“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, firstname.lastname@example.org, 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.
CALL FOR REVIEWERS
Publishers Weekly, familiarly known in the book world as PW and “the bible of the book business,” is a weekly news magazine focused on the international book publishing business running for over 140 years. It offers feature articles and news on all aspects of the book business, bestsellers lists in a number of categories, and industry statistics, but its best known service is pre-publication book reviews, publishing some 8,000 per year.
Publishers Weekly is currently looking for reviewers for all types of fiction (excluding Poetry) and all types of non-fiction (specifically Education, Technology, Politics, Psychology), both digital and physical, and for both traditionally published and self-published books. PW pays an honorarium of $25 per review. Writing/prior reviewing experience is a plus, but not required.
If you are interested in reviewing for PW, please send an example review (approximately 200 words) of a recently published book to DShultz@publishersweekly.com. Also include a list of genres (fiction) you’d like to review or areas of specialization (non-fiction). Applicants are highly encouraged to look at PW reviews for formatting examples. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask.
Regan Arts, a division of Phaidon Global, is a fast-growth publishing and media business with a world-class staff of creative professionals. We are looking for bright, talented, and enthusiastic interns wanting to learn about the overall editorial, design, and publishing business.
About the Position:
Regan Arts, LLC is looking for a self-motivated and detail-oriented individual for an internship in sub-rights and marketing. Ideal candidate is capable of juggling multiple tasks and working across a range of categories.
This is a paid internship.
A Great Book Event!
Pace MS in Publishing students are invited to attend the NYC-Chapter of the Women’s National Book Association http://wnba-nyc.org/ National Reading Group Month http://www.nationalreadinggroupmonth.org/ event which will take place on Thursday, October 22nd at the General Society of Mechanics and Tradesman (right around the corner from the publishing offices)
Student memberships are only $20.00 (register here: http://wnba-nyc.org/membership-2-2/ ).
Being a member of the WNBA is great way to get involved in the larger publishing community, to network and to volunteer. We hope to see many of you at this or one of our upcoming events.