Thursday, August 25, 2016

The Roundup with PW

Amy Schumer's Debut Moves 40,000 Copies
Amy Schumer's 'The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo,' an essay collection pegged as one of the big books of summer, sold just under 40,000 hardcover copies in its first week on sale, according to Nielsen BookScan. more »

An Accidental Novelist
Keith Stuart, the games editor at the 'Guardian,' gets an unexpected two-book deal.
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International Hot Book Properties
An Australian's memoir about dying, a German thriller and a Finnish novel are among the books generating buzz in foreign markets this week.
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Behind the Italian Bestseller, 'The Catholic School'
This 1,000-plus-page novel, based on an infamous murder that rocked Rome in the 1970s, has been on the bestseller list in Italy for 22 weeks now. more » »

True to Brand, Trump Buys Own Book: Donald Trump used campaign donations to buy $55,000 of his own book—which could be illegal.

Supreme Court Looks to Steinbeck: The court will consider a legal standard drawn from ‘Of Mice and Men’ in Moore v. Texas.

The Bookseller Who Became Mayor: Bookseller Karin Wilson is the unlikely mayor-elect of one of the fastest growing cities in Alabama.

'A Little Life' on Television: Hanya Yanagihara's 'A Little Life' has been optioned as a limited series by Scott Rudin.

How Patti Smith Recommends Books: The musician, author, and 'The Killing' cameo actor on how she recommends books.

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