Friday, September 09, 2016

The Roundup with PW

Sales at B&N Down Over 6% in Q1
In its first earnings release since firing CEO Ron Boire last month, Barnes & Noble reported that sales fell 6.6% in its first quarter of fiscal year 2017, which ended July 30. Of particular concern for the retailer is the 6.0% decline it saw in comparable store sales.
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Bowker Report Shows Self-Publishing Growth
The number of authors opting to self-publish continues to rise, with a growth rate of 21% between 2014 and 2015 for print and e-books combined, the report found.

F. Scott Fitzgerald's Lost Stories: 'I’d Die for You', due in 2017, contains works the author was unable to sell in the 1930s due to subject matter and style.

We Read—Just Not Literature: Americans aren't reading less, they're just reading fewer poetry collections, plays, and literary novels.

Make Reading Fun Again: Lisa Lucas, the new director of the National Book Foundation, has a mission, and she'll even bug Uber drivers about books to complete it.

The Return of Omniscience: A slew of recent novels suggest that narrative omniscience is making a comeback.

Missing Georgia Press Van Located: The case of the University of Georgia Press's missing book-packed van, solved.

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