Tuesday, May 17, 2016

The Roundup with PW

Bookstore Sales Continue Hot Start
Boosted by a 10.7% increase in March, bookstore sales for the first quarter of 2016 were up 6.2% over the comparable period in 2015, according to preliminary estimates released by the U.S. Census Bureau. more »

Darwyn Cooke Dies at 53: The award-winning DC Comics illustrator, whose take on Catwoman is still widely influential today, died of cancer on May 14.

Lady Writers Sweep Nebulas: The awards are voted on by Science Fiction Writers of America members, and every prose award this year went to a woman.

In Memory of Inkpop: Examining how Inkpop inspired a digital community of would-be writers—and then went bust.

Restoring Emily Dickinson's Home: On restoring poet, naturalist, and gardener Emily Dickinson's "poetic laboratory," her home and gardens.

The Power of Plot: Why the twists and turns of Dickens and George R.R. Martin thrill us—and what we can learn from them.

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