Friday, May 08, 2009

Emerging Leaders Party, plus publishers (and a panel!)

Young booksellers of Emerging Leaders, we're partying at BEA again! This time we're expanding our community to include the young publishers of the Young Publishing Group of the AAP. And we're expanding the day's activities to include a cool panel discussion that's of particular interest to our generation.

The invitation is being "deployed" today by the fine folks at Reed/Book Expo, so you may see it in your inbox. But allow me to reiterate:

The Panel:
"How To Get A Job Like Ours (…in 63 Easy Steps)"
Wednesday, May 27th 5:30 pm
Marriott Hotel at Brooklyn Bridge
Metrotech Room
333 Adams Street, Brooklyn, NY

Geoff Kloske, Vice President and Publisher of Riverhead Books
Geoff Shandler, Editor-In-Chief of Little, Brown & Company
Moderated by Ed Nawotka from Publishers Weekly

The panelists convey their opinions about book publishing today, in an era of ongoing digitization and changing retail landscapes. Among the topics addressed: Are big author advances so yesterday? What are your best agent flirting techniques? Kindle: Hot? Or Not?
Are you a twit if you don’t Tweet? Just how long does it take to make it to publishing’s big time? And why did your folks choose spell your name with a “G” instead of a “J”?

The Party:
Wednesday, May 27, 2009, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Last Exit Bar
136 Atlantic Ave
Brooklyn, N.Y. 11201

Open Bar
Schmoozing with peers in publishing and bookselling
Free stuff: books, buttons, and other swag
Information about Emerging Leaders that you can take back to your store/region
Chatting with authors:
Peter Terzian, editor of Heavy Rotation: Twenty Writers on the Albums That Changed Their Lives (HarperCollins).
Margot Berwin, author of Hothouse Flower and the Nine Plants of Desire (Pantheon)
Ben Greenman, author of Please Step Back (Melville House)

You can RSVP for one or both by emailing Make sure to do it by 5pm Wednesday, May 20, 2009, or Lance Fensterman gets first dibs on your drinks...

Hope to see you there!