Thursday, August 25, 2016
Refreshments: 3:30 Program: 4:00 – 5:00
Chapel Hill Public Library, Room B
Free and open to the public
Talia Sherer is the Director of Library Marketing for Macmillan and in this role coordinates the library marketing activities of all Macmillan’s adult publishers, which include St. Martin’s Press, Henry Holt, Tor/Forge, Minotaur, Picador, Farrar, Straus & Giroux, and Flatiron Books.
She will spend an hour talking about some of Macmillan’s forthcoming and recently published titles, even including some new picture books and middle grade and young adult books, although her emphasis will be on titles for adults.
Talia Ross Sherer joined Macmillan shortly after receiving her BA from Barnard College. She was named one of Publisher’s Weekly’s rising stars in 2008, the year she married John Sherer, who became Director of UNC Press in 2012. She was also named a 2010 Library Journal Mover and Shaker. In speaking about what makes her great at what she does – traveling around the United States reaching out to librarians at nationwide conferences and small-town library staff meetings – she spoke of her own delight in reading and her love of libraries where “everyone is welcome.”
Among the interesting facts about Macmillan, you may be interested to learn that it is the sole tenant of one of the most recognizable buildings in the world – the Flatiron Building in New York City.