Event | The Book Industry Guild of New York

STM & STEM: What Are They and How Are Publishers Responding

When: April 10, 2018 @ 5:15–7:30pm
Where: Penguin Random House (2nd Floor), 1745 Broadway (bt. 55th & 56th Streets), New York, NY, 10004
Cost: $40-$60 ($5 just to attend the panel)

The Book Industry Guild of New York is hosting a panel on STM & STEM. Questions will be answered about what these are and how they relate to the publishing industry. Continue reading “Event | The Book Industry Guild of New York”

June 29 Bryant Park Event

Bryant Park Author Cli-Fi Panel

Wednesday, June 29, 20169791

12:30 p.m.1:30 p.m.

Hosted by Environmental Journalist and Environmental Fiction Writer Nathaniel RichOdds Against Tomorrow, and featuring Lydia MilletMermaids in Paradise, Sweet Lamb of Heaven.

Is it truth or is it fiction? This panel features environmentally conscious writers with novels on natural disasters, ecological collapse, and the relationship between humans and the natural world.

Reading Room in Bryant Park

Location Details:
Located on the 42nd street side of the park, between the back of the New York Public Library and Sixth Avenue. Look for the burgundy umbrellas.

Report from the Trenches: PubWest Conference

I am a current M.S. in Publishing student, and the Production Manager at ABC-CLIO, LLC in Broomfield, Colorado. I will be on a panel of print and production professionals at the  PubWest Conference in Las Vegas from November 3-5.  Our topic is digital process and workflow.  It’s not too late to sign up and join us in Las Vegas for seminars and networking with other like-minded publishing professionals.  See the link below for full conference information:

This is a great opportunity to meet and greet a varied publishing community west of the Misissippi River!  New York is a great place to live and work, but west of the “Big Muddy” is fantastic!

– Don Schmidt
Production Manager at ABC-CLIO, LLC

Report from the Trenches: New York Comic Con

Interest in comics and graphic novels is steadily expanding – just ask anyone who attended the sold-out New York Comic Con this weekend.  The crowds started as far back as the nearest subway stop – 3 avenues away from the Jacob Javits Convention Center, which was home to this year’s NYCC.  Walking towards the convention center, you could easily pick the Comic Con attendees out of the crowd.  Many wore elaborate and impressive costumes, and all were excited to see their favorite comics creators.

I attended the Comic Con this Friday at the suggestion of Professor Paul Levitz, who is teaching the new course Publishing Comics and Graphic Novels this semester.  He encouraged the class to attend what is a highly important event, not only for comics fans, but also for publishers.  The marketing, sales, and promotional opportunities afforded to publishers at the Comic Con are unparalleled.  Many booths were handing out free comics, artwork, and even promotional t-shirts.  Comics retailers had just about everything imaginable for sale. I myself went with the intention of buying nothing, and ended up emptying my wallet.

The show floor of the Comic Con is easily the largest part of the convention (and the most overstimulating!).  But looking at the Con from the perspective of a publishing student, I believe the panels represent some of the best educational opportunities.  The panel I attended was called “Archaia Entertainment Presents: How to Make a Great Indie Graphic Novel.”  This panel consisted of editors, writers, and artists that work with Archaia.  Because of the diversity of the panel, I was able to learn a little about the process of accepting new proposals from both the publishing side and the creator side of the business.  Such opportunities to learn from professionals in the business are immensely valuable.

Of course, the Comic Con is mostly an extremely fun, high-energy convention – a chance to meet friendly comics fans, talk with artists and writers, get the autographs of favorite celebrities, and people-watch in a crowd of amazing costumes.  What more could you ask for on a Friday afternoon?

For more information on the Comic Con, check out the website: http://www.newyorkcomiccon.com.

Also, see the Publisher’s Weekly article on the convention here.

Google and the Future of Search: Is the Party Ending?

Google has become synonymous with search. Over the years, others have tried, but Google’s seemingly magic algorithms, entrepreneurial culture and advertising model have cemented its reputation as the leader in the field. But is all of that changing? With the emergence of Facebook and other social media sites, people are turning to their friends and networks for recommendations, ideas and solutions. Is the so-called science of “social search” displacing the mathematics as the holy grail of search technology?

This panel will examine the changing nature of search as agencies, individuals and institutions search for the next big thing. Today’s event is tied to the April publication of Steven Levy’s book, “In the Plex.”

Jerry Spiegel
Partner, Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz
Steven Levy
Author, “In the Plex”; Senior Writer, Wired Magazine
Kevin Lee
Co-Founder and CEO, Didit; Author, “Search Engine Secrets”; Chair, SEMPO (Search Engine Professional Marketing Organization)
Aimee Reker
Partner, FRWD Co.
Jeff Adelson-Yan
Founding Partner, Levelwing

April 28, 2011

Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz
488 Madison Avenue
10th Floor
New York City


If you’re interested in attending, please register here!