Upcoming Webcasts:

It's Not Easy Being Green or a Teen: Reality Bites in YA Lit
Date: Oct 2
Time: 1:00 P.M. EST

Join this conversation about the current trends of realism and its impact on young adult literature. What are publishers receiving from agents since The Fault in Our Stars took off? Are dystopia and the paranormal over now that readers want to read more contemporary stories with characters who could be themselves or their BFFs? Are these trends simply cyclical?

Named one of Time's 100 Most Influential People list for 2014, John Green brings contemporary realism to his fiction, most recently The Fault in Our Stars, which was published in 2012 and released as a movie this past June. Judy Blume did the same for an earlier generation.
We'll also discuss the kerfuffle this past summer over the Slate article that argued that adults should be embarrassed to read YA. Slate author Ruth Graham wrote, “Life is so short, and the list of truly great books for adults is so long.” Do you agree?

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New Adult: A Genre is Born

Date: Wednesday, September 17
Time: 1:00 PM EDT

Join Publishers Weekly in conversation with these six authors of new adult works, talking about what it's like to define a brand new genre.

Panelists: Nichole Chase, Cora Carmack, J. Lynn, Jay Crownover, Sophie Jordan, Molly McAdams

Mixing romance with the life-changing experiences of early adulthood—college life, first jobs, independence, self-discovery and finding love—these authors are defining the blazing new genre of New Adult. This genre is captivating young adult readers with contemporary settings and frank discussions of the sometimes taboo subjects and raw emotions of early adulthood.

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The Next Chapter: YA Authors Reveal New Directions

Date: Wednesday, August 20
Time: 1:00 PM EDT

YA authors Julie Kagawa, Caragh O'Brien and Carrie Ryan joined by John Parke Davis are taking their readers in completely new directions as they begin new series this fall. Discover how they plan to keep their devoted fans and entice new ones.

In this PW live webcast, YA authors speak with PW children's reviews editor John A. Sellers about their new series, the ways in which they plan to engage and interact with readers and what it's like to leave behind established worlds and beloved characters.

Note: An archived version of this Webcast will be available soon after the live event. For the archived version, click the registration link below, register, which will make the archived version available. Pre-registrants will be notified by email when the archived version is posted.​​

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Making the Most of Your Digital Collection
Date: June 12
Time: 1:00 p.m. EST

Developing a collection of digital content for your library, e-books and e-audio, can be a daunting task. Register today for this upcoming PW live sponsored webcast as we review the new advancements in the field and provide you excellent ways to build and maintain your digital library collections. Some of the topics covered in this webcast will offer insight on, how different types of emerging media affect usage at your library, how to build a digital library while maintaining your physical one and how to acquire content for a diverse patron community. Don’t miss this lively roundtable discussion moderated by PW senior editor Andrew Richard Albanese as he host this panel of experts Kelvin Watson,VP of Digital Services & Strategy, GM Queens Library Enterprises; Noel Rutherford, Collection Development and Acquisitions Manager, Nashville Public Library and Jeff Metz, OneClickdigital Product Manager for Recorded Books.

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From the Heartland to Midtown Manhattan, Vegas, and Beyond: A Book's Journey Begins With Its Editor
Date: May 22, 2014
Time: 1:00 PM EST

Join Publishers Weekly’s Midwest correspondent Claire Kirch as she speaks with two medium-sized publishers—one headquartered in downtown Minneapolis, the other in a Chicago suburb—about the journey each house has taken in producing some of this year’s hot new books for YA readers. In advance of BEA and ALA, two of the largest North American publishing industry trade shows, Andrew Karre, editorial director of Carolrhoda Lab, a division of Lerner Publishing Group, and Annette Pollert, editorial manager of Sourcebooks Fire, will provide insights into how their publishing houses acquire, produce and promote forthcoming YA titles that resonate with avid readers. This conversation will address how editors work to connect great books with avid readers and what booksellers and librarians can look out for as they make their way to NYC and Las Vegas this summer.

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Digital Publishing and LGBT Romance

Friday, March 28
1:00 p.m. EST

Digital publishing has led to an explosion in the romance market, most notably in books featuring same-sex pairings, ménages and other configurations not commonly seen in mainstream romance novels. Join representatives of Harlequin's Carina imprint and independent presses MLR and Riptide Publishing in a discussion of what digital publishing means for readers and writers of romances featuring queer and trans* characters.

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The Changing Cookbook Marketplace: Surprising Places Where Cookbooks Are Selling

Date: Friday, March 21

Time: 1:00 p.m. EST

This exciting webcast, moderated by Publishers Weekly senior editor Mark Rotella, will feature panelists John Bacigalupi and Carolyn Mandarano from the Taunton Press and Robert Dees of Robert Rose Inc. to discuss why some titles sell well through large markets like Amazon, Indigo and B&N, while other cookbooks thrive via specialty stores or other non-book-specific chains. The panelists also discuss whether specialty stores have contributed to a democratization of cookbook sales.

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Common Core 101: Understanding the Basics

Date: Feb 27th

Time: 4:30 pm EST

Registration Fee: $25.00

Librarians: $14.95

Join us for this live PW webinar focused on the Common Core standards. PW’s Cut to the Core contributing editors and librarians, Margaux DelGuidice and Rose Luna will host this new interactive webinar and Q and A. This presentation will inform and educate librarians with the basics needed to implement the Common Core standards in their classrooms and libraries. It will also assist librarians with Common Core book selection, the collection development process and assessments.

Attention Librarians: This webinar will provide you with a certificate of attendance and purchase order confirmation upon completion of this one hour webinar.

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Detecting Current Trends Within the Mystery Genre

Date: Dec 13

Time: 1:00p.m. EST

Join PW’s senior reviews editor Peter Cannon as he hosts a panel discussion to investigate the new trends affecting the mystery genre. Are more mystery writers crossing genres? Is international suspense still on the rise? What keeps readers enthralled with thrillers? Joining Peter will be crime editor Juliet Grames of Soho Press and Kate Lyall Grant, publisher of Severn House.

Holiday Cookbooks

Date: Nov 21st
Time 1:00 p.m. EST

Join us for an afternoon as we dive into all things cookbooks with PW Senior Editor and PW Radio Host Mark Rotella. We’ll discuss the newest cookbooks, the big authors, and hottest cookbook trends that are sure to delight home chefs this holiday season.
Panelists include Senior Managing Editor Carolyn Mandarano of The Taunton Press, Publishing Director Lorena Jones from Chronicle Books and William Kiester, founder of Page Street Publishing Company. This hour-long webcast will provide you with a sneak peek at the most anticipated cookbooks of the season!

Urban Fantasy

Date: November 1st
Time: 1:00 p.m. EDT

Explore urban fantasy's mean streets in November with the latest installment of Publishers Weekly’s live webcasts, hosted by PW reviews editor and PW Radio co-host Rose Fox.

Urban fantasy is one of the hottest genres in publishing. Editors Tony Daniel of Baen and Sara Peed of Del Rey will explore its connection with other types of fiction—including paranormal romance, hard-boiled mystery, and stories of teen self-discovery—and its depiction of cities as both diverse and dangerous. They'll also answer your questions about past, present, and future changes in this rapidly evolving genre. Plus, get a sneak peek of forthcoming titles from sponsors Baen and Del Rey.

The Future of Epic Fantasy

Date: October 16th

Time: 1:00 p.m. EDT

A new adventure is set to begin in October with the latest monthly installment of Publishers Weekly’s live webcasts, hosted by PW reviews editor and PW Radio co-host Rose Fox.

Explore the future of epic fantasy and the new series sure to be on everyone’s list of must-reads. James L. Sutter, senior fiction editor at Paizo Publishing, and Marco Palmieri, editor of imaginative fiction of Tor Books, will discuss the ways that role-playing games and fantastic fiction play off of one another, look at the changes in epic fantasy in the 60 years since Tolkien, explore non-European fantasy settings, and tell us who's kicking off big exciting epic fantasy series. Plus, get a sneak peek of forthcoming titles from sponsors Tor Books and Paizo Publishing.

For the Love of Romance

Date: September 17th

Time: 1:00 p.m. EDT

Harlequin, Kensington and Sourcebooks will add to this lively panel discussion and bring you up to date with the latest trends appealing to romance novel fans. Discover what makes a great hero or heroine, what’s red hot in new titles and the impacts of erotica and new subgenres in romance novels.

Don’t miss this exclusive new webcast that’ll take you deep into the heart of the romance genre and unveil what keeps readers lusting for more!

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Serving Up the Next Hot Cookbook

Date: Aug 1

Time: 1:00 p.m. EDT

Publishers Weekly cordially invites you to join our virtual luncheon to discuss the newest trends in cookbooks. Hosted by PW senior editor Mark Rotella, this sponsored roundtable discussion will also address issues of acquiring cookbooks for libraries and bookstores. The panelists will inform you about how they are marketing and publicizing cookbooks in today’s new cookbook marketplace, and the impact that e-books and recipe apps have had on their publishing decisions. Panelists include Bob Dees, President of Robert Rose, Inc.; Adam Salomone, Associate Publisher of Harvard Common Press; and Venetia Davie, Global Vice President New Business Development at Parragon.

Carving Out a YA Niche

Date: July 9

Time: 1:00 p.m. EDT

PW’s children’s reviews editor John A. Sellers will be talking with two midsize publishers with fairly young YA imprints—Sourcebooks Fire and Carolrhoda Lab—about how they are creating space for their books and authors amid competition from larger publishers, as well as other demands on teenagers’ time. Joining him on this discussion are panelist Andrew Karre, editorial director of the Carolrhoda Books and Darby Creek imprints of Lerner Publishing Group, and co-director of Graphic Universe; and Leah Hultenschmidt, senior editor for YA and romance, Sourcebooks.

Building the Next Generation of YA Stars
Date: February 19
Time: 2 p.m. EST
Booksellers, librarians and industry professionals will discover what it take to build, maintain and grow audiences for both established and up-and-coming YA authors. A look into what publishers are doing to make their titles stand out in a crowded media landscape. This interactive webcast will be moderated by PW's children's reviews editor John A. Sellers. Joining him are Emily Meehan, editorial director at Disney-Hyperion; and Natashya Wilson, executive editor for Harlequin Teen.

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The Audiobook Market
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Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Join PW's audio reviews editor Adam Boretz and representatives from Oasis Audio and AudioGo and Galaxy Press to discuss how trends and consumer purchasing decisions change how audiobook publishers deliver and market their books to consumers.

The evolution of the Comic book era post 2012.

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Date: Friday, November 16

Hosted by PW’s Calvin Reid, this webcast panel will look at the comics and graphic novel market focusing on three topics: the rise of comic and graphic novel sales in both traditional bookstores and comic specialty shops; how the growing impact of digital comics is sending consumers into stores and how digital comics are helping the sales of print comics; the launch of new digital comics imprints and the growing popularity of Kids Comics, indie female creators and webcomics.

Developing a Winning Tablet and Mobile Strategy
September 20, 2012

Join Jonathan Segura, PW's senior editor of digital media, as he hosts Stephen Ryden-Lloyd, v-p of Innodata Consulting, in the latest PW webcast. Ryden-Lloyd will discuss mobile strategy, from selecting the right content to developing a keen understanding of how that content is consumed. Join us for a comprehensive look at how content can be be deployed across mobile devices for maximum results.

An archive of this Webcast is available here.

Fine tuning your hobby -- the Craft of Selecting the Best Books
July 17, 2012
PW Reviews Editor Marcia Nelson hosts an interactive discussion covering the trends in publishing and selection of crafts & hobbies books and materials. Posing the question, “what's homemade at your home” she is joined by three seasoned professionals:
Susanne Woods, editorial director, Interweave
Betty Wong, senior editor, Potter Craft
Christopher Johns, sales and marketing director, Tuttle Publishing

An archive of our previous Webcast is available below:

5 Business Transformations Demanded by Rapid Digital Adoption
April 25, 2012


Presented by Jim Lewis, Innodata senior v-p, rapid digital adoption is driving 5 business transformations. With 100 million iPads projected to be in the market by the end of 2012, content providers will be continuously challenged to meet the growing demands of mobile, multi-channel audiences. How will publishers meet these demands, and what are these new business transformations being driven by accelerating digital adoption? In this one-hour webinar, Jim Lewis, Innodata's Senior Vice President, will discuss how workflows, technology, content management and new product development will be affected – and how they will need to change in order for content providers to thrive in the near term and beyond? The archive of this Webcast is available now to registered participants and to those who register now. Click here to view or register. Sponsored by Innodata.