Saturday, February 04, 2017

The Roundup with PW

Media Sales Rose 7.5% in 2016 at Amazon, Company Talks Retail
Total media sales increased 7.5% in 2016 at Amazon, hitting $24.2 billion. Revenue for the entire company rose 27%. The company's CFO also explained what the online giant likes about physical retail. more »

Abrams to Publish Book On Women's March
Abrams will publish 'Why I March: Images from The Women’s March Around the World' on February 21.
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LitMag, New Literary Magazine, Now Accepting Submissions
The new literary magazine will pay writers $250 for poetry and any online work and $1,000 for fiction in the print edition.
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No Pyres for Harry Potter: Harry Potter author JK Rowling has hit back at Twitter users who threatened to burn her books following her criticism of President Trump.

'1984' on the Great White Way: The Trump presidency has been a boon for dystopian novels, and now a pair of producers are hoping it will have the same effect on Broadway.

Call It Americanism: From Sinclair Lewis and Philip Roth to Donald Trump’s favorite film, 'Citizen Kane,' U.S. culture has long told stories about homegrown authoritarianism.

Kayla Rae Whitaker Discusses Her Debut: The newly-minted novelist on her new novel 'The Animators,' alcoholism, and how Nickelodeon and 'The Simpsons' influenced her work.

Reading Through the Appalachian Trail: How books by black authors lit a writer's way along the most famous—and perhaps the most grueling—hiking trail in America.

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