Friday, September 25, 2015

The Roundup with PW

Harlequin Gets Into Wine Business
The publisher's new line, Vintages by Harlequin, will include three wine varietals, a chardonnay, cabernet sauvignon, and red wine blend. The wines are available to U.S. customers on Amazon now, retailing for $14.95. more »

Alison Rich, formerly v-p., executive director of publicity, Doubleday, and associate publisher, Nan A. Talese Books, has been named v-p, publishing innovation development, Penguin Random House.

Bluestockings Faces Financial Woes
The 16-year-old bookstore on New York City’s Lower East Side, one of the few remaining feminist bookstores in the country, is facing a cash crunch, even though it has an all-volunteer staff. more » »

Two Bookstores with an Italian Flavor to Open in Boston and NYC
Archestratus Books & Foods in the Greenpoint section of Brooklyn, N.Y., and I Am Books in Boston, which will open next month, offer readers a taste of Italy in their book selection. And in the case of Archestratus in its café. more » »

Amy Schumer Lands Big Deal at Gallery: The Emmy Award winner has a deal with the Simon & Schuster imprint for a memoir scheduled to come out in late 2016. Financial terms haven't been disclosed, although the deal is believed to be worth well into seven figures.

Link Between Curiosity and Creativity: 'New York' magazine talks to 'Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear' author Elizabeth Gilbert.

From Books to E-books and Back: The future of literary consumption is unwritten, says Flavorwire.

Inside Gisele's Very Expensive Book: Limited to a total of 1,000 numbered copies signed by Gisele Bündchen, Taschen is publishing a collector's edition of the coffee table book which will retail at $700.

The Psychology of Voldemort: J.K. Rowling’s investigation of her villain’s mind echoes the intrigue of a true-crime serial-killer profile.

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