"Dan wanted to say that he’d learned to read in gaol. He wanted to tell her that the library had been his favorite place inside, that when he’d read As I Lay Dying he’d found a voice that made sense of time and space, that it had spoken to him more profoundly than any voice he’d ever encountered before: of how the past could not be separated from memory, of how it was not only time that change people, it was memory as well."
So It Begins! Let’s See How Ebook Models Shake Out
PRH is finally taking shape editorially: the new Penguin Publishing Group will encompass all adult imprints http://t.co/dnx3P2WDg7— Heather McCormack (@HuisceBeatha)September 4, 2014
You will excuse me while I Tumble myself.
Week by week, the Cloud is expanding its catalog of juicy trade content perfect for public library patrons, sending this marketer into manic marketing mode. Last Tuesday, I got word from my trusty St. Paul ops team that Bloomsbury Publishing had gone live: quite the pre-Labor Day present!
This means you can purchase the pictured award winners and best-selling classics, from Jesmyn Ward’s Salvage the Bones to Shannon Hale’s Princess Academy. Look in CAT for Bloomsbury’s Core Backlist (based on sales data). Soon to come is a shelf showcasing Bloomsbury Reader, the digital-first imprint that revives forgotten gems and gives voice to new writers.
Oh, That Murakami!
Q: Why do many of your characters seem so sad? Murakami: sad? Are they? I didn’t notice Q: but he’s sad abt his marriage M: isn’t everybody?— Edinburgh Book Fest (@edbookfest) August 23, 2014
Coretta Scott King Award honoree G. Neri (Yummy: The Last Days of a Southside Shorty) got my attention when I read the positive reviews for his latest YA novel, Knockout Games (Lerner Publishing). The plot revolves around Kalvin, an African American teenager in St. Louis who is mesmerized by the violent phenomenon of knockout games. He befriends the new kid at school, Erica, who happens to be white and have a knack for filming.
You can see that this collaboration is going nowhere good in a hurry. Racial politics, violence, and coming of age: these are all subjects that Neri is known to confront with nuance and eyes wide open.
It seems to me that in the wake of Ferguson librarians could very well collect and push diverse lit harder. Try a display.