Archive for April, 2020

April YA/MG GalleyChat

Thursday, April 23rd, 2020

Click here, to read the full chat.

A catalog of the titles discussed is here.

Join us for the next chat, Friday, May 22 at 2:30 ET

Latest Pub Date Changes, Diversity and GalleyChat Titles

Monday, April 20th, 2020

UPDATE: New changes in pub dates since the 4/20 list, are here New-date-changes-as-of-4/23/20

Since publication schedules are changing rapidly, we checked GalleyChat titles, as well as those on our list of Upcoming Diversity Titles, for those with new LibraryReads voting deadlines.

Among the many changes is ALA MidWinter opening speaker Wes Moore’s upcoming title, Five Days, moved from April to August, extending its eligibility for LibraryReads voting through July 1 (votes already entered will still be counted).

Our list of all the changes we could identify, based on Edelweiss information is here, EarlyWord GC/Diversity-Date-Changes-4.20

More titles for LibraryReads consideration are listed on our roundups of the most recent GalleyChat, available as a downloadable spreadsheet, EarlyWord-GalleyChat-April-2020 and an Edelweiss Catalog. The deadline to vote for June titles, is next Friday. Please give consideration to our list of Upcoming Diversity Titles

GalleyChat Roundup, April 2020

Thursday, April 16th, 2020

The tenth anniversary session of GalleyChat was celebrated with a record number of attendees last week, discussing a record number of titles.

Circumstances were quite different than ten years ago, with everyone working from home, many sympathizing about how difficult it is to concentrate, and therefore savoring the opportunity to reconnect with reading buddies.

For those in need of encouraging books, Robin Beerbower offered her list of over 50 “Uplit” titles to do the trick. Quick RA test, which Stephen King title did she include?

Our Library Marketing contributors received kudos for their new work-from-home initiatives:

Bite-Size Book Buzz– from Our Homes to Yours” every Tuesday morning at 10 am, ET. featuring several of your favorite library marketers in each episode and hosted by Annie Mazes from Workman. An added bonus, you get a peek into their home offices. No fair, those of you who set up lovely virtual backgrounds. Also check out Annie’s cleverly titled new Instagram videos, “Work(msn) from Home“.

HarperCollins Library Marketing has begun “Door to Door” sessions on Facebook Live every Tuesday and Thursday at 2 pm, ET. Replays of the sessions are available on YouTube, including last week’s with Elizabeth Wetmore, author of the GalleyChat favorite, Valentine. For more HarperCollins resources, check their recent post, “Digital Resources Librarians and Educators Can Access From Home“.

Macmillan Library Marketing, “Mac from Home” — Talia and team’s “new fun-sized buzz series from our homes to yours!”

PRH Library has started Wednesday morning buzzes at 11 am ET, More information and archived episodes are here, Also check their recent post, “Digital Resources For Libraries“.

Golda at @WWNortonLibrary started an Instagram account.

For the full range of resources offered specifically for libraries from a wide range of publishers, check our contact list, Library Marketing — Adult.

Below are roundups of the April, 2020 chat, in two versions:

EarlyWord GalleyChat, April 2020 — downloadable spreadsheet, useful for creating ordering carts, includes comments from GalleyChatters, information on which titles are available as DRCs through Edelweiss and/or NetGalley, and LibraryReads deadlines (if you are voting for LibraryReads, also check our list of  Diversity Titles, Upcoming, LibraryReads Consideration).

—  Edelweiss Catalog — includes covers, publisher marketing information, links to Edelweiss DRCs.

Please join us for the next GalleyChat, Tuesday, May 5th, 4 to 5 pm ET (3:30 for virtual cocktails). More details and a schedule of upcoming chats here.

Set your calendar alarms and bring a friend.

Publishing Date Shifts, More Time for LibraryReads Nominations

Sunday, April 5th, 2020

Publishing schedules are being blown apart as publishers continue to grapple with changes brought on by the pandemic. As an indicator, one of the titles recently announced on the April LibraryReads list will now be published in July:

Downing, Samantha, He Started It, (PRH/Berkley, 7/28/2020; DRCs on Edelweiss and NetGalley)

The title will stay on the list, says LibraryReads Executive Director, Rebecca Vnuk. For the May list, LibraryReads is working with publishers and will accodomate date changes reported by April 13.

To get a sense of the scope of changes, we reviewed the LJ Spring Preview: Big Titles, on Edelweiss, for titles scheduled to be released between April 1 and June 30. Of the 676 titles, 106 now show as moving into upcoming seasons. To avoid the fall pile-up some titles have even been put off until the beginning of the new year. Bill Gates’s How to Avoid a Climate Disaster (PRH/Random House Knopf) is one of those, moved from June to February, a grim reminder that once we “get through this” other disasters may be developing.

Libraries on fiscal year budgets will face a juggling act, as many titles have been moved to dates after July 1. Our list of changed dates is here, LJ Spring Preview Pub Date Changes As of 4.2, but this is only a snapshot. Many more titles are likely to be changed in the next week.

Several titles from GalleyChats and our list of Upcoming Diversity Titles have moved forward, giving additional time to vote for them for LibraryReads (don’t worry, if you have already voted for a title that has been moved, that vote still counts). The compiled list is here, GalleyChat.Diversity-Titles