Saturday, March 04, 2017

The Roundup with PW

B&N Still Searching For ‘Magic Bullet’ to Stop Sales Slide
A third-quarter financial performance which saw sales soften into the fourth quarter of fiscal 2017, which ends in April, prompted Barnes & Noble CEO Len Riggio to say that although the company has found success with some new categories, it still hasn’t found a "magic bullet" to end the overall sales slide.
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Weldon Owen to Launch Gift Imprint, Blue Streak Books
Weldon Owen, a division of Bonnier Publishing USA, will launch a new gift book imprint, Blue Streak Books, this spring, with former Running Press v-p and publisher Chris Navratil at the helm as associate publisher.
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What the Obama Book Deals Mean: PRH's $65 million advance signals the industry’s faith in the enduring value of a book from the Obamas—and the hope that it may become a classic.

Lou Reed's Archive Comes to the NYPL: The Lou Reed Collection comprises around three hundred linear feet of paper records, electronic records, and photographs, plus audio and video.

Ta-Nehisi Coates on Black Heroes: In an interview with the 'New York Times,' Coates discussed the success of Black Panther, his approach to writing, and what’s next.

Tina Brown to Publish Tell-All With Holt: Former 'Vanity Fair' editor-in-chief Tina Brown has another juicy scoop—and this time, it comes in the form of a book.

Tolkien Truther Declares Himself King: A Colo. man, who believes the author's fantasy works are real, cites royal lineage from the land of Gondor to declare himself King of England.


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