Inside BookCon: where literature lovers give hope to the industry

The convention’s throngs of teenagers prove there’s still an appetite for reading, raising spirits of publishers who are starting to realize the importance of fandomLast Saturday and Sunday at the Javits Center, on the far western edge of Manhattan, the newly popular book lovers’ convention, BookCon, presented a scene familiar to fans of all sorts. Attendees crowded into exhibitors’ booths, arms covered in paper wristbands for entry into top events (people had reportedly queued for some of them since before the sun came up). The autograph hall, where hundreds were waiting patiently across dozens of lines, was deafeningly loud. On the main stage, TV celebrities were being interviewed, and the crowd was going wild. (Such crossover luminaries included BJ Novak, Mindy Kaling, Nick Offerman and Jason Segel.) At the entrance, a big, unmissable sign read: “Cosplay is not consent.” For the uninitiated, cosplay – short for “costume play”, where people dress up like favorite characters – is a staple at fan conventions, and the right to dress how you want and not get harassed is a relatively new and welcome addition. Continue reading... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

[ The Guardian | 2015-06-02 00:00:00 UTC ]
News tagged with: #main stage #mindy kaling #nick offerman #favorite characters

Other Publishing stories related to: 'Inside BookCon: where literature lovers give hope to the industry'


Industry insiders give their predictions for 2015

Self-publishing will continue to grow, subscription services will move into the mainstream, and the general election will dominate in 2015, publishing industry insiders have predicted. Figures from trade and educational publishing, as well as from bookselling, agenting and writing, have shared... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2015-01-10 00:00:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #educational publishing #general election #subscription services


Facebook Gives Publishers New Tools, Hopes They’ll Use Them to Give Facebook More Stuff

Facebook has been courting content companies for years because it wants content companies to bring more of their content to Facebook. Here’s a new example: A set of tools that will make it easier for publishers to share their stuff ... Continue reading at Editor & Publisher

[ Editor & Publisher | 2014-12-11 00:00:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #content companies #give facebook


Jenna Bush Hager, a Book Industry Insider With a New Title of Her Own

The former first daughter, a force in publishing because of her Read With Jenna book club, is the author of a new essay collection, “Everything Beautiful in Its Time.” Continue reading at The New York Times

[ The New York Times | 2020-09-06 09:00:16 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #book industry #essay collection


Confronting COVID-19: ‘Publishers Weekly’ President Discusses Book Industry Impact, Shares Hope

Publishers Weekly has been providing news to book businesses since 1872, weathering many world crises since then. While the coronavirus pandemic brings new challenges to the magazine and the book industry it serves, current technologies are enabling the publisher to adapt. Continue reading at Publishing Executive

[ Publishing Executive | 2020-04-09 16:57:30 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #book industry #publishers weekly #book businesses


A Tech Insider Stylishly Chronicles Her Industry’s ‘Uncanny Valley’

Anna Wiener’s memoir captures the dreams, delusions and general absurdity of Silicon Valley in indelible detail. Continue reading at The New York Times

[ The New York Times | 2020-01-03 10:00:08 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #memoir #silicon valley #anna wiener #uncanny valley


Inside Homeboy Industries: 5 things to know about Gregory Boyle and 'Barking to the Choir'

L.A. Times Book Club reads "Barking to the Choir" by Gregory Boyle. Here's 5 things to know. Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2019-12-13 18:54:51 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #times book #gregory boyle


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

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-06-01 04:00:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #commanding presence #stately stature #sonorous voice #john cena


Industry Notes: IPG Adds Spanish Publishers; BookCon Tickets on Sale

As the Independent Publishers Group announces three new Spanish-language contracts, New York City's BookCon opens ticket sales for June 1 and 2. The post Industry Notes: IPG Adds Spanish Publishers; BookCon Tickets on Sale appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2018-11-20 00:00:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #sale appeared


‘Up-lit’ gives hope to publishers at Frankfurt book fair

‘Hopeful’ novel about an elderly woman who adopts a dog leads the charge from feelgood fictionA debut novel about a lonely old woman who has fallen through the cracks of society has wowed publishers at this week’s Frankfurt book fair, with 10 presses fighting to win a book that is being compared... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2018-10-12 00:00:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #six-figure sum #biggest titles #love story #completely fine #elderly woman


Industry Notes: China Literature at Rights Fair; Amazon Publishing Signs Patricia Cornwell Series

China Literature is at New York Rights Fair this week to bring more Chinese literature to the American market. And Amazon Publishing announces a two-book deal with Patricia Cornwell. The post Industry Notes: China Literature at Rights Fair; Amazon Publishing Signs Patricia Cornwell Series... Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2018-05-30 00:00:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #patricia cornwell #american market #china literature


Industry Notes: ‘Words Without Borders’ at 15; Riggio, Kinney at BookExpo, BookCon

Bringing forward literature that would be 'shipwrecked without a translator,' Words Without Borders observes 15 years while BookExpo announces Len Riggio's keynote and BookCon adds interactivity to Jeff Kinney's talk. The post Industry Notes: ‘Words Without Borders’ at 15; Riggio, Kinney at... Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2018-05-04 00:00:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #bookcon appeared #jeff kinney


Industry Notes: A Children’s Publisher Changes Names; Estonian Literature Stages a Festival

Imagine That: After building brand equity for 20 years as Top That, the UK children's publisher is changing names. And in the Baltics' bid for audiences in April, Estonia announces a festival to follow London Book Fair. The post Industry Notes: A Children’s Publisher Changes Names; Estonian... Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2018-03-19 00:00:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #uk children


Industry Insiders: What’s Ahead for the UK’s Leading Bookseller Waterstones?

Among unknowns facing the UK book industry this year, the idea of a Waterstones sale is among the most vexing. There's one point of agreement: Industry players would like managing director James Daunt to stay in place. The post Industry Insiders: What’s Ahead for the UK’s Leading Bookseller... Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2018-01-12 00:00:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #industry players #waterstones sale #industry insiders


Facebook's Subscription Plan Gives Publishers Hope at Last

Credit: Illustration by Tam Nguyen/Ad AgeFacebook's plan to let publishers sell subscriptions on its platform is renewing some of its media partners' optimism about their future together.Campbell Brown, head of news partnerships at Facebook, confirmed at an industry event this week that the... Continue reading at Advertising Age

[ Advertising Age | 2017-07-20 00:00:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #industry event #news partnerships #campbell brown #media partners #publishers hope


Industry Notes: A Milestone at the Netherlands’ Sweek; Facebook Live at BookExpo and Bookcon

In the Netherlands, a reading and writing platform, Sweek, gains traction. In the States, BookExpo and Bookcon plan Facebook Live streams of interviews. The post Industry Notes: A Milestone at the Netherlands’ Sweek; Facebook Live at BookExpo and Bookcon appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2017-05-26 00:00:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #gains traction #writing platform #facebook live #bookcon appeared


British Book Awards 2017: The ‘Nibbies’ Honor Literature and Industry

The combination of the UK's leading book industry awards with the 'Nibbies' produces The Bookseller's broad picture of a robust and busy books community. The post British Book Awards 2017: The ‘Nibbies’ Honor Literature and Industry appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2017-05-10 00:00:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #industry appeared


Industry Notes: New £20,000 ‘Kindle Storyteller’ Award; BookCon Announces Panels

The new Amazon UK Kindle Storyteller Award is open to writers everywhere, as BookCon in New York announces Margaret Atwood, Dan Brown for June 3 and 4. The post Industry Notes: New £20,000 ‘Kindle Storyteller’ Award; BookCon Announces Panels appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2017-04-11 00:00:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #dan brown


Wellington book-lovers raise 10k to launch children's literature magazine online

A pair of Wellington women with a combined 25 years experience in the children's book world are getting ready to share their passion with a wider audience. Continue reading at Stuff

[ Stuff | 2017-02-05 00:00:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #wider audience #book world #launch children


Rebuck urges May to give post-Brexit reassurance to creative industries

Baroness Gail Rebuck has called for the needs of the creative industries to be "truly recognised” by government following prime minister Theresa May's speech. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2017-01-21 00:00:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #creative industries #rebuck urges