Boston Book Buzz: For Teens!

Boston Book Buzz: For Teens!

The Boston Book Buzz is currently underway!

For those of us following along at home check out the hastag #bostonbookbuzz and I've listed below all of the teen titles that Talia will be presenting (see her slide show here)!

FIERCE READS

STRUCK by Jennifer Bosworth

OF POSEIDON by Anna Banks

MONUMENT 14 by Emmy Laybourne

SHADOW AND BONE by Leigh Bardugo

Also see: FierceReads.com

MORE TITLES FOR TEENS

WAKE by Amanda Hocking

BENEATH THE GLITTER by Elle & Blair Fowler

WHISPERS AT MOONRISE by C.C. Hunter

ECHO by Alyson Noel

DEATH AND THE GIRL NEXT DOOR by Darynda Jones

THIS IS NOT A TEST by Courtney Summers

SPARK and GLOW by Amy Kathleen Ryan

GLITCH by Heather Anastasiu

THE HUNT by Andrew Fukuda

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Register Now: Boston Book Buzz (5/23)

Register Now: Boston Book Buzz (5/23)

Calling all Boston-area librarians!

Boss Lady Talia is heading your way at the end of the month to chat about forthcoming books and she's not doing it alone! Some of our favorite library marketers from other houses are along for the ride and will be presenting books from their lists, as well.

We're all pretty excited about it...

 

 

 

 

 

 

And yeah, I guess I'm also pretty excited about the Embed this Tweet feature.

Anyway, here are the details:

Join us on Wednesday May 23, 2012 from 11:00AM until 4:15PM.

Boston Public Library, Copley
700 Boylston St
Boston, MA 02116 

We'll have advanced reader copies of some of the books we discuss and a swanky tote bag for each of ya! 

Register for this event now!

Questions? Post a comment below or e-mail: info@masslibsystem.org.

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Macmillan Library is Buzzing Like Aldrin

Macmillan Library is Buzzing Like Aldrin

Hello, my dear librarian friends! I'm back from Chicago! Did you miss me?? I thought so.

Yesterday I got to talk up some of our most exciting forthcoming Spring and Fall titles, most of which I presented during the Library Journal Spring Adult Book Buzz (which is now archived and accessible via registration here). All of the Chicagoan librarians I met were absolutely wonderful and excellent lunch time conversationalists. Thanks to everyone who made it out!

Did I just hear someone say, "pics or it didn't happen?" Boom:

ali presenting

And did I hear someone else say, "tweets or it didn't happen?" ...No? Boom, anyway:

I needed some souvenirs so I stole all of the historic telescopes on display at the Adler Planetarium and I also found this kooky bean thing that someone left in Millennium Park. Call me if it's yours and you want it back.

Now, if you're feeling left out, don't panic! There is still more buzzing to be had:

Talia will be at the Boston Public Library on Wednesday, May 23rd. More details to come! And if you can't make that event, you can launch the archived version of Booklist's The Murderous Month of May: Hot Mysteries for Spring webinar right freaking now (link)! 

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Book Buzzing in Chicago!

Book Buzzing in Chicago!

cplWell folks, this weekend I'm off to the Windy City (I added those italics so it looks appropriately wind-blown!) to buzz about new books at Chicago Public! I'm not totally sure what to expect from the City of Big Shoulders, but when I get back I'll tell you all about it! And I assume that will go a liiittle something like this.

For those of you outside the Chicago metropolitan area, you can take a look at all of the titles that I'll be presenting on Monday in this post. Also, if you want to know more specifically about some of our hottest upcoming mysteries, take a look at Talia's slides from the "Murderous Month of May" Booklist Webinar.

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Library Journal’s Spring Adult Book Buzz!

Library Journal’s Spring Adult Book Buzz!

This afternoon during Library Journal's Spring Adult Book Buzz (3pm Eastern, #ljadultbuzz), I'll be discussing all of the super fabulous upcoming titles listed below!

Join me, Virginia from HarperCollins, Kelly and Erica from Random House, Elenita from Perseus, and moderator Barbara Hoffert from Library Journal for an hour-long book buzz webinar party today! Register now

A LADY CYCLIST'S GUIDE TO KASHGAR | Suzanna Joinson | 978-1-60819-811-5

SHINE SHINE SHINE | Lydia Netzer | 978-1-250-00707-0

BENEATH THE SHADOWS | Sara Foster | 978-0-312-64336-2

THE LAND OF DECORATION | Grace McCleen | 978-0-8050-9494-7

A SIMPLE MURDER | Eleanor Kuhns | 978-1-250-00553-3

DEAD SCARED | S. J. Bolton | 978-0-312-60053-2

KILL YOU TWICE | Chelsea Cain | 978-0-312-61978-7

THE OTHER WOMAN | Hank Phillippi Ryan | 978-0-7653-3257-8

BRING UP THE BODIES | Hilary Mantel | 978-0-8050-9003-1

WHERE WE BELONG | Emily Giffin | 978-0-312-55419-4

MEMOIRS OF AN IMAGINARY FRIEND | Matthew Dicks | 978-1-250-00621-9

THIS IS NOT A TEST | Courtney Summers | 978-0-312-65674-4

REDSHIRTS | John Scalzi | 978-0-7653-1699-8

GLAMOUR IN GLASS | Mary Robinette Kowal | 978-0-7653-2557-0

THE WITCH'S DAUGHTER | Paula Brackston | 978-0-312-62168-1

AMONG OTHERS | Jo Walton | 978-0-7653-2153-4

CHINESE WHISKERS | Pallavi Aiyar | 978-1-250-01448-1

PAW PRINTS IN THE MOONLIGHT | Denis O'Connor | 978-0-312-66829-7

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Register Now: Library Journal’s Spring Adult Book Buzz

Register Now: Library Journal’s Spring Adult Book Buzz

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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.

There are more details on this event at LibraryJournal.com. Or you can go ahead and register for the event now.

I hope you're free to join me for my inaugural book buzz webinar!

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Philadelphia Book Buzz Title List

Philadelphia Book Buzz Title List

Thanks to all of the librarians who joined us at the Free Library of Philadelphia yesterday! I had a lot of fun and got A LOT of compliments on my awesome new fox sweater.

For those of you who couldn't make it to Philly, here's the list of titles I presented: 

New from Our Bestselling Authors

COME HOME | Scottoline, Lisa | 978-0-312-38082-3 | HC
HOME FRONT | Hannah, Kristin | 978-0-312-57720-9 | HC
ANOTHER PIECE OF MY HEART | Green, Jane | 978-0-312-59182-3 | HC

Dark Mysteries

AVAILABLE DARK | Hand, Elizabeth | 978-0-312-58594-5 | HC
CLOUDLAND | Olshan, Joseph | 978-1-250-00017-0 | HC
THE MAN FROM PRIMROSE LANE | Renner, James | 978-0-374-20095-4 | HC
ASHES TO DUST | Sigurdardottir, Yrsa | 978-0-312-64174-0; 978-1-250-00493-2 | TPO&HC

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Thrillers

AN AMERICAN SPY | Steinhauer , Olen | 978-0-312-62289-3 | HC
THE ROPE | Barr, Navada | 978-0-312-61457-7 | HC
THE DARKENING FIELD | Ryan, William | 978-0-312-58651-5 | HC
CHILDREN OF WRATH | Grossman, Paul | 978-0-312-60191-1 | HC
THE INQUISITOR | Smith, Mark Allen | 978-0-8050-9426-8 | HC

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For the Janeites

MIDNIGHT IN AUSTENLAND | Hale, Shannon | 978-1-60819-625-8 | HC

For the Magicians

HEMLOCK GROVE | McGreevy, Brian | 978-0-374-53291-8 | TPO
JOE GOLEM AND THE DROWNING CITY | Mignola, Mike | 978-0-312-64473-4 | HC

Heavy Memoirs

GYPSY BOY | Walsh, Mikey | 978-0-312-62208-4 | HC
TRIGGERED | Wortmann, Fletcher | 978-0-312-62210-7 | HC

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Now, Back to the Cute! (Cozies with Kittens)

THE CAT SITTER’S PAJAMAS | Clement, Blaize | 978-0-312-64313-3 | HC
NO COOPERATION FROM THE CAT | Babson, Marian | 978-0-312-33240-2 | HC

For YA Librarians

Teen title information at MacmillanLibrary.com under Books for Teens.

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You’re Invited to the Philadelphia Book Buzz!

You’re Invited to the Philadelphia Book Buzz!

Buzzing in Philly

 

What: A book buzz!

When: 12/14/2011 @ 2pm (lunch at 1pm)

Where: Parkway Central Library (1901 Vine St, Philadelphia) Room 108

 

Who: Library representatives from Macmillan (me!), Hachette, HarperCollins, John Wiley, McGraw Hill, Penguin, Perseus, Random House,  Sterling,  Workman, WW Norton, and, of course, you!

If you're going to be in Philly in mid-December, join Ali for a book buzz at the Parkway Central Library.

Please RSVP here by December 5th*! For more information, contact Anne Silvers Lee at leea-at-freelibrary.org.

*UPDATE: The deadline has been extended, please RSVP today and join us!

Can't make it? Don't fret, we'll post the full list of featured titles on the blog afterward.

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NYLA’s Mystery Slam!

NYLA’s Mystery Slam!

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Thanks to all of the librarians who joined me yesterday at NYLA's Mystery Slam! I had a blast. I hope you all discovered some intriguing new titles and managed to enjoy a glass of wine (or two) during the event (I mean, the description really should have been: "buzzing and getting buzzed!").

I had a blast presenting with my co-panelists Kayleigh George (HarperCollins) and Cheryl Herman (Random House Books On Tape and Listening Library). I also owe a huge thanks (and probably a mountain of cookies) to Annie Mazes (HarperCollins) who drove Kayleigh and I upstate to the event! Thanks, girl!

Here's the list of all the titles I presented:
  • AVAILABLE DARK | Hand, Elizabeth | 978-0-312-58594-5 | HC
  • CLOUDLAND | Olshan, Joseph | 978-1-250-00017-0 | HC
  • THE MAN FROM PRIMROSE LANE | Renner, James | 978-0-374-20095-4 | HC
  • HEART OF A KILLER | Rosenfelt, David | 978-0-312-59837-2 | HC
  • HUNTING SWEETIE ROSE | Fredrickson, Jack | 978-0-312-60526-1 | HC
  • ASHES TO DUST | Sigurdardottir, Yrsa | 978-0-312-64174-0; 978-1-250-00493-2 | TPO&HC
  • AN AMERICAN SPY | Steinhauer , Olen | 978-0-312-62289-3 | HC
  • THE ROPE | Barr, Nevada | 978-0-312-61457-7 | HC
  • THE DARKENING FIELD | Ryan, William | 978-0-312-58651-5 | HC
  • THE INQUISITOR | Smith, Mark Allen | 978-0-8050-9426-8 | HC
  • MIDNIGHT IN AUSTENLAND | Hale, Shannon | 978-1-60819-625-8 | HC
  • A SIMPLE MURDER | Kuhns , Eleanor | 978-1-250-00553-3 | HC
  • HEMLOCK GROVE |McGreevy, Brian | 978-0-374-53291-8 | TPO
  • JOE GOLEM AND THE DROWNING CITY | Mignola, Mike | 978-0-312-64473-4 | HC
  • THREATS | Gray, Amelia | 978-0-374-53307-6 | TPO
  • CHILDREN OF WRATH | Grossman, Paul | 978-0-312-60191-1 | HC
  • THE CAT SITTER’S PAJAMAS | Clement, Blaize | 978-0-312-64313-3 | HC
  • NO COOPERATION FROM THE CAT | Babson, Marian | 978-0-312-33240-2 | HC
  • DEAD SCARED | Bolton, S.J. | 978-0-312-60053-2 | HC
  • KILL YOU TWICE | Cain, Chelsea | 978-0-312-61978-7 | HC
  • THE NIGHTMARE | Kepler, Lars | 978-0-374-11533-3 | HC
  • GRANDDAD, THERE'S A HEAD ON THE BEACH | Cotterill, Colin | 978-0-312-56454-4 | HC
  • THE RECKONING | Casey, Jane | 978-0-312-62200-8 | HC
  • HUSH MONEY | Greaves, Chuck | 978-1-250-00523-6 | HC
  • A DARK ANATOMY | Blake, Robin | 978-1-250-00672-1 | HC
  • DON’T EVER GET OLD | Friedman, Dan | 978-0-312-60693-0 | HC
  • THE VIPER | Östlundh, Håkan | 978-0-312-64232-7 | HC
  • THE LOCK ARTIST | Hamilton, Steve | 978-0-312-69695-5 | TP
  • THE LAST CHILD | Hart, John | 978-0-312-64236-5 | TP

THE BEEKEEPER'S APPRENTICE | King, Laurie R. | 978-0-312-42736-8 | TP

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AAP Sneak Peek Success!

AAP Sneak Peek Success!

Yesterday's AAP Librarians' Sneak Peek Book Preview was the perfect way to spend a rainy Wednesday!

Of the titles I presented (see below), THE INQUISITOR, THREATS, TRIGGERED, and MIDNIGHT IN AUSTENLAND prompted the strongest audience reactions (mostly ooo's, ewww's, and oh my's!). Join the conversation on Twitter with hashtag: #aapbookbuzz!

Macmillan's Titles:
  • LOVE IN A NUTSHELL | Evanovich, Janet | 978-0-312-65131-2 
  • COME HOME | Scottoline, Lisa | 978-0-312-38082-3 
  • HOME FRONT | Hannah, Kristin | 978-0-312-57720-9
  • ANOTHER PIECE OF MY HEART | Green, Jane | 978-0-312-59182-3 
  • THE INQUISITOR | Smith, Mark Allen | 978-0-8050-9426-8
  • AVAILABLE DARK | Hand, Elizabeth | 978-0-312-58594-5
  • HEART OF A KILLER | Rosenfelt, David | 978-0-312-59837-2
  • ASHES TO DUST | Sigurdardottir, Yrsa | 978-0-312-64174-0; 978-1-250-00493-2
  • CLOUDLAND | Olshan, Joseph | 978-1-250-00017-0
  • THE MAN FROM PRIMROSE LANE | Renner, James | 978-0-374-20095-4
  • THREATS | Gray, Amelia | 978-0-374-53307-6
  • THE CAT SITTER’S PAJAMAS | Clement, Blaize | 978-0-312-64313-3
  • NO COOPERATION FROM THE CAT | Babson, Marian | 978-0-312-33240-2
  • GYPSY BOY | Walsh, Mikey | 978-0-312-62208-4 (YA crossover)
  • TRIGGERED | Wortmann, Fletcher | 978-0-312-62210-7 (YA crossover)
  • THE STARBOARD SEA | Dermont, Amber | 978-0-312-64280-8 (YA crossover)
  • HEMLOCK GROVE | McGreevy, Brian | 978-0-374-53291-8 (YA crossover)
  • JOE GOLEM AND THE DROWNING CITY | Mignola, Mike | 978-0-312-64473-4 (YA crossover)
  • MIDNIGHT IN AUSTENLAND | Hale, Shannon | 978-1-60819-625-8
  • THE DARKENING FIELD | Ryan, William | 978-0-312-58651-5
  • CHILDREN OF WRATH | Grossman, Paul | 978-0-312-60191-1

BOOKS FOR TEENS | See info under Books for Teens

There should be a partial recording of the event out soon (unfortunately, there were some technical difficulties near the end), so stay tuned!

We owe a big thanks to Becca of the AAP and Erica at Random House for putting the event together and to all the librarians that came out and joined us!

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