tagged with: "NERDS"

ABRAMS Authors At Brooklyn Book Festival


The Brooklyn Book Festival is the largest free literary event in New York City, presenting an array of national and international literary stars and emerging authors. One of America’s premier book festivals, this hip, smart diverse gathering attracts thousands of book lovers of all ages to enjoy authors and the festival’s lively literary marketplace.

on Friday, September 20th, 2013
in the category Bookstore

The Cover Evolution of NERDS

Behind The Scenes With Creative Director Chad Beckerman

The following shows the process Ethen and I went through while working on the cover for Michael Buckley’s latest series, NERDS. I wish I could have better descriptions but I don’t want to give away all my secrets. See how the cover evolved after the break.

on Friday, January 4th, 2013
in the category Children's Books

Book NERDS unite: A visit to the magical world of Harry Potter

Shhh! A (pretty fun) field trip during the International Reading Association conference in Orlando

One of the best perks of my job is the chance to attend the librarian and teacher conferences that occur throughout the year. The list of reasons why is long; I could easily make a top ten list, but I’m going to narrow it down for this particular post:

1) I have the opportunity to visit new cities—and when I plan ahead—the chance to tack on a vacation day or two so I can do a little exploring.

2) I get the chance to meet the people who are actually reading our books!

Last week was one such opportunity. We traveled to sunny Orlando, FL for the International Reading Association (IRA) conference. We had a great show that included a featured speaker presentation by Wimpy Kid author Jeff Kinney, a mystery panel with authors Tom Angleberger, Michael Buckley, and Jack Ferraiolo, an inspiring presentation by Lauren Myracle and multiple author signings at our booth including Henry Cole, Lee Bennett Hopkins, Marissa Moss, Eric Velasquez and David Ward.

on Wednesday, May 18th, 2011
in the category Children's Books, Conferences, Young Adult Books