May 4, 2015
22–89 BEA & BookCon 2015
BookExpo America returns to the Javits Center in New York City,
May 27–29. We’ve got a roundup of the hottest galleys on offer at
the show and a listing of BEA exhibitors. Plus a look at this year’s
BookCon, the consumer-oriented offshoot, which returns May 30–31
(also at Javits) after its successful launch last year. We also have
profiles of Books & Books, our bookstore of the year, and Jennifer
Sheridan, our rep of the year, and more.
90 H.W. Brands
We talk with the great political biographer about his forthcoming
book, Reagan: The Life (coming in June from Doubleday), the sixth
volume in a sweeping series on U.S. history, as told through the
lives of six presidents.
4 Diversification Drives Sourcebooks Gains
Digital initiatives and a broader product line have helped the
Chicagoland company grow.
5 Knopf Betting Big on ‘City on Fire’
The Random House imprint is putting lots of muscle behind Garth
Hallberg’s ambitious debut novel.
5 The Weekly Scorecard
Unit sales of print books rose 3% in the week ended Apr. 26, 2015,
compared to the similar week last year, at outlets that report to
7 Harper360 Sparks U.S. Hit
A plug by British singer Sam Smith made Eat. Nourish. Glow. a bestseller in the U.K., and HC turned to its global publishing platform to
meet sudden demand in the U.S.
11 The New Globe Pequot
Since his appointment as publisher of Globe Pequot following its
purchase by Rowman & Littlefield, Jim Childs has doubled down on
the press’s brand as a regional publisher.
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