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  • TLA 2019: The Power of Advocacy

    The stars are aligning to make this year’s event one of the association’s most highly attended conferences to date.

  • PW Star Watch Program Ready for its Fifth Year

    Nominations are now being accepted for the PW Star Watch program, a partnership between 'PW' and Frankfurter Buchmesse, to recognize those up-and-coming members of the U.S. and Canadian publishing communities.

  • Talking Pictures Winners Named

    The New York Rights Fair has announced the winners and honorees in the “Talking Pictures: Selected Books” program; awards were given in five categories for excellence in book design, including children’s picture books.

  • Taking a Look at Mergers & Acquisitions

    A panel during a recent Book Industry Guild of New York meeting about merger and acquisitions brought several takeaways, among them a lowering in purchase price for the typical trade publisher.

  • Toy Fair Moves on After Toys R Us

    At this year’s New York Toy Fair, publishers discussed new retail opportunities following the closing of the toy store chain.

  • Publishers at Toy Fair 2019 Highlight Book-Plus, Female Empowerment

    Though some of the publishers that usually attend Toy Fair were absent this year, book publishing exhibitors called the 2019 edition a strong show with new trends rising to the surface.

  • BookExpo, ABA Offer BEX Travel Grants to Indie Booksellers

    BookExpo and the American Booksellers Association have partnered on a program offering indie booksellers financial support to attend the annual book industry trade show.

  • National Book Foundation Announces Spring Schedule

    The administrator of the National Book Awards has announced the spring lineup for NBF Presents, its public programming series.

  • PubWest Keynote Focuses on Amazon's Dominance of the Book Market

    In her speech, Open Markets Institute senior fellow Lina Khan said: “More than any other firm, Amazon depicts how a company can come to monopolize all sorts of markets without triggering scrutiny under our anti-monopoly laws.”

  • Center for Fiction to Hold Brooklyn Grand Opening

    The Center for Fiction is holding a grand opening in downtown Brooklyn on February 19 in a new $6 million building that features a reading room, a 160-seat auditorium, and a bookstore.

  • ALA Rebounds in Seattle

    After two down years, attendance was up sharply at the 2019 ALA Midwinter Meeting.

  • WI14: Kobe Bryant Receives a Mixed Reception from Booksellers

    While some attendees at Winter Institute were excited to meet basketball star Kobe Bryant and learn about his new children's imprint, others said they may not sell his books, recalling his being charged with sexual assault in 2003.

  • A Robust Winter Institute 14 Wraps Up

    A confident indie bookselling sector looks to the future—and to next year's conference in Baltimore, Md.

  • WI14: Atwood, Morgenstern Create A Buzz Among Booksellers

    Margaret Atwood and Erin Morgenstern engaged Thursday morning in conversation in front of booksellers that created a buzz lasting all day, as booksellers eagerly anticipate the release this fall of both authors' next novels.

  • WI14: Indie Booksellers and Publishers Gather in Albuquerque

    Despite weather-related travel problems, 700+ indie booksellers gathered in Albuquerque to network among themselves, talk to publishers about new books, and meet authors.

  • PEN to Salute 'Defenders of Truth' at Annual Gala

    Comedian John Oliver will host the 2019 PEN America Literary Gala, where investigative journalist and 'Fear' author Bob Woodward will be honored alongside Scholastic chairman and CEO Dick Robinson.

  • WI14: Indigenerds Unite at Red Planet

    With 23 Native American tribes in New Mexico, the only surprise is that it took so long for someone to launch a bookstore dedicated to “indigenerds”—or Native Americans obsessed with comics, games, and pop culture.

  • WI14: Feeling like Cassandra: PW Talks with Margaret Atwood

    Following the success of 'The Handmaid’s Tale' on Hulu and a Netflix miniseries of her novel 'Alias Grace,' Atwood spoke with PW in 2017 about the resurgence of interest in her work.

  • WI14: Talking Murder: PW Talks with Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark

    True crime enthusiasts Karen Kilgariff, a stand-up comedian and television writer, and Georgia Hardstark, a writer and host for the Cooking Channel, launched their true crime podcast, will have something new to share with their fan base next year: their first book.

  • WI14 Turning a World into a Novel: A Q&A with Erin Morgenstern

    Novelist Erin Morgenstern’s newly announced sophomore effort, 'The Starless Sea' (Doubleday, Nov.), tells a love story set in a secret underground world. Morgenstern talks about which comes first, the novel or the world, and how she translates her vision.

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