Friday, August 04, 2017

The Roundup with PW

Sonny Mehta Calls Book World Without Judith Jones 'Impossible to Imagine'
The chairman and editor-in-chief of Knopf remembers Jones, the storied editor who reclaimed Anne Frank's diaries from the slush pile and made Julia Child a household name.
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Comey's Anticipated Book Goes to Flatiron
James Comey, the embattled former FBI director fired earlier this year by President Trump, has found a home for the book he was rumored to be shopping: Flatiron Books. Comey's book, which is currently untitled, is slated for spring 2018.
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The Process Behind the Poems: Six contemporary poets, from Billy Collins to Jenny Zhang, share annotated, edited drafts of their poems.

We Need Diverse Reviewers: We need diverse books, Bix Gabriel writes. But just as important are diverse reviewers to shape the critical conversation.

The First Coloring Books: An early variation on coloring books, published in 1612, were engraved maps of counties in England and Wales featuring fantastical creatures.

The 17th Century's Kindle: One of the earliest attempts to make books portable was the "Jacobean Travelling Library," a portable library.

Why Serials are Better Than Books: Molly Barton, the co-founder of the new serialized reading program Serial Box, on why original fiction is best digested in episodes.

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