ALA Book Buzz

Publisher buzz sessions have become useful, not to mention fun, sources of insight into forthcoming titles librarians need to know about.

At ALA for the first time this year, the Trade Libraries Committee of the Association of American Publishers will present book editors buzzing their favorite fall titles, moderated by Nancy Pearl.

From the Inside(rs) Out: Book Editors and the New Titles They Love
Friday, June 25 from 3:30 to 5:00 (just prior to the opening of the Exhibit floor)
Convention Center; Room 103A

Also scheduled are sessions by publishers’ library marketing departments; great not only for getting advance buzz, but galleys, totes and (much-needed) refreshment. Earlier sessions are where librarians first heard about titles that are just breaking out now, like A Fierce Radiance or The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake.

Important Note; the publishers request that you register in advance so they will have enough goodies on hand. However, if you forget to RSVP, no worries; we’ve never seen anyone turned away at the door, just be respectful of the limited quantities of freebies.

HarperCollins FALL TITLE Presentation
Saturday, June 26, 2010
Convention Center, Room 147A
Adult Titles, 10:00 AM – 11:15 AM
Childrens Titles, 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
RSVP to: Bobby Brinson, HarperCollins

If you’re wondering how much the HC Library Marketing team can BUZZ, check out their photo here!

Random House, Inc. BOOK BUZZ
Sunday, June 27th
Convention Center, Room 152A
Children’s Titles: 10:00am – 11:00am
Adult Titles: 11:15am – 12:15pm
RSVP to: Library@RandomHouse

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