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  • Cons for Pros—and Fans: Romance 2014

    In 1980, Romance Writers of America held its first annual conference. It was joined in 1983 by the Romantic Times Booklovers Convention. Known respectively as RWA and RT, these two events host thousands of authors, readers, agents, and publishers each year, providing attendees opportunities network with industry professionals, connect with readers, and find new inspiration.

  • #WeNeedDiverseBooks Announces Initiatives

    The grassroots group #WeNeedDiverseBooks announced at BookCon that it is launching several new initiatives to promote multicultural books and authors. Plans include the first Children's Literature Diversity Festival in Washington, D.C. in 2016.

  • Lineup for CUNY Publishing Institute Set

    CUNY has announced the roster for its second annual Publishing Institute, to be held in New York City June 2–6.

  • World Book Night Touts Increased Media Attention

    World Book Night U.S., an ambitious nonprofit campaign to promote reading throughout the country, is reporting stronger-than-ever media attention for its just-finished April 2014 push.

  • The Muse & the Market Place

    The 13th annual GrubStreet conference in Boston resembled a mini-AWP.

  • WBN 2014: Walking the Lighthouse Road Along Lake Superior

    While World Book Night this year didn't go exactly as PW's Midwest correspondent anticipated it would go, missions were accomplished yesterday.

  • SIBA Sets Dates for 'Fall Discovery Show'

    The Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance has announced the dates for its fall regional trade show through 2017.

  • 2014 WBN Week Kicks Off

    World Book Night U.S. has officially kicked off the week of its 2014 campaign, which culminates on April 23 when 25,000 volunteers will give out books nationwide.

  • Savannah Book Festival to Offer Year-Round Author Events

    The Savannah Book Festival announced plans to offer year-round author events, starting with Tami Hoag set to headline the Spring 2014 event.

  • PubWest to Offer Continuing Ed

    PUB501 is designed to develop new skills and techniques for book publishing professionals with one to five years experience in the industry.

  • Amazon Renews Lambda Grant

    The $25,000 grant supports LLF's Writers Retreat for Emerging LGBT Voices.

  • L.A. Times Festival of Books Hits the Mark Again

    The spirit of literary camaraderie makes itself known at the 19th L.A. Times Festival of Books.

  • First Annual PubSmart Conference Set for Charleston

    The first annual PubSmart conference is set to run April 16-18 in Charleston, S.C.

  • WBN's Interactive Map

    As it gears up for its annual event on April 23, World Book Night U.S. released an interactive map that displays how many givers there are per zip code.

  • Left Coast Crime: Attack of the Calamari

    With close to 1,000 attendees this year, the annual Left Coast Crime mystery writers’ convention returned to Monterey, Calif., for the first time in a decade.

  • Reality Rules at IBPA

    The IBPA held its 26th Publishing University March 21-22 in San Francisco with about 30 sessions created to appeal to traditional independent publishers as well as the increasing numbers of members from the self-publishing ranks.

  • Festival of Books Adds IndieBound Buy Buttons

    Following a vociferous response by SCIBA members to the "L.A. Times" decision to exclude their stores from its Festival of Books website, IndieBound buy buttons will be added this week.

  • GABBS & SIBA’s Second Year Proves A Success

    This past weekend, with an emphasis on education and bookseller and author togetherness, GABBS & SIBA’s show in the Springtime was a success.

  • L.A. Times Festival of Books in Deal with Amazon

    When the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books unveiled its list of participating authors on Tuesday, the event caused a stir among local booksellers who immediately noticed the list featured buy links to Amazon.

  • AWP 2014: Relaxed Atmosphere at the Book Fair

    Publishers and conference attendees described a relaxed atmosphere at this year's Association of Writers and Writing Programs annual conference, held in Seattle from February 26-March 1.

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