Tuesday, August 29, 2017

The Roundup with PW

The World's 50 Largest Publishers, 2017
Although total revenue of the world’s 50 largest book publishers topped $50 billion in 2016, last year was not an easy one for global publishing giants. MORE »

Obituary: Top Exec at Three Publishers, Howard Kaminsky, Dead at 77
Howard Kaminsky, a former president and publisher of Warner Books, Random House and William Morrow/Avon, has died. He was 77. MORE »

Is Poetry the New Adult Coloring Book?
Button Poetry is finding success in publishing and marketing poetry originally written for performance—leading some to believe that the sub-genre has book industry staying power. MORE »

Amazon Arrives In Australia: As Amazon sets up shop down under, academics examine the impact the e-tailer and publisher could have on the country’s book culture.

A Debut Novelist’s Descent Into Darkness: Alexandra Alter profiles 'My Absolute Darling' author Gabriel Tallent, calling the book "poised to become the breakout debut of the year."

Before Dylan, Rabindranath Tagore: Bob Dylan wasn't the first songwriter to win the Nobel Prize In Literature. Western audiences should know that.

The Promise and Potential of Fan Fiction: Fan fiction offers new writers a clearer path to potentially interested readers than has ever previously existed, Stephen Burt argues.

Reading 'Jane Eyre' While Black: Tyrese L. Coleman writes about how she was denied the privilege of escapism from the classics that her white peers were afforded.

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