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  • 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.

  • New York Comic Con Goes Metaverse

    New York Comic-Con is taking its mammoth real-world presence into a new virtual space, dubbed the Metaverse.

  • Bookseller Models for the Covid-19 World

    Three indies share their preparations for the long haul.

  • SIBA Looks Ahead

    SIBA’s new leader responds to challenging times.

  • Getting into the Holiday Spirit Early

    Booksellers are kicking off holiday sales now, well before the traditional start of the holiday season on Black Friday, or the day after Thanksgiving.

  • CALIBA Celebrates Its First Year

    The country’s newest regional is unifying California booksellers.

  • Fall Regionals 2020: The Virtual Edition

    This year’s bookseller shows are moving online, but still have plenty of author events, education, and exhibits. Plus, ABA CEO Allison Hill shares an urgent message with publishers.

  • ReBoot Virtual Conference Set for October 13

    "ReBoot: Books, Business and Reading," a virtual conference aimed at preparing the publishing industry for 2021, has been set for October 13.

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