Tuesday, January 29, 2013, 3:00-4:00 PM ET Join Library Journal for its first webcast of the year, featuring publishers Inner Traditions/Bear & Company, Sounds True, New World Library and Beyond Words Publishing. Hear about Spring 2013’s forthcoming titles and stock your collection with books to meet the demand of the growing interests in healthy living, going green, and yoga. Learn about holistic medicine, the bond between mothers and daughters through the years, and wildlife uses. Dive into 2013 refreshed and with your Chakras open and balanced! This archive is no longer available
Tuesday, October 9, 2012, 12:00-1:00 PM ET Join us for our fall graphic novel webcast! You’ll get a sneak peak at some of the great graphic novels hitting the shelves over the next few months and hear tips on how to share the exciting world of graphic novels with your patrons. Random House will discuss their upcoming titles from DC Comics, Del Ray, Archie Comics, and Kodansha: something for everyone. Hear more about Superman trying to get back in touch with the “normal” people, romantic hijinks staged by a devious novelist just so she can write about them, the real story of Steve Jobs’ failings as well as his successes, and what the best stories are from the epic 20-year history of Sonic the Hedgehog, the longest running comics series based on a videogame. And that’s just a few of the titles starring in this webcast. This archive is no longer available.
Tuesday, September 18, 2012, 2:00-3:00 PM ET Get ready to take some notes in your captain’s log during the lineup of fall’s Science Fiction books. Learn about Priestess of the Eggstone: The Fall of the Altairan Empire (Jaleta Clegg) and the race to get the Eggstone back to prevent an outbreak of war. Rob Zeigler’s debut novel Seed takes place in a starving, broken United States where orphans try to reshape the future. Bloodfire Quest: The Dark Legacy of Shannara by Terry Brooks takes place in a dark mirror-world where the barriers are eroding. The second book in the Shannara series focuses on the quest for the missing Elfstones and things aren’t going as planned. Join panelists from JournalStone Publishing, NightShade Books, and Random House as they discuss their exciting forthcoming titles. This archive is no longer available.
Thursday, August 30, 2012, 2:00-3:00 PM ETJudging from current trends in mystery and suspense, no place in the world is safe from crime. Mysteries span the globe from Scandinavia to India, new series dive into the near and distant past, police procedurals still walk their beat, political thrillers hit the campaign trail, and cozies continue to puzzle and comfort. The archive is no longer available.
Thursday, August 23, 2012, 3:00-4:00 PM ET Francine Rivers, Catherine Marshall, and Janette Oke have excellent company! We all know and love these classic Christian Fiction authors, but joining their ranks are some talented and impressive writers. Whether they are expanding into the medical crime genre like Jordyn Redwood’s Proof, or writing an action-packed cross-cultural romance like Elizabeth Musser’s Two Destinies, or even continuing the Amish family drama tradition like Cindy Woodsmall’s new A Season for Tending, readers have so many inspirational titles to choose from. The archive is no longer available.
Thursday, May 24, 2012, 2:00-3:00 PM ET Business books are always useful, guiding readers in times of boom and bust. Whether they describe a way in which our culture works (Rob Salkowitz’s Comic-Con and the Business of Pop Culture: What the World’s Wildest Trade Show Can Tell Us About the Future of Entertainment) or show readers how to tap into it (Grant McCracken’s Culturematic), whether they offer a guide to finding success in business (Ken Segall’s Insanely Simple: The Obsession that Drives Apple’s Success) or to wrestling your life back from it (Leslie A. Perlow’s Sleeping with Your Smartphone), these titles will appeal to a broad array of patrons. This webcast gives participants a great opportunity to glimpse some next season’s most compelling business titles for a general readership. Representatives from Harvard Business Review Press, Plata, McGraw Hill, and Portfolio will talk about their forthcoming titles, moderated by LJ‘s business and economics editor, Molly McArdle.
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Thursday, May 10, 2012, 3:00 PM ET There’s more to Christian fiction than “gentle reads”, which explains its expanding appeal to a more sophisticated and demographically diverse readership. Join us on May 10 for our Spring 2012 Christian Fiction webcast. We’ll be talking about the latest and upcoming titles, the ones you’ll need to know about.
We will be joined by WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group, Zondervan, Baker Publishing Group, and Abingdon Press, who will tell us about some of their exciting titles coming up. Don’t miss it—it’s not just Catherine Marshall’s Christy anymore!
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Tuesday, April 24, 2012, 3:00 PM ET As the nation’s diet—and its consequences—has become an increasingly common topic of conversation, commonsensical truths—from the social benefits of a shared family meal to the health boost that home cooked, unprocessed foods provide—have gained new advocates. What a better way to tap into these benefits than by cracking open some of these forthcoming spring cooking titles and preparing a delicious meal to share with friends or family. Tackle some of the basics with the Great Meat Cook Book and Bake: the Essential Companion, discover new favorites with Mediterranean Slow Cooker and Ride or Fry: The Dante Fried Chicken Experience, and finally master that pad thai recipe with Easy Thai Cooking. To learn how to do the Mexican basics with a new flair, check out Tacos, Tortas and Tamales: The New Flavors of Mexican Street Food. Bon appetit! This archive is no longer available.
Tuesday, April 10, 2012, 3:00PM ET Pulitzer Prize winner Richard Ford’s Canada, his first novel in six years. Chelsea Cain’s Kill You Twice, next in the New York Times best-selling Archie Sheridan series. The Red House, a new novel of family rapprochement from Mark Haddon, author of the Whitbread/Commonwealth prize winner The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time. And award-winning broadcast journalist Lynn Sherr’s Swim: Why We Love the Water. These are some of the spring/summer season’s hottest titles, and they’ll be featured with other big titles on LJ’s April 10 webcast, Spring Adult Book Buzz. Arm yourself with suggestions for vacation reading by joining us as sponsors Harper Collins, Macmillan Library Marketing, Perseus, and Random House share their top picks. This archive is no longer available.
Thursday, March 22, 2012, 3:00 PM ET While library budgets remain tight and the rise of ebooks have flattened print book circulation, Library Journal’s recently published 2012 Book Buying Survey also finds that mysteries still rule supreme in public libraries. In fiction circulation, the genre leads the pack by a whopping 97 percent, a reflection of readers opting to escape a rough economy and worse politics. Some mystery buffs choose the comfort of cozies or traditional Golden Age mysteries; others prefer to do a little time traveling with historicals. Then there are those readers who enjoy exploring the world with police procedurals and espionage thrillers set in exotic locales; other adventurous fans like a bit of the paranormal mixed in with their crime fiction. Whatever their literary tastes, these mystery lovers will be coming to you for the latest titles by their favorite authors and new discoveries by rising stars.To find the right books that will help your library patrons escape their worries for a while, join us for this webcast presentation in which our four featured publishers will share their hottest spring mysteries. This archive is no longer available.