Tuesday, July 12, 2016

The Roundup with PW

The Bestselling Books of 2016 (So Far)
Different editions of Jojo Moyes's 'Me Before You' take three spots among the top 20 bestselling books for the first half of the year.
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How 'Diary Of an Oxygen Thief' Went from Self-Published Obscurity to Bestsellerdom
The anonymous author of word-of-mouth hit 'Diary of an Oxygen Thief' created buzz for the book with a savvy marketing campaign.
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Thalia Sold Into Family Ownership: U.S. buyout firm Advent has sold its stake in German book retailer Thalia to a family of publishers.

Happy Birthday, Marcel Proust: Six writers on the genius of the grandfather of literary nostalgia on the occasion of his 145th birthday.

Walter Mosley on Easy and Trump: The writer muses on politics and how his father is like his famous protagonist, Easy Rawlins.

Should You Write Toward Trends?: Advice on style, sub-genres, and writing what's popular from literary advice column "Blunt Instrument."

Reading North Korea: In the wake of the U.S.'s sanction on Kim Jong-Un, a dive into the secrets of the mysterious state via literature.

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