Friday, July 31, 2015

The Roundup with PW

'Watchman' Sells 220K in Week Two, Stays Put at #1
According to data from Nielsen Bookscan, which accounts for approximately 80% of print sales, 'Go Set a Watchman' sold more than three times the number of copies than the #2 book on the chart, E.L. James's 'Grey,' in it second week on sale. more »

Lonely Planet Rolling Out New Cookbook Series
This fall, Lonely Planet is stepping into new culinary territory with the launch of From the Source, a cookbook series that explores dishes and traveling by locale. The first titles in the series, 'From the Source: Italy' and 'From the Source: Thailand,' go on sale September 1. more » »

Record Day for 'What Pet Should I Get?' at BAM
Following record-breaking sales for Harper Lee’s 'Go Set a Watchman' on July 14, Theodore Geisel’s 'What Pet Should I Get?' has repeated that feat at the nation’s number two chain retailer two weeks later, on July 28. more » »

NYC to Sign $30M Contract with Amazon: The Department of Education is about to approve a $30 million contract with Amazon to create an e-book marketplace for New York City's 1,800 public schools.

CW Orders 'Little Women' Adaptation: The network is taking on a literary classic in one of its first script buys of the 2015/2016 development season.

A Triumph of the New and Diverse: A bracingly varied Man Booker prize longlist suggests that complaints about the whiteness of the literary world are finally being listened to, and addressed, writes the 'Guardian.'

Amazon Dash Buttons Now On Sale: The gadget, which costs $4.99, allows customers to reorder products with the push of a button.

Austen Prose Used by Hackers: Hackers have started to use passages of Jane Austen’s 1811 debut novel 'Sense and Sensibility' to trick firewalls.

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