Cool Idea: Five-year “Anniversary” of Memoir Prompts Book Party

In What's the Buzz by Rachel Aydt

By Rachel Aydt Last Friday night, at the Bowery Poetry Club in Manhattan’s Lower East Side, the book GirlBomb: A Halfway Homeless Memoir, by Janice Erlbaum, was being celebrated on its 5th Anniversary by roughly fifty people who appeared to have been deeply touched in different ways by the memoir. At its root, Girlbomb (published by Villard in 2006) is a story …

What’s the Buzz: Hashtags for Frankfurt; No Bertelsmann Party, No Problem

In News, What's the Buzz by Hannah Johnson

By Hannah Johnson It’s official! Twitter hashtags for the Frankfurt Book Fair 2009 and the Frankfurt Tweetup have been decided. (What is a hashtag? What is a Tweetup?) Proposed by publisher @WoodheadTweets and @TheBookseller, and confirmed by @tminkus, you may now begin using #fbf09 and #fbftweetup to document and follow Frankfurt-related tweets. Are you a Lufthansa frequent flier? Me neither, …

Hashtags and Cocktails

In Guest Contributors by Guest Contributor

By Jerome Kramer, special to Publishing Perspectives If you were to judge an industry by its parties, consider this: The last time BEA was held in New York, the “hot” Friday night party was held by Google, the then-reigning king of the future of publishing. This year it was Twitter. “That’s how much things have changed in two years,”said Rebecca …