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An Incandescent Memoir about the Legacy of Immigration, Available Free of Charge

An Incandescent Memoir about the Legacy of Immigration, Available Free of Charge

“The Garcia boy is gunned down on a dark street.” “He is me and I am him.” Rafael Torch was a young high school teacher and dean in Chicago when one of his sharpest students fell to deadly gang violence in 2003. As Torch mourns for his student and rages over the insidious influence and […]

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Booklist Seeks Reviewers of Diverse Backgrounds

Booklist Seeks Reviewers of Diverse Backgrounds

Booklist is actively seeking book reviewers of diverse backgrounds, whether that background is cultural, racial, gender, or another. We are also looking for reviewers fluent in Spanish. Candidates with critical acumen and knowledge of a public-library audience should email writing samples (preferably published work) and reviewing preferences (fiction, nonfiction, adult, YA, picture books, graphic novels, […]

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Booklist Seeks Interns for 2019!

Booklist Seeks Interns for 2019!

Gain valuable publishing experience by becoming an intern for Booklist Publications in Chicago! Please send your cover letter and resume to Mary Pullen ([email protected]). Be sure to indicate whether you are seeking a spring (February–May), summer (June–August), or fall (September–December) internship. Candidates should be available 10–15 hours per week. For over a century, Booklist has helped more […]

Booklist Seeks Interns for 2018
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Booklist Seeks Interns for 2018

Gain valuable publishing experience by becoming an intern for Booklist Publications in Chicago! We hire two interns each season—see below for next year’s application deadlines. Candidates should be available a minimum of 12 hours per week. Please send your cover letter and resume to: Keir Graff, executive editor of Booklist, at [email protected] (Be sure to […]

A Nerd’s-Eye View of the Book World

A Nerd’s-Eye View of the Book World

If you’re one of those people who feels twitchy without a book in your hands, listening to librarians is a great way to feed your addiction until you can get back to reading again. The Professional Book Nerds podcast is produced by OverDrive, an e-book and audiobook distribution platform. Its hosts, staff librarians Jill Grunenwald […]

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Let’s Hear It for the Boys, Title Trend Edition

Let’s Hear It for the Boys, Title Trend Edition

The literary field is thronged with daughters, wives and girls. This summer, we compiled lists—long, long lists—of novels featuring daughter, wife, and girl in their titles. In the end, we found more than 550 published in the last 20 years. Most recently, we’ve turned our gaze to the male half of the population, seeking out books […]

49 Wives, 139 Daughters, 188 Reasons to Call Your Book Something Else
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49 Wives, 139 Daughters, 188 Reasons to Call Your Book Something Else

A few months ago, I reviewed The California Wife and, immediately after that, Absalom’s Daughters. Reading these two in a row—and seeing others like them appear on my desk day after day—made me wonder why this type of title was so popular. Curious, I scoured our archives for books with “wife” or “daughter” in the title. When […]

Audiobook Sales Jump 24 Percent in 2015

Audiobook Sales Jump 24 Percent in 2015

Astronomical growth continues for the audiobook format, the fastest growing segment of publishing. A just-released survey from the Audio Publishers Association show a 24% increase in 2015 sales and a continuing shift to digital downloads. Clearly, the number of audiobook listeners is on the rise—and fast! But a NoveList survey of public and school librarians shows 42 percent […]

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Booklist Is Hiring! Associate Editor, Adult Books & Associate Editor, Digital Products

Booklist Is Hiring! Associate Editor, Adult Books & Associate Editor, Digital Products

Are you extraordinarily well read? A stylish writer and a gimlet-eyed editor? Tech savvy, too? Booklist is hiring two associate editors. Follow the links below for more information and instructions for applying. Both jobs come with excellent benefits and wonderful colleagues—I speak from experience. Associate Editor, Adult Books Booklist Publications is seeking an adult books editor […]

Booklist Is Looking for Diverse Reviewers
By February 10, 2016 1 Comments Read More →

Booklist Is Looking for Diverse Reviewers

Booklist is actively seeking book reviewers of diverse background, whether that background is cultural, racial, gender, or another. We are also looking for reviewers fluent in Spanish. Candidates with critical acumen and knowledge of a public-library audience should email writing samples (preferably published work) and reviewing preferences (fiction, nonfiction, adult, YA, picture books, graphic novels, […]