BookCon 2015: Mother/Daughter Team

Ask most mothers of teenage daughters if they could imagine spending five days a week cooped up in an office for eight hours a day working on a project together for an entire summer, and the answers you would get might not be printable. Not so for bestselling author Jodi Picoult, who began a writing adventure six years ago when her daughter Samantha van Leer. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2015-05-30 00:00:00 UTC ]
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BookCon 2015: BookCon Grows Up... and Moves On

Two years ago, when Reed Exhibitions announced it would be adding a consumer component to its annual trade show for publishers and booksellers, reactions were mixed. Now, with next year’s BookCon moving to Chicago (along with BEA), most publishers said that, though they’re unsure what a Chicago... Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2015-06-05 00:00:00 UTC ]
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BookCon 2015: Mac Barnett and Jory John: The Terrible Two Put the Con Into BookCon

We are going to put the con back into BookCon,” Mac Barnett, says of the pranking workshop that he is leading with his fellow expert, or, partner-in-crime, Jory John, today, noon–12:45 p.m., on the Downtown Stage. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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BookCon 2015: ‘Office’ Duo Kaling and Novak Reunite to Open BookCon

On Saturday, former 'Office' co-stars B.J. Novak and Mindy Kaling reunited on stage to kick off the second annual BookCon in front of a packed and boisterous crowd. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Little Tiger scoops mother and daughter middle-grade series

Little Tiger is to publish "a fresh take on the witch school genre" middle-grade series by mother and daughter partnership Honor and Perdita Cargill.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

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“Two Beings Entwined”: A Mother-Daughter Memoir of Conflict and Healing, by Renee H. Shea

Interviews   Harlan Margaret Van Cao and Lan Cao / Courtesy of Penguin Random House Family in Six Tones: A Refugee Mother, an American Daughter (Viking, 2020) is a memoir written in alternating narrative chapters between Lan Cao and Harlan... Continue reading at World Literature Today

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‘Wild Game’ is an eloquent — and lurid — tale of a mother-daughter bond gone awry

Adrienne Brodeur’s memoir is a riveting account of what it was like to be her mother’s secret-keeper. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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BookCon 2017: First Picture Book from a First Daughter

The former first daughter makes her picture book debut this month with "She Persisted" (Philomel), a collective biography of 13 women whose determined perseverance paved the way for their achievements. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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BookCon 2017: Heather Graham and Chad Michael Murray Team Up to Thrill

An unlikely meeting brought us together,” says Heather Graham, the bestselling author of more than 100 books and novellas, explaining how she came to write a book with actor Chad Michael Murray. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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T.D. Jakes's Daughter Recalls Pregnancy at 13 in Book Inspired by Mother Mary

Sarah Jakes, the daughter of The Potter’s Church founder T.D. Jakes who became pregnant at age 13, pairs the responsibilities of modern motherhood with teachings from the Mary, the mother of Jesus, in her new book "Dear Mary." Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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BookCon 2015: YA Panel Celebrates WNDB, Talks Up Diversity

What a difference a year has made with BookCon, with this year's literary fanfest featuring not one but two author panels specifically addressing issues of diversity in books and in the publishing industry itself. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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BEA and BookCon 2015 in Photos

Booksellers, publishers, librarians, and readers from around the globe gathered at the Javits Center in New York City for BookExpoAmerica and BookCon. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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BookCon 2015: 'Paper Towns' Cast and Director Reunite with John Green

Although BookCon 2015 featured appearances galore by Hollywood celebrities, the Paper Towns panel on Saturday evening surely was the highlight of this year's literary fanfest for the raucous crowd of 2,250 that filled the enormous Special Events hall. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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BookCon 2015: Four Bestselling Cartoonists Meet Their Fans

Held on Saturday morning at BookCon, the Comics Are Awesome panel, offered inside information from four bestselling cartoonist/writers: Ben Hatke, Raina Telgemeier, Jennifer Holm and Jeff Smith. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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BookCon 2015: Judy Blume Dishes on Life in Fact and Fiction

After 750 fans gave Judy Blume a standing ovation before she even said a word on stage, Jennifer Weiner kicked off an hour-long Q&A with Blume during BookCon. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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BookCon 2015: Attendance Up, But Concern Lingers Over 2016 Locale

In its sophomore year, the consumer show drew 18,000 fans over its two-day run at the Javits Center. Show organizer ReedPop said the statistic represents an 80% increase over last year's attendance. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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BookCon 2015: Bestselling Authors Feel the Power of Grassroots

Three bestselling authors discussed how book clubs have helped propel their careers. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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BookCon 2015: A 'Mostly Positive' Second Day of Literary Fanfest

BookCon 2015, held at Javits this weekend, drew mostly positive comments from both attendees and publishers who exhibited there. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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BookCon 2015: Khloe Kardashian: Negotiating the Zigzags of Life

Kardashian will be signing bookplates for fans today, 11 a.m.–noon, at the Regan Arts booth (2644), as well as being available for a photo-op with fans. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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BookCon 2015: Love Birds

Here at the Javits, love and romance are in the air—and at the Penguin Truck, which is parked outside the show floor and will be staffed today, 10 a.m.–12 p.m., by purveyors of passion on the page. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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