SiriusXM Book Radio Joins ‘Publishers Weekly’ For Special Coverage of BookExpo America 2012

Highlights include editors from PW as they interview authors, industry insiders, discuss upcoming books and trends

NEW YORK – June 4, 2012 - Sirius XM Radio (NASDAQ: SIRI) announced today that SiriusXM Book Radio, the only 24/7 channel devoted to books and authors, will air a special broadcast with industry leader Publishers Weekly directly from the 2012 BookExpo America (BEA), the largest annual book trade fair in the United States.

SiriusXM Book Radio host Maggie Linton welcomes Publishers Weekly’s editors Rose Fox and Mark Rotella as they share their insights and expertise from the world of publishing including news on the biggest books of BEA, bestsellers, and a special interview with the Publishers Weekly and New York Times bestselling author Nelson DeMille.

Publishers Weekly is the international news magazine of the book business targeting publishers, librarians, booksellers, rights agents and the media with emphasis on book reviews. The Publishers Weekly special kicks off SiriusXM Book Radio’s programming from BEA on Wednesday, June 6 at 7:00 pm ET on SiriusXM Book Radio channel 80.

Additional BEA coverage includes interviews with bestselling author Michael Chabon; Tess Gerritsen, author of the TNT series Rizzoli and Isles; Joe Kanon, Jennifer Weiner, Danish sensation Sara Blaedel, R&B star Ledisi and SiriusXM’s own Frank DeCaro who will chat about his blockbuster The Dead Celebrity Cookbook. Listeners will also get tips about the latest and coolest reading and audio book gadgets.

SiriusXM Book Radio connects millions of listeners across the country with books, authors and notable guests from the literary world offering programs that include author interviews, daily broadcasts of audio books, radio drama and more.

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About Publishers Weekly
Publishers Weekly is the international news magazine of the book publishing industry. Founded in 1872 and published continuously since then, the weekly trade magazine publishes six newsletters, including PW Daily and PW Tip Sheet; five blogs, including the new ListenUp; a robust Web site; and more than 260,000 Twitter followers. The magazine has also launched a mobile edition, digital editions and an app. Publishers Weekly reviews more than 8,000 books each year, in addition to featuring author interviews and news about bookselling, marketing, merchandising and the publishing trade, along with regular columns on rights, people in publishing and bestsellers.

About Sirius XM Radio

Sirius XM Radio Inc. is the world’s largest radio broadcaster measured by revenue and has more than 22 million subscribers. SiriusXM creates and broadcasts commercial-free music; premier sports talk and live events; news and comedy; exclusive entertainment; and the most comprehensive Latin music, sports and talk programming in radio. SiriusXM is available in vehicles from every major car company in the U.S., from retailers nationwide, and online at SiriusXM programming is also available through the SiriusXM Internet Radio App for Android, Apple, and BlackBerry smartphones and other connected devices. SiriusXM also holds a minority interest in SiriusXM Canada which has more than 2 million subscribers.

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Media contact for Publishers Weekly:

Christi Cassidy


Media contact for SiriusXM Radio:

Michelle Domínguez