September 22, 2014

Fall Mystery Announcements

LJ 2013 Fall Mystery Header 550x196 Fall Mystery AnnouncementsSPONSORED BY: Severn House, Midnight Ink, Five Star, and Library Journal

EVENT TIME AND DATE:  Tuesday, August 27, 2013, 3:00-4:00 PM ET/12:00 AM – 1:00 PM PT

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In a brief survey of 232 public libraries conducted by Library Journal, 55% of respondents reported that Mystery continues to be the most popular genre in terms of circulation. The survey also found that in print fiction collections, 24.1% of materials are mysteries.

Join LJ Mystery columnist Teresa Jacobsen for this free webcast and get a preview of the latest titles from Severn House, Midnight Ink, and Five Star, all sure to quicken your patrons’ pulses! You’ll find yourself taking notes on which audiobooks and books to match up with the mystery lovers who lurk in both your physical and virtual stacks.

Panelists
Edwin Buckhalter
- Chairman – Severn House Publishers

Edwin Buckhalter is Chairman of Severn House, a company he founded in 1974. Its emphasis on the public library market comes from his teenage experience of writing out orders from the libraries for his father’s small chain of bookstores – no computers or electronic ordering in those days – and learning everything he could about the importance of service in library supply. And he still reckons he can pack a carton of books better than anyone in the office. Severn House are proud to be one of ALA’s Library Champions donors.

Kate Lyall Grant

Kate Lyall Grant is Publisher at Severn House, responsible for a list of 144 titles a year, focusing on mysteries, thrillers, women’s fiction and horror.  Before joining Severn House in 2010, she was a senior commissioning editor at Hodder & Stoughton and, most recently, Simon & Schuster UK.

Terri Bischoff- Acquisitions Editor, Midnight Ink Books

Terri Bischoff joined Midnight Ink as an Acquiring Editor in October 2009.   Terri has a wealth of experience and knowledge in both mysteries and in bookselling, having  been involved for 17 years in all areas of bookstore operations, particularly as book buyer and reviewer.  She has worked at Kramer Books in Washington, DC, and more recently, Terri owned and operated  Booked For Murder Mystery Bookstore in Madison, Wisconsin.

Tiffany Schofield- Acquisitions Editor, Five Star

Tiffany Schofield has been with Cengage Learning for 13 years.  Her passion is all things Five Star – and she thanks all the authors who have made Five Star Publishing, part of Cengage Learning, their home! Tiffany is happy to have changed careers many years ago from cosmetology to publishing – going from “looks” to “books.”

Moderator
Teresa Jacobsen
- Mystery Columnist, Library Journal

Teresa L. Jacobsen, retired librarian, was a training coordinator for Solano County Library, and previous to that, a fiction evaluator/ reference librarian for Santa Monica Public Library. She has written occasional feature articles for LJ and reviewed fiction regularly since 2004. She is an unabashed mystery fan who enjoys bringing new readers into the fold.

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