During recent visits to the Beijing and Moscow Book Fairs I found myself in extended conversations about the exciting new opportunity that our PubMatch effort represents for the global exchange of rights. Last week, PW Daily reported the important new partnership with Reed Expo's London Book Fair and BookExpo America, but don't confuse that news with an Anglo effort only.
We are announcing PW Select, a quarterly supplement announcing self-published titles and reviewing those we believe are most deserving of a critical assessment. The first supplement will appear in our year-end issue in December. Each quarterly will include a complete announcement issue of all self-published books submitted during that period.
It has been a whirlwind first week, full of amazing messages from friends, colleagues, and lost connections. After PW broke the news last Monday that it had been acquired—and that I was returning to the magazine—the torrent of response was incredible, particularly after many among our 35,000 Twitter followers and the sundry media reporters, bloggers, and readers were heard from.
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