Tuesday, March 07, 2017

The Roundup with PW

The Obamas' Book Deals Spark $65 Million Mystery
If Penguin Random House really spent the rumored $65 million to acquire books by the former president and first lady, Barack and Michelle Obama, how could the publisher recoup its outlay? It might not be that hard.
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Frankfurt Book Fair Warns of Phishing Emails
Since last week, national and international customers of Frankfurter Buchmesse have been receiving phishing emails apparently sent by the fair.
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Paula Fox Dies At 93: Fox, whose work illuminated lives filled with loss, dislocation, and abandonment, died last Wednesday in Brooklyn.

The Forgotten Crime Writers: The British Library is working to bring forgotten male crime writers back into print, after they were eclipsed in their own Golden Age by women.

Arion Press and M & H Type: The Mackenzie & Harris Type foundry, established in 1915, finds that making a typeface by hand, old-fashioned as it is, needs no perfecting.

Grace Paley, the Saint of Seeing: Paley’s literary approach is to make a dazzling verbal surface that doesn’t so much linearly represent the world as remind us of its dazzle.

The Philosopher Queen: Rebecca Solnit: Solnit is a favorite of the literati, penning essays that move between the political and the personal, the intellectual and the earthy.


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