Fall 2013 AnnouncementsNeeded: Information on adult trade titles (new titles only; no reprints!) being published in all general trade formats (hardcover, trade paper, mass market, audio, e-book) between Aug. 1, 2013, and Jan. 31, 2014, and children's trade titles (new titles only; no reprints) being published within the same time span—Aug. 1, 2013 through Jan 31, 2014. Publishers are invited to enter their data online at publishersweekly.com/fall2013submissions.
By registering through the above-mentioned link, publishers will find an easy-to-use data-entrance tool powered by Edelweiss. Publishers will be able to enter title information (title, subtitle, imprint, series, author or other category of contributor, price, pub date, print run, and format, along with description of the book, author bio, and jacket or interior art). They will also have the opportunity (strongly recommended) to write a 50-word maximum "PW Pitch" for each title. Publishers can also enter the territories or markets in which rights to given titles are available. Again, deadline is May 13, 2013. We urge you to observe this deadline in order to be listed online and/or in print. The portal will be open starting April 16, 2013.
[Note to Edelweiss clients: even if your catalogues are hosted by Edelweiss, you must enter your titles through the PW/Edelweiss portal and confirm that all required title attributes are supplied prior to the May 13th deadline to be eligible for our listings.]
There is no limit to the number of titles that can be entered, as long as they meet the criteria as to dates of publication and suitability as a book meant for the trade. [Note that you no longer are asked to present a prioritized list of titles.] Please be sure that a BISAC category and an eligible format are listed for each title—these are mandatory. Please also observe the pub-month parameters; actual publication date is preferred; all titles outside those respective parameters will be rejected for online listing and print issue consideration. Also, no reprints, please—new books only. PW reserves the right to edit entries for consistency and concision; submission of titles does not guarantee inclusion in print.
This information will form the basis of our print announcement issues in which, for the adult issue, we will provide a synthesis of the upcoming season's highlights across categories and genres, and for the children's, an extensive presentation of the season's new titles. For questions, contact Michael Coffey at email@example.com for Adult, and Carolyn Juris at firstname.lastname@example.org for Children's. For technical issues with the online entry process, you may also contact Jen Slajus at email@example.com.
Final online presentation of titles will be accessible via the PW Web site on approximately June 24, 2013 for Adult and July 15, 2013 for Children's, free and browsable for all PW subscribers.
This is our sixth collection of announcement listing titles conducted in partnership with Above the Treeline, the Ann Arbor–based company that provides Web-based software for the book industry, including the Edelweiss catalogue management system. This collection forms the basis of title information from which we will produce a print Fall Adult Announcements issue (the June 24, 2013 PW) and the Fall Children's Announcements information (the July 15, 2013 PW). All of the collected information, adult and children's, will be part of the online catalogue for spring titles, which will be available and browsable to all registered users. Religion and Audio publishers/imprints are encouraged to submit via PW/Edelweiss, though we will also conduct a separate call for titles in those categories—each will get its own issue (Religion, July 1; Audio, July 8).
Click here for instructions and registration.