The Marketeers Club: May and June Exhibit Round Up

Emily Giller is the exhibits coordinator and media planner in the marketing department. 

9780803277298BookExpo America (BEA) and BookCon

May 27-31, 2015 (New York, NY)

UNP show attendees: Martyn Beeny, Marketing Manager; Rosemary Vestal, Publicity Manager; Emily Giller, Exhibits Coordinator and Media Planner

“We continue to see significant value in exhibiting at BEA and with BookCon now added to the show there is even more reason to be there to showcase our books to as broad an audience as possible. The chance to interact directly with readers at BookCon cannot be underestimated. The vibe was positive and strong throughout the week and there seems to be a renewed enthusiasm for BEA.”—Martyn Beeny

Galley Giveaways:

On Point: A Guide to Writing the Military Story by Tracy Crow

From the Mouths of Dogs: What Our Pets Teach Us about Life, Death, and Being Human by B.J. Hollars

The Battle for Paradise: Surfing, Tuna, and One Town’s Quest to Save a Wave by Jeremy Evans

Eight Questions of Faith: Biblical Challenges That Guide and Ground Our Lives by Niles Elliot Goldstein

Stephanie K. won $150 worth of books from our register to win, including: The JPS Torah Commentary: Genesis commentary by Nahum Sarna; The JPS Bible Commentary: Haftarot by Michael Fishbane; Torah Through Time by Shai Cherry; Who’s Who in the Jewish Bible by David Mandel.


FeldmanAmerican Theological Library Association (ATLA)

June 17-20, 2015 (Denver, CO)

UNP conference attendee: Rosemary Vestal, Publicity Manager

Books with the most buzz:

Outside the Bible: Ancient Jewish Writings Related to Scripture edited by Louis Feldman, James Kugel, and Lawrence Schiffman

The JPS Bible Commentary: Song of Songs commentary by Michael Fishbane


Fishbane_front_rev2-15Association of Jewish Libraries (AJL)

June 21-24, 2015 (Washington, D.C.)

Jewish Publication Society conference attendees: Rabbi Barry Schwartz, Director; Sarah Segal, Director of Development and Communications

“It was nice to learn that JPS is on the radar of almost all the synagogue and university librarians I met. We’re pleased that the Association of Jewish Libraries chose to honor Outside the Bible with their scholarship award. I gave a paper on ‘The Past and Future of American Jewish Bible Translation’ that was well received, and naturally plugged JPS at every opportunity!”—Rabbi Barry Schwartz

Books with the most buzz:

Outside the Bible: Ancient Jewish Writings Related to Scripture edited by Louis Feldman, James Kugel, and Lawrence Schiffman

The JPS Bible Commentary: Song of Songs commentary by Michael Fishbane

The Commentator’s Bible: Deuteronomy edited, translated, and annotated by Michael Carasik


Society for American Baseball Research (SABR)

June 24-28, 2015 (Chicago, IL)

UNP conference attendees: Rob Taylor, Sports Editor; Courtney Ochsner, Associate Acquisitions Editor

“SABR reported record attendance and record number first time attendees. Book sales exceeded our expectations. A number of UNP authors were in attendance, including Mark Armour, Andy McCue, Rob Garratt, Rick Huhn, Mort Zachter, Rob Fitts, David Block, David Nemec, and Dan Levitt. In addition to being well represented, our authors were also prominent parts of the conference. David Block and David Nemec both received Chadwick Awards. Dan Levitt received the Bob Davids Award, which honors SABR members whose contributions to SABR and baseball reflect the ingenuity, integrity, and self-sacrifice of the founder and past president of SABR, L. Robert ‘Bob’ Davids.

Fitts and Mashi signing
Rob Fitts and Masanori Murakami signing books at SABR 45 in Chicago.

The weekend came to a successful closing on Saturday when Rob Fitts and Masanori Murakami (the first Japanese Major League baseball player) held a successful presentation, followed by a well-attended book signing.” —Rob Taylor

Author Signings:

Mark Armour and Daniel Levitt, In Pursuit of Pennants: Baseball Operations from Deadball to Moneyball 

Robert K. Fitts and Masanori Murakami, Mashi: The Unfulfilled Baseball Dreams of Masanori Murakami, the First Japanese Major Leaguer 

Steve Steinberg and Lyle Spatz, The Colonel and Hug: The Partnership that Transformed the New York Yankees  

Mort Zachter, Gil Hodges: A Hall of Fame Life 

James Walker, Crack of the Bat: A History of Baseball on the Radio 

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