Thursday, March 02, 2017

The Roundup with PW

Penguin Random House Acquires Obama Books
Penguin Random House has won world rights, at auction, to books by former President Barack Obama and former First Lady Michelle Obama in a sum rumored to be as high as $60 million.
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Amazon Unveils First East Coast Bookstore
Located in the Boston suburb of Dedham, Mass., the bookstore, which opened on Tuesday, is the first of the e-tailer's bricks and mortar stores to feature a cafe.
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Penguin to Publish Baldwin's Satirical Trump Memoir
Alec Baldwin and Kurt Andersen’s political satire 'You Can't Spell America Without Me' will be published on November 7, 2017.
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How to Block Trump Arts Cuts: With administration officials considering eliminating arts endowments, Republicans could be decisive in saving federal funds.

One In Five Britons Can't Name A Writer: One out of every five British people cannot name a single author of literature, a survey has revealed.

Benedict Cumberbatch is Patrick Melrose: Showtime has ordered 'Melrose,' a five-part limited series adaptation of Edward St. Aubyn's novels to be produced by its star.

Yale Awards 2017 Windham-Campbell Prizes: The eight recipients, honored for their literary achievement or promise, will each receive a $165,000 purse to support their writing.

Eyeing Harvard Square's Indie Bookstores: On March 25, the Square will bid a final farewell to Schoenhof’s Foreign Books. Here's what's left.



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