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 to register for e-galley downloads of all of Macmillan's featured BEA titles (expires June 10). Read more about Edelweiss here.

BEA titles

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.

john Sargent cspan

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:

cat video



Back from Costa Rica, Off to BEA!

Back from Costa Rica, Off to BEA!

costa rica! Photo by Ali Fisher

Hi guys!! I'm back from heavenly Costa Rica (forgive any typos—I'm experiencing world-class coffee and fried plantains withdrawal), but only for the day. Talia and I will be out of the office again for the rest of this week, first at Library Journal's Day of Dialog and then at BookExpo America festivities! 

Our full BEA schedule is posted here.

We hope to see you at one, if not all, of the events and please take a look at the Macmillan booth #1557 author signings and giveaways in the post. We will not be at the booth during the conference, but if you want to let us know you stopped by, please feel free to drop off a card with one of the fine people in the booth!

And if you are planning on hitting the show floor, definitely take a look at Library Journal's 2013 BEA Galley & Signing Guide available now (PDF). 

LJ 2013 galley guide

Hope to see you in NYC this week. Until then, look at this monkey I met:

CR monkey



Macmillan Library @ BEA 2013 (booth 1557)

Macmillan Library @ BEA 2013 (booth 1557)

bea loves libs logoIt's May! The sun is out, the cherry blossoms are exploding, and BookExpo America is just a few short weeks away so it's time to take a look at all of our fantastic BEA events for librarians.

Wednesday, May 29th

Please dine with us at the AAP's Annual BEA Librarians* Dinner (6:30pm, Yale Club) with Erica Jong, author of FEAR OF FLYING. Request a seat by May 10th. UPDATE: this event is SOLD OUT, but you can still get on the waiting list.

*Please note: there's also a dinner for childrens' librarians; info on the same page.

Thursday, May 30th

Don't miss Library Family Feud™ (10:00am, Javits Center Room 1E11) is a veritable battle of wits between a team of librarians and a team of authors who go at it Family Feud™ style. Hosted by AAP Library Committee Chair Chris Vaccari, Director of Library Marketing for Sterling Publishing Co. (a.k.a. Quizmaster Chris!).

Dine with us again at the AAP's BEA Librarians Author Lunch (12:15pm, Javits Center Room 1E14-1E15) with Louise Penny, author of the Chief Inspector Gamache novels. UPDATE: this event is SOLD OUT, but you can still get on the waiting list.

Come listen to the AAP's Annual Librarians Book Buzz (2:15pm, Javits Center Room 1E16) with our very own Ali Fisher talking all about our forthcoming titles.

Thursday's Adult Signings & Giveaways in Booth 1557:

Friday, May 31st

The 4th Annual Librarian Shout 'n Share (3:30pm, Javits Center Room 1E11) will highlight the best show floor finds! Hosted by Alene Moroni (King County Library System—WA) with panelists Angela Carstensen (Convent of the Sacred Heart—NY, Adult Books 4 Teens—School Library Journal), Douglas Lord (CT State Library, Books for Dudes—Library Journal), Robin Nesbitt (Columbus Metro Library—OH), and Kaite Stover (Kansas City Public Library—MO).



Friday's Adult Signings & Giveaways in Booth 1557:

Check back here for updates and we'll see you in NYC this month!



*Kirkus Reviews released their BEA Special Supplement PDF, available for download now, to help you find some of their top picks on the show floor. The very first title is our LOOKAWAY, LOOKAWAY (see above) and that's only one of the many excellent Macmillan selections they've made. We recommend you take a look at their guide now!