Monday Fun Day! (6/3/2013 Edition)

Monday Fun Day! (6/3/2013 Edition)

Happy post-BEA Monday!

*cue everyone collapsing into a pile and catnapping for a week.*

We're almost at the end of this year's frenzied conference season, so let's wrap up our BookExpo adventures and get you back in gear for ALA Annual.

BookExpo America:

First of all, a huge thanks to all of the happy librarians who joined us for dinner on Wednesday at the AAP's Annual BEA Librarians Dinner with Erica Jong, the author of FEAR OF FLYING (40th Anniversary Edition), and also on Thursday at the AAP's BEA Librarians Author Lunch with Louise Penny, author of the Chief Inspector Gamache novels (pictured below)! We had a great time and we hope you were entertained and well-fed for your other panels and show floor expeditions. Please join us again next year and spread the word!

louise penny and librariansAlene Moroni and Stephanie Chase (King County Library System) bookending Louise Penny!

And also thank you to everyone who came out to hear me gush about a few of Macmillan's forthcoming  titles at the AAP's Annual Librarians Book Buzz panel. My handout is available for you to download (PDF) and definitely go to to register for e-galley downloads of all of Macmillan's featured BEA titles (expires June 10). Read more about Edelweiss here.

BEA titles

C-SPAN 2 posted the hour-long state of the book industry talk at BookExpo America with Macmillan CEO John Sargent. Watch "Publishing, Bookselling, and the Whole Damn Thing: A Conversation with John Sargent" now.

john Sargent cspan

Finally, EarlyWord will post the full list of titles mentioned at the 4th Annual Librarian Shout 'n Share panel. Stay tuned! UPDATE: EarlyWord posted the list here.

American Library Association Annual Convention:

Please take a look at our full schedule posted here and find us during the show at booth 2103!

Texas Library Association Annual Conference:

We're still talking about TxLA?? You betcha. That's because you still have a chance to win a stack of super fine signed books! The deadline to enter is today. Enter now.

Cute Stuff:

As we embark into June let's take a look back over last month's ridiculously smile-worthy cat videos:

cat video



TxLA13 Recap + Giveaway!

TxLA13 Recap + Giveaway!

Howdy librarians—Texan or otherwise! 

We're happily exhausted after our adventures down in Fort Worth last month at the Texas Library Association's centennial Annual Conference. We had a fantastic time reconnecting with all of our librarian friends from the mighty Texas systems, giving away some of our most excellent forthcoming titles, and enjoying panels of the author talk and book buzz* variety.

*Download our TxLA Book Buzz handout here!

txla13 booth

A huge thanks to all of our crazy wonderful authors who joined us for the madness including C.C. Hunter (Shadow Falls series), Diane Kelly (Tara Holloway series), Ellie James (Midnight Dragonfly series), Julie Kibler (CALLING ME HOME), and Gilbert Hernandez (MARBLE SEASON). Shout out to C.C. Hunter who spoke on three panels and then signed books at an event with—gasp!—real live teens.

TxLA Signed Books Giveaway:

We brought back a stack of signed books for one lucky librarian to keep or shelve as they please! 

txla giveaway

UPDATE: This contest is now CLOSED. Congratulations to winner Juanita Foster, Senior Librarian at Hennepin County Library!!

Send an e-mail with your mailing address and your title (subject: TxLA13) by Monday, June 3rd to be placed in the random drawing.

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



Monday Fun Day! (4/8/2013 Edition)

Monday Fun Day! (4/8/2013 Edition)

Happy day, librarians! The weather has taken a turn for the sunny here in NYC and we hope it's doing the same in your neighborhood.

- TxLA 2013 is fast approaching! Don't forget to take a look at our full conference schedule under Conference Info above.

- Two great sunny day reads, THE BAKER STREET TRANSLATION and THE PINK HOTEL, are on Los Angeles Magazine's April Reading List.

- Lauren Willig, author of THE ASHFORD AFFAIR, wrote an article for on the art of putting the right characters together at the wrong time in their lives to maximize romantic tension. Read 'Author Lauren Willig on Romantic Timing' now! And get whitelisted to download a copy of the e-galley from Edelweiss:

review ocpy

- In pretty things news, Hollie Chastain made some gorgeous book art featured on the Picador Book Room tumblr and Flavorwire. We ♥ it!

Hollie Chastain book art

- And finally, a complicated flow chart answering an age-old question:





Monday Fun Day! (3/25/2013 Edition)

Monday Fun Day! (3/25/2013 Edition)

Happy new week, librarians!

- Congratulations to Brad Parks, author of THE GIRL NEXT DOOR which won the 2013 Lefty Award for the best humorous mystery! AND congratulations to Catrona McPherson, author of DANDY GILVER AND AN UNSUITABLE DAY FOR MURDER which won the 2013 Bruce Alexander Memorial Historical Mystery Award! Both of these honors were awarded at the Left Coast Crime convention in Colorado Springs. See all of the 2013 Crime Fiction Award-winners

- Graywolf Press, one of our excellent distribution clients, has a gorgeous new website: I'll admit that I miss the trio of wolves that used to walk on screen in the upper right hand corner, but I'm sure they've been released into the digital wilds to roam free.

Uncharted Pages is now updated with another season's worth of fantastic books featuring totally rad preternatural stuff. Find out more about the books and the giveaways here

- We posted our schedule for the Texas Library Association Annual Conference! Please join us in the booth (#1137) and at all of our fine events.

- If you missed Library Journal's "Editors' Picks" webinar, find out which four summer titles our editors were raving about here. UPDATE: You can now watch the full archived webinar! (Macmillan titles begin at the 18 minute mark.) 

- And finally, this puppy:





Macmillan Library @ TxLA 2013 (booth #1137)

Macmillan Library @ TxLA 2013 (booth #1137)

txla logo 20132013 is the 100th anniversary of the Texas Library Association Annual Conference and we're doing it up right!

Come join us in the exhibit hall at booth #1137 for some great galley giveaways and also at the events below. 

Wednesday, April 24th

4:00-4:50 pm – See the 'Spirit of Texas Reading Program – High School' featuring C.C. Hunter, author of the New York Times bestselling Shadow Falls series! (121 B, level 1)

Thursday, April 25th

11:00 am – Diane Kelly will sign copies of DEATH, TAXES, AND A FRENCH MANICURE and DEATH, TAXES, AND PEACH SANGRIA in booth #1137

2:00 pm – Ellie James will sign copies of her Midnight Dragonfly series in booth #1137

Friday, April 26th

10:00 am – Julie Kibler will sign hardcover copies of CALLING ME HOME in booth #1137

12:00-1:50 pm – Meet C.C. Hunter during the 'Texas Tea with YA Authors'* @ Omni Hotel (conference hotel) 1300 Houston Street

*this is a ticketed event, more information to come

2:00-3:20 pm – Meet Gilbert Hernandez author and illustrator of MARBLE SEASON during the 'Maverick Graphic Novels Reading List & Authors' panel (121 B, level 1)

2:00-3:50 pm – Join Ali Fisher at the Publishers Book Buzz to get the scoop on forthcoming books in room 203 ABC, Level 2

4:00-4:30 pm – Gilbert Hernandez will sign copies of his graphic novel, MARBLE SEASON, in booth #1137

5:00-8:00 pm – Meet C.C. Hunter @ 'Texas Teens 4 Libraries (TT4L)' @ Omni Hotel (conference hotel) 1300 Houston Street, Ballrooms 1-6, Level 2

Saturday, April 27th 

8:00-9:20 am – Meet C.C. Hunter again at the 'Young Adult Literature for Adults' panel in room 201 ABC, Level 2

Please check back for updated location information as it comes in. [...]