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GOODMAN----THE JEWISH BOOK COUNCIL
Reading Circles for Women
Jewish Book Month Poster
Bookmarks
In Jewish Bookland
Jewish Book Annual
, volume 9.
Radio Transcriptions of Children's Programs
PUBLIC RELATIONS
With the cooperation of the JWB Bureau of Public Information,
publicity was initiated in July, 1950, for the purpose of stimulating
interest in the forthcoming Jewish Book Month. Releases were
issued on the
Jewish Book Annual
, the miscellaneous publications
of the Council, the anniversaries to be observed in 1950, and a
feature story on Jewish Book Month by Bernard Postal. The
Jewish Telegraphic Agency syndicated an article entitled “The
Year in Literature” by Harold Eidlin, which was a lengthy review
of the
Jewish Book Annual.
We succeeded in urging R. W. Bowker and Company, publishers
of the Literary Market Place, an important tool in the book world,
to include in this annual publication a number of sources relating
to Jewish books.
MISCELLANEOUS SERVICES
The Council has been able to provide a number of valuable
services to publishers and authors of Jewish books. This aid has
increased considerably during the past two years with a growing
number of publishers and authors continually turning to the
Council for guidance. We have compiled lists of Jewish book
distributors, important Jewish libraries, and are able to suggest
sources for other Jewish mailing lists. While we cannot aid in the
actual sale of books nor do any specialized promotion for a
particular book, we have been able to alert publishing firms,
particularly the general ones, to the potentialities in the Jewish
field.
Requests for suggestions and advice from organizations and
individuals are handled daily. These may deal with particular
needs of libraries, requests for specialized booklists, sources for
book purchasing and a variety of other types of services.
EXECUTIVE BOARD AND COMMITTEE MEETINGS
The Executive Board and standing and special committees
held meetings frequently throughout the year. Among the active
committees were Editorial Advisory Board of
Jewish Book Annual
,