'Publishers Weekly' and the Association of American Literary Agents will copresent the 2024 U.S. Book Show, a one-day in-person educational conference for agents, editors, marketers, and book publishing professionals, at NYU's Kimmel Center in New York City on May 22.
The organization held its soft launch party last night in Brooklyn, N.Y., which event coproduced by Hachette Book Group and Kundiman and featured six authors, including Curtis Chin and Kat Chow.
During Winter Institute's closing keynote in Cincinnati, author and presidential historian Doris Kearns Goodwin praised indie booksellers and discussed her deeply personal new book, 'An Unfinished Love Story.'
The journalist spoke to the 951 booksellers attending Winter Institute about the Race Card Project, which she launched 14 years ago, and how it has evolved into a much-needed dialogue about both race and identity in the U.S.—and a new book, 'Our Hidden Conversations.'
At this year's PubWest Conference, several publishing professionals noted ways they have found to amplify sales by partnering with more nontraditional book retailers, while for others, discussions of A.I. and the future of the industry remained front and center.
The first day of the ABA's annual conference tackled topics including the basics of bookselling, marketing and media strategies for booksellers in the digital age, and how publishers can make booksellers' lives easier.
Private equity investor James Rhee, author of 'Red Helicopter,' suggested ways to amplify a bookstore or brand’s intangible qualities, and conflict resolution specialist William Ury, author of 'Possible,' advised booksellers on how to deal with people's differences "constructively."
During his keynote presentation at the Indie Press Summit at Winter Institute 2024 in Cincinnati, Hanif Abdurraqib critiqued the consolidation of the big houses and emphasized the importance of indie presses in the book publishing ecosystem.
Protesters from Writers Against the War on Gaza disrupted a PEN America event featuring actor and outspoken Israel supporter Mayim Bialik in Los Angeles on January 31. One protestor, author Randa Jarrar. was physically removed from the scene.
Bricks-and-mortar bookshops anchor neighborhoods, while a book bus and pop-ups take their shelves on the road.