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
PUBLISHING CRUSH OF THE WEEK For bringing libraries the popular ebooks of best-selling self-published author Hugh Howey (Silo Saga), I rain down my love on Cloud publishing partner NLA Digital. Howey’s first full-length story cycle since Wool, etc., is Sand, and it’s a Top New Release for 6/9/14-6/13/14.
A few things I learned from this grouping of titles, which were published originally a few years ago but have never been made available to libraries until now:
Howey intermingles elements of horror and sci-fi in a traditional story line in The Hurricane (the Goodreads reviews are fascinating).
Young adults can sample Howey’s plotting and command of genre tropes with Half Way Home, about kids who wake up on a distant planet.
He’s clearly obsessed with outsiders, which is all good.
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PUBLISHING CRUSH OF THE WEEK For bringing libraries the popular ebooks of best-selling self-published author Hugh Howey (Silo Saga), I rain down my love on Cloud publishing partner NLA Digital. Howey’s first full-length story cycle since Wool, etc., is Sand, and it’s a Top New Release for 6/9/14-6/13/14.
A few things I learned from this grouping of titles, which were published originally a few years ago but have never been made available to libraries until now:
Howey intermingles elements of horror and sci-fi in a traditional story line in The Hurricane (the Goodreads reviews are fascinating).
Young adults can sample Howey’s plotting and command of genre tropes with Half Way Home, about kids who wake up on a distant planet.
He’s clearly obsessed with outsiders, which is all good.
Zoom Info
PUBLISHING CRUSH OF THE WEEK For bringing libraries the popular ebooks of best-selling self-published author Hugh Howey (Silo Saga), I rain down my love on Cloud publishing partner NLA Digital. Howey’s first full-length story cycle since Wool, etc., is Sand, and it’s a Top New Release for 6/9/14-6/13/14.
A few things I learned from this grouping of titles, which were published originally a few years ago but have never been made available to libraries until now:
Howey intermingles elements of horror and sci-fi in a traditional story line in The Hurricane (the Goodreads reviews are fascinating).
Young adults can sample Howey’s plotting and command of genre tropes with Half Way Home, about kids who wake up on a distant planet.
He’s clearly obsessed with outsiders, which is all good.
Zoom Info
PUBLISHING CRUSH OF THE WEEK For bringing libraries the popular ebooks of best-selling self-published author Hugh Howey (Silo Saga), I rain down my love on Cloud publishing partner NLA Digital. Howey’s first full-length story cycle since Wool, etc., is Sand, and it’s a Top New Release for 6/9/14-6/13/14.
A few things I learned from this grouping of titles, which were published originally a few years ago but have never been made available to libraries until now:
Howey intermingles elements of horror and sci-fi in a traditional story line in The Hurricane (the Goodreads reviews are fascinating).
Young adults can sample Howey’s plotting and command of genre tropes with Half Way Home, about kids who wake up on a distant planet.
He’s clearly obsessed with outsiders, which is all good.
Zoom Info

PUBLISHING CRUSH OF THE WEEK For bringing libraries the popular ebooks of best-selling self-published author Hugh Howey (Silo Saga), I rain down my love on Cloud publishing partner NLA Digital. Howey’s first full-length story cycle since Wool, etc., is Sand, and it’s a Top New Release for 6/9/14-6/13/14.

A few things I learned from this grouping of titles, which were published originally a few years ago but have never been made available to libraries until now:

Aceness Alert

KEY BACKLIST Little did I know that Cloud publishing partner Chronicle Books has an attractive selection of crime and mystery novels that perform well in ebook format. Take Nadia Gordon’s Sunny McCoskey Napa Valley mysteries or Kirk Russell’s John Marquez Crime novels. Austin Davis’s Shoveling Smoke, part of the City Parker Crime series, is available only as an ebook and is a best seller for Chronicle’s adult fiction ebook list.
Here’s Publishers Weekly on Shoveling Smoke (2012):

"Davis uses his quirky characters to capture the seat-of-the-pants flavor of law in a Texas backwater, and the charming but somewhat kinky romance between Parker and Dean works as a nice counterpoint to the legal shenanigans. The going’s a little rough in spots, but Parker is an engaging protagonist whose humor and savvy easily carry the inaugural volume of this promising series."

All three series were reviewed favorably upon their original publication two to ten years ago and would make excellent summer reads.
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KEY BACKLIST Little did I know that Cloud publishing partner Chronicle Books has an attractive selection of crime and mystery novels that perform well in ebook format. Take Nadia Gordon’s Sunny McCoskey Napa Valley mysteries or Kirk Russell’s John Marquez Crime novels. Austin Davis’s Shoveling Smoke, part of the City Parker Crime series, is available only as an ebook and is a best seller for Chronicle’s adult fiction ebook list.
Here’s Publishers Weekly on Shoveling Smoke (2012):

"Davis uses his quirky characters to capture the seat-of-the-pants flavor of law in a Texas backwater, and the charming but somewhat kinky romance between Parker and Dean works as a nice counterpoint to the legal shenanigans. The going’s a little rough in spots, but Parker is an engaging protagonist whose humor and savvy easily carry the inaugural volume of this promising series."

All three series were reviewed favorably upon their original publication two to ten years ago and would make excellent summer reads.
Zoom Info
KEY BACKLIST Little did I know that Cloud publishing partner Chronicle Books has an attractive selection of crime and mystery novels that perform well in ebook format. Take Nadia Gordon’s Sunny McCoskey Napa Valley mysteries or Kirk Russell’s John Marquez Crime novels. Austin Davis’s Shoveling Smoke, part of the City Parker Crime series, is available only as an ebook and is a best seller for Chronicle’s adult fiction ebook list.
Here’s Publishers Weekly on Shoveling Smoke (2012):

"Davis uses his quirky characters to capture the seat-of-the-pants flavor of law in a Texas backwater, and the charming but somewhat kinky romance between Parker and Dean works as a nice counterpoint to the legal shenanigans. The going’s a little rough in spots, but Parker is an engaging protagonist whose humor and savvy easily carry the inaugural volume of this promising series."

All three series were reviewed favorably upon their original publication two to ten years ago and would make excellent summer reads.
Zoom Info
KEY BACKLIST Little did I know that Cloud publishing partner Chronicle Books has an attractive selection of crime and mystery novels that perform well in ebook format. Take Nadia Gordon’s Sunny McCoskey Napa Valley mysteries or Kirk Russell’s John Marquez Crime novels. Austin Davis’s Shoveling Smoke, part of the City Parker Crime series, is available only as an ebook and is a best seller for Chronicle’s adult fiction ebook list.
Here’s Publishers Weekly on Shoveling Smoke (2012):

"Davis uses his quirky characters to capture the seat-of-the-pants flavor of law in a Texas backwater, and the charming but somewhat kinky romance between Parker and Dean works as a nice counterpoint to the legal shenanigans. The going’s a little rough in spots, but Parker is an engaging protagonist whose humor and savvy easily carry the inaugural volume of this promising series."

All three series were reviewed favorably upon their original publication two to ten years ago and would make excellent summer reads.
Zoom Info

KEY BACKLIST Little did I know that Cloud publishing partner Chronicle Books has an attractive selection of crime and mystery novels that perform well in ebook format. Take Nadia Gordon’s Sunny McCoskey Napa Valley mysteries or Kirk Russell’s John Marquez Crime novels. Austin Davis’s Shoveling Smoke, part of the City Parker Crime series, is available only as an ebook and is a best seller for Chronicle’s adult fiction ebook list.

Here’s Publishers Weekly on Shoveling Smoke (2012):

"Davis uses his quirky characters to capture the seat-of-the-pants flavor of law in a Texas backwater, and the charming but somewhat kinky romance between Parker and Dean works as a nice counterpoint to the legal shenanigans. The going’s a little rough in spots, but Parker is an engaging protagonist whose humor and savvy easily carry the inaugural volume of this promising series."

All three series were reviewed favorably upon their original publication two to ten years ago and would make excellent summer reads.

"Teens and adults alike are drawn to John Green’s earnest portrayal of the angst of young love. Readers connect with his self-aware characters and enjoy their witty dialogue. They appreciate his emotionally intense stories with their bittersweet endings."



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Librarian Molly Wetta on what the press means when they use (maybe too liberally) the words John Green. For my money, Wetta’s is the best piece of readers’ advisory on The Fault Is in Our Stars (now a hit movie).

Whether you’re sick of hearing about TFIOS or not, you cannot deny it’s a ridiculously popular book. So line up some rewarding, relevant novels to feed the heads of your most voracious nerd fighters.

(Now in CAT, I might add. Hat tip to Molly and Kelly Jensen.)



Today, we’re pleased to announce the arrival of two major publishers for our Canadian business: Penguin Canada and Scholastic Canada.
Core Backlist for the latter is loaded in CAT (see French and English selections); the former TK!
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Today, we’re pleased to announce the arrival of two major publishers for our Canadian business: Penguin Canada and Scholastic Canada.
Core Backlist for the latter is loaded in CAT (see French and English selections); the former TK!
Zoom Info
Today, we’re pleased to announce the arrival of two major publishers for our Canadian business: Penguin Canada and Scholastic Canada.
Core Backlist for the latter is loaded in CAT (see French and English selections); the former TK!
Zoom Info
Today, we’re pleased to announce the arrival of two major publishers for our Canadian business: Penguin Canada and Scholastic Canada.
Core Backlist for the latter is loaded in CAT (see French and English selections); the former TK!
Zoom Info

Today, we’re pleased to announce the arrival of two major publishers for our Canadian business: Penguin Canada and Scholastic Canada.

Core Backlist for the latter is loaded in CAT (see French and English selections); the former TK!