Archive for May, 2020

May YA/MG GalleyChat Roundup

Wednesday, May 27th, 2020

Click here, to read the full chat.

A catalog of the titles discussed is here.

Join us for the next chat, Monday, June 22 at 2:30 ET

GalleyChat Roundup, May 2020

Monday, May 11th, 2020

Last week’s GalleyChat seemed as lively as ever, even though many chatters complain of finding it difficult to concentrate on reading these days. Several say they find that romances, particularly rom-coms, offer some relief from constant blaring headlines. In what may be a similar phenomenon, at the end of WWII, the historical romance Forever Amber, became a runaway hit in the US, notes the BBC in a recent story.

On the other hand, current events bring attention to things we may never have considered before. GalleyChatter Robin Beerbower found herself absorbed by a nonfiction title, The Secret Life of Groceries by Benjamin Lorr, (PRH/Avery, Oct. 2020).

To read all the tweets search Twitter with the hashtag, #ewgc. To focus on a specific title, use the hashtag and the title or author’s name.

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

EarlyWord GalleyChat, May 2020 — downloadable spreadsheet includes comments from GalleyChatters, and LibraryReads deadlines (if you are voting for LibraryReads, also check our list of  Diversity Titles, Upcoming, LibraryReads Consideration). NOTE: to save time in creating this wrap up, we have not included information on which titles are available as DRCs through Edelweiss and/or NetGalley.

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

Please join us for the next GalleyChat, Tuesday, June 2nd, 4 to 5 pm ET (3:30 for virtual cocktails). More details and a schedule of upcoming chats here. [NOTE: Due to the social media blackout, the June GalleyChat had been postponed to June 7th]

Set your calendar alarms and bring a friend.

The Week’s Book Buzzes

Saturday, May 2nd, 2020

Even though 2020 is a year with no Book Expo, no ALA Annual, there are plenty of opportunities to hear from your favorite library marketing reps.

For your weekend viewing, a roundup of this week’s buzzes:

“Mac from Home” (Macmillan Library Marketing)

5/1 — Talia (and her adorable dog, with the equally adorable name Kugel) on The Book Collectors. Separately, Amanda on the “wild ride of mystery, murder, magic, and mayhem,” Tamsyn Muir’s Harrow The Ninth.

Click here for all five “Mac Lib From Home” episodes

“Bite-Size Book Buzz” (Library Marketing reps from various houses)

4/28 — This week’s reps are from Harlequin, Soho, & Workman

Earlier episodes here

“Door to Door” (HarperCollins)

On Tuesdays and Thursdays, LibraryLoveFest talks with authors of upcoming books. On Fridays, they host an Instagram takeover with an author. This week’s guests:

4/30 — Historical Fiction with authors Beatriz Williams and Stephen P. Kiernan

4/28 — LLF Welcomes bestselling authors Susan Elizabeth Phillips and Sarah MacLean

5/1 — Instagram takeover with poet jessica Care moore, author of We Want Our Bodies Back

Earlier episodes here

4/30 — LibraryLoveFest Podcast features Meghan Deans, Senior Marketing Director of Ecco Books, who describes the imprint which is dedicated to finding literary gems and looks at several forthcoming titles. Earlier episodes here.

“Morning Book Buzz” (Penguin Random House)

EPISODE #5, April 29, 2020BOT rep Jennifer Rubins welcomes new faces to this episode including librarian and PRH marketing rep, Miriam Tulaio who reveals that she finds short stories perfect for this short-attention-span time. The group goes on to discus their favorite upcoming Beach Reads, Literary Fiction, Historical Fiction, and Normal People Read-alikes and Jen comments on audiobook versions. Click to access a spreadsheet with ISBN information, and the slide deck.

Earlier episodes here.