April’s Brilliance Audio 50% off Sale

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Happy April! With the flower budding and spring in the air we present to you a Brilliance Audio 50% off sale! Add this collection of over 250 front-list bestsellers and stock your digital shelves with your patrons’ favorite authors, for half the price. Collections include chart-topping authors such as Dean Koontz, Stephen King, Nora Roberts, Debbie Macomber,… Read more »

Going global: Expanding international content

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As we grow our customer base and work with library partners all over the world, we are expanding our catalog to include many new international publishers and authors. Here are a few suppliers that are providing international content: United Kingdom: Walker Books Allison & Busby HarperCollins UK Random House UK Canongate Books Australia & New Zealand:… Read more »

Nancy Pearl’s PLA Book Buzz 2010

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I, along with many other librarians, proudly display my Nancy Pearl action figure, complete with shushing action and a stack of books. Nancy Pearl is a legend in the library world and a great role model for young librarians who wish to make a difference. When I was in graduate school, I was lucky enough to… Read more »

Grow Your Gardening Collection

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It’s nearing the end of winter, and for those of us up north, we are longing for the mornings when we don’t have to clear frost off our cars.  For me, the mark of spring is my favorite ice cream place opening up again. As I dream about mint chocolate chip, I am sure there… Read more »

The best in… blooks?

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Have you heard of the hot new term in publishing?  A blook, as defined by Wikipedia, is a printed book that contains content or is based upon content from a blog. These books are becoming so popular that there are now yearly awards given to the best blooks.  The Lulu Blooker Prize, the world’s first literary… Read more »

50% off all ‘Dummies’ guides

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Be a ‘Dummy’ no more! Until March 31, all eBook ‘Dummies’ guides are 50% off the regular price! That’s more than 1,200 guides in virtually every genre–priced half-off.  Be sure to take advantage of this incredible sale and add titles such as BlackBerry For Dummies, Walt Disney World & Orlando For Dummies, Pregnancy For Dummies, and many… Read more »

Who reads eBooks? You may be surprised…

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Cindy Orr takes a look at eBook consumers in her monthly post. Experts say that 2010 will be a transformative year for technology. They’re buzzing about eBooks and eBook readers. Here’s why: Sales of eBooks skyrocketed in 2009, up 176.6% from 2008. eBook readers are proliferating. Sony Reader was first, but it wasn’t until the Kindle… Read more »

Teen Tech Week starts Sunday

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Within the past 10 years I purchased my first Beatles tape, burned Come Together onto a CD, transferred Help! onto my iPod, and a couple of months ago, actually played the drums to Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club on Wii.  The way that people enjoy their favorite media is evolving so rapidly; many of the consumers… Read more »

Books on Tape: 30% off sale on Premier Authors’ Collections

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During the month of March, add the Books on Tape and Listening Library Premier Authors’ Audiobook Download Collections and stock your digital shelves with your patrons’ favorite authors, just in time for their new releases this Spring and Summer! Collections include chart-topping authors such as Harlan Coben, Sue Grafton, Stuart Woods, Lisa Gardner, Chris Bohjalian, Adriana Trigiani, Beverly Cleary,… Read more »