March 17, 2018

Editors’ Picks: Spring Previews from HarperCollins and Penguin Random House

SPONSORED BY: HarperCollins, Penguin, Random House and Library Journal

EVENT TIME AND DATE:  Thursday, November 14th, 2013, 3:00 – 4:00 PM ET/12:00 – 1:00 PM PT

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You’ve bought your big fall titles, now it’s time for a preview of what your patrons will be demanding next spring. Library Journal’s Barbara Hoffert will lead a discussion with editors from imprints at HarperCollins and Penguin Random House as they highlight their top spring books that will be flying off of your shelves.

Ellen Edwards will debut CBA top-selling Susan Meissner’s A Fall of Marigolds (NAL/Penguin Random); Amy Einhorn will discuss Carol Wall’s affecting memoir about a life-changing friendship in Mister Owita’s Guide to Gardening (Amy Einhorn Bks/Penguin Random); Carrie Feron will unveil Laura Lippman’s next blockbuster standalone, After I’m Gone (Morrow/Avon); David Highfill, will discuss Wiley Cash’s This Dark Road to Mercy (Morrow/HarperCollins), Cash’s follow-up breakout debut; and Zachary Wagman will reintroduce Chris Pavone, author of The Expats with his upcoming The Accident (Hogarth/Crown). And that’s just a taste of the titles to be discussed.

Join us live on Thursday, November 14th, 2013 at 3:00PM ET/12:00PM PT.


Ellen Edwards – Executive Editor, New American Library/Penguin Random House

Ellen Edwards, Executive Editor at New American Library, a division of Penguin Random House, has edited romance and women’s fiction for more than three decades, the last 15 years at NAL. She is the editor of the New York Times best-selling writers Catherine Anderson, Kate Carlisle, and Denise Swanson; two-time RITA Award–winning and Arthur Ellis Award–winning The Haunting of Maddy Clare by Simone St. James; and the national best-selling Whistling in the Dark by Lesley Kagen.

Amy Einhorn – Publisher & Vice President, Amy Einhorn Books/Penguin Random House

Amy Einhorn is the Publisher and Vice President of Amy Einhorn Books, a division of Penguin Random House. The imprint is dedicated to publishing both fiction and nonfiction that hits the sweet spot between literary and commercial. Some of the imprint’s bestsellers have been the No. 1 New York Times best sellers The Help by Kathryn Stockett, The Husband’s Secret by Liane Moriarty, and Let’s Pretend This Never Happened by Jenny Lawson, as well as best sellers such as Eleanor Brown’s The Weird Sisters, David Gillham’s City of Women, and Sarah Blake’s The Postmistress.

Carrie Feron – Senior Vice President & Executive Editor, William Morrow & Avon Books

Carrie Feron, a Senior Vice President and Executive Editor at William Morrow and Avon Books, has spent her entire career editing women’s voices. Among the authors she has worked with for Morrow are New York Times best-selling authors Meg Cabot, Mary Jane Clark, Deborah Crombie, Dorothea Benton Frank, Faye Kellerman, Laura Lippman, Elizabeth Lowell, and Susan Elizabeth Phillips. Two recent additions to her list are the No. 1 best-selling book in Canada, Shilpi Somaya Gowda’s Secret Daughter, and Lacy Crawford’s Early Decision. She has been at Morrow for 19 years, where her paperback authors include Jacqueline Sheehan, Emily Arsenault, Sara Gruen, Kerry Reichs, Liza Palmer, Jane O’Connor, Sarah MacLean and Eloisa James.

David Highfill – Vice President & Executive Editor, William Morrow & Avon Books

David Highfill edits a range of popular fiction and narrative nonfiction including journalism, history, biography, and memoir. His recent fiction acquisitions include new books by Patricia Cornwell, Greg Iles, film director Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan (The Strain), Tom Franklin (Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter), Wiley Cash (A Land More Kind Than Home), Steve Martini, Ted Bell, Simon Toyne, former MI6 officer Matthew Dunn, and the respected writer/producer behind the TV’s Law & Order Dick Wolf (The Intercept). His recent nonfiction projects include Sean Parnell’s Outlaw Platoon, Mandy Retzlaff’s One Hundred and Four Horses, and broadcaster Al Michaels’s upcoming memoir.

Zachary Wagman – Senior Editor, Crown Publishers & Hogarth 

Zachary Wagman joined the Crown Trade group in 2011, having spent five years at Vintage Books, where he managed paperback reprints by best-selling authors such as Anne Rice and also edited Austin Grossman’s Soon I Will Be Invincible and Mitchell Zuckoff’s Robert Altman. His first book at Crown was Chris Pavone’s Ex-Pats, which has sold in 17 countries, was an instant New York Times best seller, and won an Edgar Award for Best First Novel. Wagman has also been instrumental in launching Hogarth with titles like Ben Masters’s Noughties and Ryan McIlvain’s Elders. Nonfiction includes Sasha Issenberg’s The Victory Lab, now in its fifth printing, and the recently acquired OKC by Sam Anderson, critic-at-large for the New York Times Magazine.


Barbara Hoffert  – Editor, Prepub Alert, Library Journal

Barbara Hoffert is Editor, LJ Prepub Alert; past chair of the Materials Selection Committee of the RUSA (Reference and User Services Assn.) division of the American Library Association; and past president, treasurer, and awards chair of the National Book Critics Circle, on whose board she served for four terms. She was editor of LJ’s book review for 18 years, routinely introduces author panels at United for Libraries, and has been involved in organizing LJ’s Day of Dialog since its inception.

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