Fall State Show Preview

fallreading.jpgSo long summer! It’s time to watch the leaves change colors, drink a pumpkin spice latte, slip into a sweater and cuddle up with a good book. It’s also time to usher in a new season of fall state trade-shows.

Between now and 2018, Baker & Taylor representatives will travel to dozens of shows across the U.S. and internationally. At our booth, reps will share their expertise on B&T’s exciting products and services, and answer those pressing questions you’ve been dying to ask someone face-to-face. Products and services they’ll be chatting about include:

  • One-stop selection and shopping for all product formats, from our digital catalogs to Title Source 360
  • Robust digital capabilities and the Community Sharing initiative
  • Title Source 360 as the market-leading selection and acquisitions software
  • collectionHQ, ESP and our suite of collection development services
  • Book and DVD leasing programs
  • Axis 360 with the brand-new “Listen Now” feature for streaming audiobooks

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Visit Us at ALA Annual!

_MG_2619.jpgNo rest for the bookish during trade show season. Next up: ALA Annual in Chicago starting tomorrow, June 22, until June 27. Baker & Taylor has a jam-packed schedule of author signings, panels and giveaways. We’ll be at Booth #2218!

Author Signings

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Friday, June 23 at 6 p.m. – E. Lockhart, We Were Liars
Spending the summers on her family’s private island off the coast of Massachusetts with her cousins and a special boy named Gat, teenaged Cadence struggles to remember what happened during her fifteenth summer.

Sunday, June 25 at 11 a.m. – Marie Lu, Warcross
In this sci-fi thriller, #1 New York Times bestselling author Marie Lu conjures an immersive, exhilarating world where choosing who to trust may be the biggest gamble of all.

Sunday, June 25 at 12:30 p.m. – Chris Appelhans (Illustrator), A Grayhound, A Groundhog
A tongue-twister picture book by the award-winning author of Toys Meet Snow and the award-winning illustrator of Sparky! follows the whimsical wordplay that ensues when a greyhound and a groundhog meet.

Monday, June 26 at 12:30 p.m. – Dianne De Las Casas, Captain Deadeye
Dianne de Las Casas’ newest book co-authored with John Couret is Captain Deadeye: The Bully Shark, illustrated by the talented Stefan Jolet. It is the first part of an anti-bully pirate chapter book series!

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Saturday, June 24 at 10:30 a.m. – Executive Perspectives Panel
Follett Chairman Todd Litzsinger is participating on the Executive Perspectives Panel at McCormick Place W185BC.

Sunday, June 25 at 3:30 p.m. – How to Move the Needle on Diversity: An Idea Huddle with We Need Diverse Books and Kirkus Reviews

In August, Baker & Taylor will be launching a partnership with Kirkus Reviews on a promotion of a collection of curated diversity centered titles. They will be teasing this launch in our booth with signage and collateral and a Diversity Huddle on Sunday. Presenters include Dhonielle Clayton, COO and Senior VP of Librarian Services of We Need Diverse Books and Meg Kuehn, CEO of Kirkus Reviews. The session will be moderated by Vicky Smith, the Children’s and Teen Editor of Kirkus Reviews.

Booth Activities

Win a 32GB Kindle Fire HD 8! – Tell us a few things about your library’s eContent services and receive a stuffed Baker or Taylor plush cat as a thank you. Plus, be entered to win a 32GB Kindle Fire HD 8!

Youth Media Award Posters – Stop by to pick up Youth Media Award posters, while supplies last.

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Take a pic with Baker and Taylor! – Our beloved cat mascots will be out and about during ALA at these times:

  • Friday, June 23 ~ 5:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, June 24 ~ 1 p.m.
  • Sunday, June 25 ~ 10 a.m.

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Axis 360 Minute Clinic! – It’s time for your annual checkup! The Axis 360 Doctors are in town to help librarians improve their Axis presence and check up on your Axis 360 Digital Collection. For your prescription—or clean bill of health—visit your Relationship Manager.

See you there!

Start Spreadin’ the News… BEA is here!

Today’s the day—BookExpo America kicks off today, May 31, in New York City! As you scramble through the maze of booths and jump from sessions to book signings, don’t forget to stop by and visit the Baker & Taylor team. We’ll be at booth #503 through Friday offering demonstrations and invaluable information about our latest product updates. And, of course, handing out cat bags!

Learn more about how we decided on our special commemorative cat bags this year in this blog post celebrating Baker’s 35th birthday.

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And don’t miss the Publishers Weekly Librarians’ Lounge…

All day tomorrow and Friday, visit us at the Publishers Weekly Librarians’ Lounge at booth #805 for giveaways, refreshments, charging stations, events and much more. Baker & Taylor is a proud presenting sponsor of the librarians’ lounge this year; we hope you enjoy!

Community Sharing: Learn more at our TLA session on April 21!

The Texas Library Association, TLA, annual conference is just one week away. As you pack your bags for San Antonio, don’t forget to save space on your schedule for an interactive session about Community Sharing hosted by Houston Public Library, Baker & Taylor and Follett.communityshare

Two heads are better than one. This tried and true piece of wisdom is the basis for Baker & Taylor and Follett’s groundbreaking Community Sharing program. This program gives new life to the way libraries circulate digital content by connecting communities with the schools they serve through the simple art of sharing. When public and school libraries work together, good things happen.

Houston Public Library is one system that saw all the good Community Sharing can do in action. They’ll share their experience with the program and how it has and will impact their community at the session. Presenters from Houston Public Library, Follett and Baker & Taylor will lead the session on Friday, April 21 from 2:45 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. in room 205 of the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center. RSVP below!

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