Publishers Call Out Target for 'Censoring' Book Descriptions
A number of publishers say Target, on its retail website, is redacting certain keywords from the product descriptions of their books. They say the site has removed words like "transgender" and "queer," as well as the name "Hitler." more »
NEA Study Finds Small Dip in Adult Reading
The newest NEA survey of public participation in the arts found that adults reading novels fell between 2012 and 2017, but that reading poetry rose. more »
PW Star Watch 2018 Superstars: Francesca Cavallo and Elena Favilli
Francesca Cavallo and Elena Favilli, creators of 'Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls,' were named PW Star Watch Superstars at a party at Marquee New York in Manhattan on September 12. more »
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An iceberg tore the ship apart. Five lifeboats were lowered into the water, four to drift away and never to be seen again. The last carried thirteen castaways. Only one would survive. This is his story. “A searingly memorable tale of unimaginable suffering and one man's bittersweet triumph over the odds.”—Eric Jay Dolin (Sponsored) More »
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Longlist for NBA in Poetry Announced
The National Book Foundation is announcing its longlists for the 2018 National Book Awards all week. The five finalists in each category will be named on October 10, and the winner will be announced at a ceremony in New York City on November 14. more » »
Joseph-Beth Booksellers Recruits New CEO from Ricoh
Adam Miller is the new president and CEO of Joseph-Beth Booksellers. He comes to the company from Ricoh and plans to focus on improving online sales and expanding into smaller locations. more » »
Arcadia Taking YourTown Program to Regionals
Beginning with SIBA, Arcadia will show off its new YourTown store match program at five fall regional trade shows. more » »
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Enter for a chance to win one of 75 advance copies of 'Maid' by Stephanie Land, a harrowing and deeply moving portrait of motherhood and poverty in America. (Sponsored) More » »
SMP Picks Up Stormy Daniels Memoir
Stormy Daniels will publish a memoir, 'Full Disclosure,' with St. Martin’s Press on October 2. more » »
Michelle Obama Book Tour Dates Released
Live Nation and the Crown Publishing Group have announced the fall 2018 dates for Michelle Obama’s live U.S. book tour events in support of her forthcoming memoir, 'Becoming.' more » »
Romance Bookstore in Deal with Sony: The owners of the Ripped Bodice Bookstore in Culver City, Calif., have signed a first-look deal with Sony Pictures Television.
Iowa Gets a New Bookstore: A new outlet of Walls of Books has opened in Ankeny, Iowa.
Sleep in a Malaysian Bookstore Overnight: Airbnb will transform BookXcess Tamarind Square, Cyberjaya in Malaysia into a rental property for one night only.
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The BKBF Returns: This week, the Brooklyn Book Festival takes place, with a series of literary events occurring throughout the city.
Lululemon Founder to Pub Tell-All: Chip Wilson, who exited the brand in 2013, is releasing a tell-all book called 'Little Black Stretchy Pants' on Amazon this weekend.
Three Classics by Russian Dissidents: Why are Russians so good at vexing American minds? 'Atlas Shrugged,' 'Lolita,' and 'Doctor Zhivago' may give us a clue.
Outfitting Fictional Characters: Authors Kevin Kwan, Jasmine Guillory, Jenny Han, and more explain why they dress their characters they way they do.
What David Foster Wallace Ate: The writer David Foster Wallace, who died 10 years ago yesterday, didn’t really eat real food. Another author explains.
Trade Paperback Bestseller List
'Rich People Problems' by Kevin Kwan is the #1 title on PW's trade paperback bestseller list. See the full list » »
'Contempt: A Memoir of the Clinton Investigation' by Ken Starr
"The investigation that set the pattern for grandiose inquisitions of small-time presidential misdeeds is revisited in this self-righteous memoir." Read more » »
Is This an Exceptional Moment for Picture Books?
Painter Sofonisba Anguissola considers the quality of today’s picture books as opposed to those from her time.
Hoby Spins at BKBF Opener
Author Hermione Hoby (r.) serves as DJ at the kickoff party for the 2018 Brooklyn Book Festival, which was held at Pioneer Works in Red Hook, Brooklyn, on Monday.
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