November 12, 2013
Threshold Editions , imprint of Simon & Schuster, has pulled Embassy House by Dylan Davies. He wrote the under the pseudonym of Sergeant Morgan Jones. His co-author was Damien Lewis. Here is the Assoicated Press report. Doubt had arisen that Davies saw raid in the American Embassy in Benghazi, Libya. CBS 60 minutes apologized for using the same source.
I had ordered four copies based on the subject and the popularity of the publisher. The books are not yet on the shelf. I am pulling this title, and we cancelled the holds.
Posted by Becky
November 8, 2013
November 8, 2013
|David and Goliath: underdogs…||Gladwell, Malcolm||155.24 GLADWEL|
|Goldfinch||Tartt, Donna||FIC TARTT|
|Practice to deceive||Rule, Ann||364.1523 RULE|
|Reason I jump||Higashida, Naoki||616.8588 HIGASHI|
|Signature of all things||Gilbert, Elizabeth||FIC GILBERT|
|Sycamore Row||Grisham, John||FIC GRISHAM|
|Valley of amazement||Tan, Amy||FIC TAN|
|Allegiant||Roth, Veronica||TEEN ROTH|
|Confessions: the private school murders||Patterson||TEEN PATTERS|
|Death cure, The||Dashner, James||TEEN DASHNER|
|Horde||Aguirre, Ann||in processing|
|Royal Ranger||Flanagan, John||in processing|
|Activist, The||Grisham, John||J GRISHAM|
|Get into gear, Stilton!||Stilton, Geronimo||J STILTON|
|Last straw||Kinney, Jeff||J KINNEY|
|Thunder rising||Hunter, Erin||on order (11/5/13)|
|Wild born||Mull, Brandon||J MULL|
October 31, 2013
According to a study analyzed by Publisher’s Weekly, eBooks’ share of the total market actually dipped a bit between the first and second quarters of this year, after a rocket rise in previous years. This could be a plateau on the way to further heights or this format may have settled at last.
In the coming year, we are investing significantly to develop more fully our e-collections, especially 3M, the new kid on the block. This could include some retrospective development as well as keeping up with current frontlist demand. We have spread out the selection of these so it is not falling all on one person. The best way to “SINC” a title, however, is to go ahead and use the recommendation and wishlist features within OverDrive and 3M. A recommend-to-library title in OverDrive is also much like a RINC, with an automatic notice for the recommending customer. The ease and speed with which we can obtain electronic titles, assuming of course they are available in the first place, is gratifying for all, and they will never be lost or damaged. Romance readers seem to have taken especially to eBooks, which is a good thing because the print versions sometimes have a short life even if we can get them in print. I welcome feedback particularly about the 3M display shelves, over which we have total control, but please remind customers this isn’t the whole collection!
A big thank you to all of you in the branches that help connect users to these resources every day!
October 23, 2013
October 23, 2013
I thought it would be a good idea to clarify roles for the book kit system so you can connect with the right department and person with input and follow-up. The basic breakdown is I buy, Circulation circulates.
If you have a question or concern related to actual book kit reservations (making, changing, or cancelling), book group accounts, or distribution of kits (where’s this kit?), the primary contact is now Hilary Paulus, (extension 7048). There’s nothing terrible about contacting me with those issues, but I’m just going to refer you on to someone in Circulation.
On the other hand if someone, staff or customer, has input on a suggested new title for the kit collection, or someone is interested in trying to donate a kit, then I’m your guy (Darren Nelson, extension 7075). Most of the kits that aren’t donations are purchased with Sno-Isle Foundation funds, and those kits are approved for purchase at quarterly meetings of the Reader’s Advisory Committee. Starting next year I won’t be a full member of the committee but I’ll still be composing the suggestion lists for them, and they always welcome suggestions. The main criteria are 1) availability in trade paperback and 2) having “discussable” issues that are of likely interest to book clubs.
I hope this makes sense. Please contact me with any questions about this message.