Wednesday, October 29, 2014

The Roundup with PW

What Book Should You Read Next?: More and more, computer-generated recommendations run our lives. But are they really the best way to expand your cultural horizons?

A.S. Byatt Siding with Amazon: “I can’t speak against Amazon,” said the Booker winner. “As a writer I wouldn’t be who I am without them sending the right books out, and not only that, but sending them tomorrow."

A Band of Her Own: Tapes from Anne Sexton's little known musical side project.

Rakuten Launches New U.K. Website: The Japanese e-commerce company will sell physical titles and audiobooks via third party retailers through the new site, and plans to “focus on empowering more independent retailers to sell online in the U.K.”

Sale anticipated for Germany's Thalia: The dismantling of German retailing group Douglas by its American owners Advent International is gathering pace, and with it speculation that a sale of the Douglas-owned book chain Thalia is imminent, possibly even this year.

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