BEA 2015: St. Louis Bookstore Steps Up for Its Community

While Books & Books was selected as PW’s Bookstore of the Year, our judges felt that another store, St. Louis’s 46-year-old Left Bank Books, deserves recognition for exemplifying what an independent bookstore can and should do to serve its community during a crisis. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

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BEA 2015: Launching Voyagers

In the Voyagers novels, there aren’t any Klingons to be found: it’s kids who are boldly going forth and discovering strange new worlds—and readers can come along. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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BEA 2015: Corresponding with Santa

Santa Claus, Ind., population 2,500, was founded in 1856 and eventually came to boast the only Santa Claus post office in the U.S., where thousands of letters from children and parents pour in every year. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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BEA 2015: For E-books in Libraries, Obstacles Remain

A Thursday afternoon panel was officially named "The Power of Partnerships," but as moderator Keith Michael Fiels, executive director of the American Library Association suggested, it should have been called "E-books: The Continuing Saga." Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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BEA 2015: Hoopla Signs More ‘Big Five’ Deals

Hachette Book Group and Simon & Schuster this week became the latest Big Five publishers to offer audiobook titles to libraries via Midwest Tape’s nascent Hoopla digital platform. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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BEA 2015: Browsing the Booths, Chapter Two

For those charting a course through the Javits floor today and tomorrow, here’s a sampling of new books on display, in-booth author signings, and giveaways at the booths of children’s publishers. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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BEA 2015: Building a Successful Publishing Strategy in China

In The Art of War, Sun Tzu tells us, “In the midst of chaos, there is also opportunity.” Approaching the publishing market in China, it can be hard to distinguish the opportunities from the chaos. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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BEA 2015: Boudreaux’s New Eponymous Imprint Set For Early Debut

Less than a year after she moved from HarperCollins’s Ecco imprint to Little, Brown to head her own imprint, Lee Boudreaux is putting the finishing touches on her first list of eight books. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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BEA 2015: A Resource Hub for Indie Authors

Writing can be a lonely endeavor, and self-publishing—without the support of a major house—can be even lonelier. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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BEA 2015: Editors Build Library Buzz

Representatives from seven publishers were greeted on Thursday by a room packed with librarians eager to hear the big books of 2015. The session was the first of two AAP Librarian Book Buzz panels. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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BEA 2015: Early Favorites for Young Readers

As booksellers, librarians, and publishers descended on the Javits Center for the first full day of BookExpo America, there was strong early interest across all age ranges and genres, including adult books with YA crossover and vice versa. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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BEA 2015: Buzzing Debut YA Titles

Here’s an advance peek at why the editors participating in today’s Young Adult Editors’ Buzz Panel are especially enthusiastic about the novels they will spotlight, as well as their observations on the value of this forum for generating early book buzz. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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BEA 2015: A Big 6-0 for City Lights

In 1955, poet Lawrence Ferlinghetti, cofounder of City Lights Bookstore, decided to launch a publishing imprint with his own first book of poems, "Pictures of the Gone World." Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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BEA 2015: Europa Editions Marks 10 Years

The last time indie publisher Europa Editions had a booth at BEA was in 2011, according to editor-in-chief Michael Reynolds. Last year, the house exhibited as part of the Translation Market, and, he recalls, “we enjoyed the energy.” Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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BEA 2015: Resurgence of Indie Bookselling Continues

In his address to ABA members, CEO Oren Teicher said "I remain optimistic and confident that the best days of independent bookselling are ahead." Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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BEA 2015: Tor Celebrates 35

Tom Doherty, president and publisher of Tor Books, worked his way up through the sales force ranks at Simon & Schuster and was mentored by Betty and Ian Ballantine when they launched the first science fiction and fantasy line in the country. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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BEA 2015: Books by Franzen, Hallberg Among Most Talked About

This year, as always, we walked the aisles to ask our favorite folks in the know what upcoming books they are excited about. The two novels we heard about the most were Jonathan Franzen's 'Purity' (FSG, Sept.) and Garth Risk Hallberg's 'City on Fire' (Knopf, Oct.). Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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BEA 2015: A New Tolle Imprint

New World Library is launching its new Eckhart Tolle Editions imprint at BEA and will be displaying the first two titles: :Parenting with Presence: Practices for Raising Conscious, Confident, Caring Kids," by Susan Stiffelman (Apr.) and "The Calm Center: Spiritual Reflections and Meditations,"... Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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BEA 2015: Town Hall Forum: ‘Change Is Good’

BEA show director Steve Rosato responded to questions about this year’s midweek BEA conference, and noted, “Obviously this year was a lot different. We learned that the consumer piece doesn’t mix with the trade piece. Change is good.” Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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BEA 2015: Social Media is Fun, Effective, Indie Booksellers Say

While mobs of booksellers and others thronged BEA booths Thursday afternoon, about 100 booksellers focused their attention on representatives from four indies— Bookpeople, Literati, Parnassus Books, and Tattered Cover—who have led the way in integrating social media into their stores' business... Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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BEA 2015: Coach House Books

Along a downtown Toronto laneway (back alley) named after Canadian poet bpNichol, an eight-line poem is carved into the concrete that leads you to Coach House Books, an independent publisher founded 50 years ago by artist Stan Bevington. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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