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  • BEA 2015: Children's Breakfast Speakers Say That Life Is a Story

    While all of the four speakers at Friday's Children's Book and Author Breakfast emphasized the importance of storytelling to their lives, James Patterson went even further, insisting that books save lives.

  • BEA 2015: The Polish Eagle Has Landed

    Aquila Polonica is a publishing house in Los Angeles cofounded by Terry Tegnazian, a former attorney, who decided to specialize in books that bring to light the Poles who bravely helped underground resistance fighters.

  • BEA 2015: Ringo and Wrestling and Goth, Oh, My!

    Performing arts publisher Hal Leonard’s booth (1948) will be bouncing all day today with lively events.

  • BEA 2015: A Princess for all Ages

    After 18 bestselling books, two hit Disney movies, and 15 years, Meg Cabot’s Princess Diaries series is coming to an end when "Royal Wedding" (Morrow) hits stores in June.

  • BEA 2015: 2015 Pannell Winners Honored

    At today’s Children’s Book and Author Breakfast, two bookstores—Anderson’s Bookstore in Naperville, Ill., and Once Upon a Story in Montrose, Calif.—will receive this year’s WNBA Pannell Award.

  • BEA 2015: Kids Only on the Uptown Stage

    For the third year running, children’s book creators will take over an author’s stage for an entire day, and devotees of books for young readers will be happy to learn that today is that day.

  • BEA 2015: At the Kids’ Breakfast Table

    Guests at this morning’s annual Children’s Book and Author Breakfast will be entertained by a quartet of children’s book creators. The lineup is impressive: Nathan Lane, Oliver Jeffers, Rainbow Rowell, and James Patterson.

  • BEA 2015: Jill Bialosky Enjoys Wearing Two Hats

    2015 is shaping up to be a memorable year for Jill Bialosky, the prize-winning poet, memoirist, and novelist.

  • BEA 2015: Chris Waters Dunn & Cappy Lawton - Food Writers Were Country Music Singers

    A tortilla rolled around, say, chicken and smothered in a blanket of gloppy, neon-hued cheese is the image typically conjured when thinking of the enchilada. But Texas-bred Chris Waters Dunn and Cappy Lawton wanted to delve beyond such a simplistic notion of the cantina favorite in Enchiladas: Aztec to Tex-Mex (Trinity, Oct.).

  • BEA 2015: What’s Buzzing in Middle Grade

    BEA’s perennially popular Middle-Grade Editors’ Buzz Panel, this year moderated by Sara Hines, co-owner of Eight Cousins Bookstore, in Falmouth, Mass., takes place today, in Room 1E12/1E13, 11–11:50 a.m.

  • BEA 2015: Amy Stewart - Gardening Expert to Debut Novelist

    When gardening writer Amy Stewart was researching The Drunken Botanist (Algonquin, 2013), about the intersection of botany and booze, she came across Henry Kaufman, a gin smuggler from a hundred years ago. Although she hasn't been able to verify that he's the same Kaufman who ran a silk-dyeing factory in Paterson, N.J., and got into an "over-the-top" dispute with three sisters.

  • BEA 2015: Charles Belfoure - The Architect Who Builds Novels

    Charles Belfoure's writing career began when he wrote his thesis while studying for an M.A. in architecture at Columbia University. While he'd done a lot of drawing in his bid to become a professional architect, it was the first time, he says, that he actually wrote anything of any significant length.

  • BEA 2015: HC's New Margaret Wise Brown Venture

    A forthcoming line of picture books from HarperCollins Children's Books invites a new generation of children and their parents to "Explore the World of Margaret Wise Brown" via new editions of some of the late author's stories. The program debuts in 2016 with the publication of two newly reillustrated books, and continues in 2017 with the release of one of Brown's never-before-published stories. Two subsequent reissues with new art complete the lineup.

  • BEA 2015: 'Mandela An Audio History' Takes Top Honors at 2015 Audie Awards

    Mandela: An Audio History won the award for Audiobook of the Year, and Neil Gaiman's The Graveyard Book took home the prize for Distinguished Achievement in Production Thursday night at the 20th annual Audie Awards Gala in New York City.

  • BEA 2015: Town Hall Forum: ‘Change Is Good’

    BEA show director Steve Rosato responded to questions about this year’s midweek BEA conference, and noted, “Obviously this year was a lot different. We learned that the consumer piece doesn’t mix with the trade piece. Change is good.”

  • BEA 2015: Challenges, Triumph, and Big Debuts at the Adult Buzz Panel

    This year, editors presented an even split of noteworthy, forthcoming fiction and nonfiction titles.

  • BEA 2015: Boudreaux’s New Eponymous Imprint Set For Early Debut

    Less than a year after she moved from HarperCollins’s Ecco imprint to Little, Brown to head her own imprint, Lee Boudreaux is putting the finishing touches on her first list of eight books.

  • BEA 2015: Feminist Press: Bending Rules, Pushing Boundaries

    Now in its 45th year, the Feminist Press is pushing the boundaries of what “feminism” means.

  • BEA 2015: A Resource Hub for Indie Authors

    Writing can be a lonely endeavor, and self-publishing—without the support of a major house—can be even lonelier.

  • BEA 2015: A Meeting of the Minds at Akashic

    Akashic publisher Johnny Temple loves publishing. Like any good publisher, he is excited each season about his new list.

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