Tuesday, April 12, 2016

The Roundup with PW

London Book Fair 2016: Rebuck, Pullman Celebrate the Staying Power of Books
In their respective keynotes, Penguin Random House U.K. publisher Gail Rebuck and bestselling author Philip Pullman stressed that while technology is changing, publishing's mission, storytelling, is not. more »

London Book Fair 2016: Hachette CEO Presses Chinese Publishers, Blasts EU Copyright Proposals
While saying the best is yet to come for publishers, Hachette CEO Arnaud Nourry also acknowledged "threats that will have to be dealt with," charging that the European Commission's proposed "vast exceptions to copyright law for libraries, for education, for fair use" would have "devastating consequences" on European publishers if they were allowed to pass." more »

'Fantastic Beasts' Trailer Released: The Harry Potter prequel stars Eddie Redmayne as writer and "magizoologist" Newt Scamander.

Author Howard Marks Dies at 70: The former drug smuggler and author of “Mr. Nice” succumbed to cancer on April 10.

When Comics Meet Poetry: Five authors gather to discuss the emergence of poetry comics, a hybrid form.

Why Cats Love Bookstores: Jason Diamond lays out why bookish establishments prefer felines over canines.

British Agency Interceded in Potter Leak: In 2005, GCHQ, the U.K.'s surveillance agency, stepped in to prevent 'The Half-Blood Prince' from leaking online.

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