April 14, 2021
More than 100 of publishing’s most influential editors will be on hand to discuss the biggest books of the fall when the first U.S. Book Show debuts May 25-27. Editors are set to appear on different panels during which they will preview upcoming titles in both the adult and children’s categories. In addition, professional panels aimed at publishers, booksellers, and librarians are set for the virtual event. The U.S. Book Show is being presented by Publishers Weekly.
The fair will also house more than 80 publishers and allied vendors in the virtual exhibit hall and plans are in place to facilitate one-on-one conversations networking opportunities. Still to be announced, authors appearances, top-tier and celebrity keynote speeches and live-streamed entertainment.
“Publishers Weekly has a deep, organic relationship with book publishers, librarians, booksellers, agents and those most deeply committed to the health and flourishing of the industry,” said Krista Rafanello, senior marketing director of Publishers Weekly and the show manager of the U.S. Book Show. “The U.S. Book Show will do what PW does best: build buzz around books, and connect the community in one—this time virtual—place.”
Editor’s Picks Panels: A Sampling
The Editors’ Picks panels feature editors discussing their forthcoming titles and the stories behind the stories. Diversity and inclusion are part of the panels’ foundation. Books were selected by PW editors, and editors from the different houses were invited to participate. Livestreaming Q&A sessions follow each panel.
Children’s and Adult Comics and Graphic Novels
Moderated by Meg Lemke
- The Waiting by Keum Suk Gendry-Kim (Drawn & Quarterly), edited by Tracy Hurren
- The Eightfold Path by authors Charles Johnson and Steven Barnes and illustrator Bryan Christopher Moss (Abrams ComicArts/Megascope), edited by John Jennings
- No One Else by R. Kikuo Johnson (Fantagraphics), edited by Eric Reynolds
- Power Born of Dreams: My Story Is Palestine by Mohammad Sabaaneh (Street Noise Books), edited by Liz Frances
- The Unfinished Corner by author Dani Colman and illustrator Rachel “Tuna” Petrovicz (Wonderbound), edited by Rebecca “Tay” Taylor
- Magical Boy by The Kao (Graphix), edited by Michael Petranek
- Passport by Sophia Glock (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers), edited by Susan Rich
- Himawari House by Harmony Becker (First Second), edited by Kiara Valdez