Tuesday, August 22, 2017

The Roundup with PW

The ‘New York Times’ Books Desk Will Make You Read Again
Its chief critic took a buy-out. It's consolidating like crazy. But the Gray Lady's books team is neither flailing nor failing. Here's what it is doing. MORE »

Australia to Tax Online Book Orders Shipped from Abroad
In July 2018, Australia will begin collecting a 10% tax on books ordered from within Australia online and shipped from abroad. MORE »

Arts and Humanities Committee Resigns: Sixteen of the 17 members of the President’s Committee on the Arts and Humanities have resigned en masse.

Cambridge UP Complies With Censorship: Some academics are vowing to boycott the press, which has accepted censorship of one of its journals by the Chines government.

Brian Aldiss Dies at 92: One of Britain's most respected science fiction writers and the author and editor of more than 100 books died at home on his 92nd birthday.

A Pass-Rusher's Passion for Fiction: New York Giants linebacker Devon Kennard created a vibrant online book club this summer.

Rockport's Only Bookstore Will Close: Toad Hall, the lone bookstore in Rockport, Mass., will remain open through the early fall, but will close by the end of the year.


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