By Edward Nawotka, Editor-in-Chief
Starting today, Russia is hosting an extraordinary series of events around New York City to showcase much of the country’s top literary talents. It’s the type of event where if you don’t know what you’ve been given, you might not feel the need to take advantage of the opportunity. But take it from me, there are many writers on hand that you might never get to see again, but your children might be reading in school someday. These are some of the best of the best. Don’t miss them.
That said, we’ll be busy hustling the halls of BookExpo America and can’t be everywhere at once. Since we’d like to offer as much coverage of the proceedings as possible, we’re inviting you, our readers to be our proxies. If you find yourself attending one of the events at this extensive program, send us a report. I’ll compile these into an overall overview of the proceedings, augmented with our own reporting and interviews of some of the key players.
In the meantime, if you want to catch up with me in person, you can find me on Monday at 4:30 moderating one panel in particular, “Technological Advances In Distribution: A US & Russian Exchange On New Opportunities, Practices And Challenges” at the Jacob M. Javits Center, Room 1E17.
Russia’s publishing industry continues to make strides in their advancement towards a successful future and this is seen through their use of new various technologies within their distribution channels. How can current and innovative practices develop new ways of bringing books to readers, in Russia as well as in international exchanges between Russia and America?
This panel will introduce new opportunities and concrete existing offers as well as discuss challenges between American and Russian actors.
Speakers: Yevgeniy Khata, CEO Pubmix.com (Russian POD); Sergey Anuriev, CEO of Litres.ru; Patricia Arancibia, Barnes & Noble; David Hetherington, Baker & Taylor.