Betwixt and Between: New Adult Fiction | Collection Development, September 1, 2015

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New adult (NA) is one of the most loved and fiercely hated trends to emerge this decade. Many decry NA as a mere marketing ploy, while others are excited that an overlooked demographic is finally getting its share of the spotlight. These 33 sources will give patrons plenty to ponder.

A Genre Takes Flight | Genre Spotlight: Science Fiction

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SF/fantasy is enjoying a pop cuilture moment. Leading trends include epics, dark and light alike; secondary world urban fantasies; comebacks for hard, military, and near future sf, and aerial adventure.

Harlequin Audiobooks Available to Libraries

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Harlequin audiobooks are now available for libraries for the first time through Harlequin Audio, a new imprint operating in conjunction with HarperAudio. The first titles, including Carla Neggers’s The Harbor and Shona Patel’s Flame Tree Road, were released on June 30, and the company plans to release a total of 200 in its first year. […]

APA reports continued strong audio sales

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The APA shares results from their annual sales survey

Smaller Press Books from the Show | ALA 2015

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Wandering the booths at ALA revealed some intriguing books from publishers outside of the big five. Here’s a sample of what I saw.

Top Suspense Novels Defy Boundaries | Day of Dialog 2015

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“Exciting,” “addictive, and “believable” are but a few of the adjectives presenters at the “Top Thrills” panel at LJ’s 18th annual Day of Dialog used to describe their latest books, among the season’s best suspense and mystery novels.

Juan Felipe Herrera Appointed Poet Laureate

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On Wednesday, June 10, outgoing Librarian of Congress James H. Billington named Juan Felipe Herrera the library’s 21st Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry for 2015–2016. Herrera, winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award, the PEN USA National Poetry Award, and the International Latino Book Award, among numerous other honors, is the first Hispanic poet […]

Taking a Book Trip with Bill Clegg | Day of Dialog 2015

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During a week when it seemed as though everyone in the book world was talking about product, Library Journal’s Day of Dialog took some time out to focus on process. Publishing a book is a journey, and the aptly named Book Trip panel that gathered at New York University’s Kimmel Center to tell the story of Bill Clegg’s forthcoming debut novel, Did You Ever Have a Family (Scout Press: Gallery Books) gave attendees a good look at the road it traveled.

A Feel for the Times | Day of Dialog 2015

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At LJ’s 18th annual Day of Dialog, a sold-out event held on Wednesday, May 27, at New York University’s Kimmel Center in lower Manhattan, over 200 librarians gathered, along with authors, editors, and publishers, to talk books, business, and best practices.

Audiobook Narrator Amy Rubinate Launches Ideal Audiobooks

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As the audiobook industry celebrates June Is Audiobook Month, audiobook narrator Amy Rubinate launches Ideal Audiobooks, which focuses on quality women’s fiction, romance, young adult, and children’s books read by award-winning narrators. Popular authors represented include Tamara Ireland Stone, Heather Vogel Frederick, Kasie West, and Beth Kendrick, whose books are read by well-known narrators such […]