Monday Fun Day! (6/18/2012 Edition)

Monday Fun Day! (6/18/2012 Edition)

It's a Monday morning Macmillan party and you're invited, my friend!

- Can you believe it? ALA Annual is almost here! Add our events to your schedule now: The Great Non-Fiction Read-Alike! Book Battle II: The Sequel! Author signings! Glitter stars! Tea!

- The Locus Award winners were announced this weekend and we're delighted to see that Ellen Datlow was awarded Best Editor and Tor was awarded Best Publisher—woohoo! See all of the 2012 Locus Award winners here.

- The LA Times published their extensive 2012 Summer Reading Guide including some excellent picks from Macmillan including:

Beach Reads:

A Lady Cyclist's Guide to Kashgar by Suzanne Joinson 
Monarch Beach by Anita Hughes 
The Nightmare by Lars Kepler
The Sins of the Father by Jeffrey Archer 

History and Biography Reads:

Bring Up the Bodies by Hilary Mantel
Our Divided Political Heart by E.J. Dionne Jr.
A Good Man by Mark K. Shriver
James Joyce by Gordon Bowker

Young Adult & Children:

This Is Not a Test by Courtney Summers


Bring It! by Tony Horton
The Gift of Pets by Bruce R. Coston
Meander by Jeremy Seal
What a Plant Knows by Daniel Chamovitz


The Hunt by Andrew Fukuda

- For those of you curious about the inner workings of Macmillan, you may be interested in reading "Reorganization at Verlagsgruppe Georg von Holtzbrinck."

- And finally, can somebody get this pup a sandwich already?!

seal pup chewing wood


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Well Done, New York Times Best Sellers!

Well Done, New York Times Best Sellers!

This is the time of year that Talia and I are of the busier of the busy bees (maybe that's why we're buzzing so much lately??) and we end up missing some of the totally rad week-to-week Macmillan excitement.

So when Talia paused for 1/23 of a second to sip her coffee this morning and glanced at The New York Times Book Review Best Sellers list for May 27, she did a double-take and then called me in to talk about how many of our awesome books are on the list. 

We high-fived about it.

To give these books a pat on the back, a nod of approval, and a "well done, champ!" I've listed them below:

Print Hardcover Bestsellers – FICTION

#3 BRING UP THE BODIES by Hilary Mantel

#11 THE SINS OF THE FATHER by Jeffrey Archer

#14 A DOG’S JOURNEY by W. Bruce Cameron

Print Hardcover Bestsellers - NONFICTION

#4 MOST TALKATIVE by Andy Cohen

#6 KILLING LINCOLN by Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard

Print Paperback Bestsellers – TRADE FICTION

#20 WOLF HALL by Hilary Mantel

Print Paperback Bestsellers – NONFICTION

#11 SEAL TEAM SIX by Howard E. Wasdin and Stephen Templin

Print Bestsellers Advice, How-To and Miscellaneous - HARDCOVER

#4 THIS IS HOW by Augusten Burroughs

Print Children's Best Sellers - SERIES

#9 The Trylle Trilogy by Amanda Hocking

Print Hardcover and Paperback Combined – FICTION

#8 BRING UP THE BODIES by Hilary Mantel

#20 THE SINS OF THE FATHER by Jeffrey Archer

Print Hardcover and Paperback Combined - NONFICTION

#7 MOST TALKATIVE by Andy Cohen

#9 KILLING LINCOLN by Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard

#32 THINKING, FAST AND SLOW by Daniel Kahneman

Editor's Choice

FARTHER AWAY by Jonathan Franzen

"The theme of human struggle against the pulls of solipsism and narcissism illuminates every page of the novelist’s essays."

OBLIVION by Héctor Abad. Translated by Anne McLean and Rosalind Harvey.

"Abad’s highly personal coming-of-age story is also a sociopolitical portrait of Colombia."


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