Wednesday, April 26, 2017

The Roundup with PW

HMH Makes Another Round of Layoffs
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt ramped up its cost cutting initiatives yesterday, laying off approximately 20 people in its trade division. The company would not comment on the number of job cuts, but admitted that "organizational changes" had been made.
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C2E2 Attendance Grows, But Graphic Novel Sales Fall
Held during C2E2, a Chicago pop culture convention that attracted more than 80,000 fans this year, the Diamond Comics Retail Summit reported that first quarter sales of graphic novels are down 10% compared to last year.
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Robert M. Pirsig, Author of 'Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance,' Dies at 88
The philosopher and author, who found fame with his 1974 bestseller 'Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance,' died at his home in Maine on April 24.
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A Book to Go With the Bowtie: Tucker Carlson, who now occupies the 8 p.m. time slot on Fox News once held by Bill O'Reilly, is reportedly shopping a book, or a series, to publishers.

A Publisher of One's Own: A century after Virginia and Leonard Woolf took delivery of their own printing equipment, their legacy, Hogarth Press, lives on.

The Librarians of Native Hip Hop: Librarians at the University of New Mexico are using lyric analysis to examine hip hop produced by indigenous artists.

REI's Wall of NYC Litho Stones: A trove of century-old litho stones from the Puck Building's printing days were discovered behind a cellar wall, and are now hanging in the store.

The Book That Proves U.F.O.s: The first published comprehensive statistical summary of so-called close encounters catalogues 121,036 eyewitness accounts.



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