10:15–11:15 / Prince
Moderator / Lydia Kiesling Editor, The Millions
Emily Ballaine Events Coordinator and Store Manager, Green Apple Books
Ismail Muhammad Writer, The Millions
Ingrid Rojas Contreras Books Columnist, KQED
In this session, experienced reviewers and booksellers will discuss the pleasures and challenges of selecting and evaluating books. Panelists will cover topics such as the considerations for selecting books to review and the impact of elements like cover design, blurbs, marketing copy, and image programs. Learn what publishers do well—and not so well—in presenting books for review. These much-anticipated perspectives will come from influential first readers of new books.