PW Notable: Adam Lerner

Adam Lerner has been leading Minneapolis-based Lerner Publishing Group for roughly 20 years, and this year the independent children’s press’s reach has extended far beyond the traditional community of young readers, the book trade, and the school and library market. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-12-18 05:00:00 UTC ]
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PW Notable: Nancy Pearl

On November 17, Nancy Pearl was honored with the 2021 National Book Foundation Literarian Award for Outstanding Service to the American Literary Community by the National Book Foundation. It is a lifetime honor richly deserved. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2021-12-17 05:00:00 UTC ]
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PW Notable: Joe Matthews

Since becoming CEO of Independent Publishers Group in January 2016, Joe Matthews has built it into a distributor for independent publishers that now has more than 1,000 clients in the U.S. and U.K., and has more than 400 employees and 150,000 SKUs. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2021-12-17 05:00:00 UTC ]
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PW Notable: Tanya McKinnon

Over the course of her more than 20 years as a literary agent, Tanya McKinnon, founder of McKinnon Literary, has fought the good fight for the books and words of a long list of talented Black authors. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2021-12-17 05:00:00 UTC ]
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PW Notable: Fiona McCrae

An era in literary publishing is coming to an end: Fiona McCrae, 63, will retire in June 2022 after 40 years in publishing—28 of them as publisher of Graywolf Press, the venerable Minneapolis house that regularly wins prestigious awards for its books. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2021-12-17 05:00:00 UTC ]
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PW Notable: Beth Moore

Bible teacher and bestselling author Beth Moore made front-page news in March when she announced her departure from the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC), explaining to Religion News Service that the world’s largest Baptist denomination is “not in step with the gospel.” Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2021-12-17 05:00:00 UTC ]
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PW Notable: Amandeep Kochar

It’s been a swift rise for Amandeep Kochar, who joined Baker & Taylor in 2014 and enthusiastically fulfilled several roles on his way to being named executive v-p and general manager in 2019. But in November 2021, Kochar took his enthusiasm to the next level—he bought the company from parent... Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2021-12-17 05:00:00 UTC ]
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PW Notable: Jamie and Angela Schwesnedl

With its deep inventory, large event space, cozy café, and cool vibe, Moon Palace, founded in 2012 by Jamie and Angela Schwesnedl, has long been a popular gathering place for readers and writers. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-12-18 05:00:00 UTC ]
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PW Notable: Varian Johnson and Paula Chase

For the past 13 years, 'The Brown Bookshelf,' a website launched in 2007 by children’s authors Varian Johnson and Paula Chase, has promoted Black authors and illustrators with such initiatives as 28 Days Later. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-12-18 05:00:00 UTC ]
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PW Notable: David Unger and Retha Powers

Cofounded in 1998 by bestselling novelist Walter Mosley and founding director David Unger, the Publishing Certificate Program at the City College of New York is designed to take advantage of the school’s diverse student body to recruit and train a new generation of publishing professionals. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-12-18 05:00:00 UTC ]
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PW Notable: Steve Potash

OverDrive has donated more than 6.6 million units to libraries and schools since the onset of the Covid-19 crisis. And the company’s efforts have extended beyond the pandemic. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-12-18 05:00:00 UTC ]
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PW Notable: Angela Bole and Terry Nathan

The CEO and COO of IBPA keep moving the cause of indie publishers and self-published authors forward. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-12-23 05:00:00 UTC ]
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PW Notable: Sally Richardson

To say Richardson, who is is wrapping up her 50th year at the St. Martin’s Publishing Group, has done it all at the company is an understatement. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-12-23 05:00:00 UTC ]
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PW Notables: Our Readers Pick Their Industry MVPs

This year, we asked our readers to tell us who they think are some of the industry’s most valuable players. Here’s what some of them wrote. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-12-23 05:00:00 UTC ]
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PW Notable: Reese Witherspoon

A new book club queen has emerged—and she's almost as good at selling books as she is on the silver screen. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-12-23 05:00:00 UTC ]
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PW Notables of the Year: Glory Edim

Well-Read Black Girl, a fast-growing literary community of black female book lovers founded by Glory Edim, began as an affectionate T-shirt conceived and executed by Edim’s boyfriend. “Well-Read Black Girl was a nickname he had for me,” Edim says. “It was sweet and creative.” Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2018-12-20 00:00:00 UTC ]
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PW Notables of the Year: David Moberg

David Moberg has worked in Christian publishing since 1975 and played a crucial role in bringing Thomas Nelson and Zondervan together under the HarperCollins Christian Publishing umbrella. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2018-12-20 00:00:00 UTC ]
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PW Notables of the Year: Randall White

Educational Development Corp. posted sales of $32.5 million in fiscal 2015, with earnings of under $1 million. By fiscal 2018, revenue had soared to $112 million and profits topped $5 million, but Randall White acknowledges that EDC had lots of challenges in dealing with the explosive growth. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2018-12-20 00:00:00 UTC ]
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PW Notables of the Year: Moira Donegan

Shortly after the 'New York Times' and the 'New Yorker' jointly reported on the sexual abuse allegations against Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein, a crowdsourced Google spreadsheet called Shitty Media Men began to circulate, particularly among women, in New York City media and publishing circles. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2018-12-20 00:00:00 UTC ]
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PW Notables of the Year: Madeline McIntosh

Penguin Random House US CEO McIntosh’s biggest move came in mid-October, when she announced the merger of the Crown Publishing Group and the Random House Publishing Group. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2018-12-20 00:00:00 UTC ]
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