Wednesday, February 17, 2016

The Roundup with PW

Historic Pact Marks New Era in Cuban Publishing
Publishers Weekly and Combined Book Exhibit signed a memorandum of understanding with the Cuban Book Institute calling for the parties to continue to promote "cooperation and understanding" between the U.S. and Cuban publishing industries. more »

Toy Fair 2016: The Adult Publishing Coloring Craze Hits the Toy Industry
One of the most notable themes at this year’s New York International Toy Fair emanated from publishing: adult coloring books. In addition to publishers displaying books, many of the 1,200 other exhibitors were showing adult coloring books, puzzles, mugs, posters, and even socks. more »

Pat Conroy Diagnosed with Cancer: Statements from both Conroy and his publisher, Doubleday, revealed that the 70-year-old author has pancreatic cancer.

J.R.R. Tolkien Poems Revealed: Two unseen poems by the 'Lord of the Rings' author were recently discovered in a school magazine in Oxfordshire.

New Covers for Classic Books: Check out 26 revamped book covers for titles including Bram Stoker's 'Dracula' and Dante's 'Inferno.'

Powell's Books CEO on Amazon Rumors: Miriam Sontz said Amazon's rumored 200 physical bookstores are a nod to the brick-and-mortar business model.

A Preview of ‘11.22.63’: The showrunner behind Hulu's adaptation of Stephen King's '11.22.63' said the series will stay "very true" to the book.

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