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Thursday
May 30, 2013
Publishers Weeklys Show Daily is produced each day during the 2012 BookExpo in New York.
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B U Z Z

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B O O K E X P O

A M E R I C A

The Whole Damn Thing

Macmillan John Sargent with ABAs


outgoing president Becky Anderson

vented others from coming


into the market. The
senior guys, Eric Holder,
are just incompetent, he
added, to resounding
applause. As to the lasting
effect of the DoJ case,
Sargent said, Theres no

way to tell. I have a lot of


hope. There are a lot of
good signs about the movement to digital. Hes been
heartened that even with
the increase in the number
of screens, the growth of
e-books is flat. What is dangerous for us is cataclysmic
change. You guys are
superb at adapting. You
need time to adjust. If it
stays flat or declines slowly,
were in good shape.
Despite some goading,
Sargent didnt say anything
negative about Amazon. To
Andersons question,
Where do you think the
industry went wrong to let
one retailer become dominant? he replied, I dont
think we let anybody
become dominant. The
continued on page 4

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In an opening session
intended to be provocative,
Macmillan CEO John
Sargent and outgoing
American Booksellers
Association president
Becky Anderson, co-owner
of Andersons Bookshops in
Naperville, Ill., may not
have necessarily covered
Publishing, Bookselling,
and the Whole Damn Thing,
but they definitely got the
conversation going, which
was Sargents goal.
We need to talk. We need
to have a relationship where
we can talk with our partners
so we can understand, he
told booksellers during an
hourlong q&a, Talking, he
said, and overcoming the
victim effect, where
everybody in the industry
is afraid of the Department
of Justice or legal things,
was part of the reason he
chose to do his first public
interview with Anderson,
even though he said that his
natural inclination is to be
in the background. Earlier,
when Sargent did speak up
at the fall regional conferences for the New England
and New Atlantic
Independent Booksellers
Associations, it was largely
off-the-record. But, he
noted on Wednesday morning, there are a lot of
things, were allowed to discuss. And in fact very few
questions elicited a no. To
a query on what Macmillan
will do when the DoJ agreement expires in December
2014, he said, I cant comment on new business models going forward. He also
declined to name his favorite bookstores.
What Sargent did say
about the DoJ suit is that
Justice is extraordinarily
myopic. They carried the
water for Amazon, when it
had 92% of the market.
And, he said, they pre-

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By Judith Rosen

Suchomels Big Move to Perseus


Following his surprise departure
as president of
the Independent
Publishers Group
in March, Mark
Suchomel is
returning to the
distribution business as head of a new unit
that will be part of Perseus
Book Groups Publishers
Group West division. Legato

The Returned are coming


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THE RETURNED

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Publishers Group
will be based in
Suchomels hometown of Chicago
and will look to
build a client list
of between 30 to 40
publishers over
the next two to
three years, Suchomel told
Show Daily just before leaving for BookExpo America,
where he is at the Perseus
booth (1226). Ive always
admired PGW for the passion, commitment, and professionalism of its people,
Suchomel says. And its
obvious publishers like them,
since when they become clients they never leave.
LPG will use PGWs infrastructure and sales terms as
well as its trade sales reps;
LPG will use Perseus
Distribution Group reps to
call on the gift market, and
Suchomel will hire a
Chicago-based rep to call
on major accounts. Suchomel
says he is interested in
attracting publishers that
have a good sales pace and
are interested in increasing
that pace. He wants to limit
the number of LPG clients in
order to provide the necessary attention to help publishers grow, and expressed
his willingness to work with
clients on a title by title
basis. LPG will also consider international houses.
Were very much looking
forward to working with
Mark, says PGW president
Jim Milliot
Susan Reich.

A spellbinding and stunning debut,

THE RETURNED

is an unforgettable story that marks the arrival of an


important new voice in contemporary ction.

Wondrous.
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Extraordinary.
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Time

Event

Author

Jason Mott

The Returned

11:30 a.m.12:30 p.m.

Contemporary
Romance Hour

Linda Lael Miller


Robyn Carr
Bella Andre
Susan Mallery

Big Sky Summer


The Wanderer
The Look of Love
Just One Kiss

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.

Harlequin
Nonction Hour

Amber Dusick
Chiara Atik

Parenting: Illustrated with Crappy Pictures


Modern Dating

2:30 p.m.3:30 p.m.

Kimani Hour

Brenda Jackson
Zuri Day
Rochelle Alers
Celeste O. Noreet

Bachelor Unclaimed
Platinum Promises
Eternal Vows
Mine at Last

4:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.

Sexy Summer
Reads Hour

Brenda Jackson
Kristan Higgins
RaeAnne Thayne
Megan Hart
Leslie Kelly
Jenna Kernan

A Brothers Honor
The Best Man
Currant Creek Valley
Tear You Apart
Waking Up To You/Overexposed
Beautys Beast

10:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.

Jason Mott Hour

Title

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Time

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3:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.

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Author

Jason Mott
Shona Patel

Title

The Returned
Teatime for the Firey

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guys at Amazon are really bright.


What he objects to is the concentration of power, which he termed
dangerous. If the American consumer ends up wanting to buy all
their books from one retailer,
theyre going to do that. On the
other hand, he said, Were trying to
make sure we dont facilitate that.
How do we get some cojones,
some balls, here? asked Anderson.
The thing you can do, said Sargent,
is keep doing what you have done:
adjust, have deeper and deeper
roots in the community. Being active,
you have tremendous power. He
also told booksellers that they continue to have an outsized importance to their market share, even as
it has shrunk.
As to what Macmillan might be
up to, Sargent said, What people
want is book-length works that
tell a good story. So I dont feel a
need to put in film studios in the
office, to invest tremendously in
the enhanced e-book. Nor does
he have any plans to deliver data
to glasses. And he affirmed his
personal preference for print.
Call me old-fashioned. I prefer a
book, he said, to much applause.
Fantastic, he responded to a
question about the Google Book
Settlement. The first lawsuit, they
threw out. The DoJ wasnt very
useful on that either, he said to
laughter. On self-publishing, he
said, I have a lot of respect for the
self-publishing business.... Most
authors who are self-published,
when we call them, are pretty
happy. They dont say, go fish. For
publishers, the key value is the
ability to recognize talent [and] find
a way to generate word-of-mouth.
While some said immediately
afterward that they were still
digesting his message, others felt
inspired, and a few even gave
Sargent and Anderson a standing
ovation.

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Ambassador
Raccah

Sourcebooks publisher Dominique Raccah


with BEA show director Steve Rosato after he
bestowed upon her the honor of BEA Industry
Ambassador. Long acknowledged as an innovative, tech-savvy, and editorially strong publisher, Raccah has grown her company, which
she began in 1987, into a thriving house publishing 300+ books annually.
www.bookexpoamerica.com

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IDPF 2013 Looks at the Future


While there was much anticipation
over Goodreads founder Otis
Chandlers post-Amazon-acquisition update at this years IDPF 2013
Digital Book Conference at BEA, it
was Writers Digest publisher Phil
Sexton who might have stolen the
day, with the results of a survey of
author reactions to self-publishing
vs. traditional publishing. The
Writers Digest survey found hybrid
authorswriters who have published both waysrepeatedly
embracing self-publishing over traditional houses, most often citing
better pay and greater creative
control when self-publishing.
In many ways, both Sextons and
Chandlers presentationsand to
some extent the earlier onstage
conversation between
HarperCollinss chief digital officer,
Chantal Restivo-Alessi, and paidContents Laura Hazard Owen
were focused on the relationship
between authors, readers, and
data. Indeed, IDPF 2013 reinforced
again how the steady growth of digital networks and digital publishing
has created a window into consumer behaviornot to mention
creating more direct access to consumers for authors and publishers
alikeand how it is changing the
industry.
As usual, IDPF kicked off with a
bit of theoretical musing about the
nature of the book and the evolution of the form, from the physical
book to the post-book, according
to Corey Pressman, of Exprima
Media, as we move to a new kind of
reading. Richard Nash, content and
community v-p of Small Demons,
gave a short presentation on the
use, metaphorical and actual, of the
algorithm in the financial as well as
digital publishing industry and the
problems around trying to write
programs that will tell us what we
want to read or watch in a universe of millions of books and billions of transactions. The challenge these daysits also something of a useful business model for
Small Demons, which essentially
indexes all the content of a bookis
to locate the DNA of a book. We
need to look to what we read for the
data and processing power that will
drive more reading, Nash said,
ending his presentation with the
observation that a novel is a program that runs inside the reader.
Chantal Restivo-Alessi offered
straightforward answers to
straightforward questions. RestivoAlessi, who came from the music
and finance industry, said that
while there are many similarities
between the music and book business, the book industry has avoided
the fate of the music business.
Books have avoided the worst of
piracy by making digital editions
available fairly quickly at reasonable prices. Books have the advantage of creating new digital products, she said, and there are lots
of opportunities. Its also a print
and e-publishing world.
Consumers like both worlds so we

ting started and major retailers are


just setting up storefronts. Theres
much more to do for e-books globally.

The News at Goodreads

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Goodreads founder Otis Chandler

need to cross-sell, use bundles,


she said, emphasizing that publishers need to do a better job of
finding out what consumers want.
Restivo-Alessi pointed to
Harpers digital-first imprints and
said, They are doing well in the
U.S. and the U.K. You can test the
market with digital before going to
printyou can take risks. She also
cited new business models and
partnerships that are very similar
to self-publishing models. We
curate the content the same way,
but we have different expectations
about the numbers and financials.
And she was bullish on e-books:
International markets are just get-

Otis Chandler said that Goodreads


now has 18 million members (45%
from outside the U.S.), double the
size of the site when he appeared at
IDPF last year. He gave a litany of
impressive statistics: 570 million
books shelved, 11 million books
shelved by users, and 24 million
reviews. Gillian Flynns Gone Girl
was the most reviewed book on the
site (47,000 reviews). He said that
social and sharing remain the
most important assets for
Goodreads and will change the
business over the next five years.
And for those worried about
Goodreads after the Amazon
acquisition, he was reassuring: We
arent changing. Were not just set
up for the Kindle. Goodreads is for
all platforms, physical and digital,
and for connecting to people.
But back to Phil Sextons survey
of hybrid writers. Hybrid authors
are more aggressive and successful, Sexton said, quoting from the
survey results, and they are more
sophisticated and strategic about
publishing. Not surprisingly,
continued on page 8

Jesse Blackadder, an author


with Bywater Books of Ann
Arbor, Mich., accepts her
badge at registration.

Jose Ignacio Echeverria kicked off the Global Market Forum that
this year highlights the arts and culture of Mexico. Echeverria is
president of the National Chamber for the Mexican Publishing
Industry.

Under the sign of Jim Cramer,


Penguin staffer Maris Baker tends
to the setup on Wednesday.

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Author Malcolm Gladwell being interviewed by Brad Stone on The


Future of Digital Publishing at the IDPF Conference.

The

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Where the Stores Are


California and Texas may have been
the states with the most bookstores
in the country in 2012, but the state
with the best per capita ratio of bookstores was Montana. That was one
of the findings of PWs look at bookselling health around the country.
PW collected figures on the number
of bookstores in all 50 states and the
District of Columbia, a total that
includes every arm of bookselling:
chain stores, big box stores, independents, and the Association for
Christian Retails CBA stores.
In addition to putting Montana on
top of the bookselling heap, the survey found Wyoming and Vermont as
the two other states with the highest
number of bookstores per capita (or
the most bookstores based on population). In 2007, the last time PW
surveyed bookselling by state, the
three states were numbers three,
one, and two, indicating long-term
bookselling stability. Despite all
having a low number of chain bookstores (Barnes & Noble and Booksa-Million), the three rank at the top
because of relatively low populations
and relatively high independent
bookstore numbers. Perhaps most
impressive is Vermont: of its 38
bookstores, only one is a big box
retailer (Costco) and one is a chain;
the rest are indies.
A more in-depth breakdown of
the number of big box stores vs. traditional bookstores shows that six
states have more big box stores
than traditional bookstores: Arizona,
Maryland, Nevada, North Dakota,
Utah, and Wisconsin. None of the
states ranked above #32 have more
big box outlets than trade bookstores, indicating a strong traditional bookselling presence is necessary for overall per capita health.
The inverse situationmore traditional bookstores than big box
storesoccurred far more often,
and in 10 states the ratio of traditional bookstores to big box stores
was 2:1 or greater: Alaska,
Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii,
Massachusetts, New York, Oregon,

Rhode Island, Vermont, and


Washington, D.C. Vermont, as mentioned, had the greatest ratio, with
37:1, but Washington, D.C., wasnt
far behind, with a ratio of 33:1. Unlike
states with a high big box store ratio,
states with a high ratio of traditional
booksellers placed in a wide range
of spots on the ranking: Vermont,
Alaska, and D.C. were in the top 15,
but Connecticut, Hawaii, New York,
and Rhode Island were at the very
bottom. The takeaway: a high number of traditional bookstores alone
isnt enough to ensure per capita
healthit must be supplemented
by big box stores.
In general, states with a relatively
low population ranked high while
states with a large population
didnt fare as well. Of the seven
states with populations under one
million (Alaska; Delaware; North
Dakota; South Dakota; Vermont;
Washington, D.C.; Wyoming), five
were in the top 25 per capita ranking. Conversely, Texas and
California ranked #35 and #46,
respectively, despite being the only
two states with more than 1,000
stores each. The states with the
lowest total number of bookstores,
North Dakota and Rhode Island,
each had 27, but were ranked #34
and #50, respectively, because of
North Dakotas considerably lower
population.
Other than population number,
one of the main difference-makers
in ranking was CBA presence:
across the board, states largely saw
comparable big box, chain, and
independent numbers relative to
size (Arizona and Washington, only
half a million apart in population,
and, as a result, ranked #39 and #41,
respectively), but states that had a
high CBA number tended to fare
better. A number of states were bolstered by CBA stores, including
Alabama (126 CBA stores),
Tennessee (166), Colorado (111),
and Missouri (133). All were in the
top 10, despite being the only states
with populations greater than

IngramSpark Sparks
In an effort to streamline its printon-demand offerings for small publishers, Ingram is launching
IngramSpark, a program that will
offer an inexpensive and easy-touse platform for small publisher clients to distribute print and digital
titles. IngramSpark, which is being
announced at BEA and set to launch
in July, is aimed at making the distributors current systems easier to
use.
Mark Ouimet, v-p and general
manager at Ingram, says the company wanted to make it easy for
publishers to create an account and
start uploading their content in just
a few minutes.
Elaborating on IngramSpark,
Ouimet said that this platform should
allow small publishers a one stop

shop for getting digital distribution and print-on-demand for their


titles. While Ouimet would not discuss the pricing structurehe said
that information is something the
company is not ready to roll out
publiclyhe noted that there
would be a modest and competitive setup fee. (Ouimet added that
there would be a set discount off of
retail, and publishers would have
guaranteed compensation for any
sales that happen through the program.) He noted that the program
is geared to small publishers, not
individual authors.
Ingram will be doing demos of
IngramSpark at its booth (1056) and,
with plans for the services to go live
on July 1, a full rollout is expected
by mid-August. 
Jim Milliot

three million each.


On the other hand, states with
comparable populations but relatively low CBA presence fared poorly
in the ranking: Massachusetts (67),
Wisconsin (61), and Maryland (73)
have comparable populations to

Alabama and Tennessee, but many


fewer CBA stores, and thus ranked
much lower. The CBA effect was
substantial enough to affect an
entire region: the northeast, which
had the lowest concentration of
CBA stores, placed most of its
states at the bottom of the ranking,
including five states in the bottom
seven. 
Gabe Habash

BOOKSELLING BY S TATE
States

1. Montana

2. Wyoming
3. Vermont
4. Alabama
5. Tennessee
6. Nebraska
7. Arkansas
8. Colorado
9. Kansas
10. Missouri
11. Alaska
12. Iowa
13. Minnesota
14. Washington, D.C.
15. South Carolina
16. Mississippi
17. West Virginia
18. Georgia
19. Indiana
20. North Carolina
21. Oklahoma
22. Kentucky
23. New Mexico
24. Louisiana
25. South Dakota
26. Virginia
27. Oregon
28. New Hampshire
29. Florida
30. Illinois
31. Ohio
32. Wisconsin
33. Idaho
34. North Dakota
35. Texas
36. Maine
37. Utah
38. Pennsylvania
39. Arizona
40. Maryland
41. Washington
42. Michigan
43. Delaware
44. Nevada
45. Massachusetts
46. California
47. Connecticut
48. Hawaii
49. New York
50. Rhode Island
51. New Jersey

Total

Population Total Stores

Per Capita

1,005,141 64 15,705

576,412
626,011
4,822,023
6,456,243
1,845,525
2,949,131
5,187,582
2,885,905
6,021,988
731,449
3,074,186
5,379,139
632,323
4,723,723
2,984,926
1,855,413
9,919,945
6,537,334
9,752,073
3,814,820
4,380,415
2,085,538
4,601,893
833,354
8,185,866
3,899,353
1,320,718
19,317,568
12,875,255
11,544,225
5,726,398
1,595,728
699,628
26,059,203
1,329,192
2,855,287
12,763,536
6,553,255
5,884,563
6,897,012
9,883,360
917,092
2,758,931
6,646,144
38,041,430
3,590,347
1,392,313
19,570,261
1,050,292
8,864,590

35
38
286
369
105
165
288
160
330
40
168
293
34
251
157
97
508
333
486
189
211
97
213
38
372
173
55
797
523
467
231
63
27
1,004
51
109
478
238
199
230
327
30
89
213
1,185
102
36
505
27
217

16,469
16,474
16,860
17,497
17,576
17,874
18,012
18,037
18,248
18,286
18,299
18,359
18,598
18,820
19,012
19,128
19,527
19,632
20,066
20,184
20,760
21,500
21,605
21,930
22,005
22,540
24,013
24,238
24,618
24,720
24,790
25,329
25,912
25,955
26,062
26,195
26,702
27,535
29,571
29,987
30,224
30,570
30,999
31,203
32,102
35,199
38,675
38,753
38,900
40,851

313,904,193

12,703

24,053

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THURSDAY, MAY 30 , 2013

HIGHLIGHTS

Meet

OF THE DAY

TED DEKKER

MEETINGS AND EVENTS


89:30 a.m.: Adult Book and Author Breakfast: Ishmael Beah, Doris Kearns
Goodwin, Wally Lamb, with Chelsea Handler as emcee. Also, presentation of
Publishers Weeklys Bookstore of the Year Award to Square Books in Oxford,
Miss.

9 a.m.5 p.m.: Exhibit Hall


9 a.m. 5 p.m.: International Rights and Business Center
1010:50 a.m.: YA Editors Buzz: Fangirl; Tandem; All Our Yesterdays;
Entangled; If You Could Be Mine (Room 1E14/15)

34 p.m.: ABA Town Hall Meeting (1E12/13)


45 p.m.: ABA Annual Membership Meeting (1E12/13)

AUTOGRAPHS:
9:30 a.m.4 p.m.: Authors will be signing at appointed hours all day at tables

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Photo: Cheryl Muir

in the Autographing Area or at publishers booths. The list includes Lemony


Snicket, Linda Lael Miller, Marisha Pessl, Jonathan Lethem, Paul Harding,
Dani Shapiro, Brad Meltzer, Scott Turow, Chuck Palahniuk, and many more.

James Drougas (hat), from Unoppressive Non-Imperialist Bargain Books, shops for
bargain books at Book Enterprises of Fall River, Mass., on the show floor Wednesday.

EDITOR-IN-CHIEF Daisy Maryles


MANAGING EDITORS Sonia Jaffe Robbins, Michael Coffey
ART DIRECTOR Clive Chiu
PHOTOGRAPHER Steve Kagan

SIGNING
Thursday, May 30th, 4 pm
BOOTH #1828

STAFF REPORTERS Andrew Albanese, Matia Burnett, Peter Cannon, Jessamine Chan,
Rachel Deahl, Dick Donahue, Louisa Ermelino, Rose Fox, Lynn Garrett, Gabe Habash, Mike
Harvkey, Carolyn Juris, Jim Milliot, Calvin Reid, Diane Roback, Mark Rotella, Judith Rosen,
Jonathan Segura, John A. Sellers, Samuel R. Slaton
CONTRIBUTING EDITORS Leylha Ahuile, Joy Bean, Adam Boretz, Ann Byle, Ruby Cutolo, Alex
Crowley, Paige Crutcher, Lucinda Dyer, Karen Jones, Hilary S. Kayle, Bridget Kinsella,
Claire Kirch, Sally Lodge, Suzanne Mantell, Shannon Maughan, Diane Patrick, Ada Price,
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hybrid authors were overwhelmingly more involved with social


medianot to mention being better
paid. They report an average
income from writing of $38,540,
while traditionally published
authors report $27,758 and the
solely self-published report $7,630.
Hybrid authors expect to get higher
advances than traditionally published authors and expect to get a
higher royalty. While 92% of traditionally published authors say they
want their next book published that
way, 71% of hybrid authors say they
are interested in publishing their
next book with a conventional
house. And asked why they selfpublished, 41.3% of hybrid authors
say creative control, and 33% say
ease of the publishing process.
Money (28.9%) and distribution
(25.6%) place third and fourth in the
responses.
While traditional publishing
doesnt always look good in these
survey results, that doesnt mean it
is going away. Its really a datadriven wakeup call. If publishers
want to be more author-centric as
well as more consumer-focused,
the Writers Digest survey is a pretty
good place to go to find some
answers and strategies.
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PUBL I SHERS

W E E K LY

THURSDAY, MAY 30 , 2013

Execs Debate E-books Impact


Perhaps it was only to be expected,
given the growing importance of
e-books to many publishers bottom
lines and the ongoing DoJ case on
e-book pricing, that yesterday afternoons keynote on Shaping the
Future of the BookInsight from
Leaders Who Are Transforming
How We Read, moderated by John
R. Ingram, CEO and chairman of
Ingram Content, drifted into a discussion of digital books. Thats
despite how little e-books contribute to the bottom line of many independent bookstores. As panelist
Steve Bercu, incoming ABA president and co-owner of BookPeople in
Austin, Tex., pointed out, at his store,
which last year had its third consecutive record-breaking year, e-books
make up 1/100th of 1% of sales.
I think this is an amazing time
for independents. Weve come full
circle, said Jane Friedman, CEO
and cofounder of Open Road
Integrated Media, who termed herself a futuristic publisher who
does e-books and short-run print
through Ingram. She told Bercu,
Im going to get your percentage
up to 15%. In her view, e-books can
help promote print. This is the
additional sale. If there is reluctance on the part of independents to

responded that e-book pricing is


going to level out at higher than
$2.99.
But a number of booksellers
arent convinced. As Roxanne
Coady, owner of R.J. Julia in
Madison, Conn., said, The panel
was assuming the e-book is an addon and the consumer is device-neutralneither of which, she
believes, is the case. For Bradley
Graham, co-owner of Politics &
Prose in Washington, D.C., Its
understandable that the panel
became focused on the e-book
given how were all struggling to
understand what the impact is
going to be. There was a missed
opportunity to discuss what the
future will be in other areas.

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To some extent, Hachette Book
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that view. He noted that part of the
promotion for the repackaging of
Evelyn Waughs backlist will include
low-cost Waugh e-books for $1.99.
Of course, not all print titles work in
digital, as Barbara Marcus, president/ publisher of Random House
Childrens Books, pointed out, particularly illustrated titles.
In a question from the audience,
Ed Conklin, buyer at Chaucers
Books in Santa Barbara, Calif., said,
Im not real interested in e-books.
Judith Rosen
Thats because theres no way for a
customer to buy an
e-book in his store.
In a follow-up question, Emily Pullen,
manager of Word
Books in Brooklyn,
N.Y., pointed out
how little money
booksellers make on
e-book sales. If I
sold an e-book to
every customer who
came in my store, Id
be out of business in
a week. To which
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PUBL I SHERS

New Moves for


BookWorks
PubMatch, the global rights organization that Publishers Weekly co-owns
with Combined Book Exhibit, has
forged a partnership with the selfpublishing association BookWorks
to launch a new BookWorks Web
site. The new site, which is live
today, is part of a BookWorks initiative designed to expand the benefits
offered to BookWorks members.
Betty Sargent, the former editorin-chief of William Morrow who

founded BookWorks
with Lettice Stuart in
2011 and who has published a number of
books (and self-published one), says: A
global organization
that provides resources
and community support to its members is,
to my mind, exactly what self-published authors need. Together,

W E E K LY

BookWorks and PubMatch fill that


role. Jon Malinowski, president of
CBE and cofounder of PubMatch,
adds, Because self-published
authors control their
own rights, tying the
BookWorks members
into the PubMatch system
gives them the opportunity to explore all of the
different options they
have as rights holders,
and to find potential buyers around the world.
And George Slowik Jr.,
president of PW and coowner of PubMatch, notes that
PubMatch adds to the wealth of

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10:00-11:00am:
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FRIDAY, MAY 31

10:30-11:30am:
LEE SMITH signs Guests on Earth

FRIDAY, MAY 31

4:00-5:00pm:
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resources BookWorks is providing


for its members.
BookWorks currently offers
members profile pages akin to
those on social media sites, as well
as a portal to sell their titles through
affiliate arrangements (set up by
BookWorks) and other perks. The
association is also planning to institute an awards program, in 12 categories, for the best self-published
titles in those areas each year.

Rachel Deahl

Girls Outpace
Boys in Digital
Use
Kristen McLean of Bookigee and
Carl Kulo, the U.S. director of
Bowker, gave about 90 BEA attendees a provocative snapshot of the
latest trends in the childrens book
market during yesterday mornings
ABA Day of Education. This is
extremely fresh data from
Bowkers Understanding the
Childrens Book Consumer in the
Digital Age three-year study,
which began in fall 2011, McLean
told the audience. The two interpreted a series of graphs revealing
consumers book-buying patterns
and childrens reading patterns as
of JanuaryFebruary 2013 with an
emphasis on childrens digital use.
For the first time, Bowker was able
to break down the results by gender, which revealed some interesting statistics. Girls are outpacing
boys in media, except for gaming,
McLean said. Girls are getting earlier and deeper access to devices
than boys. Ages 02 are the only
ages at which boys are handed
devices more readily than girls,
while with ages 36 58% of girls
have access to devices compared to
43% of boys. Not only are parents
giving girls access to devices at an
earlier age than boys, but they also
place fewer restrictions on girls
than boys.
Gender differences even play a
role in one of the more startling,
potentially disturbing trends for
the industry that McLean and Kulo
emphasized during their presentation. Parents are, more and more,
making their book-buying decisions without soliciting any input,
including 38% of parents of children ages 06 making their bookbuying decisions without outside
influences or personal recommendations, up from 32% in 2011.
People are making more bookbuying decisions on their own,
McLean said. How do we engage
them? Parents are more comfortable selecting books for girls, with
45% of them doing so, but seek
more input when purchasing books
for boys. 
Claire Kirch

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W E E K LY

THURSDAY, MAY 30 , 2013

PutnamBorn in 1838

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Friday, May 31st 3:30 pm

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catalogue and read
through the 175th anniversary time line printed
there. It shows a history of
the publishing house
when it was founded, who
owned it at what point,
when various famous
authors (Edgar Allan Poe,
Joseph Conrad, Vladimir
Nabokov, Mario Puzo)
came on board. More than
just a chronology, though, Neil Nyren (l.) and Ivan Held have clocked 47 years at Putnam.
the time line reflects the
shape of publishing over the past
suit: Patricia Cornwell, for
century and three quarters and
instance, has published a book a
shows how a house can change and
year (and hit #1 15 times) since
grow while maintaining values and
beginning her career at Putnam
attitudes put in place at the beginwith Cause of Death in 1996. Clive
ning.
Cusslers first publication with the
For instance, in 1850 Putnam, then
house, Atlantis Found, was pubjust 12 years old, published The Wide
lished in 2001, and he has since
Wide World, a Christian-themed
published more than 35 books over
novel by Susan Warner (writing
five series with Putnam and writes
under the pen name Elizabeth
four books a year. And of course Sue
Wetherell) that became Americas
Grafton, who came on board in 1999
first bestseller, moving 40,000 copies
with P Is for Peril, maintains a reguin the first few months and eventular schedule as well, though not
ally selling more than one million.
always as regularly timed (W Is for
Our quest is the same now as it was
Wasted will be out in September).
then, says Putnam president Ivan
Both Held and Nyren say their
Held. To get a book that will light a
authors are loyal because all
fire, find and generate a large readdepartments listen to them and
ership. We continue to look for
consult with them during the pubbooks that will strike a chord in the
lishing process. This is especially
American reading public.
true now because, as the market
Another core value that hasnt
evolves, so evolves the way each
changed is the emphasis on longbook is published, says Nyren.
term relationships with writers.
Social media is so much more
Five of our biggest authors have
important now than five years ago,
been with us since the 80s or
so our promotions department has
before, says editor-in-chief Neil
several dedicated people who make
Nyren, reeling off the names Cook,
sure that we pay attention to that.
Held, who has worked at Warner
Clancy, Griffin, Parker, and SandBooks, Viking, and Random House,
ford. From the 90s we have Cornstarted at Putnam in 1985 and has
well, Roberts, Coulter, Higgins,
been president since 2005. The
Cussler, Grafton, A. Scott Berg,
core quest is to find books and help
Dave Barrywe are still publishing
them become the best books they
them today. Nyren himself has
can be. Held does not expect this
been with Putnam for 29 years.
to change with the
A novel that came
merger later this year of
out in 1880, The LeavenPenguin, current owner
worth Case by Anna
of Putnam, and Random
Katharine Green,
House.
became known as the
All Putnam books pubfirst American deteclished in 2013 will have a
tive novel. (Anna, the
175th Year stamp on
time line notes, was 19
them. At the Putnam
when she dropped off
booth (15201521) there
the 200,000-word manwill be posters and comuscript, written in penmemorative tote bags
cil on yellow paper.)
given away each day.
The significance of
Today at 10 a.m., Grafton
Anna Katharine Green,
signs galleys of W Is for
says Held, is not only
Wasted. Galleys of Liane
that she introduced the
Moriarty The Husbands
first American series
Secret (Amy Einhorn
detective, Ebenezer
Books, Aug.) will be given
Gryce; its that she conaway at 11 a.m. each day.
tinued to deliver a
And earlier this week,
manuscript almost
Mayor Bloomberg proevery year for decades,
claimed May 28, 2013, in
always on the same
the City of New York as
date, April 2.
G.P. Putnams Sons Day. 
Many other Putnam

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W E E K LY

THURSDAY, MAY 30 , 2013

Two Books in Tandem


Gene Luen Yang, author of the
acclaimed graphic novel American
Born Chinese, returns to BEA with a
new bookreally two books that
work in tandemBoxers and
Saints, the story of the Chinese
Boxer Rebellion, told through the
lives of two young Chinese from the
early part of the century (Dark
Horse, Sept.). The two books fuse
history and fable to tell
the story of the rebellion from both sides:
that of the Boxers, an
uprising of messianic
young men from the
countryside determined to drive foreigners and Catholic missionaries out of China,
and the story of the
Saints, the Chinese
converts and Catholic
Gene Luen Yang
missionaries targeted
and often massacred by the Boxers,
who see them as oppressors.
In Boxers, Yang tells the story of
little Bao, a young Chinese boy who
sees arrogant Catholic missionaries destroy Chinese religious idols
and watches British soldiers brutally beat his father. He eventually
joins the Boxers, who combine tra-

ditional martial arts training


with mysticism, and believed
that not only were they impervious to harm but that they
could call spirit soldiers from
the heavens to fight alongside
them. In the companion volume,
Saintsthe covers of both
books are designed to combine
in a beautiful graphic tableau
when set face-out,
side by sidewe meet
Four-Girl, a devil girl
and misfit, always in
trouble, who repeatedly sees a vision of
Joan of Arc and converts, though, as in all
things, for her own
quirky and not completely pious reasons.
Yangs interest in
the subject was piqued
when Pope John Paul
II canonized about 80 Chinese martyrs in 2000, and he noticed most of
the saints were martyred during
the Boxer Rebellion (18991901).
This led him to create what turned
into two graphic novels set in the
periodhis first works of historical
graphic fiction. Yang, who is Catholic, said he and his Chinese Catholic

community in the Bay Area were


excited at the time, but the Chinese
government protested the canonizations because the Saints are
seen as traitors who betrayed Eastern culture. But Yang notes, This
conflict resonated with mespeaking Chinese and talking about
Jesusit embodies the same inner
struggle I was facing between faith
and culture.
Yang says he sees parallels
between the Boxersyoung, poor,
and powerless Chinese peasants
and modern geek/comic book culture, which also sees itself as alienated from the mainstream. Most
of the Boxers were introduced to
the exploits of colorful and powerful Chinese gods by Chinese
operas. They were like the comic
book superheroes of today. I was

sucked into comics by my


own disempowerment and
found personal power
through these powerful
comic book characters.
The Saints, he said, were
much the same: poor, marginalized, and brutally dismissed from mainstream
Chinese society. Early Chinese Christians, he said,
were like manga fans in the
U.S. looking to find themselves in other cultures. Early
Chinese converts to Christianity
were often women and criminals,
people with no place in Chinese
society, Yang says, noting that his
mother is a modern-day Christian
convert; I pulled a lot of stories
about converts from my Catholic
community.
Yang, who was nominated for a
National Book Award for American
Born Chinese, has a busy BEA
schedule. He signs his books today
at 2:30 p.m., Table 8 in the Autographing Area, and tomorrow at 11
a.m. at the Dark Horse booth (1003).
At 3:15 p.m. tomorrow he will be at
the CBC Author Tea in Room
1E121E13. Hes also on The New
Graphic Novel panel today at 4
p.m. on the Uptown Stage.

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Meet Our Authors at BEA!


Dot Hutchison

A Wounded Name
Thursday, May 30
10:00 a.m.

Table #5 Author Autographing Area


Madness, passion, gorgeous wordplay, and the inexorable spiral into
tragedy.
Tessa Gratton,
author of The Blood Journals
and Songs of New Asgard series

Rob Skead and


Floyd Cooper

Something to Prove:

The Great Satchel Paige vs.


Rookie Joe DiMaggio

Thursday, May 30
2:00 p.m.

Table #7 Author Autographing Area


A loving tribute to Satchel Paige,
who never looked back in anger.
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Friday, May 31
10:00 a.m.

Table #13 Author Autographing Area


An expertly spiced stew of attitude,
humor, horror, and grief.
starred, Booklist

Meagan Spooner
Shadowlark

The Eagerly Awaited Follow-Up to Skylark

Saturday, June 1
11:00 a.m.

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world.
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Tea and Empathy


Thanks to a serendipitous holiday party, Booksicals founder, Susan
Chodakiewitz, found herself seated next to a gentleman named Mel Elias, to
whom she was relating her passion for tea and her hopes to write a book for
children that would encourage them to drink tea. Elias happens to be the
president and CEO of the Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, a coffee and tea bar, and
coincidentally, the companys tea master had recently e-mailed Elias about
wanting to write a tea book for kids. Hence a meeting between the two new friends and Coffee Bean &
Tea Leafs tea master David De Candia. David and I
were like one soul, says Chodakiewitz. We both
wanted to do something adventurous yet spiritual,
and we wanted to tell the story of the magical world
of tea. Their collaboration created Master Davey
and the Magic Tea House (Booksicals, Sept.).
De Candia didnt set out to be a tea master. He
joined Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf 17 years ago as a distribution manager after 16 years in the oil industry,
and was struck that there wasnt a specific tea buyer
for the company. Taking on more responsibilities, he became more interested in tea, and the company sent him on trips to the various countries that
supply its tea. I started writing about all the different characters I had seen
and the different experiences I had, he says. It started to build into something, and as it turned out, Master Davey seems to be who I am now, and
Hopper, whos the 10-year-old boy in the book, represents all of the people
who come through where I workwhether its in the tea classes I teach or
just coming by to visit.
Here at BEA, Booksicals is showcasing the book and offering tea tastings of
its companion Tiger Tea Herbal Infusion, at its booth (1283) today and
Saturday, 11 a.m.2 p.m., and on Friday, 10 a.m.noon. BEA participants and
museum buyers can sign up for a free raffle for a tea tasting and ceremony
with De Candia, which will be announced after the Museum Buyers
Breakfast on Friday. Booksicals is also raffling off one signed, limited-edition
print of artwork from the book, signed by the two authors and illustrator
Kent Yoshimura.
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career as a corporate lawyer and legal writer for 40 years in New Yorkdid
a great deal of research for his new book, the driving force
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These artifacts included a stone axe head used in the
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Brown makes it into a novel form of storytelling.
Browns first trade book, Frontiersman: Daniel Boone and the Making of
America, was published by Louisiana State University Press in 2008. In its
PW review the book was called the most readable and balanced biography
yet published of Boone. Writing readable and engaging history is what
Brown wanted to accomplish in both books.
Touching Americas History dovetails areas we are widely known for,
notes Mandy Clarke, IUPs trade marketing and publicity manager. She
says that similar to how the presss railroad books (in its Railroads Past and
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PUBL I SHERS

SO potlight
N C H I L DREN
Browsing the Booths, Chapter 1
Booksellers scouting new and
upcoming childrens books will
have plenty to pore over at this years
show. Heres a sampling of some of
the projects on display, author signings, and giveaways to grab at the
childrens booths. Look for a second
installment of booth highlights in
tomorrows issue.
To greet fairgoers each day of BEA,
Abrams has parked near the Javits
registration area a shrink-wrapped
van touting the November arrival of
Jeff Kinneys eighth Diary of a Wimpy
Kid installment; staffers are distributing giveaways tying into the novel.
The publishers booth (1467) will be
busy: Lauren Myracle is signing galleys of Infinite Moment of Us today
and tomorrow, 1111:15 a.m. Today,
33:15 p.m., Michael Buckley autographs copies of the first four books

W E E K LY

Childrens Book and Author


Breakfast speaker, to booth 2039
today, 12 p.m., when she will sign
posters promoting Allegiant, the
conclusion of the Divergent trilogy.
The publisher is holding a raffle for
two gift baskets promoting Neil
Gaimans Chus Day and Sharon
Creechs The Boy on the Porch, each
containing multiple signed copies
of the authors titles and bookthemed items. Booth giveaways
include a number of galleys of fall
releases, among them the following
books by authors attending BEA:
Gaimans Fortunately, the Milk
(HarperCollins), Caroline Carlsons
The Very Nearly Honorable League

THURSDAY, MAY 30 , 2013

of Pirates #1: Magic Marks the Spot


(HarperCollins), The Year of Billy
Miller by Kevin Henkes (Greenwillow),
Robyn Schneiders The Beginning of
Everything (Katherine Tegen Books),
and How to Love by Katie Cotugno
(Balzer + Bray).
Candlewicks booth (1575) is abuzz
with author signings. Todays agenda
includes John M. Cusick signing
ARCs of Cherry Money Baby, 10:30
11:30 a.m.; Gareth Hinds autographing
blads of his graphic novel, Romeo &
Juliet, 1:302:30 p.m.; and Monica
Edinger signing f&gs of Africa Is My
Home: A Child of the Amistad, 3:30
4:30 p.m. Tomorrows author lineup
is Matt Phelan autographing ARCs

in his Nerds series, and promotional


giveaways are on hand for the fifth
book, Nerds: Attack of the Bullies,
due in September. At 1 p.m. tomorrow, an R2D2-costumed character
arrives to generate buzz for Tom
Anglebergers 2 p.m. signing
of Art2-D2s Guide to Folding
and Doodling. The author
will also fold origami to promote his upcoming The Surprise Attack of Jabba the
Puppet. At 4 p.m. tomorrow,
cake will be served to celebrate the first birthday of
Abramss Appleseed imprint.
And Angleberger returns for
a second origami folding
demonstration on Saturday
at 10 a.m.
HarperCollins welcomes
Check out these books at the booths of Penguin, HarperCollins, and FSG.
Veronica Roth, Fridays

MEET THE OVERLOOK PRESS AUTHORS AT BOOTH #1509


BEA Buzz Panel: Thursday | 10:00 AM | Downtown Author Stage
Thursday | 2:00 PM
THE FACADES by Eric Lundgren

Eric Lundgren has found a language of maximum power, compression, and


elegance, not to mention desiccated wit...he writes like a veteran in his prime.
Teddy Wayne, author of The Love Song of Jonny Valentine and Kapitoil

Friday | 10:00 AM

HOW TO DISAPPEAR COMPLETELY: On Modern Anorexia


by Kelsey Osgood

Remarkable not only for the honest and complelling story...but for her keen insights
into language, culture, and identity. Lisa Knopp, author of Field of Vision

Friday | 2:00 PM

THE LITTLE TOKYO INFORMANT by Andrew Rosenheim


A stirring successor to Frederick Forsyth. The Independent
A Publishers Weekly 2013 BEA Galley to Grab

Saturday | 10:00 AM

DRY BONES by Peter Quinn


He is perfecting, if not actually creating, a genre you could call the
history-mystery. New York Times bestselling author James Patterson

The Overlook Press


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Author Signings
Thursday at 1:30pm
Robert Cohen
Author of 50 Greatest Players
in New York Yankees History
Thursday at 2:30pm
Meet Eric Lindner,
author of Hospice Voices

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PUBL I SHERS

W E E K LY

THURSDAY, MAY 30 , 2013

of Bluffton: My Summer with Buster


Keaton, 9:3010:30 a.m.; Deb Noyes
signing copies of Plague in the Mirror,
11 a.m.noon; and Brianne Farley
autographing
f&gs of Ikes
Incredible Ink,
1:302:30 p.m.
And Stephan
Pastis will be at the booth on Saturday,
1011 a.m., to sign copies of Timmy
Failure: Mistakes Were Made.
Scholastic is hosting Kazu Kibuishi
at booth 16381639 today at 10 a.m.,
when he will sign limited edition
lithographs featuring the new cover
art he created for Harry Potter and
the Sorcerers Stone, one of seven
Special Edition U.S. trade paperbacks
due from Arthur A. Levine books in
September. Giveaways at the booth
include galleys of and tote books
promoting Spirit Animals Book 1:
Wild Born by Brandon Mull, which
launches a new multiplatform fantasy
series, and I Read YA totes and
buttons. Other galley giveaways by
authors attending BEA are Elisha
Coopers Train and When Lions Roar
by Robie H. Harris, illus. by Chris
Raschka, both Orchard titles; The
Wolf Princess by Cathryn Constable
(Chicken House); and The
Hypnotists, Book 1 by Gordon
Korman, Kirby Larsons Duke, The
Last Present by Wendy Mass,
Invasion by Walter Dean Myers, and
Jeff Hirschs The Darkest Path, all
from Scholastic Press.
Those stopping by the Sleeping
Bear Press booth (C1585) at 9 a.m.
today can pick up an autographed
copy of Digger and Daisy Go to the
Zoo by Judy Young, illus. by Dana
Sullivan. From 11 a.m. to noon
Sullivan, whos also author of Ozzie
and the Art Contest, will be on hand
to create original Ozzie-themed
drawings for visitors. Ozzie-inspired
snacks will be available. Debut
author Kate Sullivan will be at the
booth, 23 p.m., to perform the original score from her On Linden
Square and other songs on her
musical saw.
The winners of raffles for pieces
of original art by both Dana Sullivan
and Kate Sullivan will be announced
at 4 p.m., when cake will be served
to celebrate Sleeping Bears 15th
anniversary, and Stella Batts totes
containing two books will be given

out. Tomorrow, 12:301:30 p.m., Dana


Sullivan returns to the booth to promote Digger and Daisy Go to the
Zoo, which launches a new early
chapter book
series. On
Saturday,
Stella Batts
creator
Courtney Sheinmel will be at the
booth, 910 a.m., to sign copies of
Stella Batts: Whos In Charge? an
August release, and earlier books
in the series. Additional tote bags
with books will be given out at this
time.
Random House Childrens Books
(2739) hosts a steady stream of
authors at two in-booth autographing
tables during the convention. Todays
lineup includes Anna Jarzab, signing
ARCs of Tandem: The Many-Worlds
Trilogy, Book 1 (Delacorte), 910
a.m.; Emily Winfield Martin, signing
copies of Dream Animals (Random
House), 9:3010:30 a.m.; Lauren Kate,
autographing ARCs of Teardrop,
12:301:30 p.m.; Patricia MacLachlan
and Steve Kellogg, signing f&gs of
Snowflakes Fall (Random House),
12 p.m.; James Dashner, autographing
ARCs of The Eye of Minds (Delacorte),
2:303:30 p.m.; and Brandon
Sanderson, signing ARCs of
Steelheart (Delacorte), 45 p.m.
Friday brings a quartet of author
appearances: Jarrett J. Krosoczka
autographing copies of Lunch Lady
and the Video Game Villain (Knopf),
10:3011:30 a.m.; Mary Pope Osborne
and Natalie Pope Boyce signing
copies of Magic Tree House: Stallion
by Starlight and Magic Tree House
Fact Trackers: Horse Heroes (Random
House), noon1 p.m.; David Levithan
autographing ARCs of Two Boys
Kissing (Knopf), 12:301:30 p.m.; and
Cynthia Voigt signing ARCs of Mister
Max 1: The Book of Lost Things,
2:303:30 p.m. Saturdays roster features Chris Raschka signing f&gs of
Daisy Gets Lost (Schwartz & Wade),
12:301:30 p.m.; Tad Hills autographing posters promoting Rockets
Mighty Words and copies of Rocket
Writes a Story (Schwartz & Wade),
12 p.m.; and Robin Wasserman
signing ARCs of The Waking Dark
(Knopf), 1:302:30 p.m.
At the Capstone Young Readers
booth (C975), the winner of the
Capstone/DC Comics Fan Family

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BEA SHOW DAILY DAY 1

Be a Super Hero. Read! online


contest will be announced at 9 a.m.
today, when DC Super Heroes
Superman/Wonder Woman tote
bags will be
given away.
Other DC
Super Heroes
freebies are
available throughout the show. The
publisher welcomes Kate McMullan
to the booth, 11 a.m.noon, when she
signs copies of Hit the Road, Helen!,
a September addition to her Mytho-Mania series. From 4 to 5:30 p.m.,
cake will be served to celebrate
Capstone Young Readers first
birthday, and 4:305:30 p.m., Dana
Meachen Rau will sign copies of
Dessert Designer: Creations You Can
Make and Eat! Tomorrow, 1011 a.m.,
Michael Dahl autographs copies of
Goodnight Baseball, a picture book
created in partnership with Sports
Illustrated Kids and illustrated by
Christina E. Forshay. From 2 to 3 p.m.,
John Seven signs ARCs of The TimeTripping Faradays: The Alchemist
War, illus. by Craig Philips. And
Saturday, 9:3010:30 a.m., Beth
Bracken and Kay Fraser will be on
hand to autograph copies of their
April fantasy, Faerieground: Wish.
The Little, Brown Books for Young
Readers booth (1829) has a flurry of

W E E K LY

THURSDAY, MAY 30 , 2013

author signings scheduled. Today, 11


bags touting TheNovl.com, LB Teens
button, a penny). Hourly winners
a.m.noon, Lemony Snicket signs
Tumblr site.
will receive a signed copy of the
ARCs of All the Wrong Questions:
The Peachtree booth (631) is showbook and be entered into a drawing
When Did You See Her Last? T-shirts
casing a Little Things Make a Big
for the grand prize: a framed, signed
promoting this
Difference theme at BEA, which fits
print from The King of Little Things.
Another spotlighted picture book,
follow-up to
nicely with two of the featured titles
Lion vs. Rabbit by Alex Latimer, also
Who Could
at the booth. Due in September, The
centers on a small being who defeats
That Be at This
King of Little Things by Bil Lepp,
a bullying beast.
Hour? will be
illus. by David Wenzel, tells of a king
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt hosts
available at the booth. Kami Garcia
who rules happily over all things
Amy Rose Capetta in booth 1657
signs ARCs of Unbreakable, a YA
small in his tiny kingdom, and cant
today, 1111:30 a.m., when she signs
urban fantasy that launches the
be defeated by the power-hungry
ARCs of Entangled, a debut novel
Legion series, 12 p.m. A double
ruler of another realm. Lepp will
being presented at this mornings
author signing takes place, 23 p.m.,
sign copies of the book today, 1011
Young Adult Editors Buzz Panel.
when Peter Brown autographs posta.m. Between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., the
Tomorrow, 10:3011:30 a.m., Joelle
ers for Mr. Tiger Goes Wild and Jerry
publisher is holding an hourly contest
Charbonneau autographs ARCs of
Pinkney autographs posters for The
to see which visitors to the booth can
Independent Study, a sequel to The
Tortoise and the Hare. Holly Black
produce a specific little thing (a
Testing. Three-time Caldecott
will be at the booth tomormedalist David Wiesner signs
row, 11 a.m.noon, to sign
keepsake broadsides of Mr.
ARCs of The Coldest Girl in
Wuffles, 23 p.m., the story of
Coldtown, which the pubtiny aliens who tangle with a
lisher is promoting with a
cat after crash-landing on
branded glow-stick giveaway.
Earth. Giveaways include
From 2 to 3 p.m., Paolo
bumper stickers promoting
Bacigalupi autographs ARCs
Jasper Ffordes The Song of
of Zombie Baseball Beatdown,
the Quarkbeast, Curious
his first middle-grade novel.
George picture frame magIn addition to numerous galnets, and Independent Study
leys to grab, freebies include
pens.
pens tying into Lisi Harrisons
Barefoot Books welcomes
The Pretenders, paper uniEmmy-winning actress Debra
corn horns promoting the
Messing to booth 1671 today,
publishers My Little Pony
T-shirts for Lemony Snicket at Little, Brown; Zoraida Crdova signs
23 p.m., when she will sign
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posters promoting The Little Red


Hen by Mary Finch, illus. by Kate
Slater. Messing narrated the
accompanying CD for the fall
release, as well
as the CD packaged with the
forthcoming
The Barefoot
Book of Jewish Tales by Shoshana
Boyd Gelfand, illus. by Amanda
Hall. Among the other titles featured at the booth are the inaugural
volumes in the Greek Myths series,
retold by Hugh Lupton and Daniel
Morden, illus. by Carole Henaff, and
A Hole at the Bottom of the Sea,
adapted by Jessica Law, illus. by Jill
McDonald, sung by the Flannery
Brothers. Greek Myths posters are
being given out.
At booth 1557, Macmillan is giving
away tote bags promoting its Fierce
Reads initiative, an online community for book-loving teens, at 9 a.m.
each morning. Today, 10:3011 a.m.,
Jack Gantos will sign sample chapters from From Norvelt to Nowhere
and paperback copies of Dead End
in Norvelt (Farrar, Straus and
Giroux). Galleys of Tumble and Fall
by Alexandra Coutts (FSG) will be
given out at 11 a.m., and Laura
Overdeck autographs Bedtime
Math (Feiwel and Friends), 33:30
p.m. Tomorrow at 10:30, galleys of
Gennifer Albins Altered (FSG) will
be distributed. And the author
lineup tomorrow includes Rainbow
Rowell, Fangirl (St. Martins Griffin),
11:30 a.m.12:30 p.m.; Paul Pope,
Battling Boy (Roaring Brook/First
Second), 22:30 p.m.; and Brandon
Sanderson, The Rithmatist (Tor
Teen), 33:30 p.m.
Fans of Nick Bruels Bad Kitty can
meet the costumed character on
Saturday, 9:3010:30 a.m., when the
feline pawprints paperback copies of Happy Birthday Bad Kitty
(Square Fish). James Preller will
sign Home Sweet Horror (Feiwel and
Friends), the debut title of his Scary
Tales series, 10:3011 a.m. And the
publisher is hosting a party to mark
the launch of Swoon Reads, its
crowdsourced romance imprint, 11
a.m.noon.
Visitors to the DK booth (1529) will
spy six-foot-tall Lego sculptures of
two of the characters from Legos
newest play theme, Legends of
Chima. Fall titles featured at the
booth are LEGO Play Book (of which
a limited quantity of promotional
samples will be given out today and
tomorrow, noon1 p.m.) and LEGO
Minifigure Year by Year: A Visual
Chronicle. Video book trailers of the
new Lego titles are playing in the
booth throughout the show. From 11
a.m. to noon each day, DK will give
away tote bags. On Saturday, the
publisher will hold a raffle for
Power Reader attendees. The winner, who will be contacted via e-mail
on June 7, will receive a LEGO Play
Book giveaway and a complete
library of DKs fall list.

American Girl (booth 12741275)


is introducing its Bitty Baby picture
book line based on the companys
baby dolls, written by Newbery
Honor author
Kirby Larson,
illus. by Sue
Cornelison.
Larson will be
at the booth today, 12 p.m. and
tomorrow, 11 a.m.noon, to sign
copies of Bitty Baby & Me.
Tomorrow, 12 p.m., Cara Natterson
will be on hand to autograph copies
of The Care and Keeping of You 2:
The Body Book for Older Girls. And
Saturday, 11 a.m.noon, Jessie Haas
will autograph copies of Saige, a
novel centering on American Girls
2013 Girl of the Year.
At booth 1721, Disney Publishing
Worldwide is hosting Ally Carter
this morning, 1011 a.m., when
shell sign a chapter sampler from
Gallagher Girls #6. Gallagher Girls
notebooks will also be given out.
And tomorrow afternoon, Mo
Willems fans will want to head to the
booth to attend a 10th anniversary
party for Dont Let the Pigeon Drive
the Bus! From 3 to 4 p.m., the author
will sign copies of an anniversary
edition of that bestseller and copies
of A Big Guy Took My Ball!, his latest
Elephant & Piggie adventure.
Costumed characters of that duo
will be on hand for photo opsand
cupcakes will be served.
Those browsing the aisles will get
quite a visual surprise when they
reach the booth of Penguin Young
Readers Group (1520). A 3-D creature from Robert Paul Westons The
Creature Department, due in
November from Razorbill, has
sprung to life on-screen (courtesy
of the Framestore visual effects
studio) and is interacting with BEA
attendees as they pass through the
booth. The publisher has a hefty
roster of authors in-booth. Today

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author of Dear American Airlines,


as he signs advance reading copies
of his forthcoming novel

WANT
NOT

Miles mines the depths of waste so artfully


that by the end of this extraordinary novel,
were left with the suspicion that redemption
may well be no more, and no less, than
an existential salvage operation.
Ben Fountain

Today from 3 PM 4 PM
HMH booth 1657
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Actress Debra Messing at Barefoot; Caldecott


Medalist David Wiesner at HMH.

HOPELESSLY LOST?

Photo Meredith Heuer

will be signing ARCs of When Did You See Her Last?,


the follow-up to the #1 New York Times bestseller
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John Bemelmans Marciano signs


Madeline and the Old House in
Paris (Viking), 1011 a.m.; Julie
Berry signs All the Truth Thats in
Me (Viking),
23 p.m.; and
Oliver Jeffers
autographs
The Day the
Crayons Quit (Philomel), 34 p.m.
Tomorrows schedule includes
Marie Lu signing chapter samplers
of Champion (Putnam), 9:3010:30
a.m.; Giada de Laurentiis autographing galleys of Recipe for
Adventure (Grosset & Dunlap), 11
a.m.noon; Holly Goldberg Sloan
autographing Counting by 7s (Dial),
23 p.m.; Matthew Ward signing
galleys of The Fantastic Family
Whipple (Razorbill), 23 p.m.; and
Rick Yancey autographing The 5th
Wave (Putnam), 34 p.m. Saturdays
author-signing lineup includes
Melissa de la Cruz and Michael
Johnston, Frozen (Putnam), 9:30
10:30 a.m.; DJ MacHale, Sylo
(Razorbill), 11 a.m.noon; and Jan
Brett, Cinders (Putnam), 12:30
p.m. Visitors to the Javits restrooms will notice peel-off decals
featuring BEA-themed Mad Libs
questions, which Penguin created
to keep fairgoers entertained while
waiting in line.
Booksellers will find plenty of
activity at Sourcebookss booth
(829). This morning at 9 a.m., staffers are giving away canvas totes
holding copies of The Snatchbook
by Helen Docherty and Thomas
Docherty. David Adler signs ARCs
of Dannys Doodles: The Jelly Bean
Experience, 1011 a.m., and CJ
Lyons will autograph galleys of
Broken, 34 p.m. Tomorrow, actress
Jessica Lange will sign a broadsheet for her debut picture book
featuring her photos, Its About a
Little Bird, 1011 a.m.; and Mari
Mancusi will autograph ARCs of
Scorched, 34 p.m. Tomorrow at
noon, the publisher will distribute
ARCs of Bill Cotters Dont Push the
Button! Saturday signings feature
YA authors Zoraida Crdova, The
Savage Blue, 910 a.m.; Laurie
Boyle Crompton, Blaze (or Love in
the Time of Supervillains), noon1
p.m.; and Jessica Verdi, My Life
After Now, 1:302:30 p.m.
At booth 2527, staffers at Torontobased ECW Press are spreading
word of their expanding middlegrade and YA fiction publishing
program. The publisher is hosting
both a middle-grade and a YA
author at the booth this afternoon.
Evan Munday signs ARCs of Dial M
for Murder, the second book in the
Dead Kid Detective Agency series,
1:302:30 p.m., and Chantel Guertin
will autograph ARCs of her debut
YA novel, The Rule of Thirds, which
launches the Pippa Greene series,
3:304:30 p.m.
Visitors to Amazon Childrens
Publishing booth (C1675) can meet
author Bill Thomson, who is sign-

ing prints from Fossil and copies of


Chalk this morning, 1011 a.m.
Onur Tukel autographs copies of
Rainstack, 1:302:30 p.m., and
Thomas
Gonzales,
illustrator of
Gandhi by
Alice B.
McGinty, signs copies of that title,
34 p.m. Tomorrow, Michele Scott
will sign copies of Silent Harmony,
23 p.m. And autographing on
Saturday are Rebecca Donovan,
Reason to Breathe, 9:3010:30 a.m.;
Chuck Wendig, The Heartland
Trilogy: Under the Empyrean Sky,
11 a.m.noon, and Roxie Munroe,
Busy Builders, 12:301:30 p.m.
Attending BEA for the first time,
speculative fiction publisher
Month9Books is welcoming a number of authors to booth 2346 today
and tomorrow. This afternoon, Lisa
M. Basso signs A Shimmer of
Angels, 22:30 p.m., and Georgia
McBride and Shannon Delany sign
Praefatio, an anthology of legends,
folklore, and tales of superstition,
2:303 p.m.; a portion of the books
proceeds will benefit SPCA
International. Tomorrow, Scott
Craven signs Dead Jed: Adventures
of a Middle School Zombie, 22:30
p.m.; Shannon Duffy autographs
Gabriel Stone and the Divinity of
Valta, 2:303 p.m.; Heather L. Reid
signs Pretty Dark Nothing, 33:30
p.m.; and Dorothy Dreyer autographs My Sisters Reaper, 3:304
p.m.
At the Simon & Schuster booth
(26382639), two childrens author
appearances are planned. Today,
Peter Brown, illustrator of the 2013
Caldecott Honor Book, Creepy
Carrots! by Aaron Reynolds, will
sign copies of that title, 11:15 a.m.
noon. Tomorrow, Academy Award
winning actress and Childrens
Book and Author Breakfast
speaker Octavia Spencer will sign
ARCs of Randi Rhodes, Ninja
Detective: The Case of the TimeCapsule Bandit, 11 a.m.noon.
Fairgoers will want to be on the
lookout for a red-headed ninja
handing out swag promoting this
title on the show floor.
Among the fall titles featured at
the booth is Paula Wiseman Books
25th anniversary edition of Patricia Polaccos The Keeping Quilt.
The author has expanded the story
of her family quilt to include her
own two children and has added
original material describing the
quilts home at the Mazza Museum
in Findley, Ohio. Booth giveaways
include tote bags promoting
Rachel Renee Russells Dork Diaries. And fans of Ian Falconers
Olivia will be pleased to know that
a costumed character of this feisty
pig will be making occasional
appearances at the booth between
10 a.m. and 5 p.m. tomorrow and
Saturday.

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on children

Marking
Memorable
Milestones
A handful of childrens publishers
have arrived at BEA eager to
announce and celebrate anniversaries of books, characters, or imprints.
The Reluctant Dragon; Lafcadio,
The Lion Who Shot Back; Sammy the
Spider; and Harry Potter all reach
milestones in 2013, as do several
childrens lines. Heres a look at
some of the celebrations underway
at the booths.
Holiday House (booth 721) is marking the 75th year of The Reluctant
Dragon, a collaboration between
childrens book titans Kenneth
Grahame and Ernest E. Shepard,
with an anniversary gift edition due
in September. The book features an
introduction and appreciation by
childrens book historian Leonard
Marcus. He relates how in 1938 Helen
Gentry, cofounder of Holiday House,
discovered the story The Reluctant
Dragon in Dream Days, Kenneth
Grahames 1898 collection of essays
about childhood. Recognizing it as a
work that would resonate with children, Gentry lined up Shepard as
illustrator and published the story
for young readers. Attending BEA to
help celebrate this poetry-loving
dragon, Marcus will sign copies of
the anniversary edition tomorrow,
noon12:30 p.m., at Table 7.
Half a century has passed since
the late Shel Silverstein published
his first book, Lafcadio, the Lion Who
Shot Back. Featured at the
HarperCollins Childrens Books
booth (2039) is the publishers 50th
anniversary edition of this fable,
which sports the original, full-color
1963 cover with a celebratory gold
foil sticker. When the book is released
in September, the publisher will kick
off anniversary celebrations. These
will be followed by commemorations
of more Shel Silverstein milestones
in 2014, when Dont Bump the
Glump, A Giraffe and a Half, and The
Giving Tree also turn 50, and Where
the Sidewalk Ends has its 40th anniversary.
Twenty-year-old Sammy Spider is
the toast of Kar-Ben Publishings
booth (2456), where visitors can
peruse Sammy Spiders First Book of
Jewish Holidays by Sylvia A. Rouss,
illus. by Katherine
Janus Kahn. This is the
20th title and the first
board book starring the
spider, who learns
about concepts as well

as Jewish customs, holidays, and


values. Also due in the fall is Sammy
Spiders First Yom Kippur. The publisher will release downloadable
materials on its Web site this summer to help its customers celebrate
Sammy Spiders birthday.
Fifteen years ago, Harry Potter
made his first splashdownobviously a big oneon these shores,
and Scholastic is celebrating the
anniversary of the young wizards
arrival with new Special Edition U.S.
trade paperbacks of the seven
installments in the series. These
Arthur A. Levine releases feature
new cover art by Kazu Kibuishi,
author of the bestselling graphic
novel series Amulet. The new editions will also be available as a
boxed set. History suggests that
Harry is well poised to attract new
fans among readers just discovering
the enchantments of Hogwarts:
since the fall 1998 publication of the
first book, Harry Potter and the
Sorcerers Stone, there are more
than 150 million copies of the series
in print in the U.S. aloneand
worldwide sales top 450 million copies. Kibuishi will sign limited edition
lithographs featuring the new cover
art from the debut novel at the
Scholastic booth (16381639) today
at 10 a.m.
At booth C1281, Free Spirit
Publishing celebrates 30 years of
issuing books aimed at fulfilling the
companys mission to help children
and teens think for themselves, succeed in life, and make a difference
in the world. In 1983, founder Judy
Galbraith published two books that
grew out of her masters thesis: The
Gifted Kids Survival Guide and The
Gifted Teen Survival Guide, which
have more than 300,000 copies in
print and have spawned additional
survival guides. A landmark for the

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publisher was the 2000 release of the


antibullying book, Hands Are Not for
Hitting by Martine Agassi, illus. by
Marieka Heinlen, which launched
the Best
Behavior series
and has more
than 500,000
copies in print.
In honor of its 30th anniversary, the
publisher is relaunching four of its
most popular survival guides under
the newly branded Free Spirit
Survival Guides for Kids line. These
include a revised and updated edition of The Survival Guide for Kids
with Behavior Challenges: How to
Make Good Choices and Stay Out of

Trouble; The Survival Guide for Kids


with ADHD; The Survival Guide for
Gifted Kids: For Ages 10 and Under;
and The Survival Guide for Kids with
Autism
Spectrum
Disorders (And
Their Parents).
Visitors to
the Chronicle Books booth (739) can
pick up a posterand munch on
cookiesstaffers are giving out in
honor of the companys 25th year of
publishing childrens books.
Launched under the aegis of editor
Victoria Rock, the first childrens list
included many imports from other
countries, including Bus Stops by

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Japanese author Taro


Gomi, which has
remained in print for a
quarter-century. One of
the houses top sellers,
Mama Do You Love Me?
by Barbara M. Joosse,
illus. by Barbara Lavalee,
was published in 1991 and
currently has close to two
million copies in print. And the
imprints first book to reach the New
York Times bestseller list was 2009s
Duck! Rabbit! by Amy Krouse
Rosenthal, illus. by Tom Lichtenheld.
And at booth C1585, Sleeping Bear
Press is marking the 15th anniversary
of the first book ever published by

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If You Could Be Mine by Sara Farizan: Young Adult Editors Buzz Panel
11:0011:50 am: Room 1E16
United for Libraries Journey of a Young Adult Book: From Writer to Reader Panel
with moderator Jennifer Brown, interim director of the Center for Childrens Literature
at the Bank Street College of Education and childrens editor of Shelf Awareness;
Sara Farizan, author of If You Could Be Mine; Elise Howard, editor and publisher; and
Eileen Lawrence, director of marketing
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If You Could Be Mine by Sara Farizan: Young Adult Buzz Authors Stage
11:0011:50 am: 1E12/1E13
The Time Fetch by Amy Herrick: Middle-Grade Editors Buzz Panel
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The Time Fetch by Amy Herrick: Middle-Grade Buzz Authors Stage
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Algonquin Young Readers Booth Takeover: Amy Herrick, Sara Farizan, and Hollis Seamon
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4:005:00 pm: Booth #939
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the house, The Legend of


Sleeping Bear by Kathy-Jo
Wargin, illus. by Gijsbert
van Frankenhuyzen. The
company, which was
acquired by Cherry Lake
Publishing in 2012, has
published numerous
alphabet books, including one spotlighting each
state; Tales of Young Americans, a
line of historical fiction picture books;
Courtney Sheinmels Stella Batts
early chapter book series; and the I
Am a Reader series of beginning
chapter books. Today at 4 p.m., cake
will be served to celebrate the anniversary, and a drawing will be held
for pieces of original art by Kate
Sullivan, author of On Linden Square,
and Dana Sullivan, illustrator of
Ozzie and the Art Contest. The first
50 partygoers to arrive will receive
Stella Batts tote bags containing
two novels.
A toast to all anniversary
celebrants! 
Sally Lodge

Editors
Happy to
Buzz
Two popular panels return to BEAs
programming this year, giving five
editors of young adult and five editors of middle-grade books a
chance to share news of a forthcoming novel for which they have high
hopes.
The Young Adult Editors Buzz
Panel takes place this morning,
1010:50 a.m., in Room 1E14/1E15.
The following editors will talk up
these novels: Sara Goodman, associate editor of St. Martins Press
(Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell); Wendy
Loggia, executive editor of
Delacorte Press (Anna Jarzabs
Tandem); Emily Meehan, DisneyHyperion editorial director (Cristin
Terrills All Our Yesterdays); Kate
OSullivan, executive editor of
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
(Entangled by Amy Rose Capetta);
and Elise Howard, editor and publisher of Algonquin Young Readers
(Sara Farizans If You Could Be
Mine).
I am thrilled to spotlight All Our
Yesterdays, but Im so terrified I
wont do it justice, says Meehan.
The novel has terrifying emotional
depth and it is the kind of book that,
when its over, you are beyond
depressed that theres not more to
read.
Having attended BEA Editors
Buzz Panels over the years,
Meehan says she was flattered to be
asked to take part in this years
event, noting, I know Im in some
really talented company, and I
know how much everyone looks
forward to these particular panels.

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Addressing the value of this venue,


she adds, A glimpse into the life of
a book before it becomes the one
we know and love is fascinating,
and I think
thats why this
panel is not
only so popular
but such an
invaluable tool to spread the word
about a novel. I like how the panel
is a balance of books that might be
considered quieter and those that
many editors have competed to
win.
Like Meehan, Sara Goodman
expresses some jitters about participating on the paneland also
has high praise for the program. I
was absolutely honored to be asked
to be on this panel and, if Im honest, a little nervous, she says. This
is one of the hottest events of the
fair, and audience attendance
seems to grow exponentially every
year. What a thrill it is going to be
to get up in front of a roomful of
industry professionals to brag
about this wonderful novel. Any
chance an editor has to personally
endorse a book is a privilege, so to
be able to shout from a stage I
love this book! is an amazing
opportunity.
Goodman is especially pleased

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to introduce
Fangirl. For many
Rainbow Rowell
fans out there,

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Eleanor & Park, her


critically acclaimed
debut YA novel, will
be a tough act to follow, she says. But
Fangirl definitely
Razorbills Gillian Levinson cant wait to talk about The Fantastic
rises to the occaFamily Whipple; SMPs Sara Goodman happily buzzes Fangirl.
sion. It is a big, gorgeous novel full of living, breathing
by Caroline Carlson); Lauri Hornik,
characters. At the heart of it, its a
president and publisher of Dial
story about a young woman learnBooks for Young Readers (Holly
ing to open up and trust herself and
Goldenberg-Sloans Counting by
those around her. But its also a
7s); Gillian Levinson, Razorbill
love story with a swoon-worthy boy.
associate editor (The Fantastic
This is a book that readers will
Family Whipple by Matthew Ward);
want to savor and devour at the
Jason Rekulak, associate publisher
same time.
and creative director of Quirk
The Middle-Grade Editors Buzz
Books (Nick and Teslas HighPanel takes place tomorrow,
Voltage Danger Lab by Bob
1111:50 a.m., in Room 1E12/1E13.
Pflugfelder and Steve
Participating editors and the novHockensmith); and Elise Howard,
els they will spotlight are Toni
Algonquin Young Readers editor
Markiet, senior executive editor of
and publisher (Amy Herricks The
HarperCollins Childrens Books
Time Fetch).
(The Very Nearly Honorable League
Levinson looks forward to
of Pirates #1: Magic Marks the Spot
spreading news of The Fantastic

THURSDAY, MAY 30 , 2013

Family Whipple at tomorrows


event. We pre-empted this debut
novel after having read it over a
weekend, she explains. It wraps a
classic middle-grade message
caring about people is what makes
one most special of allin a fun,
unusual story about record-breaking, unsafe sports, and sleuthing.
The book is zany and fun, with a
really eccentric cast of characters,
and is set in a quirky and inventive
world. I cant wait to share the
details of that story with everyone.
Rekulak is happy to spread news
of Nick and Teslas High-Voltage
Danger Lab, in which a brother and
sister with a knack for science,
electronics, and getting into trouble are sent to live with their inventor uncle who engineers top-secret
gadgets for the government. Its a
wildly inventive novel for kidsone
part mystery, one part mad scientists workbookwith blueprints
and instructions for making your
own MacGyver-ish creations, he
says. Like most editors, I love to
talk about my upcoming projects,
and I dont know of a better forum
than a BEA buzz panel. Its a terrific
opportunity to stand before a large
audience of readers and discuss a
book Im excited to publish.

Sally Lodge

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The Kids Take Over Uptown Stage


Childrens authors will be front and center on
will talk about Flora & Ulysses: The Illuminated
the Uptown Stage tomorrow, when a day of
Adventures, her collaboration with K.G. Campbell,
back-to-back kids-only programming takes
which Candlewick will publish in September.
place. A stellar pantheon of authors and
SATURDAY
illustrators are scheduled to take part in an
12:30 p.m.: Star Wars Reads Day Celebration.
array of panel discussions ranging from timely
This gala will feature book signings and giveaways,
themes in fiction to the art of writing for
a trivia contest with Star Wars author Jason Fry, a
specific audiences. Booksellers and other
reading from Ian Doeschers William Shakespeares
industry professionals will have the
Star Wars, and appearances by audiobook artist
opportunity to hear fresh voicesthose of
Marc Thompson and paper engineer Matthew
promising new authors whose books were
Reinhart. Surprise guests are slated to announce
selected for this years Young Adult and
the date of this years global Star Wars Reads Day.
Middle-Grade Buzz sessionsas well as the
The event is sponsored by Abrams, Chronicle
voices of two esteemed Newbery Medalists.
Two of the titles getting stage treatment.
Books, Dark Horse, Del Rey, DK, Klutz, Random
BEA education director Sally Dedecker, a
House Audio, Scholastic, Titan, Quirk Books, and Workman.  Sally Lodge
digital and print publishing consultant and owner of Sally Dedecker
Enterprises, worked with many publishers to assemble the stage programming.
The stage events are a great opportunity for everyone at the show
booksellers, librarians, and publishersto hear authors talking about their
books, she says. Putting the events together has been a real collaborative
effort with publishers. And creating events around themes means that there
Those popping into Penguin Young Readers
is something for everyone.
Group booth (1520) will get an animated
Dedecker says that the decision to schedule most of the childrens stage
preview of the exotic cast of The Creature
events on a single day (a Star Wars Reads Day celebration takes place on
Department by Robert Paul Weston, an
Saturday) was a calculated one. Instead of spreading these events out
illustrated middle-grade novel due from
throughout the fair, we decided to let everyone know Friday at the Uptown
Razorbill in November. Projected on a screen
Stage is all kids, she says. No matter what time people visit the stage,
in the booth is a 3-D creature that interacts in
theyll know what to expect.
real time with passersby, a feat masterminded
For those who want to plan their itineraries, heres the lineup of events on
by Framestore, a visual effects studio that
the Uptown Stage.
uses innovative artistic talent and technology
FRIDAY
to create show-stopping images for multiple
1010:30 a.m.: Meet BEA Young Adult Buzz Authors 2013. Ellen Myrick,
platforms. The studio has contributed visual
president of Myrick Marketing, moderates a discussion among the five
effects to numerous book-inspired movies
authors whose novels are showcased in this years YA Editors Buzz Panel.
the Harry Potter films, Where the Wild Things
They include Rainbow Rowell (Fangirl), Anna Jarzab (Tandem), Cristin Terrill
Are, and The Golden Compassand now brings Weston inspired by electronics.
(All Our Yesterdays), Amy Rose Capetta (Entangled), and Sara Farizan (If
its expertise to the pages of a book.
You Could Be Mine).
In The Creature Department, two kids befriend the outlandish, secret
1111:30 a.m.: Out of This World: Page Turners for Young Readers.
employees of an electronics companycreatures with wings, tentacles,
Brandon Mull (Spirit Animals Book 1: Wild Born), Gordon Korman (The
horns, even one with three headsand motivate them to invent something
Hypnotists), and Cathryn Constable (The Wolf Princess) will discuss creating
that will save them all from villains. Weston, whose earlier work includes
fantastical action and adventure series for middle-grade readers. The panel
Zorgamazoo, an E.B. White Read Aloud Honors book, says that The Creature
will include a q&a and will be moderated by Barry Cunningham, publisher
Department sprang from a conversation he had with Ben Schrank, Razorand managing director of the Chicken House.
bills president and publisher.
Noon12:30 p.m.: Writing Genre for Boys. Dont be Wimpy, Kid! Put on
We were talking about ideas for a book, and talking about things we liked
your Captain Underpants and get to work solving 39 Clues, reads BEAs
as kids, namely crazy inventions and strange creatures, recalls Weston. And
teaser for this panel, featuring Jon Scieszka (editor of Guys Read:
then I thought about the idea of strange creatures making crazy contraptions,
Otherworlds), Kevin Emerson (The Fellowship for Alien Detection), Brandon
and from there it ballooned in a number of different directions.
Mull (The Beyonders series; Spirit Animals Book 1: Wild Born), and Jack
The plot was partially inspired by the history of a real-life electronics
Gantos (From Norvelt to Nowhere). The authors will discuss how they go
company. Sharps very first product was the mechanical pencil, and the idea
about cracking the code to boy readers minds. Jordan Brown, senior editor
that they would go on to become a large global electronics producer after
of HarperCollinss Walden Pond Press and Balzer + Bray, will moderate.
beginning with a pencil intrigued me, he says. I began thinking, What if the
11:30 p.m.: Meet BEA Middle-Grade Buzz Authors 2013. Jennifer Brown,
reason they were able to make a leap that seems so miraculous is that there
childrens editor of Shelf Awareness, moderates a panel of the novelists
are strange creatures working in secret making these contraptions? So that
whose work was chosen to be featured on todays Middle-Grade Editors
gave me the premise.
Buzz Panel. They are Caroline Carlson (A Very Nearly Honorable League of
Schrank was drawn to Westons idea and convinced that the author could
Pirates #1: Magic Marks the Spot), Holly Goldberg Sloan (Counting by 7s),
do it justice. Rob is a special guy, and I knew he can do incredibly imaginative
Matthew Ward (The Fantastic Family Whipple), Bob Pflugfelder and Steve
things, and we also knew we wanted to do something special with this book,
Hockensmith (Nick and Teslas High-Voltage Danger Lab), and Amy Herrick
says Schrank. Familiar with Framestores work in film, he brought the studio
(The Time Fetch).
on board to create digital art for The Creature Department and work closely
22:30 p.m.: Picture Book Powerhouses. Five prolific authors share their
with Weston to develop the novel visually.
thoughts on the process of creating successful picture books. They are Oliver
Initially, I wrote the framework, with a description of a plot and of the
Jeffers (The Hueys in the New Sweater; The Day the Crayons Quit), Loren
characters and contraptions they invent, says Weston. And the team at
Long (An Otis Christmas), John Bemelmans Marciano (Madeline and the Old
Framework would come back to me with feedback about what they thought
House in Paris), Judy Schachner (Bits and Pieces), and Jan Brett (Cinders).
would work visually, or not. It was definitely a dialogue, and the drawings
33:30 p.m.: Realistic Fiction: The Next Hot Genre in Young Adult. This
they came up with were amazing. Id never seen anything quite like them.
program rounds up five YA authors who will discuss why realism may be
Unveiled at BEA, Framestores interactive, 3-D animation of The Creature
edging out vampire, dystopian, and paranormal themes in fiction for teens.
Department will be further developed for use in marketing for the novel, and
Participants include Robyn Schneider (The Beginning of Everything), Katie
the characters will literally lend their voices to the books promotion. I
Cotugno (How to Love), Corey Ann Haydu (OCD Love Story), and Suzanne
envision them walking and talking on screens and Web sites, and speaking
Young and Cat Patrick (Just Like Fate).
up about their own book, says Schrank.
45 p.m.: Newbery Medalists Forum. Cynthia Voigt, who won the Newbery
Thats a prospect that is very appealing to London resident Weston, who is
for Diceys Song and Newbery Honors for A Solitary Blue, will discuss her
unable to attend BEA. This 3-D character in the Penguin booth is a much
new book, Mister Max: The Book of Lost Things, illus. by Iacopo Bruno, due
better ambassador for the book than I am, and its very special that he can
from Knopf in September. And Kate DiCamillo, Newbery winner for The Tale
even have a conversation with people there, he says. I find this all very,
very exciting. 
Sally Lodge
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Acclaimed authors and illustrators
Ted and Betsy Lewin have written
seven childrens books together and
have created dozens of additional
titles either solo or in tandem with
other authors. They are only the
second husband-and-wife team
(after Arnold and Anita Lobel) to win
Caldecott Honor citations for two
different booksTed for Peppe the
Lamplighter in 1994 and Betsy for
Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type
in 2000. Each has a new picture book
due from Holiday House on August
15. And in the ongoing spirit of

togetherness, the couple, who celebrated their 50th anniversary earlier this month, will sign copies of
their forthcoming books side by side
today, 11 a.m.noon. Ted will autograph copies of What Am I? Where
Am I? at Table 5, and Betsy will sign
Thumpy Feet at Table 4 in the
Autographing Area.
The two met while studying art at
Pratt Institute in New York, and each
eventually ventured into childrens
books, yet they did not collaborate
on a book until many years into their
marriage. For years people asked

us why we hadnt done


a book together, says
Ted. We couldnt really
figure out how wed do
that, since Betsys
books and art are light
and humorous, and
mine are more serious
and realistic. Wed talk
Betsy and Ted Lewin in Uganda.
about our childhood
dreams, and seeing mountain gorilthese animals, and that adventure
las was one of them. So it turned out
led to their first collaboration,
that became our vehicle for workGorilla Walk, which HarperCollins
ing together. In 1997, the couple
published in 1999.
traveled to Uganda to track down
Five other animal-themed books
by the Lewins have followed, inspired
by their travels to Botswana,
Australia, Mongolia, India, and
Iceland. The couple, who collaborate
on both the writing and the art, have
established an impressively efficient
creative model. On the plane coming
home from a trip, we get out our journals and sketchbooks, and talk to each
other about ideas, explains Betsy.
We discuss what Ted is going to do
and what I am going to do on the
book, and by the time we get home
we usually have a manuscript.
Teds latest solo effort, What Am
I? Where Am I?, an I Like to Read
title, is a follow-up to Look!, which
Holiday House published in
January. When I finished Look!,
which is about the wonder of
observing and appreciating nature
and animals, I wondered where
else I could go with that theme, he
says. I decided to do a book showing parts of animals, so that children could guess what animal it is
and where it lives. I have 15,000 or
20,000 slides of animals Ive photographed all over the world, and
they are my point of departure for
my paintings. Ive been able to mine
these beautiful images for the latest
books, and Im having a wonderful
time.
Betsy found her inspiration for
Thumpy Feet much closer to home.
The picture book is based on our
Jessie Haas
own cat, Sophie, a seven-pound
Saige
female who is just a riot, she says.
She has tiny feet, but when she walks
Jessie Haas is the award-winning
she thumps and throws her feet out
author of the Saige book series,
like a big, male lion. And the text,
and loves to write books that get
which follows her through a day of
children excited about reading.
playing, sleeping, and eating, is
writtenIm sorry to say!just the
way we talk to her.
The Lewins, whose most recent
Saturday
excursions were to Costa Rica to
11 a.m. 12 p.m.
research Teds spring 2014 Holiday
House book about rainforest animals,
Can You See Me?, are happy to travel
across the East River to attend BEA.
Its always such an up experience,
says Betsy. And its always great to
see people we only see once a year,
adds Ted. These veteran authors are
also celebrating a first: having
books come out from the same publisher on the same day. Asked if that
is gratifying, they answer in perfect
unison: Absolutely!  Sally Lodge

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to return home after shed not been there for several years and what she
would feel and think, so that was the beginning.
Beah shares his writing process. I think about the story, about the names
of the characters, their age, their gender, the location, and then I just start
writing. The characters begin to come alive and create moments of their
own, and as the writing begins to shape up I go back and find that there is a
natural structure that finds itself, as opposed to me trying to force something. This also comes from my background in oral tradition, where you start
stories and allow the story to have a life of its own, and then the story
becomes you as youre telling it.
The author hopes readers will learn something about the strength of the
human spirit by reading his book. We all find joy and radiance and a reason
to move on even in the most dire of circumstances. Even in chaos and madness, theres still a beauty that comes from just the vibrancy of another
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his wartime life and discovered that most people in his audience didnt think about the
impact of the aftermath of war on a community.
Theres so much focus and interest about what
happens during war, but very little about what
happens when people return to homes and
communities that have been destroyed.
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next door to neighbors that youve seen the best and the worst of because of
the circumstanceshow do you do that? Thats what the desire to write a
novel came out ofI wanted to understand that because its not an easy
thing.
In his first novel, Radiance of Tomorrow (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, Jan.
2014), Beah examines postwar life in Sierra Leone through the eyes of two
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the lack of economic fairness foreshadowed a lot of the New Deal legislation
of the 30s, adds Goodwin, who won a Pulitzer Prize in 1995 for her biography of the architect of the New Deal, No Ordinary Time: Franklin and Eleanor
Roosevelt: The Home Front in World War II.
Goodwin, renowned for delving into momentous periods in American history through the lives of the great men (and women) who shaped events, is
back at BEA, ready to give a talk at todays Book and Author Breakfast thats
not going to be your fathers history lesson. The Bully Pulpit: Theodore
Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and the Golden Age of Journalism (S&S,
Oct.) examines the first decade of the Progressive Era through the lives of
Rough and Ready Teddy Roosevelt, the nations 26th president, and his
hand-picked successor, William Howard Taftagainst whom, four years
later, Roosevelt ended up running for another term. Not only did the 1912
campaign destroy a longstanding personal friendship between the two men,
but Woodrow Wilson cruised to victory, becoming the 28th president.
The Progressive Era research project all started with Roosevelt, Goodwin
says, confiding that shes very careful about whom she writes because she
has to live with this person for a long time. It took her six years to research
and write No Ordinary Time and 10 years to complete Team of Rivals: The
Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln. I knew with Teddy Roosevelt, I could,
she says. He is that large of a figure. But she wanted to give a fresh spin on
Roosevelts life and times, so she homed in on his intense relationship with
the muckraking press, as well as the fraught relationship with his successor in office.
As for Taft, about whom Americans know little besides the story of how he
was so fat that he once got stuck in a White House bathtub, Goodwin emphasizes that he was empathetic and much more interesting than she
thought he would be when she began her research. Shes convinced that Taft
is on the verge of being rescued from obscurity, noting that the Washington
Nationals baseball team added a fifth mascot this past January to its racing
presidents promotional events featuring likenesses of former chief executives: William Howard Taft has joined George Washington, Thomas Jefferson,
Abraham Lincoln, and Theodore Roosevelt. I can hardly wait to get my picClaire Kirch
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Scottoline, whose latest Rosato & Associates
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one of her commentaries about life: there is no
pretense or self-consciousness, but plenty of
warm laughter that spills over and punctuates
her self-assessment.
I love my job, and I have no personal life, she
says, chuckling. Im writing everything I want
to write, and feel better than I ever have.
Accused certainly reflects this kind of confidence.
It features 13-year-old Allegra, a brilliant, precocious girl who uses her trust fund money to
hire Rosato & Associates. Allegra is certain the
man convicted and imprisoned for murdering
her sister is innocent, and as the legal team investigates, more baffling questions than answers are revealed and threatening situations arise for Rosato
partner Mary DiNunzio.
As evidenced in the bond of sisterhood among the Rosato & Associates
legal team, family is profoundly important to Scottoline. I come from a very
loving, close-knit Italian family, she says, similar to that of my character
Marys in Accused. My mother had 19 sisters and brothers, so you can imagine
how big my family is. When I was a kid everyone was always in everyone elses
business. This sounds uncannily like the Rosato & Associates offices in
Philadelphia, where there are no secrets among the four female attorneys,
and they can practically finish one anothers sentences.
Over the years, the characters in the Rosato seriesAccused is the 12th
bookhave changed with the new experiences and events that unfold in the
womens lives. In Accused, for instance, not only does DiNunzio finally make
partner in the law firm but she also becomes engaged to her longtime boyfriend,
Anthony, albeit not without some hesitation. Mary is the most like everywoman
in the series, Scottoline says. Shes still insecure and still growing into her
own skin. Scottoline pauses for a moment, laughs, then adds, Mary is also

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Random House Studio. It has romance, fun,
pathology, agony, and joy, and it has a message:
love doesnt solve all our problems, but its a
good place to start. Dr. Bob Heller, the novels
protagonist, is well-known in Manhattan not
only for being a beloved veterinarian but also
for his Ask Dr. Bob newspaper advice column
for pet lovers. As the story unfolds, the reader
learns that Bob understands animals a lot better than he does people, especially when tragedy strikes in his personal life just as he thinks
hes figured out how to thrive in the human
world as easily as he does among cats, dogs, and
hamsters. The novel is interspersed with letters
to the Ask Dr. Bob column, which the vet responds to within the context of
the plot itself, a clever device that reveals the growth of Bobs character.
One of Getherss inspirations for Ask Bob was his own vet in New York. The
other was Roman Polanski, with whom Gethers worked in 1981 on the directors memoir. It wasnt that long after the Manson murders, Gethers says,
and during the course of this project Roman and I were talking one day
about relationships. He said it would be almost impossible to have a real
relationship with someone [else] because his wife [Sharon Tate] died when
everything was still perfect. When Roman told me, You cant compete with
the ghost of perfection, I never forgot it. It is this idea that informs the story
and relationships in Ask Bob.
Gethers compares Ask Bob to the work of Nick Hornby and the 2011
romantic comedy film One Day. He hopes it will appeal to readers who
appreciate intelligent, realistic romances. Love of animals is wonderful, but
its easy and simple and thus has limits, says Gethers, who lives in New York
City with two Scottish Fold cats he adopted after Norton died. Love between
people is complicateddifficult and painful and often agonizingand much
more satisfying and gratifying.
Gethers signs Ask Bob at 2 p.m. today at the Macmillan booth (1557).

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the shortest person in the tristate area, a self-dig at the authors diminutive
five-foot-two-inch stature.
Scottoline has attended more BEA conventions that she can count and
always enjoys participating, meeting fans, and running into colleagues from
different periods of her career. Her favorite BEA story: always running into
an agent who rejected her when she was first trying to get published. He
actually wrote to me, we dont have time to take any more clients, but if we
did, we wouldnt take you, says Scottoline, whose books have gone on to
sell 25 million copies. But I try to be better, not bitter. So I always give him a
nice hello.
Scottoline, a self-described South Philly girl who lives in a farmhouse in
Pennsylvania with a menagerie of animals, says her life today is blessed and
lucky. She looks forward to her national tour for Accused and is very grateful for her fans. Its the readers who make you, she says. I do everything I
can for them.
Lisa Scottoline will be signing galleys of Accused today at 11 a.m. in the
Macmillan booth (1557). 
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vet and pet columnist in New York City who discovers that the best relationships are often the most surprising.
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THURSDAY, MAY 30 , 2013

Authors
AT THE SH OW

Thursday, May 30th


9:00 am

Giveaway
Fierce Reads Tote Bag

9:30 am

In-Booth Signing

Alice McDerMott, Someone (Farrar, Straus and Giroux)

Galley Giveaway

A Killing in the Hills, Julia Keller (St. Martins Griffin)

10:00 am Galley Giveaway


The Edge of Normal, Carla Norton (Minotaur Books)
10:30 am In-Booth Signing
JAck GAntos, Dead End in Norvelt (Paperback)
From Norvelt to Nowhere,
(Chapter Sampler) (Farrar, Straus and Giroux Books for Young Readers)

Advance Listening Copy Giveaway

Flat Water Tuesday, Ron Irwin (Macmillan Audio)

11:00 am Galley Giveaway


Tumble & Fall, Alexandra Coutts
(Farrar, Straus and Giroux Books for Young Readers)

11:30 am In-Booth Signing


MichAel PocAlyko, The Navigator (Forge Books)
2:00 pm

In-Booth Signing

lisA scottoline, Accused (St. Martins Press)

Galley Giveaway

Ask Bob, Peter Gethers (Henry Holt & Company)

2:30 pm

Galley Giveaway

An American Bride in Kabul,


Phyllis Chesler (Palgrave Macmillan)

3:00 pm

In-Booth Signing

lAurA overDeck, Bedtime Math (Feiwel & Friends)

Galley Giveaway

Lookaway, Lookaway,
Wilton Barnhardt (St. Martins Press)

3:30 pm

Galley Giveaway

The Incrementalists, Steven Brust (Tor Books)

4:00 pm

In-Booth Signing

AMy GrAce loyD,


The Affairs of Others (Picador)

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Please note: Only a limited quantity of galleys are available for signings and giveaways and will be
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Inspired by His Kids

Distinctly versatile Kevin Henkes, who


received the Caldecott Medal for Kittens Full
Moon and Newbery Honors for Olives Ocean,
targets a slightly different audience in The Year
of Billy Miller (Greenwillow, Sept.). I decided it
would be fun to do a book about one school year
in a kids life, he says, and I thought second
grade would be a good year. Thus Billy Miller,
who navigates the challenges of school and of
life with his younger sister, was born.
For inspiration, Henkes tapped into his
memories of his own childrena son now 17 and a daughter 15when they
were second graders. I was looking through the scrapbooks that my wife
and I kept for them at that age, he says. That was a starting point, but every
book really does take on a life of its own, which is good. When I look back, all
of my books are kind of photo albums of that time in my life when I created
them. It almost always happens with the novels, which of course take longer
to write, that things that happen in my everyday life slip into the stories, so
they become a kind of marker of what went on in my life at the time.
Henkes also lent his artistic skills to The Year of Billy Miller, which is illustrated throughout with black-and-white drawings. I like young novels that
have pictures, and in my other novels Id done only spots at the beginning of
chapters, he says. For this novel, I wanted to do something more than that,
and adding illustrations was great fun.
Asked about having received both Caldecott and Newbery nods, Henkes
replies, I really do love both writing and illustrating, so I am grateful to have
been honored for both. The best award of all, really, is when one is working
and it really is workingthere is nothing better than that. If Im writing and
hit a dead end and dont think Im ever going to get turned around, and then
I do, thats wonderful. And if Im doing a picture book and get stuck on a picture and finally make it work, thats really rewarding.
Henkes, who will sign ARCs of The Year of Billy Miller today, 1011 a.m., at
Table 9 in the Autographing Area, is happy to be back at BEA. I still feel like
a new kid on the block in a certain way, he says. The excitement of BEA is
still so high, and I love that. And I love that about my job, too. Even though its
been over 30 years, it still seems so exciting. 
Sally Lodge

Jan-Philipp Sendker
The Heart Beat

It took 10 years for German writer Jan-Philipp


Sendker to get his bestselling debut novel, The
Art of Hearing Heartbeats, printed in the United
States, but he never gave up his dream to publish
here. It was recently named a 2013 Indie Choice
Honor Book of the Year in adult fiction, and his
American publisher flew him here to accept his
award at the ABA Celebration of Bookselling
Luncheon and Author Awards Ceremony today.
Sendker is also at BEA to promote his second
novel, A Well Tempered Heart (Other Press, Jan.
2014), a sequel to his famed first book. He never
intended to write a sequel. I had an idea about a
woman who is hearing voices she cannot control,
who keeps asking questions about herself. It was
never key in my mind what kind of woman it was.
I knew there was a novel in it, but the main character didnt come alive for me, so
I forgot about it.
Sometime later, he made one of his trips to Kalaw, Burma, where his first
book largely takes place, and while sitting in a teahouse, daydreaming, one of
the main characters in Heartbeats, Julia, came to mind. I had the sense that
she was coming down the road approaching me. All of a sudden I remembered
the idea about the woman hearing voices, and I thought, wow, of course, its
Julia! It was like a big puzzle and I had found the most important pieces. This

liberating it can be if youre really


How
able to forgive.


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THURSDAY, MAY 30 , 2013

Handler Told Me, hit the bestseller list. Its second, MAN UP!: Tales of My Delusional SelfConfidence by Chelsea Lately roundtable panelist Ross Mathews, was released this month
and Handlers next outing as an author,
Uganda Be Kidding Me, is due in October.
The books about me, a girl from New Jersey,
going on all these amazing tripsBotswana,
South Africa, the Bahamas, Montenegro,
Croatia. I always go with a big group, so that
lends itself to lots of characters. Like her friend
Shelly: I awoke at 4:45 a.m. in Johannesburg,
South Africa, in my bra and underwear and
looked over at my lesbian friend Shelly, who
was in pajamas. Adult pajamas are hard to take
seriously, especially when they are worn by a
forty-five-year-old woman and are silk screened all over with pick-up trucks.
A passionate reader as well as a writer, Handler should have no trouble fitting in with a convention hall filled with book lovers. She doesnt take a
moment to think before she shares the books shes most recently read: A.M.
Holmess May We Be Forgiven; her friend Gabrielle Reeces new book, My
Foot Is Too Big for the Glass Slipper; Jennifer Egans A Visit from the Goon
Squad; and Jonathan Troppers One Last Thing Before I Go. My dad made
me read all the timeI think he was worried because I had blonde hair and
blue eyes. I appreciate it now because I read constantlyIm addicted to it.
Its definitely a good habit he got me into.
Handler is doing a photo-op following the breakfast at the Grand Central
booth (1829). 
Lucinda Dyer

AT THE S H OW

was the novel I was thinking of years ago.


Asked to compare the two books, Sendker says, The Art of Hearing
Heartbeats is about the magical power of love between two handicapped
people. A Well Tempered Heart is a different kind of love story, but its also
about the power of forgiveness and how liberating it can be if youre really
able to forgive.
Sendker fans will be happy to know that the two books are actually part of
a trilogy. But right now the author is working on the screenplay of The Art of
Hearing Heartbeats, which he hopes will start shooting next year.
This is his first time at Book Expo, and it, too, is a dream come true. I used to
be the U.S. correspondent for Stern, and I remember going to the Upper East
Side in New York and seeing a sign mentioning Book Expo. I found that so exciting that there was a book expo in New York and I thought, Maybe one day....
Sendker will be signing ARCs of his latest novel in the Other Press booth
(2839) today, 11 a.m.noon. An author signing and reception in the ABA
lounge will follow the awards ceremony. 
Hilary S. Kayle

Chelsea Handler
Reading Is Her Passion

Thursdays Book and Author Breakfast may have its usual early start, but
there will be no dozing off this year. Not with Chelsea Handler, comedian,
host of E!s Chelsea Lately, and author of two blockbuster bestsellers
(Chelsea Chelsea Bang Bang and Are You There, Vodka? Its Me, Chelsea) as
master of ceremonies.
Handler, who is making her first visit to BEA, is here as both publisher and
author. Her imprint for Grand Central PublishingA Chelsea Handler
Book/Borderline Amazing Publishingsaw its first title, Lies That Chelsea

dad made me read all the time...


My
he was worrried because I had blond
hair and blue eyes.


Chelsea Handler

Meet comedy legend

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Six-time Emmy Awardwinning funny man Tim Conway,
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Magination Press

Self-Help Books for Children and the Adults in Their Lives


Moms Choice Awards for Juvenile Level 1
(Ages 5-8) Self-Improvement (Gold)

How Do You Doodle?

Drawing My Feelings and Emotions


Elise Gravel
Illustrated by Elise Gravel
Gravels emotive cartoon characters are both comforting and
gently subversive. The balance between guided activities and
creative free space should provide readers a sense of ownership over their work.
Publishers Weekly
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APA Books
Your Complete Guide
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How to Study Smart, Achieve Your Goals,


and Enjoy Campus Life
Donald J. Foss
This up-to-date, evidence-based book provides a roadmap
for how to be successful in collegeand afterwards. It
covers a comprehensive set of academic and personal topics
in a student-friendly, readable package. 2013. 352 pages.
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Thierry Robberecht
Illustrated by Annick Masson
A playful childrens book designed not only to entertain
children, but also to help open a conversation with them.
I Cant Do Anything! Is entertaining, practical, and highly
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32 pages. 10x10. Full-color illustrations. Ages 4-8.

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What To Do When Its Not Fair

A Kids Guide to Handling Envy and Jealousy


Jacqueline B. Toner, PhD,
and Claire A. B. Freeland, PhD
Illustrated by Dave Thompson
What To Do When Its Not Fair introduces kids to cognitive
behavioral therapy-based strategies that can help them
understand and deal with envy, jealousy, and self-esteem.
96 pages. 81/2 x 11. Black & white illustrations. Ages 8-12.
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Moms Choice Award for
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Microaggressions and the Lesbian, Gay,


Bisexual, and Transgender Community
Kevin L. Nadal
This book examines the nature and effects of
microaggressions, or subtle forms of discrimination, toward
lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people.
2013. 220 pages. Hardcover.

APA Style
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SIXTH EDITION
The Publication Manual provides invaluable guidance on all
aspects of the writing process, from the ethics of authorship
to the word choice that best reduces bias in language. 2010.
272 pages.
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Sally Sore Loser

A Story About Winning and Losing


Frank J. Sileo, PhD
Illustrated by Cary Pillo
Sally Sore Loser is an invaluable resource for teaching an
important lifelong social skill, highly recommended for parents
as well as for school and public library childrens collections.
Midwest Book Review
32 pages. 8 x 10. Full-color illustrations. Ages 4-8.

Concise Rules of APA Style

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Visiting Feelings

Lauren Rubenstein, JD, PsyD


Illustrated by Shelly Hehenberger
Beautifully descriptive prose and delightful illustrations
cultivate a message of mindfulness and emotional
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moment. 32 pages. 8 x 10. Full-color illustrations. Ages 4-8.

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Authors
AT THE SH OW

A. Scott Berg

On the Emotional Side of Wilson


I read my first book on Woodrow Wilson at age
15, and I was hooked, says A. Scott Berg, the
Pulitzer Prizewinning author of four bestselling biographies including Lindbergh and Max
Perkins. Berg has just completed Wilson, his
long-awaited biography of the 28th president of
the United States (Putnam, Sept.).
When most people think of Woodrow Wilson,
they see a dour ministers son who never
cracked a smile, where in fact he was a man of
genuine joy and great sadness, Berg tells Show
Daily. I did not write a diplomatic history or a
history of foreign affairs in his life. I wanted the
reader to walk through his life and see it with
his eyes.
Complex and enigmatic, Woodrow Wilson
was president from 1913 to 1921 and led America into WWI with the now
famous slogan: to make the world safe for democracy. He championed an
ambitious Progressive agenda that set the stage for later initiatives such as
the New Deal and the Great Society.
I think it is important for readers to know that it is possible to bring intellectualism and idealism to the White House and still be political enough to
advance an agenda, says Berg, who adds that Wilsons example is also cautionary. In the beginning of his presidency he got a lot done with Congress,
but because he was stubborn in his idealism and would not give an inch, he
didnt get the one thing he really wanted, the League of Nations.
Drawing from new caches of documents and personal letters, Berg says he
did not uncover anything stunning about Wilson, like a lost year in Tahiti.
He did discover a previously unpublished threat that would have been
utterly impossible to keep secret today.
As to writing technique, Berg often compares himself to an impressionist
painter who uses thousands of dabs of paint to create a literary canvas. The
new material did help him develop a penetrating emotional portrait of
Wilson, whom he calls a tragic idealist. He adds, Big things happened to
him. He had a beloved wife die while in the White House. He was bereft and
then he fell in love again during the presidency.
In all of the reading I have done on Wilson, I have never seen a book that
captured the emotional side of the man, says Berg. I wanted to do that book.
A. Scott Berg will be appearing on the Downtown Author Stage today at 1
p.m.
Karen Jones

Alice McDermott
One Womans Voice

You wouldnt think in the 21st century that it would be seen as an act of conceit to write a novel from one common womans point of view, but thats how
author Alice McDermott perceives her seventh novel, Someone (Farrar,
Straus and Giroux, Sept.). I think in some ways its a lot of hubris to be a
woman writer and write an entire novel from the point of view of a very ordinary woman who is not terribly concerned with war and politics, but with
matters of the heart, she tells Show Daily. This is a book I always wanted to
write in that its a single womans voice over timea woman whose voice is
not heard much in her own lifetime.
McDermott is a professor in the writing seminars program at Johns Hopkins University
and notes that her female students believe they
have to either write from a mans point of view
or include the male viewpoint in their work.
They feel that makes them more serious. They
have the fear of being accused of writing chick
lit if they write exclusively from a womans
point of view or about a female characters life
and concerns.
The award-winning writer, several of whose
books have been finalists for the Pulitzer Prize,
has no fears in that arena. She explains what
specifically inspired her to write Someone. I

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time and place


[Brooklyn in the
20th century],
and of her sensibilitythe likes
of which we may
not hear again.
McDermotts writing routine
includes working on two books at
the same time. Its a terrible way to
work, she admits, but its something I fell into with my second
novel. I seem to need to have the
reassurance that if I want to trash
one, Ill still have another one thats
alive and breathing.
McDermott was at BEA several
years ago in Washington, D.C. It

AT THE S H OW

started writing this novel because of


a phrase that I wanted to make use
of and that I loved. The phrase was,
Parlor floor and basement, as in
What apartment do they live in? Oh,
they live in the parlor floor and
basement. Theres the sense of propriety in parlor floor, but then, and
basement, and all the implications
of basements. It also made me aware
of the language of [the characters]

W E E K LY

was overwhelming, as I recall, but


once I got over the size of everything and found my little niche at
the FSG booth and started to do the
book signing, it was lovely, because

THURSDAY, MAY 30 , 2013

it was one familiar person after


another coming up and chatting.
She is signing ARCs of Someone at
the FSG booth (1557) this morning at
9:30 a.m. 
Hilary S. Kayle

Jonathan Stroud
The Child Is Father to the Man

One of the most traumatic periods in Jonathan Strouds


childhood had a positive aftermath. The author of the
Bartimaeus fantasies, who is launching another middle-grade series this fall with Lockwood & Co.: The
Screaming Staircase (Disney-Hyperion, Sept.), was
very ill, he recalls, between the ages of seven and 10.
He read furiously during the days when he remained
home from school or even had to go to the hospital for
extended
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advice thats good for a lifetime. For children, the book will open
A Buddhist-Inspired Guide to
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While the Bartimaeus series was
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the author calls an out-andMeet author Sara Marlowe and
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is is a book for everyone.
illustrator Philip Pascuzzo
says that the Lockwood & Co. series
Alida Brill, Psychology Today
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will be a little darker and a lot more
thrilling: theres an epidemic of
Autograph Area, Table 3
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supernatural appearances
throughout London, and only young
people have the psychic abilities
required to confront and eradicate
the ghosts and other malevolent
spirits popping up all over the city.
Consequently, psychic detective
agencies staffed by preteens are
A novel within a novelhilarious, moving
also popping up, including
and occasionally dizzying.Laymon
Lockwood & Co., a small firm run
cleverly interweaves his narrative threads
independently of any adult supervision.
and connects characters in surprising and
While Strouds nine-year-old
seemingly impossible ways. KIRKUS REVIEWS
daughter, Isabel, just this year read
the Bartimaeus series, hes hesitant
A brilliant young writer.
about letting her read The
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Screaming Staircase, or the second
I Got Somebody in Staunton
book in the series, The Whispering
Skull, which hes currently writing.
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Even though Isabel has provided
him with ideas, insights, and lists of
different ghosts he should include
in the series, Stroud thinks she
should wait another year. Its too
scary, he says. I dont want her
running for the hills.
The author signs advance copies
978-1-932841-72-5 $15.00
of The Screaming Staircase during a
ticketed autographing session today,
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Wisdom Publications

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Tim
Conway

70 Years of Laughter
An Emmy Awardwinning actor and
comedian, Tim Conway has been
making people laugh for more than
70 years. Best known for his work on
The Carol Burnett Show and McHales
Navy, he has just finished his first
memoir, Whats So Funny, due from
Howard Books this October.
I always had
a good sense of
humor,
Conway tells
Show Daily. I
saw the comedy
in everything
that passed my
way. I used
humor as an
entrance or
excuse, but I
was never
viciousexcept
with Harvey Korman. With him I was
vicious. Conway and Korman, wh o
died in 2008, were part of the classic
ensemble that made The Carol
Burnett Show one of the most popular television shows ever. Conway
was also a writer on the show and
famous for teasing Korman mercilessly during skits to make him
break characterand usually succeeding. Harvey was probably the
brightest guy I ever met. He could do
a crossword puzzle in ink in 10 minutes, but the man could not tie his
shoes, so he was my foil. He could be
led in any direction I wanted, jokes
Conway.
Conway grew up in a small town
in Ohio where, he says, he had a
wonderful childhood with parents
who were very understanding
about what this nut case was doing.
His early struggles with dyslexia
taught him the value of humor. I
dreaded having the teacher call on
me in front of the class. I remember
giving a book report on They Were
Expendable, and I said They Were
Expandable. The class laughed, and
they thought I was being funny.
Lesson learned.
From Carol Burnett and McHales
Navy to recent guest spots on 30
Rock and SpongeBob Squarepants,
Conway has secured longevity in a
business that rarely supports it. The
key, says Conway, is to enjoy the

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work. No matter what show I was


on, I never looked on myself as a
star. I was working.
Conway says he is looking forward to BEA and will be happy to
sign anyones book. As to his own
book, he would like readers to continue smiling after they have read it
and look at life a little lighter. He
adds, The news is almost impossible to watch on a daily basis. I am
looking for humor and the ability to
translate that onto paper so people
can enjoy it.
Today, Conway signs galleys of
Whats So Funny? in the Simon &
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Allan Gurganus
ItTakes a Village

The fictional town of Falls, N.C., continues to supply Allan Gurganus with plenty of grist for his
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on three different people in the small village:
Fear Not features a bankers daughter looking
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Have Mothers examines how a mother manages
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men. Gurganus explains why he didnt put them
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wanted to give their dramas a kind of separate attention. Theres something


extremely satisfying in eliminating the secondary plot and focusing on a single characters dilemma from beginning to end. Its like pure protein and no
carbohydrateslike eating tuna fish out of a can over the sink. I like that.
Gurganus believes he has found the right formula in todays fast-paced digital world, where attention spans have shortened and where there are endless
distractions for todays readers. I think in terms of 80 to 100 pages. I love that
length and Im really in love with the novella. Writers have to respond to the
currency of the culture. Its the form thats most perfect for the way we live now.
Reminded that his first (and bestselling) novel, The Oldest Living Confederate
Widow Tells All, was such a large tome (718 pages), he says, She had 99 years
and the previous century to tell, and she was trying to tell not only her story
and her late husbands story, but the story of her nine children and of her friend,
the freed slave, Castalia, so it was joyful to have a voice as expansive as hers.
Hes annoyed over remarks that its been 11 years since he last published.
People say, Why havent you been writing? My god! I write every day. Its
just the difference between writing and publishing. I think of books not just
as pickles in a jar coming down the assembly line or as amusements that I
crank out, but as notes from experience. Theres a perspective that goes with
having lived another decade, and I hope thats reflected in the books. I want
them to be very funny and very honest at the same time.
This is Gurganuss first time at BEA. He will be signing galleys of his book
today, at the Liveright booth (1920), at 11 a.m. 
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Andrea Cremer and


David Levithan
Writing Soul Mates Collaborate

It was love at first sight as only two writers could experience it. Andrea
Cremer recalls that the YA novel she wrote with David Levithan, Invisibility
(Philomel), which pubbed this month with a 125,000-copy print run, all began
at ALA in Washington, D.C., in June 2010. They put methe newbieon a
panel with two god authors: John Green and David Levithan, she says.
Within minutes, Levithan was serenading Cremer in front of a room full of
100 teenagers with his rendition of the Righteous Brothers 1964 hit song,
Youve Lost That Loving Feeling. Levithan hastens to point out during the
joint interview that he doesnt do that for just anyone.
Reveling in the afterglow, Cremer subsequently wrote on her blog that,
despite her being a
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goals in life was to persuade Levithan to collaborate on a novel with her; she
joked that they could call it Werewolf Bands of London.
The rest, as they say, is history: Levithan contacted Cremer and said, Lets
do it. The two wrote Invisibility in alternating chapters: Levithan wrote from
the perspective of Stephen, a teenager whos invisible to others because of a
curse his grandfather, a powerful curse caster, placed on his mother before
he was born, and Cremer wrote from the perspective of Elizabeth, a recent
transplant to Manhattan from Minnesota, who can see Stephen. The two fall
in love while trying to evade the curse casters and spell seekers bent on
destroying them.
It was a first time for both. Unlike Levithan, who has collaborated with
John Green (Will Grayson, Will Grayson) and Rachel Cohn (Nick and Norahs
Infinite Playlist), Cremer, author of the Nightshade series, had never collaborated with another writer. She admits that she thought writing alternating
chapters without outlining a plot together first would be like writing a chain
letter, but Levithan advised her to think of him as her intended audience.
Levithan, noting that hed never entered the paranormal-world-buildingfantasy-curse-rules world before says that the collaboration worked well
because each of us had an expertise we were bringing to the table.
Today, Cremer and Levithan sign finished copies of Invisibility at Table 12
in the Autographing Area, 11:30 a.m.12:30 p.m. And because they have an
open marriage, Levithan jokes, each wrote on the side while writing
Invisibility: Levithans Two Boys Kissing will be released in August by Knopf,
and Cremers The Inventors Secret is due in spring 2014 from Philomel.

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Nicole Snooki Polizzi


LaughingThrough the Bumps

Best known for her party-girl persona on the hit reality show Jersey Shore,
Nicole Snooki Polizzi has penned a book about pregnancy that is far from
the traditional what to expect tome. Baby Bumps: From Party Girl to Proud
Mama, and All the Messy Milestones Along the Way (Running Press, Dec.) is
her advice on being young and pregnantand not necessarily by choice. A
lot of pregnancy books out there are all about
the facts, like what happens this week and
what happens next week, Polizzi tells Show
Daily. I wanted a book that was more humorous, with funny stories to make it more relatable.
Polizzi was 24 and still living with her parents
when she and boyfriend Jionni were surprised
by the news of her pregnancy. Though initially
unprepared for parenthood, she embraced the
role of expectant mom by saying good-bye to
the hard-living lifestyle celebrated on six seasons of Jersey Shore. Her son, Lorenzo, was
born last year, and Polizzi says she has comfortably settled into motherhood. It has
changed my definition of fun.
Since giving birth, she adds, she has been deluged by questions from girls
her age about pregnancy and its emotional and physical challenges. This
book is what I needed when I was pregnant. I thought telling readers about
my experiences so they could laugh along might help them. Chapter titles
such as This Endless Hangover (first trimester), Its a Meatball! (first sonogram), Psycho Bitch (mood swings), Gas Crisis, and Does the Crib Come
in Leopard Print? set the stage for her signature style of repartee.
Jennifer Kasius, editorial director at Running Press, says, Its a sweet,
funny book that shows a completely different side to Nicole. Her fans will be
interested to see how she has evolved into a loving mom. But in addition, the
book will appeal to a largely ignored audience in the pregnancy/childcare
category: young moms who may not have planned on a baby.
What did she learn from writing Baby Bumps? Polizzi says, It actually
makes me want to get pregnant again. Stay tuned.
Polizzi is signing excerpts from Baby Bumps today at 11 a.m. in the Perseus
Karen Jones
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sions. There were doctors who said, This is absolutely wrong. People dont
appear to be suffering to the degree where it would be medically appropriate
to sedate them or give them these drugs. I wont be a part of this. There were
others who said, These people are suffering and they need the medicine for
their comfort. And there were yet others who said, We need to hasten their
deaths because these people arent going to make it and we need to get out. I
certainly have a great amount of empathy for everyone who is put into that
situation.
The reporter, who was trained as a doctor and has been an aid worker during many natural disasters and armed conflicts, hopes both health-care professionals and ordinary citizens can learn from these experiences.
Preparedness is really key, she says, thinking about these things beforehand. There are ethical guidelines and standards that are applicable. If we
keep those in our heads as health professionals, its going to be easier to
respond.
For the rest of us, she notes that a lot of decisions about how resources get
allocated in disasters are made behind closed doors and that its time for
more of a public discussion about these issues: These arent medical questions as much as they are questions of morals and values.
Sheri Fink will be at the Adult Buzz Author Stage today at 10 a.m. at the
Downtown Stage. 
Hilary Kayle

Kiese Laymon
Chasing the Narrative

Kiese Laymon does nothing by half measures. Hes perhaps best known for
his nonfiction, which has appeared on the Web sites of ESPN, NPR, and
Gawker, where his unflinching essay How to Slowly Kill Yourself and Others
in America has been read by nearly a quarter million. But hes also been
working on a novela labor of love since
college 15 years ago, when he wrote, Im
a round, runaway character, and wrote a
book about a young man running away
from his own narrative.
But the course of true love never did
run smooth. A book like this was supposed to come out a long, long time ago,
he says. After what he terms an artistic
standoff with a publisher whod signed
his novel, he pulled it without knowing if
it would ever see publication.
This June, Agate will publish Long Division, about 14-year-old Citoyen
City Coldson, whos sent to his grandmothers to escape a spelling-bee
meltdown thats turned him into a YouTube celebrity. Hes soon caught up in
the disappearance of a young girl, the sudden possibility of time travel, and
an authorless book titled Long Division.
I wanted to play with the idea of a character trying to run from the narrative. There is a narrative the character is in and the narrative the character
wants to avoid, he explains. In fact, the duality of the work provided both a
challenge and the basis for a second novel: The question was, did I need to
write both, and how both books could fit together.
I didnt do it right, he says thoughtfully, but Ill get better.
Thats only the beginning of the story.
For Laymon, underneath the trappings of his time travel tale are much
deeper and more immediate stakes: though he points out that honesty has
entertainment value, and draws a line between fiction and nonfiction, his
reasons for writing both are the same. You know when you read novels or
essays or just sentences that you cant escape from? When you read or watch
or consume something, and the sentence sees you.... Thats the kind of art not
just that I want to produce but that saves lives.
And if its authors passion is any indication, Long Division offers a similar
challenge to its readers. If the book has a signature, its that its a time travel
book, but were all time travelerswhat were doing today is going to affect
tomorrow somehow or other. Are we going to make tomorrow better, more
compassionate, more thoughtful, more present, or arent we?
Laymon is signing today at Agates booth (1330A), 13 p.m.

Genevieve Valentine

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Wendy Lower

Uncovering What Others Missed


Some people write exclusively about baseball,
or the stock market, or dog care. Wendy Lower
writes about the history of the Holocaust. This
is my occupation, she says. Teaching it, training others to research it, writing books about
it. Hitlers Furies: German Women in the Nazi
Killing Fields (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Oct.)
examines the unknown and horrific story of
German women in the Holocaust, not simply as
gleeful onlookers and violent tormentors
which, Lower says, they werebut as actual
killers on the eastern front during WWII. The
book is the product of years of painstaking digging in archives in Poland, Israel, and the U.S.
Lower, who teaches at Claremont McKenna
College in Southern California and is a historical consultant for the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, sifted
through the lives of hundreds of women to find the 13 who form the heart of
her bookthe most interesting and representative among them, she says.
Two of the women she was able to interview in person or by phone; those who
were dead or incapacitated had family members available to talk. In one
case, a memorable encounter, the family didnt know the history. I had to
drink coffee and cake with them while they listened to me explain why their
mother was convicted with a life sentence by the East German government.
Lower found the story of the female killers buried in reams of documents
and court testimony. Women were questioned after the war starting with
[the] Nuremburg [trial] when the authorities were trying to pursue male killers, the SS men. But the questioning was always about the men. If you go
back into the testimony, which is what I did, you see that the women felt safe
because they werent the target of the investigation, and they reveal information. They talked more freely in their statements and incriminated themselves. The prosecutors were so focused on the men they overlooked or dismissed the importance of the female witnesses.

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thriller writers, mentioning Scott Turow and Harlan Coben as particular


influences. No one does quick staccato chapters better than Coben, he says.
Also Stephen Frye, Kurt Vonnegut, Sloan Wilson, and Joseph Hellerhis
narrative style, not his absurdist style. He adds, Im interested in how
authors take you into an environment you dont live in.
The toughest thing about writing The Navigator was crafting the way it all
comes together at the end, he says: If you do it right its transparent. You
never see the agony or the moves of all the chess pieces or which is the red
herring. I did a lot of diagramming and rewriting. It took 10 months for the
principle composition; 25%35% took 11 daysI just wrote and reoutlined
and rewrotethe final manuscript. It was really hard to get everything bolted
together right.
Pocalyko describes himself as talkative, one of the extroverts, and is very
keen on marketing for the novel. He is blogging, making appearances, and
writing for newspapers. This is the way you express big ideas and bring
them to the consciousness of the public.
Pocalyko is signing The Navigator today at the Forge booth (1557), 11:30 a.m.
Suzanne Mantell
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Diane Dixon
FromTV to Novels

Sometimes ignorance is not just bliss but a blessing. Back when Dianne Dixon
was a clueless grad student, she listened when a friend told her that she was
so offbeat and funny that she should get a job at Disney or Hanna-Barbera. So,
not knowing it was inappropriate to cold-call such companies looking for
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wound up arranging a meeting with him. I


didnt think it was an interview, so I wasnt nervous, says Dixon. He then asked her to go
home and write a presentation for a half-hour
sitcom. What followed was a very successful
career writing for Saturday morning television,
including Emmy nominations for her work on
Howie Mandels Bobbys World on Fox.
But Dixon, a nerdy, bookish girl whose parents died when she was an infant and who had
a rather nomadic childhood, had always
wanted to write a novel, having found solace on
the printed page in her youth. And when her
agent, Alice Tasman at Jean Naggar, sent out
the manuscript for Dixons first book, The
Language of Secrets, there was an auction, and Dixon wound up at
Doubleday in the hands of the legendary publisher Phyllis Grann. Soon after,
Grann announced her retirement, and Dixon fell into despair until her agent
told her to suck it up and write the book. Last fall Tasman sent out the manuscript for The Book of Someday (Landmark, Sept.), and Dixon decided to go
to the movies. By the time she got out of the theater she had missed six calls
from her agent.
She said we had a pre-emptive offer and we have 24 hours to respond,
says Dixon. At the time, she had never heard of Sourcebooks, but Tasman
assured Dixon that editor Shana Drehs was putting together a new fiction
imprint to be called Landmark, and she wanted Dixons new book to be a
centerpiece of the launch. Sourcebooks gave Dixon a six-figure two-book
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here and there, she says.


Those thoughts led Cooper to picture what life was like for the Native
Americans who, she says, were here for much, much longer than those who
came on the Mayflower and all the boats thereafter. In her book, Cooper
weaves together the stories of a Native American boy and a 10-year-old settler in colonial New England as they forge a dangerous friendship in light of
the deep tensions between their respective peoples. Its a different look at
the beginning of New England, when whites first came into the world of the
Native Americans, she says.
All my books are very much rooted in place in one way or another, she
says. When Id first come to America [from her native Britain] I was terribly
homesick, Cooper recalls. A writer friend told me, you write better about a
place when youre away from it. So, here I am again. I removed myself by 300
years from my saltmarsh. She hopes to convey to readers some sense of why
the place she calls home is so special. There is a great deal of sky, she notes,
with beautiful sunrises and sunsets and the stars blazing at night because
its so far from the city.
Ghost Hawk is a bit of a departure from her fantasy titles, including The
Dark Is Rising Sequence but, Cooper says, There is always an element of
fantasy in what I do. She has enjoyed this latest effort, noting the only drawback to doing these kinds of books [in the historical fiction vein] is that you
spend a couple of years doing research. I have to tell my publishers, Dont
let me do anymore; I havent got time! she says with a laugh.
Attending BEA for the first time, Cooper looks forward to a wonderful
experience. Being surrounded by people who love booksits what were all
about, she says. Its rather like a hermit coming out and suddenly youre in
a world you belong to.
Cooper signs ARCs of Ghost Hawk today, noon12:30 p.m., at Table 4 in the
Autographing Area. 
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AT THE S H OW

The Book of Someday opens with nine-year-old Livvys journal, which she
calls The Book of Someday because it holds all the things she vows to do
someday. It was a complicated Jenga puzzle, she says. It all came together
when Dixon decided to write the story on an eight-foot-long scroll that she
laid out on her office floor.
When you write screenplays, says Dixon, you are creating a blueprint of a
story others will execute. Especially in animated television, she adds, because
she is not an animator. No matter how successful Dixon has been in Hollywood
where she never thought shed end upshe says she feels most at home writing novels because she is creating the whole story herself.
Today, Dixon is signing at the Sourcebooks booth (829), 12 p.m.

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Tracey Garvis Graves


A Serendipitous Movie Option

Like most self-published authors, Tracey


Garvis Graves just always wanted to write a
novel and was determined not to let her 100%
rejection by agents and publishers stop her.
The Des Moines wife and mother of two says
she set out to write On the Island in 2010
because the best way to find out how to write a
book is to sit down and write a book.
In one year, On the Islandabout a woman
stranded on a desert island with a teenage boy
she was hired to tutor after he missed a year of
school because of cancer treatmentbecame a
phenomenon, the focus of a promotion on
Amazon, and Graves invested in a couple of
online ads that got the novel selling up to 5,000 copies per month. Then MGM
optioned the movie rights. Jill Schwartzman at Plume read about the movie
deal in Variety, and contacted the author.
The people at Penguin read it right away, says Graves. And Plume published On the Island in paperback last year.
This coming September, Dutton is publishing Covet, Gravess second novel
in hardcover, and Plume will release an e-only companion novella to On the
Island (which has sold more than 500,000 copies) by Graves this summer.
Its a huge sense of accomplishment to write a second book, says Graves,
who adds that she started working on Covet to take her mind off of the rejections she got for On the Island.
Covet is about a couple whose marriage is at risk after the husband has
been out of work for a year and lands a job that requires that he travel, and
his wife befriends a police officer in his absence. Graves said she was
inspired by a series of questions in her own life, like what would happen if
her husband, working in commercial real estate lost his job? Of course, with
fiction, you want to take it one step further, says Graves. The novel asks, what
happens if the life you want and the woman you love belong to someone else?

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Covet is very different from On the Island, but still straddles the line
between romance and contemporary womens fiction. Id like to be known
as an author who writes a different book every time, says Graves. More than
anything, the one-time self-published phenomenon says she feels lucky to be
able to have quit her day job at Wells Fargo to write full time. But she still
spends a lot of that time communicating with fans on Facebook, Twitter, and
e-mail.
This is her first visit to BEA, and Graves says she is excited to meet as many
booksellers as possible. She is signing today at Table 8, 34 p.m.

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Trista Sutter

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She was the very first Bachelorette, a former


pediatric physical therapist and Miami Heat
dancer who fell in love with a handsome
poetry-writing Colorado firefighter and had
her fairy tale wedding televised on ABC to
more than 26 million viewers. As in all good
fairy talesand despite the oddsthey have
lived happily ever after. Trista and Ryan Sutter
are now celebrating 10 years of marriage and
two children.
Rarely out of the public eyecovers on
People and US Weekly, interviews on the
Tonight Show and Ellen, an appearance on
Dancing with the StarsSutter might seem a

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natural addition to the long list of celebrity authors. Surprisingly, no publisher approached her with a contract in hand. It had come up in conversation, but nothing really serious, she says. A desire to write a childrens book
led her to agent Celeste Fine at Sterling Lord. When I met Celeste, she suggested I start by writing an adult book. We talked about doing a cookbook or
a fitness book, but I didnt want my face on the cover of a book just to have my
face on the cover of a book. If I wrote a book, it would have to be something
authentic.
The inspiration for Happily Ever After: The Life-Changing Power of a
Grateful Heart (Da Capo, Dec.) came from an unlikely source: Sutters
Twitter posts. For the past four years, Ive been writing about the favorite
part of my day, often about something during the day Im grateful for, as a
way to connect with family and friends. Gratitude has always been a core
belief of mine, being thankful for blessings big and small. In the book, Sutter
shares personal stories, as well as anecdotes from friends, family, and
experts, which, she hopes, will help everyone live a happy and grateful life.
As for that childrens book, its still a possibility. For now, shes content
reading favorite books like Salina Yoons Penguin and Pinecone and Deborah
Underwoods Part-time Princess to her son and daughter. As for the glamorous fairy tale life? Sutter can only laugh. I get up, make the kids breakfast,
put on my sweats, and work on my book.
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with finding something to read to second graders, he searched his bookshelves and reached
for a book hed never opened: a collection of
fairy tales by the Brothers Grimm.
I decided to read the kids Faithful
Johannes, about two children who get their
heads cut off by their parentsthough I did
wonder if I could read it to second graders
without being fired, he recalls. As I read it to
them, I saw that some kids were becoming nervous, so I started telling some
jokes to make them laugh, and warning them when something bad was going
to happen. And when I finished reading, some of them who knew I was trying
to write a book came rushing up to me and said, You should make this into a
book.
He was baffled about how to tackle such a project, since, he says, it obviously already was a book, but a solution came to him a few weeks later. I
was halfway up the stairs to my apartment, he explains, and I suddenly
thought, I know how to do this, and with my jacket still on, I opened my computer and started to write that Grimm tale exactly as Id told it to the kids,
with the jokes and warnings to calm them down and heighten the tension.
The result was A Tale Dark & Grimm, published by Dutton in 2011, which
Gidwitz followed with In a Glass Grimmly the following year. Both received
numerous accolades and became New York Times bestsellers. The author
concludes the trilogy with The Grimm Conclusion, due in October with an
announced first printing of 100,000 copies. Im genuinely excited about this
book, says Gidwitz. I brought in a lot of themes from the first two books and
worked really hard to make it terrifyingly hilarious and fun to read, while
trying to address readers deeper psychological needs the way the original
Grimm fairy tales do.
Gidwitz will depart from the Grimm world in his next book project, about
which he is intentionally vague, noting, It might draw on the expertise of my
wife, who is a professor of medieval history, and on some of the insane folklore of the early Middle Ages. But I can definitely say that it will be with
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Joshilyn Jackson
Two CharactersTell One Story

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Joshilyn Jacksons fans, who might come to her work expecting lyrical
portrayals of the Deep South and a collision of complicated characters,
will not be disappointed with her sixth novel, Someone Elses Love Story.
But they may be surprised.
This book is such a big departure for me, its scary, says the bestselling
author, who lives in Decatur, Ga., about her latest work, which Morrow
publishes later this year. For one, the book has two narrators. The first,

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Shandi, is a young woman typical of the


writers earlier protagonists, including her
2005 debut, Gods in Alabama. I tend to write
feisty, troubled, rural Southern women who
dont always make the best choices, says
Jackson. Its William, the other narrator,
who is the biggest departure for me.
Her first-ever male narrator, William is a
30-something geneticist and staunch atheist
with Aspergers syndrome. He is a character
Ive wanted to write for about 12 years now,
but I didnt have a way into him, she says. It
wasnt until I found Shandi and realized that
they could be foils for one another that the
two stories began to intertwine.
The process of weaving the two stories
together took both time and significant trial
and errorincluding an abandoned first
draft. I got 40,000 words in, felt I
was failing, threw it out, and then
came at it in a different way, says
Jackson. The second run, at
30,000 words, there was a moment
when William talks about the
feeling of having a hole in him, and
I began to get his voice rightto
see how he gets impatient with
metaphors, how he processes
information. Though parts of
William are locked away by his
neurological condition, Shandi has
the ability to break through to
himand the reader. Says
Jackson: She lights up Williams
love story because he cant tell his
own love story.

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This
such a big
departure
for me,
its scary.

Joshilyn Jackson
Jacksons interest in Aspergers
and the autism spectrum stemmed
from her own familys
predisposition to the conditions,
once considered rare and now
relatively common (one out of
every 54 American boys is
diagnosed with being on the
spectrum, according to the
Centers for Disease Control). As I
was becoming a mom myself, I was
watching this thing that ran in my
family for generations grow more
prevalent, she says.
Jackson hasnt been to BEA
since the release of Gods in
Alabama, but she remembers the
excitement she felt being there: It
made me feel that I was a part of
something big, she says. Signing
books today at Table 18 in the
Autographing Area, 12 p.m., she
hopes to capitalize on that energy.
I want everyone on the planet to
read this book, she says. I love all
my books, but this one is special
it may be the best thing that Ill
ever write.
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Jason Mott
Best-Case Scenarios

A year ago, Jason Mott was working at a


Verizon wireless call centertalking to angry
New Yorkers for 40 hours a week. During four
years at Verizon, he wrote two volumes of
poetry, often writing at work. As he explains:
There becomes a pattern; there are only so
many kinds of angry people. He was also
revising pages for a manuscript that would be
plucked out of the slush pile by Michelle
Brower of Folio Literary Management and land
him a two-book deal with Harlequin Mira.
The best-case scenario has happened at
every step so far, Mott says. He comes to BEA
amid considerable buzz for his debut novel,
The Returned, which centers on an elderly
couple, Harold and Lucille Hargrave, whose
eight-year old son, Jacob, returns from the dead after nearly 50 years, not as
ghost or ghoul, but as his original self. A global phenomenon is taking place,
with thousands of Returned reappearing. Chaos ensues as their numbers
grow. Sound cinematic? A television pilot for ABCproduced by Brad Pitts
Plan B entertainment and Brillstein Entertainment Partners, written by The
Killings Aaron Zelman, and directed by Emmy Awardwinner Charles
McDougall (The Good Wife)has already been filmed. If the pilot is picked
up, both the show and the book launch in September.

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Its been full-speed ahead, with a very steep learning curve, Mott says,
thankful to Brower and the Harlequin Mira team for their guidance. This is
what Ive wanted to do since I was 14. So few people are able to write fulltime. I feel very privileged. Writing became more than a hobby after his
mothers death in July 2001. At that point, the then 22-year-old Mott was
working at a facility making rubber gaskets. I had an opportunity to visit her
the day before she died, and didnt do it, because I still thought shed be
okay, he says. That still bothers me to this day.
He cites John Gardners October Light, Jose Saramagos Blindness, and
growing up in North Carolinas hurricane alley as inspiration for the novel,
but the real origins are personal: In July 2010, I had a dream that I came
home from work and my mom was sitting at the kitchen table. We talked
about everything that had happened since she passed. That dream drove the
novelto have that person back and have a moment to clear the air. If
readers can find meaning and catharsis from the book, thats fine with me.
Mott signs ARCs of The Returned today, 1011 a.m., at the Harlequin booth
(1238). On Saturday, 1011 a.m., he will appear on the panel Water Cooler
Books: On the Road to a Bestseller: Books that Buzz at the Uptown Stage.

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Nancy Horan
Follows Her Heart

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train to California in pursuit of Fanny Van de
Grift Osbourne, 10 years his senior and
married, with whom hed fallen in love. For
Nancy Horan, the journey sparked her
curiosity; her curiosity sparked a new novel.
Under the Wide and Starry Sky (Ballantine,
Jan.) uses letters, diaries, and essays to chart a
complicated love story. He was from an upperclass Scottish family, she was almost like a
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womanself-made, pre-feminist, she explains.


Horan began an exploration of an amazing pair of people. The
relationship spanned two decades and three continents, and left plenty of
material. Stevenson alone, eight volumes of letters! she says, laughing. But
Horans careful process (the book was five years in the making) relies on the
historical context the documents provide.
Thats what really draws me to a story. I like it if theres an engaging series
of events and a change in the characters. I begin by doing research, but it
continues all the way through, and its absolutely the case with this story. I
know where its going, I have a general idea of what they were doing in a
given year and what their lives were like, but during that process theres so
much to read and so much to learn. It doesnt all find a place (Chapters will
bite the dust, she says pragmatically), but the background enriches the
whole process.
Horan is no stranger to reconstructing historical figures; her 2007
blockbuster debut, Loving Frank, took Frank Lloyd Wrights mistress,
Mamah Borthwick Cheney, from historical footnote to heroine of a novel
about identity and the public eye. That approach brought Osbournes voice
to the fore in Under the Wide and Starry Sky. Though their stories differ,
Horan sees both women in conversation within the genre of historical fiction.
You find they were up against challenges that we dont necessarily face any
more. In particular, The issue of divorce was alive for both of those women,
and a very hard obstacle to overcome.
Despite being well-regarded among his contemporaries, Stevensons
writing fell out of favor in the 20th century. However, hes enjoying a critical
renaissance, and Horan hopes that readers might come back to Stevensons
work with a new eye.
But historical and literary significance aside, she considers the novel a
personal journey. I hope that people are as engaged and captivated by
these people as I was, she says, with the passion and familiarity one assigns
to old friends.
Horan signs today at 11 a.m. at the Random House booth (2739).
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Brendan Jay Sullivan

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A Visit to Rivington with Lady Gaga

In Rivington Was Ours: Lady Gaga, the Lower East Side, and the Prime of
Our Lives (It Books, Sept.), Brendan Jay Sullivan, also known to his clubbing
fans as DJ VH1, recalls the recent heyday of one of New York Citys hippest
neighborhoods, where aspiring writers, latter-day hair metal
acolytes, and wannabe pop stars dated one another, drank till
the sun came up, and dreamed of making it big. One of
themStefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta, aka Lady
Gagamade it bigger than big, and Sullivan was there by
her side to watch it happen.
Sullivan signs today at Table 15 in the
Autographing Area, 22:30 p.m.
Could Lady Gaga have come into her
own anywhere other than on the
Lower East Side?
I really like the way you put
that. There were venues
opening [in 2006], and they
wanted crowds. If you
promised to bring
people, they would let
you do whatever you
wanted. She
developed in that
world, not at some
open mic or on
Broadway or at the
Apollo.
It seems strange to
refer to a period just a
few years agowhen
you and your crew were
in your 20s and 30sas
the prime of our lives.
A prime number is divisible
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of your life you are divisible by yourself and oneyoull meet that one and
when theyre gone youll feel destroyed. Its the feeling behind every single
love song. Its a feeling that you grow with. Im told it comes back when you
see your first child born. Maybe thats next for us.
You mention early on that youd often rise early and write stories. How is
the process of writing a work of nonfiction different from writing fiction?
Aw, man, I find this kind of embarrassing, but for the past 10 years I have
written a thousand words every morning. Its the reason I started working
in nightlifeI wanted mornings to write. Stories and plays, but also seven
novel-length manuscripts. My basement is a fire hazard of failure. After
work, sort of for sketch practice, I would come home and write about my
daywhat a room looked like, where I ran into this person or that, how
these two people know each other, the cute old man at the bank. Never with
the constraints or structure Id imposed on fiction work. Always freer,
never watching the word count, etc. Plus Ive been writing about bands for
magazines all along. Rivington is the turducken of all my labors.
Did you let people profiled in the book see drafts while it was being
written?
Yes and no. Theres a hazard in sharing unfinished work. I had written a
chapter about being very much in love with someone and sent it to her,
maybe five years after wed broken up. She wrote back, Thats really
beautiful, we really were in love. Which was all Id ever wanted to hear.
Then I realized that chapter didnt take place in New York, so I had to cut it.
Which New York City neighborhoods are incubating the next big stars?
You know how they say that there are more people alive today than have
ever lived? I think there are more great things going on in New York than
ever before. The next big star is already out there, singing an acoustic cover
of the new Daft Punk song and trying to figure it out. But there will never be
Samuel R. Slaton
another Lady Gaga.

Eric Lindner

The Road SeldomTaken


On the surface, Eric Lindner seems an
unlikely hospice volunteer. Hes a highpowered lawyer and former top executive
with Colonial Parking, one of the worlds
largest privately held parking companies. But
Lindner always knew I wanted to be in the
trenches of a nonprofit. Id looked at a number
of things, but nothing seemed to fit.
One day in 2009, walking to buy coffee and a
muffin, he passed a tiny hospice. Id lived in
Warrenton, Va., for 20 years and never knew it
existed. Something compelled me to go in and
ask what it was all about. On his first visit as a
volunteer, he met Bob Zimmerman. He had
cancer and Alzheimers, but he spoke six
languages and had served in the Peace Corps
in Vietnam in the early days of the war. I was floored and humbled and
knew I had to do this.
Hospice Voices: Lessons for Living at the End of Life (Sept.) documents
Lindners years as a volunteer at that tiny hospice and the extraordinary
people he met. Theres Little One, a Mono Indian, who educates her
granddaughter via an epistle she dictates from her La-Z-Boy recliner; a
sharpshooting, turnip-growing, mink-trapping Marine; an alcoholic
cowboy and his pistol-packing daughter; a former buttonhole seamstress
from Brooklyn; and the gardener for the worlds richest man.
Lindner admits, Before each visit, Ill often mutter about being too busy
or not wanting to go, but after each visit, Im rejuvenated with spiked levels
of intensity, consciousness, and happiness. I think people hesitate to
volunteer because theyre afraid of messing up or think they lack skills. Yet
all thats required of volunteers is their authentic presencesomething
hard to find in the age of 10,000 Facebook friends.
Once the idea of a book had taken root, Lindner was determined it
wouldnt interfere with my volunteer time and that I would chronicle as a
friend, not as a clinician or journalist. And hes equally determined to
give credit to Rowman & Littlefield editor Suzanne Staszak-Silva and
writing guru Alexandra Shelley for taking a rough bundle of ideas and
having patience and talent to work with someone who lacks both.
Lindner, who is donating 100% of the books profits to hospice patients,
families, and charities, will be at the Rowman & Littlefield booth (1125)
Lucinda Dyer
today, 2:303:30 p.m., signing samplers of Hospice Voices.

required of volunteers is
Alltheirthats
authentic presence.

Eric Lindner

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Play Ball
New York Citys history is seldom
as colorful as when viewed through
a historic lensand the Yankees
fit the purpose nicely. In The 50
Greatest Players in New York
Yankees History (Taylor Trade,
June), Robert W. Cohen casts the
glow of pinstripes over the citys
modern history. Yankees players,
on possibly the worlds most recognizable sports organizations,
may seem beyond ranking. Cohen
does it, though, in his judging metric: a mix of career success, statistics, competitiveness of era, and
(most importantly) level of domination. There are plenty of choices
ripe for discussion, unsurprising
considering the title of Cohens
previous book: The Lean Years of
the Yankees, 19651975. Names
like Mel Stottlemyre and Bobby
Murcer will either spark debate
or befuddlea litmus test for the
diehard or the layman. Baseball
enthusiasts will enjoy explanations of each era and recreations
of the players historic moments.
The Bronx Bombers are in town,
playing the Mets today and the
Boston Red Sox Friday and
Saturday.

Simon & Schuster invites you to meet our authors at BEA

and have some ice cream with Rosie!

THURSDAY, MAY 30
Doris Kearns Goodwin
Author Signing, 10:00 AM

Team of Rivals
This signing will immediately follow
the Adult Book & Author Breakfast at
which Doris is a featured speaker.
Coming in October from Simon &
SchusterThe Bully Pulpit by
Doris Kearns Goodwin

THURSDAY, MAY 30
Ice Cream with Rosie!
4:00 PM
You are in for a treatand an ice cream bar for your
afternoon pick-me-up. Come get your ARC of the
must-read, feel-good, laugh-out-loud romantic
comedy, a delicious debut of the fall season, The
Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion (October 2013).
I couldnt put this book down. Its one of the most quirky
and endearing romances Ive ever read. I laughed the
whole way through.Sophie Kinsella, bestselling author
of the Shopaholic series

SATURDAY, JUNE 1
Chris Matthews
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Author Signing, 2:00 PM

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Author Signing, 10:30 AM

Jack Kennedy: Elusive Hero


Immediately following his appearance
as emcee at the Adult Book & Author
Breakfast, Chris Matthews will sign
paperbacks of Jack Kennedy.
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Hoffman Meets
New Challenges
An Interfaith Love Story
a compelling exploration of love at the edge of spirit.

machiko hombu

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Bestselling author Alice Hoffman


and wrote. It was a complete
got involved with fund-raising for
escape for me to dive into a book
breast cancer research following
and not be in the real world.
her own bout with the illness 15
Hoffman hopes her latest book
years ago. She gave a talk about
will be an inspiration for people
how to cope with a difficult health
who are going through any difficult
diagnosis. As luck would have it,
situation, whether its the death of
Algonquin senior editor Kathy
a loved one or having a lifePories was in the audience
threatening disease. We all have
because, coincidentally, her sister,
to go through terrible losses, and
Dr. Susan Pories, was Hoffmans
how do you continue? Im always
breast doctor and surgeon. After
amazed at peoples strength and
the talk, the
how they
editor
manage to
approached
survive.
Hoffman and
Survival to me
suggested that
is a major
her advice could
theme in all my
be turned into a
work, and it
book. I started
kind of
thinking about
culminated in
that, Hoffman
this little book.
tells Show Daily,
She adds, Im
and thinking
interested in
about the book I
the idea that
would have
you still make
wanted
choices, even in
someone to give
the depths of
me when I was
your despair;
diagnosed.
Three-hour fest for Hoffman at the Algonquin booth. thats a really
Hoffman, who
major idea for
has written 21 novels,
me to hold onto.
three books of short
One of the choices
fiction, and eight
Hoffman made was to
books for children
donate her advance
and young adults,
for Survival Lessons
found it a challenge
to the Hoffman
to write her first
Breast Center at
nonfiction book,
Mount Auburn
Survival Lessons
Hospital in
(Algonquin, Oct.).
Cambridge, Mass.
Its different
named in honor of
because its personal
her familywhere
and intimate and
she has helped raise
revealing. Im a very
funds for several
years.
shy, withholding
Algonquin is
person, so in my
honoring the message of her book
mind I felt I was just writing it for a
for an entire three hours at its
friend, and thats the way I was
booth (839) today, 9 a.m.noon.
able to do it.
Were so excited that she came to
In fact, the author was initially
us to publish her first work of
secretive about her own illness,
nonfiction, and this is our
but felt connected when singer
dedicated time to celebrate this
Carly Simon announced that she
book. For her to be part of our 30th
was a breast cancer survivor. She
anniversary list is very special,
had also kept it to herself until she
says Craig Popelars, Algonquins
completed treatment. Even though
director of marketing and sales.
I didnt know her, I felt so
We also accelerated the
connected to her work, having
production schedule to have a
grown up with her music as a teen
special printing of the first edition,
and young woman. Something
so that the first time booksellers
clicked for me and I felt a kind of
see the book, its a finished
sisterhood with all survivors when
product.
she came out.
Hoffman will be signing copies of
One of the things that helped
her book starting at 10 a.m.
Hoffman manage her disease and
Specially designed T-shirts with a
treatment was her writing. At the
quote from the book and its
time, she was working on her 2000
distinctive cover design will also
novel, The River King. That book
be given out throughout the
was my life raft, she says. I
celebration. 
actually moved a mattress into my

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Redhooks Big Catch


Hachettes new commercial fiction imprint, Redhook, will
be making its BEA debut this year, with four debut novels
and a much talked about new marketing philosophy.
Our goal for Redhook, says publisher Tim Holman, is to
publish great books were passionate about, and to make
every one of them stand out. Well be publishing a wide range
of fiction, in different genres, but every book will have one
thing in common: it will be written by an author we believe
has genuine bestseller potential. And because we want every
book to get the attention it deserves, well be publishing only
one author every month. By concentrating on a single title
each month, Holman believes the imprint will be able to craft
very focused marketing and publicity campaigns.
Redhooks initial title, out in April, was Robert Lyndons
Hawk Quest, an epic historical novel set in Norman England.
It proved an auspicious beginning for the new imprint, with
Library Journal and Booklist each giving it a starred review.
Hawk Quest, says Holman, is epic in every sense. It might
not be the easiest book to pick up [its 672 pages], but its
impossible to put down. Gavin Extences The Universe Versus
Alex Woods (June) is a quirky coming-of-age story about a
young boy hit on the head by a meteor, marking him for an
Redhooks second
extraordinary future. It made one of our sales directors
and third books.
laugh and cry on his way to work, reports Holman, and in
the U.K., its been selected for Waterstones 11, the most promising fiction
debuts of the year.
Saskia Sarginsons The Twins (Aug.) is described by Holman as an emotionally
charged story about two sisters whose lives have followed very different
paths. Septembers title, Eloise, is written by the well-known U.K. television
host, Judy Finnigan, whose Richard and Judys Book Club creates instant
bestsellers much as Oprahs Book Club does in the U.S. Its the story of a
woman who sees her dead friends ghost and is convinced her friend has a
message to send back to the living.
In the spirit of Redhooks one book per month strategy, each day at the
Hachette booth (1929, 1828) will highlight a different Redhook title. Today
the giveaway is ARCs of The Twins. On Friday, attendees can pick up digital
galleys of Eloise, and on Saturday, ARCs of The Universe Versus Alex Woods.
Lucinda Dyer

Livradas E-book Delivery Platform

SAM

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E B AG , SIDE T WO
!

Corporate and event giving of books, pre-pub sales, and book promotions have
now officially entered the 21st century. Livrada, a Pasadena, Calif., startup
attending BEA for the second time, is expanding beyond selling e-book cards (a
physical gift card sold at Target stores and other retailers that can be exchanged
for an e-book) to mass mailings of e-books themselves across various platforms.
Livrada Volume E-Book Delivery, which is being officially introduced to the
industry at BEA, is, according to Livrada marketing and public relations
manager Phoebe Lai, reader friendly as well as convenient for publishers:
each reader included in a mass mailing can choose to receive his or her e-book
via a preferred platformKindle, Google Play, Nook, or Kobo. The e-book is
delivered wirelessly to everybody in the group via their selected platform
within 10 minutes, except for Kindle e-books, which take up to two hours.
Previously, ordering or receiving e-books was an individual transaction, Lai
points out. Now theres a way to get books to thousands of people all at once. We
can do it small or large-scale. Were serving not just the publisher but also
readersthey dont have to download an app.
Not only has Livrada already sent TED Books to audiences during their
author presentations, but upon Random Houses recommendation,
SurveyMonkey partnered with Livrada to send both hard and digital copies of
Sheryl Sandbergs Lean In to a couple hundred SurveyMonkey employees
around the world on the books March 11 laydown date.
More recently, Stanford University and Trident Capital partnered with Livrada
to begin sending digital copies of Eric Schmidt and Jared Cohens New Digital
Age: Reshaping the Future of People, Nations and Business to 1,850 Stanford
University students, faculty, and staff upon the books publication date.
Targeted e-book recipients are provided with a PIN code and directed to
redeem their e-books on a Livrada-hosted landing page. The number of
downloads can be capped or restricted to a specific e-mail list or domain name.
Livrada even provides for any intended recipients who dont own an e-book
reader: the company will ship them the book in print format, preferably
hardcover.
Claire Kirch
After all, were an end-to-end service, Lai says.

Loss of Innocence is the compelling account of a familys collapse amid multiple betrayals in the
bloody year 1968. The book moves at high velocity, is grandly plotted with a crescendo of an ending.

THIS IS RICHARD NORTH PATTERSON AT THE


TOP OF HIS GAME.Ward Just
Patterson tells us the story of a girl born into a derived
identity, and her path toward who she is and what she
wants. In one life of the 1960s,

he symbolizes a movement that


keeps changing all our lives.
Gloria Steinem

This coming-of-age story electrifies with the


authenticity of the Sixtiesthe sex, politics, language,
mores and music.

Richard North Patterson, always


brilliant, is better than ever.
Linda Fairstein

Patterson has created a

richly textured romance,

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Meet the author

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Graywolf Delights
Graywolf Presss mascot, the gray
wolf, might be on the list of endangered species (although word has it
the U.S. government intends to
take it off that list), but the press
certainly isnt in any danger; in
fact, its coming off of a year
marked by triumph, such as a
Pulitzer Prize for one author (Tracy
K. Smith) and an NBCC Award in
Poetry for another (D.A. Powell).
Plus, its launched a new Web site
after raising $25,000 through Indiegogo.com and rocked the marketplace, with a record year in sales
revenues.
To celebrate, Graywolf welcomes
conventioneers to its lair, or rather,
booth (1563), with authors, book
giveaways, and even candy.
Today, Ru Freeman will be inbooth at 2 p.m. to sign copies of On
Sal Mal Lane, her May novel set in
Sri Lanka before and during the
time of troubles there in the 1980s.
To sweeten the deal, milk toffees
a Sri Lankan delicacy beloved by
the characters in On Sal Mal
Lanefrom Sigiri, a Sri Lankan
restaurant in the East Villagewill
be offered to booth visitors.
Fall releases will be given away

as well. While author Kathryn


Davis wont be able to stop by the
booth during BEA, Graywolf staff
will be giving away signed ARCs of
her novel, Duplex (Sept.). Galleys of
Robert Boswells Tumbledown
(Aug.), his first book since Centurys
Son 10 years ago, will also be
handed out, as will Dark Lies the
Island (Sept.), the second novel by
Kevin Barry released in the past

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year. And Graywolf isnt forgetting Saturdays Power Readers: 100 special BEA editions of
Barrys City of Bohane, which
will be officially released in
paper June 4, will be handed
out to Power Readers on Saturday.
Were hoping that the Power
Readers will fall for the books
wildly inventive prose as much Pick up copies of both at the booth.
as we all have, and that well be
one step closer to achieving Barrys
tion, says publicity manager Erin
Kottke. 
Claire Kirch
ultimate goal: utter world domina-

Biology la Dawkins

memoir, An Appetite for Wonder: The


Making of a Scientist (Ecco, Oct.).
According to the publisher, AppeIf you havent previously encountite revisits Dawkinss formative life
tered Richard Dawkins, nows the
experiencesfrom his birth in
perfect opportunity to meet this
colonial Kenya through his educacelebrated English evolutionary
tion at Oxfordthat led to his
biologist. Widely considered one of
becoming one of the worlds forethe Four Atheists of the
most authorities on evoluApocalypse, Dawkins
tion and biggest critics of
topped the 2004 Prospect
religion. Dawkins has
magazine poll of leading
written many notable
British public intellectuals
books on science and reliand, more recently, its
gionincluding The Self2013 ranking of world
ish Gene (1976), The Blind
thinkers. Hell be at the
Watchmaker (1986), and
Harper-Collins booth (2038)
The God Delusion (2006)
today, 1:302:30, likely
espousing a gene-cenengaged in lively debate
tered view of evolution
Always speaks his mind.
and discussing his first
and a willingness to criti-

cize religion and its dogma.


What connects these positions is
Dawkinss advocacy of empirical,
evidence-based thinking to counter
faith-based belief (that is, belief
without supporting evidence).
Dawkins continues to be a controversial yet inspiring figure: coining
the concept of the meme, sparring with fellow scientists over fine
points of natural selection, proclaiming faith one of the worlds
great evils, and establishing a
foundation in support of reason and
science. Regardless of ones feelings about him, his public pronouncements attract great attention and he never fails to speak
whats on his mind. 

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With an incisive review of Chinas economic strategy, deployment of resources, national defence, political reform, and more, Vairon amply demonstrates that
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Mar Jennings, a lifestyle expert, television personality, and interior designer,


has come to BEA to promote Life on
Mars: Creating Casual Luxury from
Room to Room (S&J Multimedia, Sept.),
the latest in his Life on Mars series, but
hed also like to give BEA exhibitors
some sMARt tips regarding booth
design. You have to get people out of the
traffic zone and draw them in, he says.
While in Life on Mars, Jennings
emphasizes six principles in solving
Jennings offers many solutions to design
design dilemmas, he thinks that five
dilemmas.
principles will work at BEA: make the
booth interesting to look at; make it an inviting space that has something
to entice and draw in passersby; provide a seating area for conversation;
spring for great lighting; and make it technology-driven, preferably
paperlessalthough he concedes that its okay to include books, since this
is a booksellers convention. For instance, marketing materials can be
shown and then simply e-mailed to customers, he argues. You want to
engage prospective buyers. Once youve engaged prospective buyers,
youre 50% there.
But a successful show is not just about the booths physical trappings,
Jennings points out: It all starts with attitude and a smile. Exhibitors are
performers who should overdress, not underdress and should welcome
visitors throughout the day into their booths with as much professionalism, enthusiasm, and energy at 5 p.m. as they displayed at 9 a.m. Put your
people on rotations to make sure you are playing your A-game from start
to finish, he emphasizes. The trade show is not the time or place to put
your junior people, to train them. Its not a dress rehearsal.
Jennings will appear daily at the S&J Multimedia/Midpoint Trade
booths (14261427) to meet and greet visitors, sign autographs for fans, and
answer any of your questions about design dilemmas. No matter what
style you have, my six principles will guarantee success in your space,
large or small, he says. Casual luxury is attainable to anyone. 

Claire Kirch

Read the Movie

Best known for beautiful art books, Thames & Hudson this year expands its
definition of visual culture with a big title that celebrates the moving image.
And while Moments That Made the Movies, the first illustrated book from
renowned film writer David Thomson, is out in October, BEA-goers can get
a sneak preview at the publishers booth (1920) at BEA.
Reading David is like being at dinner with a really opinionated, smart,
fun film fan, says Thames & Hudson publisher Will Balliett. He decided to
collaborate with the New Republic criticwho
also regularly contributes to the New York Times,
the Guardian, and Film Comment, et al.in
hopes of finding a way to complement Thomsons
highly regarded history of film The Big Screen
(Farrar, Straus and Giroux, Oct. 2012). Moments
is a visual tour, winding through 70 films, each of
which is portrayed through the lens of a specific
instancea momentthat defines the moviegoers experience. But unlike the authors classic
Biographical Dictionary of Film (Knopf), now in
its fifth edition, Moments neither aims to be com- The book offers a visual tour
prehensive nor suggests that the 70 movies in its through 70 films.
pages represent the greatest moments in film.
In that way, its an elevated bar argument book, says Balliett. Everyone
has their own idea of what should be featured. While Thomson reflects on
several undisputed classics (Citizen Kane, Gone with the Wind, The Godfather, among others), equal weight is given to such unexpected works as The
Piano Teacher and Burn After Reading. Says Balliett: His take on films is
always surprising.
Its an approach thats inspired a raffle for BEA visitors who stop by the
Thames & Hudson booth: the winner will take home 10 DVDs of movies
highlighted in Moments. The prize is a perfect companion to the book, says
Balliett: Reading it makes you want to go back and see all the films again.

Sarah J. Robbins

Meet the Authors!

Outriders
Outwriters
Outliers
Laura Antoniou

Molly Weatherfield

D. L. King

Author Signings:
Friday, 12:00 - 2:00 at
Cleis Press Booth #1231A

Author Signings:
Thursday, 12:00 - 1:00 at
Cleis Press Booth #1231A

Author Signings:
Thursday, 11:00 - 12:00 at
Cleis Press Booth #1231A

Friday, 2:30 - 3:30 at Table 10


in the Autographing Area

Thursday, 2:30 - 3:30 at Table 19


in the Autographing Area

Thursday, 2:00 - 3:00 at Table 10


in the Autographing Area

Author Signings:
Thursday, 10:00 - 11:00 at
Table 8 in Autographing Area
Saturday, 12:30 - 3:00 at
Cleis Press Booth # 1231A

Stripped Down
Lesbian Sex Stories

The Killer Wore Leather


A Mystery

Carries Story
An Erotic S/M Novel

Under Her Thumb


Erotic Stories
of Female Domination

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Tristan Taormino

The real Fifty


Shades of Grey.
E!
Entertainment TV

A much more
modern game of
Clue.
The Advocate

Bristles with wit.


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Contagious Optimism
Education Scholarship Drawing
Friday at 3:00, Booth #1231A
Contagious Optimism
Uplifting Stories and Motivational
Advice for Positive Forward Thinking
Learn the habits of highly optimistic people!
Author Signings:
Friday, 11:00 to 12:00 at the Viva Editions Booth #1231A
Friday, 1:00 - 2:00 at Table 9 in the Autographing Area
Reading Contagious Optimism will allow you to appreciate and understand the principles that
people of all backgrounds live by through their lifes adventures.
Daniel P. Tully, Chairman Emeritus, Merrill Lynch & Co., Inc.

Getting to 50/50
How Working Couples
Can Have It All
Joanna Strober
and Sharon Meers
Foreword by
Sheryl Sandberg

Everything I Needed
to Know I Learned
from My Six-MonthOld
Awakening to
Unconditional SelfLove in Motherhood
Kuwana Haulsey

Register to win a $1,000


Fairfield University gift
certificate, courtesy of alumnus
David Mezzapelle and his alma
mater. Prize also includes a
private tour and lunch at the
Fairfield campus.

What Are You


Waiting For?
Learn How to Rise
to the Occasion of
Your Life
Kristen Moeller

Always Look on
the Bright Side
Celebrating Each Day
to the Fullest
Allen Klein

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Landmarks Fiction Goals


If there is one thing that Shana Drehs,
editorial manager of Sourcebooks
Landmark imprint wants booksellers to know about its fiction line, its
that while it remains committed to
publishing good historical fiction,
Jane Austeninspired sequels, and
new work by noted authors like
Michael Malone, it is in pursuit of
novels that will be great book club
reads and provide lots of hand-selling opportunities. Sourcebooks
Landmark, now in its 13th year, is
firmly planted in the realm of upmarket fiction, which she describes

as a blend of literary and


commercial fictionwith a
special dedication to womens fiction. And
Sourcebooks Landmark has
not been shy about building
its list.
Last fall the publisher
made headlines when Drehs
Two of Landmarks lead fall titles.
offered screenwriter-turnednovelist Dianne Dixon (The Language
Dixon will be signing galley copies
of Secrets, Doubleday 2010) a six-figtoday in booth 829, 12 p.m.
ure pre-empt for her next two novels.
Tomorrow, 12 p.m., Landmark
The first one, The Book of Someday, is
author Cathie Pelletierwinner of
the imprints lead title for the fall, and
the New England Booksellers

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published The One-Way Bridge.
Landmark is also discovering new
voices in fiction and will have galleys
at BEA for two debut novels: The Paris
Architect by Charles Belfoure and
The Lies You Wanted to Hear by
James Thomson. Drehs says that
Belfoure, who is an architect, set his
story in Paris during the Nazi occupation; the protagonist becomes
resentful of Jews because he cannot
find work until he is commissioned to
design ingenious hiding places for
them as the war becomes more personal. In The Lies You Wanted to Hear,
Thomson explores what happens
when the lies you tell in a marriage
cause more harm than the truth.
Landmark launched in 2001 with
Michael Malones First Ladywhich
went on to become a New York Times
bestsellerand now publishes 3540
books a year, building a steady backlist and audiences for its authors.
Susanna Kearsley is one of
Landmarks bestselling authorsher
The Winter Sea has sold more than
200,000 copies and The Shadowy
Horses recently hit the New York
Bridget Kinsella
Times list.

Fashionable Ducting

Its gray, its sticky, and most often


found buried in a toolboxits duct
tape. Well, your fathers duct tape.
These days, its utilitarian machine
gray has given way to a rainbow of
colors and patternspolka dots,
paisley, even leopard. And its fashion forward enough that the latest
season of Project Runway featured
a Duct Tape Prom Dress challenge.
The undisputed queen of trendy
duct tape is Richela Fabian Morgan,
author of Tape It & Make It, Barrons
fastest selling book of 2012. Today at
2 p.m., Morgan will be taking to the
Midtown Stage for the launch of her
sequel, Tape It & Make It: 101 Duct
Tape Activities (Sept). Shell be
demonstrating some of her favorite
projects and
crafts from the
newest book: a
hanging wall
decoration, a
bowl of tangerines, a set of pig
pillows, long earrings and a necklace (look closely,
shell be wearing
them), and an iPad case. All attendees will leave with a copy of her first
book, Tape It & Make It, and a roll of
duct tape provided by Platypus/
Fortis Designs.Following the
Midtown Stage, Barrons will be
hosting a meet and greet and autographing with Morgan at its booth
(14441445).
Throughout BEA, visitors to the
Barrons booth can enter a drawing
for the Tape It & Make It Gift Basket
filled with books, duct tape, and
Lucinda Dyer
project supplies.

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Life Advice, Buddhist-Style


BEA attendees who need a little help
with relationships, have concerns
about their future, or wonder about
their spiritual health can find help
thanks to Huffington Post advice
columnist Lodro Rinzler, author of
Walk Like a Buddha: Even if Your
Boss Sucks, Your Ex
is Torturing You &
Youre Hungover
Again (Shambhala,
Oct.).
Rinzler hands out
five-cent tokens during his autographing session today at
3 p.m. at Table 12 in
the Autographing
Area, where he
signs ARCs of the
book. The tokens
are good for one
complimentary consultation when
Rinzler dispenses
advice tomorrow, 10
a.m.to noon, at a
Peanuts-style stand
at the Shambhala
Shambhalas
youngest Buddhist booth (2946).
author.
Walk Like a
Buddha is our big-

gest title this fall and comes after


Rinzlers very successful first book,
says Steven M. Pomije, marketing
communications manager for
Shambhala. Were doing something fun to give people the opportunity to talk to Rinzler, as well as
introduce them to the other titles in
our booth. Rinzlers first book, The
Buddha Walks into a Bar...
(Shambhala, 2012), has sold close to
40,000 copies, thanks in part to his
popular Huff Po column. The new
book is structured like his columns
and features only new material.
Bringing Rinzler to BEA was a nobrainer in terms of promotion. Hes
youngour youngest author writing
from a Western Buddhist perspectivehes tech savvy, and he has a
significant audience who found him
via new media, says Pomije.
Shambhala Publications will also
promote Zen Confidential:
Confessions of a Wayward Monk by
Shozan Jack Haubner and Daddy
Long Legs: The Natural Education of
a Father, creative nonfiction on
family and nature by John T. Price.
Complimentary copies of each
(both released May 14) are available
at the Shambhala booth.

Shambhala has
been attending
BEA and its predecessor ABA since
the early 1970s, when its main goal
was to connect with booksellers.
Today, meeting booksellers and

THURSDAY, MAY 30 , 2013

sharing our new titles with them is


still a primary reason for attending,
but BEA has now become a fantastic
platform for showcasing our recent
and forthcoming lead titles to the
media as well, says Pomije.

Ann Byle

A Year of Free E-books


Canadian publisher ECW, celebrating the first anniversary of its free
e-book initiative, is promoting the
program at its booth (2527) by distributing postcard handouts it hopes
will make more booksellers aware
of its innovative offer.
ECWwhich originally stood for
Essays on Canadian Writing (a literary journal), and now represents a
range of entertainment, culture, and
writingwas founded in 1974 and
has about 900 titles in print. Each is
available in digital form, and ECW
offers them in both ePub and PDF
formats . The free e-book program
begins when a customer purchases
a print copy of an ECW book,
whether through an indie or on
ECWs Web site, with a promotional
sticker on the back cover. The customer can then send an e-mail to the
press stating the title of the book and
what type of digital file is preferred.

An ECW staffer replies by attaching


the requested file at no charge.
Weve given away over 1,500
e-books to date, says Alexis Van
Straten, marketing coordinator at
the Toronto company. The program
has given us the opportunity to connect with our customers in a completely unprecedented way. The
initiative has not interfered with the
companys usual e-book sales. ECW
has had a 63% increase in e-book
purchases in the past year.
ECWs co-publisher David Caron
believes that the success of his press
is measured in the relationships it
has with its retail partners. We
want to make them feel secure that
we will support their promotion of
our print books by including a free
e-version with that print sale, and
also develop a better relationship
with our customers, through direct
contact and service. Wendy Werris

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Medical Witnesses
To 11/22/1963
A witness to history, Dr. Allen
Childs was at Parkland Memorial
Hospital on November 22, 1963,
when the mortally wounded President John F. Kennedy was rushed
into the emergency room. Much
has been written about the assassination in Dallas that ended Americas Camelot, and Childs offers
yet another perspective timed for
the 50th anniversary later this year.
We Were There: Revelations from
the Dallas Doctors and Nurses Who
Attended to JFK on November 22, 1963
(Skyhorse, Nov.) is a compilation of
more than 45 eyewitness accounts
immediately following the shooting.
A medical student at the time, Childs
tells Show Daily. I was one floor
above the ER awaiting a pathology
exam. Suddenly urgent staccato
pages over the loudspeakers split
the silence ordering all department
heads to the ER. As surgeons
rushed to Trauma Room One, Childs
was directed to a loading dock
where, he says, 150 anguished staff,
patients, and medical students
waited for news. After the presidents

death was confirmed, A wave of


grief hit me so hard that it has never
left me.
The book started as a private
collection of memories and became
a more ambitious project once the
historical value of the material was
determined, says Childs. I wanted
readers to feel the authenticity of
the doctors and the heroic efforts
they made to save [the president]
when it was obvious there would be
no saving himbut they tried
everything.
Firsthand accounts cover not
only the presidents grave condition
but First Lady Jackie Kennedy, who
insisted on being admitted into
Trauma Room One with her
husband, and the death of accused
assassin Lee Harvey Oswald 48
hours later in the same hospital.
Skyhorse editorial director Jay
Cassell stresses that We Were There
does not offer anything definitive
regarding how many shots were
fired and from where, but he does
say, It is clear that a proper
forensic autopsy was never

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performed at
Parkland despite
medical examiner
Earl Roses
insistence.
What is also
suggestive, says
Cassell, is archival
history from Dr.
Ron Jones, a
Parkland surgical
resident deposed
Childs was a med student at Parkby the Warren
land Hospital that fateful day.
Commission. Dr.
Ron Jones said he was told by
Warren Commission investigator
the front. But we dont want to
Arlen Specter: We have people
interview them and I dont want
who would testify that they saw
you saying anything about that
Karen Jones
somebody shoot the president from
either.

Healthy Connections
As one of the leading publishers
of alternative health titles, including raw foods spirituality, and martial arts, North Atlantic Press has
created a lineup of events and
giveaways that complement its
commitment to healthful lifestyles
and respect for the natural world.
Booksellers are invited to stop
by the North Atlantic Books booth
(2749) for sneak peeks at its leading
2013 titles, including raw foodist

Sergei Bouotenkos Wild Edibles


and the launch of the presss new
Sacred Activism series with
Occupy Spirituality by Adam
Bucko and Matthew Fox.
Invitations to meet Bucko and Fox
at NABs webinar launch on June
25 to be hosted on the presss web
journal and social network,
NABCommunities.com, will be
available at the booth. Today, visitors will be entered to win a

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9:00AM

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Announce the Winner Hit the Road, Helen!


DC Super Hero
Dessert Designer
of our Be a Super Hero.
signing by
Chapter Book &
signing by
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Kate McMullen Board Book Giveaway Dana Meachen Rau
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Nutribullet nutrition extractor


blender when they play the Two
Truths and a Lie game that introduces Boutenkos Wild Edibles. Do
you know, for instance, how many
miles on average produce has to
travel to reach a consumer?
BEA visitors may stop by the
booth anytime to take the Heart
in Action pledge in support of

NABs belief in the efficacy of


social activism. We will suggest
ways that people can help make
sacred activism real in their own
communitiesactions they can
take right now to help manifest
the change they wish to see in the
world, says Talia Shapiro, in
charge of community outreach
and communications at NAB. We

Happy 50 for UVA


Fifty years ago, the University
Press at Virginia began as a consortium press designed to serve
the needs of the higher education
system in the state. In 2002, the
governing board of the university
asked the press to change its name
to the University of Virginia Press.
Interim director Mark Saunders
wryly notes, Just when we had
trained all the journalists in the
state to know our name, we pulled
the rug out from under them. But
the change represented a recognition that we had always been
hosted by and tied to UVA.
The UVA Press specializes in
history, especially the history of

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will provide Heart in Actionbuttons to help spread the word at


the show.
Tomorrow, Linda Tucker, known
as the Jane Goodall of white
lions, will be at the booth, 34
p.m., to sign copies of her new
memoir, Saving the White Lions.
And at 4 p.m., there will be a White
Wine, White Lions reception with

Tucker, a former runway model


who gave up her glamorous career
to help bring Africas most sacred
animal back from extinction. In
addition, all day Friday the Two
Truths and a Lie contest will be
held again, as a trivia quiz about
white lions, to give booksellers a
chance to win a Lionhearted gift
pack valued at $100.Wendy Werris

win the Pulitzer Prize and the


National Book Award. But this was
her first book. She trained as a
lawyer at Harvard Law School and
sifted through the evidence for and

against a liaison between Hemings


and Jefferson, and whether they
had produced children. She
argued it as a court case.
Saunders notes that a few years

the early republic, as well as 19thcentury literature, and has a series


in Francophone, African, and
Caribbean literature. It also
publishes an annual Best New
Poets anthology, featuring the
top 50 emerging American
poets who have never been
published in books.
Looking over 50 years of publishing milestones, Saunders
tells Show Daily, In the 90s,
our best known worknotorious in some circleswas
Thomas Jefferson and Sally
Hemings: An American
Controversy by Annette
Well-known titles from University of Virginia Press.
Gordon-Reed, who went on to

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Booth 2527

11:30 am

Dani Shapiro
author of
Still Writing
2:30 pm

Patricia engel
author of
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Friday, May 31
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Kent Wascom

author of
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2:00 pm

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after publication, a former UVA biologist


examined DNA evidence that proved
Heming descendants
came from the
Jefferson male line. It
was pretty major for the
press to do that book.
Emily Grandstaff, the
marketing and publicity manager, points to
another standout publication. In 2006, to commemorate
the 400th anniversary of the founding of Jamestown, we published
William Kelsos Jamestown, the
Buried Truth. Hes the chief archeologist down there and uncovered
the Jamestown settlement that
they thought had been washed
away. Its been back in the news
recently because he also uncovered a 14-year-old girls bones that
showed they had to resort to cannibalism over the course of this one
horrifying winter. But even before
this recent news, the book did well
for us.
In 2001 the UVA Press received a
grant from the Andrew W. Mellon
Foundation to create a digital
imprint, which gave rise to the
presss electronic publishing pro-

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gram now called


Rotunda. Its offerings
include the papers of
George Washington
and James Madison,
as well as presidential
recordings. UVA will
be launching a free
online version of the
Rotunda Founders
Early Access collection, which includes
material from other
universities.
To celebrate its anniversary,
UVA Press (booth 1747) will be giving out bobblehead border collie
dogs to celebrate its lead spring
title, Mr. and Mrs. Dog: Our Travels,
Trials, Adventures and Epiphanies
by bestselling author Donald
McCaig (Mar.). Also available, two
lead fall titles: Rot, Riot, and
Rebellion: Mr. Jeffersons Struggle
to Save the University That
Changed America by award-winning reporters Rex Bowman and
Carlos Santos (Aug.) and The Way
of the 88 Temples: Journey on the
Shikoku Pilgrimage by Robert
Sibley (Aug.). Also on offer are copies of the presss first published
book, A Voyage to Virginia in 1609.
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A $9.8 Million Book!


Andrews McMeel is set to reissue a
book of which 600 copies were initially printedone of them selling
at auction last year for a whopping
$9.8 million. Acts of Congress 1789:
Includes the Constitution and Bill
of Rights (Oct.), which will retail at
$75, will consist of the text of the
U.S. Constitution, the proposed Bill
of Rights, and other legislative acts
adopted by that first Congress of
our fledgling nation, which met
first in New York City and then in
Philadelphia between March 4,
1789, and March 4, 1791. Acts of
Congress is almost an exact replica
of the original publication, owned
by George Washington himself,
from the leather-bound binding
and the 18th-century typeface to
notes scribbled by Washington in
the margins.
He didnt usually write in books
at all, Kathy Hilliard, Andrews
McMeels publicity director, says.
He usually wrote on loose notepaper.
Andrews McMeel is producing
Acts of Congress 1789 in partnership with the Mount Vernon Ladies
Association, the organization that

came up with the $9.8 million to buy


the book, which was in the
Washington familys possession
until 1876. Its publication this fall
coincides with the opening of the
Fred W. Smith National Library for

the Study of George Washington,


opening at Mount Vernon. The
original is touring presidential
libraries around the country before
returning to its first owners home
at Mount Vernon, when the
National Library opens and Acts of
Congress 1789 reissues.
Claire Kirch

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First Second Debuts Paul Pope


First Second, Macmillans graphic
novel imprint, spotlights its new
middle-grade graphic novel, Battling
Boy (Oct.) by comics superstar Paul
Pope. According to marketing director Gina Gagliano, First Second is
using Popes BEA attendance to
introduce him to teachers, librarians, and booksellers. Battling Boy
is Popes first book with a trade publisher, as well as his first book for a
younger audience. Without giving
specific print numbers, First
Seconds editorial director Mark

Siegel says its bigger than our


usual run.
But partnering with First Second
and Macmillan offers Pope an
opportunity to broaden his audience.
Having come from different trajectories in comics, self-publishing,
doing work for Marvel and DC:
working overseas in both Europe
and Japan, every time its a different thing, and I can feel Macmillan
really getting behind this, making
an effort to get this out to a larger
population.

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Like Pope, First


Second is a publisher
that has a foot in different parts of publishing. From the
start, First Second
has been living in different worlds at the
same time, explains
Siegel. We live in the
book trade in the same
way as a big publishing house, but were
also friendly and
involved in the library world and
the direct market, which is the
comics community, so this is a
chance to really push in all direc-

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tions with this book.


According to
Siegel, Popes work is
a bridge stylistically
between the great
schools of comics,
spanning the whole
universe of comics
from manga to
European to
American superhero
comics. Gagliano
adds, Those are great
things to use as talking points with booksellers and
librarians as well, because everyone knows superheroes and everyone knows manga. Pauls work is a
fusion of both.
Pope cites the films by acclaimed
Japanese anime director Miyazaki
as a big influence in this book for
lighting up his color palate, and the
French cartoonist Moebius for opening up his page layouts to create a
more accessible style as compared
to the dark and urban and gritty
and lots of black shadows that are
typical of his previous work.
Battling Boy is a classic comingof-age story, says Pope, but a little
more informed for the 21st century,
so its aware of films like Dark Knight
and Iron Man and Lord of the Rings.
The main character is a 12-year-old
superhero, who must clean up all
the monsters on a planet and rescue the inhabitants. Integrated into
the superhero story are themes of
adolescence that Pope hopes will
speak to a younger audience about
the awkward stage of life they find
themselves in. Pope speaks of the
lack of control he remembers as an
adolescent and how this informs his
character in Battling Boy. Popes
need to create a young superhero
was driven by the realization that
there were no superhero comics for
his teenage nephews. I really
wanted to do something original
that my nephews would like to
read, Pope says. This book is sort
of dedicated to them and the kind
of love I felt for comic books as a kid
reading X-Men and Love and Rockets.
Pope is currently working on the
second and final volume of Battling
Boy, which is slated to come out next
October, a year after the first volume.
Also, First Second will publish THB,
a series that has achieved almost
cult status among Popes fans, as a
young adult book. THB is a science
fiction parody, Pope says. Its kind
of a brother-sister project with
Battling Boy. Its another comingof-age story with a teenage girl and
the story is set in the future on Mars.
Today, Pope signs galleys in the
Autograph Area at Table 15; tomorrow, he will sign galleys at Macmillans booth (1557). There will also
be a Battling Boy T-shirt given away
at the Friday signing. And Pope
appears today on a panel at 4 p.m. at
the Uptown Stage, about the graphic
novel format spanning ages, genres,
and categories. 
Ada Price

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Wry Widow Wisdom


wanted to be removed from the
story. But it occurred to me early
on that the story was almost too
unbelievable to be fiction: the girl
from upstate New York moves to
the big city, marries a prince, and
then has this great life thats cut
short by his cancer, and the deaths
three weeks before of her best
friend [Carolyn Bessette Kennedy]
and my husbands cousin [John F.
Kennedy Jr.]. Whos going to believe
that?
So she wrote her memoir, which,
with her background in telling non-

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fiction stories, was not as formidable to write as she thought it might


be. But when she turned to fiction
she was surprised. Writing a novel,
for me at least, was a thousand
times harder than the memoir. The
only barrier you have is your imagination, which is great on the one
hand, but its really daunting on the
other.
No doubt, Radziwill is banking on
her television career on Bravo to
influence book sales. I cant deny
the power of the show to move
product. I mentioned What
Remains twice on the show. It was
in my introduction, where I said I
wrote a New York Times bestseller

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about my family. And one of the


other housewives had read it, so we
talked about it a little and that was
it. During the course of the four
months that the show was on the
air, an additional 47,000 copies
were sold and it went back on the
Times bestseller list for e-books.
This is the authors first BEA
appearance, and she will be part of
a panel discussion today, 24 p.m.,
in Room A101 on book narration
with actor Andrew McCarthy and
moderator Carmine Gallo
(Radziwill is voicing the Brilliance
Audiobook version of her novel).
She will be signing galleys after the
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The name Radziwill conjures up


royalty, both American and foreign:
the former husband of Lee Bouvier
Radziwill, the younger sister of
Jacqueline Kennedy, was Polish
Prince Stanislaw Radziwill. But
Carole Radziwill (nee Di Falco),
who in 2005 chronicled her tragically short-lived marriage to Prince
Anthony Radziwill (son of Lee and
Stanislaw) in her memoir, What
Remains, was never impressed by
that sort of thing.
The journalist, from a workingclass family in upstate New York,
became an award-winning ABC
news producer, then a columnist
for Glamour magazine, and, not
incidentally, will be starring in her
second season of Bravo TVs Real
Housewives of New York. She has
just written her first novel, The
Widows Guide to Sex and Dating
(Henry Holt, Brilliance Audiobook,
both Sept.), a hilarious account of a
young widows journey to find herself and re-establish her identity
after living in the shadow of her
husband, a world-famous writer
and sexologist.
Radziwill tells Show Daily that
several years after her husband
died she was regaling friends at a
dinner party in the Hamptons
about some firsthand dating horrors: Christiane Amanpour, an old
friend, was laughing with everyone
about the stories. She said, You
should write these down. Maybe
one day this will be a book for you. I
never wrote anything down, but she
did plant a seed.
Radziwill decided to write her
memoir first, which ironically, she
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A STORY OF LOVE AND TRIUMPH

Jennifer Pharr Davis


Signing in booth - May 30th
12:00 - 1:00 pm

This is Jennifers story, in her own


words, about how she broke
the world record on the
Appalachian Trail with a love for
hiking and more signicantly
a love for her husband Brew.

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Carina Hoang
Jeff Alt
Signing in booth - May 30th
3:30 - 4:00 pm
Carole Radziwill is also doing the voice for the
audiobook.

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Signing in booth - May 31st


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A Toast to PWs
21 Booksellers
Of the Year
At this mornings Book and Author
Breakfast, Publishers Weeklys coeditorial director Jim Milliot presents Square Books in Oxford, Miss.,
with the magazines annual Bookstore of the Year award, a tradition
started 21 years ago. PW wanted to
find a way to honor booksellers who
show how books can be sold and
marketed without compromising
the things most booksellers cherish: the written word, good writing,
beautiful books.

Author Richard Ford with this years winner


Richard Howorth.

From the start, the stores


selected for the PW Bookstore of
the Year Award have tried to create
new bookselling models or tweak
existing ones. The first winner, in
1993, Nicklebys Bookstore Cafe in
Columbus, Ohio, fused books and
food to create an entertainment
business. Although the store faltered after one partner moved on,
Nicklebys was one of only two winners that have since closed. The
other, Harry W. Schwartz
Bookshops, 2004s winner, in
Milwaukee, Wis., arguably lives on
in both Boswell Book Company,
founded by longtime Schwartz
buyer Daniel Goldin in a former
Schwartz location, and in 800-CEOReads, which spun off from the
store. Together the PW booksellers
have done far better than most general independents over the past
two decades and have survived
both the chain age and the
onslaught of Amazon.

Record Breakers
Typical of award winners are successful transitions like the sale of
Politics & Prose Bookstore (winner
in 1999) to Bradley Graham and
Lissa Muscatine two years ago or
the upcoming passing of the baton
by Roberta Rubin, longtime owner
of the Book Stall at Chestnut Court
(2012) in Winnetka, Ill., to Stephanie
Hochschild on July 1. What I love is
hearing people say, Im so happy
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youve found somebody. We dont


want to see [the bookstore] go
away, says Rubin. The Book Stalls
in no danger of that. Rubins seen
strong sales in the wake of the 2008
economic downturn. Five years
ago, bookstores were all in trouble,
she says. Now stores are coming
back. We had our best year ever last
year. So far, were ahead this year
about 3%. I attribute it to people
returning to the book and shopping
local. Its a good time for independent booksellers.
Shes not the only one to see
record-breaking numbers. The
same holds true for BookPeople
(2005) in Austin, Tex., which,
according to owner and American
Booksellers Association incoming
president Steve Bercu, is poised to
have its best year ever in 2013for
the fourth year in a row. I think
theres a fairly strong resurgence of
independents, says Bercu. One
reason is Borders going away and
all that shelf space. The second is
localism. Everybody wants to be
part of local, and publishers realize
that they have to support physical
bookstores in ways that matter.
Plus, Bercu is constantly refining
what the store does and how it does
it: I operate on the principle that I
have basically the same customer
all the time to look at the same
stuff: the product mix and the merchandising.

Roberta Rubin, last years winner, passed the


baton to Stephanie Hochschild.

Bercu is one of several bookstore


award winners to head the ABA;
outgoing president Becky Anderson co-owns Andersons Bookshops
(2011) in Naperville, Ill. This years
winner, Square Books, is headed by
a past president and current board
member on the Tennessee Valley
Authority, Richard Howorth.
Changing Hands Bookstore (2007),
in Tempe, Ariz.; Northshire Bookstore (2006), in Manchester Center,
Vt.; and Bunch of Grapes Bookstore
(2003), in Vineyard Haven, Mass., all

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boast former ABA heads. Being


ABA members and active in the
ABA makes us smarter booksellers, says Cindy Dach, Changing
Hands general manager and coowner.

Reinvention
While some stores have successfully transitioned or are on the
marketQuail Ridge Books &
Music (2001), in Raleigh, N.C., and
R.J. Julia Booksellers (1995), in
Madison, Conn., are both for sale
others are in the midst of expanding or redefining themselves. Some
are doing both. Keplers Books &
Magazines (1994) in Menlo Park,
Calif., recently transitioned to
hybrid ownership under Praveen
Madan and Christin Evans, who
also own Booksmith in San Francisco. In addition to being a forprofit bookstore, Keplers now has a
nonprofit events arm.
Across the country in Manchester Center, Vt., Northshire Bookstore has long been in the forefront
of change. It was the first trade
bookstore in North America to offer
print-on-demand via an Espresso
Book Machine and one of the first to
sell trade books on consignment.
After 37 years the store is about to
add a second location at the end of

Changing Hands owners (l. to r.) Gayle


Shanks, Bob Sommer, and Cindy Dachs.

July, Northshire Bookstore in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. I would not be


opening a second store just to open
a second store, says general manager and co-owner Chris Morrow.
When Borders went under, customers started writing to me. They
also helped him raise funds for the
new store using a financial version
of a CSA, or CSE (community supported enterprise), which can be
converted from debt to equity.
Changing Hands is expanding in
November into nearby Phoenix
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model of its own. The store is part of


an ownership team that includes
the 17,000-sq.-ft. buildings architect and another tenant, Becketts
Table. At the new space Changing
Hands will offer beer and wine at its
First Draft bar in addition to books.
In order to bringing the Tempe
stores culture to the new location,
co-owner Cindy Dach says that she
and a set of managers will manage
both stores for the first one or two
years. The stores are about 30 minutes apart.
Although Harvard Book Store
(2002) in Cambridge, Mass., hasnt
found a second location yet, the
store had two outlets for many
years: its flagship store across from
Harvard University and a bookstore cafe on Newbury Street in
Boston. Owner Jeff Mayersohn,
who bought the bookstore five
years ago, has looked at several
Cambridge locations that would
enable him to capitalize on the success of Harvards twice yearly open
warehouse sales. Our warehouse
sale has sort of gone viral with huge
year-over-year increases, he says.
Another approach hes considering
is opening the warehouse more frequently to the public.
After Joseph-Beth Booksellers,
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emerged from Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection two years ago


with fewer stores and a new owner,
it came back determined to grow by
reinvesting. For president and CEO
Mark Wilson, that meant renovating the bistros as well as the book
sections, starting with the Lexington, Ky., store. A similar change in
Cincinnati has made Wilson realize
[the bistro] is more than a complement to the bookstore. Its a key
experience. In addition, JosephBeth just moved its offices to a
building with a larger warehouse,
so that it can lower its costs by distributing books to the stores centrally rather than direct shipments
from publishers. Its also in the
midst of testing its first portable
pop-up at a grocery in Cincinnati.
For us, its all about engaging with
the community, says Wilson.

Whats Next
Redefining is good, but sometimes
a radical transformation isnt necessary or even desirable. Were the
curators for the vision thats been
here since the beginning, says
buyer Paul Yamazaki, who has
been with City Lights Books (2010),
in San Francisco, for more than 40
of its 60 years. One of the things
that makes us different is that we

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have the whole staff participate in


backlist and frontlist decisions.
Clearly that system, which dates to
the bookstores founding in 1953,
continues to work. The bookstore
had its three best years in terms of
gross sales in 2010, 2011, and 2012.
Yamazaki says that its on track to
have its best spring ever.
When I think about the past 20
years, there are so many times Ive
heard about my death, says Roxanne Coady, owner of R.J. Julias,
which was up 7% the first four
months of the year. Booksellers
and small business owners are
resilient. Two changes shed like to
see are a way for booksellers to get
access to venture capital for innovation and for independent booksellers to become Goodreads collectively. Theres a lot of wisdom in
the stores that are left, a lot of
smart business sense, she says.
So much has changed, notes
Donna Paz Kaufman of Paz & Associates, who has coordinated the
bookseller awards for two decades.
Its time to keep developing the
bookstore concept, because its
clear people still want a community
bookstore. Indies can meet the
challenge. And PW will continue to
single out those that do.

Judith Rosen

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Taschens Big Book


Its not a stretch that art, architecture, and design publisher Taschen
(booth 1720) has had a special booth
and signage created to highlight its
show special, Genesis, the new photography book by Brazilian photographer Sebastio Salgado. One of
the worlds most revered photojournalists, Salgado has worked
with the photo agencies Sygma,
Gamma, and Magnum Photos.
A portfolio of large-format
images, Genesis is the result of
Salgados eight-year expedition to
parts of the world still untainted by
modern civilization; in it, his black
and white photographs depict the
mountains, deserts, oceans, animals, and peoples that he encountered. He completed his travels a
year and a half ago, and the book
was published this past April, concurrent with an exhibit of the photos opening at the Natural History
Museum in London.
The book is available in two hardcover editions. Theres the
10-in.14in., 520-page trade edition retailing for $70, but that ones
dwarfed by the 704-page, $3,000 collectors edition. Limited to 2,500
copies, it comes with a special wood

and leather book stand


designed by Japanese
architect Tadao Ando,
the only living person to
have won architectures
four most prestigious
prizes. Andos simple
design consists of two
pieces of wood, bound
with leather, into which
a third piece of wood is
slotted to form a sturdy
yet elegant stand. And a
good thing, as Taschens
catalogue refers to this
edition as sumo size,
weighing in at 130
pounds and measuring
about 18 inches by 28
inches. Visitors to the
booth can view both the
trade edition and a
sample of the collectors
edition.
Genesis is the third of
Salgados long-term
Selgados images from his latest book, Genesis.
projects published by
Taschen; Workers (1993)
documented the vanishing way of
tion driven by hunger, natural
life of manual laborers across the
disasters, environmental degradaworld, and Migrations (2000) chrontion, and demographic pressure.

Diane Patrick
icled the syndrome of mass migra-

University of Nebraska Press Author Signings


A beautiful and long-awaited tribute to one of the greatest
womens advocates of the twentieth century. Ted Turner,
un Foundation Founder and Chairman and Founder of cnn

A fun and useful guide for finding arguably the best baseball
books among the mounds of titles relating to this bookinspiring sport.Library Journal

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Thursday, May 30
1:00-2:00 p.m.
Autographing Area
Table 4

Saturday, June 1
11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Autographing Area
Table 15

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Mexico, the New Frontier for Libros


With Mexico as the honored country at BookExpo America, organizations such as Conaculta, Caniem,
Planeta, Fondo de Cultura
Econmica, Sexto Piso, and many
others can be seen and heard
throughout the halls of the Javits
Center and as part of BEAs Global
Market Forum 2013.
Authors, publishers, and agents
from Mexico have been doing business in the U.S. for quite some time,
but few U.S. publishers have ventured south of the border. Mexicos
participation at BEA hopes to
change that. With a population of
about 117 million and a book market worth $830 million in 2011, the
industry has grown 2.7% in volume
and 13.2% in sales since 2010.
Mexico, the 13th-largest economy
of the world (its GDP grew 5.5% in
2010), occupies a significant position among todays emerging economies, and remains a privileged
trading partner of the U.S. through
NAFTA.
Mexico sports a lively and active
publishing scene across many categoriesin fiction, nonfiction, childrens, and graphic novels.

Mexican publishers in recent years


have started to supplant the dominance of publishers from Spain.
FIL, the International Book Fair of
Mexico, has surpassed the book
fairs in Spain and Argentina and is
now the largest Spanish-language
book fair in the world, and the second-largest book fair after
Frankfurt.
With the participation of 38 publishers from Mexico and in partnership with the Mexican governments
National Council for Culture and
the Arts (Conaculta), as well as with
Caniem, the Mexican Chamber of
the Publishing Industry, the presence of Mexico is being felt at the
Javits Center and throughout New
York City. A diverse professional
program was featured yesterday,
highlighting the various business
opportunities available on both
sides of the border.
The Global Market Forum

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opened yesterday
with a panel discussion that offered an
overview of the
Mexican publishing
industry and featured
conversations among independent
publishers from the U.S. and
Mexico as well as a presentation by
childrens book publishers.
Opportunities dominated the conversation surrounding the sale of
books in Spanish in the U.S. and
books in English into Mexico.
E-books, distribution, and printing
problems in both markets were discussed, and the hope is that opening a dialogue will
lead to solutions. As
Dr. Ruediger
Wischenbart, director
of international affairs
for BookExpo
America, pointed out,
Imagine the huge
Spanish book-reading
community in the U.S.
on the one hand, and
the rapidly growing,
well-educated, vertically mobile audience Enrique Krauze

in Mexico, with lots of readers fluent in English. What is a perfect cultural and business opportunity on
both ends if not such a setting?
In Mexico, the government
strongly promotes and fosters educational publishing through ventures such as the publishing superpower Fondo de Cultura
Econmica (established in 1934)
and publications by Conaculta. The
government also assists small and
mid-size independent publishers
and has an ambitious plan for
e-books. Enrique Pea Nieto, the
current president of Mexico, has
set an ambitious goal: to have all of
the books published
by the government
available in a digital
format by the time he
leaves office in 2018
approximately 50,000
titles. Pea Nieto
hopes that the private
industry will come
together and make
available its books in
an electronic format
as well. The challenges, opportunities,

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and impact of this


Conaculta, who is
plan remain to be
overseeing Mexicos
seen, but the availparticipation at BEA
ability of e-books in
and throughout New
Spanish in the U.S.
York City. On the
could open the door
agenda are activities
for many publishers
and events at multiple
to enter the U.S. marvenues outside of the
ket as issues of distriExpo itself, such as the
bution, returns, and
Museum of Modern
inventory are
Art , the New Museum
Alma Guillermoprieto
addressed. However,
of Contemporary Art,
this could also pose a
the Mexican Cultural
problem for U.S. pubInstitute of New York,
lisher publishing in
the Instituto
Spanish, as they
Cervantes, the stunwould be facing
ning Orozco Room at
increased competithe New School, the
tion in the domestic
City University of New
market.
York, McNally
The richness of
Jackson Books, the
Mexican culture has
Crosby Street
arrived in New York
Screening Room, and
City as well. At BEAs
Casa Mezcal. Writers,
Main Stage there will Juan Villoro
visual artists, historibe readings, presenans, editors, and photations, and book-signings by promtographers (with special emphasis
inent authors like Enrique Krauze,
on the portraits by Manuel lvarez
Alma Guillermoprieto, and Juan
Bravo) are all taking part in this
Villoro. The activities outside BEA
cultural extravaganza.

Leylha Ahuile
are just as impressive. A lavish
cultural program will take place
Leylha Ahuile is the owner of
the likes of which New York hasnt
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Mexico at BEA and NYC


National Council for the Culture and
Arts of Mexico
Booths 13561357

Mexican historian Enrique Krauze


and American journalist Pete Hamill
discuss the relationshipsbetween
Mexico City and New York City.

THURSDAY
Main Stage

9:3010 a.m. Acclaimed writerJuan


Villorowill discuss Roberto Bolao
as a case study in the chain of
production, distribution,
translation, and sales success.
Mexico Stand
Noon2 p.m. Poetry reading:Julio
Trujillo,Marcelo Uribe,andEzequiel
Zaidenwerg.

General Consulate of Mexico in New


York
27 East 39th Street, (212) 217-6400
8:3010 p.m.
Diccionario para armar
The Mexican Consulate inaugurates
this exhibition of illustrations taken
from the book of the same title. A
cocktail reception follows.
FRIDAY
Main Stage

New Museum of Contemporary Art


235 Bowery, (212) 343-0460
4:306 p.m.
Almost Unbound: Publishing Art
Books in Mexico Today
Editor Sara Schulz of Alias Editores,
visual artist Abraham Cruzvillegas,
and curator Mauricio Marcndiscuss
contemporary art books and their
context in the literary world.
Orozco Room: The New School

9:3010 a.m. Alma Guillermoprieto:


A Singular Journalist. Novelist
Valeria Luiselli will interview Alma
Guillermoprieto, celebrated
Mexican journalist, about her work
and professional trajectory.
Noon2 p.m. Novelists Alvaro
Enrigue, Valeria Luiselli, Carmen
Boullosa, and Naeif Yehya will read
selections of their work.

SATURDAY

66 West 12th Street

Book Signings

68 p.m.
Mexico and New York: A Tale of Two
Cities

Enrique Krauze, 11 a.m.noon


Alma Guillermoprieto, noon1 p.m.
Juan Villoro, 12 p.m.

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THURSDAY, MAY 30 , 2013

Favorite Sites by the Famous


Ever wonder who serves the best
slice of pizza in New York City?
Actor Kevin Spacey says its Joes in
Greenwich Village. When actor Will
Ferrell needs the perfect cup of joe,
he heads to Ninth Street Espresso
in Chelsea Market, while Mayor
Mike Bloomberg swears by the
fried chicken at his favorite Greek
diner, Viand, on Madison Avenue.
These are just a few of the insider
tips on when, where, and how to
enjoy the Big Apple in My City, My
New York: Famous People Share
Their Favorite Places by Jeryl
Brunner (Globe Pequot Press,
2011). Packed with hundreds of suggestions on restaurants, museums,
parks, hideaways, shopping, and
nocturnal haunts, My City is a celebration of what makes New York
fun for residents and visitors. The
second book in the series, My City,
My Los Angeles: Famous People
Share Their Favorite Places, has
just been released from Globe.
The My City books offer a unique
look into beloved personal rituals
of notable people including actors,
directors, chefs, writers, politi-

cians, designers, and business


titans, Brunner tells Show Daily.
When somebody tells you about
the things they love most, its
revealing about the person, and its
also revealing about the city.
A seasoned journalist who has
covered the celebrity beat for years,
Brunner says that many listings in
her books are simple pleasures,
many of which are free or inexpensive. Actors Edie Falco, Matthew
Broderick, and Kathleen Turner
enjoy biking or walking along
Hudson River Park, while singer
Bette Midler loves the Conservatory
Garden in Central Park.
Pulitzer Prize and Academy
Awardwinning writer John Patrick
Shanley enjoys people-watching in
Grand Central Station and chef/
author/restaurateur Lidia
Bastianich has been going to open
rehearsals at the Metropolitan
Opera for years. Tickets are much
less expensive and sometimes they
are free. Anybody can go, and you
can even bring your lunch inside,
says Bastianich.
Amy Lyons, Globe travel editorial

director, calls the


My City books pure
fun with a personal
perspective. The
remarkable thing is
that these books
arent about celebrity hangouts.
Everyone shares a
favorite place or an
experience that
truly anyone can enjoy. Its like getting a recommendation from a
friendand that friend just happens to be Hugh Jackman.

Jazzing It Up
Well-positioned to be the music gift
book of the holiday season, Thames
& Hudsons Verve: The Sound of
America (Oct.) offers readers a
visual glimpse into the label that
was home to legendary artists like
Count Basie, Billie Holiday, Dizzy
Gillespie, and Ella Fitzgerald.
Probably a third of the top 100 jazz
albums of all time are Verve

Today, Jeryl Brunner signs copies


of both My City books in the Globe
Pequot booth (1514), 1011 a.m.

Karen Jones

albums, says Thames & Hudson


publisher Will Balliett.
Verve hits stores just months
before the 70th anniversary of Jazz
at the Philharmonic, a groundbreaking series of events produced
by Verve founder Norman Granz.
The books author, jazz aficionado
Richard Havers (The Golden Age of
Rock n Roll), sifted through the
labels archives to find the material
that best defines the energy and
influence of the genre. Just by ser-

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Style Bible:
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Lauren A. Rothman

Turan Sahin

Style Bible addresses the basics


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endipity, Verve had a


room full of amazing
visual material, says
Balliett. If youre a
jazz fan, it was like the
final scene in Raiders
of the Lost Ark, where
you find all the treasure.
Among the discoveries featured in the
book are imagery
from some of the
labels classic releases (in seven-,
10-, and 12-inch records), as well as
original master tapes, publicity
reports, telegrams, contracts, news
clippings, found objects from
recording sessions, and more.
The history of the label unfolds
chronologically in the book, and
while the story is told by the visuals,
it also stops to address the social
impact of jazz at the height of its
popularity. It touches on segrega-

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tion in America
Verve, a label that was
very socially progressive, wouldnt tour artists to venues that
didnt have integrated
audiences, says
Balliett. It also discusses the first missions to take jazz to
Europe and the wider
world.
The 400-page book
retails for $75 and features more
than a thousand illustrations
including 600 coversand commentary from some of Verves most
well-known artists. To promote
Verve, Thames & Hudson will collect social media entries and business cards during BEA. One winner
will receive a Louis Armstrong
boxed set from the label and an
autographed copy of the book. 

Sarah J. Robbins

Social Media
For Dummies
If you think that a hashtag is an illegal substance, that being pinned
sounds painful, that you have to
visit Western Union to send an
Instagram, or even that to friend or
unfriend someone, you must first
actually have met them, you might
want to check out Wileys Social
Media Learning Lab in booths 1838
1839. The Social Media scientists in
residence are there to help ease
your transition into the latest communication trends: Facebook,
Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest.

There will be hands-on demonstrations, two 15-minute classes in the


Digital Classroom video training
area on Thursday and Friday and
one on Saturday, and introductory
presentations to Wileys E-Learning
for Dummies self-paced online
courses. Wiley personnel assure
Show Daily that there will be
something for everyone, from the
most newbie Facebooker to the
most advanced Tweeter.
And because this is BEA, not a
social media convention, there will
be books available. Real finished
books, not those new-fangled
e-books. Jeff Korhan will sign copies of Built-in Social: Essential
Social Marketing Practices for
Every Small Business (Apr.) today,
12 p.m., and 33:15 p.m. John
Carucci will sign copies of Digital
SLR Video & Filmmaking for
Dummies (Feb.) tomorrow, 1011
a.m. and 22:15 p.m. Amy Lupold
will sign copies of Raising Digital
Families for Dummies (May) tomorrow, 12 p.m., 33:15 p.m., and
Saturday, 11 a.m.-noon.
For those interested in more traditional forms of social interaction,
Dr. Ruth Westheimer will also be
in-booth today, signing the revised
Sex for Dummies, 1011 a.m. After
all, despite the technological
advances of the past two decades,
some things involving two or more
human beings are just much more
fun and satisfying when done in
person, if not face-to-face.
If youd like to follow Wiley in upto-the-minute detail, check out
#wileyatbea on Facebook, Twitter,
or Instagram. 
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Chef Dining Recommendations


Some of todays biggest cookbook
authors recommend their favorite
New York City restaurants.
Einat Admony, chef/owner of Balaboosta and Taim, Balaboosta: Bold
Mediterranean Recipes to Feed the
People You Love (Artisan, Sept.)
For casual fast food in Soho, I recommend the Hampton Chutney Co.
(66 Prince St.; 212-226-9996); it has
the best dosas by far. Go to Cafe
Mogador (101 St. Marks Pl.; 212-6772226) in the East Village for a simple, delicious (and cheap!) Israeli
brunch. And if you want to shop for
special ingredients such as spices,
seeds, and grains, you must visit
Kalustyans (23 Lexington Ave.;
(212) 685-3451).

prefer to go to one of the finest restaurants in New York City and tell
them I am gluten-free. I have eaten
some of the most memorable meals
of my life at Gramercy Tavern (42 E.
20th St.; 212-477-0777). (And I go for
lunch, so I can afford it as a
splurge!) To eat safely, you simply
need to eat at a restaurant where
they understand great food.
Mark Bittman, VB6: Vegan Before
Six (Clarkson Potter, Apr.)
I recommend both Kajitsu (125 E.
39th St.; 212-228-4873) and Angelica
(300 E. 12th St.; 212-228-2909)the
best vegan restaurants in New York

Shauna Ahern, Gluten-Free Girl


Everyday (Wiley, Apr.)
I go to great restaurants where
they understand real food and
know what goes into their dishes.
There are some sweet little glutenfree restaurants in New York
CityRisotteria (270 Bleecker St.;
212-924-6664) and Lilli and Loo (792
Lexington Ave.; 212-421-7800), but I

City and completely different from


one another.

Giada De Laurentiis, Weeknights


with Giada (Clarkson Potter, 2012)
Balthazar (80 Spring St.; 212-9651414): chicken paillard with a side
of fries is the best thing ever; Feast
(102 Third Ave.; 212-529-8880): a
casual, hip spot, where the food is
farm to table and absolutely divine;
PizzaArte (69 W. 55th St.; 212-2473936): a hidden gem in midtown and
yummy Italian food; ABC Kitchen
(35 E. 18th St.; 212-475-5829): great
for Sunday brunch.

THURSDAY, MAY 30 , 2013

Scott Conant, The Scarpetta Cookbook: 125 Recipes from the


Acclaimed Restaurant (Houghton
Mifflin Harcourt; Oct. 2013)
Aldea (31 W. 17th St.; 212-6757223): George Mendess food is the
perfect balance of modern and
classic; the dining room is intimate
and fun; and watching him and his
team in the open kitchen is a great
joy.
Cheryl Jamison, coauthor with Bill
Jamison of 100 Grilling Recipes You
Cant Live Without (Harvard Common, May)
Bill and I eat barbecue in lots of
parts of the country, but hardly ever
in New York. Danny Meyers Blue
Smoke (116 E. 27th St.; 212-4477733) is about the only exception to
that. For a great grilled burger, we
love the one in the bar at Gramercy
Tavern (see Shauna Ahern, at left).
However, were much more likely
to go to David Changs very meatcentric Momofuku (163 First Ave.;
212-228-7293) or Momofuku Ssm
Bar (207 Second Ave.; 212-254-3500),
or for a bigger splurge on seafood,
to Eric Riperts Le Bernardin (155
W. 51st St.; 212-554-1515) or Michael
Whites Marea (240 Central Park
South; 212-582-5100). On the far
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center, is April Bloomfields The


Spotted Pig (314 W. 11th St.; 212620-0393).
Mollie Katzen, The Heart of the
Plate: Vegetarian Recipes for a New
Generation (Houghton Mifflin
Harcourt, Sept.)
Al di La (248 Fifth Ave.; 718-7834565) in Brooklyn: it feels as though
youre eating in a friends cottage,
and that theyre preparing the
meal just for you. Very fresh, understated, purely delicious food; they
are not trying to impress nor to be
cool. They are simply cooking beautifully and lovingly, and you can feel
and taste it.
Jacques Ppin, dean of the International Culinary Center, Essential
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buto (775 Washington St.; 212-9249700). Not only is the West Village/
meat-packing district my favorite
neighborhood, I love the food
(shout-out to chef de cuisine
Melissa Lopez), love the atmosphere, and especially love that one
of Americas great chefs of the 80s,
Jonathan Waxman, continues to be
great in 2013.

(Houghton Mifflin Harcourt; 2011)


LEcole (462 Broadway; 212-2193300), the restaurant at the International Culinary Center (formerly
the French Culinary Institute). It
features modern French food and is
a great value for the price.

David Tanis, One Good Dish: The


Pleasures of a Simple Meal (Artisan,
Oct. )
Buvette (42 Grove St.; 212-2553590) is great for drinks and snacks
late into the night, and for an early
quiet lunch. Calliope (84 E. 4th St.),
one of New Yorks best-kept
secrets, serves really good, wellexecuted, simple French fare.

Michael Romano, Union Square


Hospitality Group chef, Family
Table (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt,
Apr.)
Kyo Ya (94 E. 7th St.; 212-9824140): Sono, the Japanese chef,
does amazing seasonal Japanese
meals.
Michael Ruhlman, Salumi (Norton;
2012) and The Book of Schmaltz
(Little, Brown, Aug.)
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Virginia Willis, Basic to Brilliant,


Yall (Ten Speed; 2011)
I dont often patronize Southern
in New York City as I can get that at
home, but when I do I pay a visit to
Sarah Simmons over at City Grit (38
Prince St.; 646-580-5720)a culinary salon rather than a restaurant.
Sarah, who hails from North Carolina, often teams up with visiting
Southern chefs so they can showcase their talents in the city. Its
always offering great food and fun,
and often bourbon as well.
Katie Workman, The Mom 100
Cookbook (Workman, 2012)
I am a huge fan of sushi, so I recommend Japonica (100 University
Pl.; 212-243-7752). And with kids, I
really love Asian restaurants
because you avoid that terrible
moment where your kids are presented with the childrens menu,
and all hopes that they might order
something off the real menu goes
out the window. So, love that there
are no chicken nuggets to shoot
down, and in general Japanese and
other Asian food is well liked by
kids. Finally, Landmarc (179 W.
Broadway; 212-343-3883) has a great
kids menu, and it is in Tribeca and
also the Time Warner Center.

Mark Rotella

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THURSDAY, MAY 30 , 2013

Oneworld Embraces Its World


Oneworld Publications is officially
introducing at BEA a new digital
imprint that literally creates a buzz:
Oneworld Expressothe British
publishers short story imprint. It
has just launched with 21 short stories by such authors as Joanne
Harris, Alaisdair Gray, A.L. Kennedy,
and Toby Litt.
Juliet Mabey, Oneworlds
cofounding publisher, says, Short
stories and novellas have traditionally been difficult to publish
and sell effectively. But with the
proliferation of new platforms for
e-reading, were keen to publish
a variety of short-form fiction for
smartphones, e-readers, and tablets.
Its a natural progression for
Oneworld, which was founded in
Oxford, England, more than 25
years ago to publish nonfiction
titles. In 2009, Oneworld expanded
into fiction and is building its list
from 10 novels each year to 20.
Oneworld, which has offices in
London and Manhattan, publishes
approximately 60 titles each year.
Moving into fiction, Mabey

explains, was done to build at the


intersection of the literary and the
commercial a list of strong narratives and emotionally engaging stories.
By all accounts, Oneworld didnt
waste any time to achieve its goal: A
Cupboard Full of Coats (2011),
Yvette Edwardss debut novel, was
longlisted for the 2011 Man Booker
Prize and for the 2012 International
IMPAC Dublin Literary Award.
Oneworld has high hopes as well
for its 2013 list, which includes two

EFAs Outreach
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Association just might be the book
publishing industrys most powerful secret weapon, when deadlines
loom and staff resources are
already stretched beyond reasonable limits. EFA, which was founded
in 1970 and is a nonprofit organization primarily staffed by volunteers,
provides a free searchable database of more than 2,000 experi-

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debut novels set on


either side of the
Atlantic: Magnificent
Joe by James Wheatley
(Apr.), set in an English
mining village, and
What the River Washed
Away by Muriel Mharie
Macleod (Aug.), set in
Louisiana during the
Jim Crow era.
Magnificent Joe has just been
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enced freelance professionals


wanting to edit, proofread, index,
and manage projects. Rsums and
preferences are listed in member
profiles. EFA also manages a free
jobs listing service for publishers.
Sheila Buff, EFAs JobList chair,
says that EFA volunteers have been
exhibiting at BEA for the past few
years to raise the organizations
visibility and because its fun; she
notes that hiring qualified freelancers to assist in producing books is
catching on, especially among selfpublishers. Theres a greater

awareness out there that spell


check is not enough, she says, adding that booksellers maintaining
Espresso Book Machines in their
stores also might want to know
about EFA, to better help their customers wanting to produce professional-looking products.
Margaret Moser, EFAs co-executive director, encourages all BEA
attendees to visit EFAs booth (1024),
saying, We welcome visits from
publishers and others who need
freelance help to keep their projects moving forward. Claire Kirch

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Jennifer Pharr Davis

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In 2008, Jennifer Pharr Davis


claimed the womens world record
for hiking the Appalachian Trail.
She chronicled that journey in
2011s Becoming
Odyssa. That
same year, she
took to the trailhead again
this time with
her husbands
supportand
trekked all 2,181
miles of the
Appalachian in
a mere 46 days,
making her the fastest hiker
male or femaleever to take on
Americas most famous trail. In
Called Again: A Story of Love and
Triumph (Beaufort Books, June 10),
Davis meditates on the agonies and
healing power of lacing up, setting
out, and rediscovering natureand
oneself.
Davis signs today at the Midpoint
Trade booth (14261427), noon1 p.m.,
and tomorrow, 11:30noon, at
Table 11 in the Autographing Area.
And today, Davis and fellow hiking
expert Jeff Alt will be in the booth
offering hiking advice.

How was the trip detailed in this


book different from the one you
wrote about in Becoming Odyssa?
Becoming Odyssa is a coming-ofage story. Called Again is about
relationships. The trail is a wonderful metaphor for life, and its
allowed me to share stories of independence and the trials of teamwork. Called Again uses the lens of
the trail to convey stories of faith,
love, and friendship. In the end, the
book is less about setting the record
and more about becoming the person you are supposed to be.
What is a trail name, and how did
you come to be known as Odyssa?
A trail name is a nickname that you
take when hiking a long-distance
trail. I received mine because I am
a big dork. My first hike on the
Appalachian Trail took place when
I was just 21 years old, a recent college graduate. My senior thesis had
centered on Homers Odyssey, so
when I set foot on the trail I immediately began comparing my adventure to Odysseuss epic journey.
In what ways is hiking therapeutic?
Hiking provides time to think, pray,
and heal. We usually try to solve our
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hours of therapy or a couple of prescription pills. Im not knocking


modern medicine or therapy, but
the trail provides a different, more
holistic, type of healing. Sometimes
we need a break, we need to breathe,
and we need to feel connected to
something greater. The trail affords
that opportunity. Even setting a
world record on the trail felt relatively slow and simple compared to
the hectic pace of everyday life.
For those BEA-goers itching for the
outdoors after three days cooped
up inside Javits, do you have any
recommendations for good hikes in
or around New York City?
My mom grew up in New York City,

so we always love exploring Central


Park together and hiking or running around the reservoir. If you
are willing to venture outside the
city, you can pick up the
Appalachian Trail at Bear Mountain
State Park or at Pawling, N.Y. Bear
Mountain has something to please
everyone, as the trail travels
directly through a zoo and beside a
large lake and picnic area. The
path near Pawling features an awesome 250-year-old oak tree known
as the Dover Oak. Plus, if you dont
have a car, you can take a train to
Pawling. The trail travels right
beside the station.

Samuel R. Slaton

DK Celebrates Twice
If you hear clinking glasses over at
the DK booth (1529, 1629) tomorrow
at 4 p.m., its because theyre celebrating the 20th anniversary of DK
Eyewitness Travel Guides with a
champagne toast. While you sip,
you can learn about this falls
relaunch of the series, whose key
features include a modern jacket
design with more photographs,
illustrations, and maps, as well as
new itineraries for city and country

getaways of seven,
10, and 14 days; new
listings that reflect
todays best restaurants, cafes, bars,
and places to stay;
and more readable
maps that now
include restaurant listings. And pubbing just in time for the 2014 Winter
Olympics in Sochi, Russia, will be
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the first edition of


DK Eyewitness
Travel Guide: Russia.
Another attraction in the booth
will be galley giveaways of The Conquest of the Ocean:
An Illustrated History of Seafaring by
Brian Lavery. Its
the lead title in
DKs new narrative nonfiction
series, which will explore a variety
of subjects through both text and
illustration. Laverys book spans
5,000 years of the oceans history
with stories of those who sailed seas

for trade, to conquer new lands,


and to explore the unknown.
On each day at BEA, lucky visitors
to the booth, 11 a.m.noon, may pick
up the new version of DKs canvas
tote bag, though hurry, because
limited quantities are available.
Throughout the show, booth activities will highlight the 20th anniversary of Alpha Books, which DK
acquired last year, as well as the
relaunch of Alphas popular Idiots
Guides series, which has received a
full rebranding.
On Saturday, there will be a daylong raffle for Power Reader
attendees; the winner receives a
complete library of DKs fall 2013 list.

Diane Patrick

W E E K LY

THURSDAY, MAY 30 , 2013

A Well-Timed Phone Call


Just last year, Turn the
Page Publishing (booth
1733) was a first-time BEA
exhibitor, having
launched in 2011. But a
stroke of luck landed
publisher Roseann Lentin a very nice location on
the show floor. I called on the day
Random House gave up a booth,
she says. So I had Ingram on one
side and Random House on the
other. As a result, Turn the Page
had more than 400 booth visitors.
This year, although still a newbie,
the company plans to publish 16

titles. Today and tomorrow, visitors to the booth


will be able to meet 14
authors and illustrators,
part of Lentins plan to get
booksellers and librarians to schedule author
events. Visitors can also
pose with a life-size cardboard cutout of Bruce Springsteen, 10 a.m.
noon and 24 p.m., in honor of the
September release of Bruce Springsteen in Focus, 19802012 by Daily
News concert photographer Deborah Rothenberg. They can also drop
off business cards for a chance to
win a copy of the book, and tomorrow, 11 a.m.noon, they can meet
Rothenberg in the booth.

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We do believe in the influence of


booksellers, authors and publishers.
Please see us in booth #1027, talk to
us about your store, and discover our
new books while you pick up your
Right to bear books book bag.

Our Fall 2013


catalog

BOOTH #1027

Before launching Turn the Page,


Lentin had a successful 25-year
career in law firm management.
Surrounded by lawyers, she
learned the craft of editing and
fine-tuning the written word: I
think lawyers are the best writers
on earth. And I understand why:
they have to be creative and exactly
on point when they write their documents. And they work under pressure.
She points out that back in 2008,
law firms were cutting back on
associate salaries and staffing, and
I kept telling my managers to have
a contingency plan in case I was
asked to eliminate their jobs. Then
I thought, what is my contingency
plan? So I launched the company
and published my novel, Once
Beneath the Stars [2011]. Authors
came to her by referral, and suddenly a publishing house was born.
Her second novel, The Whispering
Hush, releases in October.
Baby boomers are one of her main
audiences, Lentin notes, adding, I
have five men over the age of 60
publishing their first novels, but
they have professional networks
they can rely on to sell their books
and get professional speaking
engagements. She acknowledges
that a thread of New Age spirituality characterizes her list. I have
always been interested in the spiritual side of our humanity, the invisible threads that connect us. Though
many of my books touch on this
concept, not all do, but when you
read one of our books, theres
energy on the page.Diane Patrick

THURSDAY, MAY 30 , 2013

PUBL I SHERS

W E E K LY

Shalviss Steamy Stories


Jill Shalvis, a New York Times and
USA Today bestseller, is packing up
her Lucky Harbor series and leaving... Forever. The series, which
debuted in 2010 with Simply Irresistible, has produced six New York
Times bestsellers and over 950,000

seraphina landgrebef

A Champion of
Womens Rights
The decadelong process of writing
Champion of Choice, a sweeping
biography of Dr. Nafis Sadik published by University of Nebraska
Press this past March, was, says
author Cathleen Miller,
like handcuffing myself to a
racing fire
engine. Sadik,
an India-born
ob-gyn whose
pioneering
work as the
head of the
United Nations
Population
Fund (UNFPA)
Cathleen Miller
dramatically
changed the international communitys approach to family planning,
has not slowed down since she took
her first post at UNFPA in 1971.
Shes now 83 years old and still
racing off to conferences, says
Miller, underscoring Booklists
recent description of Sadik as an
indefatigable supporter, tenacious
crusader, and powerful proponent
of womens autonomy.
Millers first book, Desert Flower,
written in 1997 with Waris Dirie, a
Somali activist and model, about
Diries experience with female genital mutilation, was a bestsellermore
than 11 million copies were sold, in
55 languagesand an advocacy tool.
Champion of Choice addresses
some of the same womens rights
issues by tracing Sadiks inspiring
journey, from medical school in Pakistan (an anomaly for a South Asian
girl born in 1929) to Cairo, where she
brokered a watershed agreement at
the 1994 International Conference
on Population and Development that
defended a womans human right to
decide the size and spacing of her
family signed by 179 governments.
Miller, who began working on the
book around 2002, when then President George W. Bush withdrew U.S.
funding to the UNFPA, says one of
her biggest hopes for the book is
that people realize how crucial
these issues are to the health of the
entire planet.
Cathleen Miller signs her book
today, 12 p.m., at Table 4 in the
Autographing Area.Nafis Sadik
will be with her  Sarah J. Robbins

real everyday heroes


a police detective, a
firefighter, and a military engineeris no
lucky accident, reports
Pierpont. Keeping in
touch with her readers
through daily blogs,
Facebook, Twitter, and
Pinterest posts is very
important to Jill. She wants to know
what her fans are reading, who
theyre drooling over, and what
kind of stories theyre dying to read
next. When readers asked for

copies in print for Grand Centrals


Forever imprint. But this May, the
seventh and newest entry, It Had to
Be You, will become part of the GCP
list. The move, says editorial
director Amy Pierpont, is just one
of the many ways were celebrating
her success in the romance genre.
It Had to Be You launches a new
trilogy set in Lucky Harbor and
introduces three shop ownersa
florist, a baker, and a bookshop
ownereach of whom finds her
love with the man of her dreams.
That the men in question are all

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hunky, hard-working
heroesuniform a
bonus!Jill was more
than eager to deliver.
Today, 910 am.,
Shalvis signs It Had to
Be You at the Romance
Writers of America
booth (951). From there,
shell race to the
Authors and Librarians
Room, 1E11, for the 10
a.m. start of Get Ready
for Family Feud.
Saturday, noon1 p.m., Shalvis
will be signing her new book at
Grand Centrals booth (1829). 

Lucinda Dyers

www.ccbookfair.com

The China Shanghai International Childrens Book Fair (CCBF) is


the only GAPP-approved event dedicated to the copyright
trading, publishing, printing and distribution of content for 0 to
16 year-olds.

Approved by
State General Administration of Press, Publication,
Radio, Film and Television (Former GAPP)
Organized by
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The British Are Coming


Founded in the U.K. in 2004 by Mark
Smith and Wayne Davis, Quercus
Publishing opened in the U.S. earlier this year with an office in New
York City and a distribution agreement with Random House Publisher
Services. After growing rapidly to
become one of the U.K.s largest
independent publishers, with an
assist from Stieg Larssons Millennium trilogy, it will launch its first
U.S. list with 36 titles this fall,
including a new novel by bestselling
American author Richard North
Patterson, Loss of Innocence (Oct.).
Quercus has been planning this
for some time, says associate publisher Nathaniel Marunas, and holding [back] North American rights.
Its sort of like Athena coming out of
the skull of Zeus fully formed.
In addition to having its first booth
(2942) at BEA, Quercus will participate in two BEA Selects todayone
for Romance, 11 a.m.noon, where
it will present the U.K. bestseller
Thursdays in the Park (Oct.) by Hilary Boyd; the other for Science Fiction/Fantasy, 34 p.m., for Limit (Jo
Fletcher Books, Nov.) by Frank
Schtzing, whose novel The Swarm
sold 1.5 million copies. The press is
also promoting its full inaugural list,

which includes strong international


crime fiction, under the MacLehose
Press imprint. Founder Christopher
MacLehose is best-known for having purchased the English-language
rights to Larssons trilogy and will
publish his The Expo Files (Jan.), as
well as Pierre Lemaitres international bestseller, Alex (Sept.).
The debut U.S. list also includes
science fiction, to be released under
the Jo Fletcher imprint, and the
Quercus Childrens Book imprint
for middle grade and YA. There are
no plans to publish picture books,
according to Marunas. The goal

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THURSDAY, MAY 30 , 2013

over five years is to acquire


North American books for 50%
of the list, says Marunas. The
other half will be international
fiction, with a heavy emphasis
on crime fiction, and nonfiction. That could be a tall order
for a press with a staff of three.
But Marunas isnt worried.
We plan to be choosy and look
for things that work in multiple
English-language markets and
take advantage of the fact that we
have flags planted in two places.
Another Quercus first is a book
signing today at 10:30 a.m. with Richard North Patterson, who makes his
first BEA appearance in a decade. For

Patterson, working with Quercus, or


more particularly managing director David North, is a coming home of
sorts. North, who had been at Pan
Macmillan, was his U.K. publisher
Judith Rosen
for a dozen years.

Indie Authors Battle


Im using the power of the pen to
get the government to back off, and
to educate everyone, explains
Mike Daugherty, the author of The
Devil Inside the Beltway, a first-person account of his ongoing battle
against the federal government that
Daugherty is self-publishing, with a
2,800-copy initial print run in both
paper and hardcover and simultaneous release in electronic formats.
The Devil Inside the Beltway is the
story of how Daughertys company,

a cancer detection
facility in Atlanta, was
fined by the Federal Trade Commission after its medical records were
hacked by a private security company, which had done so as part of a
research project backed with federal funds. The subject matter is
especially of concern for an industry thats committed to preserving
its customers privacy regarding
their book purchases.
Daugherty is also sweetening the
pot for BEA attendees with giveaways: anti-government pills (cin-

namon Red Hots candies) for booth


visitors (2534), who can also enter a
daily drawing for a free Kindle.
Power Readers can enter a drawing on Saturday, with 50 receiving a
finished copy of the book. And
Daugherty intends to send a paperback copy of The Devil Inside the
Beltway to members of Congress.
Even though hes scheduled to
speak at the Midtown Author Stage
today at 10 a.m., Daugherty prefers
that people just read his book. I hate
talking about it: it sounds so surreal.
Claire Kirch
he says.

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Woman of Valor

By bestselling author

Lihi Lapid

The Letters
of Jonathan

Netanyahu

Over 60,000 sold in Israel


Available in English November 1, 2013
Lihi Lapid, journalist,
wife of Israels Finance
Minister Yair Lapid.
The story of what
happens behind
closed doors after
happily ever after.

Prime Minister Netanyahu


receiving first paperback
copies from publisher.

Over 50,000 sold


Now available in Paperback

Come by booth #960 and get your free samples

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America : Stand (#921)

Sharjah International Book Fair invites you to nd out more about the 2013
Professional Programme (4 / 5 November) and $300,000
Translation Grant on Friday 31 May, 10am, Room 1E02/1E03 - E Hallway.
The Professional Programme is open to international rights professionals
across all genres and departments.
Register your interest by emailing saswat@sharjahbookfair.com

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When he died last August at age 47,


David Rakoff was eulogized as a
brilliant raconteur, a comic essayist, a social anthropologist of postmodern life. Now, with the release
of a posthumous book, he is being
hailed againthis time for his
adventurous first novel. Love Dishonor Marry Die Cherish Perish
(Doubleday, July) tells its story
completely in verse. Lighthearted
yet serious, the book spans the
20th century, leaping cities and
decades, according to the publisher, to look at an America whose
freedoms can be intoxicating or
devastating. The characters lives
are linked to each other by acts of
generosity and cruelty.

The book is illustrated with a


series of 12 original drawings by
Canadian cartoonist Seth, best
known for his series Palookaville,
and several of the pictures are
making their debut here in Show
Daily. (The pictures do not appear
in the galleys, and none of the art
has been seen before.)
Originally conceived as a novel
with drawings by Rakoff himself, illness intervened and led Chip Kidd,
the books designer and a good
friend, to look to Seth, an artist
whose sensibility was just right for
the text, Kidd says. Davids lilting,
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New Yorker, and so do Seths drawings. It really seemed the perfect


match. Rakoff did several preliminary sketches that Seth used for
reference, and before his death
Rakoff got the chance to approve a
rough cover idea, which uses an
image by Seth as well.
As for the books story, it shares
many elements with Rakoffs
essays, says Bill Thomas, Doubleday publisher and the writers longtime editor. Its wickedly funny, for
starters. And it showcases Davids
unique gift for writing lines that are
simultaneously witty and poignant,
which is very, very hard to do, in
prose or in verse.
Rakoff had been contemplating
the idea for a verse novel for at
least 10 years, says Thomas, and he
previewed a sectiona very dicey
wedding toaston a radio broadcast of This American Life, where
he frequently performed. The
reception was so rousing that he
felt the time had come for him to
bring it to fruition, says Thomas.
Stop by the Doubleday booth
(2739) for galleys (without pictures)
and, if youre lucky, a copy of a limited edition broadside featuring
Rakoffs line drawing of a central
image in the book.

Suzanne Mantell

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Booked for Broadway


As usual this year, hordes of showgoers will search out the hot galleys
as they traverse the Javits aisles.
But for many BEA visitors, showgoing, aisles, and, especially these
days, hot, signify a different meaning here in Gotham, as the Broadway
theater season reaches its climactic
time of the year, when the coveted
Tony Awardsaka Broadways
Oscarswill be presented on Sunday, June 9. As usual, the ceremony
will be telecast, but why not go home
with memories of the seasons top
plays and musicals as seen from
your own theater seats.
Though tickets are available for
somethough not allof the Tonynominated shows, there are a number of other worthwhile offerings
both on and off the Great White Way.
In a tight twosome Tony race for Best
Musical are Kinky Boots, a delightful charmer (based on a 2005 British
film) thats up for 13 Tony Awards,
with music by Cyndi Lauper (yes,
that Cyndi Lauper) and book by the
redoubtable Harvey Fierstein (whos
collected a few Tony Awards of his
own over the years). Bearing a more
literary pedigree is Matilda, a bristling British import adapted from

the 1988 Roald Dahl


book about a fiveyear-old girl who uses
telekinetic powers to get revenge
on the bullying adults in her life.
Though it earned a mere 12 Tonys,
its the critical fave.
Musical revivalsalways a
Broadway stapleand current Tony
nominees include Annie, Rodgers &
Hammersteins Cinderella, and Pippin (overhauled from the original
1972 production with a dynamic,
mega-bigtop circus patina).
Other musical choices include
the beguiling Once (last years Tony
winner, adapted from a popular
2006 film of the same name), set in a
Dublin pub brimming with rousing
atmosphereand rousing melodies, and The Book of Mormon (the
2011 Tony winner, screamingly funny,
and still a somewhat toughthough
not impossibleticket). Still terrific,
still worthwhile (and somewhat easier tickets) are the following holdovers (theres a reason the good
shows hang around): Jersey Boys
(the 2006 Best Musical Tony); Newsies (dancing up a Disney storm);
Wicked; Mamma Mia!; The Lion
King; and the indomitable Phantom
of the Opera (25 years and counting).
Those not in musical mode might
consider the prolonged laughter

thats been emanating from the


Golden Theatre these days, where
celebrated playwright Christopher
Durang is skewering theatrical conventions while sending up Russian
dramedy in Vanya and Sonia and
Masha and Spike. One of the three
Tony-nominated Best Plays, Vanya
has been dubbed the frontrunner by
critics, reviewers, and wildly enthusiastic audiences. Also Tony-nominated is Lucky Guy, Nora Ephrons
posthumous theatrical tribute to
Mike McAlary, the 1980s New York
Pulitzer Prizewinning journalist
and columnist. Leading man Tom
Hanks, not surprisingly, has
snagged a Best Actor Tony nomination for his role. The third Tonynominated Best Play is The Assembled Parties, a lovely, elegantly moving
Jewish family drama (thats not without humor), set on New Yorks Upper
West Side (Judith Light, best known
for her long-running TV role in Whos
the Boss?, is nominated for Best Featured Actress in a Play for Parties.)
To get tickets, one can always
track down the theater box offices,
which generally open at 10 a.m., and
where the lines usually arent too
long. And a good site for checking
out bargain prices, waiting in discount lines, etc., is Playbill.com.

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Offical BEA On-Site Addendum

Too crowded
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Exhibitor

Booth

3rd Sister/Trapezoid
282
4D Cityscape
S339
99Designs 1314
ABOUT LIBRIFY
DZ2260
Ad Marginem Press
1511
The African American
Guide to Divorce and
Drama 283
Alfred Music
907
Angel Farms Cleansing &
Rejuvenation Center
W472
APG Sales & Distribution 1646
Art Union Authors
Manuscript books
1511
AST
1511
Big & Small Publishing
C1082
Bindworx DZ1779C
Bookmark Remainders
Ltd.
276
Booksicals and The Coffee
Bean & Tea Leaf
C1283
Boris Yeltsin Presidential
Center
1511
Bowker
DZ2063
Breathing Silent Soldiers 386
The Business of Me:
Your Job..
Your Career..Your Value 378
Chidopi Co., Ltd.
DZ1771C
De Marque Inc.
DZ2071B
Debut Prize Foundation 1511
Department of media and
advertising of the city
of Moscow
1511
Eksmo
1511
Elwin Street Productions RC16
Europe Publishing House 1511
Extension of Life
W467
Firebrand/Netgalley
DZ1774
Ffat: food for adolescent
thought
C781
Flipick
DZ1979B
Gaydar Institute Press
1511
General Egyptian Book
Organization
810
Glas New Russian Writing 1511
Glasshouse Balloon
Company, Inc.
2951
Gutenberg Technology
DZ2268
Hannecke Display
Systems
1349
Hellenic Federation of
Publishers and
Booksellers
1565A
Hurix Systems Private
Limited
DZ2079B
Independent Book
Publishers Assn
2259
The Inner Healing Center 281
The Institute of
Translation 1511
Islam International
Publications
648
Istanbul Copyright
Agency
RC28
JCJ general Directorate
for International Book
Exhibitions 1511
Kalem Agency
RC29
Kayi Literary Agency
RC26
Knigabyte 1511
Knizhniki Publishers
1511

Visit Workman
at Booth #839 and
well show you how.

ts called lucid dreaming, and once you learn it you


can do anythingfly, shape-shift, take long walks
on the beach with your favorite celebrity. The key

is found in a new book called A Field Guide to Lucid


Dreaming, and wed love to tell you all about it. (Give
you a bound galley, too, if youd like.) But thats just the
beginning of one seriously strong Fall list: Brad Meltzers
History Decoded, an exciting interactive non-fiction
book for conspiracy buffs. The irresistibly jolly Santa!, a
new Scanimation book. Sandra Boyntons latest book &
CD set, Frog Trouble. Unlikely Loves, by the bestselling
author of Unlikely Friendships. And much more.
Go ahead, pinch yourself. Youre not dreaming.
Heres our schedule:

Thursday, May 30
10:30 11:30 am Sandra Boynton, signing copies of her upcoming book
and CD, FROG TROUBLE
12:00 pm* Pick up a Sneak Peek copy of Christopher Boffolis
upcoming book BIG APPETITES
1:00 2:00 pm Brad Meltzer, signing posters for his upcoming book
HISTORY DECODED
2:00 3:00 pm Meet Christy Jordan, author of the upcoming
cookbook COME HOME TO SUPPER, and enjoy some Oatmeal Bars and
Sweet Tea

Friday, May 31
10:00 am* Pick up a Sneak Peek copy of Sandra Boyntons upcoming
book and CD, FROG TROUBLE
12:00 pm* Pick up a copy of the recently published YOURE ONLY
HUMAN, by The Gecko
2:00 pm* Pick up a copy of the recently published TWENTY-DOLLAR,
TWENTY-MINUTE MEALS, by Caroline Wright
3:15-4:00 pm ABA LOUNGE: Learn meditation exercises and
techniques with Sharon Salzberg, from her upcoming book
REAL HAPPINESS AT WORK
4:00 5:00 pm Meet Chip Kidd and get a signed, limited poster
for his upcoming book GO: A KIDDS GUIDE TO GRAPHIC DESIGN

* Event ends when we run out of books!

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