Friday, August 28, 2015

The Roundup with PW

How Publishers Are Preparing for the Papal Visit
Publishers are joining the media maelstrom surrounding Pope Francis's visit to the U.S. by releasing a variety of Pope-themed titles from August to October. more »

Pratchett Was Working on Discworld Books: Terry Pratchett was working on several new Discworld novels right up to his death in March, it has been revealed, as his 41st and final novel in the comic fantasy series is published.

$10M Set Aside in Fifty Shades Suit: Amanda Hayward has been ordered by a Fort Worth judge to set aside $10 million for Jennifer Pedroza, who says she was defrauded out of her share of the royalties for the steamy bestselling novel.

'Secret Garden' Sells 3M in China: Johanna Basford's adult coloring book has sold 3 million copies in China since the book was published there on June 1, the publisher revealed at Beijing International Book Fair.

New York Delays E-book Deal with Amazon: City education officials have shelved a $30 million deal to give students electronic books after advocates complained it would exclude the visually impaired.

Carter Bio Coming: Crown said it has acquired the rights to Kai Bird's biography of President Jimmy Carter, who announced earlier this month that he has metastatic melanoma.


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