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GOTTLIEB/JWB JEWISH BOOK COUNCIL
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Gold, Daphne Merkin, Pinchas Peli, Fran Leibowitz, Barbara
Cohen, Anne Roiphe, Shabtai Teveth, and Yehuda Amichai.
The panels covered such topics as collecting Hebrew books, Jew­
ish humor, children’s books, and Israeli writers. The perform­
ing artists included Oscar Brand, Yakov Smirnoff, Deb Kayman,
Peninnah Schram, and the Zamir Chorale.
The Book Council held its first
Jewish Children’s Book Sympo­
sium
on Monday, November 9th, 1987. The meeting was held
at the Union o f American Hebrew Congregations in New York
City, with Paula Gribetz Gottlieb, director o f the Council, and
Dr. Marcia W. Posner, library consultant, presiding. This sym­
posium was the first o f a series scheduled to be held in alternate
years during the Jewish Heritage book fair. Attendance was
by invitation only to a select group o f book professionals.
The JWB Jewish Book Council participated in the JWB Bi­
ennial Convention, held in St. Louis from April 27th to May
1st. The Book Council shared a booth with the JWB Music
Council and JWB Lecture Bureau. Hundreds o f Jewish Book
Month posters, Council publications, and order forms were dis­
tributed. This year more than 1,200 delegates from 34 states,
the District o f Columbia, and Canada, came to the Biennial
— a record attendance.
BOOK D ISTR IBUT ION CONFERENCE
The JWB Jewish Book Council recently sponsored “
Capturing
the Market: The Art of DistributingJewish-Interest Books,”
an all-day
seminar. Held on Friday, April 22, 1988, at the New York head­
quarters o f UJA-Federation, the seminar brought together a
variety o f book publishing professionals, and was attended by
nearly 100 people.
Following welcoming remarks by Paula Gribetz Gottlieb, di­
rector o f the Council, four panel discussions were held. The
panels and their participants were:
Where is the Market for Jewish-Interest Books?
Moderator
: Daisy Maryles, executive editor, Publishers Weekly.
Esther Cohen, publisher, Adama Books;
Avi Lyons, vice-president, Data Services marketing, AB Data;