Hello, my charming library wizards! Welcome to a new week.
- If you were roaming the halls of New York Comic Con this weekend, I can only hope that: A. You stopped by the Tor Books booth for some rad giveaways and author signings and, B. You were dressed as Gort.
- Speaking of sci-fi, Cory Doctorow name-dropped our very own Talia Sherer in his Publishers Weekly article, "With a Little Help: Now at Your Library," discussing his experience with his "pay what you like" short story collection, With a Little Help.
"Throughout this experiment, Tor has been remarkably generous with advice and help, and this was no exception. Talia Sherer, Macmillan's library sales director, directed me to several librarians, and I tapped each of them. They were warm, and helpful, and blindingly organized about delivering advice.
"...after three months, Ingram has now listed the book in its catalogue. And I've just finished an interview with ALA's Booklist announcing the book's availability, and many librarians have offered to help spread the word through their mailing lists."
- Fans of Mary Robinette Kowal's SHADES OF MILK AND HONEY will be ecstatic to hear that Tor plans to publish two more of her quasi-Regency fantasy sequels after, GLAMOUR IN GLASS! See the announcement here! We've received quite a few requests for GLAMOUR IN GLASS galleys, which unfortunately are not available, yet. But I read an unedited version of the manuscript and can promise that there is plenty of adventure and charm to look forward to!
- HarperCollins' Library master, Virginia Stanley is now on Twitter (@VStan523)!! Go bug her.
- Look at this pup:Read more
I know, I know; "Tuesday Fun Day" doesn't exactly rhyme, but we were out of the office on Monday and I simply refuse to skip Fun Day, so you're just going to have to deal.
First of all, I have to tell you that I spent the long weekend completely wrapped up in Nebula-nominee SHADES OF MILK AND HONEY. My only question: why did I wait so long to pick it up?! This book is 100% swoon-worthy. It's no surprise that The Salt Lake County Library System selected it as a Reader's Choice-nominee! In response to the news, author Mary Robinette Kowal's said,
"I adore libraries, so to be on this list is a real honor."
A big round of applause to the 2011 RWA Librarian of the Year, Wendy Crutcher! This honor is awarded to a librarian who demonstrates outstanding support of romance authors and the romance genre. Read her acceptance speech on her blog.
Fans of Alyson Noël can enter to win an MP3 player with the EVERMORE (The Immortals Series, Book 1) audio book already uploaded!
Finally, as the library marketing world starts to say our farewells to Marcie Purcell of Random House who is retiring after 20 years of service to libraries, Talia is introducing a new Marcie into her life.
Librarians, meet Marcie, Talia's new scruff ball:
Locus Magazine has announced their 2011 Locus Award-nominees! Look at all this amazing work from Tor and St. Martin's Press:
THE SORCERER'S HOUSE
SHADES OF MILK AND HONEY
Mary Robinette Kowal
THE QUANTUM THIEF
“The Mystery Knight”
George R.R. Martin (WARRIORS)
THE YEAR'S BEST SCIENCE FICTION: TWENTY-SEVENTH ANNUAL COLLECTION
Gardner Dozois, ed.
George R.R. Martin & Gardner Dozois, eds.
Robert A. Heinlein: In Dialogue with His Century: Volume 1: 1907-1948: Learning Curve
William H. Patterson, Jr.
Congratulations are also in order for David G. Hartwell, nominated in the Editor category, Tor, nominated in the Publisher category, and Tor.com, nominated in the Magazine category!
And while I have the attention of all the Tor readers out there (a.k.a. my kindred spirits), let's whoop and holler for all the fan-freaking-tastic nominees for the 2010 Nebula Award!
The Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America announced the following nominees for exceptional Science Fiction and Fantasy writing:
"Ponies", Kij Johnson (Tor.com 1/17/10)
SHADES OF MILK AND HONEY, Mary Robinette Kowal (Tor)
Andre Norton Award for YA Science Fiction and Fantasy:
THE BOY FROM ILYSIES, Pearl North (Tor Teen)