Thursday, December 24, 2015

The Roundup with PW

Print Books Having Good Finish to Solid Year
Unit sales of print books were up 2.8% through the week ended December 20, 2015 compared to the same period in 2014. The gain in 2015 follows a 2.4% increase in unit sales in 2014. The most popular book of the holiday season is almost certainly to be 'Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Old School,' which sold over 187,000 copies last week. more »

Japan's One-Book Bookstore: Yoshiyuki Morioka, owner of the bookstore Morioka Shoten, says selling one book at a time adds up to a dedicated exhibition for each volume sold.

Bookselling Lessons of 2015: Here are four takeaways drawn from the bestselling books of 2015, including, "The movie tie-in is still gold."

A 'Gilmore Girls' Reading Quiz: Find out how many of the books mentioned on The CW's 'Gilmore Girls' you have read.

Poems Favored By Celebrities: Katie Couric, Alan Cumming, Lena Dunham, and more reveal their favorite poem and why.

Saudi Bookstore Pulls Trump Books: In response to an online campaign to boycott Trump, Jarir bookstore has withdrawn books by the controversial 2016 presidential candidate.

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