Thursday, June 01, 2017

The Roundup with PW

James Patterson Expands Bookseller Bonus Program
The bestselling author is renewing his Holiday Bookseller Bonus Program, which launched in 2015. He's also adding more money to the mix this time around, increasing his donation by $100,000.
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Frankfurt Announces Tiered Pricing
Trade visitor tickets to the Frankfurt Book Fair bought online will allow attendees to save 10% to 30% on door prices.
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The Amazon Bookstore Won't Work: Publishers fear that Amazon is trying to dominate brick-and-mortar retail, Alex Shepard writes in 'The New Republic,' but "they needn't worry."

Audible's Emerging Playwright Fund: The digital audiobook giant will create a $5 million fund to commission new works from emerging playwrights—which will go straight to audio.

Rushdie, Atwood Aid Displaced Writers: The two novelists are among 200 creatives backing PEN International’s three-year plan to promote work by displaced writers.

Albee Estate Fears a Black 'Woolf': The Edward Albee estate has denied a theater in Portland, Ore., the rights to his most famous play after its decision to cast a black actor.

An Excerpt from 'Artemis': The first chapter of Andy Weir's follow-up to 'The Martian,' as shared with 'Read It Forward.'

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