Thursday, March 10, 2016

The Roundup with PW

Second Book Added to DC Super Hero Girls Graphic Novel Series: Before the first book in the series has hit shelves, demand for DC's Super Hero Girls series has been so high that the publisher is adding a second book to the program.

What the Kids Are Reading: An ABPA Panel
Members of the American Book Producers Association and other industry professionals met last week to discuss trends in children's book publishing, including interactive narratives, high-concept picture books, and books based on new social media platforms. more » »

Baroness Rebuck to Receive LBF Lifetime Achievement Award
The London Book Fair will present the LBF Lifetime Achievement Award 2016 to Gail, Baroness Rebuck, DBE, chair of Penguin Random House, U.K. on April 12. »

HarperCollins Releases Little House on the Prairie Series as E-books
HarperCollins Children's Books has announced plans to release Laura Ingalls Wilder's classic nine-book Little House on the Prairie series in e-book editions for the first time. » 

JK Rowling Lands in Hot Water: A new story about Native American wizards published on the Harry Potter writer's website is stirring controversy.

Four Rock Reads for March: Check out a list of must-read Rock 'n' Roll books publishing this month, including the bio 'What Happened, Miss Simone?'

What Investors Want from Publishers: Four industry leaders discussed the importance of content and audience engagement during a panel at Digital Book World.

Hong Kong Booksellers Not Cooperating: Missing booksellers from Hong Kong recently returned to the city, but police said they refuse to cooperate with investigators.

Carson and Trump's Bestseller Battle: Carson may have dropped out of the presidential campaign, but his books have collectively sold more copies than Trump's title, 'Trump.'


PLUS Children's Books in the media:

From Variety:
Cross Pictures options film rights to Julie Cross's time-travel YA novel Tempest. Click here
From DNAinfo:
Inspired by Nancy Drew, NYC siblings launch detective agency to solve neighborhood mysteries. Click here
From the Guardian:
Rare edition of Beatrix Potter's Peter Rabbit set to sell for £18,000. Click here
From the Bookseller:
Author Mary Hoffman and her husband launch independent publishing house in the U.K. Click here
From the Daily Beast:
It Took Dr. Seuss a Year to Write The Cat in the Hat—and It Changed Kids' Lit Forever. Click here
From Bustle:
Four Young Adult Authors Share Why They Write Funny Books for Teenagers. Click here
From Variety:
Disney Junior orders original TV series based on the Vampirina Ballerina picture books. Click here
From the Guardian:
Author Cassandra Clare: "I'd hide in Holly Black's library if there was a zombie apocalypse.' Click here
From HNGN:
J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter Chair Set to Fetch at Least $45K at Auction. Click here
From the Globe and Mail:
Judy Sarick: The Children's Bookstore co-founder was a force in kids' lit. Click here
From Brightly:
Not Just for the Laughs: The Value of Comedy in Middle Grade Books, by Chris Grabenstein. Click here
From BuzzFeed:
Don't Freak Out, But Your Favorite Goosebumps Covers Have Come to Life. Click here

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