BookCon 2015: Nick Offerman: He’s Got Gumption

Join Nick Offerman in the Special Events Hall today in an hour of conversation, music, and muckraking as he presents his new book, "Gumption: Relighting the Torch of Freedom with America’s Gutsiest Troublemakers." 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: ‘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

[ Publishers Weekly | 2015-05-30 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

[ Publishers Weekly | 2015-05-30 00:00:00 UTC ]
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AAP Opens 2019 PROSE Awards to Entries; National Book Awards Host Is Nick Offerman

The Association of American Publishers' PROSE Awards for scholarly and professional books will be named in February. The National Book Awards winners ceremony is on November 14. The post AAP Opens 2019 PROSE Awards to Entries; National Book Awards Host Is Nick Offerman appeared first on... Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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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

[ Publishers Weekly | 2015-06-04 00:00:00 UTC ]
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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

[ Publishers Weekly | 2015-06-04 00:00:00 UTC ]
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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: 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

[ Publishers Weekly | 2015-06-03 00:00:00 UTC ]
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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

[ Publishers Weekly | 2015-06-02 00:00:00 UTC ]
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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

[ Publishers Weekly | 2015-06-01 00:00:00 UTC ]
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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: 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: 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

[ Publishers Weekly | 2015-05-31 00:00:00 UTC ]
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BookCon 2015: In Full Bloom

It’s been more than 15 years since Judy Blume’s last novel for adults, Summer Sisters, was published, in 1998, so the publication of her new adult novel is a very big deal, what publishers like to call a rare “publishing event.” Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2015-05-31 00:00:00 UTC ]
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BookCon 2015: Candace Bushnell: Who Wants Reality?

Think Candace Bushnell, and you think of actress Sarah Jessica Parker and her swirling pink tutu dress getting splattered with mud by a passing bus. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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BookCon 2015: R.L. Stine on the Big Screen

After two decades and 400 million copies of Goosebumps books sold worldwide, R.L. Stine gets to talk about the series in a whole new way: as a major motion picture. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2015-05-31 00:00:00 UTC ]
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BookCon 2015: Sweet as HONY

In just five short years, the followers of Brandon Stanton’s “Humans of New York” Facebook page and blog have grown to 12 million. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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BookCon 2015: The Civil War Through a Graphic Kaleidoscope

Using graphic books to teach, or to lure a more visual reader to books, is nothing new, but "Battle Lines: A Graphic History of the Civil War," by Jonathan Fetter-Vorm and Ari Kelman, seems destined to resonate. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2015-05-31 00:00:00 UTC ]
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BookCon 2015: YA Authors: We’re All Hungry for Diversity

As anyone knows who’s read anything by the five authors on today’s diversity panel, none has ever shied away from controversy. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2015-05-31 00:00:00 UTC ]
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