Wednesday, March 08, 2017

The Roundup with PW

Obamas' Books to Be Published By Crown
Less than a week after it was announced that Penguin Random House had acquired books by former president and first lady Barack and Michelle Obama for a rumored $65 million, Crown Publishing Group has been named as the PRH unit that will release the titles in the U.S. and Canada.
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Viking to Publish Le Carre’s New George Smiley Novel in September
'A Legacy of Spies,' the first novel in 25 years to feature le Carré's most popular character, George Smiley, will be released on September 5.
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Hachette U.K. Acquires Bookouture
Bookouture, the U.K.-based digital publishing company that had a number of titles hit high on Amazon's Kindle e-books bestselller list in 2016, has been acquired by Hachette U.K.
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Nancy Willard Dies At 80: The prolific author, whose 70 books of poems and fiction enchanted children and adults alike, died on Feb. 19 at her home in Poughkeepsie.

Reading Jane Austen's Final Novel: Two hundred years after its author’s death, 'Sanditon' remains a robust, unsparing portrait of human foolishness.

Are You An Echo? Or a Poet?: The remarkable story of the forgotten young woman who became Japan's most beloved children's poet.

Planned Parenthood On Pluto: Feminist sci-fi writers, including Hugo Award winners, dream up a better future for women and reproductive health.

Black Author, White Gaze: "What happens to the writerly imagination of a black author who is at some level always conscious of representing one's race?


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