May 31 Wed-Jun 2 Fri Vast BookExpo offers Treasure Trove of Science and Current Affairs Books

Nothing like this huge, multilayered annual celebration of books, the ultimate in handy briefings on the cutting edge on science and current affairs of every field. A great must-go event, bursting with books and book fans of every kind, booksellers, popular authors, and long lines for signed copies of current and future hits.

But the key aspect we have in mind is that it also contains academic press treasure troves of past, present or forthcoming individually polished gems of scholarship and independent research in science and other solid topics, works which unlike the daily or even weekly or monthly media news and talk shows benefit from authors who take personal responsibility for the accuracy and quality of their work, completed outside the confines of government and corporate walls where censors and pr spokesmen prowl.

So get excited about BookExpo coming up fast in NYC at Javits on May 31 Wed to June 2 Fri, it’s for all those interested in books on paper between hard or soft covers as the last easily available repository of the latest worthwhile information from independent authors that unlike the fleeting smartphone or desktop screen display does not vanish into virtual reality, but remains stationery on the page ready for reference with precise marking or emendation or query in the margin, inside real physical books placed within manual grasp on a nearby bookshelf, or displayed open on the desk next to the working screen, or on the bedside table to stabilise one’s last waking moment before peaceful slumber induced by the restful quiet of the night broken only by the turn of the page, that’s what we are talking about and looking forward to – Manhattan’s greatest annual showplace of ideas!

Our particular interest is the state of the academic publishing industry as part of it gravitates to competing more significantly with the trade press, which renders a lot of deep data more accessible, and in the state of science publishing, especially in the first days of a new era where the new President of the US is apparently happy to remain in total ignorance of what science reveals about the state of the world and its future, and to contradict it whenever it conflicts with his personal interests and profit motive, or his belief in himself as the most admirable human being in the world.

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Today, BookExpo announced its finalists for the prestigious Editors’ Buzz program, which names the top authors and titles expected to resonate with readers in 2017. The slate of books will be featuring in three separate Editors’ Buzz panels throughout BookExpo, the Adult Panel on May 31st, the Young Adult Panel on June 1st and the Middle Grade Panel on June 2nd.

Over the past years, BookExpo’s Editors’ Buzz program has had a tremendous track record of predicting the coming year’s hottest books. Last year’s selections included breakthrough books such as: Another Day in the Death of America, by Gary Younage; Darktown, by Thomas Mullen; Caraval, by Stephanie Garber; Thieving Weasels, by Billy Taylor; Gertie’s Leap to Greatness, by Kate Beasley; and The Adventurer’s Guide to Successful Escapes, by Wade Albert White. In addition, over the past three years, the program has selected nine books that made it onto The New York Times Best Sellers list.

BOOKEXPO ANNOUNCES EDITORS’ BUZZ LINE-UP SPOTLIGHTING INDUSTRY’S NEXT WAVE OF STARS

Program Credited with Finding Upcoming Best Sellers Names Finalists for Adult, Young Adult and Middle Grade Panels

Norwalk, CT, March 9, 2017: Today, BookExpo announced its finalists for the prestigious Editors’ Buzz program, which names the top authors and titles expected to resonate with readers in 2017. The slate of books is divided into three Editors’ Buzz panels:

· The Adult Panel will be Wednesday, May 31, 2017 at 1:45 PM

· The Young Adult Panel will be Thursday, June 1, 2017 at 10:00 AM

· The Middle Grade Panel will be Friday, June 2, 2017 at 11:00 AM

Over the past years, BookExpo’s Editors’ Buzz program has had a tremendous track record of predicting the coming year’s hottest books. Last year’s selections included breakthrough books such as: Another Day in the Death of America, by Gary Younage; Darktown, by Thomas Mullen; Caraval, by Stephanie Garber; Thieving Weasels, by Billy Taylor; Gertie’s Leap to Greatness, by Kate Beasley; and The Adventurer’s Guide to Successful Escapes, by Wade Albert White. In addition, over the past three years, the program has selected nine books that made it onto The New York Times Best Sellers list.

“BookExpo’s Buzz program has done an amazing job selecting upcoming bestsellers and books that make a deep impact in the industry,” said Brien McDonald, Event Director for BookExpo & BookCon. “We’re thrilled with these selections and believe this year’s crop of authors and titles will become household names and appear on bestsellers list in the coming months.”

The selection process was made by three separate committees of booksellers, librarians and other industry professionals. The thoughtful debates within the selection process are designed to achieve the widest possible consensus. The Buzz Panel presentations, which feature book editors discussing the individual selections, will be supplemented with an Author Stage appearance for the chosen authors.

The full list of finalists can be found below:

BOOKEXPO 2017 ADULT BOOK EDITORS’ BUZZ SELECTIONS

Unraveling Oliver
Liz Nugent
Scout Press
Publication Date: August 22, 2017

Stay With Me
Ayobami Adebayo
Alfred A. Knopf
Publication Date: August 22, 2017

My Absolute Darling
Gabriel Tallent
Riverhead Books
Publication Date: August 29, 2017

The World of Tomorrow
Brendan Mathews
Little Brown and Company
Publication Date: September 5, 2017

The Immortalists
Chloe Benjamin
Putnam
Publication Date: January 9, 2018

The Woman in the Window
A.J. Finn
William Morrow
Publication Date: January 23, 2018

YOUNG ADULT BOOKEXPO EDITORS’ BUZZ SELECTIONS 2017

Spinning
Tillie Walden
First Second Books
Publication Date: September 12, 2017

Beasts Made of Night
Tochi Onyebuchi
Razorbill
Publication Date: September 12, 2017

All the Wind in the World
Samantha Mabry
Algonquin Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: October 10, 2017

The 57 Bus: A True Story of Two Teenagers and the Crime That Changed Their Lives
Dashka Slater
Farrar Straus and Giroux Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: October 17, 2017

Dear Martin
Nic Stone
Crown Books For Young Readers
Publication Date: October 17, 2017

MIDDLE GRADE BOOKEXPO EDITORS’ BUZZ SELECTIONS 2017

Auma’s Long Run
Eucabeth Odhiambo
Carolrhoda Books, a division of Lerner Publishing Group
Publication Date: September 1, 2017

The Witch Boy
Molly Ostertag
Graphix
Publication Date: September 1, 2017

Greetings From Witness Protection!
Jake Burt
Feiwel & Friends
Publication Date: October 3, 2017

The Stars Beneath Our Feet
David Barclay Moore
Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: October 24, 2017

The Unicorn Quest: The Whisper in the Stone
Kamilla Benko
Bloomsbury Children’s Books
Publication Date: January 30, 2018

For more information or to register, please visit www.bookexpoamerica.com.

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ABOUT BOOKEXPO
BookExpo is North America’s largest gathering of book trade professionals attracting an audience from around the globe. The event is designed to lead the global publishing industry to its consumer driven future and celebrate storytelling in all its forms. It’s the place where industry, authors and readers converge to define the direction of the publishing industry for years to come. BookExpo provides a focused professional environment to discover emerging authors and the next blockbuster titles, engage with the world’s most influential publishers and learn from industry leaders and peers. BookExpo is organized with the support of association partners including the Association of American Publishers (AAP), the American Booksellers Association (ABA) and the Association of Authors’ Representatives (AAR).

About ReedPOP:
ReedPOP is a boutique group within Reed Exhibitions exclusively devoted to organizing events, launching and acquiring new shows, and partnering with premium brands in the pop culture world. ReedPOP is dedicated to celebrations of popular culture throughout the globe that transcend ordinary events by providing unique access and dynamic personal experiences. The ReedPOP portfolio includes: New York Comic Con (NYCC), Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo (C2E2), Penny Arcade Expo (PAX) West, East, South, Unplugged and Australia, Emerald City Comicon (ECCC), BookCon, Oz Comic-Con, Comic Con India, Paris Comic Con, Star Wars Celebration, Star Trek: Mission New York, TwitchCon, ComplexCon and more. The staff at ReedPOP is a fan-based group of professionals uniquely qualified to serve those with whom they share a common passion. ReedPOP is focused on bringing its expertise and knowledge to world communities in North America, South America, Europe, Asia, India and Australia. (www.reedpop.com)

ReedPOP Contact:
Brian Reinert/Nikki Liberatore
(212) 685-4300
Brian_Reinert@dkcnews.com / Nikki_Liberatore@dkcnews.com

The full list of finalists and additional details can be found in the press release below. Feel free to reach out with any questions!

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Nikki

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A Full Slate of Exclusive, Interactive Interviews on Facebook with Blockbuster Authors Including Margaret Atwood, Dan Brown ,Veronica Roth, Rainbow Rowell and Nicola Yoon to be streamed from BookExpo and BookCon 2017

NORWALK, CT – May 25, 2017 – For the first time BookExpo and BookCon is bringing book lovers around the globe access to celebrity and author interviews on Facebook Live. As an added bonus for viewers the BookCon interviews will be powered by Epic Reads, the premiere online community for fans of teen books and YA authors.

Readers and fans who are not able to make it to the show can still be part of the largest book convention in the country and see their favorite personalities in exclusive live streaming interviews. Fans will have a chance to participate in the process by asking their own questions via Facebook comments.

Among the dozens of authors and celebrities who will be interviewed live from ReedPOP’s annual BookExpo and BookCon are: Kwame Alexander, Margaret Atwood, Victoria Aveyard, Matt Bomer, Dan Brown, Cassandra Clare, Cory Doctorow, Jenny Han, John Hodgman, Marie Lu, Danielle Paige, R.J. Palacio, James Patterson, Nicola Yoon, Jason Reynolds, Veronica Roth, Rainbow Rowell, R.L. Stine and many more.

Attendees of BookExpo & BookCon can also take advantage of the livestreamed content, enjoying these unique author interviews in between their favorite panels and autographing sessions. The Facebook Live Lounge will be an onsite studio where live interviews will take place with personalities and talent from both BookExpo (June 1st & 2nd) and BookCon (June 3rd & 4th).

“We know that every year there are thousands of people who wish they could be at BookExpo & BookCon, and the Facebook Live Lounge will help us bring them the content they crave right on their own devices,” said Brien McDonald, Event Director for BookCon & BookExpo at ReedPOP. “We are leveraging the increasing popularity of livestreaming to provide readers around the world with exclusive live content, so they can be part of the action and spark a global conversation about their favorite authors.”

“We’re thrilled to leverage Facebook Live to give Epic Reads & YA fans access to the excitement of BookCon,” said Rosanne Romanello, Associate Director of Publicity at HarperCollins Children’s Books. “Festivals and Cons are where readers get to meet their favorite authors and experience fandom to the maximum degree; it’s great to bring the same all-access, community-first spirit of these events to our digital audience.”

Interviews from BookCon will be streamed via Facebook Live on the Epic Reads Facebook page – Facebook.com/EpicReads as well as on the Facebook pages of the featured authors.

Interviews from BookExpo will be streamed via Facebook at facebook.com/books/ as well as on the Facebook pages of the featured authors.

BookExpo, North America’s largest gathering of book industry professionals from around the globe, and BookCon, the consumer extension of the show, combine to make the ultimate event destination for the publishing industry and booklovers worldwide. BookExpo is widely known as the leading business event for publishers, booksellers, librarians, digital content creators, traditional and self-published authors, media, bloggers, rights professionals and movie and television executives who attend to discover new voices, learn about trends shaping the book industry and network with those who have a passion for books and reading. To register or for more information, please visit www.bookexpoamerica.com.

BookCon is the ultimate fan event where storytelling and pop culture collide – offering fans unprecedented access to authors, publishers, celebrities and creators of content that influence everything we read, hear and see. The programming slate, tickets and more information can be found at TheBookCon.com or BookCon’s social media pages (Facebook, Twitter and Instagram).

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ABOUT REEDPOP
ReedPOP is a boutique group within Reed Exhibitions exclusively devoted to organizing events, launching and acquiring new shows, and partnering with premium brands in the pop culture world. ReedPOP is dedicated to celebrations of popular culture throughout the globe that transcend ordinary events by providing unique access and dynamic personal experiences. The ReedPOP portfolio includes: New York Comic Con (NYCC), Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo (C2E2), Penny Arcade Expo (PAX) West, East, South and Australia, Emerald City Comicon (ECCC), BookCon, Oz Comic-Con, Comic Con India, Paris Comic Con, Star Wars Celebration, Star Trek: Mission New York, TwitchCon, ComplexCon and more. The staff at ReedPOP is a fan-based group of professionals uniquely qualified to serve those with whom they share a common passion. ReedPOP is focused on bringing its expertise and knowledge to world communities in North America, South America, Europe, Asia, India and Australia. (www.reedpop.com)

ABOUT EPIC READS
Epic Reads is an online recommendation site for YA books. Each month, over 3 million readers visit Epic Reads via the website, Epic Reads channel on YouTube, and through social channels for book lists, author chats, giveaways, videos, and more.

ReedPOP Contact:
Brian Reinert/Nikki Liberatore
(212) 685-4300
Brian_Reinert@dkcnews.com / Nikki_Liberatore@dkcnews.com

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