Our 2014 Young Adult Library Services Association Nominated Titles!

Our 2014 Young Adult Library Services Association Nominated Titles!

Woohoo! We're thrilled that so many of our titles have been nominated by YALSA's prestigious awards and book lists committees! 

Charm & Strange2014 Morris Award Finalist 

CHARM & STRANGE by Stephanie Kuehn 

See all of the nominees for the 2014 Morris Award here.

YALSA's 2014 Best Fiction for Young Adults (NOMINEES)

CHARM & STRANGE by Stephanie Kuehn 
IF YOU FIND ME by Emily Murdoch
ELEANOR & PARK by Rainbow Rowell 
FANGIRL by Rainbow Rowell 

See the full list of Best Fiction for Young Adults nominees here.

YALSA's 2014 Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults (NOMINEES)

Conflicted: Life During Wartime
THE GOOD SOLDIERS by David Finkel
I AM A SEAL TEAM SIX WARRIOR: Memoirs of an American Soldier by Howard E. Wasdin & Stephen Templin 

GLBTQ: Books with Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer-questioning, Intersex, Asexual individuals, and Their Allies
ROOKIE YEARBOOK ONE, edited by Tavi Gevinson 

See the full list of Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults nominees here.

YALSA's 2014 Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Readers (NOMINEES)

ROOKIE YEARBOOK ONE, edited by Tavi Gevinson
ONE BIG HAPPY FAMILY: Heartwarming Stories of Animals Caring for One Another by Lisa Rogak 
ELEANOR & PARK by Rainbow Rowell
USES FOR BOYS by Erica Lorraine Scheidt 
BEFORE I DIE by Candy Chang 

See the full list of Quick Picks nominees here.

YALSA's 2014 Great Graphic Novels for Teens (NOMINEES) 

THE ODYSSEY by Seymour Chwast
MARBLE SEASON by Gilbert Hernandez 
KITARO by Shigeru Mizuki 

See the full list of Great Graphic Novels for Teens nominees here.

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#Libfaves13 – Your Favorite Books of 2013

#Libfaves13 – Your Favorite Books of 2013

This week, librarians everywhere are sharing their favorite 10 reads from 2013, counting down from #10 to #1 on Twitter with the hashtag #libfaves13. Join them or sit back and watch the fireworks!

UPDATE 12/11/13: The votes are in and Macmillan has 4 books on the Librarian Favorite 2013 list!

1. ELEANOR & PARK by Rainbow Rowell
2. FANGIRL by Rainbow Rowell (also the September #1 LibraryReads pick!)
8. HOW THE LIGHT GETS IN by Louise Penny (also the September #2 LibraryReads pick!)
10. (tied) THE HUMAN DIVISION by John Scalzi

Rowell FTW 

View the full list of winners here. Thank you to everyone who voted! 

Here's a look at some of the Macmillan-nominated favorites throughout the week: 

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If you’re a mere marketer (like us) join us by listing your 2013 faves on Twitter using hashtag #libmktgfaves13.

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Happy reading and happy sharing!

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Rainbow Rowell & Emily Murdoch make the 2014 Texas Tayshas List!

Rainbow Rowell & Emily Murdoch make the 2014 Texas Tayshas List!

We're proud to have three Young Adult novels on the 2014 Texas Tayshas Reading List! 

ELEANOR & PARK by Rainbow Rowell (a top ten pick!)

FANGIRL by Rainbow Rowell

IF YOU FIND ME by Emily Murdoch

The Tayshas Reading List is a recommended reading list developed by public and school librarians from the Young Adult Round Table (YART). The purpose of the list is to encourage students in grades 9-12 to explore a variety of current books for recreational reading. Click here to view the full Tayshas list (downloadable PDF available).  

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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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Happy #BookBday (9/10/13 Edition)

Happy #BookBday (9/10/13 Edition)

It's Tuesday and you know what that means (all together now): 

♫♪♫♫♪ Haaaappy Book Birthday to Youuuu, Happy Book Birthday to Youuuu! Happy BOOK Birthday dear: 

FANGIRL by Rainbow Rowell
It's the #1 pick for the inaugural LibraryReads list this month, an Indie Next selection and has glowing reviews, including four starred pre-publication trades and love from Entertainment Weekly ("Consider me a fangirl of this charming coming-of-age tale”). That's more buzz than a gallon of coffee!

NINE INCHES by Tom Perrotta
The New York Times Book Review is just one of many raving about Perrotta's new short story collection: “His portrait of the suburbs as an essential, if at times heartbreaking, facet of our modern lives marks him as the descendant of such chroniclers of small-town America as Thornton Wilder, John O’Hara and Willa Cather.” Wow. [...]

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Fangirl Nail Art II: This Time It’s Leopard Print

Fangirl Nail Art II: This Time It’s Leopard Print

Continuing our ongoing series of nail art that looks totally boss next to one of Rainbow Rowell's incredible illustrated covers, Emily in Academic Marketing is modeling her psychedelic leopard print nails next to a finished copy of FANGIRL. Gorgeous!

See our previous entries in this series—including an entry from the author herself—here!

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And you still haven't read FANGIRL, you can get whitelisted and download an e-galley before September 10th from Edelweiss. 

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LibraryReads Chooses FANGIRL and HOW THE LIGHT GETS IN! Oooh Yeaaaah!

LibraryReads Chooses FANGIRL and HOW THE LIGHT GETS IN! Oooh Yeaaaah!

FANTASTIC NEWS!

LibraryReads' inaugural recommendation list was posted this morning and two FANTASTIC Macmillan titles made the top ten! Before we talk about the books, here's a super quick refresher of the program:

LibraryReads is a new program which harnesses the value of "library staff picks" into a single nation-wide discovery tool, a monthly list of ten newly released must-reads.

LibraryReads LogoThe #1 pick for September which was nominated by the most librarians is a teen/adult crossover title, FANGIRL by Rainbow Rowell! It's a coming-of-age tale about family, first love, and fan fiction during a tumultuous freshman year of college by the award-winning and New York Times bestselling author of ELEANOR & PARK. The second Macmillan title selected for the list is Louise Penny's HOW THE LIGHT GETS IN, the latest exquisitely wrought installment in the award-winning and New York Times bestselling mystery series featuring Chief Inspector Gamache!

We have been championing these two incredible authors for a while now and we're ecstatic to see them both on LibraryReads' first list.

 

 

See the full September 2013 top ten list on LibraryReads.org!

LibraryReads chooses Fangirl

Sweepstakes! 

We're giving away a set of both FANGIRL and HOW THE LIGHT GETS IN to five randomly selected librarians who nominate a title for the October list!

To enter:

1. Nominate a title—any title!—to LibraryReads via Edelweiss (full instructions on LibraryReads.org).

2. Send us an e-mail from your professional e-mail address (subject: I Nominated a Book for LibraryReads!) by Tuesday, August 20th.

Don't have anything to nominate? No problem! We would love to add you to our Edelweiss whitelist so you can download all of the Macmillan e-galleys you can read without waiting for approval for each title. Details on how to get whitelisted in this post. Please note: you absolutely do not need to nominate a Macmillan title to enter the sweepstakes—nominate any title you love!

This sweepstakes is open to librarians in the United States. Details below.
UPDATE 8/21/13: 
The sweepstakes is now closed. 

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Become a Fan of Fangirl

Become a Fan of Fangirl

There are only two types of librarians reading this post right now, FANGIRL fans and librarians who have yet to read FANGIRL. Let's get everyone into the former category.

Cath is a Simon Snow fan. Okay, the whole world is a Simon Snow fan, but for Cath, being a fan is her life—and she’s really good at it. She and her twin sister, Wren, ensconced themselves in the Simon Snow series when they were just kids; it’s what got them through their mother leaving.

Cath’s sister has mostly grown away from fandom, but Cath can’t let go. Now that they’re going to college, Wren doesn’t want to be roommates so Cath is on her own. She’s got a surly roommate with a charming, always-around boyfriend, a fiction-writing professor who thinks fan fiction is the end of the civilized world, a handsome classmate who only wants to talk about words, and she can’t stop worrying about her dad.

For Cath, the question is: is she ready to start living her own life or will she just go on living inside somebody else’s fiction?

 

 

UPDATE! FOUR STARRED REVIEWS FOR FANGIRL:

"The novel’s brilliance comes from Rowell’s reimagining of a coming-of-age story’s stock characters (the reclusive writer, the tough-talking friend, the sweet potential boyfriend) as dynamic and temperamental individuals—which adroitly parallels Cath’s own fan-fiction writing process. [...] Absolutely captivating." Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

"A funny and tender coming-of-age story that’s also the story of a writer finding her voice. [...] Touching and utterly real." Publishers Weekly (starred review)

"The plot is multilayered and filled with complex subjects (such as divorce, abandonment, and mental illness) handled in a realistic manner, and the writing effortlessly and seamlessly weaves these threads together. This book will find a wide audience, especially among older fans of Harry Potter." School Library Journal (starred review)

"This is an epic writ small; the magic here is cast not with wands but with Rowell's incredible ability to build complex, vivid, troubling, and triumphant relationships. Fans of Eleanor & Park (2013) and other bookish, nerdy types will thrill at finding such a fantastic and lasting description of one of their own." Booklist (starred review)

In Uncharted Pages:

Uncharted Fangirl

Get an E-Galley:

If you're already whitelisted you can download an e-galley from Edelweiss now!

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If you're not yet whitelisted (instructions here) or if you need a kindle-compatible file, I can make you a unique pre-approved download link from NetGalley. Here's how to get one:

1. Register for NetGalley.

2. Send me: 1. your login e-mail address and 2. your current library of employment. Please send the e-mail from your professional/library-issued e-mail address with the subject: FANGIRL LINK.

I will be in the office until 12:30EDT on Friday. If you send your request after that I will fulfill it next week.

Thank you and I hope to hear from you!

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To Omaha, Paris, & an Alternate Eastern Europe: Uncharted Pages #4!

To Omaha, Paris, & an Alternate Eastern Europe: Uncharted Pages #4!

UP 4 gifGreetings, reading wizards!

A new set of transportive speculative fiction recommendations is up on Uncharted Pages, our readers' advisory page hosted on EarlyWord.com. Read "To Omaha, Paris, and an Alternate Eastern Europe" now!

All three of these titles are available to download now from Edelweiss! Get whitelisted and then head to the "Uncharted Pages: SF/F Readers' Advisory" collection for access to the e-galleys.

The Fourth Seasonal Uncharted Pages Sweepstakes:

We pulled a mighty fine stack of finished books and galleys including an iPhone cover for the 4/4S for one lucky librarian.

To Enter:

UPDATE: This contest is now closed. Congratulations to winner Fran Juergensmeyer, Collection Manager at the Waukegan Public Library, who wants to see Gilgamesh Wulfenbach and Tarvek Sturmvoraus from the Girl Genius series fall in looove!

Head over to Uncharted Pages, click the pale blue envelope icon under my picture, and send me an e-mail with your mailing address, your title, and two characters from any series who are nemeses, but you'd rather see fall in love by Friday, July 12th.

The Loot:

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

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Eleanor & Park Won the Boston Globe–Horn Book Award for Fiction!

Eleanor & Park Won the Boston Globe–Horn Book Award for Fiction!

UPDATE (6.19): We added a signed book sweepstakes to this post! See below for details!

We are absurdly happy to bring you the incredible (albeit totally unsurprising) news that Rainbow Rowell's young adult debut, ELEANOR & PARK, was awarded the 2013 Boston Globe–Horn Book Award for Excellence in Children’s Literature for Fiction.

Congratulations, Rainbow!! Bravo and well-deserved!

The announcement was made this past week at BookExpo America and we invite you to watch the video posted below—Rainbow comes on screen near the end.

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"Rowell presents her teen protagonists’ intelligent observations, extreme inner desires, and irrational feelings through compelling alternating narrations. She imbues the novel with rich character development, a spot-on depiction of the 1980s, and powerful descriptive passages. [...] It’s an honest, heart-wrenching portrayal of imperfect but unforgettable love." —The Horn Book

Again, we're so excited to see Rainbow honored for her extraordinary work. She will receive her award this October at Simmons College in Boston.

To see the full list of 2013 winners and honor books head to HBook.com.

Signed Book Sweepstakes!

UPDATE: This contest is now closed. Congratulations to winner Rachel Kitzmann, Childrens Librarian II at the Los Feliz branch of the Los Angeles Public Library!

We have one signed copy of ELEANOR & PARK as well as an (unsigned) galley of her latest YA novel, FANGIRL, for one lucky librarian!

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Send Library-at-MacmillanUSA.com an e-mail including 1. your mailing address and 2. your current title (subject: Rowell Sweepstakes) by Friday, July 5th to be placed in the random drawing.

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

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