Tuesday, August 02, 2016

The Roundup with PW - the plight of the university presses

Sales Propel Latest Potter Book In Face of Mixed Reviews
In spite of tepid critical reaction to 'Harry Potter and the Cursed Child: Parts One and Two,' which became available to the public at precisely 12:01 a.m. on July 31, the book seems to have hit its high sales performance expectations.
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The Triumph of the Essay: Dealing in uncertainty, the essay may be the perfect form for our time.

The Plight of the University Press: Amid declining book sales, university presses search for new ways to measure success.

Visiting the Librería: There's Spanish on the shelves and Latin culture in the air at this bookstore in Queens.

Franzen Is Back: The novelist discusses fame, fascism, and why he won't write a book about race.

Indies On the Man Book Shortlist: A year after Oneworld beat publishing giants to win the Man Booker, three indies have made the 2016 longlist.

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