Education and Lunch for International Guests: The State of the U.S. Book Industry

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Saturday, January 28, 2017 -
11:45am to 1:45pm
Greenway A

International guests are invited to grab a boxed lunch and join their colleagues from around the world for an informative discussion about the current state of the American book business with a panel of experts including John Mutter from Shelf Awareness, Ed Nowotka from Publishers Weekly, and Lisa Lucas from the National Book Foundation. Moderated by ABA's Oren Teicher. Questions will be welcome and encouraged!   

  • Lisa Lucas, Executive Director, National Book Foundation (New York, NY)
  • John Mutter, Editor and Chief, Shelf Awareness (Seattle, WA)
  • Edward Nawotka, Publishers Weekly, Special Correspondent (New York, NY)

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