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AAP’s Presence at BookExpo America 2012 Includes More Librarian Events

Session Updating BookStats 2012 and Recognition of Blogger Award Winners

New York, NY and Washington, DC; June 4, 2012 — The Association of American Publishers will expand its presence at this year’s BookExpo America with four events for librarians as well as a session showcasing the new elements and services of BookStats 2012 and recognition of the four winners of the Independent Book Blogger Awards competition. Its partners for sessions include the Book Industry Study Group, Goodreads and Library Journal.

BookExpo America, the US publishing industry’s foremost gathering, will be held June 5-7 in New York.

AAP’s events for librarians have been designed to connect them with authors, inform them about publishers’ coming new releases and let them share information and ideas with others in the publishing community. The sessions, produced by the AAP Trade Libraries Committee, are:

“What Librarians Wish Publishers Knew: They Build…Book Buzz!”
Tuesday, June 5 — 10:00-10:50AM, Room 1E11
At this original session, a panel of librarians will present strategies for reader engagement and literacy through programming, online and in-house promotion.
Moderator: Nora Rawlinson, Co-founder and Editor In Chief, EarlyWord
Panelists: Sari Feldman — Director, Cuyahoga County, OH, Public Library; Michael Colford — Boston Public Library; Lynn Wheeler — Director, Carroll County, MD, Public Library; Virginia Stanley — Director, Library Marketing, HarperCollins.

Due to popular demand, the AAP Librarian Book Buzz — where publishers discuss their most exciting acquisitions for the upcoming season — will now be two sessions:
“AAP Librarian Book Buzz Part I”
Tuesday, June 5 — 2:00-3:20PM, Room 1E16
Scheduled participants are: Julie Schaper, President, Consortium Book Sales and Distribution; Melissa Glowski, Library Marketing Manager, Hachette Book Group; Virginia Stanley, Director of Library Marketing, HarperCollins Publishers; Amy Jones, Library Marketing Manager, Harlequin; Charles Regan, Director of Library Marketing, John Wiley & Sons; Alison Fisher, Library Marketing Coordinator, Macmillan; Kaia Hilson, Library Marketing Manager, McGraw-Hill.

“AAP Librarian Book Buzz II”
Wednesday, June 6 — 2:00-3:20PM, Room 1E11
Scheduled participants are: Alan Walker, Director of Academic and Library Marketing, Penguin Group USA; Elenita Chmilowski, Director of Library Sales, Perseus Books Group; Jen Childs, Director, Library Marketing, Random House; Michelle Fadlalla, Director of Marketing, Education and Library, Simon & Schuster; Chris Vaccari, Director, Library Marketing, Sterling; Michael Rockliff, Director of Library Sales and Marketing, Workman; Golda Rademacher, Library Marketing Manager, W.W. Norton.

“Fourth Annual Librarian Shout ‘n’ Share”
Wednesday, June 6 — 3:30-5:00PM, Room 1E11
Co-sponsored by AAP and Library Journal, this session will highlight new book discoveries made by librarians during BEA.
Moderator: Barbara A. Genco, Special Projects, Library Journal
Panelists: Wendy Bartlett, Cuyahoga County, OH, Public Library; Kaite Stover, Kansas City, MO, Public Library; Douglas Lord, Library Journal’s “Books for Dudes” Columnist; Alene Moroni, King County, WA, Public Library; Robin Beerbower, Salem, OR, Public Library; Miriam Tuliao, New York Public Library

AAP and BISG will outline the status of and improvements in BookStats 2012, the most comprehensive survey of the size and scope of the publishing industry, at a session on Tuesday, June 5, 2:00-2:50PM, Room 1E11. Highlights of BookStats 2011

On Monday, June 4, AAP recognized the winners of the first Independent Book Bloggers Award competition, co-sponsored with Goodreads. This was held ahead of the BEA Bloggers Conference keynote by author Jennifer Weiner. Winners were announced May 16 and are Insatiable Booksluts(Adult Fiction category); Sophisticated Dorkiness (Adult Non-Fiction); The Nerdy Book Club (Children’s/Young Adult) and Writer Beware Blogs!(Publishing Industry News). All winners received free travel, hotel and admission to BEA. Read more about the awards and winning blogs.

About AAP

The Association of American Publishers (AAP) represents about four hundred member organizations including major commercial, digital learning and education and professional publishers alongside independents, non-profits, university presses and scholarly societies. We represent the industry’s priorities on policy, legislative and regulatory issues regionally, nationally and worldwide. These include the protection of intellectual property rights and worldwide copyright enforcement, digital and new technology issues, funding for education and libraries, tax and trade, censorship and literacy. Find us online at www.publishers.org or on twitter at @AmericanPublish.