Friday, February 17, 2017

The Roundup with PW

Sales Slipped, Profits Rose in 2016 at S&S
Revenue for the year at Simon & Schuster was $767 million, down 1.8% from 2015. Operating income increased 4.4%, to $119 million. Improved operating efficiencies helped to offset a drop in revenue.
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iBooks Bestsellers: The Return of E.L. James
Initials ruled the iBooks Bestsellers list this past week, with J.P Delaney's 'The Girl Before' and J.D. Robb's 'Echoes In Death' nabbing the top two slots respectively and E.L. James netting five slots total on the list.
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Amazon Pushes Print: The online retailer has alerted Kindle Direct Publishing account holders to a new feature that will print their digital books on demand.

20 Years of World Book Day: Book Aid International has teamed up with 20 stars of the children’s book world to celebrate the 20th anniversary of World Book Day.

'Prison Made Me Believe in Literature': The Egyptian novelist Ahmed Naji, who was jailed last year for 'violating public morality,' looks back at an experience he hopes is now over.

The Emotional Realist Talks to Ghosts: George Saunders and Kevin Larimer discuss emotional realism, humor as a form of honesty, and the flexibility of form.

Mick Jagger Forgot He Wrote His Memoir: A 70,000-word manuscript reveals how the Rolling Stones singer bought a stately home while high on LSD and was almost killed by a horse.


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