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  • U.S. Book Show Gears Up

    More than 100 of publishing’s most influential editors will be on hand to discuss the biggest books of the fall when the first U.S. Book Show, presented by 'Publishers Weekly,' debuts on May 25-27.

  • 2021 WonderCon, San Diego Comic-Con Stay Virtual; CCI Plans November In-Person Event

    Comic-Con International announced that it will once again replace WonderCon, its annual spring convention in Anaheim, and the San Diego Comic-Con in the summer, with free virtual events in 2021. In addition, CCI plans to launch a new and as yet unnamed in-person pop culture event in November 2021.

  • Book Festivals Continue Online

    Book fairs and festivals are planned around the world in March and April, but most will still be virtual.

  • How Brit Bennett and Riverhead Books Leaned into a Bestseller

    In the latest installment of NYU's Media Talk series, Brit Bennett and her editor and marketing director discuss what made her sophomore novel, 'The Vanishing Half,' such a success.

  • WI16: Winter Institute Faces the Future

    Winter Institute aims to empower booksellers as they look ahead to another challenging year.

  • The State of the Book Biz as Seen from PubWest

    More than 200 people registered for the virtual PubWest conference, which concluded yesterday with a panel on the state of the industry with publishers from Drawn & Quarterly, Microcosm Publishing, and Soho Publishing.

  • PubWest Conference Opens with Talk of 2021 Trends

    The PubWest 2021 conference opened with a discussion on new digital marketing efforts while Gibbs Smith's Brad Farmer and Nicole Sullivan of Denver's BookBar shared observations about the current state of publishing and bookselling.

  • Covid-19 Impact Listing: Cancellations, Closings, Policy Changes, and More

    A list of canceled events, closed facilities, impacted industry functions and policies, and more to help book business professionals navigate the new coronavirus and its impact on the industry.

  • PW Launches New U.S. Book Trade Fair for May

    Publishers Weekly will launch a new American publishing trade fair. The U.S. Book Show will run virtually May 26-28 and will offer events and programming for the domestic and international publishing industry, including booksellers, librarians, publishers, and self-published authors.

  • Select Book Conferences, Fairs, and Festivals in 2021

    Most book fairs, festivals, and conferences moved online last year—and the event schedule for 2021 is still a work in progress.

  • How Do We Market Books Now?

    For participants on "The New Marketing Toolkit" panel, the opening session of PubTech Connect 2020, the word of the day was "nimble," as panelists described how publishers have adapted to changes in the market.

  • How 'The Only Good Indians' Got Made—And How It Hopes to Revive Horror

    At a virtual session of the Authors Guild's From Manuscript to Marketplace program this past week, Stephen Graham Jones and his publishing team discussed how his provocative, well-received slasher novel came into the world.

  • Experts Say Covid Will Change Book Shopping Patterns Forever

    Speakers on a panel organized by the Book Manufacturers Institute agreed that the Covid-19 experience will likely permanently change the way consumers shop for books and that all aspects of publishing will need to adapt to the new landscape.

  • In Virtual Event, Bouchercon 2020 Picks Year's Best

    Among Bouchercon's top mystery writers this year were Hank Phillippi Ryan, winner of Best Novel for 'The Murder List' (Forge), and Tara Laskowski, whose 'One Night Gone' (Graydon House) was named Best First Novel.

  • Fall Regional Shows Get High Attendance—and High Marks

    This fall's independent bookstore regional trade shows started off last week with two big virtual fairs held by three organizations—and did so swimmingly.

  • Kids' Books at the Forefront of Combined Regional Bookselling Conference

    Billed as "New Voices New Rooms," the combined regional fall conference of the New Atlantic Booksellers Association and Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance kicked off on September 21 with an emphasis on children’s books.

  • Angie Thomas and Justin Reynolds On Ending Black Male Stereotypes

    The New England Independent Booksellers Association launched its virtual fall conference with a conversation between YA authors Angie Thomas and Justin Reynolds, who emphasized their commitment to dispelling harmful assumptions about young Black men.

  • Daunt Gives B&N Update at BISG Annual Meeting

    To survive in the age of Amazon, B&N CEO James Daunt said bookstores "need to look good and have great books and passionate booksellers" in an interview with BISG executive director Brian O'Leary.

  • Exhibit Halls Go Virtual, Too

    This year’s show floors have moved online as well, and some will be up through the end of the year.

  • Regional Show Highlights 2020

    A roundup of key zoom events at all five virtual shows.

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