Friday, March 27, 2015

The Roundup with PW

Charges Lead to Loss at Scholastic; Sales Up
Revenue at Scholastic rose 2% in the third quarter, over the same period last year, hitting $382.1 million. However, a number of one-time charges, including one associated with the restructuring of its media division, led to a net loss of $22.1 million. more »

New Cookbook Venture Tries Philanthropic Tack
Publishing industry veterans Buz Teacher, Janet Bukovinsky Teacher, and John Whalen have teamed up to launch Burgess Lea Press, a cookbooks and food-related publisher that will explore an “innovative philanthropic model.” more »

PEN America to Honor 'Charlie Hebdo' Staff
The PEN American Center announced it will be giving the PEN/Toni and James C. Goodale Freedom of Expression Courage Award to 'Charlie Hebdo' magazine at the annual PEN gala on May 5 in New York City. »

Irina Balakhonova to Receive Jeri Laber International Freedom to Publish Award
The prize, which recognizes a book publisher outside the U.S. who has demonstrated courage in the face of restrictions on freedom of expression, is given annually by the International Freedom to Publish Committee of the Association of American Publishers. »

Heaven Can Wait, Says Christian Store: The flurry of books retelling personal visits to the afterlife are now off the shelves at the 180 LifeWay Christian Resources bookstores in the U.S., after they were deemed "subjective" by denominational leaders.

New Wimpy Kid Book Coming : The tenth installment in Jeff Kinney's Diary of a Wimpy Kid series will hit bookshelves November 3, from publisher Amulet.

Booker Prize Maestro Dies: Martyn Goff, the man who shaped the Booker prize into one of the world’s most prestigious literary awards, has died at the age of 91.

Spielberg to Direct 'Ready Player One': The director has signed on for the highly anticipated project based on the popular sci-fi book by Ernest Cline.

Rowling Responds to Fan's Tweet: A reader asked the Harry Potter author, "Why is Dumbledore gay?"


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