Thursday, February 18, 2016

The Roundup with PW

First-Ever Play Fair a Sellout
Children’s book and comic book authors were front and center at the inaugural Play Fair, a convention that drew 20,000 fans of toys and pop culture to New York City's Javits Center on February 13 and 14, alongside this year’s Toy Fair trade show. more »

'War and Peace' A Bestseller: With the BBC's adaptation of it, Leo Tolstoy's epic novel is among the Top 50 bestselling books in the U.K. for the first time.

Chinese Author Blocked from U.S.: The author of a book on the Great Chinese Famine has been told by Chinese officials that he cannot come to the States to accept a literary prize from Harvard University.

What Happened to Original Book Titles?: An opinion writer explores the trend for dramatic one-word titles for many of today's books.

Borders CEO Reflects on Bankruptcy: The former CEO of the book chain, Mike Edwards, reveals that the company's 2011 bankruptcy filing was "a painful time for all of us involved."

Top Five Thrillers for 2016: If you liked 'Gone Girl,' here are five new books that promise the same level of thrill this year.


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