Top 5 Publishing Articles/Blog Posts of the Week 06/03-06/07

Every week, we recommend 5 publishing articles/blog posts that supplement the major news for the week. Whether data or industry commentary, we hope these 5 links will be a simple way to keep you in the know. 

Costco Cuts Books, What Does This Mean for Publishers? 

 

Roll The Credits- Why it’s Important to Acknowledge a Book’s Team

 

Bill Gates’ Announces Memoir 

 

Bridging Bestsellers, How James Patterson Finished Michael Crichtons’ Final Manuscript

 

Audio Publishers Association Survey Shows Audiobooks Growing

 

People Round Up, Early June, 2024

PEOPLE

Bloomsbury Publishing announced that Daniel Bean, formerly US manager at Cambridge University Press, is joining as sales director, US academic and professional on July 1st.  Elena McAnespie joins as academic marketing and publicity director. She was head of sales and marketing at University of California Press until 2021, when she started her own consulting firm.

 

Macmillan Publishers welcomes Kaustubh Kamat as SVP of technology. Kaitlyn Connors  joins as sales assistant, special markets, and trade sales.

 

At Hachette Book Group, Cara Bedick, previously editorial director of Chronicle Prism has joined Little, Brown Spark as executive editor.

 

Penguin Random House announced the return of Jennifer Ridgway to the Crown Publishing Group as director of marketing sales. Mor Mezrich has joined Penguin Random House Audio as senior audio engineer. Katie Dutton, previously associate manager for middle grade marketing at Scholastic, has joined Random House Children’s Books as manager for school and library digital marketing.

 

At Bindery Books, Shira Schindel has joined as acquisitions director. She was formerly the head of acquisitions at Blackstone Publishing  until 2023, when she started her own consulting firm. CJ Alberts has joined as marketing manager. Charlotte Strick has joined as creative director. 

 

Pushkin Press UK, which recently bought Steerforth Press, announced that Zandra Rose has joined as an associate manager for marketing and publicity.  Meanwhile, Steerforth co-founder, Chip Fleishcer, will remain as a senior editor.  

 

Seminary Co-op Bookstores announced that Jeff Deutsch has stepped down as executive director.

 

At Urano Publishing,  Suzy Swartz has joined as acquisitions editor. 

 

Haymarket Books welcomes Anne Rumberger, formerly sales and marketing director at Verso Books, as sales and marketing director.

 

In Agency News…

At Folio Literary Management, Veronica Meliksetian joined Folio Jr. as literary and operations assistant.

 

PROMOTIONS

Penguin Random House has promoted Alyssa Adler to publicity manager at Avery & TarcherPerigee. Lillian Ball has been promoted to assistant director of publicity at Avery & TarcherPerigee. Katie MacLeod-English is being promoted to associate marketing manager at Avery Books & TarcherPerigee. Neda Dallal is being promoted to senior marketing manager at Avery Books & TarcherPerigee. Nick Martorelli has been promoted to senior executive producer at Penguin Random House Audio. Jessie Stratton is being promoted to associate marketing manager at Penguin Press. Heather Palmer has been promoted to associate managing editor at Penguin Random House Audio. Benny Goldmintz has been promoted to managing editor at Penguin Random House Audio. Natalie Capogrossi has been promoted to senior manager for school marketing at Random House Children’s Books.

 

Macmillan Publishers has promoted Diandra Dinanath to manager of human resource information systems.

 

Hachette Book Group has promoted Kirsiah Depp to editor at Grand Central Publishing. Kelsey Horton has been promoted to executive editor at Delacorte Press. Sara High has been promoted to the newly created role of VP and director of international and Canada sales.

 

HarperCollins Publishers has promoted Clare Vaughn and Caitlin Johnson to editor. Sara Schonfeld, Carolina Mancheno Ortiz, and Elizabeth Agyemang have been promoted to senior editor. Carlos Rosario has been promoted to director of content creation and video strategy for Morrow and HarperCollins Children’s Books. Sam Fox has been promoted to senior director of content creation and social media strategy for Morrow and HarperCollins Children’s Books. Danielle Bartlett has been promoted to senior director of publicity at the Morrow Group.

 

Peachtree Publishing Company has promoted Zoie Konneker to assistant editor at Peachtree and Peachtree Teen.

 

The University of North Carolina Press  has promoted Dawn Durante to editorial director.

 

Sounds True has promoted Sahar Al-Nima to assistant editor. Sarah Stanton has been promoted to editorial director.

 

Angry Robot and Datura Books have promoted Caroline Lambe to publicity manager.

 

Fox Channel Publishing has promoted Erin Turner to associate publisher and editorial director.

 

DULY NOTED

Bloomsbury Publishing has acquired Rowman & Littlefield, this marks the largest acquisition by Bloomsbury to date at $83 million. The asset sales does not include the Rowman & Littlefield’s other businesses including Globe Pequot (with the exception of the Applause and Backbeat imprints), its trade publishing arm, Sundance-Newbridge, its K-8 education business and National Book Network (NBN), or its trade distribution business. 

 

Florence Minor, best known for numerous picture book collaborations with her husband, illustrator Wendell Minor, died on May 21 after a battle with ovarian cancer; she was 74.

 

Polis Books – the New York based indie press has closed its doors after 11 years. The press maintained a backlist of 171 books over its tenure which has now been dispersed amongst Bloodhound Books, Open Road Integrated Media, and Datura Books

 

EVENTS

May 31st- June 16th

Madrid Book Fair

Madrid, SP

 

June 5-9th

Bronx Book Festival

Bronx, NY

June 9th

 

Albany Comic Con

Albany, NY

June 13-16th

 

Nantucket Book Festival

Nantucket, CT

June 19th-23rd

 

Beijing International Book Fair

Beijing, CNCC

Top 5 Publishing Articles/Blog Posts of the Week 05/27-05/31

Every week, we recommend 5 publishing articles/blog posts that supplement the major news for the week. Whether data or industry commentary, we hope these 5 links will be a simple way to keep you in the know.

Are Publishers Using Too Much Ai?

Elin Hilderbrand to Retire From Writing Beach Reads

What’s More Sustainable E-Readers or Paperbacks?

Romance Writers of America Files for Bankruptcy

TikTok Made Her a Self-Published Best Seller, Now Publishers Want to Know How

Top 5 Publishing Articles/Blog Posts of the Week 05/20-05/24

Every week, we recommend 5 publishing articles/blog posts that supplement the major news for the week. Whether data or industry commentary, we hope these 5 links will be a simple way to keep you in the know. 

U.S. Book Show Attracts a Range of Industry Participants 

 

Is Taylor Swift Selling Sporty Romance?-Not Quite According to Experts 

 

Are Comp Titles Problematic? 

 

What’s at Risk When You Write What You Don’t Know? 

 

What Does News Corp Open Ai Deal Mean for Future of Publishing?  

2024’s U.S. Book Show Attracts a Range of Industry Participants

The U.S. Book Show opened on May 22nd to an overflow crowd that represented a broader range of industry folk than most conferences do:  presidents and past CEOs (like Marcus Dohle, wearing a Shimmr t-shirt, to announce his recent investment in the company); veterans like Carol Fitzgerald, president of  The Book Report Network; graduate students from NYU and Pace’s publishing programs, and many agents, emerging and mid level/ publishers, media and more.  Presented by PW, Association of American Literary Agents and a host of sponsors including Spotify, it was a lively, well-programmed day. 

 

Following an introduction by NYU host and Associate Dean of NYU SPS Center for Publishing and Applied Liberal Arts, Andrea Chambers, and AALA’s Jennifer Weltz, the kickoff panel featured S&S’s Jon Karp, Scholastic’s Peter Warwick, AbramsMary McAveney and Baker & Taylor’s Aman Kochar.  They covered a range of topics from the added cost of cybersecurity to the promise of audiobooks.  Karp talked about the need to bring in new talent at the top, given the problems faced in marketing new titles, while McAveney talked about publishers’ focus on finding and retaining a book or series’ audience.  Warwick marveled at the possibility of a book’s “virtuous circle,” from first publication to a movie or streaming series, to multiple spinoff book series and tie-ins. 

 

In a breakout session, Overdrive CEO Steve Potash delivered a dynamic speech promoting librarians and educators as influencers.  Using stats and slides, he showed that with 170 million public library cardholders in the U.S., not to mention more than one hundred thousand school libraries, there are a lot of ways to reach readers.  Overdrive, which controls these markets, also hosts 25,000 digital book clubs for libraries, organizations, cities, even countries.

 

A discussion by Jaime Wolf, General Counsel of AALA and Hachette’s Janet Saines-Cardozo on Contracts and Copyright, focused mainly on AI and how publishers might ensure that authors’ and, increasingly, translators’ contracts disclose any use of AI.  Both agreed this is a hard area to police, especially as it’s unclear where the “muscle” comes from to enforce these policies.

 

One of the particularly popular breakout sessions was the Young Publishing Forum, which covered finding or changing jobs, keeping up with industry moves and trends, building a network in a hybrid work

 environment, and burnout.  There was a lot of advice, and many questions from an eager audience.  One knowledgeable insider suggested that panels such as this one ensured that the conference would attract some younger members of the industry.

 

Keith Riegert, CEO of Ulysses Press, gave a talk on how publishers could use AI, with very actionable advice on which platform to use for various tasks, from writing a press release to creating a contract generator to calculating a book’s net profit margin.  Nevertheless, he worries that AI, which can also be used to create so much new content, “adds another substitute for things that take us away from reading. . . I’m into Al and I very much wish it didn’t exist.” 

 

The “X Factor” panel brought agents, editors and publishers together to discuss what personal and leadership qualities are important. All agreed how lucky they were to have the careers they’ve had, and to be in this industry.  Agent Todd Schuster pointed out that “showing up” and taking initiative are critical qualities, while Dawn Davis mentioned that she learned a lot from watching other people’s skills, including, when she was at Knopf, the legendary Sonny MehtaSally Kim thought that authenticity is key, while Dominique Raccah argue; for agility: “We’re the “yes – and” culture” at Sourcebooks.  Meanwhile, when asked what makes a stellar employee, all agreed that kindness, high standards and having a distinctive point of view were important. Macmillan’s Sonali Goel adeptly moderated the panel.

 

A panel titled “Sales Says” brought together PRH’s Kristen Fassler, Abrams’ Christine Edwards, S&S’s Gary Urda, Macmillan’s Jennifer Edwards and HarperCollins’ Kelly Roberts. The themes that emerged were how retailers expect so much more from publishers in terms of early information, useful data, robust marketing and customized plans for their specific market. Urda mentioned, and others agreed, that with so little time available to sell each title “Anything that takes the buyer off track is bad for the book.”  Meanwhile, all agreed that editors can educate themselves by spending more time in stores, and asking questions of their reps.

 

Two panels that both younger and more established publishers enjoyed brought agents and editors together to discuss their respective approaches to books and authors.  One brought seven agents and editors together, including Dutton’s Maya Ziv and Curtis Brown’s Kerry D’Agostino to discuss how to work together, with some pointed criticisms on both sides and from the audience as well.  The Auction panel got into the nitty gritty of whether round robin auctions were preferable to “first bid” auctions, and why editors like preempts but most agents don’t.  The publishing people talked about “auction fever,” while agents debated going for the passionate editor rather than the highest bid.  Putnam’s Ivan Held did a great job moderating CAA’s Anthony Mattero, Editorial Director S&S’ Stephanie Hitchcock, PRHs’  Stacey Barney, New Leaf’s Joanna Volpe and Macmillan’s Zack Wagman.  

 

PublishingTrends’ editors couldn’t get to all the panels, some of which ran concurrently, but all were well received, with overflow audiences.   At the end of the day, Portfolio publisher Adrian Zackheim interviewed author of Your Rich BFF, Vivian Tu and even as the clocked ticked toward Spotify’s cocktail feast, attendees sat in their seats to hear how to make money while living on your publishing pay. It was an apt ending to an informative day.

 

Olivia Feldman contributed to this article.

 

People Round Up, Mid May, 2024

PEOPLE

Reagan Arthur, EVP, Publisher, Alfred A. Knopf, and Lisa Lucas, SVP & Publisher, Pantheon Schocken, will both be leaving Penguin Random House. Jordan Pavlin is promoted to EVP, Publisher, Alfred A. Knopf, in addition to her role as Editor-in-Chief, newly reporting to Maya Mavjee. Pavlin will now manage the entire Knopf editorial department as well as Schocken editorial. Pantheon editorial now report into Bill Thomas, EVP, Publisher & Editor-in-Chief, Doubleday.

Columbia Global Reports has announced that founding publisher Camille McDuffie will retire in June; Jaime Leifer, VP associate publisher of PublicAffairs/Hachette, will succeed her in the role. 

 

Macmillan Publishers announced that Alyssa Awe will take on the newly created role of EVP, Business Development & Strategy effective June 3rd, reporting to CEO Jon Yaged. She was previously at Penguin Random HouseKaustubh Kamat, formerly VP of engineering at Dick’s Sporting Goods, is joining Macmillan  as the newly created role of SVP of technology on May 20, and reporting to COO, Neil Strong.

 

The Untenberg Poetry Center at The 92nd Street Y announced that Lucas Wittman has been appointed executive director. He was previously editorial director of Time.

 

At Simon & SchusterLiv Stratman, formerly head bookseller at Book Club Bar, joins Simon & Schuster as independent retail marketing manager. Karina Leon has joined Simon Acumen as associate editor. Kaiya Muniz has been named national account manager for Barnes & Noble. Ric Pychewicz, formerly academic sales data analyst at Bloomsbury, has joined as associate demand planning manager. Anna Skrabacz, formerly senior marketing manager at Pushkin Industries, has joined Summit Books as associate director of marketing. Luiza De Campos Mello Grijns has joined Summit Books as publishing assistant. Kevwe Okumakube has joined Summit Books as editorial assistant. At Gallery Books, Ghjulia Romiti has joined as editor. She was previously assistant editor at HarperOne and HarperVia

 

At Penguin Random HouseCaylee Gardner has joined Knopf Books for Young Readers as editorial assistant. Emma Leynse has joined Delacorte Press as editorial assistant. Shannon Blackbriar has joined Penguin Random House Audio as art rights associate. Amber Grell has joined Penguin Random House Audio as art rights assistant. Katie Lakina has joined Penguin Random House Audio as assistant acquisitions editor. John McGalagly has joined as director of finance at Penguin Random House Audio. Dee Santana has joined as junior financial analyst at Penguin Random House Audio. 

 

Farah Karim-Cooper has been named director of the Follett Shakespeare Library as of October 2024.  She is on the leadership team of Shakespeare’s Globe, and is also a professor at King’s College London.

 

Fantagraphics has announced Jacq Cohen will leave her position as executive director of communications and publicity on May 31s.

 

At Page One Media, Gene Taft, manager of Loyalty Books has joined as senior publicity and communications strategist.

 

At Hidden Pigeon Company, Tori Cook has joined Hidden Pigeon Company as SVP of franchise management. Paula Allen has joined Hidden Pigeon Company as publishing consultant.

 

At the ‘Beat’,  Humberto Saabedra has joined the ‘Beat’ as manga editor.

 

Page Street Publishing, Mary Ross has joined as PR and marketing assistant.

 

At Nosy Crow, Jennifer Greene, formerly editor at Clarion Books, has joined as editor.

 

At Phaidon, Jonas Wanstok has joined as publicity assistant.

 

At Abrams, Ivan Taurisano, formerly assistant editor at Sourcebooks, has joined Abrams Children’s Books as associate editor, entertainment publishing and content development. Claude Williams has joined Abrams as senior financial analyst.

 

At Hendrickson Publishers,  Robert A. Hand, formerly acquisitions editor at Kregel Academic, has joined as acquisitions editor.

 

At IDW, Cassandra Jones has joined as editorial assistant, focusing on the Star Trek line. Bixie Mathieu has joined as associate editor, focusing on the My Little Pony and Sonic the Hedgehog comic lines.

 

 

In Agency News…

Dani Segelbaum, formerly literary agent at the Carol Mann Agency, has joined Arc Literary Management.

 

PROMOTIONS

At HarperCollins, Erin Clarke, formerly editorial director at Knopf Books for Young Readers, has joined Clarion Books as VP and publisher.

 

Penguin Random House has promoted Dorothy Auld to associate director of sales services and administration.  Ella Kurki has been promoted to assistant editor at Dutton. Charlotte Peters has been promoted to assistant editor at Dutton.

Kristin Cipolla has been promoted to senior publicist at Berkley. Stephanie Felty has been promoted to publicist at Berkley. Chantelle Walker has been promoted to assistant marketing director at Crown. Stephanie Davis has been promoted to brand director at Crown. 

 

Macmillan Publishers has promoted Francine Yulo to marketing and sales manager at Drawn & Quarterly. Conor Mintzer has been promoted to assistant director of publishing operations at Henry Holt.

 

At HarperCollins, Kate O’Sullivan has been promoted to editorial director of Clarion Books. Chris Krones has been promoted to senior editor of Clarion Books. Erika DiPasquale has been promoted to editor at the Harper Group at HarperCollins Children’s Books

 

At Simon & Schuster, Brandi Stewart has been promoted to independent telemarketing account manager for the western region.

 

At the ‘Beat’, Deanna Destito has been promoted to managing editor of comicsbeat.com at the ‘Beat.’ Rebecca Oliver Kaplan has been promoted to deputy managing editor of comicsbeat.com at the ‘Beat.’

 

At IPG, Winona Youngblood-Sultze has been promoted to data manager.

 

At IDW, Thea Cheuk has been promoted to editor leading the Sonic Hedgehog line and Saturday Morning Adventures titles. Jake Williams has been promoted to associate editor on the Godzilla line and creator-owned titles at IDW. Nic Niño has been promoted to assistant editor on Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

 

DULY NOTED

Short story author and 2013 Nobel Prize for Literature winner, Alice Munro died on May 13 at 92.

The Firebrand Group, is launching the Publishing Innovation Forum, formerly known as the Firebrand Group Industry Conference, with the aim of “bringing the entire publishing industry together for conversations related to evolving and adapting to the book industry’s many changes,” with a focus on sales, rights and permissions, marketing, audiobooks, e-books, printing, distribution, and more. Sessions will encompass three tracks: marketing, technology, and business. The event is planned for September 24-26, in Nashville, Tennessee.

Atria Books will be relaunching Washington Square Press in Spring 2025 as a frontlist hardcover imprint focused on literary fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. Atria’s editorial director, Lindsay Sagnette will lead the imprint.

 

EVENTS

May 21

International Booker Prize 2024 Ceremony

London, UK

May 22

U.S. Book Show

New York, NY

May 23rd-26th

Warsaw International Book Fair

Warsaw, PO

May 24th-June 2nd

Kuala Lumpur International  Book Fair

Kuala Lumpur, MY

May 28- June 1

ThrillerFest

New York, NY

June 9th

Albany Comic Con

Albany, NY

Top 5 Publishing Articles/Blog Posts of the Week 05/13-05/17

Every week, we recommend 5 publishing articles/blog posts that supplement the major news for the week. Whether data or industry commentary, we hope these 5 links will be a simple way to keep you in the know. 

Sci-fi Saw it First: How JG Ballard Explored Ai Writing in the 1970s

Nobel Laureate Alice Munro Dies at 92

Living a Literary Life at Manderley Press 

Wiley Closes 19 Journals After Academic Fraud Was Found

Minnesota Legislatures Approve Bill Prohibiting Book Bans in Public School Libraries 

    

 

Top 5 Publishing Articles/Blog Posts of the Week 05/06-05/10

Every week, we recommend 5 publishing articles/blog posts that supplement the major news for the week. Whether data or industry commentary, we hope these 5 links will be a simple way to keep you in the know. 

 

The Fyre Festival of Books? Why This Book Fair Went Up in Flames 

 

How Did a Short Story Inspire This Year’s Met Gala? 

 

What’s Causing the ‘Decline by 9’ and Can We Get Kids to Read For Fun Again? 

 

Libraries, Book Bans, and More on This Year’s Ballot- Here’s What You Should Know

 

How New Children’s Museum Looks to Spark Love of Reading

 

People Round Up, Early May, 2024

PEOPLE

At Simon & Schuster, Craig Mandeville, VP and general manager at Simon & Schuster, will retire effective July 13.

Knopf announced that Emily Cunningham will join as executive editor, effective June 3. She will work on Knopf’s nonfiction list. Cunningham comes to Knopf from Penguin Press, where she is a senior editor.

At Macmillan Publishers, Madeline Winter has joined as sales and business development specialist at Macmillan. Jessica Sorentino has joined as senior marketing and diversified sales manager at Macmillan. Becca Ramsey has joined as cost accountant at Macmillan. Miguel Cervantes, formerly marketing manager at PublicAffairs, has joined Celadon Books as marketing manager.

HarperCollins has announced Mary Beth Thomas, the VP and director of independent retail sales, has left the company.

Disney Hyperion announced editor-at-large Stephanie Owens Lurie will retire from the company at the end of May.

At Chegg Inc. it has been announced that on June 1st Nathan Schultz, Chegg’s COO, will become President & CEO, while Dan Rosensweig steps into a new role as Executive Chairman. 

Highlights announced Todd Jones will become director of sales.  He was most recently VP, field and library sales, at Penguin Random House. Rachel Barry, has been hired as director of marketing and publicity; she was most recently VP, marketing, publicity and E- commerce at Insight Editions; prior to Insight, she spent 17 years in marketing and publicity roles at DK. Stephanie Lewis, director of analytics, was most recently director, business analytics, at Insight Editions; prior to Insight she held various data analytics positions at Sourcebooks.

At Zando, Christopher King, has joined as art director, he was previously associate art director at Penguin Press.

At Sourcebooks, Melissa Manlove has joined Sourcebooks Jabberwocky as executive editor. 

At Media Masters Publicity Consultants, Melissa Taylor has joined as book marketing, content promotion, and social media strategist. 

The Ohioana Library Association, has named Kimberlee L. Kiehl as executive director.

At Copper Canyon Press, co-publishers George Knotek and Joseph Bednarik retired on May 1. Publicist Ryo Yamaguchi has been named the new publisher, and Julie Johnson is promoted to director of finance & operations. Michael Wiegers remains executive editor and adds the role of artistic director.

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In Agency News…

Watson, Little has announced that Hannah Weatherill is joining as the agency’s book to screen rights representative as well as building her own list of commercial and upmarket fiction and non-fiction. She was most recently covering parental leave as head of media rights at Penguin Random House UK in 2023.

At Regal Hoffman & Associates, Priscilla Posada has joined as an agent. She is a literary translator as well as a MFA candidate at Bennington College.

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PROMOTIONS

At Macmillan PublishersCaitlin Mulrooney-Lyski has been promoted to VP and associate publisher at Henry HoltAmanada Crimarco has been promoted to associate director of library marketing. Rosana Zagaceta has been promoted to senior finance analyst. Christopher Urban has been promoted to metadata manager. Allison Tromp has been promoted to senior director of inventory management. Michelle Suter has been promoted to senior analyst for treasury and insurance. Chris Scheina has been promoted to director of subsidiary rights. Caitlyn Rush has been promoted to lead business analyst for platform development. Karen Rucker has been promoted to lead business analyst for platform development. Reagan Reynolds has been promoted to sales associate. Daniela Plunkett has been promoted to senior manager of business systems. Veena Vittal has been promoted to lead data analyst for platform development. Emily Miller has been promoted to subsidiary rights associate. Jennifer Macancela has been promoted to sales associate. Emily Kleinburg has been promoted to production associate. Lea Kim has been promoted to tax director. Amanda Gutierrez has been promoted to senior production manager. Christopher Gonzalez has been promoted to senior manager of digital production. Jennifer Golding has been promoted to senior sales manager of national accounts. Sophie Giroir has been promoted to speakers bureau events and sales associate. Amy Fodera has been promoted to manager of financial operations. Flora Esterly has been promoted to senior subsidiary rights manager. Emily Day has been promoted to library marketing manager. Vasudevareddy Cheluri has been promoted to lead developer for Cognos business intelligence and platform development. Nikita Chatoredussy is being promoted to senior sales analyst for sales planning. Celeste Cass has been promoted to senior production manager.  Abigail Burrus has been promoted to sales manager for data science.  Kristin Boran has been promoted to international sales manager.  Nora Afghani has been promoted to author events associate.

At New Harbinger Publications, Ifeoma Odiwe is being promoted to publicist  

At Phaidon, Lynne Ciccaglione is being promoted to executive editor.

At Peachtree, Jonah Heller has been promoted to senior editor for Peachtree and Peachtree Teen.

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DULY NOTED

The IBPA has announced that the Benjamin Franklin Book Awards will be renamed the IBPA Books Awards.

Janet Reid, the influential publishing blogger and literary agent died on April 14 following a brief illness. C.J. Sansom, best selling British author of Tudor crime thriller series, has died at 71.

Literary agent Richard Parks, 83, died of complications from dementia on April 23. Parks was the founder of The Richard Parks Agency and previously worked at Curtis Brown.

To mark their 10th anniversary, the Law Office of Stacy J. Grossman has been rebranded as SGIP.

Olivia Valcarce is launching a freelance editorial endeavor specializing in middle grade and YA fiction and can be contacted at BookOliviaV@gmail.com. She was previously editor at Inkyard.

One World sent 21 of its queer and BIPOC writers on residency at Art Omi in upstate New York this week. Writers across disciplines including fiction, nonfiction, and journalism, gathered on the grounds in Ghent, NY, which has resident accommodations and also houses a sprawling sculpture garden. The initiative was spearheaded by executive editor Nicole Counts.

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EVENTS

May 6-12 

Mass Kids Lit Fest

Northampton, MA

May 9-12

Melbourne Writers Festival

Melbourne, AUS

May 9-13

Turin International Book Fair

Turin, IT

May 16-17

Biographers International Organization Annual Conference

New York, NY

May 21

International Booker Prize 2024 Ceremony

London, UK

May 22

U.S. Book Show

New York, NY

May 28- June 1

ThrillerFest

New York, NY

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Top 5 Publishing Articles/Blog Posts of the Week 04/29-05/03

Every week, we recommend 5 publishing articles/blog posts that supplement the major news for the week. Whether data or industry commentary, we hope these 5 links will be a simple way to keep you in the know. 

Who Makes Up YA Readers? 

 

Police Make Arrest in Antique Book Ring 

 

Should Books Have “No-Ai” Stamps on Covers? 

 

What Book Marketing Strategies Worked for These Authors? 

 

Like All Statistics, Book Stats Are Open to Interpretation