Yesterday Talia kicked off Booklist's "Thrilling Mysteries" collection development webinar by spreading the good word about fifteen of our finest forthcoming Mysteries!
View or download the full deck of presentation slides from this webinar at BooklistOnline.com! We will post a link to the archived webinar when it becomes available.
UPDATE (5/13): Booklist archived the webinar on their site. It's now available to view here. Enjoy.Read more
Hello readers! We're officially back and happily exhausted after a great TxLA conference in Fort Worth. We had a blast with our Texan librarian friends, but it's time to look onward to the next conferences and events. Below are a few upcoming events that you need to get on the list for now so you don't miss out.
It's time to register for the Booklist's "Thrilling Mysteries: Can’t-Miss Crime Fiction for Spring" webinar which is TOMORROW at (CORRECTION!) 2pm EDT. It's going to be killer.
Request seating at the AAP's Annual BEA Librarians Dinner with Erica Jong, author of FEAR OF FLYING, which will take place on Wednesday, May 29th at 6pm in the Yale Club of NYC (there is a separate dinner for childrens' librarians; info on the same page).
Also register now for the AAP's BEA Librarians Author Lunch with Louise Penny, author of the Chief Inspector Gamache novels, to take place in the Javits Center Room 1E14-1E15 on Thursday, May 30th, at 12:15pm.
Full BEA schedule of events to come!
RSVP by June 14th for the AAP’s Book-A-Licious Breakfast with Mary Kay Andrews at ALA Annual on Saturday, June 29th, at 8:30am in Room N227B of the McCormick Place Convention Center.
And while there's no RSVP required for the AAP’S Library Family Feud in which librarians go head-to-head with authors (such as our very own John Scalzi!) on Sunday, June 30th at 2:30pm at the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place Jackson Park in 10BC, we highly recommend you get it on your schedule now!
Join us at the Booklist webinar "Thrilling Mysteries: Can’t-Miss Crime Fiction for Spring" on April 30th (CORRECTION: 2pm EDT) to learn about a few of our hot forthcoming spring crime novels! It's going to be killer.
Here's the official description:
"May is Mystery Month at Booklist, a time when we indulge our taste for crime. Booklist Online editor Keir Graff will preview online-exclusive feature content, while publishers AudioGO, HarperCollins, Macmillan (!!), Poisoned Pen Press, Seventh Street Books, Random House, and Severn House will share the best titles for libraries from their forthcoming lists. Our mystery webinar gets bigger and better every year!"
Sign up now to get this puppy on your calendar!
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Today at 2pm Talia and Chris (Sterling) are going head-to-head in a reprise of their Oscar-nominated book buzz performance from ALA Annual and you don't want to miss it this time around. Sign up now!
UPDATE: This event is now over. The archived Booklist webinar will be available here soon!
Here's a sneak peek at the books that Talia will be talking about this afternoon (and see her full slide deck here!). WARNING: Major spoilers below!
WILD CARD by Lora Leigh
BLUSH by Opal Carew
PANIC SNAP by Laura Reese
TOPPING FROM BELOW by Laura Reese
THE BEAUTIFUL MYSTERY by Louise Penny
A KILLING IN THE HILLS by Julia Keller
ROGUE by Mark Sullivan
YOUNG PHILBY by Robert Littell
CHINESE WHISKERS by Pallavi Aiyar
PAW PRINTS IN THE MOONLIGHT by Denis O'Connor
MEMOIRS OF AN IMAGINARY FRIEND by Matthew Dicks
THE FORGETTING TREE by Tatjana Soli
THE ELEMENTALS by Francesca Lia Block
GRACE GROWS by Shelle Sumners
HOW I CAME TO SPARKLE AGAIN by Kaya McLaren
MR. PENUMBRA'S 24-HOUR BOOKSTORE by Robin Sloan
STORMDANCER by Jay Kristoff
THIS BOOK IS FULL OF SPIDERS by David Wong
SHAKESPEARE'S TREMOR AND ORWELL'S COUGH by John J. Ross, M.D.
WE KILLED by Yael Kohen
BENEATH THE GLITTER by Elle & Blair Fowler
ECHO by Alyson Noel
DEATH AND THE GIRL NEXT DOOR by Darynda Jones
WHISPERS AT MOONRISE by C.C. Hunter
THIS IS NOT A TEST by Courtney Summers
SPARK by Amy Kathleen Ryan
GLITCH by Heather Anastasiu
MIDNIGHT CITY by J. Barton Mitchell
THE HUNT by Andrew Fukuda
PIPPI MOVES IN! by Astrid Lindgren
Who? You, silly! And also Talia "The Tiger" Sherer from Team Macmillan and Chris "The Cutie" Vaccari from Team Sterling.
When? Thursday, July 12th, 2pm Eastern.
Where? Your favorite computer screen!
What? "Book Battle II: This Time It’s Personal." Booklist posted an excellent description:
If you missed those legendary book brawlers, Cutie and Tiger (a.k.a. Chris Vaccari from Sterling Publishing and Talia Sherer from Macmillan), mixing it up at recent ALA conferences, now’s your chance to get a ringside seat—right in front of your own computer! The book battle is going virtual.
Some critics charge that Cutie and Tiger have been a bit too nice to one another in their earlier exchanges. No matter. This time they assure us the gloves are coming off. When they climb out of the ring at the end of the hour, they will have left nothing behind—except, of course, for dozens of terrific new-book recommendations.
Don’t miss this free, hour-long Booklist webinar moderator by Adult Books editor Brad Hooper.
Happy Monday, library buddies!
- Sign up now for the Booklist webinar version of Book Battle II: This Time It’s Personal!
If you missed those legendary book brawlers, Cutie and Tiger (a.k.a. Chris Vaccari from Sterling Publishing and Talia Sherer from Macmillan), mixing it up at recent ALA conferences, now’s your chance to get a ringside seat—right in front of your own computer! The book battle is going virtual. Some critics charge that Cutie and Tiger have been a bit too nice to one another in their earlier exchanges. No matter. This time they assure us the gloves are coming off. When they climb out of the ring at the end of the hour, they will have left nothing behind—except, of course, for dozens of terrific new-book recommendations. Don’t miss this hour-long, free Booklist webinar moderator by Adult Books editor Brad Hooper. Register here.
- As promised, here's a link to the full read-alike list for The Great Nonfiction Read-Alike Panel from ALA Annual hosted on EarlyWord.com.
As always, Shelf Awareness brought us the good word on some exciting topics this morning:
- They also linked to a very important BuzzFeed list: 12 Cuddly Bookstore Kitties. We highly recommend you take a minute to get to know these literary felines living the dream.
And finally here are two highlights from the Macmillan evening trip to Disneyland during ALA Annual...
Here we are enjoying a little In-N-Out burger before the rides:
And here we are mid-death-drop on Space Mountain:
Come one! Come all!
This afternoon at 2pm (Eastern) Talia will be telling you all about our hottest new mystery titles in Booklist's The Murderous Month of May: Hot Mysteries for Spring webinar!Read more
Hello again, librarian friends!
- TxLA was fantastic this year! Thanks to everyone who stopped by our booth and joined us for our author signings, panels, and other events. Please stay in touch! We'll post more about our adventures later this week.
- Tomorrow join us for Booklist's "The Murderous Month of May: Hot Mysteries for Spring" webinar at 2PM Eastern. Sign up now!
- Will you be in Chicago at the end of April? Join Ali for a book buzz on Monday, April 30 in the Harold Washington Library Center (400 S. State St.) in the Cindy Pritzker Auditorium! A complimentary lunch will be served at 12:30PM and the adult buzz starts at 2PM. Sign up now!
- We already mentioned that DON'T EVER GET OLD, the debut mystery from author Daniel Friedman, is getting great reviews. Well, now it has four(!) starred reviews from Publishers Weekly, Library Journal, Booklist, AND Kirkus Reviews!
- Also we heard a rumor that Cat Fancy featured NO COOPERATION FROM THE CAT by Marian Babson in a "Books for Cat Lovers" article. We wholeheartedly approve.
Welcome to a new week, librarian friends!
Let's kick things off with an excellent quote from Augustine Birrell:
Tomorrow Talia will be chatting about our steamiest Romance titles in a FREE Booklist webinar: "Ready for Romance? New Novels and Hot Trends." Join us!
Trivia Question: A. What are these creatures? B. Why are they so cute?!
If you missed Booklist's Book Group Buzz webinar (for shame!), we've got the scoop for you until the webinar is archived.
You can download the full title list from all publishers here. (Warning! The excel file downloads immediately.)
All of our buzzed books are shown above, but here are a few snippets from Talia's buzz to tempt you to tune in next time:
"What do Edith Wharton, Daphne du Maurier, Jane Austen, "Upstairs, Downstairs," and People magazine have in common? THE AMERICAN HEIRESS has been compared to all of them." On THE AMERICAN HEIRESS
"A dead mother. An abusive father. A plot to escape. A sister has been left behind!" On THE SISTERS
"I have to take a second to thank Julia for writing some steamy moments between Reverend Claire and Chief of Police Russ. What could be better?" On ONE WAS A SOLDIER
"If you have a puppy, had a puppy, or have puppy-owning friends, you must start a puppy book club just to read this book." On THE PUPPY DIARIES
"Are we looking at those kittens? Hello? Kittens anyone?!" On BEST FRIENDS, OCCASIONAL ENEMIES
Check out our dedicated book club website, Reading Group Gold, for more recommendations.
[UPDATE] Our friends over at Booklist have posted all of the slides from the presentation for you here: http://www.BooklistOnline.com/media/webinars/materials/Book_Group_Buzzing.pdf. And they have posted the full audio-visual presentation, which you can watch here.Read more