Wednesday, March 04, 2009

A Star in the Five Star Catalog

I just discovered that my upcoming release, To Hell in a Handbasket, is a star attraction in my publisher's spring catalog! Here's the scoop.

My publisher, Five Star, is part of the Gale/Cengage Learning corporation and puts out a catalog every three months listing its hardcover titles. These catalogs are mailed to library systems throughout the US and distributed at library conferences. The April-June, 2009 catalog features the covers of eight books on its front cover: 3 mysteries, 3 romances (which they call "expressions"), 1 western, and 1 science fiction/fantasy. To Hell in a Handbasket is the featured mystery for May!

In addition, Five Star offers a menu of ordering plans to libraries, one of which is the Five Star Choice 2 plan, where the publisher selects two titles out of all of those they publish that month, in all genres, and sends those to the library. To Hell in a Handbasket is the Five Star Choice 2 title for May, which means it will automatically be included in that ordering plan as well as the Mystery 3 and 4 ordering plans. All of this should translate into more library sales for me.

I'm excited and very gratified that my publisher honored my writing by selecting To Hell in a Handbasket as a featured title. To see the catalog in a PDF file, go to:
Five Star Apr-Jun 09 catalog


L. Diane Wolfe said...

Congratulations! Nothing like a little added exposure...

L. Diane Wolfe

Sandra Parshall said...

Wonderful news, Beth! You deserve it. I wish you the best of luck with your new book.

Anonymous said...

That's a nicely designed catalog, too. Congratulations on being featured! I hope it helps bring deserved attention to your book!

Picks by Pat said...

Congratulations Beth!

Guess I'll have to add To Hell in A Handbasket to my ever growing list of books to read.

Brooke from The Bluestocking Guide said...

Congrats Beth!!

One year later

Jane Kennedy Sutton said...

Exciting News! Congratulations!

Jane Kennedy Sutton