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Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Call for ARCs!

At our weekly meeting yesterday the group wrote a request to publishers to be added to mailing lists for galleys. Publishers, be on the look out for our letter!

The highlights:

  • Our blog clocked over 30,000 hits last year.
  • We promote our blog using Facebook and Twitter (follow us @CCHSREADS)
  • We reviewed over 100 books last year.
  • We did a cross-walk analysis of reviews from School Library Journal, VOYA, Horn Book, Kirkus Booklist and other review publications.
  • We take this very seriously and will be participating in a workshop on reviewing this December.
Please add us to your distribution mailing list for ARCs!

Concord-Carlisle Regional High School Learning Commons
Robin Cicchetti, Head Librarian
500 Walden Street
Concord, MA 01742

Feel free to contact Mrs. Cicchetti if you have questions! 

1 comment:

  1. re: book review request by award-winning author

    Dear Concord Carlisle Young Adult Galley:

    I'm an award-winning author with a new YA book out this fall. Ugly To Start With is a series of thirteen interrelated stories about childhood being published by West Virginia University Press.

    Can I interest you in reviewing it?

    If you write me back at, I can email you a PDF of my book. If you require a bound copy, please ask, and I will forward your reply to my publisher. Or you can write directly to Abby Freeland at:

    My publisher, I should add, can also offer your readers a free excerpt of my book through a link from your blog to my publisher's website:

    Here’s what Jacob Appel, celebrated author of
    Dyads and The Vermin Episode, says about my new collection: "In Ugly to Start With, set in the eastern panhandle of West Virginia, Cummings tackles the challenges of boyhood adventure and family conflict in a taut, crystalline style that captures the triumphs and tribulations of small-town life. He has a gift for transcending the particular experiences to his characters to capture the universal truths of human affection and suffering--emotional truths that the members of his audience will recognize from their own experiences of childhood and adolescence.”

    My short stories have appeared in more than seventy-five literary journals, including North American Review, The Kenyon Review, Alaska Quarterly Review, and The Chattahoochee Review. Twice I have been nominated for The Pushcart Prize. My short story "The Scratchboard Project" received an honorable mention in The Best American Short Stories 2007.

    I am also the author of the nationally acclaimed coming-of-age novel The Night I Freed John Brown (Philomel Books, Penguin Group, 2009), winner of The Paterson Prize for Books for Young Readers (Grades 7-12) and one of ten books recommended by USA TODAY.

    For more information about me, please visit:

    Thank you very much, and I look forward to hearing back from you.


    John Michael Cummings


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