Saturday, April 23, 2016

The Roundup with PW

'Hamilton' Is #1, On Broadway and in Bookstores
'Hamilton: The Revolution' by Lin-Manuel Miranda and reporter Jeremy McCarter has hit #1 on PW's nonfiction bestseller list, and is currently out of stock on Amazon. A rep at Grand Central, which published the coffee table book, estimated that, will all the forthcoming print runs, about 400,000 copies of the title will be in the marketplace by summertime. more »

Dungeons & Dragons Joins Candlewick’s 'Ology Series
Candlewick Press is bringing two books tied to Dungeons & Dragons, the fantasy role-playing game, to the U.S. market: a coloring book, and 'Dungeonology,' the 13th book – and the first licensed title – in the bestselling ’Ology series. more » »

Children’s Lit Community Launches Auction to Help Refugees in Europe
Authors, illustrators, agents, editors, and more are coming together to help raise money for the refugee crisis in Europe. “Writing for Charity” is an effort to support Lifting Hands International by auctioning off literary items from the standard to the unusual to get supplies directly to refugee camps. more » »

Triangle Award Winners Announced
Winners of the Triangle Awards, honoring the best LGBT fiction, nonfiction, and poetry published in 2015, were announced on April 21, and include former politician Barney Frank. »

Prince's Book Publicist Remembers Icon: Kathleen Schmidt reflects: "If he liked you, he would always like you. He would always remember your name."

Apple Books Goes Dark In China: Apple's book and film services are down in China in the wake of new regulations curbing digital publishing.

Four Writers In 'Time' 100: Lin-Manuel Miranda, Ta-Nehisi Coates, Elena Ferrante, and Marilynne Robinson are among the “100 Most Influential People.”

Boozing With the Bard: Raise a glass to Shakespeare on the 400th anniversary of his death with these witty recipes.

Can Literature on Medicine Save Mankind?: A new generation of doctor writers is exploring the vital intersection between science and art.

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