Self-described “book nerd” and “publishing nerd” Michael Piestch, ceo of Hachette Book Group USA, opened a live gathering in New York of the Book Industry Study Group’s annual meeting on Friday morning with a keynote speech. (HBG resumes having employees back in the New York office two days a week starting next week.) Echoing Charles […]
The China Shanghai International Children’s Book Fair (CCBF) has been moved to July 22-24, due to Shanghai’s COVID regulations. The fair had been planned for March 20-22, overlapping with the Bologna Children’s Book Fair. In 2023, the CCBF is planning to return to its schedule of hosting the fair in the fall.
The Southern Independent Booksellers Association and New Atlantic Booksellers Association have reinvented New Voices New Rooms, the joint virtual conference the organizations developed two years ago. In a departure from fall regional bookseller shows, NVNR will hold two virtual events, in the spring and summer, which organizers say works better for booksellers’ buying schedules and […]
The Association of Writers & Writing Programs is reconsidering its in-person conference and book fair, currently scheduled for March 23-26 in Philadelphia, due to rising Covid cases. While no decision has been made about canceling, the organization is working with its hotel partners and the city of Philadelphia to determine next steps, and the link […]
We have seen this episode before — twice. As the most contagious variant of Covid-19 to date has yet to peak, and as most companies still have no formal plans to bring all employees back to the office, you are being encouraged to plan on international book fairs. Organizers of both the Bologna Children’s Book […]
After being disappointed during the pandemic with stingy, conditional refunds and late cancellation decisions, London Book Fair customers face another issue for 2022: Limited space. Due to construction at the Olympia exhibition center, along with pandemic precautions, there will be less about 20 percent less space available for exhibitors — and similar constraints for rights […]