite a bit of excitement, especially from Robin Nesbitt (on Twitter, @robnesb) of Columbus Metropolitan Library; Alene Moroni (@surlyspice) of King County Library System, WA; Talia Sherer (@macmillanlib) of Macmillan Library Marketing; and Stephanie Chase (@acornsandnuts) of Mutnomah County Library." So, yeah, we were excited.
THE DEVOTION OF SUSPECT X by Keigo Higashino
THE QUANTUM THIEF by Hannu Rajaniemi
THINKING, FAST AND SLOW by Daniel Kahneman
Whew, what a conference! Midwinter was a delight this year. We're so glad we got a chance to catch up with so many of you.
Now that we're back, we want to highlight the 2012 YALSA awards winners and nominees that we publish and distribute:
DAYBREAK by Brian Ralph
UPDATE: YALSA posted more awards and lists today!
MILES FROM ORDINARY by Carol Lynch Williams
FALL FOR ANYTHING by Courtney Summers
2nd UPDATE: YALSA posted their popular paperback picks!
*This is the THIRD appearance on a YALSA booklist for SOME GIRLS ARE and THE CHOSEN ONE. They have each now appeared on YALSA’s Popular Paperbacks for Young Adult List (2012), Best Fiction for Young Adults (2010 & 2011) and Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers (2010 & 2011). If you haven't read them yet, now's the time!Read more
As of 6 a.m. Thursday morning, Talia and I will be making our way South to Dallas (cue record scratch... did that girl just say 6 a.m.?!).
That's right people! We'll be rolling out of New York at an ungodly hour to get everything ready for the best ALA Midwinter Meeting that Macmillan Library has ever seen!
We won't be able to update the blog while we're gone, but we'll be updating again next Tuesday. Or, join us on Twitter to get the full ALA play-by-play.
If you're also Dallas-bound, come find us in booth #1509. Grab a galley, have a chat, and bring us coffee and donuts, cool? Cool.Read more
Happy Tuesday, all!
As you can probably guess, we're frantically finishing up last minute packing for ALA Midwinter. We're off to Dallas early (read: REALLY early) Thursday morning to scope out the convention hall and set up our booth (#1509)!
And whether you're joining us in Dallas or not, we are running two contests that you'll want to take a look at.
And we'll leave you with a little inspiration from Martin Luther King, Jr.,
"Human progress is neither automatic nor inevitable... Every step toward the goal of justice requires sacrifice, suffering, and struggle; the tireless exertions and passionate concern of dedicated individuals."
Here's a quick look at our big events for ALA Midwinter:
Dallas Convention Center, Room C1
Join Macmillan's Talia Sherer & Sterling's Chris Vaccari for The Greatest Book Battle Ever*
11:00AM Sterling Children's & Teen Books
11:15AM St. Martin's Griffin Teen
11:30AM Sterling Adult
11:45AM Macmillan Adult
12:00PM Gift Basket Sweepstakes and Raffle!
*advance copies, gift baskets, and kittens may be provided
2:00PM - 4:00PM Macmillan booth #1509: Spotlight on Adult Literature: two FULL hours of author signings and giveaways!
And don't forget that Saturday is MYSTERY DAY in the exhibit hall at the Pop Top Stage... Check out the full schedule of author events here!
Dallas Convention Center, Room A130/131
The Association of American Publishers' Trade Libraries Committee and Library Journal cordially invite you to our annual complimentary BookTalk Breakfast featuring St. Martin's Press author, Robert Leleux (THE LIVING END, January 2012).Read more