BEA! A-OK!

BEA! A-OK!

Ladies and gents, BEA 2011 is upon us!

As always when we disappear into the conference-twilight-zone, updates may get a little spotty around here, but don't you worry. We'll be back by the end of the week with the full BEA rundown. 

If you're joining us at the BEA zoo, please stop by the Macmillan booth #3352 to chat us up. If we're not in the booth we'll be somewhere awesome; come find us!

Our full BEA 2011 schedule is available here

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Aaand We’re Back!

Aaand We’re Back!

Well, ladies and gentlemen, Austin was a blast!

I'm delighted to report that there wasn't a single disaster, fiasco, or catastrophe and all the Texan librarians I met were sweet as peaches! We hosted some fantastic author events and signings. A huge thanks to C.C. Hunter, Jason Goodwin, David Levithan, Linda Castillo, Jonathan Maberry, and John Scalzi for joining us in the booth and on our discussion panels.

Talia got the opportunity to chat about her favorite upcoming Spring titles during the publishers' Book Buzz event and she also hosted a riotous adult mystery panel. Our old buddy Ben hosted Beyond Earth's Boundaries, a sci-fi panel that turned into a thorough discussion about the function and nature of genre.

We gave away a ton of stellar galleys at the booth, the most fun of which were the YA ARCs picked up by high schoolers on Teen Day. And after all that? We were (and still are) exhausted!

Our schedule may have been jam-packed with TxLA awesomeness, but don't worry, we still managed to grab some amazing carnitas tacos and a pile of the most delicious ribs I'll ever have the pleasure of inhaling.

TxLA 2011

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We’re Off to TxLA 2011!

We’re Off to TxLA 2011!

We're off to Texas on Monday for TxLA 2011

It may get a little quiet around the blog, but worry not! We'll be back the week of the 18th with crazy stories and pictures, no doubt.

If you're heading down to Austin, as well, make sure you find us and say, hi! Our full schedule of events and booth information is all in this article. We're giving away a lot of really great galleys and we'd love the chance the chat with you about any and all of them. 

The rest of you will need to curl up on the couch with a good book and try not to miss us too much.

Emergency phone numbers are on the fridge.

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BookExpo America 2011 Events Schedule

BookExpo America 2011 Events Schedule

BEA 2011! May 24-26, Booth #3352

BEA is going to be a madhouse, but we want to make sure you get to every event created for you! Here's a quick run down of your must-attend list:

Monday, May 23th 

6:30pm: Annual BookExpo America Librarians Dinner
Presented by AAP and Library Journal
(Yale Club, NYC 52 Vanderbilt Avenue, Grand Ballroom)
Hosted by Library Journal's Librarian of the Year, Nancy Pearl!
 
Kevin Zraly, author of Kevin Zraly’s Complete Wine Course: 2012 Edition  (Sterling)
Dava Sobel, author of A More Perfect Heaven (Walker & Company)
Meghan O’Rourke, author of The Long Goodbye (Riverhead)
Alice Hoffman, author of The Dovekeepers (Scribner)
Russell Banks, author of Lost  Memory of Skin (HarperCollins)
Ilene Beckerman, author of The Smartest Woman I Know (Algonquin)

To request an invitation please contact Tina Jordan.

Tuesday, May 24th

9:30am: Galley Giveaways:
THE SUMMER WITHOUT MEN by Siri Hustvedt
GLOW by Amy Kathleen Ryan

10 - 11am: The Great Readalike. If You Like This…You’ll LOVE That!
Presented by AAP and Library Journal
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Our TxLA 2011 Schedule!

Our TxLA 2011 Schedule!

The TxLA 2011 Annual Conference is almost upon us! April 13th through the 15th you'll find Talia and I talking books in our booth, #2119. Stop by and say, howdy! 

We also have the scoop on a few book signings and panels we think you'll want to add to your planners:

Wednesday, April 13th: 

10:15am: C.C. Hunter will sign BORN AT MIDNIGHT in our booth #2119. 

1:00pm: Jonathan Maberry will sign THE KING OF PLAGUES in the Follett Library Resources booth #1441.

2:00pm: "Adult Book Buzz" panel in which Talia highlights her favorite forthcoming titles (room 16AB, Level 4, convention center).

Thursday, April 14th: 

2:00pm: "Authors of Adult Mysteries" panel moderated by Talia with speaker Jason Goodwin (AN EVIL EYE) (Ballroom E, Level 4, convention center).

2:00pm: David Levithan will sign THE LOVER'S DICTIONARY in our booth #2119.

Friday, April 15th: 

8:00am: "Lariat List Adult Services Author Session Breakfast" with speaker Linda Castillo (BREAKING SILENCE) at the Hilton Downtown (500 East 4th Street). Ticket purchase required

10am: "Beyond Earth's Boundaries" panel with speaker Jonathan Maberry (room 19AB, Level 4, convention center). He will do a second signing of THE KING OF PLAGUES, as well.

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Spring Mysteries Webinar

Spring Mysteries Webinar

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

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Ben’s SLJ Day of Dialog Powerpoint

Ben’s SLJ Day of Dialog Powerpoint

Did you get a chance to see me on the School Library Journal Day of Dialog panel? If so, thanks for attending! It was an honor, and pretty thrilling (if a bit nerve wracking)!

If you found the presentation useful, you might like to view my presentations slides, which contain the details of the titles I discussed.

Once again, thanks for attending!

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ALA Overview!

ALA Overview!

Friday,
June 25th

5:30-7:30 pm Rebecca Maizel signs INFINITE DAYS
(Griffin) in
booth #2804

 

Saturday,
June 26th

10:30-12 pm ALTAFF’s “Isn’t It
Romantic?” panel with Beth Harbison (WCC room #142)

12 pm Harriet Reisen signs copies
of LOUISA MAY ALCOTT (Holt) in booth #2804

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What’s a Librarian To Do?: BEA

What’s a Librarian To Do?: BEA

Going to BEA but not sure what to do? BEA is a lot more librarian-centric than you might think! Consider this the librarian's definitive guide to the show.

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