Speakers on a panel organized by the Book Manufacturers Institute agreed that the Covid-19 experience will likely permanently change the way consumers shop for books and that all aspects of publishing will need to adapt to the new landscape.
Among Bouchercon's top mystery writers this year were Hank Phillippi Ryan, winner of Best Novel for 'The Murder List' (Forge), and Tara Laskowski, whose 'One Night Gone' (Graydon House) was named Best First Novel.
This fall's independent bookstore regional trade shows started off last week with two big virtual fairs held by three organizations—and did so swimmingly.
The New England Independent Booksellers Association launched its virtual fall conference with a conversation between YA authors Angie Thomas and Justin Reynolds, who emphasized their commitment to dispelling harmful assumptions about young Black men.
Billed as "New Voices New Rooms," the combined regional fall conference of the New Atlantic Booksellers Association and Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance kicked off on September 21 with an emphasis on children’s books.