Waldorf Publishing refuses to accept such terms as
“boutique” or “small press” as descriptive nomenclature
for the company. Begun three years ago with a handful
of authors, it now boasts a roster of more than 100. This
year alone, Waldorf will publish 52 titles. Now that the
company has its legs, it has decided to “go big or go
home” at BookExpo. “You know, Texas style, which is
where Waldorf Publishing is located,” says Danielle A.
Vann, Waldorf marketing specialist.“This year we’re
bringing more to the show than just ARCs and bookmarks. We are bringing some major talent and fun
events,” she adds. Here’s what’s happening.
Today, 2-3 p.m. Have wine with actor/producer
Chris Wiehl in the booth (1632) to celebrate his
memoir, Trying to Walk Like a Man (Oct.). In 2008, Wiehl
had a one-month-old baby and a marriage on the rocks
when he learned he had an aggressive brain tumor. In
this gripping tale, he tells how he fought his way back.
Tomorrow, 11–11: 30 a.m. Wiehl signs in the Autographing Area, at Table 13.
Tomorrow, 10–11 a.m., in the Autographing Area,
at Table 13. NFL Detroit Lion Don Carey signs copies
of his inspirational memoir, It’s Not Because I’m Better Than You (Oct.). The
gridiron star explains what it takes to be successful. Recounting significant
moments in his life, he connects those moments to crucial life principles that
he believes can have a huge impact on one’s life.
Tomorrow, 2–3 p.m. Have dessert with Carey at the Waldorf Booth
(1632). —Beth Levine
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Resolute Forest Products is harming Canada’s Boreal Forest and attempting to silence the voices of critics like Greenpeace with staggering lawsuits.
As Resolute’s customers, many publishers, including Penguin Random House, Simon & Schuster, Hachette and HarperCollins have the power and
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Good-bye, ibid.; hello, tweet. “3-D” or “3D”? “Fewer” or “less”? “Hi Mom” or
“Hi, Mom”? If you’re a writer, editor, or simply an unreconstructed grammar
nerd, there’s a good chance that at some point you’ve sought an answer to
such questions in The Chicago Manual of Style. First published in 1906, the
Manual has, over its 100-plus-year history, become one of the most widely
referenced arbiters of language and style usage. According to its website,
it has sold more than a million copies across its editions, and its online
component has had more than 200,000 recurring visitors since 2010. Now,
this fall, the University of Chicago Press will release its 17th edition of the
Manual—the first since the 16th came out in 2010.
What’s different about this edition? Carol Fisher Saller, who’s been part
of the Manual team for more than 20 years, in both editorial and marketing
roles, says several of the updates reflect changes in how we talk about the
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