BookCon 2019: Who Is Your Hero?

Heroes aren’t just characters in books—they’re also real-life people who blaze trails, do amazing things, and put others’ needs before their own. Their superpowers include kindness, bravery, self-reliance, love, and plain-old awesomeness. We asked BookCon authors to tell us who they look to for inspiration. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-06-02 04:00:00 UTC ]
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BookCon 2019: Epic Heroes

We talked to Tomi Adeyemi, Leigh Bardugo, Soman Chainani, and Cassandra Clare about what makes someone an epic hero in 2019. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-06-01 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Austin Teens Report on Best / Worst of BookCon 2019 (shelftalker)

Talking top titles, new trends, and chaotic lines with two enthusiastic show veterans. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-06-14 12:00:57 UTC ]
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BookCon 2019: Mixed Reviews for This Year's Literary Fan Fest

This year's BookCon literary fan fest drew mixed reviews from attendees, some of whom felt that publishers focused more on merchandising rather than on providing booklovers with an experience or giving them free swag. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-06-03 04:00:00 UTC ]
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BookCon 2019: New Romantics

We talked to Tessa Dare, Abby Jimenez, Joanna Shupe, Sabrina Jeffries, K.M. Jackson, and Maria Vale to find out how they are reinventing romance for 2019. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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BookCon 2019: World Builders

How do writers create other worlds? And are those worlds just our world in disguise? Joe Hill, N.K. Jemisin, Sean Murphy, V.E. Schwab, and Chuck Wendig share their secrets. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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BookCon 2019: Life Coaches

Randall Munroe, creator of the sensational web comic 'Xkcd,' meets 'Mythbusters' co-host Adam Savage to offer some helpful (and sometimes hilariously impractical) life hacks. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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BookCon 2019: Love Is Love

We talked to Tehlor Kay Mejia, Daniel José Older, Morgan Parker, and Angelo Surmelis about love, family, community, and growing up. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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BookCon 2019: Growing Pains: Meg Medina, and Rainbow Rowell and Faith Erin Hicks

Growing up ain’t easy. We talked to the authors of two books about narrating the challenges of surviving the teen years. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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BookCon 2019: Pro Tips

A teenage attendee offers a few tips, tricks, and hacks for making the most of BookCon. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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BookCon 2019: (Re)Making History: R.J. Palacio and Nicola Yoon

Revisiting and learning from the past are central themes in the work of these two writers. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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BookCon 2019: Cautionary Tales for Modern Day Brats: Evangeline Lilly

Actor Lilly is at work on an expansive series of haunting picture books with important lessons. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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BookCon 2019: Never Give Up: John Cena

With his sonorous voice and stately stature, wrestler, actor, and rapper John Cena has long been a commanding presence in multiple entertainment venues. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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BookCon 2019: School’s In

Growing up is complicated, and school is where a lot of it happens. We talked to Alyssa Milano, Tegan Rain Quin, and Raina Telgemeier about what they really learned in school. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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BookCon 2019: Neil Patrick Harris and Eva Chen

Actor, author, and magician Harris will appear today in conversation with Eva Chen, fashion editor and exec (and star) at Instagram, mom, and now author of two picture books. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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BookExpo 2019: Karl Marlantes Unearths True Heroes

Karl Marlantes, the much-decorated war veteran and Rhodes Scholar, made his name in publishing writing about war. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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BookCon 2018: Renegade Super Heroes

Meyer's new trilogy pits supposed heroes against supposed villains—the Renegades versus the Anarchists— but of course it's not that simple. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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BookExpo 2019: Book Sales Off to a Slow Start for 2019

Will "political fatigue" end publishers' six year streak of print sales growth? At a late morning session dubbed The State of the Publishing Industry Today, David Walter, executive director, client development for NPD Books, told BookExpo attendees that growth in print sales is trending down,... Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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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

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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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