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Kelley Allen, Director of E-Books, Humble Bundle
Sarah Billingsley, Senior Editor for Food and Drink, Chronicle Books
Leila Campoli, Literary Agent, Stonesong
Diane Capriola, Bookseller, Little Shop of Stories
Rebecca Carlisle, Director of Publicity, Adult Titles, Workman Publishing
Lynne Ciccaglione, Associate Publisher, Regan Arts
Alyssa Cordova, Director of Publicity, Regnery Publishing
Cindy Dach, Bookseller, Changing Hands, Tempe AZ
Chelsea Eberly, Editor, Random House Children’s Books
Candace Finn, Senior Manager, Subsidiary Rights, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Clelia Gore, Literary Agent, Martin Literary Management
Taylor Grant, Assistant Art Director, Penguin Random House
Jessica Greer, Publicity Director, Other Press
Suzanna Hermans, Bookseller, Oblong Books & Music, Rhinebeck
Christa Heschke, Literary Agent, McIntosh & Otis
Anne Ishii, Owner, Massive Goods
Jennifer Laughran, Senior Agent, Andrea Brown Literary Agency
Kate Layte, Bookseller, Papercuts J.P., Boston
Daniel Loedel, Associate Editor, Scribner, Simon & Schuster
Caitlin McKenna, Editor, Random House
Andrea Montejo, President, Indent Agency
Alexandra Nicolajsen, Director of Social Media & Digital Sales, Kensington Publishing
Annie Nybo, Editor, Albert Whitman
Katy O'Donnell, Editor, Nation Books
Josh O'Neil, Founder, Beehive Books
Nicole Op Den Bosch, Senior Manager, Editorial Operations, Audible
Ammi-Joan Pacquette, Senior Agent, Erin Murphy Literary Agency
Gabriella Page-Fort, Editorial Director, AmazonCrossing
Cassandra Pelham, Senior Editor, Scholastic
Janine Perez, Associate Digital Marketing Manager, Simon & Schuster
Andy Perham, Bookseller, Books Inc., San Francisco
Michael Petranek, Senior Editor and LEGO Publishing Manager, Scholastic
Andrew Rein, Sales Director, Mass Merchandise National Accounts, Penguin Random House
Lindsey Schwoeri, Senior Editor, Penguin Books
Erika Seyfried, Assistant Director, Digital Campaigns and Media Planning, Random House
Serena Sigona, Senior Product Manager, PRH/Crown/Ten Speed
Soonyoung Kwon, Senior Designer, Knopf
Phil Stamper-Halpin, Manager, Publishing Development and Author Platforms, Penguin Random House
Laura Stanfill, Publisher, Forest Avenue Press
Caroline Sun, Director of Publicity, HarperCollins Children's Books, HarperCollins
Michael Szczerban, Executive Editor, Little, Brown
Blair Thornburgh, Editor, Quirk
Ashley Tucker, Associate Art Director, Penguin Publishing Group
Colleen AF Venable, Art Director, Children's Book Group, Workman Publishing
Navah Wolfe, Editor, Saga Press
A Call for "Rising Stars" in the Publishing Industry
Publishers Weekly, in association with the Frankfurt Book Fair, created PW Star Watch to identify and celebrate members of the U.S. publishing community who are on the rise and bring recognition to them on a global stage.
From publicity to production, bookselling to new technology, nominees can be anyone who is making an impact on the publishing industry who is not yet in an executive role.
The goal of PW Star Watch is to shine a light on innovative members from any and all parts of the industry and provide them with additional mentorship, while also honoring their contributions.
Forty semifinalists will be chosen from among the nominations for the third annual award, then narrowed down to five finalists by the PW Star Watch executive jury.
One superstar will be selected and honored in New York in September, 2017. The winner also receives an all-expenses-paid trip to the Frankfurt Book Fair in October, 2017.
Celebrate the accomplishment and innovation in publishing achievements at PW’s Star Watch event.
PW and the Frankfurt Book Fair will present the top 5 finalists and award one of these individuals the top honor of PW’s Superstar and a complimentary trip to the Frankfurt Book Fair.
Open bar and passed hors d’oeuvres.
Network with the movers and shakers shaping the next generation of publishing.
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