Wednesday, July 13, 2016

The Roundup with PW

After Steady Growth, Digital Comics Sales Decline in 2015
After six straight years of growth, North American digital comics sales dropped 10% in 2015, to $90 million. The decline, documented in a new report issued by the pop culture trade news site ICv2, mirrors a similar decline in the sales of prose e-books.
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Saga to Publish Three by Ursula K. Le Guin
Saga Press will publish two story collections and an illustrated edition of the Earthsea novels by science fiction and fantasy writer Ursula K. Le Guin.

Center for Fiction First Novel Longlist: Yaa Gyasi and Garth Greenwell are among the authors whose works are longlisted for the 2016 Center for Fiction First Novel Prize.

Amazon Eyes New York: Rumors say that Amazon will launch a new brick-and-mortar bookstore in the Hudson Yards area of Manhattan.

#BlackLivesMatter Booklist for Teens: In the wake of the killings of two black men by police last week, a librarian created a teen reading list.

A Bizarre New 53rd Street Library: The new 53rd Street Library in New York is nice—unless you like to read books.

No Rest for Lorca in Spain: Federico García Lorca’s family tangles with Spanish officials over new $25 million center built to honor the executed poet and playwright.


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