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LISTEN UP!
A Librarian-Focused Discussion of Trends, Developments and Hot Titles from the E-Audio World


Date: Thursday Dec 18
Time: 1:00 pm EDT


Audiobooks are more popular than ever, and libraries have more (and more innovative) options than ever for delivering effective browsing, borrowing and listening experiences to their patrons.

Join Publishers Weekly director of audience development Kat Meyer for a discussion about the latest developments in listening technology, an exploration of why e-audio is taking off with readers and a chance to hear about some of the hottest audio titles for the new year.

Panelists will also offer an overview of how to recommend great listens, and share a little bit of what it's like behind the scenes in an audiobook recording session.

Panelists Include:

Marika Gofman
Content Marketing Specialist at Findaway World

Cheryl Herman
Marketing Director for Books on Tape & Listening Library

Heather McCormack
Collection Development and Publisher Relations Manager of 3M's Cloud Library

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Comics Breaking the Mold in Bookstores and Libraries
Nov 13, 1 p.m. EDT

The changing readership of comics is opening up the medium to a shift in the kinds of books being published and how they are marketed. Women and kids are reading comics again, and general-interest, kids and YA graphic novels are all finding space on the shelves of bookstores and libraries. At the same time, a new generation of booksellers and librarians is more committed than ever to getting graphic novels in front of readers.

Find out what’s working and where it’s going in this informative webcast.

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Stepping Into Self-Help

Wednesday Oct 22 1 p.m. EDT

Do people want to be loved, successful, thin, all of the above or something altogether different?

Join PW reviews editor Marcia Z. Nelson in conversation with self-help publishers Central Recovery Press and Hay House to discover the leading edges of self-help.

Sign up now for this live webcast to learn about the latest self-help titles and new techniques to promote self-improvement titles in libraries and bookstores. Who are the new must-read advisers and gurus? Help yourself to smarter choices about what to stock and what to read.

Panelists include:
Diane Hills, Sales and Operations Director, Hay House
Patrick Hughes, Sales and Marketing Manager, Central Recovery Press

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It's Not Easy Being Green or a Teen: Reality Bites in YA Lit
Date: Oct 2
Time: 1:00 P.M. EST

Join this conversation about the current trends of realism and its impact on young adult literature. What are publishers receiving from agents since The Fault in Our Stars took off? Are dystopia and the paranormal over now that readers want to read more contemporary stories with characters who could be themselves or their BFFs? Are these trends simply cyclical?

Named one of Time's 100 Most Influential People list for 2014, John Green brings contemporary realism to his fiction, most recently The Fault in Our Stars, which was published in 2012 and released as a movie this past June. Judy Blume did the same for an earlier generation.
We'll also discuss the kerfuffle this past summer over the Slate article that argued that adults should be embarrassed to read YA. Slate author Ruth Graham wrote, “Life is so short, and the list of truly great books for adults is so long.” Do you agree?

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New Adult: A Genre is Born

Date: Wednesday, September 17
Time: 1:00 PM EDT

Join Publishers Weekly in conversation with these six authors of new adult works, talking about what it's like to define a brand new genre.

Panelists: Nichole Chase, Cora Carmack, J. Lynn, Jay Crownover, Sophie Jordan, Molly McAdams

Mixing romance with the life-changing experiences of early adulthood—college life, first jobs, independence, self-discovery and finding love—these authors are defining the blazing new genre of New Adult. This genre is captivating young adult readers with contemporary settings and frank discussions of the sometimes taboo subjects and raw emotions of early adulthood.

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The Next Chapter: YA Authors Reveal New Directions

Date: Wednesday, August 20
Time: 1:00 PM EDT

YA authors Julie Kagawa, Caragh O'Brien and Carrie Ryan joined by John Parke Davis are taking their readers in completely new directions as they begin new series this fall. Discover how they plan to keep their devoted fans and entice new ones.

In this PW live webcast, YA authors speak with PW children's reviews editor John A. Sellers about their new series, the ways in which they plan to engage and interact with readers and what it's like to leave behind established worlds and beloved characters.

Note: An archived version of this Webcast will be available soon after the live event. For the archived version, click the registration link below, register, which will make the archived version available. Pre-registrants will be notified by email when the archived version is posted.​​

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