The duo behind Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls, Francesca Cavallo and Elena Favilli, share this year’s highest PW Star Watch honor and win a trip to the Frankfurter Buchmesse.
Touting again a ‘mix of book publishing people and people from media companies and ancillary companies,’ this year’s PubTechConnect conference will focus on innovation in many forms.
The editorial lead of the translation powerhouse says AmazonCrossing’s mission is ‘stories that make people feel more similar than different.’
From 45 honorees, five shortlisted contenders will be revealed on September 4, a PW Star Watch ‘Superstar’ to be named on September 6 in New York City.
An unexpected element in a day of comment from very different industries: like publishing, they don’t hear from each other often, either.
The PW Star Watch program provides its annual Superstar with a trip to Frankfurt Book Fair and a network of contacts in the world publishing industry.
‘We wanted to offer something different,” says Andrea Chambers of NYU’s Center for Publishing about a new conference with Publishers Weekly.
‘We just have to do better at acquiring, marketing, and selling books by marginalized authors,’ says HarperCollins’ Andrew Harwell, this year’s Frankfurt Book Fair-bound PW Star Watch Superstar.
With China making a strong showing on the upper end of the list, a new ranking of 2015 revenue demonstrates that the “Big Five” aren’t necessarily the largest when all sectors are considered.
The architecture of the publishing industry today continues to transform as The Bookseller’s Philip Jones and Publishers Weekly’s Andrew Albanese discussed in a special journalists’ session at London Book Fair.