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Gold Sponsors:


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


2017 Nominations are Closed

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.

Party with the PW Stars!

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.

September 6th 2017 • 6:30 – 8:30 P.M.
Tao DT

92 9th Ave, New York, NY