Wednesday, January 13, 2016

The Roundup with PW

Penguin Merges Berkley Into Putnam/Dutton
In what looks to be a response to declining mass market sales, Penguin has merged its Berkley imprint into the unified Putnam and Dutton group. more »

Post-Lawsuit, HC Publishing 'Julie of the Wolves' E-book
The publication comes after a judge found, in 2014, that Open Road had infringed HarperCollins' copyright by releasing an unauthorized e-book edition of the Newbery Medal-winning novel. more »

'Hillary Rodham Clinton: A Woman Living History' by Karen Blumenthal
"After decades in the public eye, Hillary Rodham Clinton is still an enigma, as Blumenthal emphasizes in this compelling portrait of the former U.S. Senator and Secretary of State’s journey from budding activist to presidential aspirant." more » »

Remembering David Bowie with Books: Before his death on Sunday, Bowie shared a list of his 100 favorite books, including Homer's 'The Iliad.'

Book Business Closing Down Print: Book Business announced that it will no longer exist as a periodical print magazine, but that its editorial brand will expand into digital and live events.

'New Republic' Up for Sale: Chris Hughes, who purchased the magazine in 2012 and tried to digitize it, said it's time for "new leadership."

The Science Behind Coloring Books: A neuroscientist examines the adult coloring book trend, pointing out that "not everything we do must be in pursuit of productivity."

New Poet Scores T.S. Eliot Prize: Sarah Howe's "amazing" debut, 'Loop of Jade,' earned the TS Eliot poetry prize as well as over $20,000.

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