Tuesday, December 20, 2016

The Roundup with PW invcluding PRH U.K. Derecognizes Staff Unions

The Big Book Publishing Stories of 2016
The ouster of Barnes & Noble's CEO, the sale of Perseus, and Follett's purchase of Baker & Taylor were the big publishing stories of 2016.
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GalleyCat Shutters
GalleyCat, the arm of the Adweek Blog Network covering the book publishing industry, has closed after a decade of operations.
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Hachette Livre Acquires Majority Stake in Brainbow
The French publishing giant has acquired a majority stake in Brainbow, the London-based British mobile app company.

PRH U.K. Derecognizes Staff Unions: Workers from the unions Unite and NUJ fear the move heralds industrial strife at a company that publishes one in four books sold globally.

A Library's Forgiveness: Sitting on the desk of an East Side Manhattan apartment was a copy of 'Gone With the Wind' that belonged to the Brooklyn Public Library, 57 years overdue.

Contrarian Voices at Bangalore Festival: Eclectic discussions brought disruptive views to one stage at the Bangalore Literature Festival on December 18.

Looking Back On 2016: Contributors to 'Bomb' magazine share the books, albums, sounds, and sights that challenged, fascinated, or pushed them through 2016.

The Books Writers Give: Twelve writers on the books they're giving as gifts this holiday season, from 'Swing Time' to Rita Dove's collected works.


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