Featured ALA Midwinter Galley Giveaways!

Featured ALA Midwinter Galley Giveaways!

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So begins the epic Migration of the ARC Boxes from the arctic wastelands of the Flatiron Building to the semi-arid plains of the Washington State Convention Center.

Now listen up, ALA Midwinter attendees. This is a first peek at just a few of the fine galleys heading West that we'll be giving away in booth 2435.

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Rage Against the Dying by Becky Masterman (March 2013)

Brigid Quinn's experiences in hunting sexual predators for the FBI have left her with memories she wishes she didn’t have and lethal skills she hopes never to need again. Having been pushed into early retirement by events she thinks she's put firmly behind her, but the past intervenes when a man confesses to the worst unsolved case of Brigid’s career—the disappearance and presumed murder of her young protégée.

"Wow. An absolute pleasure. Chilling, smart, funny, and what a voice she has." —Gillian Flynn, #1 New York Times bestselling author

Prophet of Bones by Ted Kosmatka (April 2013)

Paul Carlson, a brilliant young scientist, is summoned to collect DNA samples from the ancient bones of a strange, new species unearthed by an archaeological dig. The questions the find raises seem to cast doubt on the very foundations of modern science, but until the dig is violently shut down by paramilitaries and Paul flees.

Redemption Mountain by Gerry FitzGerald (June 2013)

On the surface, Charlie Burden and Natty Oaks could not be more different: she, the daughter of many generations of rural farmers; he, an executive at a multinational engineering firm. But in each other they find the new lease on life they both so desperately need.

The Sunshine When She's Gone by Thea Goodman (March 2013)

One frigid, January morning in Manhattan, a new father, racked by sleep deprivation, decides to let his wife sleep in–then spontaneously flees lower Manhattan with their baby, for a weekend in the Caribbean. It wasn’t a kidnapping, he wasn’t leaving his wife; he just wanted to spend a little time away. When the wife, awakes she feels great—and embarks on a city adventure as misguided in its own way as her husband’s impulsive escape.

Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald by Therese Anne Fowler (March 2013)

Picture a late-May morning in 1918, a time when Montgomery wore her prettiest spring dress and finest floral perfume—same as I would wear that evening...

Thus begins the story of beautiful, reckless, seventeen-year-old Zelda Sayre on the day she meets Lieutenant Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald at a country club dance.

“Fowler has given us a lovely, sad and compulsively readable book.” —Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell (February 2013)

This is the story of two high school misfits in an economically-depressed small town falling in love for the first time.

"Funny, hopeful, foulmouthed, sexy and tear-jerking, this winning romance will captivate teen and adult readers alike" —Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

If You Find Me by Emily Murdoch (March 2013)

Fourteen-year-old Carey and six-year-old Jenessa are living in the backwoods with their drug-addicted mother until they are discovered by their estranged father. He draws them into the real world and helps them navigate family, school, clothes and everything else that comes with teenager territory.

“First-time author Emily Murdoch has written a painful, hopeful, surprisingly quiet book that charts the best and worst of humanity.” —Booklist (starred review)

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Macmillan Library @ ALA Midwinter 2013 (booth 2435)

Macmillan Library @ ALA Midwinter 2013 (booth 2435)

ala exhibitingThe ALA Midwinter Meeting is coming up! Please visit us in the booth (#2435) and join us for all of our exciting events.

Book Battle III in the Book Buzz Theater 

Saturday, January 26th
1:00pm-2:00pm
Washington State Convention Center | Room 608-609

Talia Sherer and Chris Vaccari return as misfit library marketers in the third episode of their highly acclaimed Book Battle series... Come hear them sound off about forthcoming titles from Macmillan (HUZZAH!) and Sterling (BOO!). 

See the full Book Buzz Theater schedule here.

AAP's Library Family Feud!

Sunday, January 27th 
3:00pm to 4:00pm
Washington State Convention Center | TCC LL4-5

Over the past few months over 100 librarians filled out a top secret trivia questionnaire. Now five Adult Services Librarians will go head-to-head with five popular authors to see who's quickest on the draw to guess the most common responses. This will be a battle for the ages. Ask yourself one question, are you bookish enough?

Add this event to your calendar here.

AAP / Library Journal Annual BookTalk Breakfast

Monday, January 28th 
8:30am to 10:00am
Washington State Convention Center | TCC 301

Co-hosted by the Association of American Publishers Trade Libraries Committee and Library Journal each year, this annual breakfast will feature several authors including Ben Schrank (LOVE IS A CANOE). RSVP required.

Details and reservation link here.

Gala Author Tea

Monday, January 28th 
2:00pm to 4:00pm
Grand Hyatt Seattle | Leonesa Ballroom

Join United for Libraries for this traditional and popular event. Enjoy a light repast of finger sandwiches and tea as several best-selling authors, including Amanda Hocking, discuss their writing. Author signings follow and most books will be given away for free!

Advance purchase tickets are $49 each ($45 for United for Libraries members). On-site tickets are $55 each while seats are available.

Details and ticket information here

YALSA offers some great advice about walking the exhibit hall like a pro; take a look!

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Macmillan Library @ ALA Midwinter (booth #1509)!

Macmillan Library @ ALA Midwinter (booth #1509)!

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Here's a quick look at our big events for ALA Midwinter

BookTalk War - Saturday, January 21st, 11:00AM - 12:00PM 

Dallas Convention Center, Room C1 

Join Macmillan's Talia Sherer & Sterling's Chris Vaccari for The Greatest Book Battle Ever

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11:00AM Sterling Children's & Teen Books 

11:15AM St. Martin's Griffin Teen 

11:30AM Sterling Adult 

11:45AM Macmillan Adult 

12:00PM Gift Basket Sweepstakes and Raffle!

*advance copies, gift baskets, and kittens may be provided 

2:00PM - 4:00PM Macmillan booth #1509: Spotlight on Adult Literature: two FULL hours of author signings and giveaways! 

And don't forget that Saturday is MYSTERY DAY in the exhibit hall at the Pop Top Stage... Check out the full schedule of author events here

BookTalk Breakfast - Monday, January 23rd, 8:00AM - 9:30AM 

Dallas Convention Center, Room A130/131 

The Association of American Publishers' Trade Libraries Committee and Library Journal cordially invite you to our annual complimentary BookTalk Breakfast featuring St. Martin's Press author, Robert Leleux (THE LIVING END, January 2012). 

Please RSVP HERE by January 18th to attend the BookTalk Breakfast. Contact Becca Worthington at bworthington-at-publishers.org or 212.255.1573 with any questions.

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Happy Holidays from Macmillan Library!

Happy Holidays from Macmillan Library!

Snoopy Holidays Dearest librarians,

This will be my last blog post of 2011. It's been an absolute pleasure blogging about all of our amazing books over the last year.

Tomorrow, I'm heading back to the Pacific Coast to spend the holidays with my family. I'm looking forward to a lot of eating, reading, and sleeping in as late as Mom will let me.

Things we're looking forward to in early 2012:

ALA Midwinter in Dallas

PLA in Philadelphia

World Book Night USA, during which two of our titles, HOUSEKEEPING and ENDER'S GAME, will be given out for free to remind people about the joy of reading! See all of the WBN books here or jump right in and sign up to give away books.

This holiday season Talia and I wish you many hugs, lots of smiles, delicious food, and piles of puppies. You make our jobs wonderful and easy.

Have an excellent rest of the year, and we'll see you on the other side!

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