Wednesday, January 20, 2016

The Roundup with PW

Pottermore Claims Sales Up in Face of Negative Report
Pottermore, J.K. Rowling's digital company, has reported "a record-breaking month for sales of e-books and digital audio books," despite an 'Edinburgh Evening News' story that the company has recorded significant losses and cut staff. more »

Caitlyn Jenner Sells Memoir to Grand Central
Gretchen Young took world rights to the currently untitled book, which Jenner is writing with 'Friday Night Lights' scribe Buzz Bissinger. more »

Oxford Lit Fest Responds to Outcry: Following Philip Pullman's resignation and subsequent outcry, event organizers are considering paying author fees.

Penguin Drops Degree Requirement: In an attempt to increase diversity in publishing, Penguin Random House employment candidates will no longer need a university degree.

Top Publishing Trends for 2016: Check out the industry issues to watch for in 2016 and how you can make the most of them.

'Happy Slaves' Book Pulled: Scholastic Press pulled the children's book from distribution because it "may give a false impression of the reality of the lives of slaves."

Missing Hong Kong Bookseller in China: Chinese officials confirmed that one of the missing booksellers from Hong Kong, Lee Bo, is on the mainland.

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