Thursday, August 27, 2015

The Roundup with PW

Sales of Self-Published 'Rabbit' Book Top 29K
After selling roughly 300 copies prior to last week, self-published picture book 'The Rabbit Who Wants to Fall Asleep' moved more than 29,000 print copies in the week ended August 23. It's also rumored that world English rights to the book, which has been the subject of a swath of media coverage, were acquired by Random House for seven figures. more »

Julia Cheiffetz on Her Amazon Experience: In response to the 'New York Times' probe into Amazon's workplace, the former editorial director of Amazon Publishing urges Jeff Bezos to make the company "a more hospitable place for women and parents."

Book Covers of the Summer: Slate asks, why do so many of this year’s book covers have the same design style?

Self-Publishing is Good for All: 'Wired' talks to self-published author Shannon Mayer about why the real beneficiary of the DIY book boom is the publishing industry itself.

Mariah Carey to Publish Children's Book: This fall, the singer will make her children's book debut with 'All I Want for Christmas Is You,' a picture book inspired by Carey's hit song.

Shakespeare & Co.'s Self-Pub Machine: The Upper East Side bookstore is set to unveil its new look after undergoing a summer-long renovation, which included adding a new Espresso Book Machine.


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