Up Close and Personal with Editors

Well, up close and personal with their books, anyway.

The AAP is launching a series of Webcasts with editors previewing their top book picks of the winter season (generally, Jan through April, ’09), and librarians are invited to join.

Called “Book Editors Online and Unscripted,” the AAP says, “The thirty minute presentations will be webcast live, in real time, allowing interested booksellers and media to follow them on the Internet, call in, and ask or type questions to participating editors immediately following the interview.”

The series will air in September and feature the following editors (to give you more background, we’ve added links to stories about the editors, downloadable Winter ’09 catalogs, and the publishers web sites):

Tuesday, September 16:

12 pm – 12:30 pm: Rebecca Saletan, Senior Vice President, Publisher, Houghton MifflinHarcourt Trade Books

3 pm – 3:30 pm: Tom Miller, Executive Editor, John Wiley & Sons

Wednesday, September 17th:

12  pm – 12:30 pm: Bill Thomas, Editor-in-Chief & Publisher, Doubleday Publishing Group

3 pm – 3:30 pm: Geoff Shandler, Editor-in-Chief, Little Brown (Winter ’09 catalog download)

Thursday, September 18th:

12 pm  – 12:30 pm: Cindy Spiegel, Senior Vice President & Publisher, Spiegel & Grau

3 pm – 3:30 pm: Amy Einhorn, Vice President & Publisher, Amy Einhorn Books (a division of Putnam; Winter ’09 catalog download)

Tuesday, September 23rd:

12 pm – 12:30 pm: George Witte, Vice President, Editor-in-Chief, St. Martin’s Press (Winter ’09 catalog download)

3 pm – 3:30 pm: Eric Raab, Editor, Tor/Forge (Tor catalog download / Forge catalog download)

Wednesday, September 24th

12 pm – 12:30 pm: Gillian Blake, Executive Editor, Collins (A division of HarperCollins USA)

3 pm – 3:30 pm: Helen Atsma, Editor, Henry Holt, (Winter ’09 catalog download)

Thursday, September 25th

12 pm – 12:30 pm: Chuck Adams, Executive Editor, Algonquin

3 pm – 3:30 pm: Deb Futter, Vice President, Editor-In-Chief, Grand Central Publishing, (Winter ’09 catalog download)

Registration is free and subject to approval and space restrictions. To register, go to the AAP site.


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