Tuesday, June 21, 2016

The Roundup with PW

U.S. Publishing Groups Back Hong Kong Bookseller
In a statement, America’s booksellers, publishers, and librarians expressed admiration for Lam Wing-kee and his defense of the right of the Chinese people to read the books they want.
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Survey Sees Likelihood of More E-book Sales Erosion
Limitations of reading devices and "digital fatigue" are cited as causes for the decline in e-book sales.
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Why Indie Presses Are Opening Bookstores: Minneapolis's Milkweed Editions and Chicago's Curbside Splendor have both opened storefronts. Will it help?

Book Trade Urges U.K. to Remain in E.U.: A new online survey from 'The Bookseller' shows a growth in book industry support for the U.K. maintaining ties to the E.U.

Women Are the Queens of Crime Fiction: Perhaps because they're more skeptical of heroism than their male counterparts, women are writing today's best crime novels.

Writers, Facing Arts Cuts, Turn to DIY: Emerging writers, seeing a decrease in support, look to peers—not publishers—for aid amid a return to the zine culture of the 1990s.

How Frankenstein’s Monster Became Human: Francine Prose on Mary Shelley's night telling ghost stories at the Villa Diodati in Switzerland.



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