Saturday, June 28, 2014
THE ROUNDUP with PW
China Blocks 'Hard Choices' : Distributors and publishers impose an “effective ban” on Hillary Clinton's memoir, which is critical of the Chinese government.
French Lawmakers Adopt Anti-Amazon Bill: French lawmakers adopted a bill on Thursday that will prevent Amazon and other online giants from offering free deliveries of discounted books, in a bid to support the country's small bookshops.
Fired for Unionizing, Say Staffers : Following the union elections on Tuesday, the owners of Book Culture, Columbia students' unofficial go-to hub for course books, bestsellers and childrens’ literature have fired five of their 30 employees.
Glitterati Profiles Reid : An in-depth profile of PW senior news editor and co-editor of PW Comics World, Calvin Reid.
Are Authors Running Out of Book Titles?: People first started to notice last year when Kate Atkinson's "Life After Life" coincided with Jill McCorkle's "Life After Life," which had been published just six days earlier. Since then examples of novels with the same name have kept on cropping up.