Tuesday, June 30, 2015

The Roundup with PW

ALA 2015: Gloria Steinem Says 'Librarians Saved My Life'
In a keynote at the conference Steinem, who is promoting her new memoir, told the crowd of librarians that they are in "the greatest profession on earth." She continued: "I really do want to emphasize, in case you’re feeling unappreciated, how important your role is.” more »

ALA 2015: All Our Coverage
All of PW's coverage of the American Library Association 2015 Annual Conference in San Francisco. more »

CBLDF, San Diego Comic-Con Debut 'The Comic Book Club Handbook'!
The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund and Comic-Con International have teamed to produce the 'Comic Book Club Handbook,' a publication designed for librarians, retailers and fans, that teaches how to start and maintain a book club for graphic novel readers. »

B&N Files to Spin Off Campus Bookstores: Barnes & Noble filed plans for the previously announced spinoff of its college unit, a move intended to help the largest U.S. bookstore chain focus on navigating a changing market.

PRH's Effect on Publishing in Canada: Will the newly united Penguin Random House weaken Canadian publishing, or save it?

Bradbury's Home Turned Into Bookends: Parts of his house, demolished earlier this year, were turned into bookends and sold to support Center for Ray Bradbury Studies at Indiana University.

Bookstores Plan Rollout for 'Watchman': The dozens of celebrations taking place in bookstores, theaters and libraries across the country on July 14 to mark the publication of another book by one of the United States’ most celebrated and enigmatic authors.

Why Can't Readers Get Enough 'Grey'? : E.L. James’s reworking of Fifty Shades has been critically panned, but, for some of the millions who will buy it, part of the pleasure comes from ignoring the reviews.

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