On Day 2 of BookExpo, join your fellow librarians once again for more author talks,
giveaways, food and drink, and of course lunch, courtesy of Rowman & Littlefield.
New Imprints Keep Harlequin Rolling
11 a.m.–12: 30 p.m.
In an industry that sees its fair share of mergers and acquisitions, HarperCollins’s 2014
deal for leading romance publisher Harlequin has been a perfect match. The deal has
boosted HarperCollins’s bottom line, lifted Harlequin’s top line, and enabled HarperCollins’s ambitious global publishing strategy. With the introduction of new Harlequin
imprints—and new directions—readers, too, are seeing the
benefits of the deal.
This morning, Harlequin will be in the Librarians’ Lounge to
showcase its new imprints, along with some of the authors
anchoring Harlequin’s newest publishing programs. Here are
authors set to appear.
Neil Olson, author of The Black Painting (Hanover Square,
Jan. 2018), is the winner of the Daily Mail First Novel Competition. Olsen’s debut thriller is among the first titles published
by the nascent imprint. Led by editorial director Peter Joseph,
former executive editor of the Thomas Dunne imprint at
St. Martin’s Press, Hanover Square Press will focus on general
fiction, narrative history, journalism, and memoir, starting in
January next year.
“Our aim is to reach a broad audience of readers who value
engrossing, original stories that feature little-known facts,
unique perspectives, and unusual experiences,” Joseph says.
Inaugural Hanover Square titles will also include works of narrative nonfiction by ABC News’ chief legal analyst, Dan
Abrams, and author David Fisher.
30 for 30: Sourcebooks Celebrates 30 Years with Giveaway
9 ;10: 30 a.m.
When Dominique Raccah started Sourcebooks in 1987, she had modest goals.
Thirty years later, the company is one of America’s great indie publishers—
Sourcebooks recently passed the100-million-units-sold mark, and now publishes about
500 books annually with a staff of 129. And Raccah has become one the industry’s
leading voices. Last fall, she was named BISG Innovator of the Year, and she took
home PW’s Person of the Year.
Libraries have been a key part to that success—and to mark the company’s 30th
anniversary, stop by the Librarians’ Lounge to enter to win a set of 30 of its most
popular titles, including the popular New York Times bestselling Poetry Speaks to
Children, Charles Belfoure’s The Paris Architect, Juno Dawson’s This Book Is Gay,
and Emma Shevah’s Dream On, Amber.