Thursday, July 23, 2015

The Roundup with PW

'Watchman' Cements #1 Spot on the Charts
'Go Set a Watchman' sold over 746,000 copies in its first week on sale at outlets that report to Nielsen BookScan. The numbers easily made the Harper Lee novel the #1 title on PW’s bestseller list, topping 'Grey' by E.L. James. more »

Obituary: E.L. Doctorow
E.L. Doctorow, the American author best known for such novels as 'Ragtime' and 'The March,' died on Tuesday at his home in Manhattan. He was 84. more »

Von Moltke Up at PRH
At Penguin Random House, Nina von Moltke has been promoted to the newly created position of executive v-p, director, publishing development and author platforms. more » »

iBooks Bestsellers: ‘Watchman’ Edges Out ‘Grey'
Harper Lee’s 'Go Set a Watchman' hit #1 on Apple’s iBooks bestseller list, for the week ended July 20. The book, likely the biggest of the year, ousted E.L. James’s 'Grey' from the top spot, pushing it to #2. more » »

E.L. Doctorow in the 'New Yorker': Some of the late author's many published pieces in the magazine.

Hemingway Reissued : Eighty years after the release of 'Green Hills of Africa,' the son and grandson of Ernest Hemingway are urging a fresh look at a work critics have often set aside.

Jim Obergefell Gets Book Deal: William Morrow will publish book by a plaintiff in the case that legalized same-sex marriage nationwide.

'Friday Night Lights' Anniversary: Next month, a 25th anniversary revision of the 'Friday Night Lights' is being published —and author H.G. “Buzz” Bissinger will follow that up in September with a long-postponed book tour to Texas.

Jet Needs More Than Low Prices: 'Wired' on the new e-commerce site's challenge in facing down Amazon.

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