Wednesday, April 22, 2015

The Roundup with PW

First Bookstore Dedicated to Self-Published Authors Opens in Florida
Frustrated by a lack of opportunity for indie authors to showcase their work, two Florida writers open a bookstore of their own. more » »

Inside the Pulitzer Prize Book Winners: Mass extinction. A pope and a fascist. A lost North American tribe. A beguiling WWII tale. Scott Porch, Bill Morris, William O’Connor, and Malcolm Jones on the Pulitzer board’s picks, at the Daily Beast.

Toni Morrison, 'I Regret Everything': The author looks back on her personal life, with NPR's Terry Gross.

Personalized Picture Book a Bestseller: After winning the highest-ever valuation on BBCTV’s 'Dragon’s Den,' a book designed for individual children has sold 500,000 copies.

Clinton 'Ready' for Attacks: Hillary Clinton dismissed an upcoming book that will reportedly outline favorable treatment from her State Department in exchange for foreign donations to her family foundation, saying it comes with the territory of running for president.

Race, Wit, and Mansplaining: Trying to address the literary world’s reputation as an old boys’ club, the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books included a number of panels in which women discussed humor, race, and their own writing.



From the Guardian:
A personalized picture book becomes a runaway bestseller in the U.K. Click here
From the Los Angeles Times:
Dav Pilkey's bestselling Captain Underpants books will be made into a movie. Click here
From MTV:
The first English-language trailer for The Little Prince. Click here
From BuzzFeed:
R.L. Stine Explains Why He Won't Stop Writing Anytime Soon. Click here
From USA Today:
A small state press prepares 50,000 more Laura Ingalls Wilder autobiographies. Click here
From the Washington Post:
Rita Williams-Garcia wraps up the Gaither sisters' tale in Gone Crazy in Alabama. Click here
From Book Riot:
Letter to a Young Reader, with credit to Rainer Maria Rilke. Click here
From the Guardian:
10 Things You Didn't Know About Alice in Wonderland. Click here

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