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  • ABA Moves Children’s Institute to 2021

    The American Booksellers Association announced that it will postpone Children’s Institute, its annual conference of children’s book publishers, authors, and retailers, until 2021.

  • O’Reilly Cancels Events, Shutters In-Person Conference Business

    Citing the impact of the pandemic, O’Reilly Media president Laura Baldwin announced that the publisher and technology education platform is canceling all future in-person symposiums and closing that portion of its business.

  • At On Air Fest, the Lit World Pivots to Audio

    The fourth annual On Air Fest, held earlier this month in Brooklyn, prominently featured a number of figures and institutions from the book world, reflecting a growing publishing and literary presence in the podcast sector.

  • West Coast Literary Events Go Online

    With book tours, festivals, conferences, and other literary events being canceled around the world due to COVID-19 concerns, the tech-friendly west coast literary community has begun creating digital events to keep authors and readers connected during the coming weeks of social distancing and quarantine.

  • The Loft Announces Wordplay Literary Fest Will Be Virtual This Spring

    The Loft literary center in Minneapolis is not canceling its second annual Wordplay literary festival. Instead, it is partnering with other literary organizations to hold a two-month virtual celebration of books and authors.

  • 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.

  • MoCCA Arts Fest Rescheduled Over Virus Concerns

    The MoCCA Arts Festival, an annual festival of indie and self-published comics and graphic novels organized by the Society of Illustrators, has been postponed due to the continuing spread of the new coronavirus.

  • Coronavirus Leads to Smaller AWP Conference

    The threat of the new coronavirus lead to a loss of attendees and exhibitors at the AWP conference in San Antonio, but the show went on and gave a boost to local writers and organizations.

  • ReedPop Postpones Emerald City Comic Con Over Virus Concerns

    Concern over travel to pop culture conventions as well as delays in printing due to the new coronavirus are growing among comics publishers.

  • As the New Coronavirus Spreads, Conferences Suffer

    The new coronavirus is causing global panic, and the publishing industry has proved far from immune.

  • Reed Confirms BookExpo, BookCon to Proceed as Planned

    Reed Exhibitions issued a statement confirming that BookExpo and BookCon will proceed as planned May 27-31, 2020, at the Javits Center in New York City.

  • AWP Conference in San Antonio to Proceed as Planned

    The annual AWP Conference will be held despite any threat from the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus. This year's event, which takes place from March 4-7, is being held in San Antonio, Tex.

  • Book-Toy Synergies Abound at Toy Fair

    Despite a new coronavirus scare, this year's Toy Fair New York saw typical foot traffic, with many of the initiatives spotlighted at the fair reflecting growing connection between books and toys in the market.

  • Coronavirus: The Latest Challenge for Toy Makers—and Publishers

    The coronavirus is one of the main topics of conversation at the 117th edition of Toy Fair New York, which began on Saturday and runs through Tuesday.

  • PubWest 2020 Looks Forward to a Diverse Future

    At the annual PubWest conference in Portland, Ore., attendees and speakers focused on ways to improve access, representation, and diversity in the publishing industry.

  • Judy Blume to Headline BookExpo’s 2020 Children’s Book & Author Breakfast

    ReedPop announced the author lineup for BookExpo’s 2020 Children’s Book & Author Breakfast, which will be held on Friday, May 29, at the Javits Center in New York City, and hosted and moderated by Judy Blume.

  • Penultimate ALA Midwinter Closes

    Some 8,099 total attendees were on hand in Philadelphia for the penultimate American Library Association Midwinter Meeting, the lowest attendance for the conference since 1992.

  • WI15: In the End, It's All About the Books for Indies

    Friday's WI15 highlights included a free freight announcement by Chicago Distribution Center and Ibram X. Kendi's discussion with Jason Reynolds about the pair's new YA work, 'Stamped: Racism, Anti-Racism, and You.'

  • WI15: Looking Back on a Wild Winter Institute

    From controversy surrounding a book by a keynote speaker to new technology offerings, there was no shortage of topics at the ABA’s annual gathering.

  • Printing Conference Will Examine Current Trends

    With printing efficiency becoming ever more important to the entire industry, the Book Manufacturers’ Institute will hold its first conference to address the topic February 10-11 in New York City.

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