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SMP LUNCHES FOR 'LANDLINE' St. Martin's Press celebrated author Rainbow Rowell at a pre-publication media lunch for her forthcoming adult novel "Landline" in New York City at The Modern restaurant on March 21. Pictured (l. to r.) Nick Small, Dori Weintraub, John Murphy, Rowell, and Sara Goodman, Rowell's editor.

OBREHT, FISHMAN READ AT HOUSING WORKS Seth Fishman, debut author of "The Well's End" and Tea Obreht, author of "The Tiger's Wife," during their event on March 6 at Housing Works in New York City where the two authors read fan fiction they had written of each other’s work.

DINKINS CELEBRATES RAVITCH Former New York City mayor David Dinkins (l.) and former New York lieutenant governor Richard Ravitch at the launch party for Ravitch's memoir "So Much To Do" at Doyle New York on April 29.

THE LAUNCH OF TARCHERLIVE On April 11 and 12, Tarcher/Penguin hosted, at its New York City office, its inaugural TarcherLIVE event. In attendance were aspiring writers and those who have published with True Directions Books, Tarcher's recent partnership with iUniverse (an imprint of Author Solutions), to learn directly from publishing professionals. Pictured is Julia Cameron, author of "The Artist's Way."

CLMP Honors Freeman & McCrae On October 29, the Council of Literary Magazines and Presses held its fall gala at 88 Palace Restaurant in New York City. Pictured Katie Freeman of Riverhead Books (l.) and Fiona McCrae of Graywolf Press; Freeman received the CLMP's Energizer Award for Exceptional Acts of Literary Citizenship, and McCrae received their Golden Colophon Award for Superlative Achievement & Leadership in Independent Literary Publishing.

HOLL GETS 'CRAFTY' IN JERSEY CITY On August 29, John Holl, author of The 'American Craft Beer Cookbook' (Storey Publishing), was the guest of honor at a launch party at Barcade in Jersey City, N.J. Holl is pictured with Jenn Northington, events director for WORD Bookstores.

CROWN STAFFERS HIT THE STRETS To celebrate the paperback publication of "Gone Girl" by Gillian Flynn, Crown employees took to the Port Authority in New York City on April 22 with copies of the paperback to give away to commuters. They wore specially made t-shirts to celebrate the paperback. Two versions of the t-shirts were created: “Team Amy” and “Team Nick” to commemorate the two lead characters in Flynn’s bestseller.

Michael Z. Wise (l.) and Ross Ufberg, cofounders of New Vessel Press, at the publisher's pop-up in New York City on November 23. The publisher has put on four pop-up stores over the past year, and plans on three more before the end of 2014. "Although our books are distributed by Consortium Book Sales & Distribution and are in stores around the country, we're working hard to bring our books, translated from many languages around the world, to as many readers as possible," said Wise.