Happy Monday, librarians!
It'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 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!
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.”).
Guys, it feels so good to see more and more librarians making the trip to join us for BookExpo. You guys make the bizarre and epic journey out to the Javits Center (in the humidity! and the rain! and in corporate casual!) totally worth our while. Thank you!
However, there were so many wonderful librarians–some we know and some we have yet to meet–that didn't make it out this year! We were bummed we didn't get to see you, but we know it's not possible for every library to send librarians to BEA (whoa, what a party that would be!).
With that in mind we want to make sure your library doesn't miss out on any of the wonderful galleys that Macmillan gave away at the conference. We would like to offer you access to e-galleys for almost all of the books we gave away in the booth at BEA. That includes...
MR. PENUMBRA'S 24-HOUR BOOKSTORE by Robin Sloan
THE FORGETTING TREE by Tatjana Soli
THE OTHER WOMAN by Hank Phillippi Ryan
CROSSTOWN TO OBLIVION by Walter Mosely (on Kirkus Reviews' BEA not-to-miss list)
DEATH AND THE GIRL NEXT DOOR by Darynda Jones
...and many more.
Head over to Edelweiss now to browse our list: BEA Macmillan Give Away Digital Review Copies. Please note: this link expires June 13th!
Use access code BEA12 to download the galleys (major bonus points if you feel like a spy and/or hacker!). And please, please share this list and access code with the other librarians in your system.
Also, while you're in Edelweiss feel free to browse our other catalogs for Fall 2012.Read more
UPDATE: We sent out all of our galleys. Keep an eye out for the next giveaway!
We have a few boxes of great galleys that need good homes!
If you have a cozy little spot in your to-read pile for one of these galleys, then send an email to Library-at-MacmillanUSA.com with your name, library, full mailing address, and the title of the galley you are requesting in the subject line.
We send galleys on a first-come, first-served basis, so if you're interested contact us asap!
Here's what we have for you:
The fourth book in Jonathan Maberry’s Joe Ledger series launches Joe on a relentless chase to stop an ancient order of killers from plunging the entire world into Holy War.
Coming in April 2012.
A CRIMSON WARNING
Secrets prove deadly in this new novel from Tasha Alexander featuring Lady Emily Hargreaves. Some very prominent people in London are waking up to find their doorsteps smeared with red paint, the precursor to the revelation of a dark secret–and worse–by someone who enjoys destroying lives.
THE CHRISTMAS NOTE
This quick and heartwarming holiday read tells the story of an unlikely friendship between two women, but one that will change each of their lives forever.
Now available.Read more
UPDATE: We have sent out all of our IAGO galleys. Enjoy!
We just opened up a box of haunting IAGO galleys and we want you to have one!
David Snodin, British screenwriter/producer and now author, has created an unforgettable adventure beginning where Shakespeare's OTHELLO leaves off.
Wounded in love, tormented by his past, Shakespeare's most complex villain is brought magnificently to life in this tale of two adversaries—one an accused killer; the other, one of the most powerful men in Venice.
Having escaped from Cyprus, accused of the murders of the governor, known as the Moor, and his lovely young wife, Iago is now locked in battle with Annibale Malipiero, known as Il Terribile, the chief inquisitor of Italy's greatest city.
Listen to a clip of Snodin discussing writing IAGO on the book page (duration: 6 minutes).
If you would like a galley of IAGO please send your name, your library, and your full mailing address to Library @ MacmillanUSA.com (subject: IAGO). Galleys will be given away on a first-come, first-served basis until we run out, so if you're interested contact us now!Read more
[UPDATE]: I have sent out all of the galleys of SUMMER RENTAL that we had available. Thanks and enjoy!
The weather has finally taken a turn for the sunny here in NYC and it's time we all started thinking about swimsuits and sand.
I have a stack of galleys on my desk of Mary Kay Andrews' latest, SUMMER RENTAL, that need to find rides to the beach, ASAP. If you're an Andrews fan, or just looking for a book to keep you company in the sun, then shoot us an email with your name, library, and full mailing address and we'll send you a copy! Send requests to: Library @ MacmillanUSA.com
Library Journal highlighted SUMMER RENTAL in their "Women's Summer Fiction" section and gave it a big orange star. Their review reads, "Andrews (THE FIXER-UPPER) is at her warm and funny best with this story of three girlfriends who rent a beach cottage on North Carolina’s Outer Banks. A month of fun, frolicking, romance, and self-discovery ensues, while the arrival of a fourth roommate ratchets up the drama. Andrews simply excels at creating the kind of characters readers can relate to, and she has a fabulous sense of humor to boot. For all women’s fiction fans, especially those who enjoy ensemble fiction."
Publishers Weekly says, "This warm weather treat has a lot going for it, not least the sunny forecast that summer love can blossom into a four-season commitment."Read more
Find out about our favorite forthcoming teen titles!
Infinity: At fourteen, Nick Gautier thinks he knows everything about the world around him. Streetwise, tough and savvy, his quick sarcasm is the stuff of legends. Until the night when his best friends try to kill him. Saved by a mysterious warrior who has more fighting skills than Chuck Norris, Nick is sucked into the realm of the Dark-Hunters: immortal vampire slayers who risk everything to save humanity.Read more