Saturday, February 18, 2017

The Roundup with PW

Obama Book Deals Getting Close
Book proposals from former President Barack Obama and former First Lady Michelle Obama are making the rounds among the Big Five trade publishers in New York, while a book by one of the Obama administration's highest profile cabinet members has already been acquired.
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Why Backlist Matters to Bookstores
A solid backlist can make a bookstore's selection stand out, and also help shape a store's identity.
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A World of Voices in the Age of Trump: The PEN World Voices Festival will shift its focus this year to gender and power in the age of President Trump.

All-White Carnegie Longlist Sparks Anger: Philip Pullman is among authors speaking out against the "appalling" exclusion of acclaimed books by writers of color.

Talking With the Book Critic: A conversation with Laura Miller, the books and culture columnist for 'Slate' and co-founder of 'Salon.'

Taking a Look at Library Hand: Examining the uniform, fastidiously neat penmanship style made specifically for card catalogs.

Authors Jump Into the Defense Fray: Why are famous writers attending the Munich Security Conference, the world's most important security gathering?


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