Wednesday, January 06, 2016

The Roundup with PW

Author Solutions Sold to Private Equity Firm
Penguin Random House has sold its Author Solutions division to an affiliate of the Najafi Companies, a private investment firm that at one point owned Bookspan and also had made an offer to buy several hundred Borders outlets after the chain filed for Chapter 11. more »

One of the Country’s Oldest Bookstores for Sale
Otto Bookstore in Williamsport, Pa., one of the oldest continuously operating bookstores in the U.S., is on the market. Owner Betsy Rider, age 81, is ready to retire. more »

Algonquin Goes Vinyl for ‘Music City’ Novel Promo
In a small press first, Algonquin released a 45 to promote Ed Tarkington's debut novel, which is shot-through with ‘70s music. more » »

Roxane Gay Previews New Memoir: The 'Bad Feminist' essayist said her new memoir 'Hunger' is "about trying to change my relationship with food.”

Google Asked to Remove 558M Pirate Links: 2015's surge in allegedly pirated links is raising questions about the effectiveness of Google's takedown process.

Kate Atkinson Wins Costa Prize: The 'A God in Ruins' author is the first to win the prize three times.

Seven Must-Read Books for January: Check out a list of seven books releasing this month, including 'The Sound of Gravel' by Ruth Wariner.

Hong Kong Publisher 'Fine?': Following the mysterious disappearance of four publishers of books critical of China, a note revealed that one of the missing is "fine."

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