EVENT TIME AND DATE: Tuesday, February 19, 2013, 3:00-4:00 PM ET/12:00 – 1:00 PM PT
David Ivester – Marketing and publicity manager, Oceanview Publishing
David is a native Floridian with a background in retail, including Borders and assistant store manager for Barnes & Noble. He has extensive experience with consumer product design and development, marketing and sales. David has a passion for reading. He reads very slowly. He savors every syllable of every word, and treasures every punctuation mark with the exception of the dreaded final punctuation of the final sentence. What to read next??
Juliet Grames – Senior editor, Soho Press
Juliet Grames is Senior Editor at Soho Press, where she acquires and edits the award-winning international crime fiction list. Before coming to Soho three years ago, she worked at John Wiley & Sons and then The Overlook Press, where she edited a range of fiction and nonfiction. Her first job in books was at her hometown public library, after which she worked at her college library, as a bookseller at Borders, and at a literary agency before moving to editorial. In her free time, she reads.
Kate Lyall Grant – Publisher, Severn House
Kate Lyall Grant is Publisher at Severn House, responsible for a list of 144 titles a year, focusing on mysteries, thrillers, women’s fiction and horror. Before joining Severn House in 2010, she was a senior commissioning editor at Hodder & Stoughton and, most recently, Simon & Schuster UK.
Edwin Buckhalter – Chairman, Severn House
Edwin Buckhalter is Chairman of Severn House, a company he founded in 1974. Its emphasis on the public library market comes from his teenage experience of writing out orders from the libraries for his father’s small chain of bookstores – no computers or electronic ordering in those days – and learning everything he could about the importance of service in library supply. And he still reckons he can pack a carton of books better than anyone in the office. Severn House are proud to be one ofALA’s Library Champions donors.
Charles Ardai – Publisher and editor, Hard Case Crime (Titan Books)
Charles Ardai is the founder and editor of Hard Case Crime, a line of pulp-style paperback crime novels.
Terry Jacobsen – Mystery columnist, Library Journal
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