Written by: Bailey Davis, Publisher Engagement Manager(@baileydavis26) Not all publishers are the same, nor are the means for getting their books to market in the most efficient and cost effective ways. As with most businesses
that require some type of order fulfillment, when it comes to getting your book products to market, you need to match with a distribution method that
best fits your business model.
If you are a true booklover you have most likely dreamt about opening your own independent bookstore. You’ve sifted through a list of book puns to pick
out the perfect store name and you can envision your unique window display that is sure to catch everyone’s attention. So, what is stopping you from
making this dream a reality?
Leadership, loyalty, and change are at the heart of author Stephen Davenport's upcoming novel, Saving Miss Oliver's, which takes place in an all-girls
school. Emotionally charged, and politically fraught, the novel also contains valuable content for aspiring leaders who want to overcome resistance
to change. We asked Stephen to share his perspective and inspiration on this aspect of the book.
Ann Cox, MLS, Collection Development Librarian Are you caught up in The Great American Read fever yet? It seems that no matter where I look, everyone has an opinion on the 100 books that
made the list, let alone what book should be the top pick for America’s favorite fiction title. (Sorry, nonfiction fans: they weren’t considered for
this list.) Kicking off on May 22, the eight-part PBS series will include interviews with authors, celebrities, notable Americans, and regular book
lovers across the country, all advocating for their favorite book. Themed episodes explore the concepts behind the books, how readers are affected
by these stories, and what their status in the American psyche says about us as a diverse nation with a shared human experience. Voting will take place
throughout the summer and fall, leading up to the final episode to reveal the results of nationwide voting and crown America’s best-loved novel.
There’s an online audience for every book. That’s a nice thought, right? If only connecting those booklovers with your content, the content they want and
may not yet be aware of, was as simple as knowing they exist.
Becky Walton, Collection Development Librarian BABY TEETH Zoje Stage’s first adult novel, is about a wicked seven-year-old girl named Hanna who
really has it in for her mother, Suzette. You see, if Suzette were out of the picture, Hanna would have her dad, Alex, all to herself. As early as
page one, the reader gets a sense of how Hanna feels about her mom and dad, and soon it’s revealed that Hanna wants to kill her mother!
by Jill Andreasen and Wendy Rancier, Collection Development Librarians It’s clear that authors, artists, and creators in the children’s publishing world feel a responsibility, an urgency, to raise a level of empathy and
awareness in the newest generation around many issues our country is facing. In 2018, many are highlighting the plight of refugees and immigrants including those fleeing
war, persecution, or poverty.