Book Industry Gathers at Sally Dedecker Memorial Event
Friends and colleagues of Sally Dedecker gathered on Thursday, February 1, at a memorial event in New York City held in remembrance of the longtime Book Industry Study Group (BISG) board member.
The event was organized by Sourcebooks founder and CEO Dominique Raccah and The Book Report Network co-founder and President Carol Fitzgerald, and hosted by Dedecker’s BookExpo colleagues Andrew Esposito and Brien McDonald. According to BISG, more than 30 industry influencers from such companies as the American Booksellers Association, BISG, Bowker, Overdrive, Publishers Marketplace, Publishers Weekly, and more joined Dedecker’s family for the occasion at The Black Barn restaurant.
In addition to her role as a board member of BISG, Dedecker had also served as BookExpo’s director of programming and as a strategic consultant to publishers. She also had roots in bookselling and in sales and marketing at NAL, Simon & Schuster, and Ingram.
American Booksellers Association CEO Oren Teicher was one of many who spoke at the event. Said Teicher, “When anyone needed someone to get something done, Sally was that go-to person. She knew everyone, and always knew the right person to call at the right time. She was extraordinary, and we’ll miss her a lot.”
February 1, 2018
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