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Jennifer Canzoneri, Marketing Director, BenBella Books is interviewed at BookExpo America (BEA) 2013.
The top level principles of the Sharjah International Book Fair describe its Professional Program that is scheduled to take place on November 4th & 5th, 2013. This widely popular book fair offers many exciting opportunities. Listen in to this exciting panel of speakers to learn the details of how to attend, take full advantage, and make the most of the Sharjah International Book Fair this year! Ahmed Al Ameri, Director, Sharjah International Book Fair, moderated the panel. He was joined by Mr. Salim Omar, Head of Sales & Marketing, Sharjah International Book Fair, and Mrs. Emma House, Director of Publisher Relations, Publishers Association.
This panel of graduate students in the NYU-SCPS M.S. Publishing: Digital and Print Media Program, who are working in fairly entry-level positions in the industry, speak out about their vision for the future of the publishing industry. Topics focus on life inside the publishing office from the point of view of those new to the industry. How is the industry doing from the point of view of newcomers? How do the student’s skills and cultural experiences compare with those of employees more entrenched in the industry? How do the students see themselves shaking up the mold? What’s wrong (and maybe right!) about the social media strategies planned by those forty something executives? How would the students do it better? If they were running the company, what are the top five things the students would do to change things? The panel featured April Rim, Sales Assistant, Library Journal / School Library Journal; Christian Scarlett, intern, Lippincott Massie McQuilkin Literary Agents and Houghton Mifflin Harcourt; Teresa Ferraiolo, executive assistant to the President & Publisher, Macmillan Children’s Group; and Thea James, Digital Sales & Promotions Manager, Workman Publishing. Peter Balis, Director, Digital Business Development, John Wiley and Sons, moderated the event.
As James McQuivey, author of the new book Digital Disruption, notes, digital competitors in publishing and across all industries are taking advantage of digital technologies to undercut competitors, get closer to customers, and disrupt the usual ways of doing business. The discussion focused on the disruptive effects that the growth of “self-publishing” will have on traditional industry players, and we seek to learn what drives established trade/literary authors to turn to various start-up players in e-book publishing. Panelists McQuivey; Keith Ogorek of Author Solutions; and Angela James from Carina Press, thoroughly examine why and how publishers and authors must build on existing platforms to find the fastest path to success, including how to follow McQuivey’s key advice: “Disrupt yourself.” This panel was moderated by Christopher Kenneally, Director, Business Development, Copyright Clearance Center.
This session, an overview of the Brazilian Publishing Market, featured Karine Pansa, President of the Brazilian Book Chamber.
Hear Guy Kawasaki and Leigh Haber, Books Editor for O Magazine, as they delve into his transition from traditionally published to self-published! Listen in as Guy discusses the pros and cons of self-publishing, the importance of the social-media platform for every author and how writers who love their craft can take control and publish.
The APA Author Tea, which was hosted by the Audio Publishers Association, featured celebrated authors discussing their current and upcoming books and audiobooks, as well as other related projects. This year’s Tea featured Bill Bryson, Brandon Sanderson, and Louise Penny. Janis Ian served as Master of Ceremonies.
BookExpo America proudly presents BEA Middle Grade Editor’s Buzz 2013 and shows off the books that readers and media will be buzzing about!!! Listen in to this thrilling session and hear editors share their excitement and passion for six of the Fall’s biggest potential breakout releases! We are excited to announce this year’s buzz selection: Toni Markiet, Senior Executive Editor, Harper Collins with Caroline Carlson’s THE VERY NEARLY HONORABLE LEAGUE OF PIRATES #1: MAGIC MARKS THE SPOT; Lauri Hornik, Penguin Young Readers Group with Holly Goldenberg-Sloan’s COUNTING BY 7S; Gillian Levinson, Penguin Young Readers Group with Matthew Ward’s THE FANTASTIC FAMILY WHIPPLE; Jason Rekulak, Creative Director, Quirk Books with Bob Pflugfelder and Steve Hockensmith’s NICK AND TESLA’S HIGH-VOLTAGE DANGER LAB; Elise Howard, Editor & Publisher, Workman Publishing with Amy Herrick’s THE TIME FETCH.
Airlie Anderson is interviewed at BookExpo America (BEA) 2013 and shares more about her new book “Momo and Snap are Not Friends.”
Damon Suede is interviewed at BookExpo America (BEA) 2013 and shares more about his new book “Horn Gate.”
A paleo perspective and guideline on how to find happiness, peace or mind and contentment following your genetic blueprint. Primal Blueprint Publishing, January 2013, 9780984755103
Molly And Her Moccasins is the first book in a series of nearly 70. In each book, Molly’s toe-tingling moccasins lead her toward a problem or mystery to solve. As she makes her way through backyards, museums, farms, libraries, forests, and more, Molly finds the answers to her questions and gleans a little wisdom along the way. With her spirited imagination, slightly sophisticated vocabulary, and positive perspective, Molly inspires young readers to ask new questions, observe new things, and develop an increased curiosity about the world around them. Urban Fox Studios, May 2013, 9780982826133
The Corruption of Innocence, a Journey for Justice is a powerful non-fiction legal thriller about a woman’s unwavering determination to save an innocent man from execution. Stymied by the government, Lori St John’s battle against the justice system becomes an international cause when she galvanizes worldwide support, including the Pope, Mother Teresa and the Italian and European Parliaments. Her fight to expose the truth unveils deep political corruption. How far would you go to save an innocent man? Creative Production Services, Incorporated, June 2013, 978-0-9890401-0-5
Three days, thousands of books, seven librarians! Collection development librarians share their top picks (and best buys) direct from the floor of Book Expo America 2013. Hosted by Alene Moroni, Manager, Selection and Order, King County Library System (WA) and a 2013 Library Journal “Mover and Shaker”. This year’s librarian participants include: Angela Carstensen, Head Librarian and an Upper School Librarian at Convent of the Sacred Heart (NY, NY) and editor of the Adult Books 4 Teens blog for School Library Journal, Douglas Lord, LSTA Coordinator, Division of Library Development, CT State Library, longtime Library Journal book reviewer and Books for Dudes Columnist, Robin Nesbitt, Director of Collection Management, Columbus Metro Library (OH); and Kaite Stover, Director of Reader’s Services, The Kansas City Public Library (MO) writer for Booklist, NoveList, and recipient of 2012 PLA Allie Beth Martin Award.
Hear the second installment of what book publishers are excited about for the forthcoming season, and why. The second installment features publishers: Alan Walker, Director of Academic and Library Marketing, Penguin Group USA; Elenita Chmilowski, Director of Library Sales, Perseus Books Group; Jen Childs, Director, Library Marketing, Random House; Michelle Fadlalla, Director of Marketing, Education & Library, Simon & Schuster; Chris Vaccari, Director, Library Marketing, Sterling; Michael Rockliff, Director of Library Sales and Marketing, Workman; and Golda Rademacher, Library Marketing Manager, W.W. Norton.