Saturday, February 11, 2017

The Roundup with PW

Perseus Purchase Boosts Lagardère 2016 Revenue
Total revenue at Lagardère Publishing rose 2.6% in 2016, to 2.26 billion euros. The increase includes a 70 million euro ($74.6 million) contribution from the Perseus Books Group publishing division, which Hachette Book Group acquired in March.
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AWP 2017: Writers Get Political as Conference Opens
The Association of Writers & Writing Programs, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, kicked off its annual conference on Thursday with politics on people's minds, as
exhibitors, panelists and attendees expressed their opposition to the Trump presidency. more

Profits Jump at HarperCollins       more » »

Ukraine Librarian Takes Russia to Court: Natalya Sharina, who has been under house arrest since 2015, faces what her lawyer calls "absurd" charges of extremism.

Seeking to Open a Bronx Bookstore: Noëlle Santos wants the the Bronx to get lit, with literature—which is why she's raising funds to open its only bookstore.

Phoenix Nabs Fifth Vermont Location: Phoenix Books, which has stores in Burlington, Chester, Essex, and Rutland, will open a new location in Woodstock.

Librarians In the 21st Century: Literary Hub has launched a new biweekly column exploring "a profession that everybody knows but nobody understands."

Workman Publishing Reads Indie: The publisher has launched the #IReadIndie hashtag to highlight titles from independent publishing community.


From the New York Times:
Teenagers Who Vandalized Historic Black Schoolhouse Are Ordered to Read Books.
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From Quill & Quire:
YA author Norah McClintock has died at age 59.
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From People:
Kate McKinnon to Star in Netflix Revival of The Magic School Bus: Rides Again.
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From Mental Floss:
5 Ways the 'Little House on the Prairie' Books Stretched the Truth.
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From UConn Today:
Children's Books May Boost Appetite for Unhealthy Food.
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From the Guardian:
Raymond Briggs wins lifetime achievement award.
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From School Library Journal:
"Nevertheless, She Persisted": A Book List.
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From the Bookseller:
Waterstones Children's Book Prize shortlists offer "optimism in uncertain times."
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From the New York Times:
Finding America, Both Red and Blue, in the ‘Little House’ Books.
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From Bookish:
Birds, Bees, and Books: Five Great YA Novels That Aren't Afraid to Talk About Sex.
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From Bustle:
Why Feminism in YA Fantasy Is So Essential, According to Two Authors.
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From the AV Club:
Colin Meloy announces new children's book with Carson Ellis.
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From Book Riot:
10 Excellent Under-the-Radar YA Fantasy Novels.
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From BuzzFeed:
31 YA Books That Want to Be Your Valentine.
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