Booklist Mystery Month 2017!

Booklist Mystery Month 2017!

May is Mystery Month at Booklist! Check out our recent mystery award winners (plus Talia’s “Spring the Trap: Mysteries That Won’t Let Go” webinar titles) and see which Macmillan titles made Booklist‘s “Best of” reading lists for 2017. The Year’s Best Crime Novels: 2017 (full list) — Top 10 Crime Novels & Best Crime Fiction […]

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Listen & Yearn – LJ Audio Spotlight

Listen & Yearn – LJ Audio Spotlight

According to Library Journal‘s recent audio spotlight, audiobooks are continuing their meteoric rise, increasing more than 20% in the last two consecutive years thanks to increasing awareness of the format and the popularity of digital downloads. The number of available titles expanded as well, so it’s no surprise that the tail end of 2016 and […]

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June is Audiobook Month

June is Audiobook Month

Hear hear, June is Audiobook Month! And what better way to kick it off than by celebrating Macmillan Audio’s recent Audie Award winners! Fiction THE NIGHTINGALE by Kristin Hannah, read by Polly Stone Thriller/Suspense THE PATRIOT THREAT by Steve Berry, read by Scott Brick Humor FURIOUSLY HAPPY by Jenny Lawson, read by the author Even […]

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Our 2016 YALSA & RUSA Award Winners!

Our 2016 YALSA & RUSA Award Winners!

Congrats to all of the amazing Macmillan authors who won awards or were selected for YALSA and RUSA’s various reading lists this year! 2016 Alex Awards (the 10 best adult books that appeal to teen audiences): BONES & ALL by Camille De Angelis FUTURISTIC VIOLENCE AND FANCY SUITS by David Wong HUMANS OF NEW YORK: […]

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June is Audiobook Month & Audie Award Winners

June is Audiobook Month & Audie Award Winners

Listen up: June is Audiobook Month! And what better way to kick it off than by celebrating Macmillan Audio’s recent Audie Award winners! Personal Development WHAT I KNOW FOR SURE by Oprah Winfrey (narrated by the author) Short Stories/Collections THE ASSASSINATION OF MARGARET THATCHER by Hilary Mantel (narrated by Jane Carr) Fantasy WORDS OF RADIANCE […]

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Booklist’s Best Crime 2015

Booklist’s Best Crime 2015

  May is Mystery Month over at Booklist and to celebrate they’ve put together “Best of” reading lists with loads of Macmillan titles! Plus, Booklist Reader has a special feature on one of our favorite mystery authors… The Year’s Best Crime Novels: 2015 THE LONG WAY HOME by Louise Penny With her beloved series hero, […]

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Unabridged Access

Unabridged Access

Happy Monday! Our friends at Macmillan Audio recently launched a new blog called Unabridged Access dedicated to giving you a behind-the-scenes look at the world of audiobooks. They’ll be sharing photos from the studio, audiobook recommendations for any situation, excerpts from exciting new programs, glimpses into audiobook publishing, Q&As with industry folks, and so much […]

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2015 Audie Awards Finalists

2015 Audie Awards Finalists

Terrific news: our friends at Macmillan Audio have 22 finalists in the 2015 Audie Awards! Business/Educational TALK LIKE TED by Carmine Gallo, read by Carmine Gallo Classic THE ODYSSEY by Homer, translated by Robert Fitzgerald, read by Dan Stevens Fantasy WORDS OF RADIANCE by Brandon Sanderson, read by Michael Kramer and Kate Reading History/Biography ENDURING […]

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Awesome Audio: Sound Learning

Awesome Audio: Sound Learning

We love our friends at Macmillan Audio and they want you to know about an exciting new program for your patrons and students: Sound Learning. Provided by the Audio Publishers Association (APA), this literacy toolkit gives librarians and teachers resources to integrate audiobooks into learning programs ranging from the classroom to summer reading and beyond. […]

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Homer’s Classics + Dreamy Downton Actor = Audio Heaven!

Homer’s Classics + Dreamy Downton Actor = Audio Heaven!

Happy Monday, friends! To ease you into the work week, here’s something that’s easy on the ears (and eyes): audiobook editions of Homer’s classics: THE ILIAD and THE ODYSSEY narrated by Downton Abbey hunk Dan Stevens! Me-ow! And they’ve both received lots of attention! Parade Magazine featured THE ODYSSEY in their list of fantastic celebrity-narrated […]

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