Thursday, January 19, 2017

The Roundup from PW

Pearson to Sell Stake in Penguin Random House
Faced with worse-than-expected results in its North American higher education publishing business, Pearson said it is putting its 47% stake in Penguin Random House up for sale. Bertelsmann, which owns a 53% stake in PRH, said it was interested in increasing its stake for the right price. more »

A Post-Election Crop of Instant Trump Books
The surprising victory of Donald Trump in the U.S. presidential election has resulted in a boom in books about his rise—a number of which have been crashed and rushed out the door. more »

The 2017 Pen Literary Awards Finalists: The finalists for PEN America's awards this year include Teju Cole, Colson Whitehead, Brit Bennett, Yaa Gyasi, and more.

How the Far Right is Changing Publishing: Right-wing writers have long been a lucrative part of the U.S. book market. Will the new era see it grow?

Ivanka Trump's Book Pushed Back: Citing “momentous changes” in her life, Trump and her publisher will delay the release of 'Women Who Work' from early March to early May.

Wole Soyinka Exits Trump’s America: The first African writer to be awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature has torn up his Green Card in protest.

An Experimental Library: Dutch designer Irma Boom, one of the world’s pre-eminent bookmakers, collects “only the books that are experimental.”

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