Friday, January 22, 2016

The Roundup with PW

The Upstart Publisher Behind the Surprise Hit, 'Calendar Girl'
Waterhouse Press, which published the bestselling 12-book erotica series that 'USA Today' just touted as the next Fifty Shades of Grey, is the brainchild of a former banker who is taking a numbers-driven approach to cracking the bestseller list. So far, it seems to be working. more »

Authors United to Host Amazon Discussion
The author group critical of Amazon known as Authors United has joined with the Authors Guild and the New America Foundation to host a discussion, next week in Washington, D.C., about the retailer’s power and influence in the book trade. more »

Obituary: Lord George Weidenfeld: The publisher, who died on Wednesday, was called "one of the last of a sadly diminishing roll call of European émigré publishers."

Life Lessons Learned At a Library: Libraries introduce readers to a wider world through books, and here are four essential lessons learned by a loyal patron.

Classic Literature, Without Words: Nicholas Rougeux’s art project, Between the Words, shows ‘Moby Dick,’ ‘Peter Pan,’ and other classic books through just their punctuation.

Avoid These Query Letter Mistakes: Check out these tips for writing a query letter to a literary agent, including how to keep it short.

Pearson to Slash 4,000 Jobs: As it focuses on its international education business, Pearson said it is cutting 4,000 jobs.

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