Thursday, December 22, 2016

The Roundup with PW

'Cursed Child' Boosts Kids' July Sales
The July publication of 'Harry Potter and the Cursed Child' helped raise sales in the children's/young adult segment 31.1% in July over a year ago. July sales of adult books fell.
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Australian Publishing Is Losing the Copyright Fight
Among the key proposals made by the Australia Productivity Commission is backing the call for ending restrictions on parallel book imports before the end of 2017.
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Review: Ten Restaurants That Changed America: Paul Freedman’s extensive knowledge and trusted palate give readers a definitive and approachable take on restaurant history in America

Pantsuit Nation's Impending Book: An invite-only, incredibly popular Facebook group of Hillary Clinton supporters is being turned into a book—and not everyone is happy about it.

Ingram's New Indie Booksellers Program: Ingram Content Group is preparing two new programs to help ABA members grow their businesses in the new year.

German Amazon Workers Strike: Workers at German Amazon warehouses were called out on strike on Wednesday as part of a long-running dispute over pay and conditions.

Books for the Trump Era: The Donald Trump presidency is not yet officially upon us, but the Trump era has already been good for political reading lists.

The Last Bookbinder In Lower Manhattan: In 1980, according to a census, there were 1,500 bookbinders in New York. Now, on its Lower East Side, only one remains.


From Deadline:
Warner Bros and MGM team up to acquire The Sun Is Also a Star, the bestselling YA novel by Nicola Yoon.
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From Mashable:
How children's book authors are raising money for Aleppo.
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From the New York Times:
R.J. Palacio and Meg Medina Talk Diversity and Children's Books.
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From Business Insider:
The 10 best Australian children's books of 2016.
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From Bustle:
The NYPL is launching an imprint inspired by its collections; first up is a children's book by Maira Kalman.
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From the New York Times:
Forget Pat the Bunny. My Child Is Reading Hemingway.
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From Hoodline:
Daniel Handler Launches Per Diem Press, with $1,000 Prize for Poetry.
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From Entertainment Weekly:
Five offbeat children's books for the holidays.
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