Friday, August 29, 2014


Beijing Book Fair 2014: Something for Everyone
The Beijing Book Fair, running from August 27 through the 31st, has an expanded program for STM publishers, while children's trade books continue to attract lots of interest. more »

Audible Releases Two Editions of Scalzi Novel
Audible released two editions of the audiobook version of John Scalzi's 10th novel, 'Lock In,' earlier this week. Wil Wheaton and Amber Benson each acted out the voice of Chris, the novel's narrator, whose gender remains ambiguous throughout. more »

Trade Paperback Bestseller List
'Unbroken' by Laura Hillenbrand is the #1 title on PW's trade paperback bestseller list. See the full list » »

Oldest U.S. Public Library Could Close: For more than two centuries, the Darby Free Library has remained both a vital part of its community as well as a historical landmark. Built in 1743 in Darby, Pa. by Quakers, it remains the oldest public library in the nation. But a financial crisis has left it in danger of shutting down by the end of the year.

Grocer Pulls Dahl from Aussie Shelves: The supermarket chain Aldi has withdrawn Roald Dahl’s classic children’s book 'Revolting Rhymes' from its Australian stores following a complaint on its Facebook page.

D.C. Library Hires Social Worker : Jean Badalamenti is the D.C. Public Library’s health and human services coordinator, a new position which will see her working with homeless library patrons.

Pubs Shout Foul Over Amazon's Ratings : Amazon Japan introduced a new system this summer to rank book publishers, a decision that has not gone down well with its business partners.

DFW Novel Translated Into Lego : David Foster Wallace's 'Infinite Jest' has been recreated in plastic bricks by an appropriately precocious child.

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