Wednesday, September 06, 2017

The Roundup with PW

Claiming Liberal Bias, Pub Drops Association with 'NYT' Bestseller Lists
Marji Ross, president of the conservative press Regnery Publishing, sent a letter to her authors saying the 'Times' "prioritizes liberal-themed books over conservative books." For this reason, the bonus structure in her house's contracts will now rely on a different list.
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Post-Harvey, Texas Booksellers Face Different Fates and Challenges
While Lori's Book Nook in Rockport, Tex., was destroyed by the storm, many booksellers in the region faced minimal damage. For the booksellers that have reopened, the biggest concern is a lack of customers.
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Naggar Calls for a Price Drop in Books: Amazon’s publishing chief, David Naggar, has said publishers should slash their e-book prices to sell more books.

John Ashbery’s Convex Mirror: Yes, the poet’s work was difficult. But he was great because everyone found his work just as difficult as you did, Katy Waldman writes for 'Slate.'

AbeBooks Is Back Online: The Amazon-owned rare and vintage bookseller is back online after a technical issue took down all of its sites and online services for two days.

The Ubiquitous Billy Bookcase: On the significance of the economy-shaping, library-defining IKEA bookcase and how it has changed the world of furniture.

Green Apple Books Turns 50: Tomorrow, the San Francisco bookselling mainstay will celebrate its 50th anniversary.

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