For Your Consideration: March 2015 LibraryReads Titles

For Your Consideration: March 2015 LibraryReads Titles

Download, read, and nominate your favorite titles now for the March 2015* LibraryReads list! *Nominations are due January 20! Click here  for the full list of 2015 deadlines. All the Old Knives by Olen Steinhauer “After the rescue of a hijacked plane in Vienna fails spectacularly, leaving everyone on board dead, CIA types stationed in […]

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Sarah Addison Allen Does It Again!

Sarah Addison Allen Does It Again!

Thank you for voting Sarah Addison Allen’s latest, FIRST FROST, onto the January 2015 LibraryReads list! This is Addison Allen’s SECOND appearance on the LibraryReads list —  LOST LAKE debuted on the January 2014 list. “Thomas Wolfe was wrong. You can go home again, and in returning to the Waverley household, the winsomely wise Allen […]

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Whatcha Readin’ This Month?

Whatcha Readin’ This Month?

Edelweiss logoEach month we receive reports about which of our titles are being downloaded on Edelweiss. Naturally, we're curious to see what you've been reading and we thought you might be interested, too!
Here are the top e-galley downloads for March 2014:

1) LANDLINE by Rainbow Rowell
2) TAKEN by Lora Leigh
3) THE SNOW QUEEN by Michael Cunningham
4) SIXTH GRAVE ON THE EDGE by Darynda Jones
5) LILA by Marilynne Robinson
6) THAT SUMMER by Lauren Willig

Keep reading and remember to nominate the books you love for LibraryReads

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While Anne’s Away…

While Anne’s Away…

In addition to reading recommendations for the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday -- here's a reminder on how to get pre-approved on Edelweiss for Macmillan e-galleys:

To get Whitelisted on Edelweiss*:

1. Register for Edelweiss with your library-issued e-mail address.
2. Send Anne an email that includes the e-mail address you registered with, your full name, and your current library (subject: Edelweiss).
3. Wait for Anne to send you a confirmation message, then download to your heart's delight and nominate titles you love for LibraryReads

*Whitelisting is only available to librarians currently employed in the U.S.

Already whitelisted and ready to read? Great! Here are some of Anne’s favorite Spring 2014 titles:

If you were moved by Ishmael Beah’s memoir, A LONG WAY GONE, read his first novel, RADIANCE OF TOMORROW

If you loved “Fatal Attraction” and “Unfaithful,” read APPLE TREE YARD by Louise Doughty

If you dig heartfelt love stories with a dose of Southern charm, read LOST LAKE by Sarah Addison Allen (just have a tissue handy) 

If you’re a fan of Richard Yates’s A GOOD SCHOOL and other literary coming-of-age stories, read THE LAST ENCHANTMENTS by Charles Finch

If you have a need for speed when you read (think Robert Ludlum’s Bourne books), don’t miss RUNNER by Patrick Lee

If you don’t mind gory mysteries with a touch of dark history, check out WHERE MONSTERS DWELL by Jørgen Brekke

If you can’t get enough of Indiana Jones-like capers, read THE BLOOD OF ALEXANDER by Tom Wilde

If you like your mysteries inspired by real-life events, read PROVIDENCE RAG by Bruce DeSilva

If you enjoyed Irène Némirovsky’s SUITE FRANCAISE, check out another posthumously discovered masterwork: EXILES RETURN by Elisabeth de Waal

If you enjoy Elizabeth Strout, Sue Monk Kidd, and Jojo Moyes, read MIMI MALLOY, AT LAST! by Julia MacDonnell

If you’re a fan of Anita Shreve and Richard Russo, read THE HEADMASTER'S WIFE by Thomas Christopher Greene. Fun fact: it already has a starred pre-publication review from Library Journal

If you like stories about everlasting friendship, music, and going home again, read SHOTGUN LOVESONGS by Nickolas Butler

If you like unreliable narrators, read THE INNOCENT SLEEP by Karen Perry

If you loved Michael Faber’s THE CRIMSON PETAL AND THE WHITE, read SEDITION by Katharine Grant

If you desperately need to know how the Tempest trilogy ends, read TIMESTORM by Julie Cross. It comes highly recommended by Stephanie Wilkes!

If you’re looking for THE next must-read for teens, check out THE HAVEN by librarian favorite, award-winning and critically acclaimed author, Carol Lynch Williams

Anne is now officially outta here and on the road! In the next few days you will find her assisting the academic marketing group at NCTE in Boston. If you’re there too - stop by booth #811-813 and give her a high-five and HUG. Then she'll be off cooking and crafting and hopefully sharing all of her creations with you! (She sees a lot of mug cakes in your future).

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Monday Fun Day! (3/18/2013 Edition)

Monday Fun Day! (3/18/2013 Edition)

Happy post-St. Patrick's Day Monday! I know, I know. I'm not actually all that happy about being awake either. So let's get straight into the good stuff going on this week.

Good thing #1: Library Journal is hosting a totally rad webinar tomorrow at 3pm (EDT) that you must sign up for called "Editors' Picks: Hot Summer Titles from HarperCollins, Macmillan, and Random House." Details! Register!

Good thing #2: We have all sorts of awesome new e-galleys up on Edelweiss ready for you to download, including:

ALWAYS WATCHING by Chevy Stevens

THE HIGHWAY by C.J. Box

WITHOUT A SUMMER by Mary Robinette Kowal

THE HUMAN DIVISION by John Scalzi

THE DEVIL IN HER WAY by Bill Loehfelm

HER LAST BREATH by Linda Castillo

DEATH OF A DYER by Eleanor Kuhns

LOOKAWAY, LOOKAWAY by Wilton Barnhardt

Get whitelisted now

Good thing #3: You can start reading or listening to Z: A Novel Of Zelda Fitzgerald now on HeroesandHeartbreakers.com. This will help you get through your lunch break. 

Good thing #4: You can finally get the Sweet Valley sisters on your claws (see below).

 

 

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Download Macmillan E-Galleys on Edelweiss!

Download Macmillan E-Galleys on Edelweiss!

Happy Monday, librarians!

edelweiss logoIt's a brand new year and if you're anything like me you've probably resolved to keep on top of your advanced reading. In an effort to help make that even easier I'm going to talk a little about our favorite new resource, Edelweiss

You might already know that our digital catalogs are hosted on Edelweiss now, but you might not know that there are also e-galleys hosted there just waiting to be downloaded. If you're a current librarian in the United States and interested in being pre-approved* to download all of our e-galleys, please follow these steps:

1. Register for Edelweiss with your library-issued e-mail address.

2. Send Anne a note that includes the e-mail address you registered with, your full name, and your current library (subject: Edelweiss).

*Whitelisting is only available to adult and teen librarians currently employed in the U.S.


So easy!
Then I'll forward your request and let you know when you're all hooked up.

For those of you already whitelisted we have a few recommendations for you listed below. And for those of you on the fence maybe one of these upcoming titles will entice you into signing up!

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Get started with our recommendations (updated May 14, 2014):

If your account is already whitelisted for our titles, hit this link to access a list of all of our currently available e-galley downloads (To find all Macmillan e-galleys, simply choose “Macmillan” under the “Refine by Publisher” tab on the left and hit the “Update” button. If you’re having problems, make sure you are logged in and that you’ve selected “View titles I May Download or Request” in the upper left corner. Otherwise, the page will say “No titles met this criteria.”).

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