Bonus Material: BEA’s Buzz Panel

In Discussion by Edward Nawotka

By Edward Nawotka

BEA’s Buzz Panel is one of the highlights of the first day of events. It offers top editors have the chance to plug one of their forthcoming titles and make a case for why it should be a future bestseller.

This year’s panel included Deb Futter, v-p and editor-in-chief, Grand Central Publishing talking about Leila Meacham’s Roses, Paul Elie, editor at FSG, discussing Michael Sandel’s Justice, and Robert Weil, executive editor at W.W. Norton, touting David Small’s Stitches.

Below, editor Alexis Gargagliano of Scribner discusses what it was like to be part of this year’s panel, as well as her chosen book, Alex Lemon’s Happy.


About the Author

Edward Nawotka

A widely published critic and essayist, Edward Nawotka serves as a speaker, educator and consultant for institutions and businesses involved in the global publishing and content industries. He was also editor-in-chief of Publishing Perspectives since the launch of the publication in 2009 until January 2016.