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June 2020

Navigating Our New Reality: Current Trends in Book Production

June 10, 2020 @ 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Featuring Brenda Manzanedo, Oxford University Press, and Dylan Hoke, Hachette Book Group. Moderated by Michael Wettstein, Phoenix Color. Our first virtual program will provide an overview of the state of trade and higher education book production and publishing. We will talk about the technical and logistic challenges of making books from home and take a forward look at how the last few months have created opportunities in the book publishing market. Please RSVP by 5 pm day of event to financial.secretary@bigny.org for Zoom information.  

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August 2020

Literacy and Justice

August 12, 2020 @ 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

A conversation between The Book Industry Guild of New York and The Literacy Assistance Center. Featuring Brigid Black, Simon & Schuster, Paul Stanley, Former President, BIGNY, and Ira Yankwitt, Executive Director, Literacy Assistance Center. Please RSVP by Noon, day of event, to financial.secretary@bigny.org for Zoom information.

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September 2020

Program Night: From Kitchen to Cookbook

September 29, 2020 @ 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
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  This Event is Now Closed. Please Join Us in October for Designer's Roundtable (details coming soon!)

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October 2020

Program Night: Designers’ Roundtable Webinar

October 20, 2020 @ 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

On Tuesday, October 20, BIGNY will host its annual Designers’ Roundtable. In years past, this event has showcased winners from the New York Book Show. With the cancellation of this year’s Book Show, designers will instead discuss the shift to remote work and best practices for coping with a transient work environment. Speakers include Dominique Jones, cover designer at Dutton; Catherine Casalino, principal and creative director at Casalino Design Inc.; and Luke Bird, graphic designer at Luke Bird Co. The…

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November 2020

Program Night: Innovation at the Storefront

November 17, 2020 @ 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Retail and industry experts will discuss the evolution of bookselling in 2020, from reaching customers at home to safely welcoming them back to the storefront. Current genre trends will also take point, including cooking, education, and social justice. Speakers include Kalima DeSuze, owner of Cafe con Libros; Pete Mulvihill, co-owner of Green Apple Books and Browser Books; Stacey Lewis, vice president, director of publicity, marketing, and sales at City Lights Booksellers & Publishers; and Charley Rejsek, general manager of BookPeople.…

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December 2020

Program Night: More Than Just Paper: Rise of the Unstoppable Stationery Market

December 15, 2020 @ 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Join us as company owners and executives come together to discuss trends, innovation, and the future of the ever-growing genre! Speakers include Emily Ley, founder and CEO of Simplified; Kevin Garcia, cofounder and co-CEO of Karst, Lindley Boegehold, editorial director at Clarkson Potter, Maureen Gallagher, production development director for teNeues NYC Stationery, and Shamese Shular, founder of STATIONED BY HAND. The panel will be moderated by Olivia Hosken, style and interiors writer at Town & Country. Click here to register…

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January 2021

Program Night: President’s Night

January 19 @ 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Join the Book Industry Guild of New York for an evening with Madeline McIntosh, the Chief Executive Officer of Penguin Random House U.S. Click HERE to register for this event! If you have questions for Madeline, please send them to ryan.whalen@lsccom.com by 1/18/21 with the subject line “BIGNY President's Night January 2021 Questions”!

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February 2021

Program Night: Health and Wellness

February 9 @ 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Join BIGNY on February 9 to find out what’s on the horizon vis-à-vis health and wellness in 2021 from established voices in the publishing and fitness worlds! Admission: $10. Limited capacity. Click HERE to register! Panelists include Lisa Cheng, senior editor at Hay House; Andrew Flach, publisher, Hatherleigh Press; and Dervla Kelly, executive editor at Penguin Random House. Moderated by Latoya Shauntay Snell, writer, athlete, photographer, as well as the food and fitness blogger known as Running Fat Chef. The…

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March 2021

Program Night: The Comics Craze: How Comics and Graphic Novels are Adapting to Change

March 16 @ 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

On Tuesday, March 16th, join BIGNY for a conversation with an extraordinary panel of comics and graphic novel professionals! Readers, creators, seasoned fans, and newbies alike are all welcome to this discussion on the growth of comics and graphic novels. The program will be held via Zoom at 6:00 P.M. EST,  and will be preceded by a social (also via Zoom) from 5:15 PM to 5:45 P.M. EST. If you’re looking to chat publishing, comics, bookmaking, and more before the…

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April 2021

Program Night: Inside the Box: The Process of Monthly Book Curations

April 13 @ 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

On Tuesday, April 13th, join BIGNY as we unbox the mystery behind how your next highly anticipated read reaches your doorstep! Book subscription boxes are the perfect gift for anyone who loves to read, but it’s easy to forget that it took an entire group of people to curate everything inside. Our event, “Inside the Box” gives you the chance to hear from four people who know all of the behind-the-scenes work that makes each book subscription box special. The…

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