Saturday, July 16, 2016

The Roundup with PW

The Revival of Print Books Continues
So far in 2016, sales of print books are up 6% over last year, despite the lack of a single runaway bestseller.
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PEN America and Others Condemn Attacks on Journalism
A petition will be delivered Monday to the campaigns of Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton by PEN America and other organizations urging the candidates to uphold free speech and denounce journalist intimidation tactics used by campaign supporters.

Where Books Are All But Nonexistent: In many high-poverty urban neighborhoods, it’s nearly impossible for a child to find something to read in the summer.

Natalie and Jonathan Email Away: On the eve of her directorial debut and his first book in a decade (after lots of rumors), Portman and Safran Foer open up their inboxes.

Gordon Lish and the Canadian Carver: Before Lish skyrocketed to literary fame as Raymond Carver's editor, he published Canada's Dave Godfrey.

The Library of Last Resort: Has whatever early progress the Library of Congress made on the Internet been squandered?

How the Gutenberg Press Worked: A video demonstration shows the oldest functioning Gutenberg press in action.


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