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
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.

"Poetry is the dark side of the moon. It’s up there, and you can see the front of it. But what it is isn’t what you’re looking at. It’s behind what you’re looking at."



- America’s new poet laureate, Charles Wright, speaking humbly to The New York Times



Discovery takes on a whole new level of fun when books this good turn up in the metadata. World Cup fans are too busy watching and debating matches to read about the beautiful game, but market these new releases and classics recommended by The New York Times later to take their edge of their depression:
Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s I Am Zlaltan: My Story On and Off the Field (Random House)
Eduardo Sacheri’s Papers in the Wind (Other Press)
Franklin Foer’s How Soccer Explains the World: An Unlikely Theory of Globalization (HarperCollins)
Sid Lowe’s Fear and Loathing in La Liga: Barcelona, Real Madrid, and The World’s Greatest Sports Rivalry (Nation Books)
David Peace’s Red or Dead (Melville House)
Eduardo Galeano’s Soccer in the Sun and Shadow (Open Road Media)
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Discovery takes on a whole new level of fun when books this good turn up in the metadata. World Cup fans are too busy watching and debating matches to read about the beautiful game, but market these new releases and classics recommended by The New York Times later to take their edge of their depression:
Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s I Am Zlaltan: My Story On and Off the Field (Random House)
Eduardo Sacheri’s Papers in the Wind (Other Press)
Franklin Foer’s How Soccer Explains the World: An Unlikely Theory of Globalization (HarperCollins)
Sid Lowe’s Fear and Loathing in La Liga: Barcelona, Real Madrid, and The World’s Greatest Sports Rivalry (Nation Books)
David Peace’s Red or Dead (Melville House)
Eduardo Galeano’s Soccer in the Sun and Shadow (Open Road Media)
Zoom Info
Discovery takes on a whole new level of fun when books this good turn up in the metadata. World Cup fans are too busy watching and debating matches to read about the beautiful game, but market these new releases and classics recommended by The New York Times later to take their edge of their depression:
Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s I Am Zlaltan: My Story On and Off the Field (Random House)
Eduardo Sacheri’s Papers in the Wind (Other Press)
Franklin Foer’s How Soccer Explains the World: An Unlikely Theory of Globalization (HarperCollins)
Sid Lowe’s Fear and Loathing in La Liga: Barcelona, Real Madrid, and The World’s Greatest Sports Rivalry (Nation Books)
David Peace’s Red or Dead (Melville House)
Eduardo Galeano’s Soccer in the Sun and Shadow (Open Road Media)
Zoom Info
Discovery takes on a whole new level of fun when books this good turn up in the metadata. World Cup fans are too busy watching and debating matches to read about the beautiful game, but market these new releases and classics recommended by The New York Times later to take their edge of their depression:
Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s I Am Zlaltan: My Story On and Off the Field (Random House)
Eduardo Sacheri’s Papers in the Wind (Other Press)
Franklin Foer’s How Soccer Explains the World: An Unlikely Theory of Globalization (HarperCollins)
Sid Lowe’s Fear and Loathing in La Liga: Barcelona, Real Madrid, and The World’s Greatest Sports Rivalry (Nation Books)
David Peace’s Red or Dead (Melville House)
Eduardo Galeano’s Soccer in the Sun and Shadow (Open Road Media)
Zoom Info
Discovery takes on a whole new level of fun when books this good turn up in the metadata. World Cup fans are too busy watching and debating matches to read about the beautiful game, but market these new releases and classics recommended by The New York Times later to take their edge of their depression:
Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s I Am Zlaltan: My Story On and Off the Field (Random House)
Eduardo Sacheri’s Papers in the Wind (Other Press)
Franklin Foer’s How Soccer Explains the World: An Unlikely Theory of Globalization (HarperCollins)
Sid Lowe’s Fear and Loathing in La Liga: Barcelona, Real Madrid, and The World’s Greatest Sports Rivalry (Nation Books)
David Peace’s Red or Dead (Melville House)
Eduardo Galeano’s Soccer in the Sun and Shadow (Open Road Media)
Zoom Info
Discovery takes on a whole new level of fun when books this good turn up in the metadata. World Cup fans are too busy watching and debating matches to read about the beautiful game, but market these new releases and classics recommended by The New York Times later to take their edge of their depression:
Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s I Am Zlaltan: My Story On and Off the Field (Random House)
Eduardo Sacheri’s Papers in the Wind (Other Press)
Franklin Foer’s How Soccer Explains the World: An Unlikely Theory of Globalization (HarperCollins)
Sid Lowe’s Fear and Loathing in La Liga: Barcelona, Real Madrid, and The World’s Greatest Sports Rivalry (Nation Books)
David Peace’s Red or Dead (Melville House)
Eduardo Galeano’s Soccer in the Sun and Shadow (Open Road Media)
Zoom Info

Discovery takes on a whole new level of fun when books this good turn up in the metadata. World Cup fans are too busy watching and debating matches to read about the beautiful game, but market these new releases and classics recommended by The New York Times later to take their edge of their depression:

Because YA Is, Like, So Irrelevant

Key paragraph:

"Sugg’s first novel, Girl Online, is ‘a modern-day Notting Hill for teens,’ according to Penguin, in which ‘an ordinary 15-year-old girl’s relationship with an American pop star goes viral as her anonymous blog is exposed to the world’...”