Library Journal Webcast
This session will look at the eBook landscape from a wide perspective, including the many options for approaching eBook acquisition, lease and loan. This will include discussion of Patron Driven Acquisition (PDA) as well as next generation approaches to patron driven acquisition – “Smart PDA.” It will cover collection development approaches, platform and device changes & possibilities, as well as user experiences & expectations. The session will discuss the many options that can be made available to libraries to optimize their approaches to eBook discovery, usage and overall value of their collections. EBSCO will also discuss its recently released eBook ordering and management platform for eBooks on EBSCOhost including its current capabilities and a glimpse of the road ahead.
Ron Burns, Senior Director of EBSCOhost Product Management
Ron Burns is Senior Director of EBSCOhost Product Management for EBSCO Publishing. He leads the user interface design and product management efforts for the EBSCOhost search platform which encompasses EBSCO Discovery Service as well as over 50 user interfaces and an extensive array of linking and integration technologies used to access EBSCO’s 400 plus research databases and large e-book collection. Ron has been with EBSCO for seven years and is a veteran in the software industry having been involved with several web content management and search technology companies throughout his career.
Scott Wasinger, Senior Director of E-book and Audiobook Sales
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!
Amy Haddock, Senior Marketing Manager, WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group
Amy Haddock is a Senior Marketing Manager for the WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group, a division of Random House. She has focused on marketing fiction titles in her five years in publishing. She lives in Colorado Springs.
Sue Brower, Executive Editor and Editorial Director for Fiction, Zondervan
Sue Brower is Executive Editor and Editorial Director for Fiction at Zondervan. With four New York Times bestsellers in 2011, she leads the fiction team for the novels of such notable writers as Karen Kingsbury, Terri Blackstock, Tim LaHaye and Craig Parshall, Amy Clipston and many others. Prior to taking on this role, Sue was Sr. Director of Marketing for Fiction and Inspirational product for over thirteen years. Fiction is business as well as pleasure for Sue as she is an avid reader of both inspirational and mainstream novels.
Sue is on the Advisory Board for the Christy Awards and a member of ACE (Academy of Christian Editors. She was also awarded Golden Scroll Fiction Editor of the Year by AWSA. She lives in Grand Rapids, Michigan with husband, Todd.
Nathan Henrion, National Sales Manager ABA/Digital/Library, Baker Publishing Group
Nathan Henrion is the National Sales Manager (ABA/Digital/Library) for Baker Publishing Group.
Julie Dowd, Marketing & Publicity Manager, Abingdon Press fiction
Julie has been part of Abingdon Press’ marketing group since January 2009. In addition to her role as marketing and publicity manager for Abingdon Press fiction line, Julie also is a marketing manager for Abingdon’s growing Christian Living line. Prior to arriving at Abingdon Press, Julie spent five years as a member of Thomas Nelson’s marketing team.
Wilda Williams, Fiction Editor, Library Journal
Rediscover the Nineteenth Century: The creation and organization of Nineteenth Century Collections Online
In 2003, Gale Cengage Learning changed the landscape of primary source digitization for research with the release of Eighteenth Century Collections Online. Taking on digitizing the 19th Century presented new issues and concerns, with publishing in Great Britain alone exceeding more than 10-fold that of the previous century. Without the guidance of a widely accepted bibliography, how should resource cultivation begin? Beyond the documents, researchers have changed. As long ago adopters to electronic resources, today’s researchers require more tools and functionality than ever before.
With the guidance of an elite, globally focused advisory board, Gale Cengage Learning is proud to announce the release of Nineteenth Century Collections Online. Please join us for an overview of the scope and focus of the program, and a tour of this exciting line of archives.
Ray Abruzzi, Associate Publisher, Cengage Learning
Mark Drouillard, Product Manager II, Cengage Learning
Michelle Eickmeyer is a Marketing Manager, Research for Cengage Learning.
Visit with Lerner Publishing Group's editors as they unveil the new fantastic new books they’ll be publishing in Fall 2012. Get the inside scoop on upcoming nonfiction, middle grade and YA fiction, graphic novels, and picture books for grades K-12. Plus, learn about new digital offerings, as well as free discussion guides, downloads, and websites that make lesson planning easy.
Terri Lynn Soutor, Vice President, Marketing & Digital Products
Carol Hinz, Editorial Director, Millbrook Press
Andrew Karre, Editorial Director, Carolrhoda Books and Darby Creek
Patricia Stockland, Editorial Director, Lerner Publications
Domenica Di Piazza, Editorial Director, Twenty-First Century Books
Carol Burrell, Editorial Director, Graphic Universe
Dodie Ownes, editor, SLJTeen
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!
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.