CT Book Buzz Titles!

CT Book Buzz Titles!

Tomorrow morning I'm off to the magical world of Connecticut (weather permitting!) for a book buzz! These are the Adult and Teen titles I'll be talking about...

TEEN:

IF YOU FIND ME | Emily Murdoch | 978-1-250-02152-6

ELEANOR & PARK | Rainbow Rowell | 978-1-250-01257-9 

LULLABY (#2) | Amanda Hocking | 978-1-250-00565-6 

TIDAL (#3) | Amanda Hocking | 978-1-250-00811-4 

THE HAVEN | Carol Lynch Williams | 978-0-312-698713 

OVERRIDE (#2) | Heather Anastasiu | 978-1-250-00300-3 

DEATH, DOOM AND DETENTION (#2) | Darynda Jones | 978-0-312-62521-4 

TEMPEST (#1) | Julie Cross | 978-0-125-001120-6 

VORTEX (#2) | Julie Cross | 978-0-312-56890-0 

THE HUNT (#1) | Andrew Fukuda | 978-1-250-00529-8 

THE PREY (#2) | Andrew Fukuda | 978-1-250-00511-3 

INFERNO (#4) | Sherrilyn Kenyon | 978-1-250-00283-9 

LISTENING FOR MADELEINE | Leonard S. Marcus | 978-0-374-29897-5

View my Teen presentation slides here.

ADULT:

LISTENING FOR MADELEINE | Leonard S. Marcus | 9780374298975

SNOW WHITE MUST DIE | Nele Neuhaus | 9780312604257

RAGE AGAINST THE DYING | Becky Masterman | 9780312622947

A MURDER AT ROSAMUND’S GATE | Susanna Calkins | 9781250007902

THE DISCIPLE OF LAS VEGAS | Ian Hamilton | 9781250031938

PROPHET OF BONES | Ted Kosmatka | 9780805096170

REVENGE | Yoko Ogawa | 9780312674465

THE WINTER WITCH | Paula Brackston | 9781250001313

CALLING ME HOME | Julie Kibler | 9781250014528

LOVE IS A CANOE | Ben Schrank | 9780374192495

HABITS OF THE HOUSE | Fay Weldon | 9781250026620

LITTLE KNOWN FACTS | Christine Sneed | 9781608199587

THE HOUR OF PERIL | Daniel Stashower | 9780312600228

LOST CAT | Caroline Paul | 9781608199778

View my Adult presentation slides here.

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Queens Mystery Book Buzz Title List

Queens Mystery Book Buzz Title List

Thank you to all of the attentive librarians from the Queens Borough Library System who listened to me wax mysterious about our upcoming Mysteries and Thrillers today! I had a wonderful time.

Below is a list of the upcoming Mysteries that I had a chance to chat about. If you have any questions, ask away in the comments section.

Featured Winter 2013 Mysteries from Macmillan's Publishers and Distributed Publishers:

Debut:

RAGE AGAINST THE DYING | Becky Masterman

CROSSBONES YARD | Kate Rhodes

A GOOD DEATH | Christopher R. Cox

THE DISCIPLE OF LAS VEGAS | Ian Hamilton

Historical:

SEMPER FIDELIS | Ruth Downie

THE AFRIKA REICH | Guy Saville

A MURDER AT ROSAMUND’S GATE | Susanna Calkins

Contemporary:

SNOW WHITE MUST DIE | Nele Neuhaus

THE DAY IS DARK | Yrsa Sigurdardottir

Supernatural:

PROPHET OF BONES | Ted Kosmatka

REVENGE | Yoko Ogawa

THE UNINVITED | Liz Jensen

Nonfiction:

THE HOUR OF PERIL | Daniel Stashower

Must-Read Series - Traditional:

THE BEAUTIFUL MYSTERY | Louise Penny

A FATAL WINTER | G.M. Malliet

Mysteries in Other Genres:

YA: The Midnight Dragonfly Novels | Ellie James

Fiction: MR. PENUMBRA’S 24-HOUR BOOKSTORE | Robin Sloan

Sci-Fi: THE QUANTUM THIEF & THE FRACTAL PRINCE | Hannu Rajaniemi

Fantasy: A NATURAL HISTORY OF DRAGONS | Marie Brennan

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Today: The Librarians’ Sneak Peek Book Preview 2012

Today: The Librarians’ Sneak Peek Book Preview 2012

I hope to see many of you at the AAP's tri-state book buzz today in NYC! I'm the tall girl in the green skirt; please come say hey.

Whether you're available to join us today or not, you can follow along on Twitter with the hashtag: #bookbuzznyc.

Below is the full list of titles I will be presenting today. I would love to answer questions about any of the books listed, just leave a comment below! And now, the books...

FALL 2012 Highlights

Fiction:

MR. PENUMBRA'S 24-HOUR BOOKSTORE | Robin Sloan | 9780374214913

THIS BOOK IS FULL OF SPIDERS | David Wong | 9780312546342

THE ELEMENTALS | Francesca Lia Block | 9781250005496

GRACE GROWS | Shelle Sumners | 9781250003508

Nonfiction:

WE KILLED | Yael Kohen | 9780374287238

SHAKESPEARE'S TREMOR AND ORWELL'S COUGH | John J. Ross, M.D. | 9780312600761

LISTENING FOR MADELEINE | Leonard S. Marcus | 9780374298975

WINTER 2013

Young Adult:

ELEANOR & PARK | Rainbow Rowell | 9781250012579

IF YOU FIND ME | Emily Murdoch | 9781250021526

Thrillers:

SNOW WHITE MUST DIE | Nele Neuhaus | 9780312604257

RAGE AGAINST THE DYING | Becky Masterman | 9780312622947

A MURDER AT ROSAMUND’S GATE | Susanna Calkins | 9781250007902

THE DISCIPLE OF LAS VEGAS | Ian Hamilton | 9781250031938

PROPHET OF BONES | Ted Kosmatka | 9780805096170

Supernatural Fiction:

REVENGE | Yoko Ogawa | 9780312674465

THE UNINVITED | Liz Jensen | 9781608199921 

THE WINTER WITCH | Paula Brackston | 9781250001313

Contemporary Fiction:

THE GOOD HOUSE | Ann Leary | 9781250015549 

CALLING ME HOME | Julie Kibler | 9781250014528

LOVE IS A CANOE | Ben Schrank | 9780374192495

LITTLE KNOWN FACTS | Christine Sneed | 9781608199587

Historical Fiction:

A PERFECT PROPOSAL | Katie Fforde | 9781250024299

HABITS OF THE HOUSE | Fay Weldon | 9781250026620

THE IMPOSTER BRIDE | Nancy Richler | 9781250010063

THE MARLOWE PAPERS | Ros Barber | 9781250017178

Nonfiction:

PEPPER | Marjorie Shaffer | 9780312569891

DEATH GRIP | Matt Samet | 9781250004239

THE HOUR OF PERIL | Daniel Stashower | 9780312600228

LOST CAT | Caroline Paul | 9781608199778

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RSVP to the 2012 AAP Book Preview Now!

RSVP to the 2012 AAP Book Preview Now!

The Association of American Publishers' libraries committee cordially invites you to...

LIBRARIANS' SNEAK PEEK BOOK PREVIEW 2012!

Wednesday, October 10. Noon - 5:30pm
Random House, Café Auditorium Second Floor
1745 Broadway, between 55th and 56th Streets, New York City

The AAP is hosting a day of literary delights for librarians from across the eastern seaboard. Please join us for lunch and an exclusive sneak peek into the new book releases for Winter 2012! We'll be there with 12 other stellar publishers talking about big books, gems, cross-over titles, and our personal favorites coming out of Macmillan early next year. There will be foodstuffs, goodies, and games... get in on this!

Ali will present all of the stellar Macmillan titles at 2:30pm. The full schedule and more details can be found on the official invitation.

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Seating is limited and is on a first-come, first-served basis.

RSVP HERE by October 5th to attend. See you there!

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Monday Fun Day! (9/17/2012 Edition)

Monday Fun Day! (9/17/2012 Edition)

Happy Monday, librarian buddies!

ChihulyI'm back from my mini-vacation to the West Coast (photo on the right from Seattle's Chihuly museum) and I'm so ready to talk about Fall titles.

- You're invited to the AAP's annual Librarians' Sneak Peek Book Preview on Wednesday, October 10th, 2012 at Random House in NYC! See the official invitation for more details and a reservation link (RSVP by October 5th). 

- Two very different novels of ours made Kirkus Reviews' list of 10 Must-Read September Sci-Fi and Fantasy Books:

JANE: THE WOMAN WHO LOVED TARZAN by Robin Maxwell

"In this centennial celebration of Edgar Rice Burroughs' original TARZAN story, Maxwell retells the classic from the perspective of Jane Porter. [...] JANE is the first version of the Tarzan story written by a woman and authorized by the Burroughs estate."

THE RAPTURE OF THE NERDS by Cory Doctorow & Charles Stross

"What do you get when you cross the tech-savvy minds of Doctorow and Stross? You get the mind-warping, near-future THE RAPTURE OF THE NERDS, where a group of humans known as the Tech Jury Service are tasked with assessing whether new, possibly disruptive inventions should be released to the general public."

See their full SF/F recommendation list here. Also, there's a #TorChat on Twitter this Wednesday at 4pm Eastern. Moderator @pnh will be chatting with Cory @doctorow and Charlie Stross @cstross! Details here.

- We updated our Man Booker Prize shortlist post to include SWIMMING HOME by Deborah Levy which will be published in the U.S. by Bloomsbury USA in October! We also added links to MediaBistro's Man Booker Prize longlist excerpt "playlist" and downloadable posters for libraries.

- And finally: ARCTIC FOX PUP!

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UNSHELVED Readers, Here’s Your Exclusive Invite to the Epic Book Battle Webinar!

UNSHELVED Readers, Here’s Your Exclusive Invite to the Epic Book Battle Webinar!

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Who? You, silly! And also Talia "The Tiger" Sherer from Team Macmillan and Chris "The Cutie" Vaccari from Team Sterling.

When? Thursday, July 12th, 2pm Eastern.

Where? Your favorite computer screen!

What? "Book Battle II: This Time It’s Personal." Booklist posted an excellent description:

If you missed those legendary book brawlers, Cutie and Tiger (a.k.a. Chris Vaccari from Sterling Publishing and Talia Sherer from Macmillan), mixing it up at recent ALA conferences, now’s your chance to get a ringside seat—right in front of your own computer! The book battle is going virtual.

Some critics charge that Cutie and Tiger have been a bit too nice to one another in their earlier exchanges. No matter. This time they assure us the gloves are coming off. When they climb out of the ring at the end of the hour, they will have left nothing behind—except, of course, for dozens of terrific new-book recommendations.

Don’t miss this free, hour-long Booklist webinar moderator by Adult Books editor Brad Hooper.

Sign up now! Do it! Do it now.

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Macmillan Library @ BEA 2012! (booth #3358)

Macmillan Library @ BEA 2012! (booth #3358)

BEA lovesAs you can probably guess we have one foot out the door toward our many exciting BEA events this week. We hope you're planning on joining us for many, if not all of them!

Still working out your schedule? Here's our galley giveaway guide and below is a list of the events that we highly recommend:

Monday, June 4th

The Annual BEA Adult Librarians Dinner
6:30pm, Yale Club (52 Vanderbilt Avenue), Grand Ballroom

This event is by invitation only.

The AAP (Association of American Publishers) and Library Journal bring you the 6th annual swanky dinner event for adult librarians complete with authors, galleys, and delicious food!

Mark Shriver, author of A GOOD MAN: Rediscovering My Father, Sargent Shriver, will be speaking at the dinner. You can get a preview of his speaking voice by listening to him record the beginning of his audiobook here

Tuesday, June 5th

AAP Annual Librarians Book Buzz (Part I)
2:15pm – 3:30pm, Javits Center, Room 1E16

This is part one of the two-part publishers forthcoming book buzz extravaganza. Publishers include: Consortium Book Group; Hachette Book Group; HarperCollins Publishers; Harlequin; Macmillan(!) and McGraw-Hill. 

View Ali's book buzz handout PDF here!

We also recommend you catch part two of the book buzzes on Wednesday at 2pm in room 1E11.

Wednesday, June 6th

4th Annual Librarian Shout 'n Share
3:30pm – 5:00pm, Javits Center, Room 1E11

The AAP and Library Journal present the best librarian galley finds from the show floor and beyond, with your charming panelists:

Wendy Bartlett, Cuyahoga County Public Library, OH
Katie Stover, Kansas City Public Library, MO
Douglas Lord, Library Journal‘s 'Books for Dudes' Columnist
Alene Moroni, King County Public Library, WA
Robin Beerbower, Salem Public Library, OR
Miriam Tuliao, New York Public Library
Host: Barbara A. Genco, Editor, Special Projects, Library Journal

Thursday, June 7th

Ali will be in the Macmillan booth... stop by!
11:00am – 1:00pm, Javits Center, Booth #3358

Talia and Ali will not be in the booth for most of the conference, but here's our handy schedule for when our fellow Macmillionaires will be giving away galleys. 

For more information on these and other events from the AAP see the official BEA AAP event page

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Boston Book Buzz: For Adults!

Boston Book Buzz: For Adults!

We posted the teen titles that Talia is talking up at the Boston Book Buzz (see previous post) and now here are the Adult titles (see her slides here)!

THE BEAUTIFUL MYSTERY by Louise Penny

A FATAL WINTER by G.M. Malliet

A KILLING IN THE HILLS by Julia Keller

ROGUE by Mark Sullivan

SACRIFICE FLY by Tim O’Mara

MEMOIRS OF AN IMAGINARY FRIEND by Matthew Dicks

THE FORGETTING TREE by Tatjana Soli

HOW I CAME TO SPARKLE AGAIN by Kaya McLaren

THE ELEMENTALS by Francesca Lia Block

GRACE GROWS by Shelle Sumners

SHAKESPEARE'S TREMOR AND ORWELL'S COUGH by John J. Ross, M.D.

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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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