Friday, August 05, 2016

The Roundup with PW

S&S to Publish Clinton/Kaine Campaign Book
Simon & Schuster will publish Hillary Clinton and Tim Kaine’s official campaign book, 'Stronger Together,' on September 6. The book will feature Clinton's policies and positions, plus introductions written by both Clinton and Kaine.
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The Return of the
Children's Bookstore

A decade ago, the number of children’s-only bookstores in the U.S. had declined precipitously, to fewer than 100, after hitting a high of 750 in the 1990s. But today some industry watchers say we’re living in the golden age of children’s books, and given strong sales in the category, children’s specialty stores are starting to reemerge. more

The World's Highest-Paid Authors: These well-heeled wordsmiths earned a combined $269 million over the last 12 months—in part thanks to film and TV adaptations.

Mel Hurtig Dies at 84: The Edmonton bookseller, publisher and activist is remembered as a fierce nationalist and devoted father who published 'The Canadian Encyclopedia.'

Anger As Turkey Shutters Publishers: Organizations including PEN International have spoken out about the ‘grave impact on democracy’ caused by major crackdown on book trade.

Colson Whitehead on Slavery and Success: Whitehead discusses his new novel on the most richly metaphoric conveyance of all: the Underground Railroad.

Amazon Hits the Target...Again: Target, which halted sales of Amazon electronics four years ago, is bringing devices like the Kindle back into its stores.

Children's Books in the media:
From the New York Times:
Despite Sales, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Isn't Magical to Some Fans.
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From Forbes:
James Patterson, Jeff Kinney and J.K. Rowling Are the Highest-Paid Authors of 2016.
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From the Hollywood Reporter:
A Fantastic Beasts Sequel Is in the Works, and a Release Date Is Set.
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From Slate:
What Was It Like Writing an LGBTQ Picture Book in 1989? What's It Like Now?
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From Romper:
Nine Benefits of Reading with Your Kid, According to Science.
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From BuzzFeed
Someone Put Every Spell From the Harry Potter Films in Alphabetical Order.
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From the Independent:
With the release of Cursed Child, J.K. Rowling says Harry's story is "done now."
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From USA Today:
Winnie-the-Pooh and Pals Are Rehabbed and Returned to the New York Public Library.
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From Medium:
Eight Really Bad Reasons For Not Liking Cursed Child.
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From Slate:
My Kids Read Only Subliterary Branded Commodities. Yours Probably Do, Too.
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From Book Riot:
A Life Illustrated: An appreciation of author Virginia Lee Burton.
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From the Huffington Post:
31 Quotes That Every Baby-Sitters Club Fan Probably Still Lives By.
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