Brown Bag Lunchtime Session - Adult Illustrated Books Editors Panel

  • 02 Dec 2014
  • 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
  • In Good Company, 16 West 23rd Street, 4th Floor, New York, NY


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 Please join us on December 2nd for a Brown Bag lunchtime session with our esteemed panel of adult illustrated book editors. Victoria Craven (Executive Editor, Monacelli Press), Karen Murgolo (VP & Editorial Director, Grand Central Life & Style), and Christopher Sweet (Editorial Director, Thames & Hudson) will share their thoughts about their company's experiences in the current publishing climate, what they are looking for from producers, and what directions they think the publishing industry is moving. Questions are welcome throughout and there will be time reserved at the end to meet the panelists.

WHEN: Tuesday, December 2nd from 12:30-2:00 p.m.

WHERE: In Good Company, 16 West 23rd Street, 4th Floor

COST: Free for members; $20 for nonmembers

RSVP: (please let us know if you’d like to pay via PayPal and we will send a link)

And mark your calendar for our upcoming ABPA Brown Bag programs:

Jan 27      All About Making E-books

Feb 24     Children’s Picture Book Editor Panel

Mar 31      The Nuts and Bolts of Licensing and Partnering with Brands

May 5       Packaging and the Educational Market


Victoria Craven joined The Monacelli Press as executive editor this past June where she’s been charged with starting up an applied arts program from scratch with a particular focus on fine art, art instruction, photography technique, and crafts. The Monacelli Press is a leading publisher of books on architecture, the fine arts, interior design, landscape architecture, photography, and graphic design. Celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, TMP has some of the highest editorial, design, and production values in the industry, so it’s an exciting opportunity to marry that esteemed publishing tradition with a new, arts-centric how-to list (launching in spring 2016). Prior to Monacelli, she was most recently editorial director of Watson-Guptill, Potter Craft, Amphoto Books, Lone Eagle, Billboard Books, and BackStage Books, imprints of the Crown Publishing Group, Penguin Random House. She lives in Huntington, NY, with her librarian-husband, three kids, and two rescued black Lab-mixes.

Karen Murgolo is the VP, Editorial Director of Grand Central Life & Style, whose mission is to publish the most exciting and authoritative authors in the lifestyle and wellness categories. She’s edited and published lifestyle and nonfiction books throughout her career at the Doubleday Book Clubs, Bulfinch Press, and Grand Central. Her experience has led to expertise in cookbooks and food narratives, style, self-help, home, inspiration, and memoir. Among the authors she’s worked with are Gwyneth Paltrow (It’s All Good), Mario Batali (America Farm to Table), Daniel Boulud, (Daniel: My French Cuisine), Wolfgang Puck (Wolfgang Puck Makes it Healthy), Mireille Guiliano (French Women Don’t Get Facelifts), and Bobbi Brown (Bobbi Brown Makeup Manual).

Christopher Sweet is Editorial Director of Thames & Hudson Inc. He is the former Senior Specialist in Photography at and he writes about art and photography. He is also the former Editor in Chief of Viking Studio (Penguin Group) and of the Vendome Press. His most recent books include Slim Aarons: La Dolce Vita (Abrams) and Ormond Gigli: Girls in the Windows and Other Stories (powerHouse).

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