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GalleyChat Roundup, Jan. 2023

Wednesday, January 11th, 2023

Roundups of the January GalleyChat are below. This month, we held the chat simultaneously on Twitter and Mastodon. The majority of the activity was on Twitter. To read the full chat, search Twitter and Mastodon by #ewgc. The following roundups of titles cover both chats.

EarlyWord GalleyChat, Jan, 2023 — link to a spreadsheet of the titles on Google Docs. Includes quotes from comments, notes on debuts, diversity titles, and those mentioned for the first time, LibraryReads deadlines and DRC availability. NOTE: If you have any trouble downloading the spreadsheet, please let us know.

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

Our next chat is scheduled for Thursday, February 2nd, 4 to 5 pm ET (3:30 for virtual cocktails).

The next LibraryReads deadline is February 1, for books publishing in March. Please give special attention to our list of upcoming diversity titles.

New Year, New EWGC

Monday, January 2nd, 2023

Several of our long-time GalleyChatters have left Twitter, finding it inhospitable.

Fearing this may become a trend, we are migrating our GalleyChats to a new platform, Mastodon.

Mastodon explains itself in this video:

To ease into it, we will hold this month’s chat, Thursday January 5th, 4 t0 5 pm ET (3:30 for pre-chat cocktails),  on both Twitter and Mastodon. Please choose just ONE for your posts with the hashtag #ewgc. UPDATE, on second thought, use either or both, if you want to practice. I’ll sort it out in the roundup.

If Mastodon seems to work for us, we will hold the February 2nd chat on Mastodon only.

For those who are want to make the switch now —

  1. Create your account here 
  2. Mastodon will ask you to choose a “server instance”.  Mastodon is decentralized across independently managed servers, each of which is administered separately and has its own rules. You can join GalleyChat from any of the servers by using our hashtag #ewgc. EarlyWord and several GalleyChatters chose mastodonbooks.net
  3. If you don’t like Mastodon’s default black background, you can change the setting to “light” under Preferences
  4. Looking for an alternative to TweetDeck? Try Sengi — https://nicolasconstant.github.io/sengi/
  5. For those who want to schedule posts on Mastodon (called “toots” in Mastodon parlance), this article will help (thanks, Janet for finding it) — https://www.techhelpkb.com/schedule-a-mastodon-post/

GalleyChat Roundup, Nov. 2022

Tuesday, November 8th, 2022

Roundups of the November GalleyChat are below. To read the full chat, search Twitter by #ewgc.

EarlyWord GalleyChat, Nov, 2022 — link to spreadsheet of the titles on Google Docs. Includes quotes from tweets, notes on debuts, diversity titles, those mentioned for the first time, one title not listed on Edelweiss, LibraryReads deadlines and DRC availability. NOTE: If you have any trouble downloading the spreadsheet, please let us know.

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

Our next chat is scheduled for Thursday, December 1st, 4 to 5 pm ET (3:30 for virtual cocktails).Click here for the schedule of upcoming GalleyChats.

The next LibraryReads deadline is December 1, for books publishing in January. Please give special attention to our list of upcoming diversity titles.

GalleyChat Roundup, Oct. 2022

Wednesday, October 12th, 2022

Roundups of the October GalleyChat are below. To read the full chat, search Twitter by #ewgc.

EarlyWord GalleyChat, Oct, 2022 — link to spreadsheet of the titles on Google Docs. Includes quotes from tweets, notes on debuts, diversity titles, those mentioned for the first time, LibraryReads deadlines and DRC availability. It also lists a few titles that are not in the Edelweiss catalog. NOTE: If you have any trouble downloading the spreadsheet, please let us know.

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

Our next chat is scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 3rd,  4 to 5 pm ET (3:30 for virtual cocktails). Click here for the schedule of upcoming GalleyChats.

The next LibraryReads deadline is Nov. 1, for books publishing in December. Please give special attention to our list of upcoming diversity titles.

GalleyChat Roundup, Sept. 2022

Wednesday, September 7th, 2022

Roundups of the September GalleyChat are below. To read the full chat, search Twitter by #ewgc.

EarlyWord GalleyChat, Sept, 2022 — link to spreadsheet of the titles on Google Docs. Includes quotes from tweets, notes on debuts, diversity titles, those mentioned for the first time, a few titles not listed on Edelweiss, LibraryReads deadlines and DRC availability. NOTE: If you have any trouble downloading the spreadsheet, please let us know.

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

Our next chat is scheduled for Thursday, October 6th, 4 to 5 pm ET (3:30 for virtual cocktails).Click here for the schedule of upcoming GalleyChats.

The next LibraryReads deadline is October 1, for books publishing in November. Please give special attention to our list of upcoming diversity titles.

GalleyChat Roundup, August 2022

Wednesday, August 10th, 2022

We returned to our usual fast pace in the August chat, with nearly 250 titles discussed.. Roundups are below. To read the full chat, search Twitter by #ewgc.

EarlyWord GalleyChat, August, 2022 — link to spreadsheet of the titles on Google Docs. Includes quotes from tweets, notes on debuts, diversity titles, those mentioned for the first time, LibraryReads deadlines and DRC availability. It also lists a few titles that are not in the Edelweiss catalog. NOTE: If you have any trouble downloading the spreadsheet, please let us know.

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

Our next chat is scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 1st, 4 to 5 pm ET (3:30 for virtual cocktails). Click here for the schedule of upcoming GalleyChats.

The next LibraryReads deadline is Sept 1, for books publishing in October. Please give special attention to our list of upcoming diversity titles.

GalleyChat Roundup, July 2022

Tuesday, July 12th, 2022

Roundups of the July GalleyChat are below. To read the full chat, search Twitter by #ewgc.

EarlyWord GalleyChat, July, 2022 — link to spreadsheet of the titles on Google Docs. Includes quotes from tweets, notes on debuts, diversity titles, those mentioned for the first time, LibraryReads deadlines and DRC availability. NOTE: If you have any trouble downloading the spreadsheet, please let us know.

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

Our next chat is scheduled for Thursday, August 4th, 4 to 5 pm ET (3:30 for virtual cocktails).Click here for the schedule of upcoming GalleyChats.

The next LibraryReads deadline is August 1, for books publishing in September. Please give special attention to our list of upcoming diversity titles.

GalleyChat Roundup, May, 2022

Monday, May 9th, 2022

This month’s GalleyChat opened with the wonderful news that one of our founding Chatters, mystery maven Lesa Holstine had just returned from New York, where she accepted the Mystery Writers of America’s Raven Award, recognizing “outstanding achievement in the mystery field outside the realm of creative writing.”

In presenting the award, Alafair Burke, mastery writer and President of MWA, admitted, with apologies to fellow writers, that it’s her favorite category, because it recognizes “true champions…fueled by their passion for the genre,” She noted that, as speaker in a bookstore, “there is no better feeling” than to spot Lesa’s smiling face in the audience. In the event program, Louise Penny wrote, “Lesa has helped elevate crime writing, making it clear to all …that it is as legitimate, as exciting, as creative and bold a literary form as any other” and goes on to say, she is “the sort of person you want in your life. In your lifeboat.”

Since it began 1953, the Raven Award has gone to a wide range of people. Lesa joins previous winners Angela Lansbury (1988), Alfred Hitchcock (1960), the Muppet Show (1980) and just one other librarian, Dr. Paul LeClerc, President of NYPL (1995).

Live the excitement vicariously, via Lesa’s post on Lesa’s Book Critiques.

GalleyChat Title Roundups

Roundups are below. To read the full chat, search Twitter by #ewgc.

EarlyWord GalleyChat, May, 2022 — link to spreadsheet of the titles on Google Docs. Includes quotes from tweets, notes on debuts, diversity titles, those mentioned for the first time, LibraryReads deadlines and DRC availability. NOTE: If you have any trouble downloading the spreadsheet, please let us know.

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

Our next chat is Thursday 6/2/22, 4 to 5 pm ET (3:30 for virtual cocktails). Click here for the schedule of upcoming GalleyChats.

The next LibraryReads deadline is June 1, for titles publishing in July. Please give special attention to our list of upcoming diversity titles.

Virtual Author Events

May a big month for online author events. LJ’s virtual Day of Dialog was Thursday. View the replay by registering at the link. HarperCollins announced the next title in their influential Galleyclub series. All That’s Left Unsaid by Tracey Lien, described as an “unflinching debut following a young Vietnamese-Australian woman who returns home to her family in the wake of her brother’s shocking murder.”

Friday, May 13th from 1-2:30PM ET brings ReadingGroupGuides.com 11th Annual Book Group Speed Dating session.

The following Friday, May 20 is the Booklist Authors & ARCs webinar, followed the next week, May 23 to 26 by PW’s virtual U.S. Book Show (taking up where Book Expo left off). Registration is free to librarians.

Next month’s chat will be full of more discoveries.