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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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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BEA 2015: Harper Teams with Shazam

In its latest digital initiative, HarperCollins has announced that it is the exclusive global content partner for the launch of Shazam's new "visual recognition functionality." The new feature transforms static print and digital images into "dynamic pieces of content." Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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BEA 2015: The More Crime the Merrier

What could be a more positive sign of a healthy book industry than the launch of a new publishing venture? Crooked Lane Books, a new crime fiction imprint, debuts at BEA with its fall titles. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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BEA 2015: A Busy Bloomsbury

At this year’s BEA, Bloomsbury (3156) will be launching a new imprint, marking the fifth anniversary of Bloomsbury Qatar Foundation Publishing, and hosting signings for two authors: one already a familiar name to booksellers around the world and the other, a new presence on the international scene. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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BEA 2015: New on Nurnberg’s Dance Card

Charles Nurnberg, cofounder and publisher of Imagine Publishing, and former CEO and publisher of Sterling Publishing, is developing a new children’s imprint at Quarto Publishing Group USA. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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BEA 2015: Celebrating Hijuelos—His Work Lives On

The sudden death of Oscar Hijuelos at age 62 in October 2013 was a shock to the literary world. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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BEA 2015: Graphic Novels Make Their Mark

Although the big two of comics publishing, Marvel and DC Comics, have opted to sit out BEA this year, there will still be plenty of comics publishers dotting the Javits Center floor. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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BEA 2015: Kuyper New BISG Chief

The Book Industry Study Group has named Mark Kuyper, current president and CEO of the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association, as executive director, effective June 15. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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BEA 2015: Where Bibliophiles Can Enjoy a Drink

To celebrate print’s everlasting power in a fast-paced era dominated by Kindles, pay a visit to one of these five haunts that both conjure New York’s literary past and prove it’s still very much thriving. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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BEA 2015: 'Fault in Our Stars' Top 2014 E-book Seller

John Green's The Fault in Our Stars was the top-selling ebook in 2014, according to data just released by PubTrack Digital, a unit of Nielsen BookScan. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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BEA 2015: ‘PW’ Hosts Event-Filled Librarians Lounge

PW is hosting this year’s BEA Librarians Lounge, and it has a lot in store for our librarian peeps. Librarians who are looking for a place to actually lounge (and/or grab a snack or fuel up on coffee) will be able to do so in the exclusive area in booth R420. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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BEA 2015: Shortlist for the Carnegie Medals

The ALA invites BEA attendees to visit the Booklist booth (1645) to preview the display of shortlisted titles for this year’s Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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BEA 2015: Browsing the Booths, Chapter 1

There is a wealth of fresh new book offerings and enticing giveaways waiting for booksellers at the booths of children’s publishers at this year’s show, as well as a hefty roster of in-booth author autographings. Here’s a sampling. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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BEA 2015: Program Highlights for Librarians

The lines of communication between librarians and publishers are open, and this year’s BEA program features a number of panels dedicated to keeping a dialogue going. Among the highlights: Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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