Saturday, June 18, 2016

The Roundup with PW

First BookShots Titles Sell 30,000 Copies in a Week
Offering short, fast-paced novels designed to encourage book reading, James Patterson’s BookShots imprint sold a combined total of about 30,000 copies the first week.
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Detained Hong Kong Bookseller Speaks Up: Lam Wing-kee was abducted from Hong Kong’s border with China and forced into five months of solitary confinement.

Hachette U.K. Buys Neon Play: The publisher has acquired the mobile games development studio in the first of what “could be one of several” app acquisitions for the company.

Brooklyn Book Festival Lineup: Authors to appear at the festival include Margaret Atwood, Sherman Alexie, Russell Banks, Salman Rushdie and Joyce Carol Oates.

The One With the Literary Canon: Famous novels retitled as episodes of 'Friends,' like Jane Austen's "The One That ‘Clueless’ Is Based On.”

Seven Writers on Fatherhood: A 'Literary Hub' roundup of writing on patriarchs and pop-pops for Father's Day.

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