Friday, January 13, 2017

The Roundup with PW

AAP Taps Maria Pallante to Succeed Tom Allen
The former U.S. Register of Copyrights will succeed Tom Allen as AAP president and CEO. With a background in IP law and policy, deep connections in Congress, and even some connection to publishing, Maria Pallante is a seemingly perfect fit for AAP. more »

Record Number of E-books and Audiobooks Borrowed from Library in 2016
According to digital reading platform OverDrive, readers borrowed 196 million digital books in 2016, an increase of 21% over 2015. more » »

The Novel in the Age of Obama: What will we mean when someday we refer to Obama Lit? Christian Lorentzen argues that we’ll be discussing novels about the “problems of authenticity.”

'Mad Dog' Mattis Has Written a Book: Retired Gen. James Mattis, in a letter to the Pentagon, revealed he's written a book that has yet to be published.

Bookstores Are the New Bars: Seattle's new favorite place to drink is in the bookstore, where beer and wine bars keep popping up.

BK's New Harry Potter–Themed Pasta Joint: Take 2016's biggest dining trend and shake together with a giant scoop of Rowling, and you'll get an idea of what to expect at Pasta Wiz.

An Employee-Free Bookstore in Seoul: A new bookstore in South Korea offers customers a few selected books for sale, with no owner or employees on the premises.

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