Book recommendations from Barbara Hoffert (Library Journal), Douglas Lord (Library Journal), Robin Nesbitt (Columbus, Ohio, Metropolitan Library), Nora Rawlinson (EarlyWord.com); and Alene Moroni (King County, Wash., Library). Host: Barbara A. Genco (Library Journal).
E-reading devices and digital publishing are discussed by National Book Critics Circle president Jane Ciabattari, book blogger Carolyn Kellogg, Denise Oswald (Soft Skull Press), Nicholas Latimore (Knopf), Ed Nawotka (PublishingPerspectives.com) and media consultant Kate Travers. Moderator: John Reed (Brooklyn Rail).
The current and future state of the publishing industry is discussed with Bob Miller (Workman Publishing), Esther Newberg (International Creative Management), Skip Prichard (Ingram Content Group), David Shanks (Penguin Group), Oren Teicher (American Booksellers Association) and author Scott Turow ("Innocent"), the incoming president of the Authors Guild. Jonathan Galassi (Farrar, Straus and Giroux) moderates.