Wednesday, February 25, 2015

The Roundup with PW

Bringing Denmark's 'Queen of Crime' to the U.S.
In her native Denmark, Sara Blaedel has sold more than 1.8 million copies of her nine bestselling books. With her latest novel, 'The Forgotten Girls,' Blaedel's new U.S. publisher, and a few famous literary friends, are out to make her a household name in the States. more »

Amazon to Publish First Titles from Kindle Scout
Amazon will release the first 10 titles in its Kindle Scout program, the online retailer's crowdsourced publishing platform, on March 3. more » »

2015 Pannell Award Nominees Announced
The annual award recognizing bookstores that encourage children's interest in books has announced this year's finalists. more » »

Maya Angelou 'Forever': The iconic poet and author who died last year at 86 will be honored with a "Forever" stamp by the U.S. Postal Service.

Carver, the Baleful Star of 'Birdman': How the director of 'Birdman' drew inspiration from the short story writer Raymond Carver.

S&S Faces Unpaid Intern Suits: Simon & Schuster is one of the latest companies to face proposed class actions in New York state court, accusing them of misclassifying their interns as ineligible for minimum wages, according to Friday filings.

Struggling Writer Gets Oprah Nod: First-time author Cynthia Bond speaks to NPR about 'Ruby' being picked as the next Oprah's Book Club 2.0 selection.

Adults Reading YA: 'The Guardian' asks, why have YA books appealed to so many people beyond their target audience?

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