Thursday, June 26, 2014

US book trade news from PW

iBooks Bestsellers: 'Silkworm' Hits #2
"The Silkworm," J.K. Rowling as Robert Galbraith's follow-up to the bestselling "The Cuckoo's Calling," hit #2 on Apple's iBooks bestseller list for the week ended June 23. ("Cuckoo" sat at #4 on the chart.) John Green's "The Fault in Our Stars" stayed put at #1. more » »


Amazon Pressing for New Terms in U.K.: U.K. publishers have raised concerns about Amazon’s new contractual arrangements, with the giant retailer pressing for improved terms from a number of publishers, even as its stand-off with Hachette Book Group continues in the U.S.

How Relevant is a Novelist's Biography?: Thomas Mallon and Adam Kirsch discuss whether knowing about an author’s life deepens or detracts from the pleasures of reading fiction, at the "New York Times."

Ana Maria Matute Dies at 88 : The author - who was regarded as one of Spain's greatest post-Civil War writers - died of a heart attack in Barcelona, her son told Reuters.

Carnegie Medal Debate Grows : The storm over Kevin Brooks's Carnegie medal win has gathered force after two more writers criticized the choice, saying it called into question the whole purpose and value of the U.K.'s top children's book prize.

Warner Bros. Options Hot YA Novel : Warner Bros. has optioned "I’ll Give You The Sun," an upcoming YA novel written by Jandy Nelson that is already generating buzz.

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