People will always love stories, and, regardless of the format, librarians will always look to us to help them sift through it all.
Senior Director of Library Marketing Talia Sherer coordinates the library marketing activities of Macmillan’s adult publishers, which include St. Martin’s Press, Henry Holt, Tor/Forge, Minotaur, Picador, Farrar, Straus & Giroux, Celadon, Wednesday and Flatiron Books. Talia was chair of the Association of American Publishers (AAP) Trade Libraries committee for four years and was proud to be named a 2010 Library Journal Mover & Shaker!
"Sure, if you read Talia’s gory favorites, you’ll find the occasional spleen enjoying the open air rather than resting quietly wherever it belongs inside our bodies, but beyond that, you’ll also find a bunch of richly satisfying stories peopled by multidimensional characters who will make you think as much as they make you retch." —Booklist (5/10/2011)
And when authors let her down, they know it,
"I'd like to apologize to Talia Sherer, Macmillan's Library Marketing Manager. I know this book isn't gory enough for you, Talia. I promise to make up for it next time." —Chelsea Cain, in THE NIGHT SEASON (see Acknowledgments)
Amanda Rountree is the Assistant Digital Media Manager for library marketing. After saying farewell to her home state of Georgia and attending NYU's Summer Publishing Institute, Amanda spent four years under the tutelage of the amazing Virginia Stanley at HarperCollins before joining Macmillan and eventually making her way back to her forever home in library marketing. A long-time lover of libraries, Amanda is excited to share her passion for all things fantasy, sci-fi, romance, and horror (but she'll read anything that comes with a good recommendation).
Emily Day is the Library Marketing Coordinator & YA Specialist. In 2019, she was proud to have been named a PW Star Watch Honoree. A former teacher (at an international school in Singapore) and bookseller (shout out to Boston's Trident Booksellers and Cafe!), she loves books for kids and teens, but also enjoys autobiographies and adult fiction. You can find her on Twitter @emday_.
Samantha Slavin is the Library Marketing Assistant. After spending four years eating her way through New Orleans, working in New Orleans tourism and marketing and at a literary publicity firm, she found her way back home to NYC. Samantha can always be found curled up somewhere with a book or exploring the branches of the NYPL. Whether it is a memoir, a mystery, or historical fiction, Samantha takes her yearly reading challenges very seriously and is always making book recommendation lists for friends.