Thursday, April 23, 2015

The Roundup with PW

With no single title emerging as the big book of the fair, a handful of fiction and nonfiction titles grabbed the attention of fair-goers, and the wallets of editors. Check out our rundown of some of the books people were talking about in London. more » »
London Book Fair 2015: Some Growing Pains in Return to Olympia
A nice venue, particularly in the sunshine, but wearing on the patience if you get lost in it—as many did. This was the verdict of exhibitors and visitors to Olympia as the London Book Fair returned to the venue after stints at Earls Court and Excel. more » »

International Books Generating Buzz this Week
A Hungarian director's novel about his parents' 1945 courtship, in Sweden's refugee camps, emerges as a hot book at last week's London Book Fair; a Swedish novel Grove preempted before the fair sells in a flurry of global deals; and more. more » »

Penguin Random House Debuts New Unified Website
The publisher's newly designed website, which brings Random House and Penguin together online, is optimized for mobile devices and, according to PRH CEO Marcus Dohle is “consumer-focused.” more »

Watching Your Life on Screen : Stephen Elliott writes about the "strange" experience of seeing his memoir, 'The Adderall Diaries,' turned into a movie.
Pulitzers Added a Fourth Novel: The Pulitzer Prize Board this year asked its fiction jury to submit a belated, fourth nominee, in contrast to its handling of the selection for 2012, when no fiction prize was awarded.
Global Piracy Ring Handed Judgment : A United States federal court has found the operators of a massive global piracy ring liable for intentionally infringing copyrights, awarding the maximum damages allowed under U.S. law.
The Difficulty of Being a Debut Writer: "It is a privilege and a gift and an honor to be a debut author, but it is, above all things, an existential test," writes Courtney Maum, at Buzzfeed.
Liz Thomson Looks Back: As she steps down from BookBrunch, the journalist reflects on three decades covering the book trade beat and explains the background to her new project.

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