During a new education session added to the program for the American Booksellers Association’s 2018 Winter Institute, booksellers will hear from New York Times Book Review editor Pamela Paul and ABA CEO Oren Teicher, who will share their insights about the state of the book business. The session will take place from 10:40 a.m. to 11:40 a.m. on Tuesday, January 23.
Together, Paul and Teicher will explore key issues and trends in the book industry, how media coverage of books and the bookselling business is evolving and changing, and the role book reviews play in the world of bookselling.
In addition to overseeing book coverage for the New York Times, Paul is the host of the weekly podcast Inside the New York Times Book Review. Prior to joining the Times, she was a contributor to Time magazine and the Economist; her work has appeared in the Atlantic, the Washington Post, Slate, and Vogue.
Paul is the author of My Life With Bob: Flawed Heroine Keeps Book of Books, Plot Ensues (Henry Holt & Co.), as well as four other titles: By the Book: Writers on Literature and the Literary Life From the New York Times Book Review (Picador); Parenting, Inc.: How the Billion-Dollar Baby Business Has Changed the Way We Raise Our Children (Holt Paperbacks); Pornified: How Pornography Is Transforming Our Lives, Our Relationships, and Our Families (St. Martin’s Griffin); and The Starter Marriage and the Future of Matrimony (Random House Trade Paperbacks).
Paul will also be featured at Tuesday morning’s keynote breakfast, from 7:45 a.m. to 9:00 a.m., during which she will appear in conversation with actor, producer, and designer Sarah Jessica Parker, who recently launched her own imprint with Hogarth in partnership with Publisher Molly Stern.