Monday, February 15, 2016

The Roundup with PW

Havana Book Fair Opens with First Contingent of American Publishers
The 25th annual Havana Book Fair, held February 11-21, opened with a new feature this year: the American Book Exposition. A display of books published by nearly 40 American houses, the collection marked the first time U.S. publishers exhibited at the show. more » »

Lee Child on Amazon Bookstores: As rumors swirl of Amazon opening 299 physical bookstores, the crime writer weighed the possible outcomes.

Love Lessons from Literature: This Valentine's Day, read up on love and its many lessons with books such as 'Don Quixote.'

Richard Dawkins Suffers 'Minor Stroke': The 74-year-old atheist writer is recuperating at home, but his tour of Australia and New Zealand has been postponed.

Colbert on the New Harry Potter Book: Late night host Stephen Colbert said 'Harry Potter and the Cursed Child' sounds "depressing."

Parents Concerned Over Digital Reading: A new survey of over 1,500 parents found that a majority are worried about their children's screen time.



From the Associated Press:
A Birthday Cake for George Washington author says she raised early concerns about the book's illustrations. Click here
From the Independent:
J.K. Rowling clarifies: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is not the eighth Harry Potter novel. Click here
From the Associated Press:
Jay Asher, author of Thirteen Reasons Why, has a new novel this fall. Click here
From the Guardian:
The majority of parents are worried about children's digital reading, a survey finds. Click here
From the New York Times:
Aaron Sorkin to Adapt To Kill a Mockingbird for Broadway. Click here
From the Guardian:
The top 10 doomed romances in YA fiction. Click here
From the Huffington Post:
Author Ramin Ganeshram on Why the Banning of A Birthday Cake for George Washington Really Matters. Click here
From Atlanta Black Star:
11-Year-Old #1000BlackGirlBooks Founder Meets Her Goal, Donations Pour in to Put Her Over the Top. Click here
From Deadline:
MTV Developing a 99 Days Comedy Based on Katie Cotugno's YA Novel. Click here
From the Independent:
Waterstones Children's Book Prize: LGBT storylines make it onto the shortlist. Click here
From Book Riot:
How To Buy Baby's First Favorite Book (and Be the Best Aunt Ever). Click here
From Brightly:
YA Romance Novels That Emphasize Self-Respect. Click here

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