Talia’s Book Buzz Sneak Peek!

Talia’s Book Buzz Sneak Peek!

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When Sterling’s Chris Vaccari & Macmillan’s Talia Sherer stumble upon a treasure map of the famed librarian pirate "One-Eyed" Nancy’s hidden book fortune, they set out on a quest—calling themselves The Hardcover Heroes—to find the treasure in hopes of discovering the next New York Times bestseller! On Sunday, June 30th at 8:30am it allll goes down. Add this event to your calendar.

See our full ALA Annual events schedule here!

Below is a sneak peek at the list of forthcoming Macmillan titles that Talia will be discussing during the buzz. Don't miss out!

Adult Titles:

BEHIND THE SHATTERED GLASS: A Lady Emily Mystery by Tasha Alexander (featured in Library Journal's "ALA Annual Galley Guide")

BITTER RIVER by Julia Keller (featured in Library Journal's "ALA Annual Galley Guide")

THE GOOD BOY by Theresa Schwegel (featured in Library Journal's "ALA Annual Galley Guide")

AN OLD BETRAYAL: A Charles Lenox Mystery by Charles Finch (featured in Library Journal's "ALA Annual Galley Guide")

THE EDGE OF NORMAL by Carla Norton (featured in Library Journal's "ALA Annual Galley Guide")

HOW THE LIGHT GETS IN: A Chief Inspector Gamache Novel by Louise Penny

ONCE UPON A LIE by Maggie Barbieri (featured in Library Journal's "ALA Annual Galley Guide")

THROUGH THE EVIL DAYS: A Clare Fergusson/Russ Van Alstyne Mystery by Julia Spencer-Fleming

COREYOGRAPHY: A Memoir by Corey Feldman

HOW TO BE A GOOD WIFE by Emma Chapman


JOHANNES CABAL: The Fear Institute by Jonathan L. Howard

THE WEDDING GIFT by Marlen Suyapa Bodden (featured in Library Journal's "ALA Annual Galley Guide")

NINE INCHES: Stories by Tom Perrotta (featured in Library Journal's "ALA Annual Galley Guide")

KING'S MOUNTAIN: A Ballad Novel by Sharyn McCrumb

PAW PRINTS AT OWL COTTAGE: The Heartwarming True Story of One Man and His Cats by Denis O'Connor

WHERE THE MOON ISN'T by Nathan Filer

KINSLAYER by Jay Kristoff (featured in Library Journal's "ALA Annual Galley Guide")

THE MISFORTUNATES by Dimitri Verhulst

THE GLAMOROUS LIFE 2: All That Glitters Isn't Gold by Nikki Turner


THE AFFAIRS OF OTHERS by Amy Grace Loyd ((featured in Library Journal's "ALA Annual Galley Guide")

HAVISHAM by Ronald Frame (featured in Library Journal's "ALA Annual Galley Guide" and one of Barbara Hoffert's "12 Unexpected Titles You’ll Discover at ALA")


HILD by Nicola Griffith

PERV: The Sexual Deviant in All of Us by Jesse Bering

SOMEONE by Alice McDermott

THE WRONG GIRL by Hank Phillippi Ryan (featured in Library Journal's "ALA Annual Galley Guide")

Teen Titles:


THE TRAP by Andrew Fukuda

HORIZON by Alyson Noël

THE IN-BETWEEN by Barbara Stewart

NAVY SEAL DOGS: My Tale of Training Canines for Combat by Michael Ritland, Gary Brozek, Thea Feldman

THE SOCIAL CODE by Sadie Hayes

THE MORTAL INSTRUMENTS COMPANION: City of Bones, Shadowhunters, and the Sight: The Unauthorized Guide   by Lois H. Gresh

RAIN OF THE GHOSTS by Greg Weisman

ENDER'S GAME (Movie Tie-In) by Orson Scott Card



Monday Fun Day! (6/17/2013 Edition)

Monday Fun Day! (6/17/2013 Edition)

Happy Monday, librarians! I trust you all had a loving Father's Day weekend.

We're busily wrapping up all the loose ends before ALA Annual. Until then, I've posted a few fun bits and bobs below. Enjoy!

- NPR's Fresh Air posted the 1/2 hour audio clip of their segment "Mantel Takes Up Betrayal, Beheadings In 'Bodies'." And Terry Gross asked the question that we've all wanted to ask Mantel, 

"You wrote [...] about the French Revolution, and now you've written about Henry VIII, and there are several beheadings in these books. So excuse me for asking this, but if you had to be beheaded centuries ago, would you have preferred the guillotine, or the axe or sword customarily used in England?"

Mantel opted for—drumroll, please—the guillotine! Listen to the full interview now.

- Michael Kelley from Library Journal has called for submissions for Library Cat of the Month! The inaugural kitty, Emma from Lyme Public Library, is featured in the June 15th edition of Library Journal (p. 17) and she's a real beauty! Submission details here

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Macmillan Library @ ALA Annual 2013 (booth 2103)

Macmillan Library @ ALA Annual 2013 (booth 2103)

We're already getting ridiculously excited about all of the rad events happening at ALA Annual this June. Take a look and get your RSVPs in now so you don't miss out!

Friday, June 28th

 Erica Lorraine Scheidt will be signing USES FOR BOYS and Stephanie Kuehn will be signing CHARM & STRANGE (5:30pm, booth 2103)!

Saturday, June 29th

 The AAP’s Book-A-Licious Breakfast with Mary Kay Andrews (8:30am, McCormick Place, N227b). RSVP by June 14th!

Crossing Over—Teen Books for Everyone! with Darynda Jones (10:30am, McCormick Place, N227a).

Quirky Books for Quirkier Librarians, a panel about geekery pride with John Scalzi! (3:00pm, McCormick Place, S404a).

Mystery Day @ the Pop Top Stage with Tasha Alexander, Charles Finch, Julia Keller, Eleanor Kuhns, Theresa Schwegel, and more! (All day Saturday, end of the 2600 aisle)

Sunday, June 30th

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Book Battle IV (8:30am, McCormick Place, S104b) in which Talia, Macmillan's chosen champion, and Chris, her nemesis from Sterling, battle it out while telling you about their favorite forthcoming titles!



Gregg Hurwitz will be signing TELL NO LIES (9:00am, booth 2103)!

The 2013 Alex Awards Panel with winner Robin Sloan (10:30am, McCormick Place, Room S105d)!

The AAP’S Library Family Feud™ (2:30pm, Hyatt Regency McCormick Place Jackson Park, 10BC) in which librarians go head-to-head with authors, such as our very own John Scalzi!

The Sub-Librarian Scion of the Baker Street Irregulars event with Charles Finch, author of the Charles Lennox series (4:30pm, Hilton Chicago, Lake Michigan)

Science Fiction/Fantasy Day @ the Pop Top Stage! (All day Sunday, end of the 2600 aisle) Recommended panels: 

10:00am: Jonathan Maberry
10:45am: Cory Doctorow
11:30am: David Brin
1:15pm: Brandon Sanderson
2:45pm: John Scalzi
3:30pm: Elizabeth Bear

UPDATE: Sorry, all! We accidentally posted Library Journal's BEA galley guide instead of their ALA Annual galley guide. Below is the correct link to the correct guide:

LJ 2013 galley guide

Check back for updates and we'll see you in Chicago!

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Monday Fun Day! (6/3/2013 Edition)

Monday Fun Day! (6/3/2013 Edition)

Happy post-BEA Monday!

*cue everyone collapsing into a pile and catnapping for a week.*

We're almost at the end of this year's frenzied conference season, so let's wrap up our BookExpo adventures and get you back in gear for ALA Annual.

BookExpo America:

First of all, a huge thanks to all of the happy librarians who joined us for dinner on Wednesday at the AAP's Annual BEA Librarians Dinner with Erica Jong, the author of FEAR OF FLYING (40th Anniversary Edition), and also on Thursday at the AAP's BEA Librarians Author Lunch with Louise Penny, author of the Chief Inspector Gamache novels (pictured below)! We had a great time and we hope you were entertained and well-fed for your other panels and show floor expeditions. Please join us again next year and spread the word!

louise penny and librariansAlene Moroni and Stephanie Chase (King County Library System) bookending Louise Penny!

And also thank you to everyone who came out to hear me gush about a few of Macmillan's forthcoming  titles at the AAP's Annual Librarians Book Buzz panel. My handout is available for you to download (PDF) and definitely go to MacmillanBEAPreview.com to register for e-galley downloads of all of Macmillan's featured BEA titles (expires June 10). Read more about Edelweiss here.

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C-SPAN 2 posted the hour-long state of the book industry talk at BookExpo America with Macmillan CEO John Sargent. Watch "Publishing, Bookselling, and the Whole Damn Thing: A Conversation with John Sargent" now.

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Finally, EarlyWord will post the full list of titles mentioned at the 4th Annual Librarian Shout 'n Share panel. Stay tuned! UPDATE: EarlyWord posted the list here.

American Library Association Annual Convention:

Please take a look at our full schedule posted here and find us during the show at booth 2103!

Texas Library Association Annual Conference:

We're still talking about TxLA?? You betcha. That's because you still have a chance to win a stack of super fine signed books! The deadline to enter is today. Enter now.

Cute Stuff:

As we embark into June let's take a look back over last month's ridiculously smile-worthy cat videos:

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You’re Invited! RSVP Now!

You’re Invited! RSVP Now!


Hello readers! We're officially back and happily exhausted after a great TxLA conference in Fort Worth. We had a blast with our Texan librarian friends, but it's time to look onward to the next conferences and events. Below are a few upcoming events that you need to get on the list for now so you don't miss out.

Booklist Webinar:

It's time to register for the Booklist's "Thrilling Mysteries: Can’t-Miss Crime Fiction for Spring" webinar which is TOMORROW at (CORRECTION!) 2pm EDT. It's going to be killer.

BookExpo America:

Request seating at the AAP's Annual BEA Librarians Dinner with Erica Jong, author of FEAR OF FLYING, which will take place on Wednesday, May 29th at 6pm in the Yale Club of NYC (there is a separate dinner for childrens' librarians; info on the same page).

Also register now for the AAP's BEA Librarians Author Lunch with Louise Penny, author of the Chief Inspector Gamache novels, to take place in the Javits Center Room 1E14-1E15 on Thursday, May 30th, at 12:15pm.

Full BEA schedule of events to come!

ALA Annual:

RSVP by June 14th for the AAP’s Book-A-Licious Breakfast with Mary Kay Andrews at ALA Annual on Saturday, June 29th, at 8:30am in Room N227B of the McCormick Place Convention Center.

And while there's no RSVP required for the AAP’S Library Family Feud in which librarians go head-to-head with authors (such as our very own John Scalzi!) on Sunday, June 30th at 2:30pm at the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place Jackson Park in 10BC, we highly recommend you get it on your schedule now!