The Final Chapter for GalleyCat

Dear Readers, We are sad to report that we are closing the book on GalleyCat. We thank you for your support and readership over the years. Over the past decade, it’s been our mission to keep you informed with news from publishers, authors, booksellers and libraries. We’ve had the pleasure of reading thousands of fantastic books and reviewing many of them along the way. It has been an honor to know so many of the people in this community from authors and book editors to literary agents and book store owners, and the associations supporting every corner of the business. We hope that you’ll continue to support authors, publishers and book stores, who will continue to need your support in 2017 and beyond. Keep reading! Dianna and Maryann

The Final Chapter for GalleyCat

Dear Readers, We are sad to report that we are closing the book on GalleyCat. We thank you for your support and readership over the years. Over the past decade, it’s been our mission to keep you informed with news from publishers, authors, booksellers and libraries. We’ve had the pleasure of reading thousands of fantastic books and reviewing many of them along the way. It has been an honor to know so many of the people in this community from authors and book editors to literary agents and book store owners, and the associations supporting every corner of the business. We hope that you’ll continue to support authors, publishers and book stores, who will continue to need your support in 2017 and beyond. Keep reading! Dianna and Maryann

The Final Chapter for GalleyCat

Dear Readers, We are sad to report that we are closing the book on GalleyCat. We thank you for your support and readership over the years. Over the past decade, it’s been our mission to keep you informed with news from publishers, authors, booksellers and libraries. We’ve had the pleasure of reading thousands of fantastic books and reviewing many of them along the way. It has been an honor to know so many of the people in this community from authors and book editors to literary agents and book store owners, and the associations supporting every corner of the business. We hope that you’ll continue to support authors, publishers and book stores, who will continue to need your support in 2017 and beyond. Keep reading! Dianna and Maryann

The Final Chapter for GalleyCat

Dear Readers,

We are sad to report that we are closing the book on GalleyCat.

We thank you for your support and readership over the years. Over the past decade, it’s been our mission to keep you informed with news from publishers, authors, booksellers and libraries. We’ve had the pleasure of reading thousands of fantastic books and reviewing many of them along the way. It has been an honor to know so many of the people in this community from authors and book editors to literary agents and book store owners, and the associations supporting every corner of the business.

We hope that you’ll continue to support authors, publishers and book stores, who will continue to need your support in 2017 and beyond.

Keep reading!

Dianna and Maryann

Children’s Book Week Will Be Expanded

Nonprofit Every Child a Reader is expanding Children’s Book Week in 2017. The event, now in its 98th year, focuses on the best in children’s books. Next year’s event, which takes placed May 1-7, includes an update to the book awards, a new website, and the hopes to triple the number of participants from libraries, schools and bookstores. Participants will also be able to vote for where the Children’s and Teen Choice Book Awards will be hosted. The award winners will be announced in conjunction with the ABC Children’s Group/ABFE art auction on May 31 at BookExpo. “We’re going to energize the entire children’s book world this spring, thanks to the enthusiastic support of teachers, parents, librarians, booksellers, authors, illustrators, CBC committees, publishing employees, the media, other literacy groups — and kids and teens! — for this wonderful annual tradition known as Children’s Book Week,” stated Carl Lennertz, executive director at CBC and Every Child a Reader.

Penguin Random House Gave Away 100K Books in 3 Days

penguinPenguin Random House gave away 100,000 books in 3 days as part of its #GiveaBook campaign, which kicked off on Giving Tuesday. The publisher invited readers to claim up to five books for their hometown as part of a 50,000 book giveaway. After the publisher gave away all of these books on day one, they upped their donation to 100,000 books. The books were distributed through First Book, a nonprofit dedicated to increasing literacy in low-income families. To keep up the momentum, Penguin Random House is matching donations to First Book and tripling them through the end of the year.