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PAU LA GRIBETZ GOTTL IEB
Jewish Book Council
1991—1992
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increased its coverage o f the world
o f Jewish books over the past year through expanded program­
ming. The staff began to provide marketing consultation to both
authors and editors. The growth o f the Jewish Book Awards
program attracted more participating publishers and, in turn,
generated more publicity. Jewish Book Month kits sales reached
more synagogues, schools and Jewish Community Centers.
Jewish Book World
advertising revenue increased and editorial
coverage expanded to include two new regular features: “Re­
port from Israel” and “What’s New on the US Book scene.”
Our Board o f Directors meetings continued to feature lively
speakers and discussions.
JEW ISH BOOK MON TH
Jewish Book Month was observed from November
2—December 2. The 1991 Book Month poster was designed by
Neil Waldman, a fine artist and award-winning children’s book
illustrator. The colorful poster depicts the fluttering pages o f
a translucent book superimposed on the domes and hills o f the
Old City o f Jerusalem. A rainbow completes the picture o f se­
renity. The theme is “Books, The Heritage o f the Jewish Peo­
ple.”
The 1991 Jewish Book Month Kit included two copies o f the
poster, 100 children’s bookmarks and 100 adult bookmarks. In
addition, there were two new publications and a special bonus
offer o f complementary materials to celebrate “ 1991 — The
Year o f the Lifetime Reader” sponsored by The Library o f Con­
gress.
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