Category Archives: About Us

Han Solo Said It Best: A Guest Post by Eileen Gardner, PW’s 200,000th Twitter Follower

Eileen Gardner -- October 25th, 2011

Eileen Gardner has just become Publishers Weekly’s 200,000th follower on Twitter. Turns out she’s an aspiring novelist and blogger; to mark our Twitter milestone, we asked her to contribute a guest post to PWxyz.

I think sometimes in life it is better not to know how difficult something is going to be before you attempt it. I can now file “publish my novel” under this heading. The odds of seeing my work in print are frighteningly small, but I didn’t know that when I started my quest for publication. If I’d known the odds going in, I probably wouldn’t have gone in.

Ok, that’s not true. Writing for me is not a choice. It’s a passion, it’s a calling. I couldn’t stop writing if I tried, and believe me, I’ve tried. But like a siren’s song, writing keeps calling me back. I am a writer.

About two years ago, I had that thrilling spark of a great idea. I sat down in my chair and put my hands on the keyboard. Every day. I fell in love with my characters. I thought I developed an interesting plot. And I did something I’d never done before: I finished.

I think we should give out awards to anyone who actually finishes a novel. It is a major accomplishment.

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PW on the Web and Made to Order

Parul Sehgal -- August 26th, 2011

A few months ago, we launched our audiobook blog, Listen Up, and today (on #ff, most appropriately) we’re launching a twitter account for all things audiobook — news, reviews, inside information, Q&As, contests.

Our audiobook reviews editor and Listen Up blogger Adam Boretz (and his faithful intern) will be tweeting, so don’t be shy, go on, follow us: @PWAudio!

It’s also a fine moment for us to round up all the ways you can join the conversation with PW and get book news and reviews tailored to your needs.

 

“Like” us on Facebook and be eligible for free subscriptions, stimulating and scrappy dialogue with PW editors and fellow readers:

Publishers Weekly

PW Reviews

PW Comics World

 

On Twitter:

@Publisherswkly: The mothership

@PWAudio: All things audio

@PWComicsWorld: All comics, all the time

@PWKidsBookshelf: Children’s and teen book business news

@Pwreligion: Updates from our religion editor

@PWReviews: Book reviews and gossip from PW and beyond

@PWxyz: Updates from our news blog

 

Plus, take advantage of our email newsletters. Signing up is free and easy. Do it here. Do it now!

Children’s Bookshelf (Weekly): Children’s and teen book business news, reviews, and more

Cooking the Books (Twice A Month): News for cookbook enthusiasts.

PW Comics World (Monthly):  News, feature stories, interviews on graphic novel and comics publishing.

PW Daily Newsletter (Daily):  Authoritative reporting of the day’s big deals, personnel moves, sales information and technology developments.

Religion BookLine (Monthly): Religion and spirituality publishing’s premier source of information.

Goodbye Morning Report, Hello Roundup

Craig Morgan Teicher -- June 22nd, 2011

Every day for the past few years, PW has brought readers the most important book and publishing stories from across the Web–plus our pithy two cents–every morning in a post we’ve called “The Morning Report.”  Starting today, we’re taking it to the next level: introducing The Roundup, an ongoing feed of book news from the Web updated all day on publishersweekly.com!  You’ll see it there right now on our homepage, just above the fold on the right hand column.  It’s also got its own page here.

We’ll send out a tweet each morning with the first batch of stories we find, but check back throughout the day for more.  And look back at the archive of past days’ stories to see what the big news was once upon a time.

The Roundup will be your one-stop-shop for everybody’s take on the book biz–from all over the Web and all over the world. We hope you like it, and we hope you’ll stick around on our site for more of PW’s great book biz coverage.

Have Breakfast with PW

Craig Morgan Teicher -- September 7th, 2010

PW has just announced the Fall season of our breakfast panels, a monthly discussion series exploring pressing issues in the book business. On September 28th, we’ve got a discussion on e-book rights; on October 19, we’ll talk about (the lack of) diversity in publishing; and on November 9, we’ll discuss the cookbook going digital. All panels are on Tuesdays from 8:30-10:30, including breakfast, and cost $49 per session. We hope to see you there. Click the link above for more info and to register.

Download the PW App for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch

Craig Morgan Teicher -- July 19th, 2010

Did you know we have an iPhone/ iPad/ iPod Touch app?  Now you do, which means you should download it.  Here’s the link. The app itself, designed by Exact Editions, is free and includes a limited preview of each week’s issue of PW.  An inexpensive in-app purchase gets you full access to the issue in wonderful, hand-held, digital form.

And, while we’re on did-you-know’s and mobile phones, did you know PW also has a mobile version of its Web site?  Point your mobile browser to www.publishersweekly.com/mobile.

Welcome to PWxyz: The Blog

Craig Morgan Teicher -- July 12th, 2010

Welcome to PWxyz, PW’s  new news, info and gossip blog.  We thought it was about time we brought all our resources to the blogosphere.  On this blog, you’ll hear mostly from PW’s Senior Web Editor Craig Morgan Teicher (me), but also from lots of other PW staffers, who’ll bring you breaking news and stuff you won’t find anywhere else about upcoming books (from our Reviews department), children’s and YA titles and events, and breaking news from our news staff.  We hope to cover these beats with a fun flair.  All of this in addition to the PW coverage you’ve come to know, love and depend on.

So what’s PWxyz mean?  Well, it’s the name of the company our new President George Slowik Jr. recently formed to buy PW and reboot the magazine for a new life.  We think of ourselves as a 138 year old startup, finding new ways to expand what we’ve been doing for more than a century.

The name PWxyz also alludes to what we plan to accomplish–kind of covering the whole alphabet of the publishing and book worlds.  Look out for not just news, but cool videos, product reviews, interviews, neat lists, live-blogged events, and anything else we can come up with.  You’ll be hearing from us a lot over the course of every day (and even at night!). Stay tuned, and follow us on Twitter at @PWxyz.