“Color My World: An Exploration of Adult Coloring Books” Panel Discussion To Feature Publishing, Printing Experts
January 27, 2016
For Immediate Release
Media Contact: Tim Hoey, firstname.lastname@example.org, 973.714.0707
New York, NY — Publishers Weekly (PW) editorial director Jim Milliot will moderate a panel discussion on the adult coloring book phenomenon during the Book Industry Guild of New York’s (BIGNY) February 9, 2016 event.
From their respective publishing or printing industry vantage points, the panelists will address the books’ surprising popularity and editorial/production challenges. The trio includes the following participants:
- Meg Leder, Executive Editor/Penguin Random House (she is leading adult coloring book author Johanna Basford’s editor)
- Ed Spade, Senior Account Manager, Content Acquisition/Ingram Content Group
- Jennifer Feldman, Publisher/Dover Publications
The BIGNY event, open to the public for a five-dollar admission charge, will be held at 6:15 pm at Penguin Random House, 1745 Broadway, New York, NY.
Full-time students with appropriate identification and prior reservation may attend the speaking portion of the event for FREE.
About Jim Milliot
Jim Milliot is editorial director of Publishers Weekly and vice president of PWxyz, the company that acquired PW from Reed in April 2010. Jim has been with PW for 22 years, starting as the business and news editor, topics he still covers today. He served as co-editorial director of the magazine between 2010 and June 2014 when he was named editorial director. Prior to joining PW, Jim was executive editor at Simba Information, a publisher of newsletters and market studies on various media segments, including trade and educational book publishing. Simba’s flagship publications were BP Report and Educational Marketer, for which Jim served as editor from 1983 to 1993. Jim served on the statistics committee of the BISG and is now a board member at IBPA.
About Meg Leder
Executive editor Meg Leder joined Penguin Books in 2014, after nine years at Perigee Books. She’s spent her publishing career focusing on illustrated gift books, creativity titles, and quirky nonfiction. Among the titles she’s edited are The New York Times and international bestseller Wreck This Journal, along with other projects from Keri Smith; the bestselling Lost Ocean from the illustrator dubbed the queen of coloring, Johanna Basford; and Wall Street Journal bestseller Chasers of the Light from Internet sensation Tyler Knott Gregson. Before joining Penguin Group, she worked as an editor for McGraw-Hill Trade and Writer’s Digest Books, as well as a bookseller for Joseph-Beth Books. She is the author of the forthcoming YA novel The Museum of Heartbreak (Simon Pulse, 2016).
About Ed Spade
Ed Spade is a Senior National Account Manager/Content Acquisition who works with trade publishers, consulting with them on the advantages of Ingram’s publisher services, including print on demand, digital asset management, and global distribution. Spade has expertise in print and digital publishing processes, content management and distribution, e-commerce, digital strategy, and rights management.
Prior to Ingram, he served as Director of Digital Publishing, for Nickelodeon in New York, where he managed the eBook publishing and digital video account relationships for clients including Amazon, Apple, Google Play and Nook. Earlier in his career, he held digital content development positions at Penguin Young Readers Group in New York.
About Jennifer Feldman
Jennifer Feldman is currently Publisher at Dover Publications. She has more than 25 years of experience as a publishing professional in content creation, product development, strategic market share, and revenue growth. Previously, Jennifer held positions as VP and Publisher at both John Wiley and Sons and BBC America, leading the acquisition strategy, expanding channel distribution, and managing brand relationships. Jennifer’s early career included roles at Simon & Schuster and Macmillan General Reference creating retail merchandising programs and alliance marketing programs.
About the Book Industry Guild of New York (BIGNY)
BIGNY is a New York-based organization that serves the publishing industry and community. Since its inception in 1926, the Guild has provided professional development opportunities by hosting social and educational events, seminars, industry trips, and more. The Guild produces the annual New York Book Show, which celebrates outstanding achievements in book design and manufacturing. BIGNY also proudly organizes charitable events to promote literacy in the New York City metropolitan area.