Wednesday, December 17, 2014

The Roundup with PW

Crunching Numbers at the Nielsen Children's Book Summit
The first Nielsen Children's Book Summit covered a wealth of data behind kids' reading and media consumption habits. Read our extensive coverage of a day filled with surprising findings, including kids’ book preferences of print vs. digital, and what gets them reading. more »

Distribution: HBG Adds Asterix
Hachette Book Group will begin distributing the Asterix comic series in the U.S., effective January 1. Published in English by Hachette UK and in French by Hachette Livre, Asterix has been distributed into Canada by HBG for the last four years. more » »

Google Wants to Launch Buy Buttons: Google has become the latest company to explore the launch of a “buy” button and other additional shopping features as it looks to beef up its e-commerce arsenal to fight off Amazon, the 'Wall Street Journal' reports.

First Look at the New Judy Blume Novel: The author has written a new novel, her first for adults in more than 15 years—'In the Unlikely Event,' due out in June from Knopf.

The Bookstore That Bewitched the Stars: The Rizzoli in New York City was no ordinary bookstore in its seventies heyday. Celebrities flocked to this glamorous and buzzy temple of literature and culture.

Ventura Sues HarperCollins: Former Minnesota Governor Jesse Ventura filed suit Monday against HarperCollins, publisher of the book that a federal jury in St. Paul said had defamed him.

Plenty of Time to Order Online: Amazon announced it has extended holiday shipping deadlines, allowing customers to order with free shipping by December 19, and receive items before the Christmas holiday.


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