Tuesday, November 01, 2016

The Roundupwith PW

B&N Pays Boire $4.8 Million in Separation Agreement
Barnes & Noble has reached an agreement with its former CEO Ron Boire, who was abruptly fired in August, in which it will pay him nearly $5 million in exchange for his dropping all claims against the company. more »

Why Most Amazon Reader Reviews are Worthless
A longtime literary agent rues the gamesmanship and lack of accountability and transparency in Amazon and Barnes & Noble reader reviews. more »

Jailed Palestinian Poet's Work Gets New Life
With Ashraf Fayadh in prison for heresy in Saudi Arabia, western readers can now read his poems in a new translated edition of his 2008 poetry collection. more » »

Scary Books > Scary Movies: In defense of scary books, which are superior to scary movies for a variety of reasons.

Gay Characters Take Over YA Fiction: Once taboo, same-sex relationships have become a sensation in young adult fiction over the past seven years.

The Man Behind ‘A Man Called Ove': A peek at the author behind one of Sweden's most popular literary exports since 'The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo.'

Backlash at Dolezal Book Deal: The former NAACP chapter president, born white but self-identifying as black, will release a memoir amid considerable backlash.

Rebuilding a Decade With Words: How do you capture the 1980s in writing? Six novelists discuss re-creating the decade in fiction.

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