Tuesday, August 23, 2016

The Roundup with PW

What’s Next for Barnes & Noble?
Publishers react to the dismissal of CEO Ron Boire.
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Obituary: Morton Schindel
Morton Schindel, founder of the Weston Woods Studios, a company lauded for its quality audiovisual adaptations of award-winning children’s books, died on August 20. He was 98.
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Kickstarter Hits a Publishing Milestone
Since it launched in 2009, the crowdfunding platform has recorded more than $100 million in pledges to general-publishing projects.
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The Book No One Can Read: A small Spanish publisher has secured rights to clone the centuries-old Voynich manuscript, written in a language—or code—no one has cracked.

Navy SEAL to Pay Big: The soldier who wrote the book on the Osama bin Laden raid must pay the U.S. government at least $6.8 million.

The Battle for Langston's Home: Ivy still grows on the front of Langston Hughes's $3 million home in Harlem—a rare reminder of a bygone New York.

The Art of the Catalog: Bulky, heavy, pricey, and yet still flourishing. Can art catalogs keep print alive in the digital era?

The Brooklyn Book Festival Kick-Off: Electric Literature, Catapult, Literary Hub, PEN America, and Tumblr will co-host a festival bookend event on September 12.


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