BookExpo 2019: Lerner Commemorates First Six Decades

Lerner Publishing Group (booth 621) is celebrating its 60th anniversary this year, a milestone that the company’s Minneapolis hometown is marking by officially proclaiming May “Lerner Publishing Group Month.” Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-05-29 04:00:00 UTC ]
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BookExpo 2019: Ben Lerner Tells a Topeka Tale

Topeka, Kans., the city in which Ben Lerner was raised, appears at some point in all his books. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-05-30 04:00:00 UTC ]
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BookExpo 2019: A Robert Jordan Book Debuts, Four Decades Late

When Robert Jordan died in 2007, his wife and longtime editor, Harriet McDougal, wanted to shepherd his multivolume Wheel of Time series to completion, with Brandon Sanderson co-writing the final three books. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-05-29 04:00:00 UTC ]
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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

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-05-30 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Rocking the Casbah at BookExpo 2019's Publishing Parties

Party correspondents Louisa Ermelino and John Maher's excellent adventure navigating BookExpo’s annual celebrations, in photos. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-06-07 04:00:00 UTC ]
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BookExpo 2019: Middle Grade Buzz Authors Discuss Filling Voids

A BookExpo panel on May 31 gathered five creators of buzzed-about middle grade novels to discuss their upcoming works. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-06-06 04:00:00 UTC ]
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BookExpo 2019: Graphic Novels For Everyone

While comics publishers generally offered mixed to positive reviews of this year's BookExpo, they were enthusiastic about the expansive presence of graphic novels throughout the programming presented at the show. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-06-05 04:00:00 UTC ]
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BookExpo 2019: Religion Publishers Still Value an Evolving Show

Though fewer in number, religion and spirituality publishers at BookExpo reported positive meetings as well as the opportunity to promote titles, make new connections, and find inspiration. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-06-03 04:00:00 UTC ]
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‘Milkman’ Wins 2019 CAMEOs USA: A Rare BookExpo International Moment

The first outing in the States of London Book Fair's CAMEO Awards for book adaptation work is a lesson not only in good audiobook production but also in the essential internationalism of publishing that's missing from the shrinking BookExpo 2019. The post ‘Milkman’ Wins 2019 CAMEOs USA: A Rare... Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2019-05-31 05:30:51 UTC ]
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BookExpo 2019: Celebrating Real-Life and Fictional Sisterhood

Though Jenna Bush Hager and Barbara Pierce Bush have lived their entire lives in the spotlight, they first became literary luminaries in 2017, with the publication of their bestselling joint memoir, 'Sisters First: Stories from Our Wild and Wonderful Life.' Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-05-31 00:00:00 UTC ]
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BookExpo 2019: Bob Shea and Zachariah OHora

Bob Shea and Zachariah OHora talk about collaborating on 'Who Wet My Pants?' (Little, Brown, Sept.), a tale of blame, empathy, and forgiveness. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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BookExpo 2019: Eoin Colfer Keeps It All in the Family

In 2001, Eoin Colfer introduced criminal mastermind Artemis Fowl to young readers, who were thrilled to make his acquaintance. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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BookExpo 2019: Michael Koryta Explores Locked-in Syndrome

In 'If She Wakes' (Little, Brown, May), Michael Koryta, a former private investigator and newspaper reporter, uses every detail of a character's short journey to build a suspenseful story. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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BookExpo 2019: Tomi Adeyemi Keeps Fantasy Real

With five starred reviews, Tomi Adeyemi’s debut novel, 'Children of Blood and Bone,' the first book in her West African–inspired YA trilogy, the Legacy of Orïsha, was thrust into the limelight. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-05-31 00:00:00 UTC ]
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BookExpo 2019: J.J. and Chris Grabenstein Collaborate to Mark Individuality

“I’ve written 58 books and J.J. always reads them first,” says Chris Grabenstein, who refers to his wife, J.J., as his “secret weapon.” That will change this fall when J.J.’s name appears alongside his on their debut middle grade novel, 'Shine!' (Random House, Nov.). Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-05-31 00:00:00 UTC ]
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BookExpo 2019: Broadening the Conversation

The notion of “Giving a Voice to the Voiceless” lends itself to a range of interpretations. At today’s stage event of the same name, a range of authors and illustrators will talk about how that guided them in their most recent books. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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BookExpo 2019: Shining a Light on Graphic Novels for Kids

Three out of four of this year’s graphic novel buzz selections are aimed at middle grade and teen readers. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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BookExpo 2019: Spotlight on Picture Books

What promises to be a picture-perfect annual BookExpo event makes its debut today. During the “New Picture Book Showcase,” eight authors and illustrators will share their most recent contributions to the genre in a panel moderated by Sarah Enni, host of the 'First Draft' podcast. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-05-31 00:00:00 UTC ]
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BookExpo 2019: Lupita Nyong’o and The Power of Stars

The theme of beauty shines brightly in Academy Award–winning actress Lupita Nyong’o’s debut picture book, 'Sulwe' (S&S, Oct.), illustrated by Vashti Harrison, author and illustrator of 'Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History.' Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-05-31 00:00:00 UTC ]
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BookExpo 2019: Much A-Buzz About Middle Grade

Middle grade authors and editors will have a chance to shine today at the Meet Middle Grade Buzz Authors and the Middle Grade Editors’ Buzz panels, both moderated by Emily Hall of Main Street Books in St. Charles, Mo. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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