Best Sellers: Gardening, April 1, 2014

Succulents Simplified

Titles in this area are Plantiful and include Succulents Simplified and Seedswap

Magazine Recovery | Best Magazines 2013

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Evidence suggests that the downturn in the market for magazines caused by rising popularity of online media and the great recession has bottomed out and may soon begin to turn around. Growth in subscriptions is slow and newsstand sales continue to suffer, but nevertheless there are signs of stability in the market. As of March 1, Mediafinder.com had identified 198 launches for 2013. This compares to 227 magazines launched in 2012 and 239 launched in 2011. The shrinking rate of growth, however, is somewhat offset by the number of cessations. Mediafinder identified 87 magazines that ceased publication in 2013. That compares to 82 closures in 2012 and 152 in 2011. So the 2013 statistics are better on balance than 2011’s and only slightly worse than the figures for 2012.

The Law in Focus (Internet, Criminology, Training), Dublin in Maps, + Short Takes, & More | Reference Reviews

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de Buitléir’s Portrait of Dublin is essential and a gorgeous curio for browsers; users will go to Internet and the Law; surprisingly inspiring reference from Tolkien Trivia to Consumer Survival.

Books for Pet Lovers, Homing Instinct by Heinrich, Accessible Science by Reid, & More | Science & Technology Reviews

Citizen Canine

Citizen Canine belongs in all libraries, successful gardening starts with Improving Your Soil, natural history fans will love The Homing Instinct, an affectionate Owl Who Liked Sitting on Ceasar

The Artist’s Library, Tech Gadgets for Special Needs, The Price of Silence by Cohen, & More | Social Sciences Reviews

Breaking Through

Insights into The Price of Silence, police work, and prosecutorial excess, Breaking Through, a guide to evaluate tablets, applications, and their usage, Native America is essential reading

World at War; Women, War and Society; InfoBase eBooks; eShort Takes; & More | ereviews, World War I

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World War I–related ebooks from Infobase Publishing; the ABC-CLIO resource World at War: Understanding Conflict and Society; Trench Journals and Unit Magazines from ProQuest; & the Gale Cengage product Women, War and Society, 1914–1918

The Great War: 22 Recent Titles

Paris at the End of the World

Paris at the End of the World portrays the euphoria of the war’s first days, President Woodrow Wilson deserves attention in academic libraries, War + Ink covers Hemingway’s early days as a reporter.

Pushing Boundaries | Mystery Preview 2014

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Year after year, mystery remains the number one circulating genre in libraries, as LJ’s annual materials buying survey reveals. While fans have their favorite cozy, police procedural, or historical thriller, the increasing number of releases that allow readers to cross the boundaries from one genre to another in the same book proves that today there is no one true way of presenting this beloved genre.

Taking a Chance: Jason Pinter | Publisher Profile

Jason Pinter

Jason Pinter is the best-selling author of the Henry Parker series, including The Fury and The Darkness, and the children’s book Zeke Bartholomew: Superspy! Before launching his thriller writing career, Pinter worked as a book editor for five years at three major publishing houses. Pinter reveals why he decided to take a leap and start his own digital publishing company, Polis Books.

Women in Blue: Q&A with Karin Slaughter

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Karin Slaughter is a New York Times and international best-selling author, with over 30 million copies of her books sold worldwide. Best known for her Grant County and Will Trent series, Slaughter now travels back to 1970s Atlanta in her new stand-alone title, Cop Town (Delacorte, Jun.). Introducing two female police officers at different points in their investigative careers, Slaughter highlights not only a thrilling crime but a historical view of women entering a predominantly male profession.

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