Juan Felipe Herrera Appointed Poet Laureate


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

FAMILY MATTERS top shot shows the panel addressed the packed house. Next, Cregg and Kimberly Burns discuss something; next row, l.-r. Karen Kosztolnyik enthuses about the book, as well as Michelle Leo. Bottom, Cregg and moderator Barbara Hoffert from LJ. Photos ©2015 William Neumann

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


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


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 […]

ODILO and Findaway Announce Partnership

ODILO, a company that offers products for the discovery, management, and distribution of library print and digital materials, announces a new partnership with Findaway, a provider of digital audiobooks and technology solutions. The ODILO Digital Library will soon debut approximately 60,000 popular and bestselling digital audiobooks from every major publisher in the audiobook space. “We are dedicated […]

Meeting Information Challenges | Notable Government Documents 2014

Borderlands government document

The U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO) has long been recognized as a pioneer among government agencies in streamlining its operations. Testifying before a House Appropriations SubCommittee, public printer Davita Vance-Cooks spoke in support of changing the name of the office to one more reflective of the agency’s commitment to a transformation “from a print-centric to a content-centric publishing operation.” In December, under a provision of the Legislative Branch Appropriations Bill, the familiar GPO initialism became the Government Publishing Office.

Listen and Learn: Nonfiction Audiobooks | Audio Spotlight


Truth may be stranger than fiction, but when it comes to audiobooks, it can be just as compelling.

Literary Hub: Finding and Creating the Best Book Talk on the Web


With the launch of Literary Hub, the brainchild of Morgan Entrekin, president and publisher of independent house Grove Atlantic, lovers of smart, upmarket reading finally got the website they’ve been waiting for: one that offers a daily dose of thought-sparking essays, excerpts from newly published titles, and a curated roundup of the best book talk […]

APA Announces Audiobook Blogger of the Year

The Audio Publishers Association (APA) has announced that Jennifer Conner, who runs the book blog “The Literate Housewife,” will be recognized as the 2015 Audiobook Blogger of the Year—an honor awarded to her through a competition sponsored by the APA. LJ spoke to Conner about her “Armchair Audies” program in 2013. “The APA created this […]

Macmillan Audio Joins hoopla digital

Macmillan Audio president and publisher Mary Beth Roche and Jeff Jankowski, founder and vice president of Midwest Tape and hoopla digital, have reached a deal to begin a pilot to distribute Macmillan’s audiobooks to public libraries and their patrons via hoopla digital. hoopla is a digital streaming and download service offered by Midwest Tape to public libraries that […]