BEA 2014: Successful Longevity

In November of 2012 Herman Wouk, at age 97, spoke to Brooks Barnes of the New York Times about his newest book, The Law Giver, which had just been published by Simon & Schuster. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

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BEA 2014: R.L. Stine Is in the House!!!

The world’s bestselling children’s author, R.L. Stine, is here today to sign books in the Autographing Area. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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BEA 2014: Aiming for DIY Sustainability

According to Adams Media, a division of F+W Media, the Avon, Mass., publisher’s mission is to provide “practical and meaningful content” that “inspires, informs, and impacts” lives. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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BEA 2014: Ruth Reichl: A Delicious Debut into Fiction

Ruth Reichl joins the wildly popular novelists Jodi Picoult and Kathy Reichs on a panel about bestsellers. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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BEA 2014: John Green: Book to Screen

All that hard work promoting The Fault in Our Stars—which started three years ago with John Green signing pages to be bound into the 150,000 copies of the novel’s first print run from Dutton—has paid off. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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BEA 2014: Lynn Brunelle: Turning Her Geek On

Lynn Brunelle remembers that her “inner geek” first began to show itself in the middle of her fifth and sixth grade “horse phase.” She didn’t just like horses; she wanted to know every single scientific and beautiful thing about them. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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BEA 2014: #WWDB Panelists Agree: We Need Diverse Books

On May 1, responding to criticism of the lack of diversity among featured authors at BookCon, a grassroots coalition of authors and other book people launched a social media campaign, #WeNeedDiverseBooks, that quickly went viral. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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BEA 2014: Reading Room Updates

The Reading Room, one of the fastest growing social discovery platforms for books, has reached more than one million members and just released a major platform update with a new look and feel, including a responsive design for mobile. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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BEA 2014: A Toast to 50 Years

To celebrate its 50th anniversary, Cameron + Company will be pouring martinis today, 3–4 p.m., at its booth (1223A) in the PGW section. The party also celebrates the 50th Anniversary Edition of The Drinking Man’s Diet, originally published in 1964 by the company’s founder, Robert Cameron. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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BEA 2014: A High 10 for Trinity

“A small press with a big reach” is how founder and publisher Barbara Ras describes Trinity University Press, the San Antonio, Tex., house that is celebrating its 10th publishing anniversary this year. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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BEA 2014: Walter Isaacson on Innovation

In his new book, The Innovators: How a Group of Inventors, Hacker, Geniuses and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution (S&S, Oct. 7), Walter Isaacson credits not one historical figure but teams of collaborative people that, over time, "made Steve Jobs possible." Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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BEA 2014: Amanda Palmer: No Shame in Asking

It was a circuitous and unexpected road that led Amanda Palmer to become an author. Best known as one-half of the punk duo the Dresden Dolls, Palmer had already expanded her creative world to include songwriter, playwright, and blogger. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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BEA 2014: The Library as Retailer

Six library ebook vendors, one stage, 50 minutes: as you might expect, not exactly the forum to forge a new understanding between libraries and publishers Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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BEA 2014: The Kids Take Over Uptown Stage

For the second year in a row, children’s authors will grab the spotlight for an entire day at BEA. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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BEA 2014: Walter Isaacson: Smart Thinkers

Ten years ago, after completing his critically acclaimed Ben Franklin biography, Walter Isaacson was struck by Franklin’s creation of the postal and publishing networks. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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BEA 2014: Pamela Paul Does Her Own ‘By the Book’

Every Sunday in the New York Times Book Review, Pamela Paul does a q&a interview with an author in the popular “By the Book” feature. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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BEA 2014: Scott Blackwood: Inspired by a Multiple Murder

Scott Blackwood’s evocative novel See How Small (Little, Brown, Dec.), in which three teenage girls are murdered in a small Texas town, achieves such a multilayered narrative effect that even its author has a tough time pigeonholing the book’s genre. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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BEA 2014: Hampton Sides: Icebound in Siberia

His name, his publisher proudly announces, is “nearly synonymous with high-velocity narratives” that “perfectly capture pivotal moments in history,” making what Hampton Sides does sound really easy. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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BEA 2014: Philip Gulley: New Series, New Publisher

Philip Gulley writes about what he knows: a smalltown Quaker pastor who serves and loves imperfectly, but who always points others to God. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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A Bustling BEA 2014

The dispute over terms between the Hachette Book Group and Amazon, the viability of the subscription model, and the arrival of BookCon were three of the most discussed topics during BookExpo America which had its 2014 run from May 29 to 31 at New York City’s Javits Center. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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BEA 2014: Subscription Model Takes Center Stage at Making Information Pay

"Subscription has arrived in a really big way for media," noted Len Vlahos, BISG executive director, in his opening remarks to the 2014 Making Information Pay conference at BEA. And for those who question whether the subscription model is coming to the publishing business, Ted Hill, president of... Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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