Overview

Book Lovers on the Internet: Connecting with Readers in Digital Ways

PubTechConnect 2017
PTC Influencers Breakfast 2018. Photo ©Olivo: Courtesy of NYU Photo Bureau.

The NYUSPS Center for Publishing and Publishers Weekly invite you to the next program in the renowned PubTechConnect series of events on the intersection of publishing and innovation. On June 12th from 6:30 to 9:00 p.m. at the NYU Kimmel Center, join us for a panel discussion and reception entitled Book Lovers on the Internet: Connecting with Readers in Digital Ways.

Hear how The New York Times, Books are Magic, Bustle, Epic Reads, and Electric Literature are creating a whole new narrative surrounding book coverage, engaging readers and fostering literary communities online.

Learn about the role of book clubs (digital and IRL), virtual author tours, innovative online events, newsletters, and social media (including the power of Instagram) in enriching the discussion about great reads and new voices.

Moderator:

M. J. Franklin
is a social editor at The New York Times. Previously he worked at Mashable as an assistant editor and host of the MashReads podcast.

Panelists:

Cristina Arreola
is the senior books editor at Bustle.

Jane K. Lee is the senior manager of content and community at Epic Reads, HarperCollins’ young adult reading community where she manages brand activity, leads social media strategy, and develops content.

Emma Straub is the New York Times bestselling author of Modern Lovers and The Vacationers, and with her husband, she owns Books Are Magic, an independent bookstore in Brooklyn, New York.

Jess Zimmerman is the editor-in-chief of Electric Literature and a freelance writer. She has written for Hazlitt, the New Republic, the Guardian, the Washington Post, Eater, Slate, and the Cut. Her first book, Basic Witches, co-written with Jaya Saxena, was published in August 2017. Her next book, an essay collection, is forthcoming from Beacon.

This program is also part of the NYUSPS Media Talk series on important topics in publishing.

Wednesday, June 12, 2019 from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.

NYU Kimmel Center for University Life
Rosenthal Pavilion, 10th Floor
60 Washington Square South
(between LaGuardia Place & Thompson Street)

Immediately following the discussion, please join us for a cocktail reception.

Doors open at 6:00 p.m. and close promptly at 6:30 p.m.

Wine and refreshments to follow from 8:00 – 9:00 p.m.

RSVP and photo ID required for entrance.

Tickets available online soon.

MJ Franklin is a social editor at The New York Times. Previously he worked at Mashable as an assistant editor and host of the MashReads podcast.

Panelists

Cristina Arreola
Bustle
Cristina Arreola
Senior Books Editor
Bustle
Cristina Arreola is the Senior Books Editor at Bustle. Photo by Ashley Batz.
M.J. Franklin
The New York Times
M.J. Franklin
Social Editor
The New York Times
M. J. Franklin is a social editor at The New York Times. Previously he worked at Mashable as an assistant editor and host of the MashReads podcast.
Jane K. Lee
Epic Reads/HarperCollins
Jane K. Lee
Senior Manager of Content & Community
Epic Reads/HarperCollins
Jane K. Lee is the senior manager of content and community at Epic Reads, HarperCollins’s young adult reading community where she manages brand activity, leads social media strategy, and develops content.
Emma Straub
Author
Emma Straub
Author
Emma Straub is the New York Times bestselling author of Modern Lovers and The Vacationers, and with her husband, she owns Books Are Magic, an independent bookstore in Brooklyn, New York. Photo by Jennifer Bastian.
Jess Zimmerman
Electric Literature
Jess Zimmerman
Editor-in-Chief
Electric Literature
Jess Zimmerman is the editor-in-chief of Electric Literature and a freelance writer. She has written for Hazlitt, the New Republic, the Guardian, the Washington Post, Eater, Slate, the Cut, and others. Her first book, Basic Witches, co-written with Jaya Saxena, was published in August 2017. Her next book, an essay collection, is forthcoming from Beacon. Photo by Helen Rosner.
Cristina Arreola
Senior Books Editor
Bustle
Cristina Arreola
Senior Books Editor
Bustle
Cristina Arreola is the Senior Books Editor at Bustle. Photo by Ashley Batz.
M.J. Franklin
Social Editor
The New York Times
M.J. Franklin
Social Editor
The New York Times
M. J. Franklin is a social editor at The New York Times. Previously he worked at Mashable as an assistant editor and host of the MashReads podcast.
Jane K. Lee
Senior Manager of Content & Community
Epic Reads/HarperCollins
Jane K. Lee
Senior Manager of Content & Community
Epic Reads/HarperCollins
Jane K. Lee is the senior manager of content and community at Epic Reads, HarperCollins’s young adult reading community where she manages brand activity, leads social media strategy, and develops content.
Emma Straub
Author
Emma Straub
Author
Emma Straub is the New York Times bestselling author of Modern Lovers and The Vacationers, and with her husband, she owns Books Are Magic, an independent bookstore in Brooklyn, New York. Photo by Jennifer Bastian.
Jess Zimmerman
Editor-in-Chief
Electric Literature
Jess Zimmerman
Editor-in-Chief
Electric Literature
Jess Zimmerman is the editor-in-chief of Electric Literature and a freelance writer. She has written for Hazlitt, the New Republic, the Guardian, the Washington Post, Eater, Slate, the Cut, and others. Her first book, Basic Witches, co-written with Jaya Saxena, was published in August 2017. Her next book, an essay collection, is forthcoming from Beacon. Photo by Helen Rosner.
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