NYC Youth Poet Laureate Commencement

BIGNY is proud to support the Urban Word NYC Youth Poet Laureate program, which had its annual commencement on Friday October 30th and announced the 2021 NYC Youth Poet Laureate, Serena Yang. You can view the amazing performances by the top 15 finalists on their YouTube channel.

BIGNY's donation enabled Urban Word to give a small stipend to each of these poets and to support their ongoing effort to foster and develop this talent. Their CEO, Michael Cirelli gave us a shout-out (at about 1:12 mins into the program).

Source: BIGNY
Date: November 8, 2020

Shelf Awareness

1/22/19: The Book Industry Guild of New York (BIGNY) held its annual President's Night event spotlighting Melville House founders Valerie Merians and Dennis Johnson. Pictured: (l.-r.) BIGNY vice-president Karen Romano; BIGNY president Martha Hanson; Merians and Johnson.

Source: BIGNY
Date: January 22, 2019

The Influencers | Editorial

Source: Library Journal
Date: April 30, 2019

BIGNY’s Data to Dollars: How Publishers Use Social Media and Other Digital Footprints to Find Readers

Source: NetGalley
Date: March 20, 2019

Publishers Weekly: Taking a Look at Mergers and Acquisitions

Source: Publishers Weekly
Date: February 25, 2019

Publishers Weekly: HBG CEO Michael Pietsch Speaks at BIGNY President's Night

Source: Publishers Weekly
Date: January 12, 2017

Publishers Weekly: Book Industry Guild of New York Discusses Faith-Based Publishing

Source: Publishers Weekly
Date: May 11, 2016

Shelf Awareness: Adult Coloring Books: The Boom Continues

Source: Shelf Awareness
Date: February 10, 2016

Shelf Awareness: Niche Bookstores 'Surviving and Thriving' in NYC

Source: Shelf Awareness
Date: May 14, 2015