Events June 24-26

9780399168925Friday, June 24, 7:30 PM
Berg’n Beer Hall

Ina Yalof presents Food and the City: New York’s Professional Chefs, Restaurateurs, Line Cooks, Street Vendors, and Purveyors Talk About What They Do and Why They Do It
In conversation with Charlie Sahadi and Wilson Tang
Drink discounts with book purchase!
Friday June 24, 2016 7:00 PM

Barnes & Noble Locations

Join us for an event that is sure to conjure a magical experience for the most modest Muggles and wisest Wizards! Customers can enter the Harry Potter Limited Edition Cover Print Sweepstakes, and activities include a coloring station (send an exclusive Owl Post Postcard), trivia, and the opportunity to participate in the assembly of a Wrebbit 3D Hogwarts Astronomy Tower, an 875-piece 3D puzzle.

Special Instructions
The Barnes & Noble Café will be offering special Harry Potter themed treats. Ask a bookseller for complete details and Official Rules regarding the Sweepstakes. Giveaways available while supplies last.

Sunday, June 26th, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Wonder Bookstore

Screen Shot 2016-06-22 at 11.19.03 AMGet ready for an afternoon of Fantastic Teen Reads as three talented authors present their latest fantastic tales for teen readers. JULIE ESHBAUGH, HEIDI HEILIG, and ELEANOR HERMAN will be here starting at 4pm to share their latest novels — you won’t want to miss a page!

JULIE ESHBAUGH for Ivory and Bone 
HEIDI HEILIG for The Girl From Everywhere
ELEANOR HERMAN for Empire of Dust

JAMES FRANCO SIGNS STRAIGHT JAMES / GAY JAMES

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June 26: 12:00PM – 3:00PM
Stand Bookstore

James Franco returns to Strand to sign Straight James / Gay James, his latest genre-bending chapbook, featuring poetry that investigates the fluid divide between public and private, real and constructed. Drawing its title from an interview of “Gay James” as conducted by “Straight James,” it breaks down the many personas of James Franco as only the man himself could. Don’t miss the chance to get your copy signed and meet the author!

Please note: James will also sign other books, but no memorabilia/posters/photographs/fan art/etc will be signedPhotos are permitted when taken by a Strand staff member.

Please note: payment is required for all online event orders at the time of checkout.

Book Industry Links:

Why Indie Presses are Opening Bookstores
A look at why the more and more independent presses are going into the retail book business.

PRH to Sell Fodor’s Travel to Internet Brands
Penguin Random House is selling one of their traveling divisions to Internet Brands, an online media and tech company.

Magazine Industry Links:

I Lost My Job Twice–Here’s How I Bounced Back
The ex-editor in chief of MORE magazine tells her story.

This graduate made his CV look like GQ magazine – and it worked
A graduate made his CV in the style of his favourite magazine to get the attention of its editor – and it worked.

 

NYC Media Lab 2016

NYC Media Lab 16 is a snapshot of the best thinking, projects, and talent in digital media from universities in NYC and beyond.

This is an opportunity for media executives, technologists, and decision makers to explore interesting technologies and applications related to the future of media. Through thought-provoking discussions, faculty-led workshops, and 100+ innovative demos, attendees will explore pressing issues related to digital media innovation.

NYC Media Lab connects technologists in digital media and technology companies with bright minds in New York City’s universities in order to drive innovation and talent development. A public-private partnership launched by the New York City Economic Development Corporation, Columbia University and New York University, the Lab hosts events and seeds projects to foster collaboration across a range of disciplines core to the future of media.

WHEN
WHERE
Columbia University – Alfred Lerner Hall 2920 Broadway, New York, NY 10027 
Get your tickets here

Labor, Literature and Landmark Lecture Series

Labor, Literature and Landmark Lecture Series Spring 2016
The General Society of Mechanics and Tradesmen of the City of New York is pleased to present:
The Bowery Boys: Adventures in Old New York
With Writers and Podcasters Greg Young and Tom Meyers
How much do you really know about NYC’s history? Introducing a special program celebrating the launch of The Bowery Boys: Adventures in Old New York, the official companion book to the No. 1 travel podcast that offers an unconventional exploration of Manhattan’s historic neighborhoods, secret spots and colorful characters. The Bowery Boys  – Greg Young and Tom Meyers – will be here to discuss among other things, “Top Ten Hidden Secrets” of New York.
Tuesday, June 28th at The General Society Library
The program begins at 6:30 p.m. in The General Society Library
20 West 44th Street, (Between 5th and 6th Avenues)
New York City. 
Reception and Book-Signing to follow. Advance registration is necessary.
$10 General Admission
To register please email the General Society at:

Book Industry Links:

Rebuck: Pipeline of women execs is ‘woefully low’
 Gail Debunk, the British Penguin Random House chair, spoke at the Oxfordshire Publishing Group Summer Conference. Rebuck predicted a “next wave” in the next 10 or 15 years in which “women will percolate to the top” in publishing.

A Wildly Inventive Fantasy Serie That Began on the Web and Became a Best-Seller  Stephen Burt writes in an essay for The New Yorker how Catherynne Valente’s five Fairyland novels impact the history of publishing.

Magazine Industry Links:

Why Millennials Love Martha Stewart Living
Min talks to Daren Mazzucca the publisher of Martha Stewart Living. They ask questions like: “Where does print fit into your business model now with all this attention on digital?”

Magazines Show the Highest Return on Advertising Spend  At the Advertising Research Foundation Audience Measurement 2016 conference, Nielsen Catalina Solutions (NCS) presented a study on return on advertising spend (ROAS) that showed magazines deliver the highest return.

 

 

June (16-20) Events

 

HOT DOG TASTE TEST Launch with Lisa Hanawalt and Anna Holmes

THURSDAY, JUNE 16, 2016 at 7:00PM

HanawaltNYCJune16The NYC launch event for artist and producer/production designer of Netflix’s Bojack Horseman Lisa Hanawalt‘s Hot Dog Taste Test. In conversation with Anna Holmes.

Hot Dog Taste Test serves up Lisa Hanawalt’s devastatingly funny comics, saliva­stimulating art, and deliciously screwball lists as she skewers the pomposities of foodie subculture. Join the James Beard Award-­winning cartoonist and production designer/producer of Bojack Horseman as she presents a selection of food­related excerpts from Hot Dog Taste Test.

Lisa Hanawalt is an artist living in Los Angeles and is the production designer/producer of the Netflix original series Bojack Horseman. Hanawalt has worked on illustrations, book covers, animations, comics, murals, and textile patterns, and exhibits her work in galleries. She writes and draws a James Beard Award–winning quarterly food column for Lucky Peach magazine, and cohosts the podcast Baby Geniuses with the comedian Emily Heller. Her first collection with Drawn & Quarterly was 2013’s critically acclaimed My Dirty Dumb Eyes.

Anna Holmes has written and edited for numerous publications, including the New York Times, Washington Post, Newsweek, InStyle and The New Yorker online. She is the founder of the popular website Jezebel.com and the 2012 recipient of a Mirror Award for Best Commentary. In 2013, her Twitter account was named one of the top 140 Twitter feeds by Time Magazine, at which point she became incredibly self-conscious and stopped tweeting as much. She is the editor of two books, including the Book of Jezebel, and works as a columnist for the New York Times Book Review and as an editor of Digital Voices at Fusion. She lives in New York.

Bloomsday on Broadway XXXV

THURSDAy, JUNE 16 at 7:00 pm
Peter Jay Sharp Theatre at Symphony Space

The 35th annual tribute to the life, language, and love of James Joyce’s timeless prose with wonderful actors and avid Joyceans. This year’s event features a celebration of the of the centennial of A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, as well as The Art of Ulysses, a breathtaking whirlwind tour in 17 acts curated by Neil Hickey; a reading from the magnificent Molly Bloom soliloquy read by Fionnula Flanagan, and a special tribute to the writers and rebels behind the 1916 Easter Rising. Directed by Olivier Award winnerJim Culleton, with musical direction from Lisa Flanagan. In collaboration with Irish Arts Center.

Cost: $26; Members $21; 30 & Under (with valid I.D.) $15; Group $15

Franklin Park Reading Series June 20:Rob Spillman Bernice L McFadden Tanwi Nandini Islam Dolan Morgan Gabriel Blackwell Daniel Saldana Paris

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MONDAY, JUNE 20 at 8:oo pm to 10:00 pm

Franklin Park
618 St. Johns Place, between Classon and Franklin Avenues

They are kicking off the new season with a Summer Blockbuster reading featuring the authors of some of the year’s hottest releases: Rob Spillman (All Tomorrow’s Parties), Bernice L. McFadden (The Book of Harlan), Tanwi Nandini Islam (Bright Lines), Dolan Morgan (Insignificana), Gabriel Blackwell (Madeleine E.), and Daniel Saldaña París (Among Strange Victims). Please note: In a rare exception to the second Monday schedule, June’s reading will be held on the third Monday of the month.

The night includes $4 drafts and a free-to-enter raffle for the authors’ books. FREE ADMISSION!

Please see their Facebook page for more details.

“There’s a million things I haven’t done, just you wait”
-Hamilton: An American Musical

In spirit of last night’s Tony Awards, this week’s quote is taken from the award winning musical, Hamilton: An American Musical. May it inspire you to be dream big dreams.

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Spotlight: Publishing Research Quarterly

Screen Shot 2016-02-24 at 1.24.43 PMPublishing Research Quarterly is an international forum for the publication of original peer-reviewed papers offering significant research and analyses on the full range of the publishing industry.

Alex Grover, a recent grad, just had a book review published in Publishers Quarterly.

The journal analyzes content development, production, distribution, and marketing of books, magazines, journals, and online information services in relation to the social, political, economic, and technological conditions that shape the publishing process. Its broad coverage shows how different sectors of the industry operate, from editorial decision-making to order processing.

Topics include product development, marketing, finance, and print and online distribution as well as the relationship between publishing activities and the publishing industry’s constituencies among industry, government, and consumers. The journal presents scholarly articles, research reports, review papers, essays, surveys, memoirs, statistics, letters, notes and book reviews.

Do you want to publish your article in this journal?

You can visit the homepage of Publishing Research Quarterly  to register for an online subscription and for full details on their aims and scope, editorial policy, and information on article submission.

Link of the Week: HarperCollins Publishers

HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS LOGOThis week HarperCollins Publishers announced they are launching a daily Facebook Live program. The program is being led by our 2016-17 David J. Pecker Distinguished Professor, Lisa Sharkey. The Wall Street Journal reported the news and the article features Sharkey explaining the goals of the new program. Read the article here.

Each day of the week will have a different theme. For more details on the themes and the overall program take a look at HarperCollin’s press release here. The current line-up of authors also includes: Rumaan Alam, Bobby Bones, Jessie Burton, Rachel Felder, Dorothea Benton Frank, Melissa Fay Greene, Michael Harvey, Betsy Lerner, Peggy Orenstein, Rob Sheffield and Simon Van Booy to name a few.