SiriusXM Launches "Publishers Weekly Radio"
Experts from 'Publishers Weekly' turn listeners into insiders: the reviews,
information and intrigue of books, authors and publishing
Early look at PW's bestsellers list powered by Nielsen; exclusive interviews
NEW YORK, Dec. 5, 2012
NEW YORK, Dec. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Sirius XM Radio (NASDAQ: SIRI) today
announced the launch of Publishers Weekly Radio, an exclusive one-hour, weekly
show bringing listeners inside the world of publishing, beginning Thursday,
December 6, 2012 on Book Radio channel 80.
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Publishers Weekly Radio will feature Publishers Weekly senior editor Mark
Rotella and reviews editor Rose Fox as hosts, revealing and exploring what's
hot and why in the world of publishing, presenting exclusive interviews with
bestselling authors, unveiling the highlights of Publishers Weekly's upcoming
bestsellers list (powered by Nielsen BookScan), Publishers Weekly's editors'
picks, "must-reads" and much more. Also, as only insiders can, the hosts,
their colleagues and guests will give "the story behind the story" of popular
books and behind-the-scenes intrigue from the publishing world.
Publishers Weekly Radio will air every Thursday, starting December 6, 2012 at
3:00 pm ET on SiriusXM Book Radio channel 80. Upcoming shows will feature New
York Times bestselling author Eloisa James, Publishers Weekly's John Sellers
on recommended holiday books for children, and PW's best of 2012 gift guide.
"Publishers Weekly is not just a group of insider journalists; we are deeply
passionate about the magic of books and the fascinating industry that creates
them. I look forward to bringing our love and knowledge of our world to
SiriusXM listeners and empowering their interest in stories and storytellers,"
said George Slowik, Jr., President, CEO of Publishers Weekly.
"No book lover will want to miss the inside and expert information of
Publishers Weekly Radio, and no show is a better shortcut for our busy
listeners to knowing what's coming out, what's in the works, what's happening
behind the scenes, and what might be their next favorite read," said Jeremy
Coleman, Senior Vice President, Talk and Entertainment Programming, SiriusXM.
"Publishers Weekly has had the pulse of the publishing world for more than 140
years; we are thrilled to welcome them now to satellite radio as we expand our
commitment to books and authors through our dedicated SiriusXM Book Radio
channel and beyond."
Publishers Weekly Radio will be available on SiriusXM On Demand after it airs
for subscribers listening via the SiriusXM Internet Radio App for smartphones
and other mobile devices, or online at SiriusXM.com. Visit
siriusxm.com/ondemand for more information.
Publishers Weekly is the international newsmagazine of the book business
targeting publishers, librarians, booksellers, rights agents and the media
with emphasis on book reviews.
SiriusXM Book Radio connects millions of listeners across the country with
books, authors and notable guests from the literary world offering programs
that include author interviews, daily broadcasts of audio books, radio drama
For more information visit www.siriusxm.com/bookradio.
About Publishers Weekly
Publishers Weekly is the international newsmagazine of the book publishing
industry. Founded in 1872 and published continuously since then, the weekly
magazine boasts more than 350,000 Twitter followers; publishes six
eNewsletters; five blogs; and a robust Web site that has reached more than
5,000,000 unique visitors this year. The magazine has also launched a mobile
edition, digital editions and apps. Publishers Weekly reviews more than 8,000
books, as well as ebooks, apps and audio books, each year, in addition to
featuring author interviews and news and analysis about the world of
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