eBooks for Libraries

eBooks for Libraries

Macmillan e-books are now available for your library! 

We are pleased to announce that we've expanded our pilot program to offer libraries Macmillan's entire e-book backlist–more than 11,000 backlist titles from bestselling and award-winning authors from St. Martin's Press, Minotaur Books, St. Martin's Griffin, Farrar, Straus & Giroux, Picador, Tor/Forge, Henry Holt, Entangled, and Macmillan Children's imprints. 

Here are some popularly requested and newly available e-books that might be of interest to your library:

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Friday Reads (Super Spooky Friday the 13th Edition!)

Friday Reads (Super Spooky Friday the 13th Edition!)

It's Friday the 13th! Aaah! Keep calm, and remember the commandments from horror movies:
1) Don't party too hard
2) Don't split up to investigate strange noises, and
3) For Pete's sake, don't just stand there if a killer comes at you. RUN! 

It's only right that today our #FridayReads involve murder and mystery (interestingly enough, both victims in our books die from being stabbed to death): 

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Monday Fun Day! (5/14/2011 Edition)

Monday Fun Day! (5/14/2011 Edition)

Hello all you sassy librarians! I hope you had a lovely weekend and a brunch-tastic Mother's Day!

We have a couple of fun things to share:

Jerusalem: Chronicles from the Holy City by Guy Delisle, which won the Best Comic Book Award this year at Angoulème, was recently featured in School Library Journal's Adult Books 4 Teens column! They said,

"This is a rounded, insightful way to explore and become acquainted with how history, culture, ritual, and human emotions shape and misshape a storied part of the world most Americans know only through politically charged news accounts. [...] Delicate and detailed cartoons inhabit mostly small and always bounded panels, with color accents highlighting sounds, sunsets, and points on the maps Delisle mentions to clarify how locations are connected–and disconnected–in the contemporary Middle East."

- BRING UP THE BODIES, sequel to Hilary Mantel's 2009 Man Booker Prize winner WOLF HALL, came out last week and according to McNally Jackson Books in NYC, it's quite popular...

- Did you see the big Chelsea Cain news?!

- Class act Lisa Scottoline talks about her writing process in The New York Times Business Day (link).

- Interested in the book jacket art process? Check out Minotaur Books' new tumblr, http://minotaurart.tumblr.com/.

- And finally, this tweet:

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Starred Review for Come Home

Starred Review for Come Home

The incredibly charming Lisa Scottoline is back with COME HOME, a stand-alone thriller about a mother who sacrifices her future for a child from her past. 

Jill Farrow has finally gotten her and her daughter's lives back on track after a divorce. But Jill’s life is turned upside down when her ex-stepdaughter, Abby, shows up one night and delivers shocking news: Jill’s ex-husband is dead. Abby insists that he was murdered. Jill reluctantly agrees to make a few inquiries. As she digs deeper, her actions threaten to rip apart her new family, destroy their hard-earned happiness, and even endanger her own life. Yet Jill can’t turn her back on a child she loves and once called her own.

Library Journal gave COME HOME a starred review and said, "This thrilling testament to a mother’s relentless love may well be Scottoline’s best novel to date. Her many fans and other mystery/thriller aficionados will want to read it."

And Booklist said, "Scottoline has been stretching her wings a bit with two stand-alones heavy on domestic drama, but loyal fans of her legal thrillers signed on for SAVE ME and are likely to do the same this time."

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Macmillan Library @ TxLA 2012 (booth #1704)

Macmillan Library @ TxLA 2012 (booth #1704)

logoTxLA 2012: April 17-20 at the George R. Brown Convention Center, Houston, TX.
TUESDAY, April 17th

Author Signing with Ellie James
6:30PM, booth #1704

Author Ellie James will be in our booth signing copies of books from her Midnight Dragonfly series for teens.

WEDNESDAY, April 18th

Author Signing with C.C. Hunter
10:15AM, booth #1704

Author C.C. Hunter will be signing copies of books from her Shadow Falls series for teens.  

Opening Author Session Luncheon Sponsored by LiFTA (ticketed event)

12:00 - 1:50PM, Hilton Americas Houston, 1600 Lamar St., Level 2, Ballroom AB 

Join authors Lisa Scottoline, Harlan Coben and John Green for a bite! Details here. Luncheon tickets must be purchased through the preregistration process by Friday, March 30.

THURSDAY, April 19th

Crime Time: Thriller Author Panel

8:30 – 9:50AM, George R. Brown Convention Center, Level 3, Room 371 ABDE

Come and listen to popular thriller writers including Janice Hamrick (DEATH MAKES THE CUT) recount tales of derring-do. Book signing to follow program! More details on the flier.

Publishers Dish the Latest Buzz in Books for Adults with Ali!
10:00 - 11:20AM, George R. Brown Convention Center, Level 3, Room 304 AB

The ever-popular industry preview of forthcoming titles. The Macmillan Library presentation will be given by Ali.

FRIDAY, April 20th

How to Do an Author Program - Pros within the Publishing Industry with Talia!
10:00-11:50AM, George R. Brown Convention Center, Level 3, 372 A-F

Publishing reps including Erica Melnichok from Random House, Virginia Stanley from HarperCollins, and our own Talia Sherer, will offer you guidance on how to plan and conduct a smooth author visit at your library. 

wrinkle jacketAnd finally, an event plug from the Macmillan Children's Publishing Group:

This year at TLA, Macmillan is thrilled to be throwing a 50th Anniversary celebration party for A WRINKLE IN TIME featuring Madeleine L'Engle's granddaughter, Charlotte Jones Voiklis. Check out an interview and program preview with Charlotte here, and be sure to stop by the program on Tuesday, April 17th from 1:00 - 1:50PM! You'll receive a FREE A WRINKLE IN TIME tote bag filled with promotional materials!

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The 2011 Featured Covers Contest!

The 2011 Featured Covers Contest!

Enter to win eleven books from our Featured Cover e-newsletter column in 2011!

UPDATE: This contest is closed. Congratulations to winner Linda Beck, Director of Indian Valley Public Library!

t's hard for me to believe that it's been an entire year since I joined the Macmillan party. In that time I've had a blast blogging, sending galleys, exhibiting at conferences, and working on our monthly e-newsletter (what's that? You don't subscribe?! Get on it!).

Each e-newsletter features a unique and totally rad dust jacket for your viewing pleasure. In honor of an excellent year, we are giving you a chance to win all of our featured titles for your personal shelf!

Let's take a look back at the Featured Covers from 2011:

January - Ali arrives at Macmillan (cue trumpets)!
February - CAT SITTER AMONG THE PIGEONS (mass market)
March - 21 ESSENTIAL AMERICAN SHORT STORIES
April - DEADLY THREADS
May - EVIL ECLAIRS (mass market)
June - PARADISE DOGS
July - CHIHUAHUA OF THE BASKERVILLES
August - DANDY GILVER AND THE PROPER TREATMENT OF BLOODSTAINS
September - NO COOPERATION FROM THE CAT (galley)
October - BARBARY DOGS
November - BEST FRIENDS, OCCASIONAL ENEMIES
December - THE SISTERS (we also featured SMUT, ONE MOMENT ONE MORNING, and WHY MY THIRD HUSBAND WILL BE A DOG as covers with adorable teacups)

One (1) Grand Prize Winner will win all eleven books listed above. The books are hardcovers except where noted otherwise.

Librarians, enter to win this pile of books by sending your name, your library, and your full mailing address to Library-at-MacmillanUSA.com (Subject: Featured Cover Giveaway) by next Wednesday, January 18th. UPDATE: contest is now closed.

This sweepstakes is open to librarians in the United States. More eligibility details below!

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