Sourcebooks Publisher and CEO Dominique Raccah made NewCity’s Lit 50 2015, a list of the 50 greatest contributors to Chicago’s vibrant literary scene!
“This year’s list includes indie-bookstore owners, booksellers, publishers, editors, chairs and directors of creative writing programs, literacy advocates, library leaders, execs at major literary foundations, organizers of festivals, conferences, live lit productions and salons. All of the individuals on this list contribute significantly—whether they help to get books in readers’ hands, excite the next generation in literary arts, afford writers opportunities to publish, provide storytellers a stage to share their tales, or create environments where writers can make the right connections or just talk shop.”
“Behind all of the innovation is fundamentally our desire to create a more expansive future for readers, authors and book publishing,” Raccah said.
Raccah is featured at #3, behind Elizabeth Taylor, Chicago Tribune’s literary editor, and Robert Polito, president of the Poetry Foundation. It’s a great honor to be included and the Chicago literary scene is a community that Sourcebooks is proud to be a part of.
BEA is always a great show, a place where publishers, booksellers, librarians, bloggers, authors, and more can get together and talk about what is going on in the industry and the exciting books everyone is looking forward to in the coming year. We got a chance to introduce some of the books and authors we're most excited about to some of the people we are most excited about working with.
Publisher Dominique Raccah was a part of the panel that kicked off the BEA 2015 programming: Innovation and Data: The Promise and The Pitfalls. More on what the panel discussed here.
Publishers (and others) have booths on the trade show floor where they display their upcoming books, host author signings, conduct meetings, and talk with other industry professionals. Booksellers and librarians stop by to browse through what each publisher will be offering in the coming year. Some publishers give away copies of books so that people can read and recommend the books they fall in love with. Author signings are a great way for an author to meet and interact with a lot of industry professionals and to share their excitement about their book.
A huge thank you to everyone who made BEA great this year!
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