Author and former Random House Children’s editor Lawrence David died on May 7. He was the author of the novels Family Values and Need, plus 18 picture books and the middle grade series Horace Splattly.
At a US Book Show session on Tuesday titled “What Does a Healthy Publishing Industry Look Like?,” panelists addressed persistent challenges including supply chain issues, burnout, and getting attention for new books and authors during the pandemic. Moderated by Astra House senior editor Daniel Vazquez, it featured Donya Craddock, co-owner of The Dock Bookshop; Morgan Entrekin, ceo and publisher of Grove Atlantic; Mary Rasenberger, ceo of The Authors Guild & The Authors Guild Foundation; and Joe Matthews, ceo of Independent Publishers Group. The panelists cited pandemic-related obstacles in every corner of the business. Entrekin mentioned the difficulty of “trying to […]
“Everything was fine until the pandemic when we all started questioning our existence,” said moderator Paul Bogaards, former Knopf evp of publicity and marketing and owner of Bogaards Public Relations, opening a US Book Show panel on The Pandemic and Publishing: How Has Covid Changed the Industry for Good? With panelists Jennifer Enderlin, president and publisher of St. Martin’s Publishing Group; Monica Odom, founder and literary agent at Odom Media Management; Anjali Singh, agent at Ayesha Pande Literary; and Julia Sommerfeld, publisher at Amazon Publishing, Bogaards posed questions without easy answers and speakers discussed the dualities of the publishing industry […]
After our successful adult Buzz Editors Panel last night, we are open for registration for our second virtual Buzz Books Young Adult Editors Panel, convening on Wednesday, June 8 at noon Eastern. Our editors panels are curated, marquis, free events; no paid tickets, not dozens of sessions. Once again, we are honored to have the American Booksellers Association join us as co-presenter, with our own Erin Somers as host. You can register here — and the first 25 booksellers who enroll will get a package of galleys for the featured titles. Our just-released digital sampler, Buzz Books 2022: Fall/Winter includes substantial excerpts from the […]
Our season overview from Buzz Books 2022: Fall/Winter concludes with nonfiction, part two, including social issues, history and crime, and business, science and technology. SOCIAL ISSUES Rachel Aviv, Strangers to Ourselves: Unsettled Minds and the Stories That Make Us (Farrar, Straus, 9/13)* Ben Bowlin, Matt Frederick, Noel Brown, Stuff They Don’t Want You to Know (Flatiron, 10/11) Douglas Brinkley, Silent Spring Revolution: John F. Kennedy, Rachel Carson, Lyndon Johnson, and the Great Environmental Awakening (Harper, 11/15) Timothy A. Cavell, PhD, and Lauren B. Quetsch, PhD, Good Enough Parenting: A Six-Point Plan for a Stronger Relationship With Your Child (APA LifeTools, 9/23)* […]
The Believer Magazine will return to McSweeney’s, after being purchased by SEO company Paradise Media recently. According to the New York Times, Paradise Media agreed to sell it back to the publisher “at what McSweeney’s described as a ‘meaningful’ loss.” (Yes, this is a bit unclear. If Paradise took a loss, why are they not the source for this? Or is McSweeney’s saying their organization incurred a loss? We asked.) The Believer was shuttered this spring by the Black Mountain Institute at University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and was sold to Paradise Media for $225,000. McSweeney’s reportedly bid to try […]