Maximum Shelf Awareness: Picador Turns 20!

Maximum Shelf Awareness: Picador Turns 20!

Today’s issue of Maximum Shelf Awareness is all about Picador! Learn about the imprint’s rich 20-year history and its stellar list of authors, including Paul Auster, Jeff Chang, Michael Cunningham, Jeffrey Eugenides, Jonathan Franzen, Atul Gawande, Elizabeth Kolbert, Ann Leary, Hilary Mantel, Marilynne Robinson, Robin Sloan, Olen Steinhauer, Hector Tobar and Adelle Waldman, among others. […]

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2015 Eisner Award Nominations

2015 Eisner Award Nominations

Last week the Eisner Award nominations were announced and Macmillan has 7 graphic novels in the running! Best Reality-Based Work CAN’T WE TALK ABOUT SOMETHING MORE PLEASANT by Roz Chast (Bloomsbury) Best Graphic Album—New THE GIGANTIC BEARD THAT WAS EVIL by Stephen Collins (Picador) Best Archival Collection/Project—Strips (at least 20 years old) MOOMIN: The Deluxe […]

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Happy 20th Anniversary Picador!

Happy 20th Anniversary Picador!

Fun fact: Picador turns 20 this year (in the United States)! Originally founded in 1995 as a publishing house for sophisticated hardcover fiction and nonfiction and for many Macmillan authors in their paperback lives, Picador is now home to a huge stable of incredibly talented authors, with a list of more than 1,500 titles, and […]

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Picador dominates the NYTBR!

Picador dominates the NYTBR!

We can’t help but #humblebrag about all the amazing Picador books reviewed in yesterday’s (October 26) New York Times Book Review: THE KILLS by Richard House “The patience required to get through [THE KILLS’ 1,000 pages] is made easy by House’s insistent and electric prose style, which imbues long passages about corporate machinations with bristling […]

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Free Fall Reads from Picador!

Free Fall Reads from Picador!

Our friends at Picador have put together a FREE book club sampler of their Fall 2014 titles just for you! Enjoy excerpts from Alice McDermott (SOMEONE) Anita Diamant (THE RED TENT) Toby Barlow (BABAYAGA) Amy Grace Loyd (THE AFFAIRS OF OTHERS) Nicola Griffith (HILD) Lisa Gornick (TINDERBOX) Mary Kay Zurevleff (MAN ALIVE!) Ronald Frame (HAVISHAM) […]

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The Purr-fect Welcome Back

The Purr-fect Welcome Back

Hello, friends! We hope you had a lovely Independence Day weekend and are recovered from ALA Annual. Going back to work after a holiday is always a bummer, but we’ve got several great books that will put you in a paws-itively better mood! #meow THE WORLD ACCORDING TO BOB: The Further Adventures of One Man […]

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A Super-Sized Summer Thriller: THE KILLS

A Super-Sized Summer Thriller: THE KILLS

If you attended Library Journal's “Day of Dialog” last week, you heard Picador publisher Stephen Morrison rave about Richard House’s THE KILLS. This epic thriller longlisted for the Man Booker prize is four books in one: Sutler, The Massive, The Kill, and The Hit. It begins with a man on the run and ends with a burned body, moving across continents, characters, and genres.

It's already received outstanding early praise and is showing up on Summer Reading Previews:

“In this remarkable, epic literary venture, a novel in four parts that was long-listed for the Man Booker Prize, House explores the collateral damage of our capitalist way of going to war…. Part Olen Steinhauer spy thriller and part Roberto Bolaño art novel, with a huge cast of characters, many Middle Eastern settings, and a puzzle of a time-shifting plot, THE KILLS is a work of intense artistic conviction and demands a serious commitment from its readers. They’ll be rewarded, even if the center of this dazzlingly large picture is elusive.” Booklist, starred review

House’s thousand-plus-page novel is an intense, frustrating yet unforgettable tale…. He presents intriguing characters and enthralling scenarios, then leaves readers to make sense of it all. This huge undertaking is notable for its ambition, and it seduces with both its shortcomings and its accomplishments.”
Publishers Weekly, a May 5 Pick of the Week

Engrossing… House’s four-part, 1,000-page novel of corruption and murder is a heady page-turner. Already a hit in the U.K., THE KILLS trots the globe with professional killers and military contractors, and earns its comparisons to John le Carré with a healthy dose of political intrigue.” Time Out New York

Nerds, stay calm… Richard House’s Booker-long-listed, 1,000 page, hallucinogenic fictional account of the Iraq War and its aftermath, THE KILLS, is finally released in the States [August 5].” New York Magazine

Worried about toting around a brick of a galley? Fear not!
The e-galley is available on Edelweiss
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See you at BEA/Day of Dialog

See you at BEA/Day of Dialog

BEA loves librariansIt's heeerre!

We can't wait to see you at BEA this week, but first, make sure to join us (and Picador's publisher Stephen Morrison, and authors Lisa Scottoline and Rainbow Rowell!) tomorrow for Library Journal's annual Day of Dialog. It's gonna be a blast!

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eBooks for Libraries – Now With More eBooks!

eBooks for Libraries – Now With More eBooks!

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Happy Monday! We're starting the week off with some wonderful news: We have expanded our library e-lending pilot program to include Macmillan's entire e-book backlist--more than 11,000 titles! 

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

NIGHT by Elie Wiesel
WOLF HALL by Hilary Mantel
A LONG WAY GONE by Ishmael Beah
THE MARRIAGE PLOT by Jeffrey Eugenides
KILLING LINCOLN by Bill O'Reilly
ENDER'S GAME by Orson Scott Card
THE EYE OF THE WORLD by Robert Jordan
THE HUSBAND LIST by Janet Evanovich & Dorien Kelly
WHERE WE BELONG by Emily Giffin
HOME FRONT by Kristin Hannah
LOOK AGAIN by Lisa Scottoline
THE AMERICAN HEIRESS by Daisy Goodwin
A WRINKLE IN TIME by Madeleine L'Engle
SPEAK by Laurie Halse Anderson
HIDDEN by P.C. Cast
E-books are available for purchase through our partners at Baker & Taylor, OverDrive, 3M, and Recorded Books. Once purchased, they will be available to lend for two years or 52 lends, whichever comes first.
We've created a dedicated section on our website called eBooks for Libraries where you can download a spreadsheet of all available Macmillan e-books. The spreadsheet will be updated as new title information becomes available, so please be mindful of the "as of date” at the bottom of the page.
We know that reaching readers in the digital age is vital to the success and endurance of libraries. We hope that e-book lending allows you to expand your offerings, facilitate the discovery of new authors, and ultimately serve your patrons better. Happy reading!
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