Archive for July, 2016

Friday, July 8th, 2016

July 2016 Early Reviewers

The July 2016 batch of Early Reviewer books is up! We’ve got 121 titles this month, and a grand total of 3,990 copies to give out, including Margaret Atwood’s retelling of The Tempest. Which books are you hoping to snag this month? Come tell us on Talk!

If you haven’t already, sign up for Early Reviewers. If you’ve already signed up, please check your mailing/email address and make sure they’re correct.

» Then request away!

The deadline to request a copy is Monday, July 25th at 6pm Eastern.

Eligiblity: Publishers do things country-by-country. This month we have publishers who can send books to the US, Canada, the UK, Israel, Australia, France, and many more. Make sure to check the flags by each book to see if it can be sent to your country.

Thanks to all the publishers participating this month!

Crown Publishing Henry Holt and Company Apex Publications
Raven Reads Orca Book Publishers Tundra Books
Beacon Press Akashic Books Candlewick Press
Information Today, Inc. CyberAge Books William Morrow
Chronicle Books Wisconsin Historical Society Press River’s Edge Media
Anaphora Literary Press Oneworld Publications World Weaver Press
Prufrock Press Month9Books Tantrum Books
Primal Light Press Le French Book Recorded Books
EsKape Press HighBridge Audio Tantor Media
Algonquin Books Open Books Meadowbrook Press
Thurston Howl Publications Sheffield Publications Sinful Press
Kamel Press CarTech Books Bantam Dell
LightBurst Media Petra Books BookViewCafe
Raw Dog Screaming Press EDGE Science Fiction and Fantasy Publishing Dog Star Books
Conium Press

Labels: early reviewers, LTER

Tuesday, July 5th, 2016

Introducing Dewmoji

Introducing Dewmoji: Emoji for Dewey Decimals®. A joke on Twitter about finding Emojis for every top-level Dewey Decimal class spun out of control and I ended up implementing something half-wonderful and half-terrible!

As usual on LibraryThing, any member can edit the system, which is now the work of many hands.

Try it out:
Talk about it:



Note: ®Dewey Decimal and related terms are trademarks of OCLC. LibraryThing’s system is, properly, called the “Melvil Decimal System,” in order not to step on their toes. Although Dewey’s system goes back to 1876, and its earlier editions are in the public domain, they own the trademark, and once went so far as to sue a hotel that used the system. We hope we don’t get sued. If we do, we’ll make sure to emphasize how silly the whole thing is.

Labels: classification