Thursday, August 31, 2017

The Roundup with PW

New York Publishers Offer Help to Hurricane Harvey Victims
Scholastic, Hachette, Simon & Schuster, Macmillan, and Penguin Random House are among the big New York houses who are offering their support—in the form of books and, in some cases, food and shelter—to those in flood-ravaged Southeast Texas. MORE »

Hillary Clinton to Do Speaking Tour to Promote New Book
Hillary Clinton will kick off a speaking tour on September 18 to promote her memoir 'What Happened.' Tickets to the speaking events will range from $50 to $3,000, with the latter offering, among other things, a face-to-face meeting with Clinton. MORE »

Book World Hopes for Fall Hit: As the book world’s most literary season approaches, the industry still awaits the year’s big literary publication.

Learning the Wrong Lessons from GRRM: George R.R. Martin has taken too long finishing his magnum opus. 'Game of Thrones,' in contrast, has moved too quickly on television.

Smelcer's PEN Award Nom Pulled: John Smelcer's young-adult novel 'Stealing Indians' has been withdrawn from the list of finalists for the PEN Center USA 2017 Literary Award.

The E-Book That Could Have Been: A video game called 'Device 6' illuminates the past, present, and alternate future of the book, and shows what the e-book could have done.

Reading Robert Lowell While Expecting: During pregnancy, writer Katie Schmid turned to the poetry of Robert Lowell to deal with the anxiety of the experience.


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