Nicholas Sparks, US Bestsellers Help Novo Conceito Race to the Front of Brazilian Publishing

In Growth Markets by Maria Fernanda Rodrigues

Former motorcycle racer Fernando Baracchini only started publishing trade books in 2007, but his publishing house dominates Brazil’s bestseller lists with an array of translated imports. By Maria Fernanda Rodrigues At first, Fernando Baracchini didn’t seem destined for a career in publishing. Though he grew up as scion to the Ribeirão Preto-based book chain Paraler, instead of helping his mother …

#BEA11: “What’s Next?” A Chance Encounter with Jan Brett

In What's the Buzz by Kathleen Sweeney

By Kathleen Sweeney As a BEA newbie, I hadn’t counted on being starstruck by a children’s book celebrity siting. I was strolling through the Penguin Books pavilion scanning books when there she was, Jan Brett, the author and illustrator extraordinaire, no less than a legend on my daughters’ bookshelves, passing out swag bags emblazoned with her book covers for Home …

There’s No Business Like Book Show Business

In Guest Contributors by Guest Contributor

93-year-old publishing attorney and author Martin Levin reflects on 60 years of book fairs, starting with the American Booksellers Association meeting in 1950. By Martin Levin In a career that spans six decades, and still counting, I have found that there is nothing quite like the annual trade shows in book publishing. 1950s: Washington D.C. I recall my first American …

What’s the Best Business Deal You’ve Done at a Book Fair?

In Discussion by Edward Nawotka

What’s your greatest victory from BookExpo America’s past? By Edward Nawotka In today’s feature story, Martin Levin looks back his experiences in attending more than 60 years of book fairs. In the piece he recounts some outrageous exchanges — buying an author a Rolls Royce, for example — as well as several exchanges that led to long-term business deals. Tell …