Friday, April 21, 2017

The Roundup with PW incl. Amazon is Coming to Australia

Bill O'Reilly's Publisher Standing by Their Man
Bill O’Reilly has been a mainstay of the Henry Holt list for years and, at the moment, that is not changing. The Macmillan imprint told PW that it has no intention of altering its support of the bestselling author, despite his dismissal from Fox News.
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Penguin Press to Pub ‘Hillaryland’
The Penguin Press nabbed world rights to the account of Lissa Muscatine, Hillary Clinton's former chief speechwriter of 25 years.
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Amazon is Coming to Australia: The online retail giant unveiled plans to roll out its full list of services in Australia over the next few years.

University Libraries Get Modernized: From U.C. Berkeley to Harvard University, the digital revolution is changing libraries on college campuses.

A Word to Define Book Hoarding: There is a term in Japanese that identifies people who buy more books than they can read in one lifetime: tsundoku.

Climate Change Meets Coloring Books: The latest trend in the adult coloring book craze is illustrated data about air pollution, rising sea levels, and more.

Three Small Books with Big Ideas: Check out these quick reads on hefty topics including tyranny, the First Amendment, and Wall Street.


From Vanity Fair:
The Surprising Inspiration for Eloise Illustrator Hilary Knight's Career.
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From Book Riot:
No Wrong Way: 30 Children's Books About Non-Traditional Families.
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From Brightly:
Rethinking Reading Levels: Some Practical Advice from the Experts.
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From the L.A. Review of Books:
Everyone Grows Up: A Conversation with Brian Selznick.
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From First Book:
Encouraging Literacy and Leadership with Games.
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From the Hollywood Reporter:
Ricky Gervais to narrate animated feature The Willoughbys based on Lois Lowry's book.
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From the New York Times:
How the Netflix Show 13 Reasons Why Led to Memes, T-Shirts and Debate.
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From School Library Journal:
Middle School Collections in the Public Library: A New Trend?
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From Literary Hub:
31 Vintage Posters That Demand You Pick up a Book.
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From Bookish:
10 Novels in Verse Every YA Fan Should Read.
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Penguin Workshop Imprint
To Launch This Fall

This fall, Penguin Young Readers will launch a new children’s imprint, Penguin Workshop, helmed by Francesco Sedita. The emphasis will be on accessible titles and brands for every type of reader, from ages 0–12.

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