Breaking up is hard in Monica Hesse’s bittersweet debut

There’s nothing funny about divorce unless you’re reading the debut novel by Canadian comedian and author Monica Hesse, really good, actually (Tomorrow, January 2023). Haysey captures all the trauma and humor of the situation through the story of her 29-year-old protagonist Maggie, whose marriage, the culmination of a 10-year relationship, ends after 608 days (yes, … Read more

Maria Parent, Copyright Crusaders

Maria Pallante took over as President and CEO of the American Publishers Association in January 2017. In selecting Pallante, a former US copyright registry, AAP noted her strong background in intellectual property law and policy. Copyright protection has long been one of the AAP’s main priorities, and it’s a job for the organization at a … Read more

About the future booksellers of the region

Like their publishing peers, most booksellers contact PW It’s great that nearly all of the fall regional conferences and trade shows will be held in person, some for the first time since 2019. said Matt Norcross, co-owner of McLean and Eakin Booksellers in Petoskey, Michigan. “Regional has always been essential and something we have relied … Read more

African, Arab publishers take center stage

Elena Pasoli, Bologna’s program director, stressed that this year’s Bologna Children’s Book Fair will have more exhibitors than ever before from more countries around the world, although some publishers are reluctant to travel due to the potential Covid-19 outbreak, 19 The resurgence and the Ukrainian war, this is by no means a “small” fair. “We … Read more