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Briefs: Bookselling and More

Bookselling A couple of weeks ago Book Expo announced a preliminary count of 7,425 attendees at the mots recent, saying the group was "comprised primarily of booksellers, librarians, retailers and media." But a new infographic from the show provides a more precise count of 1,289 booksellers & retailers, and 1,597 librarians…

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Book Expo Announces A Modest 7,425 Attendees; Book Con Reaches 20,000 Goal

As reported ahead of the show, Book Expo was small this year -- in square footage, in length (two exhibition days), and in scope (reduced conferences) -- and organizers confirmed in a letter on Wednesday that attendance was modest as well, in line with their stated intention to "curate a…

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A Call For Diversity at the Children's Author Breakfast

Friday's Book Expo children's breakfast began with the presentation of the Women's National Book Association's Pannell Awards. The General Bookstore Award went to the Bookworm of Edwards in Edwards, CO, while Children's Book World in LA won the award for Children's Specialty Bookstore. Afterwards, Savannah Guthrie hosted the panel featuring Jason…

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Hillary Clinton on Her Memoir, the Resistance, and More

Hillary Clinton appeared at Book Expo on Thursday evening to promote her memoir forthcoming with Simon & Schuster in September, and the surprise reveal was that she was interviewed by author Cheryl Strayed. (The audience of booksellers and others oohed when S&S cep Carolyn Reidy introduced her.) The book is an "emotional catharsis"…

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Booksellers and Politics at the Book Expo Author Breakfast

Book Expo's opening Adult Book and Author breakfast was well-attended as usual, with Stephen and Owen King, co-authors of Sleeping Beauties (Scribner, 9/26), kicking things off. Also presenting new titles were moderator Whitney Cummings, Claire Messud, Scott Kelly, Pete Souza, and Jesmyn Ward. The importance of booksellers was at the…

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Book Expo 17: Small Is the New Flat?

As you know, Book Expo convenes in New York City again next week after a quiet show in Chicago last year that appears to have set the stage for a quieter, smaller, simpler, and shorter Book Expo going forward. For the first time since an experiment in 2010, the show…

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Convention Reading for Your Weekend and Any Time

We first invented our popular Buzz Books samplers back in 2012 to harness ebooks in spreading the excitement of grabbing hot galleys and making new discoveries on the convention floor to thousands of people inside the trade and beyond. (Truth be told, most of the printed galleys these days are…

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The Full Buzz Books Young Adult Roster

Yesterday we listed the complete roster of 40 great adult authors and excerpts packed into our new free ebook Buzz Books 2017: Fall/Winter sampler, and today we're proud to feature all of the young adult authors and excerpts in Buzz Books 2017 Young Adult: Fall/Winter. Since we first launched YA as its…

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The Complete Fall/Winter Buzz Books Titles

As we previewed on Tuesday, our new free ebook Buzz Books 2017: Fall/Winter features an amazing roster of  authors you love as well as excerpts from 16 exciting debut voices. Get a jump on Book Expo by sampling some of the best forthcoming books right now. For the trade editions…

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Buzz Books and Book Expo Schedule

We had a great launch of our two new Buzz Books samplers yesterday, the ultimate preparation for Book Expo and the fall publishing season, with the latest editions cracking the top 100 at both iBooks (where they are being featured) and Amazon. Or get the "trade editions," directly from PM as EPUB…

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