We'll be joining throngs of publishers, booksellers, librarians, bloggers, and other book lovers at the annual Book Expo America in New York City next week. At our booth there we'll be showcasing our top general interest titles. We'll also be giving away some galleys and we have a cool luggage tags, too. If you're going to BEA, please stop by our booth!
Tony Allen is the autobiography of legendary Nigerian drummer Tony Allen, the rhythmic engine of Fela Kuti's Afrobeat. Conversational, inviting, and packed with telling anecdotes, Allen's memoir is based on hundreds of hours of interviews with the musician and scholar Michael E. Veal. We will be giving away galleys of this book.
Che on My Mind is an impressionistic look at the life, death, and legacy of Che Guevera by the renowned feminist poet and activist Margaret Randall. We are also giving away galleys for this book.
Roll With It: Brass Bands in the Streets of New Orleans is by former NPR producer Matt Sakakeeny. Also a musician, he writes firsthand account of the contradictory lives of New Orleans brass-band musicians. They are celebrated as cultural icons within the music scene; outside it, they are treated as faceless black males—subject to poverty, racial marginalization, and urban violence. We have a small number of galleys of this book to give away. Come early!
BEA is a New York event, so we're excited to have a book about the city this year. May Joseph's Fluid New York. Joseph reflects on how New York began to incorporate the city's archipelago ecology into plans for a livable and sustainable future in the decade between September 11 and Hurricane Sandy. The book also has many fascinating stories about New York's watery history. Pick up your galley at our booth, or read the introduction here.
Our World Readers series is extremely popular with travelers and students, and we're excited to be launching two new readers this fall. Come by the booth for your luggage tags featuring The South Africa Reader and The Chile Reader. As with all the World Readers, these two books are filled with documents about the history, literature, politics, and culture of South Africa and Chile, including many selections never before published in English.
Booksellers, we will have a show special if you place an order by June 14: 50% discount on backlist. There are no minimum quantities. One order per customer and you must place your order with a sales rep or with Sales Manager Michael McCullough.
We hope to see you in New York next week! If you're not going to make it to BEA, you can also find most of these books on NetGalley.