Book Industry Guild of New York Event

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“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, publicrelations@bigny.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.

BIGNY_JimMilliotAbout 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.

BIGNY_MegLederAbout 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).

BIGNY_EdSpadeAbout 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.

For additional information about BIGNY, please contact Tim Hoey: publicrelations@bigny.org, timhoey95@gmail.com

Phone: 973.714.0707

 

 

Publisher’s Weekly Call for Reviewers

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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.

Internship Alert: Regan Arts Sub-Rights and Marketing Intern

Intern Wanted

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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.

How to Apply:
Please email your resume to DIlina@phaidon.com<mailto:DIlina@phaidon.com> with the subject line: internship.

 

Around Town: Book and Magazine Events in NYC

around-town2Thursday, September 18th, 8pm-9pm
Symphony Space’s Peter Jay Sharpe Theatre, 155 W 65th St, New York, NY 10023
If fast-paced, competitive, humor-centric readings are up your alley, the Literary Death Match might be the perfect event for you to check out. Read more on Literary Death Matches.

Strand teams up with Symphony Space for a fantastic installment of the popular series Literary Death Match. Featured writers for this round include Joshua Ferris, Julie Klam, Nick Flynn, Rivka Galchen and Bill Scheft. Hosted by Literary Death Match creator Adrian Todd Zuniga, this event will take place at Symphony Space’s Peter Jay Sharpe Theatre… stick around after the show for a special signing with the Death Match authors!

 

Sunday, September 21st, 10am-6pm
Brooklyn Borough Hall and Plaze, 209 Joralemon Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201
Rain or shine, the show must go on! Spend the day visiting booths and enjoying the lively literary marketplace. Children and adults alike will enjoy the events of the day, from readings and discussions on a variety of topics like narration types, starting  reading groups, and cover design. But those don’t even scratch the surface of what’s available. Click here for a list of Sunday’s events.

This is an event you do not want to miss!

 

Monday, September 22nd, 6pm
Barnes & Noble, 97 Warren Street, New York, NY 10007.|
Author and artists Michael Cho and Charles Burns will chat with Chip Kidd about their new graphic novel, Shoplifter. Purchase book for entry. Join us!

Corrina Park used to have big plans.

Studying English literature in college, she imagined writing a successful novel and leading the idealized life of an author. But she’s been working at the same advertising agency for the past five years and the only thing she’s written is . . . copy. Corrina knows there must be more to life, but and she faces the same question as does everyone in her generation: how to find it?

Here is the brilliant debut graphic novel about a young woman’s search for happiness and self-fulfillment in the big city.

 

Lauren-Oliver30410865Tuesday, September 23rd, 6pm
Barnes & Noble, 97 Warren Street, New York, NY 10007.|
Author Lauren Oliver will discuss and sign her new book, Rooms. She is the bestselling author of Panic and the ‘Delirium Series.’ Purchase a copy of Rooms at Barnes & Noble Tribeca for entry.

After a number of highly acclaimed New York Times bestsellers, including the Delirium trilogy and the standalone novels Before I Fall and Panic, Lauren Oliver returns with a spellbinding tale that confirms her place as one of our finest storytellers. Fueled by the same inspired feel for plot and character that drew readers to Oliver’s earlier works, Rooms is a mesmerizing and suspenseful story of guilt, love, and family secrets.

Around Town: Book and Magazine Events in NYC

 

As students in New York City we have access to hundreds of great events every day. It is at these events that we can network, learn more about our favorite topics, and gain exposure to a wider industry. These readings, lectures, and parties will enrich our education beyond what we learn in class. If you have any recommendations for event listings, please send them to us at the office. If you attend any of these events, we’d love to have you blog about it here! Send us an email and let us know!

 

2/15/13

A.S. Byatt, Tracy Smith, and Leonard Lopate

At Powerhouse Books (37 Main Street, Brooklyn) novelist Byatt and poet Smith read from their work and then talk with Lopate about the craft of writing. This event is free and begins at 6pm.

 

2/18/13

Karen Russell: Vampires in the Lemon Grove

At the Greenlight Bookstore (686 Fulton Street, BrooklynSwamplandia! Author launces her new collection of short-stories: Vampires in the Lemon Grove. This event starts at 7:30 and is free.

2/19/13

Vera Wang

Designer, entrepreneur, and it-woman Vera Wang will be speaking at the 92nd Street Y (1395 Lexington Ave, Manhattan.) Her talk will focus on her career, and the change from designer bridal wear to a less formal ready-to-wear line. Tickets are $29.00, and the event begins at 8 pm.

 

2/20/13

Michael Clinton

At the Rizzoli Bookstore (31 W 57th Street, Manhattan) author and publishing veteran of the Hearst company, Michael Clinton, will be reading from his new travel memoir, The Globetrotter Diaries. This event is free and starts at 5:30

 

Selected Shorts: Lorrie Moore & Sherman Alexie

This live radio program features actors interpreting stories. This week Cynthia Nixon, Amber Tamblyn, and Jill Eikenberry will be performing works by Lorrie Moore and Sherman Alexie. Tickets start at $15.00, and the event begins at 7:30. The event is held at Symphony Space (2537 Broadway, Manhattan.)