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About Elenita Chmilowski
Elenita Chmilowski is on a mission to enhance communications between publishers and librarians. Her years of sales and marketing in publishing has earned the respect and friendship of wholesalers, retailers, librarians and publishers around the world.

In addition to developing the “top book list every library should have,” editing a monthly newsletter, providing client support. Elenita enjoys blogging about what’s new in the library world for thedailypretzel.com.

A member of the AAP Library Trade Committee and the American Library Association.

Recent posts:

A Testament To The Power of Second Chances…….
A Testament To The Power of Second Chances…….

Publicity and Media **5/4 run date confirmed for Nicholas Kristof’s NEW YORK TIMES profile of Susan Burton ** **5/5 confirmed for NPR’s “Marketplace” interview** **The Tavis Smiley Show has been added to Susan’s schedule for 5/8/17** **Fresh Air will air on 5/16/17** **The Daily Show has confirmed a … Continue reading

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Hue 1968 by Mark Bowden June 6 2017
Hue 1968 by Mark Bowden June 6 2017

From the publisher of two extraordinary books about the Vietnam War. Matterhorn by Karl Marlantes acclaimed as the best realistic combat novel of the war and The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen winner of the Pulitzer Prize among numerous awards and is … Continue reading

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Pulitzer Prize Winners 2017 -Congratulations to our authors!
Pulitzer Prize Winners 2017 -Congratulations to our authors!

  World by Jim Morin has been selected for a Pulitzer for a distinguished cartoon or portfolio of cartoons, characterized by originality, editorial effectiveness, quality of drawing and pictorial effect, published as a still drawing, animation or both  Editorial Cartooning … Continue reading

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“Degrees of Inequality”
“Degrees of Inequality”

  **LOWER ED is The Wall Street Journal’s April nonfiction book club pick. The club’s discussion, hosted on Facebook at the end of April, will be led by Roxane Gay.** The Daily Show Interview New York Times Book Review March 16, 2017 LOWER … Continue reading

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Slipping by John Toomey – New York Times and Kirkus Starred review-
Slipping by John Toomey – New York Times and Kirkus Starred review-

Starred Review- Kirkus 3/3/2017 The Rashomon effect is at work in this anatomy of a small-town murder, with even the perpetrator offering more than one version of events. Irish writer Toomey (Huddleston Road, 2012, etc.) plays with the sort of … Continue reading

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Being the Father My Son Deserves
Being the Father My Son Deserves

Dreux “Lil Fizz” Frédéric of platinum selling R&B group B2K, thought he had it all; fame, fortune and millions of adoring fans at his feet. In the shadows of the bright lights is where he discovered the true meaning of … Continue reading

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NATIONAL BOOK AWARD NONFICTION FINALIST
NATIONAL BOOK AWARD NONFICTION FINALIST

Nation Books is absolutely thrilled to announce that Ibram X. Kendi’s STAMPED FROM THE BEGINNING has officially been named a Nonfiction Finalist for the 2016 National Book Awards! “Stamped from the Beginning is a history of how racist ideas are built, … Continue reading

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Searching for the Meaning of It All at the Oxford English Dictionary
Searching for the Meaning of It All at the Oxford English Dictionary

In The Word Detective, author John Simpson, tells a story that is at once deeply personal and part of the larger story of a fundamental shift in how we share information. Great write up and author Q&A in Maximum Shelf … Continue reading

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I Wish My Teacher Knew-
I Wish My Teacher Knew-

August 31, 2016  New York Times “Well” column about Kyle Schwartz’s I WISH MY TEACHER KNEW made yesterday’s New York Times daily “Briefing” email and is currently the paper’s #1 most viewed story! September 1, 2016 USA Today just posted … Continue reading

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INVISIBLE MAN, GOT THE WHOLE WORLD WATCHING: A Young Black Man’s Education
INVISIBLE MAN, GOT THE WHOLE WORLD WATCHING: A Young Black Man’s Education

One of the country’s most prominent young writers on race delivers an unflinching account of what it means to be a young black man in America today, and how the existing script for black manhood is being rewritten in one … Continue reading

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