Tuesday, February 06, 2018

The Roundup with PW

Today's Meal

At Ballantine Bantam Dell, Emily Hartley and Elana Seplow-Jolley have both been promoted to associate editor.

Leonicka Valcius has joined the Transatlantic Agency as assistant agent. Valcius was most recently a title analyst at Penguin Random House Canada.

Suzanne Rafer, executive editor and director of cookbook publishing at Workman Publishing, retired on February 2 after almost 44 years with the company. Executive chair and president of Workman Publishing Carolan Workman said, "Workman without Suzanne is unimaginable.... It's impossible to overstate how much she's contributed to this company. Always with good nature and humor and love."

Former longtime Barnes & Noble director of merchandising Bob Wietrak, 69, died on Saturday, of pancreatic cancer. Most recently, he was books selection editor and director of publisher relations for Zola Books.

Italy has agreed to serve as "guest of honor" at the Frankfurt Book Fair in 2023.

Firebrand Technologies
announced an agreement with Kadaxis to serve as as the exclusive reseller and advocate of their keyword creation service.

Local business news site BusinessDen
reports that Amazon is negotiating for a 5,000 square foot Books store in Cherry Creek North.If true, Colorado would be the eleventh state (including Washington, DC) to get an Amazon Books store.

EBRD Prize Reveals Inaugural Shortlist: The €20,000 literature prize's first finalists including titles from Turkey, Croatia, Russia, Albania, and Lebanon.

Updike's Rabbit Novels Optioned for TV: BBC Worldwide–backed producer Lookout Point has secured the rights to John Updike’s Rabbit novels.

Lisa Halliday—The Next Philip Roth?: The author's debut novel is drawing comparisons to Roth's work, though not for the reasons you might think.

The Strange Life of 'Frankenstein': After 200 years, are we ready for the twisted truth about Mary Shelley’s novel?

Don DeLillo’s Nuclear Football: No novel nails the omnipresent violence of football better than 'End Zone,' Don DeLillo’s second novel, published in 1972.


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