Articles tagged "Giveaway"

Win a signed copy of SHOTGUN LOVESONGS!

Nick Butler polaroidWe (and many of you) recently had the pleasure of meeting Nickolas Butler at PLA and we learned a few things about him:

1) He was working in a liquor store when he found out he was admitted into the Iowa Writers' Workshop

2) He says "Holy cats!" a lot

3) He's incredibly nice (we expected that from the whole Midwest thing) and well-deserving of the praise for his book, SHOTGUN LOVESONGS


And while we were at PLA, we scored a signed copy of SHOTGUN LOVESONGS for one lucky librarian! So if you missed Nick at PLA, now's your chance to get a signed copy of his book!


To enter the giveaway, simply email Library@MacmillanUSA.com from your professional/library-issued e-mail address (subject: Shotgun Lovesongs) by Sunday, April 6. Make sure to include your library's mailing address to be placed in the random drawing. Read on for the fine print. Good luck!

UPDATE 4/14: This giveaway is now closed. Congratulations to Glenna Clark Fallin of West Feliciana Parish Library in St. Francisville, LA!
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Win a copy of HOMEGROWN TEA!

Friends, did you know that January is National Hot Tea Month? To celebrate, we're giving away a free early copy of HOMEGROWN TEA: An Illustrated Guide to Planting, Harvesting, and Blending Teas and Tisanes by Cassie Liversidge.

For those of you with a green thumb, this beautifully illustrated book shows how to grow rose hips, mint, sage, hibiscus, and lavender–all of the ingredients for your perfect cuppa.

To enter the giveaway, simply email Library@MacmillanUSA.com from your professional/library-issued e-mail address (subject: Homegrown Tea) by Friday, January 31, with your favorite tea. Make sure to include your library's mailing address to be placed in the random drawing. Read on for the fine print. Good luck!

Update 2/3: This sweepstakes is now closed. Congratulations to Joanna Goldfarb, Youth Services Librarian at Ethelbert B. Crawford Public Library in Monticello, NY!

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Cooking & Crafting 2013 - ULTIMATE NACHOS!

Ultimate Nachos

Did you know that Wednesday, November 6 was National Nacho Day?

Anne did and it gave her a perfect excuse to test one of the recipes in ULTIMATE NACHOS as part of our recently launched Cooking & Crafing series. (Not that she needs much excuse to make anything Southwestern, being from Tucson...)

From the 84 recipes for salsa, guacamole, cheese sauces, nachos (both savory AND sweet!), and drinks (Margaritas! Horchata!), Anne chose to make BBQ Chicken Nachos to eat during Monday Night Football. Unfortunately, she was in such a rush to get the chow ready for kickoff that she forgot to take step-by-step photos of the magical chip/chicken/cheese creation! There is one of the finished product, just before she added sour cream, avocado and cilantro to individual portions.

nachosClick here to download a PDF of the recipe


Did you know that you can win a copy of ULTIMATE NACHOS and other cooking and crafting books?
We're giving away two bundles of cookbooks and craft books, just in time for the holidays. To enter the giveaway, simply email Library@MacmillanUSA.com from your professional/library-issued e-mail address (subject: Cooking & Crafts) and your library’s mailing address. Submit your entry by Sunday, December 15th to be placed in the random drawing. Read on for the rules & regulations.
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All Our Pretty Songs for Your Library

This is a story about love, but not the kind of love you think. You'll see.

We want to make sure that Sarah McCarry's lush and curious debut, ALL OUR PRETTY SONGS, is available in your library so we're hosting a giveaway to get it there!

We have twenty finished copies of this incredible teen title to be shelved at libraries across the country. See details on how to win a copy for your library below.

First, a letter from the author:

Dear librarians,

"This is a story about love, but not the kind of love you think. You'll see." ALL OUR PRETTY SONGS is a grunge remix of the Orpheus and Eurydice story, set in 1990s Seattle and full of myth, mystery, and the unbreakable bonds of friendship--and love. As someone who spent most of my childhood in libraries, it's an honor and a delight to think of my own book reaching a new generation of readers. Librarians are some of my very favorite people--I hope you and your patrons enjoy ALL OUR PRETTY SONGS.

Best,
Sarah

ALL OUR PRETTY SONGS is about two best friends who drink, smoke, mosh, and take care of one another in a wild, post-grunge Seattle where nothing could tear them apart—that is, until the strange summer night that they meet Jack and Minos. Much to her surprise the narrator falls in love for the first time with heavenly guitarist Jack and in her enchanted state doesn't see that her best friend Aurora has become deeply entangled with the toxic and bizarre Minos. When Minos lures Aurora into the underworld with promises of fulfilling her deepest desires, the narrator sets out on a journey to find and retrieve her closest friend.

"Haunting, otherworldly and heartbreaking." —Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

"Goths and romantics both will eagerly await the second installment of this suspenseful planned trilogy to find out what becomes of the girls, Jack, and the other well-drawn players in this magic-tinged cast." —Booklist (starred review)

Enter for a chance to win ALL OUR PRETTY SONGS for your library:

Send Library-at-MacmillanUSA.com an e-mail with your library's mailing address from your professional/library-issued e-mail address (subject: All Our Pretty Songs for My Library) by Friday, September 13th to be placed in the random drawing.

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

9/16 UPDATE: The sweepstakes is over and winners have been notified.

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Eleanor & Park Won the Boston Globe–Horn Book Award for Fiction!

UPDATE (6.19): We added a signed book sweepstakes to this post! See below for details!

We are absurdly happy to bring you the incredible (albeit totally unsurprising) news that Rainbow Rowell's young adult debut, ELEANOR & PARK, was awarded the 2013 Boston Globe–Horn Book Award for Excellence in Children’s Literature for Fiction.

Congratulations, Rainbow!! Bravo and well-deserved!

The announcement was made this past week at BookExpo America and we invite you to watch the video posted below—Rainbow comes on screen near the end.

horn book awards

"Rowell presents her teen protagonists’ intelligent observations, extreme inner desires, and irrational feelings through compelling alternating narrations. She imbues the novel with rich character development, a spot-on depiction of the 1980s, and powerful descriptive passages. [...] It’s an honest, heart-wrenching portrayal of imperfect but unforgettable love." —The Horn Book

Again, we're so excited to see Rainbow honored for her extraordinary work. She will receive her award this October at Simmons College in Boston.

To see the full list of 2013 winners and honor books head to HBook.com.

Signed Book Sweepstakes!

UPDATE: This contest is now closed. Congratulations to winner Rachel Kitzmann, Childrens Librarian II at the Los Feliz branch of the Los Angeles Public Library!

We have one signed copy of ELEANOR & PARK as well as an (unsigned) galley of her latest YA novel, FANGIRL, for one lucky librarian!

E&P signed book

Send Library-at-MacmillanUSA.com an e-mail including 1. your mailing address and 2. your current title (subject: Rowell Sweepstakes) by Friday, July 5th to be placed in the random drawing.

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

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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 Library-at-MacmillanUSA.com 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.

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A #FridayReads/Post-Valentine's Hangover Giveaway!

We've got the cure for your post-Valentine's Day love hangover (which we've heard can be fatal if left untreated): a sweepstakes!

We have one signed copy of Ben Schrank's adult debut, LOVE IS A CANOE, a novel full of both wise and unwise love advice. Here's a quick summary:

Peter Herman is something of a folk hero. MARRIAGE IS A CANOE, his decades-old book on love and relationships, has won the hearts of hopeful romantics and desperate cynics alike. When Peter's wife dies and he passes the time with a woman he admires but doesn’t love, he begins to question the advice he’s famously doled out for decades.

Then he receives a call from an ambitious young editor who wants to celebrate the 50th anniversary of MARRIAGE IS A CANOE with a contest for struggling couples. The prize? An afternoon with Peter and a chance to save their relationship.

Love is a Canoe Valentine

And speaking of prizes...

Enter to win LOVE IS A CANOE:

Enter to win the author-signed copy of LOVE IS A CANOE by sending an e-mail with 1. your full name, 2. your mailing address, and 3. the library you work for to library-at-macmillanusa.com (subject: Love is a Canoe) by Friday, February 22nd!

ben schrank sig

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

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Uncharted Pages #2: It's Liiiiiive!

The second installment of Uncharted Pages, my Speculative Fiction recommendation page, is now live! Go check it out!

To celebrate all of the "featured creatures" recommendations, we're giving away a stack of Macmillan books featuring all sorts of bizarre beings and brutish beasts:

giveaway!

UPDATE: This contest is now over. Congratulations to the winner, Debra Wischmeyer in the Readers' Services/Reference Department of Morton Grove Public Library!

Enter to win a copy of all of the titles pictured above:

Head over to Uncharted Pages, click the pale blue envelope icon under my picture, and send me an e-mail with your mailing address and your favorite monster by Friday, January 4th. [CONTEST CLOSED]

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

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The Little Bookstore of Big Stone Gap Giveaway!

Last week Wendy Welch, memoirist and owner of the Tales of The Lonesome Pine bookstore, stopped by the Flatiron with her hubby, Jack!

St. Martin's Press recently published Wendy's memoir, THE LITTLE BOOKSTORE OF BIG STONE GAP, about opening an independent bookstore in a small town in Virginia. I was curious to meet the woman who admitted in the first chapter of her memoir that,

"On something dangerously close to a whim, we became the broke and terrified owners of a five-bedroom, three-bath-with-one-working Edwardian mansion, complete with squeaky hardwood floors and a leaking roof. Under the influence of salsa and sangria, we'd decided to turn this house into a used bookstore, or die trying."

Wendy is unsurprisingly just as wonderful and charming as her memoir.

Publishers Weekly said it well when they said, "The whole narrative exudes enormous charm and the value of dreams and lives truly lived." And Booklist called it "a fervent affirmation of the power of books to bring people together." As book people you will undoubtedly connect to Wendy and her decision to live a life dedicated to passing along great stories.

Autographed Book Giveaway:

Wendy was kind enough to sign a finished copy of her book for us to give away to one lucky librarian!

UPDATE: This contest is now closed! Thank you for entering.

How to Enter: Leave a comment below with your full name and the library you work for by [UPDATED!] Friday, November 16th to be entered into the random drawing. And make sure the e-mail you use is correct, so we can contact you (it's not posted publicly).

wendy signed

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

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Tuesday Fun Day! (9/4/2012 Edition)

Happy Tuesday, librarian cats! I hope your long weekend involved many adventures and much napping in the sun!

We have some winners to congratulate this week, so let's get on with the applause:

The big news from the weekend is that AMONG OTHERS by Jo Walton (a title that I just won't shut up about) won the 2012 Hugo Award for Best Novel! Huzzah! Earlier this year it won the 2011 Nebula Award for Best Novel.

See the full list of Hugo Award-winners here.

And now on to our recent contest winners:

The winner of the final Grammar Girl signed-books giveaway is:

Betty H. Lee
Adult and Young Adult Librarian
Rockville Memorial Library

The winner of the A MEMORY OF LIGHT stuffed backpack giveaway celebrating our new SF/F blog, Uncharted Pages, is:

Brianna Glenn
Library Director
De Soto Public Library

Congratulations, Betty and Brianna! Your prizes are in the mail.

And finally, the winner for Best App Ever according to us: CatWang!! Major thanks to Peter from Academic for the recommendation. Here's CatTalia holding a balloon in her office and CatAli holding AMONG OTHERS while wearing wings:

CatWang Collage

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