Wednesday, March 15, 2017

The Roundup with PW

London Book Fair 2017: Business Is Booming in the U.K., But Brexit Looms Large
In opening remarks at the fair, U.K. Publishers Association chief executive Stephen Lotinga said questions linger about the future of the English market. "One of the reasons U.K. publishing is so successful," he said, "is because of the type of country we are: open, diverse, international."
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London Book Fair 2017: Quotables from the Quantum Conference
At Quantum, the London Book Fair's pre-conference, topics of discussion ranged from the popularity of obscure sub-genres among teens to best practices when using Facebook Live.
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Obituary: Amy Krouse Rosenthal
Amy Krouse Rosenthal, known for her sunny, witty children’s books and the memoirs and guided journals she created for adults, and author of a widely read essay recently published in the 'New York Times,' died of ovarian cancer on Monday. She was 51.
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Joyce Carol Oates Named Inaugural Winner of New Literary Prize
The National Book Award-winning writer is the first recipient of a $50,000 prize for fiction and a writing residency at Berkeley through the newly launched Simpson Family Literary Project.
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Amazon Bookstore May Be Coming to L.A.: Los Angeles brokers reported that the retail giant is scouting bookstore space in the region.

A Bookstore-Bar Coming to the Bronx: Owner Noelle Santos discussed the challenges of opening The Lit.Bar in a stigmatized neighborhood.

Was Jane Austen Poisoned?: New research on the ‘Emma’ author’s failing eyesight suggests that she may have died of arsenic poisoning.

F. Scott Fitzgerald Blasted Publishing: The iconic writer’s long-lost short story, ‘The I.O.U.,’ portrays publishers as greedy and exploitive.

Books to Help Kids Understand Trump: Learn about the dozens of titles on Donald Trump aimed at introducing his personality and his presidency to children.

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