Friday, September 08, 2017

The Roundup with PW

Sales at B&N Slip More Than 6% in First Quarter of 2018
In reporting its first quarter results of the 2018 fiscal year, Barnes & Noble announced sales of $853.3 million, down from $913.9 million in the same period a year ago. The net loss, however, was cut to $10.8 million; a year ago B&N had a net loss of $14.4 million.
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Amazon Looks for a Second Home: The e-tailer plans to open a second headquarters in North America, and is soliciting pitches from cities and states for what it calls HQ2.

Kate Millett Dies at 82: Kate Millett, whose 1970 book, 'Sexual Politics,' made her “the principal theoretician of the women’s liberation movement,” died on Wednesday in Paris.

Steinbeck Stepdaughter Wins $13M Suit: A federal jury in L.A. awarded John Steinbeck's stepdaughter the sum in a suit claiming the author's relatives impeded adaptations of his books.

Who Is Stealing Bukowski and Kerouac?: At Porter Square Books, volumes by the writers disappeared so often that the staff set up a display of the “Most Frequently Stolen Books.”

The Last Printer on Printers Row: Chicago was once the book manufacturing capital of the country. Then all the printers left—except for one, thanks to a single beer served in 1982.

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