Sunday, July 30, 2017

The Roundup with PW

Amazon Suffers Major Earnings Drop in Q2
Increased investment led to a 51% decline in operating income in the second quarter of 2017 compared to the second quarter of 2016, Amazon reported The company's CFO also said Amazon continues to experiment with its bookstore model.
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Hachette Sales Up 5% in First Half of 2017
A strong performance by its Nashville-based imprints FaithWords and Center Street helped lift sales 5% at Hachette Book Group in the first half of 2017 over the comparable period in 2016.
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Oddest Book Title of the Year Announced: 'The Commuter Pig Keeper' by Michaela Giles won the Bookseller magazine’s Diagram prize for oddest book title of the year.

German Mag Cuts 'Antisemitic' Book: 'Der Spiegel' removed 'Finis Germania' by Rolf Peter Sieferle from its bestsellers list over 'right-wing extremist' content.

Obscure J.M. Barrie Play Reappears: The 'Peter Pan' author's 'Reconstruction of the Crime' was rarely seen until 'The Strand Magazine' published it this week.

100 Must-Read Books on Writing: For advice that goes beyond the classic books on writing, aspiring scribes can read titles such as 'The Art of Death' by Edwidge Danticat.

Author-Recommended Beach Reads: Four authors can help you find your next beach book with this list of 18 fiction titles that includes 'Exit West' by Mohsin Hamid.

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