Tag Archives: National Council of Teachers of English

People Round-Up, Early November 2022

PEOPLE Andrea Fleck-Nisbet, founding VP and Publisher of Harper Horizon, will succeed Angela Bole as CEO of the Independent Book Publishers Association. Bole will remain until the end of November before beginning her role as CEO of the Firebrand Group. At Penguin Random House, David Phethean, VP, Mass Merchandise, National Accounts and Distributor Sales, will…Continue Reading

Teacher’s Pet

The 93rd annual convention of the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) was held at the newly minted Moscone Center West in San Francisco on November 20-25, and despite initial jitters, all systems were go. “We’re hoping to reach 6,000 attendees with 5,000 pre-registered,” said Charleen Silva Delfino, Convention Co-chair. “We were worried earlier…Continue Reading

Sparkles for SparkNotes

You gotta hand it to SparkNotes, the nervy and boldly proliferating line of literature study guides created by four Harvard seniors and acquired by Barnes & Noble in March 2001. Variously described by the media as “cheeky new book notes,” “kind of a CliffsNotes wanna-be,” and “the last word in literary laziness,” SparkNotes have managed…Continue Reading

NCTE: No Phonics, Please

Eyeing the plethora of titles from publishers large and small at the 91st National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) convention, one relatively new educational publisher was heard to marvel, “How can so many books sell?” Indeed, that was the question furrowing many publishers’ brows during the weekend of Nov. 17, as an estimated 6,000…Continue Reading