Wednesday, June 29, 2016

The Roundup with PW

Sara Nelson Heading to HarperCollins
Nelson, currently editorial director for Books and Kindle at Amazon (and formerly e-i-c of 'Publishers Weekly'), is joining Harper as v-p, executive editor and special advisor to the publisher, Jonathan Burnham.
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B&N's Nook Press Launches Print Program
The retailer's self-publishing platform has launched a program that allows authors to create hardcover and paperback editions of their titles and sell them via B&N stores nationwide.
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Gordon Named VP of Education Sales at PRH
Brent Gordon, who was most recently senior v-p of sales for global education at Wiley, is stepping into the newly created role of v-p of education sales and strategy at Penguin Random House.
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Catching Up With Graphic Novel Publisher Papercutz
When Terry Nantier and Jim Salicrup started Papercutz in New York City in 2005, the children’s graphic novel market barely existed at all.
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Cormac McCarthy Death News a Hoax: The author's publisher has confirmed that a Tweet claiming McCarthy died of a stroke was sent from a fraudulent Knopf account.

Publishing Ireland Supports U.K. Trade: The board of Publishing Ireland has called for the European book trade to "reaffirm its commitment" to its U.K. trading relationships.

The Reluctant Memoirist: An investigative journalist returns from an undercover mission in North Korea to face her critics.

A Poet, Or a Robot?: Can a computer write a sonnet that's indistinguishable from what a human can produce? Dartmouth computer scientists hope to find out.

More Authors Speak on Brexit: '3:AM Magazine' fiction editor Joanna Walsh asks publishers, writers, and translators to react to the Leave vote.

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