Thursday, March 30, 2017

The Roundup with PW

Pearson Settles Textbook Royalty Case
Two authors had claimed Pearson was shortchanging them on royalties, and had sought class action status, asserting that that their fellow Pearson authors were also likely owed millions of dollars more.
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Muslim Publishers Look to Build Bridges, Counter Cultural Misunderstanding
Books on Islam from small Muslim publishing houses make up a rich but challenging niche market and can serve as a bridge between cultures.
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'Children of Blood and Bone' Scores Big: Macmillan and Fox 2000 land an African-flavored fantasy—the first in a planned trilogy by a 23-year-old debut novelist—for seven figures.

Best Translated Book Award Longlists: Celebrating its tenth iteration, the BTBAs announced its longlists for translated fiction and poetry this morning.

Claudia Rankine Wins Bobbitt Prize: Rankine has won the 2016 Rebekah Johnson Bobbitt National Prize for Poetry for her acclaimed book 'Citizen: An American Lyric.'

Jeff Buckley's Journals: The handwritten journals of the singer-songwriter, who died tragically in 1997 at age 30, will be reproduced in a forthcoming book from Da Capo Press.

A Long Lost Library Book: A man returned a library book after 35 years with an apology, donation, and explanation: He says he has read it at least 25 times.

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