Meet some of the industry’s favorite road warriors. The winner, as selected by a panel of judges, will be announced at a virtual reception during the U.S. Book Show on Monday, May 22, 4:30–5 p.m.
U.S. Book Show 2023: Emily Bates
Emily Bates, senior manager for in-house sales of Penguin Random House adult titles, calls herself a “jack-of-all-trades” rep.
U.S. Book Show 2023: Mark Fleeman
Mark Fleeman of Fujii Associates introduces himself on the company’s website with a few words that succinctly encapsulate his 35-year career as a commission rep: “I’ve been with Fujii since 1988, many stories, and many miles.”
U.S. Book Show 2023: Julie Isgrigg
Hachette Book Group sales rep Julie Isgrigg took what she calls a “nontraditionalist path” through the book industry.
U.S. Book Show 2023: Tom Leigh
Minneapolis-based Macmillan house rep Tom Leigh hopes the third time will be the charm: he’s been nominated twice before for PW rep of the year, in 2008 and in 2013.
U.S. Book Show 2023: Ty Wilson
Publishers Group West sales rep Ty Wilson says he’s been in the book industry since the “Rolodex cards and clipboards era.”