Friday, June 26, 2015

The Roundup with PW

Despite Sales Drop, B&N Had Fiscal 2015 Profit
Barnes & Noble posted net income of $36.6 million in the fiscal year ended May 2, 2015 compared to a loss of $47.3 million in fiscal 2014. The profit improvement came despite a 4.9% decline in total revenue, to $6.07 billion. more »
'Grey' Dominates Print Bestseller List
E.L. James's 'Grey' blasted to the top of PW's print bestseller list, appearing at #1 for the week ended June 22. The book swamped the competition, selling more than 350,000 copies in just three days on sale, according to Nielsen BookScan, which records roughly 80% of print units. more »

PRH Launches LGBTQ Campaign for Teens
Listening Library and Penguin Books for Young Readers announced Read Proud Listen Proud, a joint campaign to highlight recommended LGBTQ books for young adults. »

'Watchman' Sends 'Mockingbird' Soaring: The 'Wall Street Journal' looks at how anticipation of Harper Lee's new book has revived interest in the novelist’s classic.

Amazon's New Payment System Works: 'Fortune' explains why Amazon's new way of paying authors makes sense.

Homespun Publisher with Cult Following: The success story of Persephone Books.

Harry Potter Night Coming Back in 2016: Bloomsbury Children’s Books announced on Wednesday that it has plans for a second Harry Potter Book Night next year.

The Top 10 Summers in Fiction: The season provides an ambiguously idyllic setting for many novels. From L.P. Hartley to Tove Jansson, the 'Guardian' lists the best.

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