BookExpo 2019: Susannah Cahalan's Unscientific Method

What do you do when one of your idols turns out to be a fake? How do you reconcile his influence on you, and on the world, with his dishonesty? These questions drive journalist Susannah Cahalan’s forthcoming book 'The Great Pretender' (Grand Central, Nov.). Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-05-31 00:00:00 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

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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

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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: Bassey Ikpi Faces the Truth

Ikpi’s memoir, a collection of candid essays that fuse poetry and stream of consciousness, illuminates the Nigerian-American writer’s struggles with bipolar II disorder. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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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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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

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BookExpo 2019: John Cena Revs Up for Elbow Grease’s Return

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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BookExpo 2019: Chris Ware Makes Achingly Real Comics

“I want [the drawings] to be as clear and readable as possible so the story can be as tangled and uncertain as life and experience seem to be,” Ware says of 'Rusty Brown,' the comic he has been working on for the past 18 years. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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BookExpo 2019: Da Chen On Sibling Survival

Da Chen’s 'Girl Under a Red Moon' (Scholastic, Sept.) brings his family’s experiences during China’s Cultural Revolution into clear view for young readers. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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BookExpo 2019: Max Brooks Knows How to Win the Game of Thrones

Brooks thinks 'Game of Thrones' reminds us of mistaken military assumptions after the Cold War ended. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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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

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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: 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: 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

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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

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