Thursday, February 04, 2016

The Roundup with PW

Amazon Rumored to Be Opening 400 Bookstores
In discussing fourth quarter results, the CEO of one of the country's largest mall operators said it is his understanding that Amazon's goal is to open 300 to 400 bookstores. more »

Authors Guild Gets Support in Google Case
A coalition of authors is supporting the Authors Guild in its bid to have the Supreme Court review its fair use case against Google. more »

Phaidon Bets Big on Vegetarian Cookbooks
Why the publisher is releasing vegetarian-only cookbooks for the first time in 10 years. more » »

Stephen King On Hollywood: The famed author discussed book-to-film adaptations and how much Hollywood owes book writers.

Inside Emma Watson's Book Club: Check out what's happening with the Harry Potter star's book club, 'Our Shared Shelf,' which launched last month.

Poet's Life Spared in Saudi Arabia: The death sentence for a Palestinian poet convicted of apostasy was reduced to eight years in prison, 800 lashes, and public repentance.

Hong Kong Bookseller's 'Banned' Books: Despite questions of his safety, Hong Kong bookstore owner Paul Tang is still selling books that criticize China.

A Black Literary Movement: Chris Jackson, one of the few black editors in the publishing industry, wants to "protect writers, of any race, from the dishonesty of racism."


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