November 22, 2017

The Advocate's Toolbox

How Conferences Could Be Better

Attendees describe how they’d like ALA and other big conferences to evolve—and why smaller and virtual gatherings can be fine alternatives.

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2015 Cybils Finalists Announced; YALSA Accepting Symposium Proposals | SLJTeen News

The finalists in the 2015 CYBILS awards have been revealed; YALSA is accepting proposals for its YALSA Symposium. These tidbits and more in the first SLJTeen news roundup of 2016.

SLJ’s Guide to 2015 BookExpo America ARCs and Galleys

Sign up for SLJ’s guide to advanced readers copies and author signings at BookExpo America 2015, May 27-29.

BookCon To Expand In 2015

This year, the industry trade show Book Expo America (BEA) opened its doors to non-industry types, giving readers one day to flood New York’s Javits Center and connect with literary superstars at BookCon, a fan-driven event that grew out of the previous years’ Power Readers Day. While BookCon was a hit with many, bringing thousands of readers out to fill the show floor and rub elbows with their favorite authors, the event was not without some hiccups. Changes are already in store for next year’s iteration.

BEA Buzz: Five graphic novels to look forward to this year

I dropped in on Book Expo America, the annual book trade show, on Friday, and I was impressed by the graphic novel presence there. Two of the rock stars of the show were Raina Telgemeier, who was signing advance copies of Sisters, and Jeff Kinney, who has a new Wimpy Kid school planner (yes, I […]

Library Journal Launches Self-Publishing Partnership with BiblioBoard

BiblioBoard® and Library Journal (LJ) have partnered to launch SELF-e™, an ebook discovery service connecting self-published authors with public libraries and their patrons.

BEA, Famous Authors, and Why We’re All Guilty of Promoting ‘Celebrity Culture’

I guess there was some cosplay going on, but most participating attendees chose to dress up as publishing executives for some reason.

Matt Phelan on Visual Storytelling in Graphic Novels (Video) | SLJ Day of Dialog 2013

From a scratchy nib pen to splatter from a toothbrush, author illustrator Matt Phelan describes the special quality he derives from using traditional media in this clip recorded at School Library Journal’s Day of Dialog.

School Library Journal 2013 Day of Dialog Lineup

Here’s the complete schedule for the annual event held Wednesday, May 29 at Columbia University, Faculty House. The 2013 gathering of publishers, authors, and librarians held in conjunction with BookExpo America features keynoters Kevin Henkes and Holly Black.

SLJ’s Kid-Lit Guide to Manhattan | BEA 2013

Looking for some places to hang out at during downtime at Book Expo America (BEA)? We’ve compiled some of our favorite spots in Gotham—literary and otherwise—all within a few miles of the Javits Convention Center. We’ve thrown in some recommendations for good eats along the way. So lace up some sneakers or make like a New Yorker and hail a cab.

Children’s Book Art Auction at BEA | News Bites

Mark your calendars for May 29 for an exciting children’s book art silent auction and reception taking place at BookExpo America in New York City. The American Booksellers Foundation for Free Expression (ABFFE) and the ABC Children’s Group at the American Booksellers Association will use the funds raised to support the Kids’ Right to Read Project (KRRP) and Banned Book Week.