The New and the Mighty: How Editors from the Book World’s Newest Imprints Are Making Their Mark on the Industry

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When a publisher launches a new imprint, it’s like they opened a door that didn’t exist before. We book lovers had been walking up and down the bookstore aisles, browsing titles by familiar imprints, when all of a sudden, we’re through that door and surrounded by exciting new releases that have been curated and nurtured with a fresh publishing vision. Of course, this is thrilling for writers, too. It means there’s more room for your voice to be heard. A group of pioneering editors discusses the trials and triumphs of launching a new imprint, how their imprints reflect the changing landscape of the industry, and what they’re looking for right now.

Panelists: Ryan Doherty, Executive Editor, Celadon Books; Carmen Johnson, Editorial Director, Little A; Peter Joseph, Editorial Director, Hanover Square Press; Victory Matsui, Editor, One World; Namrata Tripathi, VP & Publisher, Kokila/Penguin Young Readers

Moderator: Sarah Bowlin, Agent, Aevitas Creative Management