The Book Industry Guild of New York (BIGNY) is an organization for book publishing and manufacturing professionals. Operated by members for members, it subsidizes educational seminars and trips, holds monthly information programs, and raises money for the Literacy Assistance Center, a nonprofit dedicated to “strengthening and expanding the adult education system, and to advancing adult literacy as a core value in our society and a foundation for equal opportunity and social justice.” BIGNY partners include the Graphic Artists Guild, Book Business magazine, and the Women’s National Book Association. Continue reading “Link of the Week | Book Industry Guild of New York”
The Book Industry Guild of New York’s 30th Annual New York Book Show will be held on Thursday, October 13, 2016 at Battery Gardens.
1 Battery Place, Battery Park,
New York, NY, 10004
6:00 pm–9:00 pm
The Book Industry Guild of New York (BIGNY) event encourages, recognizes, and celebrates excellence in print and electronic book production and design. The 30th Annual Book Show awards include the following categories:
- Book Series
- Covers/Self-Published Books
- Cover Series
- Magazines and Journals
As part of an ongoing commitment to enhance literacy, BIGNY will donate all books in the book show to organizations dedicated to promoting literacy.
Ticket prices are $100. Ticket prices include event admission, a buffet dinner and open bar. The event space will feature a display of the show’s award winners.
BIGNY is a New York-based organization that serves the publishing industry and community. Since its inception in 1926, the Guild has provided professional development opportunities by hosting social and educational events, seminars, industry trips, and more. The Guild produces the annual New York Book Show, which celebrates outstanding achievements in book design and manufacturing. BIGNY also proudly organizes charitable events to promote literacy in the New York City metropolitan area
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To purchase tickets, visit newyorkbookshow.com
The Book Industry Guild of New York is going to be hosting an event where Chris Jackson, an editor for Penguin Random House, will have a one-on-one conversation with Publishers Weekly Senior News Editor Calvin Reid at the Book Industry Guild of New York on September 13.
The discussion will provide an opportunity to learn first-hand about Jackson’s remarkable publishing career, his work with authors such as Ta Nehisi-Coates, Eddie Huang, and Jay Z, and Jackson’s strong interest in bringing diverse, multicultural voices to a worldwide audience.
Date/Time of Event: Tuesday, September 13, at 6:15 PM for the speaking session; 5:15 PM for the professional networking event
Location: Penguin Random House, 1745 Broadway, NYC.
Admission: The speaking session is free for students who bring valid student ID and reservation. For non-students, there is a $5 admission fee to attend the speaker portion of the event, and a $40/$60 fee for BIGNY members/non-members respectively. All major credit cards are accepted online, and all major credit cards as well as cash and checks are also accepted at the door.
Chris Jackson is the Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of One World Books, a just relaunched imprint of Random House. Previously, Jackson was an Executive Editor at Spiegel & Grau from its founding in 2006. Prize-winning and bestselling authors he edited at Spiegel & Grau include Ta-Nehisi Coates, Bryan Stevenson, Jill Leovy, Matt Taibbi, Wes Moore, Victor LaValle, and Jay Z. Jackson is a native of New York, where he currently resides.
Calvin Reid is a senior news editor at Publishers Weekly, co-editor of PW Comics World, PW’s online coverage of graphic novel and comics publishing, and cohost of More to Come, PW Comics World’s weekly podcast.
“Color My World: An Exploration of Adult Coloring Books” Panel Discussion To Feature Publishing, Printing Experts
January 27, 2016
For Immediate Release
Media Contact: Tim Hoey, email@example.com, 973.714.0707
New York, NY — Publishers Weekly (PW) editorial director Jim Milliot will moderate a panel discussion on the adult coloring book phenomenon during the Book Industry Guild of New York’s (BIGNY) February 9, 2016 event.
From their respective publishing or printing industry vantage points, the panelists will address the books’ surprising popularity and editorial/production challenges. The trio includes the following participants:
- Meg Leder, Executive Editor/Penguin Random House (she is leading adult coloring book author Johanna Basford’s editor)
- Ed Spade, Senior Account Manager, Content Acquisition/Ingram Content Group
- Jennifer Feldman, Publisher/Dover Publications
The BIGNY event, open to the public for a five-dollar admission charge, will be held at 6:15 pm at Penguin Random House, 1745 Broadway, New York, NY.
Full-time students with appropriate identification and prior reservation may attend the speaking portion of the event for FREE.
About Jim Milliot
Jim Milliot is editorial director of Publishers Weekly and vice president of PWxyz, the company that acquired PW from Reed in April 2010. Jim has been with PW for 22 years, starting as the business and news editor, topics he still covers today. He served as co-editorial director of the magazine between 2010 and June 2014 when he was named editorial director. Prior to joining PW, Jim was executive editor at Simba Information, a publisher of newsletters and market studies on various media segments, including trade and educational book publishing. Simba’s flagship publications were BP Report and Educational Marketer, for which Jim served as editor from 1983 to 1993. Jim served on the statistics committee of the BISG and is now a board member at IBPA.
About Meg Leder
Executive editor Meg Leder joined Penguin Books in 2014, after nine years at Perigee Books. She’s spent her publishing career focusing on illustrated gift books, creativity titles, and quirky nonfiction. Among the titles she’s edited are The New York Times and international bestseller Wreck This Journal, along with other projects from Keri Smith; the bestselling Lost Ocean from the illustrator dubbed the queen of coloring, Johanna Basford; and Wall Street Journal bestseller Chasers of the Light from Internet sensation Tyler Knott Gregson. Before joining Penguin Group, she worked as an editor for McGraw-Hill Trade and Writer’s Digest Books, as well as a bookseller for Joseph-Beth Books. She is the author of the forthcoming YA novel The Museum of Heartbreak (Simon Pulse, 2016).
About Ed Spade
Ed Spade is a Senior National Account Manager/Content Acquisition who works with trade publishers, consulting with them on the advantages of Ingram’s publisher services, including print on demand, digital asset management, and global distribution. Spade has expertise in print and digital publishing processes, content management and distribution, e-commerce, digital strategy, and rights management.
Prior to Ingram, he served as Director of Digital Publishing, for Nickelodeon in New York, where he managed the eBook publishing and digital video account relationships for clients including Amazon, Apple, Google Play and Nook. Earlier in his career, he held digital content development positions at Penguin Young Readers Group in New York.
About Jennifer Feldman
Jennifer Feldman is currently Publisher at Dover Publications. She has more than 25 years of experience as a publishing professional in content creation, product development, strategic market share, and revenue growth. Previously, Jennifer held positions as VP and Publisher at both John Wiley and Sons and BBC America, leading the acquisition strategy, expanding channel distribution, and managing brand relationships. Jennifer’s early career included roles at Simon & Schuster and Macmillan General Reference creating retail merchandising programs and alliance marketing programs.
About the Book Industry Guild of New York (BIGNY)
BIGNY is a New York-based organization that serves the publishing industry and community. Since its inception in 1926, the Guild has provided professional development opportunities by hosting social and educational events, seminars, industry trips, and more. The Guild produces the annual New York Book Show, which celebrates outstanding achievements in book design and manufacturing. BIGNY also proudly organizes charitable events to promote literacy in the New York City metropolitan area.
Strap on your backpacks and sharpen your pencils as BIGNY presents a panel to discuss curricula, benefits, and processes, and a Q & A about New York’s most prestigious publishing courses.
Lindy Hess, Director, Columbia Publishing Course, Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism
Andrea Chambers, Director, Center for Publishing, New York University School of Continuing and Professional Studies
Jane Kinney-Denning, Professor and Director of Internships and Corporate Outreach, Pace University
Moderator: Damon Zucca, Publisher, Scholarly and Online Reference, Oxford University Press
Date: Tuesday, October 9, 2012, 5:30 p.m. at Random House
1745 Broadway, between 55th and 56th Streets, 2nd floor
Beer, wine, and hors d’oeuvres at 5:30, program at 6:15. Admission does not include cocktail hour.
$40 for members of the Book Industry Guild of New York
$60 for nonmembers
Those with a valid student ID are welcome to attend the lecture for FREE. Student reservations are necessary.
To purchase admission and obtain more information, visit: www.bookindustryguildofny.org
BIGNY is an informational forum. No solicitations, please