Thursday, December 15, 2016

The Roundup with PW

New York Public Library, Macmillan Launch Publishing Partnership
The agreement will create and publish a program of print and e-books for adults and for children, inspired by the library’s collections.
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Distributing E-books, and the Success of Pottermore, in China
Chinese readers have been fascinated with Harry Potter ever since Beijing-based People’s Literature Publishing House started translating the series in 2000 and went on to sell more than 18 million copies.
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Amazon to Open Two Stores In Boston Area
The retailer has posted job openings for assistant store managers in Boston and Lynnfield, Mass.
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E. R. Braithwaite Dies at 104: The Guyanese author, diplomat, and former Royal Air Force pilot and author of 'To Sir, With Love' died on Monday in Rockville, Md.

Shirley Hazzard Dies at 85: The novelist, who wrote 'The Transit of Venus' and 'The Great Fire' and won the National Book Award, has died in New York.

Holiday Reads to Give You Goosebumps: R.L. Stine recommends eight terrifyingly great books for your holiday reading list.

'Beedle the Bard' Sells for $470,000: A rare handwritten copy of J.K. Rowling's 'The Tales of Beedle the Bard' sold for £370,000 in London today.

Happy 100th, Shirley Jackson: 'Literary Hub' rounds up seven pieces celebrating a century of reading Jackson's spooky stories.


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