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THE BOOKS YOUR COLLEAGUES ARE TALKING ABOUT

Posted By Nicki Leone, 2 hours ago

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Submitted this week on Edelweiss+ using the "send to SIBA" option. Thanks to Avid Bookshop, Bookmarks,The Bookshelf, Fiction Addiction, Firestorm Books, Flyleaf Books, Fountain Bookstore, Inkwood Books, Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe, McIntyre's Books, One More Page Books, and Read It Again.

9781250175731 The Darkest Star 10/30/2018
"No one delivers angsty alien, swoon worthy romance like Armentrout!"

9780316415811 An Almost Perfect Christmas 11/6/2018
"This book reminded me, in the best way possible, of reading my mom's Erma Bombeck books, but with a hilarious, British Christmas setting."

9781250144546 The Gilded Wolves 1/15/2019
"Roshani Chokshi’s ability to undercut extremely dark and emotional scenes with glorious humor rivals that of even the best writers at Marvel!"

9780451493026 Black Is the Body 2/19/2019
"Bernard's essays are infections jolts of insight."

9781984883261 The River 5/14/2019
"Take a pinch of James Dickey, add a spoonful of Norman MacClean. Stir well, then take outside and bake in a flashover fire. Top it off with a dollop of an ending that will tear you up inside and you have a mighty tasty novel that you will not be able to put down.."

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THE BOOKS YOUR COLLEAGUES ARE TALKING ABOUT

Posted By Nicki Leone, Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Edelweiss+THE BOOKS YOUR COLLEAGUES ARE TALKING ABOUT

Submitted this week on Edelweiss+ using the "send to SIBA" option. Thanks to Avid Bookshop, Bookmiser, Fiction Addiction, Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe, and The Country Bookshop.

9781682630730 Hansel & Gretel 10/1/2019
"the cathartic retelling of a classic fairytale I needed...Bethan has slyly done a service to the next generation of Hansels, Gretels, and witches."

9780143133025 I Think, Therefore I Draw 10/30/2018
"for English majors and anyone in favor of smirk inducing humor."

9780525554158 Animalphabet 10/30/2018
"a beautiful die cut format of graduated animals and insects. Each page will keep your attention and astound the reader."

9781524747060 The April 3rd Incident 11/13/2018
"These short stories are weird in the best way"

9780062875464 The Night Agent 1/15/2019
"This is literally a stay-up late, can't put it down action thriller.."

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THE BOOKS YOUR COLLEAGUES ARE TALKING ABOUT

Posted By Nicki Leone, Thursday, September 27, 2018

Edelweiss+THE BOOKS YOUR COLLEAGUES ARE TALKING ABOUT

Submitted this week on Edelweiss+ using the "send to SIBA" option. Thanks to Avid Bookshop, Bookmiser, Fiction Addiction, Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe, and The Country Bookshop.

9781524798628 Daisy Jones & The Six 3/5/2019
"This is a 24 hour freight train of a book that I couldn't put down."

9781250307460 The Beast Player 3/26/2019
"Not since LeGuin's A WIZARD OF EARTHSEA or the Harry Potter series have I felt so wonderfully immersed in a fantasy novel."

9780062388209 The Other Miss Bridgerton 11/20/2018
"Eloisa James hasn't written a bad book. They are all excellent and this one is no exception."

9780525577942 The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein 9/25/2018
"sure to put a creepy cold chill into the heart of every reader"

9780393652369 Essential Essays 8/28/2018
"This is a book to give to anyone - young or old - who wants to deepen their experience of meaning."

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THE BOOKS YOUR COLLEAGUES ARE TALKING ABOUT

Posted By Nicki Leone, Tuesday, September 11, 2018

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Submitted this week on Edelweiss+ using the "send to SIBA" option. Thanks to Avid Bookshop, Book No Further, Bookmiser, Fiction Addiction, Flyleaf Books, Intinerant Literate, Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe, McIntyre's Fine Books, Octavia Books, Page and Palette, Parnassus Books, Square Books, The Country Bookshop, and Writers Block Bookstore.

9781524765859 Little Taco Truck 4/2/2019
"Who doesn't love food trucks, and especially a taco truck."

9781250297150 Cape May 4/30/2019
"This novel is juicy, sharp, and soaked in gin."

9781101919095 Sir Simon: Super Scarer 9/4/2018
"hilarious, sweet, and wholly original. I ended up getting a copy for myself (and I don't even have kids")

9780062684875 Blackfish City 10/2/2018
"a cast of engaging and diverse point of view characters, an intriguing plot, incredible worldbuilding, and beautiful prose. Plus, AN ORCAMANCER AND A POLAR BEAR"

9781628729832 The Accident on the A35 10/30/2018
"the the type of quietly satisfying novel that I find myself gladly responding to these days"

9781643130583 A Friend is a Gift You Give Yourself 3/5/2019
"Yowza, did I just maybe read a future crime fiction classic?"

9781250191793 Boomer1 9/18/2018
"chronicles the frustration of a generation looking for work, meaning in purpose in a crowded world. Obsessive, Darkly hilarious, and though provoking"

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THE BOOKS YOUR COLLEAGUES ARE TALKING ABOUT

Posted By Nicki Leone, Wednesday, August 29, 2018

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Submitted this week on Edelweiss+ using the "send to SIBA" option. Thanks to Avid Bookshop, Bookmiser, Fiction Addiction, Fountain Bookstore, Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe, McIntyre's Fine Books, Octavia Books, Page 158 Books, Parnassus Books, Sunrise Books, and The Country Bookshop.

9781250020666 Rush 8/21/2018
"Intriguing, gut-wrenching and full of friendship, heartache and questions of character. A much needed escapist read."

9781335652928 The Boy at the Keyhole 9/4/2018
"The ending caught me totally by surprise and I am still trying to come to terms with what happened"

9780802128782 Virgil Wander 10/2/2018
"comforting with out any saccharine sweetness and with just the right about of dry wit."

9780062856395 Wrecked 10/9/2018
"Ide's combination of comedy and action packed, Hood detective vibes make for a great time (well, for us, maybe not for him)!"

9781501171956 Melmoth 10/16/2018
"So delicious you could have it for dinner!"

9780062843302 Congratulations, Who Are You Again? 11/6/2018
"I promise to be kinder to touring authors forevermore!"

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THE BOOKS YOUR COLLEAGUES ARE TALKING ABOUT

Posted By Nicki Leone, Tuesday, August 21, 2018

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Submitted this week on Edelweiss+ using the "send to SIBA" option. Thanks to Avid Bookshop, Bookmiser, Fountain Bookstore, Page & Palette, Page 158 Books, Read It Agains, Square Books,The Bookshelf in Thomasville, and The Country Bookshop.

9781944145200 Street Freaks 10/2/2018
"an action-packed story that melds The Fast and the Furious with science fiction."

9781641290111 An Elderly Lady Is Up to No Good 10/2/2018
"Talk about a gateway drug! This potent collection of short stories about an little old lady murderer [introduces] the most charming serial killer since Dexter."

9781631494703 Joy Enough 1/15/2019
"one sentence had me laughing out loud in my living room, and the next had me welling up with tears."

9780525654674 The Weight of a Piano 1/22/2019
"a mesmerizing tale of the human connections and the piano thattruly did weigh on their lives "

9781501171956 Alice's Island 4/16/2019
"This is not your run of the mill dead-husband-wasn't-supposed-to-be-there type of story!"

9780062803467 Summer of a Thousand Pies 4/16/2019
"tugs on your heartstrings without ever falling into saccharine, and it packs an emotional punch that's resolved with humor and hope."

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THE BOOKS YOUR COLLEAGUES ARE TALKING ABOUT

Posted By Nicki Leone, Tuesday, August 14, 2018

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Submitted this week on Edelweiss+ using the "send to SIBA" option. Thanks to Avid Bookshop, Bookmiser, E. Shaver Bookseller, Fiction Addiction, Flyleaf Books, Fountain Bookstore, Garden Disctrict Bookshop, Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe, McIntyre's Fine Books, Page 158 Books, Parnassus Books, The Story Shop, Underground Books.

9781616203733 A Room Away From the Wolves 9/4/2018
"Catherine House is a place for girls who need to escape, but the house holds it's own dark secrets. Haunted, dark, lovely magical realism!"

9780374307066 The Boneless Mercies 10/2/2018
"Folklore, mythology, monsters and kick ass females light up the page, and it's so much more than just a genderbending Beowulf."

9781945814617 White Dancing Elephants 10/9/2018
"explores issues of immigration, religion, and feminism, but what it does best it let you peer inside each woman's soul."

9780062856395 Melmoth 10/16/2018
"This novel sucks you in like a Twilight Zone episode "

9780525534327 Little 10/23/2018
"My page turning reached such zealous energy that I was able to heat my house for the hours it took me to read it.."

9780811228190 Unclay 11/27/2018
"Say Jonathan Strange, Mr. Norrell, and Lolita had a menage a trois in a quaint English village inhabited by the likes of Jack the Ripper and Little Dorrit."

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THE BOOKS YOUR COLLEAGUES ARE TALKING ABOUT

Posted By Nicki Leone, Tuesday, August 7, 2018
Updated: Monday, August 6, 2018

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Submitted this week on Edelweiss+ using the "send to SIBA" option. Thanks to Avid Bookshop,Bookmarks, Bookmiser, Fiction Addiction, Fountain Bookstore, MacIntosh Books & Paper, Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe, McIntyre's Fine Books, Page & Palette, Page 158 Books, Parnassus Books, The Country Bookshop, The Oxford Exchange, The Story Shop, Underground Books, Union Ave. Books, Writers Block Bookstore.

9780062792341 The Mystery of Three Quarters 8/28/2018
"Honestly, while reading this book, I forgot that Agatha Christie didn't write it."

9780801072925 I'd Rather Be Reading 9/4/2018
"This book is a hot beverage & a cozy blanket on a chilly evening, or a cold glass of sweet tea on a summer’s day. It is Bag End to Frodo Baggins."

9780062859952 The Mermaid and Mrs. Hancock 9/11/2018
"High class escorts, nouveau riche merchants, madams, backstabbings, broken hearts, mended hearts, parties, an angry mob, pining, memaids. What more could you ask?"

9781555978181 Scribe 10/2/2018
"an atmospheric powerful novel told with a beautiful and dark voice. "

9780316411059 In the House in the Dark of the Woods 10/16/2018
"Whoa! This book is fabulous. So dark, so very dark. Which of course is why I loved it so much."

9780062843302 Congratulations, Who Are You Again? 11/6/2018
"Pee in your pants funny with so much wisdom and honesty!"

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An Interview with Doni Kay, Sales Representative for Penguin Young Readers

Posted By Linda-Marie Barrett, Wednesday, August 1, 2018

 

An Interview with Doni Kay, Sales Representative for Penguin Young Readers

 

NameDoni Kay

 

Employer: Penguin Young Readers

 

States in your territory: DC, VA, NC, SC, GA, FL

 

Number of years as a rep:16

 

Best part about being a rep: Visiting bookstores and meeting with my buyers.

 

What were you doing before you became a rep? I was the children’s buyer for Books & Books in Coral Gables. I also ran the bookfair operation and managed the kid’s room with Michelle Krinzman. Before that, I was a flight attendant with Air Florida back in the late 70’s!

 

What's the coolest thing/a great idea you've seen at one of your stores? I love the Goodnight, Moon room at Little Shop of Stories in Decatur, Georgia. It’s magical!

 

Do you see Edelweiss reviews from booksellers? Yes, I do. All the time. I encourage my buyers to make sure they praise the galleys they love in Edelweiss. Knowing that once a buyer has gone through the catalog and marked their order that they may not ever go back in, I tell them I will sit right there while they write a review, even if it is in the middle of our sales call.

 

Do you follow any stores especially closely on social media? What are they doing right? I follow many of my accounts on social media. In the last couple of years I have seen so many of them step up their game on social media, specifically Instagram. Many have assigned a specific employee to manage their social media accounts, which I think is a great idea. Also, at Penguin Young Readers, we make sure to send out Social Media ready assets that make it super easy for our accounts to post a picture or post a contest or pre-order campaign, without them needing to put it all together in their very limited amount of time. We would rather they are hand selling in the store, rather than trying to figure out how to post something. I am really impressed with a few of my newer stores, that have jumped right into social media.

 

What can a bookseller do to make a sales call more effective? I always hope that my buyers have gone through my Edelweiss mark up ahead of time and marked up their initial order, so that we can spend our time wisely…….fine tuning the order and making sure they have noticed some of the mark up notes that I have added, such as where the author lives or possibly something local that we can use as a selling tool.

 

Most memorable thing that’s happened during a sales call?

I can’t think of one most memorable thing, but probably my favorite thing is when my buyers gets called away for a few minutes and I get to be a bookstore staff member again…….doing what I love best……hand selling!

 

What’s one thing you wish bookstores would do, or do more often? I love feedback. I tell all of my buyers to write me a quick email or text me or call me and let me know any little thing that is happening in their store or with their customers, so that I can stay on top of trends in the marketplace. If a new employee is madly in love with one of my books and is hand selling it like crazy, I want to know, so that I can make sure to send galleys specifically to that staff member and be better able to target my mailings.

 

Favorite book you’re currently promoting: Picture book: Adrian Simcox Does NOT Have a Horse, (on sale in August 2018), Jackie Woodson’s new books……The Day You Begin and Harbor Me and Sheila Turnage’s finale to the Mo & Dale Mysteries which began with Three Times Lucky……The Law of Finders Keepers. Sooooo good!

 

What do you enjoy most about the SIBA Discovery Show? Seeing all my fellow reps and finding out what books they are excited about. Catching up with my customers and getting to know new-comers to the bookselling world. I really enjoy getting a chance to talk to some of the owners and buyers at some of the smaller accounts in my territory that I won’t necessarily see while on the road. It is a great way to build relationships and to personally show them the exciting books we have coming up!


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THE BOOKS YOUR COLLEAGUES ARE TALKING ABOUT

Posted By Nicki Leone, Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Edelweiss+THE BOOKS YOUR COLLEAGUES ARE
TALKING ABOUT

Submitted this week on Edelweiss+ using the "send to SIBA" option. Thanks to Avid Bookshop, Bookmiser, Fiction Addiction, Fountain Bookstore, Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe, Page & Palette, Page 158 Books, Quail Ridge Books, Square Books, The Country Bookshop, The Oxford Exchange, and The Story Shop.

9781335145161 Shadow of the Fox 10/2/2018
"A phenomenal beginning to what should be a fantastic series!"

9781524799205 How to Love a Jamaican 7/24/2018
"A stunning debut--Arthurs' style is highly fine-tuned and intuitive as playing by ear."

9780062856395 Melmoth 10/16/2018
"With its echoes of Mary Shelley and Frankenstein's menacing creature, Melmoth reads deliciously like an 18th-century Gothic novel."

9780440000785 Vox 8/21/2018
"a stand-out in the recent wave of feminist dystopia literature. "

9781501167942 Southern Discomfort 10/2/2018
"Tena tells her story with laughter, tears, and courage, and it is a story that I guarantee you will want to hear. "

9781619022348 The Wildlands 9/4/2018
"I just fell into the story and couldn't put down this tense and heartbreaking novel."

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