Friday, May 13, 2016

The Roundup with PW

BEA 2016: Is A Flat Royalty Rate Possible?
A discussion on Wednesday between two publishers, a literary agent, and the executive director of the Authors Guild floated the possibility of a single royalty rate across book formats. more » »

Paula Hawkins's runaway bestseller, read by Clare Corbett, Louise Brealey, and India Fisher, was named 2016's Audiobook of the Year. more » »

Norway Named Guest of Honor at 2019 Frankfurt Book Fair
In addition to introducing attendees to Norwegian literature and authors at the German book fair, the country will also showcase works in a number of other art forms. »

A Phone Call with Salman Rushdie: Salman Rushdie chats with Paul Holdengraber about boarding school, fairy tales, and drinking with Günter Grass.

Wal-Mart Launches Two-Day Shipping: The retailer is hoping to rival Amazon with a new service that provides free two-day shipping for $49 per year.

English Principal: Fantasy Damages Brain: Acorn School headmaster Graeme Whiting denounced the "mystical and frightening texts" of Tolkien, Martin, Rowling, and Pratchett.

Should Translating Be a Political Act?: An argument against political neutrality in the art of translating literature.

Mowgli and the Literary Orphans: In the age of 'Orphan Train' and 'Orphan #8,' an examination of the orphan in literary history.

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