Tuesday, June 28, 2016

The Roundup with PW

What Makes a Bestseller? Two SMP Authors Say They Know the Formula.
What's the perfect manuscript? The authors of the forthcoming 'The Bestseller Code' assessed some 20,000 works to find that a 2013 novel by Dave Eggers had all the attributes of a book destined for literary success.
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2016 Frankfurt Fellows Selected
The Frankfurt Book Fair's 16 publishing representatives for 2016 have been selected from the largest pool ever, with 100 applications from 34 countries.

Melville House to Publish 'The Making of Donald Trump'
Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist David Cay Johnston's book will cover the origin of the Trump family's fortune, Trump's real estate empire, and his presidential bid. It publishes August 2.

Michelle Howry Named Hachette Executive Editor
Howry, formerly of Touchstone and specializing in nonfiction acquisitions, will join the company on July 11.

Austin Clarke Dies at 81: The award-winning Barbadian-born author of 'The Polished Hoe' and 'Membering' died on June 26.

'Kaharlyk' to Get English Translation: The Ukrainian author Oleh Shynkarenko's dystopian novel was written on Facebook during protests.

A Toast to 'The Toast': The humorous literary feminist website, known for its courteous comments section and Medieval art and lit jokes, shutters July 1.

The Last Beats: On the literary bromance between Lawrence Ferlinghetti and Sterling Lord, now in its sixth decade.

50 Shades of 'Moby-Dick': Melville had a somewhat deviant reputation in old prude America. Did an illicit affair give birth to his Great American Novel?

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