Join us for dinner with Damon Tweedy at #FYE17!

Monday, February 13 • 7 p.m.   
Hyatt Regency Atlanta | Embassy Ballroom ABC
Dinner and author panel, with a book signing to follow

This event is free! (RSVP is required—click here!)

Featuring

black man in a white coatDamon Tweedy
author of
Black Man in a White Coat
A Doctor’s Reflections on Race and Medicine
Picador USA | About the Book

carry onLisa Fenn
author of
Carry On
A Story of Resilience, Redemption, and an Unlikely Family
HarperCollins

salt housesHala Alyan
author of
Salt Houses
A Novel
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

on fireJohn O’Leary
author of
On Fire
The 7 Choices to Ignite a Radically Inspired Life
Simon & Schuster

Join us for the Macmillan Author Lunch at #FYE17 in Atlanta!

Monday, February 13 • 11:30 a.m. – 1:15 p.m.    
Atlanta Marriott Marquis | Atrium Level, Rooms A601/602
Lunch and author panel, with a book signing to follow

This event is free! (RSVP is required—click here!)

Featuring

white rageCarol Anderson
author of
White Rage
The Unspoken Truth of Our Racial Divide
Bloomsbury USA | About the Book

city of thornsBen Rawlence
author of
City of Thorns
Nine Lives in the World’s Largest Refugee Camp
Picador USA | About the Book

mindwareRichard E. Nisbett
author of
Mindware
Tools for Smart Thinking
Farrar, Straus & Giroux | About the Book

adnans storyRabia Chaudry
author of
Adnan’s Story
The Search for Truth and Justice After Serial
St. Martin’s Press | About the Book

Join us for dinner with Diane Guerrero at #FYE17!

Saturday, February 11 • 7:45-9:30 p.m.   
Atlanta Marriott Marquis | Rooms A601/602
Dinner and author panel, with a book signing to follow

This event is free

Featuring

in the country we loveDiane Guerrero
author of
In the Country We Love
My Family Divided
Henry Holt, & Co.  | About the Book

carry onColson Whitehead
author of
The Underground Railroad
A Novel
Knopf Doubleday

salt housesJ.D. Vance
author of
Hillbilly Elegy
A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis
HarperCollins

on fireGarrard Conley
author of
Boy Erased
A Memoir of Identity, Faith, and Family
Penguin

Join us for dinner with Joshua Davis at #FYE15!

Monday, February 9 at 7:00 pm
Dallas Ballroom Salon F | Omni Dallas Hotel
Dinner and author panel, with a book signing to follow.

This event is free! (RSVP is required—click here!)

Featuring

spare partsJoshua Davis
author of
Spare Parts
Four Undocumented Teenagers, One Ugly Robot,
and the Battle for the American Dream

Farrar, Straus and Giroux | About the Book

breakthroughJack Andraka
author of
Breakthrough
How One Teen Innovator Is Changing the World

HarperCollins

resilienceEric Greitens
author of
Resilience
Hard-Won Wisdom for Living a Better Life

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

threelittlewordsAshley Rhodes-Courter
author of
Three Little Words
A Memoir
Simon & Schuster

Join us for dinner with Alice Goffman at #FYE15!

Saturday, February 7 at 7:45 pm
Dallas Ballroom Salon E | Omni Dallas Hotel
Dinner and author panel, with a book signing to follow.

This event is free! (RSVP is required—click here!)

Featuring

on the runAlice Goffman
author of
On the Run
Fugitive Life in an American City

Picador | About the Book 

princeofloscocuyos Richard Blanco
author of
The Prince of los Cocuyos
A Miami Childhood

HarperCollins

stationelevenEmily St. John Mandel
author of
Station Eleven
A Novel
A 2014 National Book Award Finalist
Knopf

taleforthetimebeingRuth Ozeki
author of
A Tale for the Time Being
A Novel
Penguin Group USA

Meet Macmillan at #FYE14 in San Diego!

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Visit us in the Exhibit Hall at Booths 6 & 7!

Exhibit Hall Hours
Saturday, February 15
5:00pm – 7:45pm
Sunday, February 16
7:00am – 11:30am
1:30pm – 6:00pm
Monday, February 17
7:00am – 12:00pm

Join us for dinner with Michael J. Sandel!

Author of Justice and What Money Can’t Buy
Saturday, February 15 at 7:30pm
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Join us for dinner with Robin Sloan!

Author of Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore
Monday, February 17 at 7:00pm
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Join Macmillan & Robin Sloan for Dinner at the 2014 Conference on The First-Year Experience!

Attention attendees of the 2014 Conference on The First-Year Experience! Don’t forget to RSVP to our author dinner featuring Robin Sloan, author of Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore!

Monday, February 17th at 7pm
Manchester Grand Hyatt

Seaport Ballroom, Salon H
(Second Level – Map)

Wrap up your conference at an author dinner co-hosted by Macmillan, HarperCollins, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, and Simon & Schuster.

Robin Sloan is one of four authors who will speak that evening. He’ll also be signing free copies of his novel, Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore.

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You may RSVP online or at Booth #6 in the exhibit hall!

Join Macmillan & Michael Sandel for Dinner at the 2014 Conference on The First-Year Experience!

Will you be at the Annual Conference on The First-Year Experience, coming up in February 2014?

On the first evening of the conference, Macmillan will join HarperCollins, Knopf, and Penguin to host a dinner featuring Michael J. Sandel, author of Justice: What’s the Right Thing to Do and What Money Can’t Buy: The Moral Limits of Markets.

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To RSVP, please visit one of the participating publishers’ booths when the exhibit hall opens on Saturday (5:00pm-7:30pm)!

Macmillan’s Common Reading March Madness Picks!

Colleges and universities of all sizes in all regions are gearing up for the NCAA Men’s Division I Basketball Tournament and Macmillan wants in on the bracketology!

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Macmillan is not affiliated with the NCAA, ESPN, or HP. Bracket Source: ESPN

Since I’m all about selecting winning books for common reading, I based my bracket picks on the schools that have adopted Macmillan titles for their programs. When neither school had—at least, not this season!—I went with the lower seed (those picks are noted in black). When Macmillan adopters went head to head, I used seed positions to make my predictions, as well.

I proposed the common reading bracket with tongue in cheek, but my little experiment has been fun and informative. Here we have a whole new perspective on the trends and the diversity in common reading selections at schools across the country.

As you can see, the competitors are very well read!

In the East, Ohio State is the favorite with Elie Wiesel’s Night, Barbara Ehrenreich’s Nickel and Dimed, and Colin Beavan’s No Impact Man. First Four victor Clemson has previously adopted Ron Rash’s novel One Foot in Eden, and they’ll be reading his Saints at the River this fall. Common reader MVP No Impact Man is the Fall 2011 book at the University of Kentucky. Nickel and Dimed has been the common reading title at both UNC, Chapel Hill and Syracuse University. The UNC Tarheels have also read Picking Cotton and The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down, while Syracuse has adopted A Long Way Gone. The University of Washington represents with Elizabeth Kolbert’s Field Notes from a Catastrophe.

Ishmael Beah’s A Long Way Gone dominates in the West, where the universities of Texas and Tennessee have both selected the book. Hampton University first-year students have been reading Daniel Black’s They Tell Me of a Home just this year and Temple’s have read Elie Wiesel’s Night. Number two seed San Diego State University has adopted Ray C. Anderson’s Business Lessons from a Radical Industrialist.

Next, we go to the Southwest, where Boston University has favorites Nickel and Dimed and A Long Way Gone on its roster. The University of Illinois has also adopted Nickel and Dimed and the University of Akron has chosen A Long Way Gone. Class Matters has been read campus-wide at the University of Richmond, while Saint Peter’s has adopted Night. Florida State students submitted their own “This I Believe” essays when the university picked This I Believe—how many of the Seminoles wrote about basketball?

Finally, in the Southeast, University of Pittsburgh students have read Anne Fadiman’s The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down. Utah State has adopted Ishmael Beah’s A Long Way Gone and Wofford College freshmen have read Orson Scott Card’s Ender’s Game and Ron Rash’s One Foot in Eden. Students in the University of Wisconsin system, from Parkside to Marathon County, have read everything from This I Believe II to Deep Economy; I hope they’re all united behind the Badgers from Madison! But can sixth-seed Saint John’s take Katharine Weber’s Triangle all the way to the championship?

The Big Dance begins tomorrow—what book are you rooting for?

P.S. For more unconventional bracketology for academics, check out The Chronicle of Higher Education‘s Tweed Madness!

Visit Macmillan at the 29th Annual Conference on the First-Year Experience

Pick up a copy of a 2010 catalog and examination copies of our top titles for first-year reading at Macmillan’s booth at the 29th Annual Conference on the First-Year Experience.  We’ll have new releases and tried-and-true common reading titles, including fiction, non-fiction, and graphic novels in booth #227/229.

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Join Macmillan and No Impact Man, Colin Beavan, for Lunch

On Monday, February 15, from 11:30 to 1:30, Macmillan joins HarperCollins, Knopf Doubleday, and Penguin to host an author luncheon in Plaza Ballroom, Salons D&E.

This year, we’re pleased to have Colin Beavan, author of No Impact Man, speaking and signing copies of his book at the event.

Joining Colin are Kevin Michael Connolly, author of Double Take (HarperCollins), Thomas Cahill, author of A Saint on Death Row (Knopf Doubleday), and Mahbod Seraji, author of Rooftops of Tehran (Penguin).

R.S.V.P. for the luncheon at any participating publisher’s booth.

Space will be limited!

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There are plenty of conference sessions about first-year reading on the schedule. Read more about them after the jump!

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