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About Elenita Chmilowski
Director of Library Sales for PERSEUS BOOKS GROUP PUBLISHERS, New York, Elenita Chmilowski is on a mission to enhance communications between publishers and librarians. Her 15 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, and developing new titles for Perseus Books, Elenita enjoys blogging about what’s new in the library world for thedailypretzel.com.

A graduate of California State University, Long Beach, Elenita is an active member of the AAP Library Trade Committee and the American Library Association.

Recent posts:

Running Press Kids- Reviews, Nominations and so much more….

An epic finale to the The Princess in the Opal Mask by Jenny Lundquist, two-book series. Once again, Lundquist presents an addicting story that is filled with even more palace intrigue, heightened conspiracy, and romantic drama Reviews-“[Lundquist’s] characters are distinct and … Continue reading

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The Past, Present, and Future of a Multibillion Dollar Franchise
The Past, Present, and Future of a Multibillion Dollar Franchise

Chris Taylor wrote a review of ‘In Real Life,’ by Cory Doctorow and Jen Wang in the New York Times Book Review on November 7, 2014. HOW STAR WARS CONQUERED THE UNIVERSE was mentioned in Taylor’s byline.  Book website: HowStarWarsConquered.com … Continue reading

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RECOMMENDED FOR ALL LIBRARIES

Best Food Writing 2014. Da Capo. Nov. 2014. 352p. ed. by Holly Hughes. index. ISBN 9780738217918. pap. $15.99; ebk. ISBN 9780738217925. COOKING Hughes has been the editor of this annual anthology since its inception in 2000. Among this year’s contributing … Continue reading

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Library Journal- Starred Review-
Library Journal- Starred Review-

  *Fairweather, Jack. The Good War: Why We Couldn’t Win the War or the Peace in Afghanistan. Basic. Nov. 2014. 368p. photos. maps. notes. bibliog. index. ISBN 9780465044955. $29.99. POL SCI The “Good War” was launched in Afghanistan after the … Continue reading

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Winter Wolf – Is the kind of winter that will remind us we are mortal, ‘Mortal and Alone’
Winter Wolf – Is the kind of winter that will remind us we are mortal, ‘Mortal and Alone’

Great Library Journal Review-   Ekbäck, Cecilia. Wolf Winter. Weinstein: Perseus. Jan. 2015. 400p. ISBN 9781602862524. $26; ebk. ISBN 9781602862531. F Maija and her family move from their native Finland to Swedish Lapland in the summer of 1717, hoping for … Continue reading

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#iorderedsunshine
#iorderedsunshine

Key Notes The Haunting of Sunshine Girl is a new paranormal YA series based on the wildly popular YouTube series (decsribed as “Gilmore Girls meets Paranormal Activity for the new media age”) about an “adorkable” teenager living in a haunted … Continue reading

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HOW STAR WARS CONQUERED THE UNIVERSE
HOW STAR WARS CONQUERED THE UNIVERSE

The Past, Present, and Future of a Multibillion Dollar Franchise   PRAISE – REVIEWS- “It’s impossible to imagine a Star Wars fan who wouldn’t love this book…It really is hard to imagine a book about Star Wars being any more … Continue reading

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Seven Wonders
Seven Wonders

Mezrich has a gift for writing intriguing stories and intricate characters with a cinematic flair. As the narrative of “Seven Wonders” travels the globe and examines each of the modern seven wonders, the history of each is unveiled while the … Continue reading

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Depression- Listen… Don’t analyze…. Don’t wait for your friend to reach out to you…..
Depression- Listen… Don’t analyze…. Don’t wait for your friend to reach out to you…..

  THE DEPTHS mentioned in Elizabeth Bernstein’s column in the 8/26/14 issue of the Wall Street Journal on how to be a friend to someone with depression, and Jonathan Rottenberg is quoted throughout.   THE DEPTHS: The Evolutionary Origins of the Depression … Continue reading

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FERGUSON, MO – In Wake of Clashes, Calls to Demilitarize Police
FERGUSON, MO – In Wake of Clashes, Calls to Demilitarize Police

Reading this morning’s paper (NYT) about the protest in Ferguson MO, I was relieved to read the news that the Missouri governor changed tactics by bringing in the state highway patrol. If you are at all curious as to how … Continue reading

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