2012 PYHIAB Winners Announced

Thursday, October 18, 2012

The New Jersey Romance Writers have announced the 2012 Put Your Heart In A Book Contest Winners. Congratulations everyone!

Romantic Suspense
1st Place: Jenna Blue – The Runaway
2nd Place: Michelle Sharp – The Dreamer
3rd Place: Keith Zwingelberg – Medicine Woman

Single Title Contemporary
1st Place: Michele Mannon – Octagon Girl
2nd Place: Susan J. Bickford – Synchrony’s Call
3rd Place: Claudia Handel – Lost in You

1st Place: Eileen Emerson – Embracing an Unloved Earl
2nd Place: Joanna Shupe – Drawn to the Earl
3rd Place: Mary Jane Esber w/a Miranda Liasson – The Spy Who Loved Me

1st Place: Laurel Wanrow – Passages
2nd Place: Leisl Leighton – Seer’s Blood
3rd Place: Katrina Snow – Bewitched by a Kiss

Young Adult
1st Place: Karen Schwartz – Extra Ordinary Guy
2nd Place: McCall Hoyle – Twice Shy
3rd Place: Laurel Wanrow – Seaside Sorcery

Honorable Mention
McCall Hoyle – The Other Cheek

Penguin Launches Pilot Library Ebook Program

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Penguin's library ebook lending pilot program kicked off this week at the New York Public Library and the Brooklyn Public Library.

The digital titles are being made available through the 3M Cloud Library eBook Lending Service. The ebooks should be available nationwide to 3M library clients by the end of the year, according to a company press release.

3M's current ebook lending base is about 70 libraries.

In addition to the Penguin collection, 3M says it will offer additional titles from its Cloud Library, which contains more than 200,000 titles from about 300 publishers. 

During this special pilot period at the New York-area libraries, patrons should be able to access digital titles remotely with their personal devices, including PCs, iPhones, iPads, iPod Touches, Nooks and Android devices. 

In other library e-lending news, PublishersLunch reports library ebook provider, OverDrive, will offer a  new Nook-specific app for the new Nook HD and HD+, along with Nook Tablet and Nook Color. The app is supposed to make it easier for patrons to borrow library ebooks remotely through their devices.