It was great seeing old friends and making new ones at last week’s AAP Book Buzz here in NYC. The AAP Library Committee is comprised of library marketers from various publishing houses. We get together several times a year to brainstorm about different ways we can connect our authors and books to libraries. We decided to invite librarians from the tri-state area and barrage them with book talks and sandwiches! It worked – we all had a lot of fun and it was a great opportunity to talk about some upcoming books that have us jazzed (there’s just never enough time to talk about them all!)
Marilyn Johnson, author of the upcoming This Book Is Overdue! How Librarians and Cybrarians Can Save Us All kicked off the event with a brief talk about the increasing demands on librarians to keep up with the onslaught of new technology. This book is an homage to librarians everywhere – and it is long overdue!
If anyone is interested in a galley of This Book Is Overdue, I have a few to spare. Send an email to me at librarylovefest at harpercollins dot com and I’ll be happy to send one to you.
Here is a list of the books I had presented. Clicking on each title will bring you to its page in our online catalog. Note: a few of these titles won't hit our catalogs until the beginning of November, so we've put them at the end of the list. Happy reading!
Making Toast by Roger Rosenblatt
Shadow Tag by Louise Erdrich
The Bricklayer by Noah Boyd
31 Bond Street by Ellen Horan
Wench by Dolen Perkins-Valdez
Brava, Valentine by Adriana Trigiani