Friday, January 15, 2016

The Roundup with PW

The Hot and Cold Book Categories of 2015
It's difficult to overstate the impact adult coloring books had on print sales last year, with the coloring-book craze driving large gains in several categories. The hottest category in 2015 was art/architecture/photography, which had a 60% increase in unit sales in 2015 over 2014 at outlets that report to Nielsen BookScan. more »

Writers Protest Poet's Death Sentence: The global protest is aimed at halting the death sentence of a Palestinian poet charged, in Saudi Arabia, with renouncing Islam.

Bill Bryson's Favorite Books: The author of 'The Road to Little Dribbling' revealed some of his favorite books, including his own 'A Walk in the Woods.'

Pullman Resigns from Oxford Lit Fest: Philip Pullman announced his resignation via Twitter citing the festival's refusal to pay authors.

'L.A. Times' Names New Books Editor: Carolyn Kellogg, who has covered books for ‘The L.A. Times’ since 2008, has been named books editor.

Elizabeth Strout's Unexpected Style: The 'Olive Kitteridge' author said the writing in her new book is not what her fans were expecting.

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