Thursday, February 16, 2017

The Roundup with PW

Despite some softness late in the year, bookstores sales in 2016 rose 2.5% over 2015. Store revenue reached just under $12 billion last year compared to $11.68 billion in 2015. more »

Phillip Pullman’s 'Dust' Finally Settles; New Trilogy to Launch in October
A dozen years ago, the acclaimed British author Philip Pullman teased his legions of fans with a cryptic message posted to his website: “The Book of Dust,” he wrote, “is under way.” The book will finally hit shelves on October 19.
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'New York' Magazine and S&S Sign Four-Book Deal
New York magazine has signed a four-book deal with Simon & Schuster, with world rights acquired by S&S executive editor Jofie Ferrari-Adler through David Kuhn of Aevitas Creative Management.
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PRH Launches #UnitedStatesOfBooks
Penguin Random House has launched #UnitedStatesOfBooks, a new social initiative and ReadDown book list series.
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Bookstores Stoke Trump Resistance: In the protest movement that has sprung up since President Trump took office, bookstores have entered the fray.

Fictional Characters In Real Life: A fifth of readers report characters from novels cropping up in their daily lives, hearing their voices even after putting books aside.

The Book Refugees Need Now: Viet Thanh Nguyen's new short story collection demonstrates the richness of the refugee experience—and highlights its singular traumas.

Translation Beyond Metaphor: On translating the poems of Petrarch, one day at a time, to process the grief of a mother's loss.

Norman Mailer’s Fatal Friendship: Jack Henry Abbott was a talented writer and a convicted murderer. What made Mailer believe he wouldn't kill again?


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