Tuesday, February 23, 2016

The Roundup with PW

Remembering Harper Lee
For Richard Jackson, owner of Square Books in Oxford, Miss., 'To Kill a Mockingbird' is unquestionably one of the most “beloved stories in all of American culture.” more »

Talking with Umberto Eco
The 84-year-old academic and bestselling author, who died on Friday, told us recently that he always thought of himself as a scholar who "began to write novels." more »

U.S., Cuban Publishing Executives Vow Closer Cooperation
The first U.S. publishing mission to Cuba in decades is seen as a first step in normalizing publishing relations between the two countries. more » »

Book Titles Never Come Easy
An actress turned memoirist discovers that finding the right title for a book can be as difficult as writing the book itself. more » »

SFWA Announces Nebula Award Nominees
The Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America is recognizing the best works in science fiction and fantasy published in the U.S. with the 50th annual Nebula Awards on May 14. »

Neil Griffiths Supports Small Publishers: The author's Republic of Consciousness prize will recognize fiction from small presses in the U.K. and Ireland.

A Look at 'Girl' in Book Titles: After 'Gone Girl' and 'Girl on the Train,' experts weigh in on why book titles with 'Girl' in them is more than a marketing trend.

Adult Coloring Books Hit NYC Libraries: Amid the popularity of adult coloring books, the New York Public Library is now hosting coloring workshops in over 19 branches.

Kobo vs. Amazon and Apple: Kobo CEO Michael Tamblyn says the company's goal isn't to be the largest manufacturer of e-readers, but to be a great bookseller.

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