Upcoming Event: Béatrice Coron, Stories Cut from Paper

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The General Society of Mechanics and Tradesmenis pleased to present: Béatrice Coron, Stories Cut from Paper on Tuesday, March 8th at 6:30 p.m

Béatrice Coron will introduce the many facets of contemporary paper cutting as well as their historical roots. From a panorama of international artists and her own work, she will demonstrate the endless possibilities and applications of this simple media. Ms. Coron explores visual silhouette storytelling in artist books, paper cutting and public art to create stunning works of art.

During her lecture, she will elaborate on how she creates these intricate and playful worlds. Collecting memories from individuals and communities, Ms. Coron stages narrative allegories in silhouette to create a dialogue with the viewer in playful fantasies. Her cut designs are made of paper, glass or metal and range in size from small to monumental. Her acclaimed work can be seen in major collections across the world, such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the J. Paul Getty Museum and the Walker Art Center, as well as in many art galleries and her public art can be viewed in subway stations in New York, Los Angeles and Chicago. For more information, please visit www.beatricecoron.com.

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 to follow. Advance registration is recommended.
$15 General admission,
$10 General Society members and Senior Citizens,
$5 Students.
To register please contact the General Society at: 212.840.1840 or

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

 

 

Link of the Week: Brooklyn Book Festival

BBFhomepagelogo-2014Make sure to mark your calendars, because the Brooklyn Book Festival is coming to town this Sunday!

Many serious readers, if asked, would tell you that there are few ways to better spend a day than to be surrounded by books in a cozy environment, enveloped in a world they can hold in their hands. There is also the kind of reader who forays into the realm of nature with just a book, no library or comfy couch needed.

Books unite us, despite our genre, reading device, and environmental preferences. And what better way is there to celebrate the book than by checking out the Brooklyn Book Festival? As the largest free literary event in New York City, the Festival promises events for every kind of reader and book professional, and even the causal passerby. From author readings and Q&A’s, trivia night and scavenger hunts, workshops, talks from top professionals and panel discussions, with music, art and food thrown in, attendees have a wide range of events to choose from. Click here to see the full list of events.

Events will be organized around the Brooklyn Borough Hall, but be sure to check out confirmed locations for any events you’re particularly interested in.

Events run from Sept. 15th until Sept. 22nd; main event is Sunday, Sept. 21st from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm

Around Town: Book and Magazine Events in NYC

October 22, 2013

Postage Stamps

Join Chris West as he tells the tale of modern Britain through the country’s postage stamps in his book A History of Britain in Thirty-Six Postage Stamps. @ The Strand Bookstore 828 Broadway 7 p.m.

 

Tom Standage

Tom Standage, digital editor at the Economist and author of the New York Times bestseller A History of the World in 6 Glasses, joins us to discuss his new book Writing on the Wall: Social Media -The First 2000 Years. @ Barnes and Noble 97 Warren Street 6 p.m.

October 24, 2013

Rachel Ray

Join Rachel Ray as she introduces her newest cookbook Week in a Day. @ Barnes and Noble 33 East 17th Street 7 p.m.

The Moth StorySLAM

10 stories, 3 teams of judges, 1 winner. $8 at the door. This event always sells out. Limited seating; please arrive early. @ The Housing Works Bookstore 126 Crosby Street 7 p.m.