Tuesday, March 31, 2015

The Roundup with PW

Bologna 2015: The ABCs of Children’s Apps
Before the opening of the Bologna Children's Book Fair, app creators and developers gathered to discuss the digital children's market, including pricing and pitfalls. more »
London Briefcase 2015
This year, Ernest Cline takes on an 'Armada;' Garry Kasparov goes on record about Vladimir Putin; Alastair Campbell tackles success; Duff McKagan talks manhood; and more. more »

Handseller Gives Indies Mobile Option
After nearly four years of work, Handseller, an app that will give independent booksellers a way to make personalized book recommendations for customers on their iPhones and iPads, is ready to go live. more » »

Stieg Larsson's Partner Speaks Out: Eva Gabrielsson has publicly opposed plan to release a fourth installment in the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo series more than a decade after the Larsson's death— dismissing it as nothing more than a money-making scheme.

HBO's 'Casual Vacancy' Trailer: The trailer for the adaptation of J.K. Rowling's novel was released last week—it debuts in the U.S. on April 29.

Poet Tomas Transtromer Dies at 83: Transtromer, a Swedish poet who won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2011, died on March 26 in Stockholm.

'Granta' Undergoes Digital Makeover: The literary magazine is undergoing a digital transformation that will see its online and mobile offering pulled closer together in the hope of attracting new readers.

App Draws Ire from Edited Writers: Clean Reader — an e-reader app designed to ferret out, and block, profanity in novels and nonfiction — drew significant pushback from some authors amid its recent launch.

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