Wednesday, March 29, 2017

The Roundup with PW

Sales, Earnings Fell at PRH in 2016
The lack of a mega-bestseller was one factor in the 9.6% drop in revenue at Penguin Random House in 2016; earnings in the year fell 3.6% compared to 2015. Operating margins, however, improved to 16.0% in 2016, up from 15.0% in 2015.
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At PEN Awards, A Scaled-Up Atmosphere and Political Bent
PEN America hosted its annual literary awards in Manhattan on March 27 in a ceremony the organization hoped would be "celebration of literature on par with awards shows for other art forms," and which saw its biggest honors of the year bestowed.
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Amazon's Expanding Physical Presence: Amazon’s pop-up stores keep popping up in malls across the U.S., with its total number of kiosks now up to 29 across 15 states.

Christina Vella Dies at 75: The author of several colorful works of narrative history died of cancer on Wednesday in New Orleans.

Book On Boy In a Dress Banned: A North Carolina school district was planning to teach 'Jacob's New Dress' to first graders. Then the book was pulled from the curriculum.

Translators Respond to 'Arrival': Three top translators watched the Academy Award-winning film, starring Amy Adams as a linguist, and weighed in on its linguistics.

Brit Bennet, Thinking Another's Thoughts: The author of 'The Mothers' on adapting her book to film, the value of the novel in telling black stories, and writing abortion.


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