Sunday, 24 June 2018

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A New York judge denied a motion by an author requesting that a preliminary injunction be issued to prevent publication a number of books that include the word “cocky” in the title. more
When two Simon & Schuster employees saw that a central character on the TV show 'Younger,' which is set in the world of New York book publishing, was releasing a novel, they wanted to make sure that book hit shelves in the real world. Now it has. more
The inaugural New York Rights Fair brought 70 literary agents, scouts, foreign rights associates, film producers, literary managers, and other publishing professionals from all over the world together to talk shop. more
A debut novel about the 1957 publication of 'Dr. Zhivago,' called 'We Were Never Here,' has been acquired by Knopf's Jordan Pavlin after a 14-bidder auction. Pavlin called the buzzed-about title a "literary page-turner." more
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ALA Executive Director: Let’s Work Together to “Modernize” ALA
The Week in Libraries, June 8, 2018: Among the headlines this week, ALA seeks member input on the organization's future; NYPL honors a group of great young authors; and the San Francisco Public Library is named Library of the Year. more
The Future of Library Science is Drexel
Renowned for its commitment to innovation and quality, Drexel University’s fully-online MSLIS program consistently ranks among the top 10 programs in the nation according to U.S. News & World Report. Earn your degree on your own time with Drexel. (Sponsored) More
PW FaithCast: A Conversation with Angela Hunt, Bill Myers, and Jim Denison
Highlights of Next Week's Stars
The Spy of Venice
Benet Brandreth. Pegasus Crime, $25.95 (448p) ISBN 978-1-68177-798-6



Bone on Bone
Julia Keller. Minotaur, $26.99 (304p) ISBN 978-1-250-19092-5



Grandghost
Nancy Springer. Severn, $28.99 (224p) ISBN 978-0-7278-8792-4



Killed
Thomas Enger, trans. from the Norwegian by Kari Dickson. Orenda (IPG, dist.), $14.95 trade paper (276p) ISBN 978-1-91-063399-1



Heartland: A Daughter of the Working Class Reconciles an American Divide
Sarah Smarsh. Scribner, $26 (304p) ISBN 978-1-5011-3309-1

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Small Fry: A Memoir
Lisa Brennan-Jobs. Grove, $26 (400p) ISBN 978-0-8021-2823-2



Been So Long: My Life and Music
Jorma Kaukonen. St. Martin’s, $29.99 (368p) ISBN 978-1-250-12548-4



Children's Books
A Big Mooncake for Little Star
Grace Lin. Little, Brown, $17.99 (40p) ISBN 978-0-316-40448-8



Unclaimed Baggage
Jen Doll. Farrar, Straus and Giroux, $17.99 (384p) ISBN 978-0-374-30606-9



The Day You Begin
Jacqueline Woodson, illus. by Rafael López. Penguin/Paulsen, $18.99 (32p) ISBN 978-0-399-24653-1



New Books and More
New Kids' and YA Books: Week of June 11, 2018
Among the books hitting shelves next week are a picture book about a hungry but incompetent bear, a book from a Newbery winner set during WWI, and a middle grade novel about a girl building her own tiny house. more
PW Picks: Books of the Week, June 11, 2018
This week: how the U.S. blew the whistle on the world’s biggest sports scandal, plus the lost world between England and Scotland. more
·  Independent Publishers Group is seeking a new Mass Merchandise Sales Manager
·  Pomegranate Communications Inc. is seeking a new Marketing Director
·  Oxford University Press is seeking a new Development Editor, Digital Content
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Top 10 Bestsellers
1
Stephen King, Author
2
Nora Roberts, Author
3
D&d Mordenkainen's Tome of Foes
Wizards RPG Team, Author
4
Magnolia Table: A Collection of Recipes for Gathering
Joanna Gaines, Author, Marah Stets, Author
5
Oh, the Places You'll Go!
Dr Seuss, Author
6
David Sedaris, Author
7
Shadow Keeper
Christine Feehan, Author
8
Clive Cussler, Author, Robin Burcell, Author
9
Fairytale
Danielle Steel, Author
10
John McCain, Author, Mark Salter, Author
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Michelle Tea, author of 'Against Memoir,' picks books by Maggie Nelson, Imogen Binnie, and more. more
PW Picks: Books of the Week, June 11, 2018
This week: how the U.S. blew the whistle on the world’s biggest sports scandal, plus the lost world between England and Scotland. more
Win 'Fairy House Crafts and Activities'
Just in time for Summer! Crafts abound in this delightful activity guide, focusing on crafts inspired by nature and with an artisanal quality! (Sponsored) Enter Here

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Judge Denies Author Attempt to Trademark 'Cocky'
An author attempting to prevent publication of a number of books that include the word “cocky” in the title was denied. more
The Big Books of Summer 2018
Dozens of books for readers of all ages.

PW LitCast: A Conversation with Parker J. Palmer
Authors Tell Booksellers, It's Best of Times, It's Worst of Times
A panel of authors including Nicholas Sparks, Jill Lepore, and Barbara Kingsolver discussed how political and social upheavals inspire their writing. more

"If Kinging Were Easy, Everyone Would Do It."
One reviewer says, "The Fallen Star exceeds any expectations. This is a thoroughly enjoyable book with so many relatable moments for middle grade readers…" (Sponsored) Watch Now
More New Books
'The Pharaoh Key' by Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child, and other books publishing next week. more
PW Radio: Rebecca Roanhorse
Author Rebecca Roanhorse discusses her debut novel, ‘Trail of Lightning.' Listen
This Week's Bestsellers
Hardcover Nonfiction
1
D&d Mordenkainen's Tome of Foes
Wizards RPG Team, Author
2
Magnolia Table: A Collection of Recipes for Gathering
Joanna Gaines, Author, Marah Stets, Author
3
David Sedaris, Author
4
John McCain, Author, Mark Salter, Author
5
Jon Meacham, Author
Hardcover Fiction
1
Stephen King, Author
2
Nora Roberts, Author
3
Clive Cussler, Author, Robin Burcell, Author
4
Karen Kingsbury, Author
5
Ruth Ware, Author



PW Daily: Breaking book business, bookselling and author news, bestsellers lists and publishing deals.
Lies Sweepstakes
Anthony Bourdain Dies at 61
The superstar chef, travel host, and author, who had a line of his own at Ecco, has died of an apparent suicide. Read all of our coverage of the culinary icon here. »
Authors Guild Adding Regional Chapters
The Authors Guild has announced an ambitious plan to open at least 14 regional chapters across the U.S. this year that will host variety of programs serving members in their local writing communities. more »
Check, Please! Year Four Debuts Online June 11
Check, Please!, Ngozi Ukazu's popular LGBTQ hockey and pie-baking webcomic and graphic novel series, will kick off its fourth and final year online on June 11. more »
Begin the Journey—Enter the Wormworld today!
A portal in a painting…A destiny in another dimension…When Jonas stumbles into an alternate universe through a painting in his grandmother’s attic, he must find his way home through a strange and mesmerizing land. But this world holds many secrets and its inhabitants are not peaceful. 'The Wormworld Saga Vol. 1: The Journey Begins' is in stores now! (Sponsored) Learn More »
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This gorgeous fantasy epic by Daniel Lieske follows Jonas, a young boy from our human world, as he journeys through the Wormworld and tries to find his way home. 'The Wormworld Saga Vol. 1: The Journey Begins' is in stores now from CubHouse, an imprint of Lion Forge. Watch now! » »

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JOB MOVES
Maggie Edelman, formerly designer at 180LA, has joined Chronicle Books as designer for its entertainment group.
Cynthia Shannon, formerly marketing specialist at Goodreads, has joined Chronicle Books as marketing manager of its food and lifestyle group.
Elizabeth Lee has joined Farrar, Straus, and Giroux Books for Young Readers as editorial assistant and can be contacted at elizabeth.lee@macmillan.com.
Meghan Deans has been promoted to senior marketing director at Ecco.
Ingrid Beck has joined WaterBrook and Multnomah as senior editor.
Lis Kingren-Hawkins has joined Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing as sales assistant.
Milena Giunco, formerly publicity coordinator at Scholastic, has joined Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing as publicist.

A New Golden Age for Western Manga
In 2018, publishers are cautiously optimistic in a manga market with steady sales in print and digital. more » »
Tune In to PW Radio
Author Rebecca Roanhorse discusses her debut novel, 'Trail of Lightning.' PW editorial director Jim Milliott recaps BookExpo, BookCon, and the New York Rights Fair. more » »
Be the Favorite This Father's Day
Win a Father's Day sports and entertainment book bundle by Triumph Books! Three winners will be selected. (Sponsored) Enter Here » »


News Briefs



Poetry Reading Is Up, NEA Finds
11.7 percent of adults read poetry in the last year, according to new data from the National Endowment for the Arts' 2017 Survey of Public Participation in the Arts. more » »

BOOKSTORE NEWS

Rhode Island Gets a New Bookstore: Kiddos, a new children's book and toy store, is opening in Cumberland, R.I., this weekend.
N.J. Geeks Get a New Comic Book Store: The Geekery is a new comic book store opening on Main Street in Matawan, N.J., this month.
Famous Feminist Bookstore to Close: Feminist bookstore In Other Words in Portland, Ore., made famous by the television show Portlandia, is closing.
New North Carolina Store Ready to Open: Adventure Bound Books, a new store in Morgantown, N.C., is hosting a pre-opening this Saturday.
THE ROUNDUP

CNN Eulogizes Anthony Bourdain: In its obiturary, CNN called the chef, entertainer, and author "a gifted storyteller and writer who took CNN viewers around the world."
A New Press For Old Books: In the digital age. Seriously. The Chicago Review of Books Press is a new small imprint dedicated to reviving the city's forgotten classics.
Tommy Orange's Burden: The author of 'There There' says he feels a 'burden to set the record straight' on Native American history.
Gillian Flynn's Fury: The author of 'Sharp Objects,' a book that has recently been adapted for HBO, on writing a story about how women handle anger.
The Literary History of Skincare: From Ovid's Medea to Snow White's wicked stepmother to Bulgakov's Margarita, literature is flush with characters who care about skin.

PW Bestsellers

Top 10 Overall Bestseller List
'The Outsider' by Stephen King is #1 on our overall list this week. See the full list » »
PW Daily Review of the Day

'Kudos' by Rachel Cusk
"Cusk’s final book in a trilogy (after 'Outline' and 'Transit') expertly concludes the story of protagonist Faye, a British author, as she travels Europe to speak at writers’ conferences and give interviews." more » »

SHELFTALKER

Graphic Novels Go Camping!
Meghan Dietsche Goel
Heading off to summer camp seeking adventure, new friends, and life-changing experiences with Vera Brosgol and Melanie Gillman. Are you prepared?




PICTURE OF THE DAY

Proulx, Remnick Walk the Red Carpet
Pulitzer Prize-winning author Annie Proulx (r.) was honored at the inaugural Ucross Foundation New York gala and awards dinner at Lincoln Center, where she was presented with the Ucross Award for Distinguished Achievement in the Arts by David Remnick (l.), editor of the 'New Yorker.'

Courtesy Ucross

The PW Publishing Industry Salary Survey 2017
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PW Children's Bookshelf: Breaking children's and YA publishing news, author interviews, bestsellers lists and reviews.
Come Play With Us Educators & Librarians Activites and Discussion Guide
Report from BookExpo
BookExpo 2018 in Photos
The publishing industry’s annual BookExpo in New York City featured an all-star lineup of bestselling and rising children’s authors and illustrators. Click through for a selection of highlights from panels, signings, in-booth visits, and more. more

Children's Authors Tell Booksellers:
'We Are All Dreamers Here'

Jacqueline Woodson (center) set the tone for last Friday’s children’s book and author breakfast at BookExpo, saying, “Through our narratives, we’re trying to change this crazy world.” Authors (from l.) Meg Medina, Dave Eggers, Yuyi Morales, and Viola Davis were also present to share their new work. more

Middle Grade Editors
Honor Authenticity, Grit

The editors at this year's Middle Grade Buzz Books panel at BookExpo presented five novels featuring determined characters as well as genuine voices and relationships. more

Nominations are now open!
Report from BookCon
BookCon 2018:
YA Authors Steal the Show

The fifth annual BookCon, which took place on June 2 and 3 at the Javits Center in New York City, was a literary wonderland for 20,000 booklovers. While the show's total attendance numbers remain stable, the fan base for YA is expanding. more

BookCon 2018 in Photos
Click through for highlights from the convention, which included giveaways, photo-ops, and other chances for readers of all ages to connect with favorite children's and YA authors. more

Report from New York Rights Fair
NYRF Panel Helps Children's Authors and Agents Navigate New Hollywood
At the New York Rights Fair last week, producers, agents, and film executives took part in a panel discussion about the art of adapting children's and YA books for screens big and small. more

Out Next Week
Hot Off the Presses:
Week of June 11, 2018

Among the books hitting shelves next week are a picture book about a hungry but incompetent bear, a book from a Newbery winner set during WWI, and a middle grade novel about a girl building her own tiny house. more

In Brief

In Brief: June 7, 2018
This week, Jacqueline Woodson receives the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award; Kazu Kibuishi throws a first pitch; Susanna Reich and Gary Golio are awarded the Alice Curtis Desmond Award; Elise Parsley sticks her neck out; and DDG Booksellers find good homes for their ARCs. more
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Rights Report
Jennifer Ung at Simon Pulse has acquired A Pho Love Story by Loan Le, a YA romantic comedy about two Vietnamese-American teens who fall in love and must navigate their newfound relationship amid the whirlwind caused by their respective families' age-old feud about their competing neighboring restaurants. Publication is set for spring 2020; Jim McCarthy at Dystel, Goderich, and Bourret brokered the deal for world rights.
Alex Sanchez at Razorbill has bought Tarot, a YA fantasy by Marissa Kennerson. The novel reimagines the world of the tarot as the invention of 16-year-old Anna, the fugitive daughter of a tyrannical king. Publication is scheduled for spring 2019; Taylor Haggerty at Root Literary negotiated the deal for world rights.
Beverly Horowitz and Alexandra Hightower at Delacorte have acquired, in a preempt, Onjali Q. Raúf's debut middle grade novel, The Boy at the Back of the Class, about a nine-year-old student's plan to befriend the new kid in class—Ahmet, a refugee boy from Syria. Raúf is the founder and CEO of Making Herstory, a U.K. nonprofit working to fight human trafficking and gender-based abuses and crimes. Publication is slated for summer 2019; Silvia Molteni at Peter Fraser + Dunlop did the deal for U.S. rights.
Ann Rider at HMH has bought, in an exclusive submission, Dog Driven, a middle grade novel by Ice Dogs author Terry Lynn Johnson. A 14-year old girl fears that she is losing her sight to Stargardt's Disease, as her sister did. Despite her sight impairment, she enters a dogsled race that follows the historic Canadian dogsled mail along Lake Superior, with unexpected results. Publication is planned for fall 2019; Caryn Wiseman at the Andrea Brown Literary Agency brokered the deal for world rights.
Reka Simonsen at Atheneum has acquired R Is for Rebel author J. Anderson Coats's new middle grade historical novel, The Green Children of Woolpit. Inspired by true 12th-century accounts, it tells the story of a girl who comes upon two mysterious, green-skinned children, only to learn their terrible secret and become caught up in their dark past. Publication is set for fall 2019; Ammi-Joan Paquette at Erin Murphy Literary Agency negotiated the deal for world rights.
Susan Dobinick at Bloomsbury has bought Stolen Science by Ella Schwartz. The middle grade book tells the stories of marginalized and underrepresented scientists and inventors whose contributions have been stolen or overlooked. The book is scheduled for publication in winter 2020; Clelia Gore at Martin Literary & Media Management did the deal for world rights.
Kathleen Merz at Eerdmans Books for Young Readers has acquired North American rights to No Place Like Home by Ronojoy Ghosh. The picture book is about a polar bear searching for his home, even though he doesn't know yet what it might look like. Publication is planned for spring 2019; Allison Hellegers at Rights People brokered the deal on behalf of Eleanor Shorne Holden at Random House Australia.
Kristen Nobles at Page Street Kids has bought Rebecca Walsh's Amadou's Zoo, a picture book about a child who relates to the caged animals in the zoo as he struggles to stay in an orderly line and follow the rules during a field trip. Publication is slated for winter 2020; the author-illustrator represented herself in the deal for world rights.
Jill Santopolo at Philomel has acquired world rights to Sorry, Not Sorry by children's book editor Joanna Cotler, a picture book about how to show empathy and kindness in the face of reactivity. Cow's nasty mood sets off a chain reaction of grumpiness among a group of farmyard animals, the day being ultimately saved by a lick from a friendly Dog. Artist and cartoonist Harry Bliss will illustrate; publication is set for spring 2020. Elena Giovinazzo represented the author and Holly McGhee represented the illustrator, both at Pippin Properties.
Frances Gilbert at Doubleday has signed Emergency Kittens! by Jody Jensen Shaffer, illustrated by Dave Mottram, the story of a trio of hero kittens who save the day each and every time with their irresistible adorableness. The book is scheduled for spring 2020; Stephanie Fretwell-Hill at Red Fox Literary represented the author, and Anne Moore Armstrong at Bright USA represented the illustrator, for world rights.
Eliza Berkowitz at Sterling has bought world rights to The End of Something Wonderful: A Practical Guide to a Backyard Funeral by Stephanie Lucianovic, illustrated by George Ermos. The picture book is a humorous how-to that guides readers through the choice of burial box, why it's rude to bury something alive, and grieving the loss of a beloved pet. Publication is slated for fall 2019; Jordan Hamessley at New Leaf Literary & Media represented the author, and Alex Gehringer at the Bright Agency represented the illustrator.
Asia Citro at the Innovation Press has acquired Joy Keller's (l.) Fungus Is Among Us!, a humorous nonfiction hybrid picture book with the feel of a 1950s horror film that follows a child's journey from fleeing fungi in abject terror to appreciating their role in our world. Erica Salcedo will illustrate; publication is planned for fall 2019. The author and the illustrator represented themselves in the deal for world rights.
Celia Lee at Scholastic/Cartwheel has bought world rights to Lori Alexander's (l.) board book series, Future Babies, illustrated by Allison Black. The series starts with Future Astronaut, to be followed by three additional titles featuring high-interest careers and the babies who may one day pursue them. The first book is scheduled for 2019; Kathleen Rushall at Andrea Brown Literary Agency represented the author, and Kelly Sonnack at Andrea Brown represented the illustrator.
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IN THE MEDIA
From Entertainment Weekly:
Karen McManus reveals her followup to One of Us Is Lying. Click here
From Electric Literature:
Being Joan Aiken's Pen Pal Changed My Life. Click here
From Bookish:
Summer 2018's Can’t-Miss Young Adult Books. Click here
From Bookish:
Summer 2018's Best Children's and Middle Grade Books. Click here
From the Guardian:
A queer, diverse Nancy Drew: is this how to keep children's classics alive? Click here
From Kidscreen:
Lost My Name moves from page to screen. Click here
From Bookish:
Summer 2018's Most-Anticipated YA
SF and Fantasy. Click here
From Book Riot:
10 of the Best YA Feminist Fantasy Releases of 2018 So Far. Click here
SHELFTALKER

Kenny Brechner
The Free ARC Book Fair
Summer reading gets a big shout out at a middle school ARC giveaway.
more »

Cynthia Compton
The Joys of Summer
Summer programming for success in a children’s bookstore.
Books, celebrities, and surprise cannabis guest speakers hit the Javits Center in NYC.
more »

Leslie Hawkins
Savoring Samplers
A look at chapter samplers as a buying tool.
FEATURED REVIEWS
Hello School!
Priscilla Burris. Penguin/Paulsen, $16.99 (32p) ISBN 978-039-917202-1

With child-friendly simplicity, Burris offers a gentle overview of the first day of school for a class of young, ethnically diverse children. Enthusiastic phrases printed on small banners on each spread mark the transitions from one activity to another. Lively and reassuring, this is a strong choice for helping new students set first-day expectations. more
It’s Your First Day of School, Busy Bus!
Jody Jensen Shaffer, illus. by Claire Messer. Beach Lane, $17.99 (32p) ISBN 978-1-4814-9467-0

First-day jitters aren’t just for kids. As another school year dawns, a new-to-the-route school bus wonders if he’s up to the job of transporting students. Luckily, Ben the bus driver makes sure that Busy Bus is shipshape. more
Mae’s First Day of School
Kate Berube. Abrams, $16.99 (32p) ISBN 978-1-4197-2325-4

Berube is an astute and funny portraitist of children’s anxieties, and the first day of school is tailor-made for her talents. Mae insists that school is a no-go for her: “What if the other kids didn’t like her, and what if she was the only one who didn’t know how to write, and what if she missed her mother?” She hides in a big tree by the school door. more
Click, Clack, Quack to School!
Doreen Cronin, illus. by Betsy Lewin. Atheneum, $17.99 (40p) ISBN 978-1-5344-1449-5

When Farmer Brown receives a letter requesting that he and the farm animals visit Dinkelmeyer Elementary School, he is excited. The cows, chickens, and pigs are eager as well, until Farmer Brown tells them “School is very serious,” and they are not to moo, cluck, or oink, which dampens their enthusiasm. more
Ready or Not, Woolbur Goes to School!
Leslie Helakoski, illus. by Lee Harper. HarperCollins, $17.99 (32p) ISBN 978-0-06-136657-4

The fiercely independent sheep introduced in Woolbur starts school in this infectious follow-up. On the first day of class, Woolbur prepares excitedly: he accents the wild spikes of wool on his head with red yarn, and he dons his bumblebee backpack. “Let’s go!” he exclaims. more
Best Frints at Skrool
Antoinette Portis. Roaring Brook/Porter, $17.99 (40p) ISBN 978-1-62672-871-4

In their second outing, alien best friends Omek and Yelfred are pink and purple, with reptilian tails and pincer arms, and they “go to skrool, just like here on planet Earth.” Also like on Earth, meeting new friends at skrool can lead to hurt feelings. With humor and tenderness, Portis explores the uncertainty and unexpected joys that come with navigating childhood friendships. more
TALES FROM THE SLUSH PILE
June 7, 2018

Summer Travel Season Is Here!
The Nocturnals: The Peculiar Possum Galley Request
People
Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing has two new hires. Milena Giunco has joined as publicist; previously she was publicity coordinator at Scholastic. Lis Kingren-Hawkins has joined as sales assistant.
Michelle Cunningham has joined Random House Children's Books as designer on the middle-grade team. She was formerly assistant designer at HarperCollins Children's Books.
Hannah Winkelman has joined Macmillan Children's Publishing Group as school and library marketing assistant.
Mark Your Calendar
Newbery Medalist Richard Peck died on May 23; on Friday, June 29, at 11:00 a.m., his family and friends will celebrate his life at the Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse of the Samuel B. & David Rose Building at Lincoln Center. The event is open to all, but an RSVP is mandatory. To do so and for more information, click here.
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PW Daily: Breaking book business, bookselling and author news, bestsellers lists and publishing deals.
Amazon Publishing’s Little A Imprint Turns 5
Knopf Wins Debut Novel About 'Dr. Zhivago' for Seven Figures
A debut novel about the 1957 publication of 'Dr. Zhivago,' called 'We Were Never Here,' has been acquired by Knopf's Jordan Pavlin after a 14-bidder auction. Pavlin called the buzzed-about title, by a recent grad of the MFA program at the University of Texas at Austin, a "literary page-turner." more »
'Boston Review' Poetry Editors Resign over Díaz
Three poetry editors at 'The Boston Review' announced their intent to resign on Tuesday, citing disagreements with the magazine’s executive editors over their decision to retain Junot Díaz as fiction editor. more »
Cenveo Clears Hurdle to Exit from Chapter 11
Cenveo, the manufacturer of print-related products that filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in early February, has announced that its reorganization plan has received the support of its major stakeholders, and that it should be able to emerge from bankruptcy this summer. more »
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Amazon Publishing’s Little A Imprint Turns 5

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What if the light had been green? Our son hadn't seen her car? I hadn't followed her? What if things had turned out differently? What if your whole life was based on lies? Lee Child calls 'Lies,' "Assured, compelling, and hypnotic." Sandra Brown calls it "positively riveting.” On sale 9/11/18. (Sponsored) Watch Now » »

JOB MOVES
Patty Garcia has left Tom Doherty and Tor Books, effective June 5. She was with Tor since 2006. Garcia can be contacted at opattyg@gmail.com or on Twitter at @opattyg.
Danielle Klimashousky has joined Random House Children's Books as marketing manager.
Michelle Cunningham has joined Random House Children's Books as designer on the middle-grade team.
Caryn Butzke has been promoted to COO at Bucket Fillers.
Amazon Publishing’s Little A Imprint Turns 5
BookExpo 2018: WNDB Panel Looks to 'Diversity 2.0'
We Need Diverse Books hosted a discussion titled "Life Cycle of a Diverse Book" on June 1, which focused on the process of writing, acquiring, editing, and handselling books for young readers that feature marginalized or underrepresented voices. more » »
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News Briefs



Blackstone Acquires Clavell Catalog Rights
In a near-seven-figure deal, Blackstone Publishing acquired North American unabridged print and e-book rights, and world rights for audio to all but two books, to bestselling author James Clavell's catalog. more » »

THE ROUNDUP

Ferlinghetti Pens Novel at 99: “It’s not a memoir, it’s an imaginary me,” said the poet Lawrence Ferlinghetti of his novel, which Doubleday will publish next spring.
Kamila Shamsie Wins Women's Prize: 'Home Fire,' which reworks Sophocles's 'Antigone' to tell the story of a British family caught up by Isis, takes home the £30,000 award for fiction.
Deneen Joins Assemble: Assemble Media has brought on Macmillan Entertainment executive editor Brendan Deneen to serve as its president of literary and IP development.
Radcliffe Returns In Broadway Adaptation: Daniel Radcliffe will appear in the world premiere of the stage adaptation of 'The Lifespan of a Fact.'
Meet Tommy Orange: An interview with the author of the year's most galvanizing debut novel, 'There There.'

PW Bestsellers

Trade Paperback Bestseller List
'Into the Water' by Paula Hawkins is the #1 title on PW's trade paperback bestseller list. See the full list » »
PW DAILY REVIEW OF THE DAY

'Calypso' by David Sedaris
"Humorist Sedaris collects 21 essays largely about family bonds and getting older in this hilarious yet tender volume." Read more » »

SHELFTALKER

The Free ARC Book Fair
Kenny Brechner
Summer reading gets a big shout out at a middle school ARC giveaway.




PICTURE OF THE DAY

All the Buzz at BookExpo
At BookExpo 2018, author Frank Sileo signed copies of his forthcoming book 'Bee Still: An Invitation to Meditation' in the Magination Press booth, with special guest Bentley the Bee.

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JOB MOVES
Elizabeth Ireland is being promoted to sales and marketing manager at Catapult and Soft Skull Press.
Cathy Cadek has been promoted to director for mass market product management at Readerlink Distribution Services.
Gabrielle Norris has joined Association for Talent Development Press as publications and content marketing specialist.

Spotlight on Cookbooks

With Boost from Bourdain, Out-of-Print Cookbook Finds New Light
Seven Stories Press is releasing forty-year-old 'The Provincetown Cookbook' by Howard Mitcham, with a little help from Anthony Bourdain. The title also sends the publisher into new territory, as its first ever cookbook. more » »
BookExpo 2018: What’s Cooking?
No book industry gathering would be complete without food—or books about food—for both adults and kids who want to learn how to cook or get new techniques for doing it faster, with healthy ingredients and bigger flavors. more » »

Review: 'Everyday Dorie': Dorie Greenspan ('Around My French Table'), five-time James Beard Award winner, shares her favorite day-to-day recipes in this standout cookbook.
Graphic Novels Find Their Place at BookExpo, BookCon, and NYRF
In a signal of the continuing growth of the category in the book trade, graphic novel publishers announced new titles and had a lively presence at BookExpo, BookCon, and at the inaugural New York Rights Fair. more » »
iBooks Bestsellers: 'Outsider' Stays #1
Stephen King's 'The Outsider' stayed #1 in Apple's iBooks store last week, followed by Nora Roberts's 'Shelter in Place.' more » »
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Stephen King Charity Auction To Be Held in Maine
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BOOKSTORE NEWS

Iowa's Iconic Prairie Lights Turns Forty: Prairie Lights bookstore in Iowa City is celebrating its fortieth anniversary.
New York Art Foundation to Add Store: The Dia Art Foundation is including a bookstore in its expansion plans in the Chelsea neighborhood of New York City.
A Store for the Blind Focuses on Tech: A bookstore in Kunming City in Southwest China’s Yunan Province is helping the blind become more comfortable with technology.
THE ROUNDUP

Oprah's Next Book Club Pick: The new memoir by Anthony Ray Hinton, wrongly imprisoned for nearly 30 years, has been tapped by Oprah for her book club.
Philip Roth's Sidewalk Bookseller Friend: The story of an unlikely friendship between a titan of American letters and a New York sidewalk book monger.
James Wood on James Wood...Sort Of: What would Wood, the rigorous literary critic, make of Wood, the sophomore novelist?
Cumberbatch's Patrick Melrose Method: How Benedict Cumberbatch climbed inside his favorite antihero for his harrowing role as an addict in the Showtime limited series.
James Salter's 'Blue, Indolent' Burgundy: A visit to sleepy Autun—the setting for Salter's 'A Sport and a Pastime'—reveals a place as vivid and elusive as it is in the novel.

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PICTURE OF THE DAY

WNBA Pannell Award Winners
The Women’s National Book Association presented the 2018 Pannell Awards at BookExpo in New York last week. The awards were presented at the Children’s Book & Author Breakfast by WNBA Pannell Award co-chairs Susan Knopf and Sally M. Kim to the Northshire Bookstore in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., and Red Balloon Bookshop in St. Paul, Minn. Pictured here (from l. to r.): Sally M. Kim of Callisto Media, the WNBA Pannell Award co-chair; Jessica Wood of Northshire Saratoga Springs; Joan Trygg and Holly Weinkauf of Red Balloon Bookshop; author/illustrator Bob Shea; Nancy Scheemaker of Northshire Saratoga Springs; author/illustrator Sophie Blackall; Susan Knopf of Scout Books & Media, the WNBA Pannell Award co-chair.

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Big Kids’ Books of the Show
We spoke with a number of booksellers about their impressions of this year's BookExpo, and the titles they were most looking forward to grabbing at publishers’ booths—from highly anticipated followups to stage-to-page adaptations and more. more

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WNDB Panel Looks to 'Diversity 2.0'
We Need Diverse Books hosted a discussion titled "Life Cycle of a Diverse Book" on June 1, which focused on the process of writing, acquiring, editing, and handselling books for young readers that feature marginalized or underrepresented voices. more

YA Editors Aim to
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Character Diversity

The five editors presenting this year’s YA buzz books at a panel on May 31 underlined the importance of inclusion in book acquisitions across all genres. more

Connecting Children's Books with Readers
Authors, publishers, and booksellers gathered for a panel discussion on strategies for reaching young readers and building community around books. more

'Just Write Your Own Fairy Tale': Chris Colfer on His 'Land of Stories' Series
On June 1, actor turned writer Chris Colfer spoke with New York Times Book Review editor Pamela Paul about the paperback release of the sixth and final book in his bestselling The Land of Stories series, Worlds Collide, which hits shelves on June 12. more

In the News
Kate Morgan Jackson to Retire from HarperCollins
HarperCollins has announced that Kate Morgan Jackson will retire from her role as senior v-p, editor-in-chief, and associate publisher of HarperCollins Children’s Books. Her last day at the company will be June 29, after which she will turn to working on food writing, photography, and her website, Framed Cooks. more

Macmillan Kids' Imprint, Odd Dot,
Makes Its Debut

Macmillan Children's Publishing Group announced at BookExpo that Odd Dot is the name of its new imprint, which has been created by three former Workman executives who moved to Macmillan last October. The first list will be released in spring 2019. more

Harlequin Teen Rebrands as Inkyard Press
Nearly a decade after Harlequin introduced the Harlequin Teen imprint in August 2009, broadening its presence in the young adult market, the press is poised to relaunch the imprint under a new name, Inkyard Press. more

On the Scene
On Tour with Aaron Reynolds and Dan Santat
Author Aaron Reynolds (r.) and Caldecott Medalist Dan Santat recently set out on tour for their new picture book, Dude!, a surfer comedy featuring a single word. Click through for a selection of highlights from the events, which included school and bookstore visits, theatrical readings, and more. more

Q & A
Ryan T. Higgins
Ryan T. Higgins has worked on a series of picture book comedies starting with Mother Bruce, but We Don't Eat Our Classmates is his first foray into delicate social situations. In the book, a T. rex has just started school. Unfortunately, her appetite for humans makes it difficult to find friends.

Q: Is this the first story you’ve written about a specific problem?

A: Yes, and it was also the first story that I wrote because of something that was happening in my life. My son was getting ready to start kindergarten. He was nervous, and I remembered being nervous when I started school. Nobody goes to school and eats their classmates, but the story is about making friends, and treating people the way you want to be treated. more

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Rights Report
Marissa Grossman at Razorbill has acquired When the Sky Fell on Splendor by Emily Henry, author of The Love That Split the World and A Million Junes. Pitched as The Serpent King meets Stranger Things, the YA novel follows a group of friends in a small town who find themselves dealing with unexpected powers after a cosmic event. Publication is scheduled for spring 2019; Lana Popovic at Chalberg & Sussman negotiated the deal for world rights.
Simon Boughton, in his first purchase at Norton Young Readers, has bought Paula Yoo's debut YA nonfiction book about Vincent Chin, a Chinese American whose beating death at the hands of two white autoworkers in Detroit in 1982 galvanized the Asian-American civil rights movement and led to stronger federal hate crime legislation. The book is slated for publication in 2020; Tricia Lawrence at Erin Murphy Literary brokered the deal for North American rights.
Catherine Wallace at HarperTeen has acquired North American rights to U.K. author Laura Steven's debut, The Exact Opposite of Okay, which features an aspiring screenwriter/comedienne who finds herself in the middle of a national scandal when an anonymous website leaks a photo of her in a compromising position with a politician's son. The novel released in the U.K. in March and is set for North American publication in summer 2019; Suzie Townsend at New Leaf Literary & Media did the deal.
Maggie Lehrman at Amulet has bought On the Edge of Gone author Corinne Duyvis's new YA novel, The Art of Saving the World, a speculative story about a girl who has grown up near the site of an interdimensional rift. Things get complicated on her 16th birthday when a multitude of strange things—and people—start coming through the rift, threatening everything and everyone around. Publication is planned for summer 2019; Ammi-Joan Paquette at Erin Murphy Literary Agency negotiated the deal for world English rights.
Ashley Hearn at Page Street has acquired world rights to Breeana Shields's The Bone Charmer. Pitched as a magical Sliding Doors, the book is about a young diviner who trains to perform readings for the townsfolk using the bones of their deceased loved ones. But when a broken bone leads to her own path being fractured, she must live out her two possible futures simultaneously; her life is in danger in both, and only one path can survive. Publication is scheduled for spring/summer 2019; Kathleen Rushall at Andrea Brown Literary Agency handled the deal.
Elise Howard at Algonquin Young Readers has bought, in a four-book preempt, a middle grade mystery series by Elizabeth C. Bunce, beginning with Premeditated Myrtle. Bunce was the inaugural winner of the William C. Morris YA Debut Award for A Curse Dark as Gold, and this is her first foray into middle grade. Pitched as Miss Fisher or Flavia de Luce for tweens, the books follow an irrepressible 12-year-old protagonist and her adventures in Victorian criminology. The series will launch in spring 2020; Erin Murphy at Erin Murphy Literary Agency brokered the deal for world English rights.
Jessica MacLeish at HarperCollins has acquired, in a two-book deal, Efrén Divided by Ernesto Cisneros. The #ownvoices middle grade debut novel follows middle schooler Efrén as he takes on increased home responsibilities, while also dealing with a contentious school election and a fight with his best friend, after his mother is deported to Mexico and his father takes on a second job to earn the money to bring her back to the U.S. Publication is slated for early 2020, with an untitled second novel to follow in 2021; Deborah Warren at East West Literary Agency did the deal for world rights.
Cassandra Pelham Fulton at Scholastic/Graphix has bought Timid by Jonathan Todd, a debut middle-grade graphic novel. The story features Cecil, an African-American boy from the Boston suburbs who likes to draw, is very shy, and feels like a complete outsider at his middle school. Things are looking up until a new "friend" pats his head and calls him "Fuzzy," and one of his drawings is used for a prank that gets him into trouble. Publication is set for 2021; Denis Kitchen and John Lind at Kitchen, Lind & Associates negotiated the deal for world rights.
Amy Fitzgerald at Lerner/Carolrhoda has acquired Lois Ruby's middle grade novel, Red Menace. In the summer of 1953, 13-year-old Marty Rafner's world shifts when his professor parents are accused of being communist sympathizers—putting them at risk for imprisonment, deportation, or worse. Publication is planned for spring 2020; Susan Cohen at Writers House brokered the deal for world rights.
Wesley Adams at Farrar, Straus and Giroux has acquired Mike Ciccotello's author-illustrator picture book debut, Twins, a celebration of the bond between an unlikely pair of siblings who may be literal twins or more twins-in-spirit. The book will launch in fall 2019; Rachel Orr at Prospect Agency negotiated the deal for world rights.
Maria Modugno at Random House has acquired world rights to It's Not My Fault! by Jory John (l.), illustrated by Jared Chapman. In this mash-up of “The dog ate my homework” and The Day the Crayons Quit, a boy blames his various school supplies and other inanimate objects for anything that goes wrong, until the unjustly accused rise up in protest. Publication is scheduled for summer 2020; Kirsten Hall at Catbird Productions represented the author, and Rebecca Sherman at Writers House represented the illustrator.
Karen Boss at Charlesbridge has bought world rights to Brianna Caplan Sayres's Night, Night Curiosity, a picture book about an inquisitive girl pretending to land on Mars as she's put to bed. Ryan O'Rourke will illustrate; publication is set for spring 2020. Teresa Kietlinski at Bookmark Literary represented the author, and Emily Mitchell at Wernick & Pratt represented the illustrator.
Anne Schwartz at Schwartz & Wade Books has acquired world rights to Deborah Hopkinson's Only One, illustrated by Chuck Groenink, a nonfiction picture book about how the Big Bang led to the creation of our Earth, and everything (and everyone) on it. Publication is planned for summer 2020; Steven Malk at Writers House represented the author, and Stephen Barr at Writers House represented the illustrator.
Charlotte Wenger at Page Street has bought world rights to Lindsay Leslie's (l.) Wanted: Dusk Raiders!, illustrated by Ellen Rooney. In the picture book ode to summertime, the search is on for tree climbers, firefly catchers, and hide-and-seekers to steal away to the outside world as dusk falls to night. Publication is slated for spring 2020; Stephanie Fretwell-Hill at Red Fox Literary handled the deal for the author, and the illustrator was unagented.
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IN THE MEDIA
From Bustle:
J.K. Rowling Is Planning to Write Another Book for Kids—and It Won't Deal with Wizards. Click here
From Lambda Literary:
Like Water by Rebecca Podos won the Lambda Literary Award in the LGBTQ Children’s/YA category. Click here
From Bustle:
11 New YA Novels with Queer Characters to Read This Pride Month. Click here
From USA Today:
It's city-eat-city in Peter Jackson's adaptation of Philip Reeve's Mortal Engines. Click here
From the Guardian:
The original map of Winnie-the-Pooh's Hundred Acre Wood is expected to sell for up to £150,000 at auction. Click here
From HuffPost:
15 Funny Tweets for Parents Who Both Love and Hate Kids’ Books. Click here
SHELFTALKER

Elizabeth Bluemle
(Nearly) Wordless BookExpo
Books, celebrities, and surprise cannabis guest speakers hit the Javits Center in NYC.
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Leslie Hawkins
Savoring Samplers
A look at chapter samplers as a buying tool.
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Meghan Dietsche Goel
Reading with Pride
Heading into Pride Month with ‘Julián Is a Mermaid’ and a Drag Queen (and King) Storytime.
Penguin Young Readers’ newest imprint presents itself at a terrific Meet the Editors session.
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Winnie's Great War
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Expanding upon their Caldecott-winning picture book, Finding Winnie, Blackall and Mattick add Greenhut to their team for this amplified tale of the bear who traveled from the Canadian woods across the Atlantic during World War I to the London Zoo, where she became the inspiration for Milne’s Winnie the Pooh. Narrated by a descendant of Captain Harry Colebourn, who adopted Winnie, the story focuses on Winnie’s gentle, fun-loving nature and her devotion to Colebourn throughout their journey in wartime Europe. more
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Featuring an eclectic mix of short stories from a number of beloved authors, this collection explores three topics—“Family,” “Friends and Fitting In,” and “Finding Yourself”—in a variety of formats, from poems to comic panels. The collection, “dedicated to middle schoolers everywhere," deals honestly and sensitively with this volatile time. more
Darius the Great Is Not Okay
Adib Khorram. Dial, $17.99 (320p) ISBN 978-0-525-55296-3

In first-time author Khorram’s coming-of-age novel, a boy who feels like an outcast at home finds himself and true friendship overseas. After learning that her Iranian father is ailing, high school sophomore Darius’s mother decides to take the family to visit her father and relatives in Iran. Suffering from chronic depression and bullied at school in America, Darius isn’t sure how he’ll fare in a country he’s never seen. more
The Sacrifice Box
Martin Stewart. Viking, $17.99 (368p) ISBN 978-0-425-28953-2

During the summer of 1982, five unlikely friends stumble upon a strange stone box, and to memorialize their time together, they each agree to leave something important to them inside it. They establish three rules: “Never come to the box alone. Never open it after dark. Never take back your sacrifice.” Four years later, when dead things begin to reanimate, and those sacrificed items make a surprising return, the group realizes that someone has broken the rules. more
That's Not What Happened
Kody Keplinger. Scholastic Press, $18.99 (336p) ISBN 978-1-338-18652-9

As the anniversary of the school shooting that killed nine people, including her best friend, approaches, survivor Leeann is anxious and sad. Searching for the truth, Leeann asks the other five students who were in the shooter’s range to tell their stories, and their narratives are folded into the book. The result is an original and engrossing narrative about scars, recovery, and how the stories we tell can both sustain and hobble us. more
We Regret to Inform You: An Overachiever’s Guide to College Rejection
Ariel Kaplan. Knopf, $17.99 (352p) ISBN 978-1-5247-7370-0

Mischa Abramavicius, 18, is certain that being the best student at exclusive Blanchard High will open doors to a top college and set her on a path toward a better future. Despite her high test scores and a stellar GPA, however, Mischa is rejected from every school that she applies to, including her safety school. Detecting that someone has purposefully derailed her life, she teams up with a group of girl hackers to find out who might be cruel enough to act against her. more
Finding Yvonne
Brandy Colbert. Little, Brown, $17.99 (278p) ISBN 978-0-316-34906-2

Colbert delivers another emotionally layered story, this time centered around Yvonne, a young African-American woman struggling to figure out what she wants to do with her life—torn between whether to attend a music conservatory and try to become a professional violinist, or give up the violin and choose another profession. Lonely at home, where her mother left years earlier and her father is largely absent, Yvonne finds solace in baking. more
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On-Sale Calendar

Summer reading gets a strong start in June when new titles hit shelves, including Newbery Medalist Philip C. Stead's Vernon Is on His Way, and a gentle reminder that We Don't Eat Our Classmates, from Ryan T. Higgins. Bestselling authors offer up their latest works, including Lions and Liars by Kate Beasley, with illustrations from Dan Santat; and I'm Sad by Michael Ian Black, illus. by Debbie Ridpath Ohi. Existing series get new volumes, including the 13th installment of Rachel Renée Russell's Dork Diaries, Survivors with The Gathering Darkness #5, The Exile’s Journey, and R.L. Stine's Slappyworld #5: Escape from Shudder Mansion. For more children's and YA titles on sale throughout the month of June, check out PW's full On-Sale Calendar.
In the Winners' Circle

The 2018 Boston Globe–Horn Book Award winners have been announced. In the Picture Book category, Jillian Tamaki has won for They Say Blue (Abrams); the Fiction and Poetry winner is Elizabeth Acevedo for The Poet X (HarperTeen); and the winners in the Nonfiction category are author Isabel Quintero and illustrator Zeke Peña for Photographic: The Life of Graciela Iturbide (Getty). For the complete list of honor titles, click here.
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'Lincoln in the Bardo' Wins Top Honor at 23rd Annual Audie Awards
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JOB MOVES
Danielle Klimashousky, formerly associate marketing manager for licensing at Scholastic, has joined Random House Children's Books as marketing manager for licensed and proprietary brands.
Alex Star has been promoted to executive editor at FSG.
Rachel Brenner, formerly associate publicist at Atria Books, has joined Gallery Books as publicist.
Bailey Davis has been promoted to publisher engagement manager at Lightning Source.
Eileen Armour, formerly at Baker & Taylor, has joined Ingram Library Services as senior sales representative.
Josh Floyd has been named senior key account sales manager at IngramSpark.
Kristal Smith has been promoted to manager of business ops support at Ingram Publisher Services.
Lori Bowen has been promoted to senior manager of specialty retail for Ingram’s wholesale business.
Renee Lamine has been promoted to marketing manager for IngramSpark.

Two ‘Younger’ Fans, and S&S Staffers, Find a New Project in Their Favorite Show
When two Simon & Schuster employees saw that a central character on the TV show 'Younger,' which is set in the world of New York book publishing, was releasing a novel, they wanted to make sure that book hit shelves in the real world. Now it will. more » »
Call for Information: Travel Books
Needed: Information on what’s new in travel publishing: guidebooks and narrative nonfiction; new imprints, series, or digital ventures for publishers; and more. Pub. dates: August 2018—January 2019. New titles only please; no reprints. Please email pitches and links to artwork to features@publishersweekly.com by no later than June 20 and put “Call for Info: Travel Books” in the subject line. more » »


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30th Annual Lambda Literary Award Winners Announced
This year's winners include Carmen Maria Machado, John Rechy, and Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor. more » »
Bass, Benitez Join Rayo and Amistad, Respectively
Edward Benitez has joined Rayo as executive editor, reporting to Judith Curr, and Patrik Bass has joined Amistad as senior editor at Amistad, reporting to Tracy Sherrod—the latest of Curr's new hires. more » »
Karyn Marcus Joins Gallery as Senior Editor
Marcus comes to Gallery from Simon & Schuster, and begins effective immediately. more » »
BISG, Universities Team Up to Study Open Access E-books
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BOOKSTORE NEWS

New York Village to Get a New Store: Split Rock Books on Main Street in Cold Spring, N.Y., is opening shortly.
Shanghai Gets an Impressive New Store: Sinan Books is the latest awe-inspiring new bookstore to open in China.
Cleveland's New Hipster Bookstore Cafe: Cleveland's Coffee Coffee Coffee offers a curated selection of indie press books for sale alongside bikes and, yes, coffee.
Ohio Bookstore is Saying Goodbye: Village Bookshop in Columbus begins its final run before closing this month.
New York Resort Bookseller's Daily Grind: Dawn Hedberg, owner of Black Cat Books on Shelter Island, which has been open 22 years, discusses her day-to-day work.
THE ROUNDUP

Changes Come to iBooks: The iBooks reading app has been renamed Apple Books in the iOS 12, and is also getting a complete redesign.
73 Books for Summer: The 'New York Times' releases its summer reading list.
Clinton/Patterson Tour Starts Poorly: Publication day for debut novelist Bill Clinton hasn’t exactly been a celebratory occasion. Instead, he is being grilled on his past.
Michiko Kakutani Turns the Tables: The former book critic for the 'New York Times' explains why she decided to become an author in the Trump era.
Truth, Lies, and Literature: The world can perhaps best be explained in terms of conflicting and often incompatible narratives, writes Salman Rushdie.

PW Bestsellers

Hardcover Nonfiction Bestseller List
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PW Daily Review of the Day

'Reporter: A Memoir' by Seymour M. Hersh
"The legendary investigative journalist for the 'New York Times' and the 'New Yorker' recalls his struggles to uncover government secrets—and get them printed—in this powerful memoir." more » »

SHELFTALKER

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Book Person Leaves BookPeople
Steve Bercu celebrated his retirement as CEO of BookPeople, a position he's held for nearly 20 years, last month.

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BookExpo 2018: Authors Tell Booksellers, It's Best of Times, It's Worst of Times
BookExpo kicked off with the traditional adult book breakfast featuring three comedians, two novelists, and one history professor drawing laughs even while explaining how political and social upheavals inspire their writing. more »
New York Rights Fair Maps a Booming Marketplace
The inaugural New York Rights Fair brought 70 literary agents, scouts, foreign rights associates, film producers, literary managers, and other publishing professionals from all over the world together to talk shop. more »
BookCon 2018: YA Authors and a Former President Draw Fans to Javits
BookCon 2018 drew about 20,000 booklovers to the Javits Center in New York City this past weekend. While many attendees were there to see their favorite bestselling YA authors, others wanted to meet a debut novelist named Bill Clinton. more »
Judge Denies Author Attempt to Trademark 'Cocky'
In a decision handed down late last week, Judge Alvin Hellerstein of the Southern District of New York denied a motion by an author requesting that a preliminary injunction be issued to prevent publication a number of books that include the word “cocky” in the title. more »
All New From Amazon Original Stories
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JOB MOVES
Mary Sasso has been promoted to director of marketing for Harper Perennial and Harper Paperbacks.
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IN THIS WEEK'S MAGAZINE
Obituary: Sam Moore
Sam Moore, the former CEO of Thomas Nelson, passed away on June 1. He was 88. more » »
BookExpo 2018: The Future of Book Retail is Innovation and Experimentation
Despite fears of a physical store "retail apocalypse," NPD BookScan's Kristen McLean outlined a future for indie booksellers driven by experiments around merchandising and display, curation, recommendations, and selling books in more places than ever before. more » »
New York Rights Fair: Money, Status Will Drive More Diversity
There is an eager audience of consumers for diverse books and films that is being neglected by gatekeepers, a panel of experts at the New York Rights Fair said. more » »
This Week's Bestsellers: June 4, 2018
Stephen King has the #1 book in the country with ‘The Outsider.’ Plus John McCain and James R. Clapper release political memoirs, and Bill Gates names his summer reads. more » »
PW's Latest Starred Reviews
Check out the starred reviews of titles including 'The Memory of Fire,' 'The Word Is Murder,' 'Calypso,' and more. more » »
Last Call: Hobbies & Crafts Books
Deadline: June 7. For this feature, we’re especially interested in hobbies and crafts books that connect to particular regional and ethnic traditions. Be sure to cite the craft’s heritage in your pitch. Pitches on other trends in the hobbies and crafts space are welcome. Pub. dates: Aug. 2018–summer 2019. New titles only, please; no reprints. Email pitches and links to artwork to features@publishersweekly.com and put “Call for Info: Hobbies & Crafts” in the subject line. more » »
The Most Buzzed About YA Thriller of 2018
" 'Sadie' is an electrifying, high-stakes road trip—a gripping thriller with a true-crime podcast edge." —Stephanie Perkins, 'New York Times' bestselling author. "Haunting and relentlessly compelling." —Veronica Roth, 'New York Times' bestselling author. 'If she dies, she takes the truth with her.' To find out more REQUEST AN ARC. On Sale 9/4/18. (Sponsored) Learn More » »



BOOKSTORE NEWS



Michigan Gets a New Indie Bookstore: Bay Books, an independent bookstore, opened in Sutton's Bay at the end of May.
Baltimore Bookstore to Move Again: Red Emma's Bookstore Coffeehouse in Baltimore is moving to a new location for the second time in five years.
Ohio to Lose a Bookstore: The Village Bookshop in Columbus is closing this summer after fifty years in business.
Edinburgh Boasts Good Bookstores: The 'Edinburgh Reporter' lists the ten best bookshops in the Scottish capital.
THE ROUNDUP

Three Publishing Giants' Favorite Books: Markus Dohle, Carolyn Reidy, and John Sargent name the books they're most proud to have published.
Brick-and-Mortar Questions Remain: Book retailing woes undercut excitement over Clinton and Obama titles as Barnes & Noble’s struggles contrast with an uptick in unit sales.
Marian Keyes Attacks Wodehouse Prize: The novelist has accused the comic fiction prize, which has only gone to a woman three times in 18 years, of "sexist imbalance."
I, Sy: Seymour Hersh’s Memoir: 'Reporter,' a 355-page memoir by the Pulitzer Prize–winning investigative journalist, will be released on Tuesday.
Building a Home Library: A librarian's top five tips to help you turn that book collection of yours into a bona fide athenaeum.

PW Bestsellers

Hardcover Fiction Bestseller List
'The Outsider' by Stephen King is the #1 bestseller on PW's adult hardcover fiction bestseller list. See the full list » »
REVIEW OF THE DAY

'There There' by Tommy Orange
"Orange’s commanding debut chronicles contemporary Native Americans in Oakland, as their lives collide in the days leading up to the city’s inaugural Big Oakland Powwow." more » »

SHELFTALKER

Savoring Samplers
Leslie Hawkins
A look at chapter samplers as a buying tool.


Graphic Novels Get Biblio-graphic
How comics publishers are scrambling to appeal to the library market. more
Another BookExpo is in the Books
The Week in Libraries, June 1, 2018: Among the headlines this week, highlights from a "reimagined" BookExpo 2018, and the California Senate passes a net neutrality bill. more
Mackin Read-Alongs Sale Extended & Free Mackin Read-Alongs Webinar
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Highlights of Next Week's Stars
Our House
Louise Candlish. Berkley, $26 (416p) ISBN 978-0-451-48911-1



The Bouncer
David Gordon. Mysterious, $25 (272p) ISBN 978-0-8021-2800-3



Before She Sleeps
Bina Shah. Delphinium, $25 (256p) ISBN 978-1-88-328576-0



Queen’s Progress: A Kit Marlowe Mystery
M.J. Trow. Crème de la Crime, $28.99 (224p) ISBN 978-1-78029-104-8



Heart: A History
Sandeep Jauhar. Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, $27 (288p) ISBN 978-0-374-16865-0

PW LitCast: A Conversation with Chris Keyes
Everyday Dorie: The Way I Cook
Dorie Greenspan. HMH/Martin, $35 (368p) ISBN 978-0-544-82698-4



Forage, Harvest, Feast: A Wild-Inspired Cuisine
Marie Viljoen. Chelsea Green, $40 (464p) ISBN 978-1-60358-750-1



Children's Books
Darius the Great Is Not Okay
Adib Khorram. Dial, $17.99 (320p) ISBN 978-0-525-55296-3



The Sacrifice Box
Martin Stewart. Viking, $17.99 (368p) ISBN 978-0-425-28953-2



New Books and More
BookExpo 2018: Booksellers Share Their Hot Picks
Rounding up this year's big books of BookExpo, according to booksellers on the show floor, range from the former first lady's upcoming memoir to a work of autofiction written by a convicted bank robber. more
New Kids' and YA Books: Week of June 4, 2018
Among the books hitting shelves next week are a picture book about nature, an early reader about messages in bottles, and a YA novel about five friends abroad in Europe. more
PW Picks: Books of the Week, June 4, 2018
This week: the thriller from Bill Clinton and James Patterson, plus new books from Lauren Groff, Rachel Cusk, and more. more
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Top 10 Bestsellers
1
Stephen King, Author
2
Oh, the Places You'll Go!
Dr Seuss, Author
3
Magnolia Table: A Collection of Recipes for Gathering
Joanna Gaines, Author, Marah Stets, Author
4
John McCain, Author, Mark Salter, Author
5
Jon Meacham, Author
6
The Cast
Danielle Steel, Author
7
Paula Hawkins, Author
8
Lee Child, Author
9
Princess: A Private Novel
James Patterson, Author, Rees Jones, Author
10
Michael Pollan, Author
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PICTURE OF THE DAY

Authors Enjoy the APA Author Tea
The Audio Publishers Association held its Author Tea event at BookExpo 2018. Pictured here (from l. to r.): Robin Whitten of AudioFile Publications and authors Jason Fry of Penguin Random House; Kathryn Hahn of Scholastic; Gayle Forman of Penguin Random House; and Laini Taylor of Hachette Book Group.

Photo: Steve Kagan

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