Spring 2014 Announcements

Needed: Information on adult trade titles (new titles only; no reprints!) being published in all general trade formats (hardcover, trade paper, mass market, audio, e-book) between Feb 1, 2014, and July 31, 2014 and children’s trade titles (new titles only; no reprints) being published within the same time span—Feb. 1, 2014 through July 31, 2014. Publishers are invited to enter their data online at publishersweekly.com/spring2014submissions.

By registering through the above-mentioned link, publishers will find an easy-to-use data-entrance tool powered by Edelweiss. Publishers will be able to enter title information (title, subtitle, imprint, series, author or other category of contributor, price, pub date, print run, and format, along with description of the book, author bio, and jacket or interior art). They will also have the opportunity (strongly recommended) to write a 50-word maximum “PW Pitch” for each title. Publishers can also enter the territories or markets in which rights to given titles are available. Again, deadline is Dec. 9, 2013. We urge you to observe this deadline in order to be listed online and/or in print. The portal will be open starting Nov. 8, 2013.

[Note to Edelweiss clients: even if your catalogues are hosted by Edelweiss, you must enter your titles through the PW/Edelweiss portal and confirm that all required title attributes are supplied prior to the Dec. 9 deadline to be eligible for our listings.]

There is no limit to the number of titles that can be entered, as long as they meet the criteria as to dates of publication and suitability as a book meant for the trade. [Note that you no longer are asked to present a prioritized list of titles.] Please be sure that a BISAC category and an eligible format are listed for each title—these are mandatory. Please also observe the pub-month parameters; actual publication date is preferred; all titles outside those respective parameters will be rejected for online listing and print issue consideration. Also, no reprints, please—new books only. PW reserves the right to edit entries for consistency and concision; submission of titles does not guarantee inclusion in print.

This information will form the basis of our print announcement issues in which, for the adult issue, we will provide a synthesis of the upcoming season’s highlights across categories and genres, and for the children’s, an extensive presentation of the season’s new titles. For questions, contact Michael Coffey at mcoffey@publishersweekly.com for Adult, and Carolyn Juris at cjuris@publishersweekly.com for Children’s. For technical issues with the online entry process, you may also contact Jen Slajus at jslajus@abovethetreeline.com.

Final online presentation of titles will be accessible via the PW Web site on approximately Jan. 27, 2014 for Adult and Feb. 24, 2014 for Children’s, free and browsable for all PW subscribers.

Click here for instructions and registration information.

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