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Librarian Preview: Lerner Books (Fall 2011)

InvestigatingMatter

I like a lot of things about Lerner, but probably what I like the most is the fact that they’ve managed to transition from rote titles that are of primary use in schoolrooms to publishing of all kinds of books.  Not that they don’t still create useful books for class use, but this preview should [...]

Librarian Preview: Albert Whitman and Company (Fall 2011)

BacktoSchool

Prior to my babyfied state I met with two publishers who gave me the rundown on their upcoming seasons.  Not knowing when I’d get to their previews I had the vague hope that I’d be able to do so before their books came out (Fall 2011).  Fortunately, sometimes life works out just the way you’d [...]

Video Sunday: The singer would be significantly less weird looking if he had eyebrows, yes?

ScholasticPreview

I’ve been asked in the past why it is that I don’t write up the online librarian previews by folks like those at Scholastic.  The reason is simple.  I figure that if you have access to the online previews you don’t need a recap from someone like me.  You can see them for yourself!  That [...]

Librarian Preview: Candlewick, Brilliance Audio, Harper Collins, HMH, Scholastic, Sourcebooks, & Sterling (Fall 2011)

badisland

Heh heh.  You know when I said I’d write up the Day of Dialog librarian previews that I saw?  Well, I wasn’t kidding.  In fact, I’ve decided to be extra efficient and just cram the whole lot of them into one big, superlative, overcompensating post.  Before I do, however, I should note that a couple [...]

Librarian Preview: Macmillan (Fall 2011)

12Thingstodo

Saying that one is spoiled in New York City is sort of like saying that water is wet or snow is cold.  There are tradeoffs, of course.  The filth.  The crowds.  The teeny tiny apartments.  But for all of that, you instantly forget your previous discomforts when you get to visit gorgeous landmarks as part [...]

Librarian Preview: Egmont (Summer/Fall 2011)

TristanandIseult

I just searched my archives to see if I ever made a “monted eggs” joke in conjunction with Egmont USA.  To my chagrin, I did that very thing during the last Egmont preview.  Gah.  I hate being so predictable that even I can figure out what old jokes I’ll be pulling out at a given [...]

Librarian Preview: Blue Apple Books (Spring-Fall 2011)

BlueAppleBooks

A publisher is like a delicate cheese. Each one has their own flavor. Their own specific style and substance. After years of watching one publisher or another, you get a sense of what they do and do not like. In some big publishers like Candlewick or Chronicle you detect a kind of personality. Slightly smaller [...]

Librarian Preview: Little Brown and Company (Fall 2011 – Winter 2012)

AllKindsofKisses

Previews, previews!  Lovely little previews! And we find ourselves back at the Yale Club, across the street from Grand Central Station, and a whopping 10 minutes away, on foot, from my library.  There are advantages to living on a tiny island, I tell ya. As per usual, Little Brown pulled out all the stops for [...]

Librarian Preview: Blue Apple Books (Fall 2010)

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Sometimes these previews happen in a large room with a bunch of librarians, and sometimes they’re a little more one-on-one.  So when I was asked whether or not I’d sit down with the folks from Blue Apple Books to hear about their upcoming season I didn’t pay a whole heckuva lot of attention to the [...]