Yesterday during Library Journal's "Editor's Picks" webinar, our very own Jen Enderlin (Vice President and Associate Publisher, St. Martin's Press) and Kelley Ragland (Editorial Director, Minotaur Books) gushed about the following four summer titles that they're incredibly excited to be working on:
Coming in May!
A disgraced Sikh Indian Army captain becomes ensnared in a U.S. Senator's shadowy world while working as a caretaker on the Senator's estate.
"Weaving together Singh’s Sikh faith with very personal moments, taut action sequences, and events with international significance, Ahmad’s thriller should have broad appeal." -Library Journal (starred review)
"Beyond the masterfully crafted high-adrenaline story, readers will be fascinated by Ranjit's Sikh faith, rarely seen in American fiction." -Booklist (starred review)
Download our Spring 2013 Debut Chapter E-Sampler to starting reading THE CARETAKER now!
Coming in June!
Family secrets and missing memories abound in the latest from the New York Times bestselling author.
"Real psychological thrills from the author of the best-selling STILL MISSING." -Library Journal
The e-galley of ALWAYS WATCHING is available to download from Edelweiss now. Get whitelisted!
Mary Kay Andrews
Coming in June!
The perfect beach read about lifestyle blogger Grace Stanton whose life torpedos after she drives her cheating husband's pricey sports car straight into the family swimming pool.
"Bound to be big." -Library Journal
Coming in June!
A killer is taunting the cops, and London police officer Lacey Flint must pull herself together if she wants to help before it's too late.
"Pay attention to Bolton, a two-time Mary Higgins Clark Award winner and an ITW Thriller Award, CWA Gold Dagger, and Barry Award nominee." -Library Journal
Read Bolton's article on Goodreads called "Why We Need Our Libraries."
We'll post a link to the archived webinar as soon as it becomes available.
UPDATE: You can now watch the full webinar here! (Macmillan titles begin at the 18 minute point.)Read more
Happy post-St. Patrick's Day Monday! I know, I know. I'm not actually all that happy about being awake either. So let's get straight into the good stuff going on this week.
Good thing #1: Library Journal is hosting a totally rad webinar tomorrow at 3pm (EDT) that you must sign up for called "Editors' Picks: Hot Summer Titles from HarperCollins, Macmillan, and Random House." Details! Register!
Good thing #2: We have all sorts of awesome new e-galleys up on Edelweiss ready for you to download, including:
ALWAYS WATCHING by Chevy Stevens
THE HIGHWAY by C.J. Box
WITHOUT A SUMMER by Mary Robinette Kowal
THE HUMAN DIVISION by John Scalzi
THE DEVIL IN HER WAY by Bill Loehfelm
HER LAST BREATH by Linda Castillo
DEATH OF A DYER by Eleanor Kuhns
LOOKAWAY, LOOKAWAY by Wilton Barnhardt
Good thing #4: You can finally get the Sweet Valley sisters on your claws (see below).
New on Etsy: Sweet Valley High Nail Decals: "pure 1980s kitsch" pwne.ws/YGAjDL— Publishers Weekly (@PublishersWkly) March 17, 2013
Come one, come all to Library Journal's upcoming webcast, "Editors' Picks: Hot Summer Titles from HarperCollins, Macmillan, and Random House!"
Truth be told we're absurdly excited for this webcast. Two of our fantastic editors, Jen Enderlin (Vice President and Associate Publisher, St. Martin's Press) and Kelley Ragland (Editorial Director, Minotaur Books), will each be presenting two books that they're dying to tell you about.
Date: March 19, 2013
Time: 3:00PM EDT
Duration: 60 minutes
Host Barbara Hoffert from Library Journal wrote about how excited she is for this event on LibraryJournal.com.Read more
Librarians, mark your calendars:
Yours truly will be buzzing about some of Macmillan's most exciting upcoming Spring titles in Library Journal's Spring Adult Book Buzz on Tuesday, April 10 at 3:00PM (EDT).
I will be joining Virginia Stanley from HarperCollins, Jen Childs and Erica Melnichok from Random House, Elenita Chmilowski from Perseus, and moderator Barbara Hoffert from Library Journal for this hour-long book buzz webinar.
Expect your to-read pile to get dangerously tottery.
I hope you're free to join me for my inaugural book buzz webinar!Read more
If you missed Booklist's Book Group Buzz webinar (for shame!), we've got the scoop for you until the webinar is archived.
You can download the full title list from all publishers here. (Warning! The excel file downloads immediately.)
All of our buzzed books are shown above, but here are a few snippets from Talia's buzz to tempt you to tune in next time:
"What do Edith Wharton, Daphne du Maurier, Jane Austen, "Upstairs, Downstairs," and People magazine have in common? THE AMERICAN HEIRESS has been compared to all of them." On THE AMERICAN HEIRESS
"A dead mother. An abusive father. A plot to escape. A sister has been left behind!" On THE SISTERS
"I have to take a second to thank Julia for writing some steamy moments between Reverend Claire and Chief of Police Russ. What could be better?" On ONE WAS A SOLDIER
"If you have a puppy, had a puppy, or have puppy-owning friends, you must start a puppy book club just to read this book." On THE PUPPY DIARIES
"Are we looking at those kittens? Hello? Kittens anyone?!" On BEST FRIENDS, OCCASIONAL ENEMIES
Check out our dedicated book club website, Reading Group Gold, for more recommendations.
[UPDATE] Our friends over at Booklist have posted all of the slides from the presentation for you here: http://www.BooklistOnline.com/media/webinars/materials/Book_Group_Buzzing.pdf. And they have posted the full audio-visual presentation, which you can watch here.Read more
If you missed Booklist's "Beyond Bestsellers: High-Demand Mysteries in Libraries" webinar, then you missed some very enthusiastic mystery recommendations from our very own, Talia, but don't fret! The webmasters over on the Booklist site just posted an archived recording of the entire presentation (find it here).
Readers want more than just bestsellers, says Readers' Advisory expert and Booklist columnist Joyce Saricks, and librarians have an obligation to alert their patrons to wonderful authors who don't necessarily top the sales charts. Saricks will share her discoveries about what really circulates and how librarians can help spread the news. Representatives from four publishers—Macmillan, Severn House, AudioGO, and Felony & Mayhem—will preview the best titles from their forthcoming lists. Booklist Online Senior Editor Keir Graff moderates.
Thursday, March 3, noon - 1PM EST
Catch Talia announcing Macmillan's hottest mystery titles for Spring 2011! She'll be letting you in on Macmillan's upcoming whodunits, cozies, historicals, police procedurals, and detective tales.
This event is moderated by Wilda Williams, Editor and Mystery Book Reviewer at Library Journal. Talia's co-panelists include her hero/idol/demigod, Virginia Stanley of HarperCollins Publishers, as well as Kate Lyall and Edwin Buckhalter of Severn House Publishers.
Register for this free event here: www.LibraryJournal.com/MysterySpring2011