BEA 2016: YouTube Sensation Hannah Hart: Up Close and Personal

Hannah Hart is the wildly popular, sometimes sober YouTube personality (2.3 million subscribers), and author of the New York Times bestseller "My Drunk Kitchen." Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2016-05-14 00:00:00 UTC ]
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BEA 2016: Comedian Tig Notaro Is Just a Person

Ask any writer, actor, or comedian about their lives, and they all say the same thing: it’s all fodder for their art. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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BEA 2016: Plucking Stories from Personal Experience

Authors are basically storytellers who do their thing on the printed page (or on your favorite electronic device), instead of around the kitchen table or wherever people gather to swap stories. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2016-05-14 00:00:00 UTC ]
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BEA 2016: Jennifer Close: A Hopeful in Fact and Fiction

It might be a double-edged sword, Jennifer Close says, that her fourth novel, "The Hopefuls" (Knopf, July), is being published the same week that the Republicans in Cleveland, and the Democrats in Philadelphia the following week, are convening to select their presidential nominees. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2016-05-11 00:00:00 UTC ]
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How did YouTube personality ‘Furry Potato’s’ trip to an L.A. synagogue end in gunfire?

For more than 40 minutes, Zhoie Perez filmed the outside of a Los Angeles synagogue, as a security guard whose ire she had drawn trained his own camera on her. The passive-aggressive standoff that played out Thursday afternoon in the Fairfax district seemed in line with other videos posted to one... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

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Dominique Raccah: PW Person of the Year, 2016

In recognition of her determination, creativity, and energy in making Sourcebooks one of the country’s leading independent publishers, Dominique Raccah is PW’s Person of the Year. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2016-12-16 00:00:00 UTC ]
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This Popular YouTuber Gets Painfully Personal in a New Book About Her Real Life

Hannah Hart's fans probably know her pretty well. After all, the YouTube star has uploaded 529 videos in the past five years. However, there have been some things she hasn't been ready to discuss with them—until now. With the release of her second book, Buffering, Hart is showing fans even... Continue reading at AdWeek

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'Up close and personal' Mourinho biography to MOM

Michael O'Mara has signed a biography of Manchester United manager José Mourinho to publish in September. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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BEA 2016 in Photos

As McCormick Place in Chicago, Ill., filled to fit publishers, librarians, booksellers, and book lovers alike for BookExpo America, which took place May 11–13, plenty of merriment was captured. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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BEA 2016: Big Books from Small Presses Create a Buzz

While the five books presented at the BEA Selects: Children's panel session were from small presses, they all made a big impression on the audience. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2016-05-17 00:00:00 UTC ]
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BEA 2016: Book Besties: Frenemies, Love, and Crushes

What would we do without our best friends? How did our first crushes make us feel, and did they meet our expectations? What role do “frenemies” play in our social life? These issues and more will be the focus of this afternoon’s #IReadYA panel “Book Besties." Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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BEA 2016: Reeling In Readers: Three YA Authors Tell How It’s Done

If there’s one characteristic that fans of Sarah Maas’s Throne of Glass series, Victoria Aveyard’s Red Queen series, and Laini Taylor’s Daughter of Smoke & Bone series share, it’s this: they can’t read each installment fast enough. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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BEA 2016: Hear Something Peculiar

When Ransom Riggs’s debut YA novel, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, was published in 2011, it flew to the tippy-top of the New York Times bestseller list, where it spent more than 100 weeks. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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BEA 2016: Get Outside and Do Chicago

Karla Zimmerman, the author of Lonely Planet’s Pocket Chicago Guidebook, suggests the following to wow your friends back home with tales of a magic Bean, your daring walk onto a skyscraper’s ledge, and exploits with supersized pizzas in the Windy City. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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BEA 2016: Speaking Truth to Power

Luvvie Ajayi—comedian, social activist, digital strategist, and pop culture critic—is used to being the person who says what we’re all thinking but dare not put voice to. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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BEA 2016: Veronica Roth: Making Her Mark

Veronica Roth describes herself as totally “pumped” that BookCon this year is taking place here in the Windy City. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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BEA 2016: Marissa Meyer and Leigh Bardugo: Fractured Fairy Tales for Gen Z Readers

We know that Marissa Meyer and Leigh Bardugo’s YA novels usually get pigeonholed as fantasy, but that catch-all doesn’t really convey the essence of the fictional worlds they’ve created and filled with males and females who are equally swashbuckling as heroic characters. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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BEA 2016: We Need Diverse Books Keeping It Real

Love and Loss in Children’s Literature” is a panel featuring authors who will rock it. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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BEA 2016: Color Your World

Got adult coloring books? The millions of copies of adult coloring books that have been sold in the past four years proves that the joy, excitement, and memories of this uncomplicated childhood pleasure really have no age limit. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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BEA 2016: Shining a Light on Good and Evil in YA Fiction

When it comes to filling their worlds with characters positioned along the spectrum of good and evil, Veronica Roth, Melissa de la Cruz, Lauren Oliver, and relative newcomer Sabaa Tahir have it down. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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