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.”

Click here to register for the U.S. Book Show, and click here for more information on the programming.

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