Friday, May 19, 2017

The Roundup with PW

Sales Rose 15% at Bloomsbury in 2017
Led by strong gains in its children’s publishing division, revenue at Bloomsbury rose 15% in the fiscal year ended February 28, 2017 over fiscal 2016. Profits slipped, however, dropping to £9.4 million from £10.3 million in fiscal 2016.
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Campus Sex Book Author Sued: A graduate student at Northwestern is suing Laura Kipnis and her publisher, HarperCollins, over her new book, 'Unwanted Advances.'

Canada Crowdfunds C$30K Indigenous Prize: The campaign to establish a literary prize for emerging Indigenous Canadian writers has raised more than three times its goal.

France's Book Industry Culture Minister: France’s newly elected president Emmanuel Macron has appointed Françoise Nyssen, CEO of Éditions Actes Sud, as culture minister.

The Great American Pop Star Novel: As the influence of pop stars and the music they make expands, they inevitably become subjects of our literary works.

Hollywood Is 'Lovecraft Country': 'Get Out' writer-director Jordan Peele's production company is teaming with J.J. Abrams's Bad Robot to adapt Matt Ruff's 2016 novel for HBO.

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