Friday, April 28, 2017

The Roundup with PW

B&N Names Demos Parneros CEO
Barnes & Noble has named its current COO, Demos Parneros, its new CEO. Parneros replaces Len Riggio, who was named interim CEO when Ron Boire was dismissed last summer.
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‘Register of Copyrights’ Bill Easily Passes House
A bill that would empower Donald Trump to appoint the next Register of Copyrights easily passed the House of Representatives on Wednesday, and is headed to the Senate. The final tally was 378-48.
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New Spanish Language Imprint Launches at Quarto Group
Quarto Iberoamericana will be overseen with Quarto Group's longtime partner, the Argentina-based Catapulta Editores. It will publish 20 books a year, starting in fall 2017.
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Obama's Photographer Nabs a Book Deal: Little, Brown will publish 'Obama: An Intimate Portrait,' by former White House photographer Pete Souza, in November.

How E-books Lost Their Shine: Just a few years ago, the Kindle was being blamed for the death of the traditional book. But the latest figures show a dramatic reversal of fortunes.

Ta-Nehisi Coates At the Apollo: 'Between the World and Me,' the award-winning book exploring racial injustice in America, will hit the Apollo stage next April.

Ten More Best Young American Novelists: Because 21 isn't enough, here are ten more novelists to add to the 'Granta' list, including Garth Greenwell and Celeste Ng.

George Saunders Orders a Mousetrap: In a humorous video, fiction master Saunders attempts to purchase a single mousetrap, from a pack of ten, over the phone.



From Deadline Hollywood:
Anika Noni Rose Options Shadowshaper YA Fantasy Series.
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From School Library Journal:
New Children's Lit Landmarks to Be Named During Children's Book Week.
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From Bookish:
Jeff Kinney on the Universality of Childhood.
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From the Huffington Post:
Anna Staniszewski on MFAs, W'iting, and Not Teaching Kids Stuff in Your Kids’ Book.
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From 100 Scope Notes:
The State of Photographic Illustration in 2017.
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From the Hollywood Reporter:
Indie Bookstores Prepare Events for Children's Book Week.
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From Reading While White:
Alongside, Not Despite: Race and Settler Colonialism in Children's Literature.
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From the Ringer:
Are Chat-Fiction Apps the New YA Novels?
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From NPR:
In Ann Brashares's Latest, Two Kids from a Fractured Family Meet at Last.
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From BuzzFeed:
Can You Solve These Anagrams of Children's Book Titles?
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