Sunday, August 13, 2017

The Roundup with PW

HC Profits Rise in Fiscal 2017
Although sales in the fiscal year, ended June 30, fell slightly from fiscal 2016, earnings increased 7.5% to $199 million at HarperCollins.
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Candlewick to Publish Walker Books in U.S.
Twenty-five years ago, when Walker U.K. opened a U.S. branch, it was forced to take a different name here, and Candlewick Press was born. In fall 2018, Candlewick will begin publishing in the U.S. for the first time under the Walker name.
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The Arab American Book Award Winners: Rabih Alameddine has won again for fiction, Steven Salaita wins in nonfiction, and Hayan Charara takes home two awards.

Minneapolis Writing Conference Cancelled: 21 of the 22 speakers booked to discuss writing for children were white. "We made a mistake," said Loft Literary Center's Britt Udesen.

The Rise of Scandinavian Crime Fiction: How the Swedish crime genre made it to the top of the heap when just 20 years earlier it was in the slush pile.

Dennis Cooper Moves to the Big Screen: The novelist, now 64 and living in France after a life living in Los Angeles, has turned to film for his next project.

A Lost Octavia Butler Novel: 'Unfinished Business' examines the groundbreaking sci-fi writer’s plans for her 'Earthseed' series.

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