Sunday, July 26, 2015

The Roundup with PW

PRH Adds 24 Million Pounds to Pearson Profits
Penguin Random House contributed 24 million pounds in operating profit to Pearson in the first half of 2015, up from 18 million pounds in the same period in 2014. more »

Man Booker Launches Podcast
Hosted by Joe Haddow, producer of the BBC's Radio 2 Book Club, the episodes will go live alternate Friday mornings from July 24 through to the winner announcement in October. more »

Product Hunt Goes After Books: On Thursday, the startup launched the third vertical of its online leaderboard and community, and this one is focused on books.

Franco Co-Writing Lana Del Rey Book: In March, James Franco will release a 100-page book on his friend and muse.

Writing 'Satanic Verses' Now: Salman Rushdie has claimed that the people who defended his most controversial work would not have done so today.

Martin on Marvel's 'Villain Problem': In his review of 'Ant-Man,' George R.R. Martin expressed a certain level of boredom with the villains in Marvel films.

André Leon Talley Dresses Rizzoli: The longtime 'Vogue' editor on his experience assembling the window book displays of the new Rizzoli store.

No Future Editions of Cosby Bio: Simon & Schuster has no plans for revisions or future editions for its disparaged Bill Cosby biography. The publisher also pulled blurbs from Billy Crystal, Mary Tyler Moore and other celebrities from dedicated web pages on Amazon.

Lisbeth Salander is Back: The first plot details of 'The Girl in the Spider's Web,' the sequel to Stieg Larsson’s bestselling Millennium Trilogy, have been revealed.

Archie Cartoonist Tom Moore Dies: Moore, an illustrious cartoonist who was known for his work on the beloved Archie comics, died in his hometown of El Paso, Tex. on Monday at the age of 86.

Penguin Slashes Cookbook Division: Penguin’s Lantern imprint will cut the books it publishes in 2016, and its publishing director, Julie Gibbs, will depart at the end of the year.

John Green Secures First Look Deal: 'The Fault In Our Stars' and 'Paper Towns' author has been given a first-look producing deal by Fox 2000 Pictures President Elizabeth Gabler.



From Entertainment Weekly:
Lionsgate unveils the first full-length trailer for the final chapter of The Hunger Games. Click here
From TheaterMania:
A musical based on Tuck Everlasting will debut on Broadway next spring. Click here
From the Guardian:
An essay: falling out of love with YA. Click here
From Moviefone:
The 11 Best YA Adaptations of the Last Decade. Click here
From the Telegraph:
Old Thatch, where Enid Blyton set the first books in her Mystery series, is on sale for £1.85 million. Click here
From Deadline Hollywood:
Author John Green has been given a first-look producing deal with Fox 2000. Click here
From YouTube:
Watch teenagers react to encyclopedias. Click here
From 100 Scope Notes:
The Wildest Children's Books of 2015. Click here

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