Archive for June, 2020

GalleyChat Roundup, June

Wednesday, June 17th, 2020

This month’s edition of GalleyChat focused on titles by Black authors. For a dowloadable spreadsheet, with quotes from the tweets, click here GalleyChat, June, Black authors (also see our full list of Upcoming Diversity Titles for LibraryReads Consideration).

The HarperCollins library marketing team held an inspriging FaceBook Live session. “Anti-Racism Reads with Librarians K.C. Boyd and Wendy Bartlett and Amistad Editorial Director Tracy Sherrod” last week. UPDATE: click here for a reading list from the session.

The just released July LibraryReads list includes a title that has resonated with GalleyChatters:

Memorial Drive: A Daughter’s Memoir, Natasha Trethewey, (HarperCollins/Ecco, 7/28/2020. DRC from Edelweiss and NetGalley)

GalleyChat comments — Anbolyn Potter, “I really loved MEMORIAL DRIVE by Natasha Tretheway. Very beautifully written and powerful. I cried a lot.” — JW Bookworm,”…so painful yet so gorgeously written.” — KC, “I concur! Reminded me  of Trevor Noah’s book BORN A CRIME”  — Janet Lockhart, “I really liked this memoir. Her realization at the end is heartfelt and heartbreaking.…Poets are often my favorite prose writers. ”

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

EarlyWord-GalleyChat-June-2020 — downloadable spreadsheet includes notes on which titles are getting the most attention, debuts, diversity titles, and which one came up for the first time during this chat, as well LibraryReads deadlines. NOTE: to save time in creating this wrap up, we have not included quotes from GalleyChat tweets. To read the full chat, search Twitter by #ewgc. For tweets on specific titles, search Twitter, using #ewgc and title or author’s name.

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

Please join us for the next GalleyChat, Tuesday, July 7th, 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.