Baker and TaylorBaker & Taylor Inc. is the world’s largest aggregator and distributor of books, digital content and entertainment products. The company leverages its unsurpassed worldwide distribution network to deliver rich content in multiple formats, anytime and anywhere. Baker & Taylor offers cutting-edge digital media services and innovative technology platforms to thousands of publishers, libraries and retailers worldwide. Baker & Taylor also offers industry-leading customized library services and Axis 360, the innovative digital media circulation platform.

Books On TapePartnering with libraries for over 35 years, Books on Tape (BOT/Random House), offers the highest-circulating unabridged audiobooks. Our bestselling and award-winning titles are produced in NY & LA studios and read by the finest narrators in the industry.

BrillianceBrilliance Publishing (part of the Amazon.com group of companies) does audiobook publishing in all formats and all genres through Brilliance Audio, print publishing through Grand Harbor Press and Waterfall Press and distributes all Amazon Publishing book imprints through Brilliance Publishing Book Distribution Services. Grand Harbor Press publishes books for customers seeking inspiration, self-help, and spirituality. Waterfall Press publishes books for Christians.

Diamond Book DistributorsDIAMOND BOOK DISTRIBUTORS is a division of Diamond Comic Distributors, Inc., the world’s largest distributor of English-language comic books, graphic novels, and related pop-culture merchandise. DBD is dedicated to making a wide selection of graphic novels and merchandise available to bookstores, libraries, schools, online retailers, mass merchants and others. DBD is the home to a number of world class publishers including IDW Publishing, publisher of Locke & Key, My Little Pony, Jem, and Transformers; Image Comics, publisher of The Walking Dead, Saga, and The Wicked + The Divine; Oni Press, Top Shelf Productions, and many others. 

Grove AtlanticGrove Atlantic is an independent publisher committed to publishing quality works of fiction, nonfiction, drama, and poetry, and among its four imprints is The Mysterious Press, the preeminent publisher of mystery fiction. Bestselling and award-winning authors include Jim Harrison, Donna Leon, Sherman Alexie, Lily King, Mark Bowden, PJ O’Rourke, Val McDermid, and Joyce Carol Oates. The illustrious backlist includes such luminaries as Henry Miller, William Burroughs, Samuel Beckett, Tom Stoppard, and Patricia Highsmith, among many others.

Harper CollinsHarperCollins Children’s Books is one of the leading publishers of children’s books. Respected worldwide for its tradition of publishing quality books for children, HarperCollins is home to many of the classics of children’s literature, including Goodnight Moon, Where the Wild Things Are, The Giving Tree, Charlotte’s Web, Ramona, Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse, the I Can Read beginning reader series and countless award-winning titles. Imprints include Balzer + Bray, Greenwillow Books, Katherine Tegen Books and HarperTeen. HarperCollins Children’s Books is a division of HarperCollins Publishers.

Ingram Content Group Inc., is the world’s largest and most trusted distributor of books, music and media content. Thousands of publishers, retailers and libraries worldwide use Ingram’s fully integrated physical and digital distribution, logistics, and manufacturing solutions to access global consumer demand, and realize the full business potential of book content.

Independent Publishers Group (IPG) is a leading provider of expert distribution services for innovative publishers of print and ebooks. Our unique list features national and international titles from independent presses and academic presses, as well as including the best of British, Spanish, and art books from all over the world. IPG strives to bring the widest variety of content to library communities and their patrons.

KensingtonFounded in 1974, Kensington Publishing Corp. is located in New York City and is known as “America’s Independent Publisher.”  The house of New York Times bestselling authors including Fern Michaels, Lisa Jackson, Joanne Fluke, William W. Johnstone, and many others, Kensington publishes over 500 fiction and non-fiction titles each year and is the foremost independent commercial publishing house in the United States providing hardcover, trade paperback, mass market, and digital releases. It remains a multi-generational family business, with Steven Zacharius succeeding his father as President and CEO, and Adam Zacharius as General Manager.

MacmillanMacmillan Publishers, a distinctive group of publishing companies, has a rich history in the book industry. Our companies publish a broad range of quality works—including award-winning fiction and nonfiction, and inspired and much-loved children’s books. A forward-looking company, we’re dedicated to making our books available in whatever format our readers prefer, and we foster reader discussion through innovative community websites.

NortonCelebrating our 90th anniversary in 2013, W. W. Norton & Company, the oldest and largest publishing house owned wholly by its employees, strives to carry out the imperative of its founder to “publish books not for a single season, but for the years” in fiction, nonfiction, poetry, college textbooks, cookbooks, art books and professional books. Liveright Publishing Corporation, an imprint of Norton that was re-launched in Spring 2012, continues a tradition of high standards and progressive literary sensibilities in both nonfiction and fiction. www.wwnorton.com

OverDriveCreate your Virtual Branch! OverDrive® enables you to offer bestselling eBooks, audiobooks, music and video—online 24/7—from your library’s website. More than 22,000 libraries worldwide rely on OverDrive for the best selection, best service and best user experience. With more than 1,000,000 premium titles available from more than 1,000 publishers, OverDrive has one of the largest catalogs of digital books and more for libraries. Our support for Windows®, Mac®, iPad®, iPhone®, Android™, Sony® Reader, NOOK™ and Kindle®, plus hundreds of other devices makes us the most compatible download service for libraries.

PenguinPenguin Group (USA) publishes trade fiction and nonfiction books through a wide range of imprints. Please visit http://us.penguingroup.com for information on our titles, subject catalogs, teacher’s guides and upcoming conference schedule. Join us on Facebook: Penguin Group Librarians Den and Penguin Group (USA) Academic Marketing, follow us on twitter, penguinlibrary, and on tumblr: penguinlibrary and penguinoncampus.

PerseusPerseus Books is a leading publisher of non-fiction books, publishing titles under eleven distinctive imprints: Basic Books, Da Capo Press, Da Capo Lifelong, PublicAffairs, Running Press, Basic Civitas, Westview Press, Weinstein Books, Avalon Travel Publishing, Seal Press, and Nation Books. The titles published by Perseus Books encompass a broad range of subjects, including contemporary affairs, biography and autobiography, history, business and economics, psychology, travel, health, political and social science, science, social criticism, and the performing arts. Library blog: http://www.dailypretzel.com

Self-eSELF-e is an innovative collaboration between Library Journal and BiblioBoard® that enables authors and libraries to work together to expose notable indie ebooks to voracious readers looking to discover something new. In a little over a year, it has become an important part of the community engagement strategy for numerous public libraries. SELF-e solves the problem of getting local ebook content into your library catalog and ensures your best authors are recognized by LJ Curators in the SELF-e Select product available nationwide.

SourcebooksSourcebooks is creating the next evolution of a book publishing company. We’re committed to innovative publishing, to exploring every platform, and creating new models. Sourcebooks is home to more than 90 book-loving employees who are dedicated to finding new ways to connect with authors, readers, and ideas. We publish over 300 titles each year, including fantastic children’s and young adult lines, and are honored to have 40 New York Times and USA Today bestsellers. Sourcebooks is proud to be one of the largest woman-owned book publishers in the country. Visit www.sourcebooks.com for more information, and check out the Sourcebooks blog.

ThorndikeLocated in Waterville, Maine, Thorndike Press publishes Large Print titles for more than 30 years and publishes more than 100 Large Print titles every month — the vast majority in the current bestseller and genre fiction categories. We’re proud to offer the largest selection of Large Print bestsellers available anywhere, supporting reading levels from the fourth grade on. Many of our titles are published at the same time or within three weeks of the original publisher’s release, making it easy for libraries to refresh their print collections with the newest and most popular titles.

WorkmanWorkman Publishing Company is an independent publisher comprised of Algonquin Books, Artisan, The Experiment, Storey Publishing, Timber Press, and Workman. Its wide range of titles includes critically acclaimed fiction, cookbooks, parenting books, and gardening, humor, and self-help books, all published to inspire, inform, entertain, and enrich with passion, authority, and integrity.


UIC Forum
725 Roosevelt Road
Chicago, IL 60607

Wednesday, May 11, 2016
8:00 AM to 6:00 PM (CDT)

Parking Info
Lot 5 is the closest lot to the UIC Forum and the cost is $10/day.
"At no other event are librarians, authors, publishers, and editors able to mingle as freely as at LJ's Day of Dialog. Attending is not only a book-lover's dream, but also an invaluable experience for any librarian who is interested in the state of the publishing industry."

– Ike Pulver,
Saratoga Springs Public Library