CLOUD UNBOUND

Libraries, ebooks, publishing, and all the sublimely prickly stuff in between as viewed by Heather McCormack, Collection Development Manager, 3M Cloud Library

CLOUD UNBOUND

Libraries, ebooks, publishing, discovery

This. Book. Now. Please

One day, Bloomsbury will be in the Cloud, and I will preach this to the uneducated hipsters of Williamsburg, flaying their leather jackets with my belief. 

"Megan Abbott’s gripping tale of adolescent lies, lust, and power reads like a modern day version of The Crucible and boldly scrutinizes society’s longstanding, Lord of the Flies fear of teenage sexuality and power."



- In which librarian Jennifer Hubert Swan (aka @readingrants) sells me on Abbott’s latest novel, The Feveranother juicy addition to my summer reading shelf. 



The Silkworm from Cloud publishing partner Hachette has…landed? Hatched? Murdered? Help me out here.
Oh, and Michiko Kakutani liked it:

"Although the reader wishes Ms. Rowling had lavished more of her own inventive Harry Potter skills in concocting Quine’s writings, she does do a nimble job of planting clues to the killer’s identity in the manuscript of ‘Bombyx Mori,’ and in the intertwined back stories of the various suspects." 
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The Silkworm from Cloud publishing partner Hachette has…landed? Hatched? Murdered? Help me out here.
Oh, and Michiko Kakutani liked it:

"Although the reader wishes Ms. Rowling had lavished more of her own inventive Harry Potter skills in concocting Quine’s writings, she does do a nimble job of planting clues to the killer’s identity in the manuscript of ‘Bombyx Mori,’ and in the intertwined back stories of the various suspects." 
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The Silkworm from Cloud publishing partner Hachette has…landed? Hatched? Murdered? Help me out here.

Oh, and Michiko Kakutani liked it:

"Although the reader wishes Ms. Rowling had lavished more of her own inventive Harry Potter skills in concocting Quine’s writings, she does do a nimble job of planting clues to the killer’s identity in the manuscript of ‘Bombyx Mori,’ and in the intertwined back stories of the various suspects." 

Writers, Represent!

Yes, that Irvine Welsh.

PUBLISHING CRUSH OF THE WEEK I remember first hearing about Minneapolis-based Coffee House Press back when I was an undergrad English student at Moorhead State University (now Minnesota State University Moorhead). It was the late 1990s, and everything seemed shiny and recession-proof. We writing workshop students from the North Country dreamed about being signed by a homegrown publisher with unfailing taste.
That’s what Coffee House still is, I’m happy to say. For the latest proof, consider that they will publish in the United States for the first time Eimear McBride’s A Girl Is Half-Formed Thing, first issued in hardback in the UK by tiny Galley Beggar Press and the 2014 winner of the BAILEYS Women’s Prize for Fiction. 
Need another reason? Last summer’s social media sleeper hit Submergence by J.M. Ledgard, beloved by the one and only Teju Cole.
Go forth and collect this publisher’s Core Backlist, now in CAT.
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PUBLISHING CRUSH OF THE WEEK I remember first hearing about Minneapolis-based Coffee House Press back when I was an undergrad English student at Moorhead State University (now Minnesota State University Moorhead). It was the late 1990s, and everything seemed shiny and recession-proof. We writing workshop students from the North Country dreamed about being signed by a homegrown publisher with unfailing taste.
That’s what Coffee House still is, I’m happy to say. For the latest proof, consider that they will publish in the United States for the first time Eimear McBride’s A Girl Is Half-Formed Thing, first issued in hardback in the UK by tiny Galley Beggar Press and the 2014 winner of the BAILEYS Women’s Prize for Fiction. 
Need another reason? Last summer’s social media sleeper hit Submergence by J.M. Ledgard, beloved by the one and only Teju Cole.
Go forth and collect this publisher’s Core Backlist, now in CAT.
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PUBLISHING CRUSH OF THE WEEK I remember first hearing about Minneapolis-based Coffee House Press back when I was an undergrad English student at Moorhead State University (now Minnesota State University Moorhead). It was the late 1990s, and everything seemed shiny and recession-proof. We writing workshop students from the North Country dreamed about being signed by a homegrown publisher with unfailing taste.

That’s what Coffee House still is, I’m happy to say. For the latest proof, consider that they will publish in the United States for the first time Eimear McBride’s A Girl Is Half-Formed Thing, first issued in hardback in the UK by tiny Galley Beggar Press and the 2014 winner of the BAILEYS Women’s Prize for Fiction

Need another reason? Last summer’s social media sleeper hit Submergence by J.M. Ledgard, beloved by the one and only Teju Cole.

Go forth and collect this publisher’s Core Backlist, now in CAT.