Thursday, February 26, 2015

The Roundup with PW

International Books Generating Buzz this Week
In this week's column, Greece's new minister of finance doles out money advice; a Congolese novel gains international attention after drawing critical acclaim in France; and a Swedish debut begins selling abroad before being published at home. more » »
U.S. Adult Deals Roundup
Former Harcourt editor Ann Patty sells a memoir to Viking; Reggie Nadelson celebrates the iconic Manhattan bistro, Balthazar; and more. more » »

Global Publishing Leaders: McGraw-Hill Education
McGraw-Hill Education is comprised of two private holding companies--McGraw-Hill Global Education Holdings and McGraw-Hill School Education Holdings--and employs more than 6,000 people in 44 countries. more » »

The tie-in edition of sniper Chris Kyle's autobiography continues to hold the #1 spot on our bestseller list.

London's Calling for Foreign Pubs Who Want New Harper Lee
Andrew Nurnberg, who represents Lee, is taking an unusual approach to foreign sales for 'Go Set a Watchman.' The British agent is requiring publishers to travel to his London office to read the material, which is embargoed until the U.S. and U.K. editions of the novel bow in July. more »

iBooks Bestsellers: ‘Fifty Shades’ Rules
Nearly two weeks after the premiere of the 'Fifty Shades of Grey' film, books in E.L. James’s series continue to dominate Apple’s chart. more » »

Borderlands to Stay in Business: Less less than 48 hours after the San Francisco bookstore posted a potential solution to its demise Thursday, it reached its own goal to avoid closure. More than 300 people signed up for $100 annual sponsorships, meaning the shop will stay afloat for at least the next year.

Former 'Times' Editor Writing a Book?: The 'New York Post' reports that former 'New York Times' executive editor Jill Abramson is shopping a book on the future of the news business.

Germany Preps for 'Mein Kampf' Printing: The country is getting ready for the first new run of Adolf Hitler's autobiographical manifesto since the end of World War II.

The U.K.'s Favorite Opening Line: J.M. Barrie's classic 'Peter Pan' is the book with the U.K.'s favorite opening line, according to a new poll.

'I Was Here' Gets Optioned: New Line is reuniting with Gayle Forman, the author behind the company’s adaptation of 'If I Stay,' optioning the movie rights to Forman’s latest bestseller, the mystery romance 'I Was Here.'

Marc Levy topped France's fiction bestseller list in January with 'She and Him' (published in the U.S. as 'If Only It Were True').

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