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

Farewell, Beloved Book Blogger

One of my favorites is bowing out. Hot damn, did she know how to curse in criticism. And she broke down the rock ‘n roll novel.

These and other best sellers from Macmillan will be available to 3M Cloud Library customers very soon *watches ONIX feed like a hawk*
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These and other best sellers from Macmillan will be available to 3M Cloud Library customers very soon *watches ONIX feed like a hawk*
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These and other best sellers from Macmillan will be available to 3M Cloud Library customers very soon *watches ONIX feed like a hawk*
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These and other best sellers from Macmillan will be available to 3M Cloud Library customers very soon *watches ONIX feed like a hawk*
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These and other best sellers from Macmillan will be available to 3M Cloud Library customers very soon *watches ONIX feed like a hawk*

"Macmillan Publishers will be adding its full collection of frontlist ebooks to their public library e-lending pilot. It is the first time the company has made its catalog of ebooks published in the last twelve months available for lending in libraries."



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Yes, you read that press release correctly: Cloud publishing partner Macmillan has officially exited its backlist pilot and will sell all frontlist to public libraries, barring consortia and K-12 and academic libraries (they have a separate contract to address K-12 content, which 3M does not currently support).

Details at InfoDocket, though in brief it means the new Rainbow Rowell in your collections very soon! 



TOP OF THE TBR PILE Cloud publishing partner Harlequin is building on the success of last fall’s literary fiction best seller The Returned by Jason Mott (read our scintillating interview with him). How so, you ask? See Mary Kubica’s accomplished-to-the-nines debut, The Good Girl, which has garnered rave reviews in the trades.
Quoth Publishers Weekly:

"Almost nothing turns out as expected, which, along with the novel’s structure and deep Midwestern roots, will encourage comparisons to Gone Girl. Unlike that dazzling duel between what prove to be a pair of sociopaths, this Girl has heart—which makes it all the more devastating when the author breaks it.”

Young adult fiction fans hungry for one doozy of a summer read should not miss Adi Alsaid’s Alaska-set first novel, Let’s Get Lost. It’s a story that absolutely enchanted School Library Journal:

"Reminiscent of John Green’s Paper Towns and road trip novels that feature a teen paving the way to adulthood, Alsaid’s debut is a gem among contemporary YA novels.”

I’m requesting both for my pleasure reading, which I’ve put a nice dent in lately with 14-hour flights to Asia.
P.S. MTV will be airing the book trailer for Let’s Get Lost.
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TOP OF THE TBR PILE Cloud publishing partner Harlequin is building on the success of last fall’s literary fiction best seller The Returned by Jason Mott (read our scintillating interview with him). How so, you ask? See Mary Kubica’s accomplished-to-the-nines debut, The Good Girl, which has garnered rave reviews in the trades.
Quoth Publishers Weekly:

"Almost nothing turns out as expected, which, along with the novel’s structure and deep Midwestern roots, will encourage comparisons to Gone Girl. Unlike that dazzling duel between what prove to be a pair of sociopaths, this Girl has heart—which makes it all the more devastating when the author breaks it.”

Young adult fiction fans hungry for one doozy of a summer read should not miss Adi Alsaid’s Alaska-set first novel, Let’s Get Lost. It’s a story that absolutely enchanted School Library Journal:

"Reminiscent of John Green’s Paper Towns and road trip novels that feature a teen paving the way to adulthood, Alsaid’s debut is a gem among contemporary YA novels.”

I’m requesting both for my pleasure reading, which I’ve put a nice dent in lately with 14-hour flights to Asia.
P.S. MTV will be airing the book trailer for Let’s Get Lost.
Zoom Info

TOP OF THE TBR PILE Cloud publishing partner Harlequin is building on the success of last fall’s literary fiction best seller The Returned by Jason Mott (read our scintillating interview with him). How so, you ask? See Mary Kubica’s accomplished-to-the-nines debut, The Good Girl, which has garnered rave reviews in the trades.

Quoth Publishers Weekly:

"Almost nothing turns out as expected, which, along with the novel’s structure and deep Midwestern roots, will encourage comparisons to Gone Girl. Unlike that dazzling duel between what prove to be a pair of sociopaths, this Girl has heart—which makes it all the more devastating when the author breaks it.”

Young adult fiction fans hungry for one doozy of a summer read should not miss Adi Alsaid’s Alaska-set first novel, Let’s Get Lost. It’s a story that absolutely enchanted School Library Journal:

"Reminiscent of John Green’s Paper Towns and road trip novels that feature a teen paving the way to adulthood, Alsaid’s debut is a gem among contemporary YA novels.”

I’m requesting both for my pleasure reading, which I’ve put a nice dent in lately with 14-hour flights to Asia.

P.S. MTV will be airing the book trailer for Let’s Get Lost.

Up from 76% in 2012

I very much like this quote from Ann Joslin, President of the Chief Officers of State Library Agencies:

“Creating is becoming a new digital competency.”