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Join Publishers Weekly and Frankfurter Buchmesse for the 5th annual PW Star Watch event, a lively celebration of the 50 publishing professionals, including marketers and publicists, editors, booksellers, agents and more, named the 2019 PW Star Watch Honorees.

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Make new connections and mingle with some of the brightest and most talented professionals shaping the future of publishing at one of the most memorable nights in publishing this year. Enjoy cocktails, conversation, hors d'oeuvres, music and more with peers, friends and colleagues.

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About

PW Star Watch, in association with Frankfurter Buchmesse, identifies and celebrates members of the U.S. and Canadian publishing communities who are blazing trails and doing innovative work. PW Star Watch brings recognition to honorees on a global stage.

Now in its fifth year, PW Star Watch has celebrated more than 200 honorees.

From publicity to production, bookselling to new technology, every facet of the publishing world is represented by this elite group. PW Star Watch shines a light on innovative and talented professionals from all parts of the industry and provides them with additional mentorship, while also honoring their contributions.

Fifty honorees were chosen from among the nominations for the fifth annual award.

Five finalists chosen by the PW Star Watch executive jury will be revealed in September, 2019.

One "Superstar" will be selected and honored in New York on September 18, 2019 during the celebration. The Superstar will receive a sponsored trip to the Frankfurt Book Fair in October, 2019.

Honorees

Margot Atwell
Kickstarter, PBC
Margot Atwell
Senior Director, Publishing
Kickstarter, PBC
Andrea Baird
Triumph Books & Chicago Review Press
Andrea Baird
Marketing Manager
Triumph Books & Chicago Review Press
Jennifer N. Baker
Minorities in Publishing Podcast
Jennifer N. Baker
Creator and Host
Minorities in Publishing Podcast
Nicole Brinkley
Oblong Books and Music
Nicole Brinkley
Bookseller
Oblong Books and Music
Amanda and Rob Broder
Ripple Grove Press
Amanda and Rob Broder
Cofounders
Ripple Grove Press
Maddie Caldwell
Grand Central Publishing
Maddie Caldwell
Editor
Grand Central Publishing
Emily Day
Macmillan
Emily Day
Library Marketing Coord. & YA Specialist
Macmillan
Marissa DeCuir
JKS Communications
Marissa DeCuir
President, Partner
JKS Communications
Hannah Oliver Depp
Loyalty Bookstore
Hannah Oliver Depp
Bookseller
Loyalty Bookstore
Andrea DeWerd
Penguin Random House
Andrea DeWerd
Marketing Director 
Penguin Random House
Grace Doyle
Thomas & Mercer (Amazon Publishing)
Grace Doyle
Editorial Director
Thomas & Mercer (Amazon Publishing)
Orlando Dos Reis
Scholastic
Orlando Dos Reis
Editor
Scholastic
Emily Folks
Andrews McMeel Publishing
Emily Folks
Publishing Sales Director
Andrews McMeel Publishing
Lynn Ford
C&T Publishing
Lynn Ford
Digital Marketing and PR Manager
C&T Publishing
Gina Gagliano
Random House Graphic
Gina Gagliano
Publishing Director
Random House Graphic
Naomi Gibbs
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Naomi Gibbs
Senior Editor
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Adria Goetz
Martin Literary & Media Management
Adria Goetz
Literary Manager
Martin Literary & Media Management
Jennifer Griffiths
Penguin Random House Canada
Jennifer Griffiths
Designer
Penguin Random House Canada
Greg Hunter
Lerner Publishing Group
Greg Hunter
Editorial Director
Lerner Publishing Group
Lori Kilkelly
LK Literary Agency
Lori Kilkelly
Agent and Owner
LK Literary Agency
Na Kim
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Na Kim
Art Director
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Kevin Kushman
Blue Manatee Literacy Project
Kevin Kushman
Director
Blue Manatee Literacy Project
Justin Paul Lawrence
InterVarsity Press
Justin Paul Lawrence
Sales Director
InterVarsity Press
Heather Luciano
Elsevier
Heather Luciano
Publisher
Elsevier
Bethany Marshall
Morgan James Publishing
Bethany Marshall
Publishing Director
Morgan James Publishing
Lauren Maturo
Blackstone
Lauren Maturo
Senior Publicist
Blackstone
Sara Megibow
KT Literary, LLC
Sara Megibow
Senior Agent
KT Literary, LLC
David Moench
Penguin Random House
David Moench
Dir of Publicity, Del Rey, Random House
Penguin Random House
Carrie Montoya
Cognella
Carrie Montoya
Manager, Revisions and Author Care
Cognella
Josh Mosey
Baker Book House
Josh Mosey
Children's Book Buyer
Baker Book House
Amber Oliver
Harper Collins and Harper Perennial
Amber Oliver
Acquiring Editor
Harper Collins and Harper Perennial
Kwanza Osajyefo
BLACK
Kwanza Osajyefo
Cofounder, Creator, Author
BLACK
Andy Perham
Books Inc.
Andy Perham
Bookseller
Books Inc.
Beth Phalen
Gallt & Zacker Literary Agency
Beth Phalen
Literary Agent
Gallt & Zacker Literary Agency
Amelia Possanza
Flatiron Books
Amelia Possanza
Assistant Director of Publicity
Flatiron Books
Jennifer Powell
Scholastic
Jennifer Powell
Director of Rights and Co-editions
Scholastic
Joshua Redlich
Random House Children's Books
Joshua Redlich
Senior Publicist
Random House Children's Books
Clare Reeth
20th Century Fox/Disney
Clare Reeth
Director, Literary Affairs
20th Century Fox/Disney
Benjamin Rosenthal
HarperCollins/Katherine Tegen Books
Benjamin Rosenthal
Executive Editor
HarperCollins/Katherine Tegen Books
Noelle Santos
The Lit. Bar
Noelle Santos
Founder and Bookseller
The Lit. Bar
Brian Skulnik
RosettaBooks
Brian Skulnik
Managing Editor
RosettaBooks
Clay Stafford
Killer Nashville
Clay Stafford
President, CEO, Founder
Killer Nashville
Taneka Stotts
Beyond Press
Taneka Stotts
Cofounder, Editor, Creator, Author
Beyond Press
Brent Taylor
Triada US Literary Agency
Brent Taylor
Literary Agent
Triada US Literary Agency
Nick Thomas
Levine Querido
Nick Thomas
Senior Editor
Levine Querido
Emily Tyler
Rowman & Littlefield
Emily Tyler
Digital Product Manager
Rowman & Littlefield
Danny Vazquez
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Danny Vazquez
Acquiring Editor
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Ivy Noelle Weir
Quirk Books
Ivy Noelle Weir
Publicist and Marketing Manager
Quirk Books
Reid Welsh
Penguin Random House
Reid Welsh
Senior Analyst, Sales Business Dev
Penguin Random House
Denis Woychuk
KGB Bar and Literary Series
Denis Woychuk
Founder
KGB Bar and Literary Series
Margot Atwell
Senior Director, Publishing
Kickstarter, PBC
Margot Atwell
Senior Director, Publishing
Kickstarter, PBC
Andrea Baird
Marketing Manager
Triumph Books & Chicago Review Press
Andrea Baird
Marketing Manager
Triumph Books & Chicago Review Press
Jennifer N. Baker
Creator and Host
Minorities in Publishing Podcast
Jennifer N. Baker
Creator and Host
Minorities in Publishing Podcast
Nicole Brinkley
Bookseller
Oblong Books and Music
Nicole Brinkley
Bookseller
Oblong Books and Music
Amanda and Rob Broder
Cofounders
Ripple Grove Press
Amanda and Rob Broder
Cofounders
Ripple Grove Press
Maddie Caldwell
Editor
Grand Central Publishing
Maddie Caldwell
Editor
Grand Central Publishing
Emily Day
Library Marketing Coord. & YA Specialist
Macmillan
Emily Day
Library Marketing Coord. & YA Specialist
Macmillan
Marissa DeCuir
President, Partner
JKS Communications
Marissa DeCuir
President, Partner
JKS Communications
Hannah Oliver Depp
Bookseller
Loyalty Bookstore
Hannah Oliver Depp
Bookseller
Loyalty Bookstore
Andrea DeWerd
Marketing Director 
Penguin Random House
Andrea DeWerd
Marketing Director 
Penguin Random House
Grace Doyle
Editorial Director
Thomas & Mercer (Amazon Publishing)
Grace Doyle
Editorial Director
Thomas & Mercer (Amazon Publishing)
Orlando Dos Reis
Editor
Scholastic
Orlando Dos Reis
Editor
Scholastic
Emily Folks
Publishing Sales Director
Andrews McMeel Publishing
Emily Folks
Publishing Sales Director
Andrews McMeel Publishing
Lynn Ford
Digital Marketing and PR Manager
C&T Publishing
Lynn Ford
Digital Marketing and PR Manager
C&T Publishing
Gina Gagliano
Publishing Director
Random House Graphic
Gina Gagliano
Publishing Director
Random House Graphic
Naomi Gibbs
Senior Editor
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Naomi Gibbs
Senior Editor
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Adria Goetz
Literary Manager
Martin Literary & Media Management
Adria Goetz
Literary Manager
Martin Literary & Media Management
Jennifer Griffiths
Designer
Penguin Random House Canada
Jennifer Griffiths
Designer
Penguin Random House Canada
Greg Hunter
Editorial Director
Lerner Publishing Group
Greg Hunter
Editorial Director
Lerner Publishing Group
Lori Kilkelly
Agent and Owner
LK Literary Agency
Lori Kilkelly
Agent and Owner
LK Literary Agency
Na Kim
Art Director
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Na Kim
Art Director
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Kevin Kushman
Director
Blue Manatee Literacy Project
Kevin Kushman
Director
Blue Manatee Literacy Project
Justin Paul Lawrence
Sales Director
InterVarsity Press
Justin Paul Lawrence
Sales Director
InterVarsity Press
Heather Luciano
Publisher
Elsevier
Heather Luciano
Publisher
Elsevier
Bethany Marshall
Publishing Director
Morgan James Publishing
Bethany Marshall
Publishing Director
Morgan James Publishing
Lauren Maturo
Senior Publicist
Blackstone
Lauren Maturo
Senior Publicist
Blackstone
Sara Megibow
Senior Agent
KT Literary, LLC
Sara Megibow
Senior Agent
KT Literary, LLC
David Moench
Dir of Publicity, Del Rey, Random House
Penguin Random House
David Moench
Dir of Publicity, Del Rey, Random House
Penguin Random House
Carrie Montoya
Manager, Revisions and Author Care
Cognella
Carrie Montoya
Manager, Revisions and Author Care
Cognella
Josh Mosey
Children's Book Buyer
Baker Book House
Josh Mosey
Children's Book Buyer
Baker Book House
Amber Oliver
Acquiring Editor
Harper Collins and Harper Perennial
Amber Oliver
Acquiring Editor
Harper Collins and Harper Perennial
Kwanza Osajyefo
Cofounder, Creator, Author
BLACK
Kwanza Osajyefo
Cofounder, Creator, Author
BLACK
Andy Perham
Bookseller
Books Inc.
Andy Perham
Bookseller
Books Inc.
Beth Phalen
Literary Agent
Gallt & Zacker Literary Agency
Beth Phalen
Literary Agent
Gallt & Zacker Literary Agency
Amelia Possanza
Assistant Director of Publicity
Flatiron Books
Amelia Possanza
Assistant Director of Publicity
Flatiron Books
Jennifer Powell
Director of Rights and Co-editions
Scholastic
Jennifer Powell
Director of Rights and Co-editions
Scholastic
Joshua Redlich
Senior Publicist
Random House Children's Books
Joshua Redlich
Senior Publicist
Random House Children's Books
Clare Reeth
Director, Literary Affairs
20th Century Fox/Disney
Clare Reeth
Director, Literary Affairs
20th Century Fox/Disney
Benjamin Rosenthal
Executive Editor
HarperCollins/Katherine Tegen Books
Benjamin Rosenthal
Executive Editor
HarperCollins/Katherine Tegen Books
Noelle Santos
Founder and Bookseller
The Lit. Bar
Noelle Santos
Founder and Bookseller
The Lit. Bar
Brian Skulnik
Managing Editor
RosettaBooks
Brian Skulnik
Managing Editor
RosettaBooks
Clay Stafford
President, CEO, Founder
Killer Nashville
Clay Stafford
President, CEO, Founder
Killer Nashville
Taneka Stotts
Cofounder, Editor, Creator, Author
Beyond Press
Taneka Stotts
Cofounder, Editor, Creator, Author
Beyond Press
Brent Taylor
Literary Agent
Triada US Literary Agency
Brent Taylor
Literary Agent
Triada US Literary Agency
Nick Thomas
Senior Editor
Levine Querido
Nick Thomas
Senior Editor
Levine Querido
Emily Tyler
Digital Product Manager
Rowman & Littlefield
Emily Tyler
Digital Product Manager
Rowman & Littlefield
Danny Vazquez
Acquiring Editor
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Danny Vazquez
Acquiring Editor
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Ivy Noelle Weir
Publicist and Marketing Manager
Quirk Books
Ivy Noelle Weir
Publicist and Marketing Manager
Quirk Books
Reid Welsh
Senior Analyst, Sales Business Dev
Penguin Random House
Reid Welsh
Senior Analyst, Sales Business Dev
Penguin Random House
Denis Woychuk
Founder
KGB Bar and Literary Series
Denis Woychuk
Founder
KGB Bar and Literary Series