Friday, August 18, 2017

The Roundup with PW

HCCP Launches a Self-Publishing Imprint
HarperCollins Christian Publishers has announced the launch of Elm Hill, a new self-publishing imprint created in collaboration with Accurance, a digital production company.
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Electric Literature Serializes Joe Meno’s ‘Star Witness’ Online
The serialized story is part of Electric Literature's ongoing experiments with distributing literary works online, as well as an effort to grow its paying membership.
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Australian Authors Start Online Marketplace
The Australian Society of Authors has launched a digital marketplace, showcasing and selling the work of writers to publishers, agents, and literary scouts throughout the world.
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Chinese Novelist Charged With Murder: Liu Yongbiao has been arrested on accusations of bludgeoning four people to death 22 years ago.

ABA Deal Brings U.K. to the U.S.: The American Booksellers Association, Ingram, and Gardners will bring a range of British titles to U.S. independent bookstores.

True Crime Gets Literary: Once trashy and compelling, true crime is now the realm of credentialed literary writers. Is that an improvement?

D.C. Small Presses Make Their Mark: Such indies as Strong Arm Press and Barrelhouse Books have found a literary niche in the political landscape of the nation's capital.

The Joys of the Silent Book Club: Reading alone, together, at a table of introverts can help bring some readers back to the reading life in an era of distraction.



From the Hollywood Reporter:
YA Movies Get Real: Black Lives Matter, Activism Explored in New Projects.
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From the Washington Post:
An assistant principal wrote a picture book about alt-right mascot Pepe the frog. It cost him his job.
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From the New Yorker:
How to Talk to Kids About Death, According to Picture Books.
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From the New York Times:
How to Talk to Your Kids About Charlottesville.
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From PBS NewsHour:
Grace Lin: What to do when you realize classic books from your childhood are racist.
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From the Atlantic:
Reading Racism in Dr. Seuss.
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From Scoop News:
David Elliot wins 2017 Margaret Mahy Book of the Year Award in New Zealand.
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From Real Estate Weekly:
Manhattan children's bookstore Books of Wonder will open a second location later this summer.
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From Brightly:
Reading in the Shadow of Sendak, by author-illustrator Elisha Cooper.
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From NPR:
In Children's Storybooks, Realism Has Advantages.
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From the Guardian:
Read like a girl: how children's books about inspirational women are booming.
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From Mashable:
Sabaa Tahir title/cover reveal.
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