Wednesday, April 05, 2017

The Rounduwith PW

Bologna Confirms 2018 NYC Rights Show
At the Bologna Children’s Book Fair today, BolognaFiere, the organizer of the event as well as 75 other trade shows around the world, announced plans to start a new trade show focused on rights and licensing in New York City in spring 2018.
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Bologna 2017: First Impressions as the Fair Gets Underway
The 54th Bologna Children’s Book Fair got off to a quiet but steady start on Monday with agents and publishers noting the continuing popularity of middle grade, as well as books featuring distinctive voices, tackling topical issues, and offering outside-the-box perspectives.
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Amazon Opening Second NYC Bookstore
Amazon has confirmed that it will open a bricks and mortar location at 7 West 34th Street this summer. The new outlet will be the second New York City store for the company, and its 11th nationwide.
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Marvel's Diversity Gaffe: A Marvel executive suggested this weekend that the publishing company’s newest superheroes may have caused a slump in comic book sales.
Langston Hughes’s Rent Party Cards: Yale's Beinecke Library is displaying the poet's rent party cards, which advertised fundraising gatherings in an era of discriminatory Harlem rent.
The Baileys Women’s Prize Shortlist: The Baileys Prize shortlist has been announced, and includes authors Madeleine Thein, C.E. Morgan, and Aỳbámi Adébáỳ̀.
The Smuggling of Short Stories: How a book of short stories made the perilous journey across the North Korean border.
50 Immortal Literary Days: Today is April 4th, the day on which George Orwell’s '1984' famously begins. Here are 49 other literary days to mark on your calendars.

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