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Archive for January, 2010

Fodor’s 80 Degree Promotion

Monday, January 25th, 2010

Fodor’s Travel, an imprint of Random House, Inc., announces the launch of 80 Degrees, a comprehensive winter travel initiative, sponsored by Discover®, designed to help travelers find and book their ideal warm weather vacation. The online Travel Planner enables travelers to identify their perfect vacation by expressing their travel preferences according to more than 20 criteria, including travel style, activities, budget, type of lodging, logistics, and region. Visitors to Fodors.com who complete the Travel Planner will be invited to enter the 80 Degrees sweepstakes, sponsored by VisitFlorida. The sweepstakes includes the chance to win a five night stay at the Don CeSar Beach Resort in St. Pete Beach, Florida, including airfare for four. Visit the Fodor’s 80 Degrees Travel Planner and win a trip to Florida.

In memoriam: Erich Segal

Wednesday, January 20th, 2010

In memoriam: Erich Segal.

In memoriam: Robert B. Parker

Tuesday, January 19th, 2010

In memoriam: Robert B. Parker.

Random House Children’s Authors Receive 6 ALA Awards & Honors

Monday, January 18th, 2010

Six Random House Children’s Books have been selected by the American Library Association to receive some of the most prestigious and influential awards in children’s publishing:

  • When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead (Wendy Lamb Books) was awarded the John Newbery Medal, for the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children.
  • Going Bovine by Libba Bray (Delacorte Press, Books for Young Readers) received the Michael L. Printz Award for literary excellence in Young Adult literature.
  • Julia Alvarez won the Pura Belpre Author Award for Return to Sender (Alfred A. Knopf, Books for Young Readers) given to a Latino writer whose work best portrays, affirms, and celebrates the Latino culture and experience in an exemplary work for youth.
  • A Faraway Island by Annika Thor, translated from the Swedish by Linda Schenck, (Delacorte Press, Books for Young Readers) received the Mildred Batchelder Award for the most distinguished translated work from an American publisher.
  • Mare’s War by Tanita S. Davis (Alfred A. Knopf, Books for Young Readers) is a Coretta Scott King Author Honor.
  • The Great and Only Barnum: The Tremendous, Stupendous Life of Showman P.T. Barnum by Candace Fleming (Schwartz & Wade Books) is a finalist for Yalsa’s Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults Award.