Past Events

The Importance of Agents

Zoom

What do literary agents do, and why do you need one? Join NYBF for an illuminating discussion of the critical role agents play in the publishing ecosystem. Whether developing editorial relationships and marketing strategy or providing expert insight about a particular genre, discover how an agent’s work builds bridges between authors, publishers, and readers. Panelists [...]

The Debut Author and Modern Marketing

Zoom

From pitch letters and review outlets, to BookTok and Bookstagram, this NYBF panel takes on the complex world of modern book marketing. Join industry professionals to discuss the challenges facing today’s first-time authors, and the creative strategies opening up new channels for reaching readers. Audience outreach is ever-changing, so whatever your level of experience, you [...]

A Story of Evolution with Jane Friedman and Victoria Wilson

Hachette Book Group 1290 6th Avenue, New York, NY, United States

On Writing, Editing, Publishing, and Breaking the Glass of Expectations Jane Friedman transformed a major company, and started a new venture that revolutionized digital publishing. Victoria Wilson is an acclaimed editor and publisher, and has written a major cultural biography, with the concluding volume now in progress. Join NYBF to hear these leading voices in [...]

A Look At Love: The New Voices of Romance

Scholastic, Inc. 130 Mercer Street, New York, NY, United States

Everyone has their own idea about what makes a romance novel . . . but how has the genre changed over the years? As previously untold love stories have entered the market, how have writers, publishers, and readers responded? From old tropes to new trends, join NYBF and a panel of experts to discuss the [...]

September Soiree

Bleeker Street Bar 648 Broadway, New York, NY, United States

Come mingle this September with members of the New York Book Forum at Bleecker Street Bar! Meet fellow publishing colleagues in a relaxed networking setting and learn about the benefits of NYBF membership. There will also be some NYBF "swag" on hand!  Admission is free, but you must RSVP to attend. Each RSVP comes with [...]

A Lapse in Literacy: How We Fight Back

Scholastic, Inc. 130 Mercer Street, New York, NY, United States

Promoting literacy among various communities is a critical part of the NYBF mission. We are thrilled to discuss the organizations and initiatives fighting to enhance literacy education, particularly among underserved communities. Join us as we tackle the ongoing conversation: What is already being done? And what can we do better? Featuring ANDRE EATON, New York [...]

Presidents Night with Mary McAveney

Scholastic, Inc. 130 Mercer Street, New York, NY, United States

Join us for an engaging conversation with Mary McAveney, President and CEO of Abrams Books. Mary McAveney is a publishing veteran with decades of experience and expertise in marketing, strategy, and branding. In November 2022, she became President and CEO of Abrams, making her the first woman to hold the position in the company’s history. [...]

Lapse in Literacy, Part 2

Scholastic, Inc. 130 Mercer Street, New York, NY, United States

Promoting literacy among various communities is a critical part of the NYBF mission. We are thrilled to continue the discussion with the organizations and initiatives fighting to enhance literacy education, particularly among underserved communities. We presented part 1 of this conversation in September 2023. Join us as we continue the ongoing conversation and hear more [...]

Sustainability in Publishing

Google Meet

Sustainability is a burgeoning field in publishing and can be encompassed in many ways. There is no doubt that sustainability initiatives by publishers will inevitably involve printers and suppliers, and vice versa. Organizations with goals for sustainability recognize the need for conversation and collaboration across our industry. Join us as we explore what the movement [...]

Driven to Design

Macmillan Publishing 120 Broadway, New York, NY, United States

Don’t judge a book by its cover—unless it’s really well-designed. The first step through any book is usually the cover, and cover design can set the tone for a book, playing a crucial role in shaping the reader's experience. Whether you're a seasoned designer, an aspiring designer carving your niche, or a lover of literature [...]

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