Thursday, September 29, 2016

The Roundup with PW

The Big Titles U.S. Agencies Will be Selling at the Frankfurt Book Fair
Essay collections from Trevor Noah and Gay Talese, the debut novel from 'Mad Men' creator Matthew Weiner, and a new adult thriller from Stephenie Meyer are among the notable books being shopped at Frankfurt.
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Frankfurt Book Fair 2016 Preview
New programs and a continued engagement with creative sectors outside of traditional book publishing have expanded the scope of the show, though rights is still at the core.
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In Early Pre-Frankfurt Deals, Two Novels Fetch Big Sums
Although the Frankfurt Book Fair doesn’t get underway until next month, a handful of big deals have already closed. Among the titles gaining early buzz in the run-up to the fair are two novels acquired in six figure deals late last week.
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Doubleday to Publish New Dan Brown in 2017
The author of international bestsellers including 'Inferno,' 'Angels & Demons,' and 'The Da Vinci Code,' will publish a new Robert Langdon novel, 'Origin,' next September.
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New York Comic Con 2016: The PW Preview
This year's New York Comic Con will aim to accommodate the ever-increasing number of events, programming and attendees with additional venues outside of the Javits Convention Center.
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iBooks Bestsellers: The 'Train' Remains
'The Girl on the Train' by Paula Hawkins remains #1 on the iBooks Bestseller list this week, followed by Harlan Coben's 'Home.'
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SMP Pushes Up Arnold Palmer Autobiography
The press has moved the publication date of 'Arnold Palmer: A Life Well Played' to October 11, and increased the title's first printing by more than 25,000 copies.

Catfishing on Amazon: How one Kindle scam made an independent seller millions of dollars as thousands were tricked into buying low-quality e-books.

A Decade in the Literary Wilderness: Three writers discuss what it's like to spend ten years working on a single novel.

How Stephen King Made Pop Culture Weird: If you haven't heard, "weird" is back in style, and it's time to celebrate the person responsible: Stephen King.

New Words Were Needed: How modernism and science fiction have more in common than we might once have thought.

Shirley Jackson, Illustrated: An excerpt from Jackson's grandson Miles Hyman’s full-color graphic adaptation of "The Lottery."


From Electric Literature:
Children's Books Featuring Diverse Characters Are More Likely to Be Banned.
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Closing the Diversity Gap in Young Adult Literature.
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From Bustle:
15 Classic Books That Were Once Banned.
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From Atlas Obscura:
Mapping the Real-Life Homes of the Heroes of Children's Literature.
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From the Washington Post:
At the National Book Festival, all is not lost for young readers.
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From the Guardian:
Through fantasy, children face their fears and become braver.
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From the Guardian:
Author Jacqueline Wilson opens up about her unhappy early life.
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From the Huffington Post:
After an author dissed Trump on Twitter, trolls went ballistic on her Goodreads page.
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From USA Today:
Diverse children's books need more visibility.
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From Teen Librarian Toobox:
Where’d you go, VOYA?: A recap.
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From the Bookseller:
A Peter Rabbit adaptation is coming, with James Corden cast as Peter.
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From the New York Times:
Miss Peregrine and Tim Burton: The Making of a Film Fable.
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From the L.A. Review of Books:
On Alter Egos and Facing Monsters: An Interview with Francesca Lia Block.
From Delmarva Now:
An obituary for children's literature expert Ernie Bond.
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