Tuesday, 20 June 2017

Publishers Weekly newsletters

Here are the latest Publishers Weekly newsletters, with how to nominate a rising star in publishing and more, for my followers to peruse:


PW Children's Bookshelf: Breaking children's and YA publishing news, author interviews, bestsellers lists and reviews.
The Adventures of John Blake by Phillip Pullman
Report from BookCon
YA Authors and Fiction
On Center Stage

It was evident even before BookCon kicked off on June 3 in New York City that the consumer show is settling into a celebration of YA literature. More than 100 marquee authors representing almost every kind of genre appeared, autographed, and met with fans. more

BookCon 2017 in Photos
Approximately 20,000 readers of all ages gathered for a weekend of panels, giveaways, and other opportunities to connect with favorite authors. See our roundup of photo highlights here. more

Life by Cynthia Rylant
Obituary
Suzanne Glazer
Suzanne Glazer, a longtime library marketing director at Atheneum and Random House, died on April 22 in New York City at the age of 81. Former Soundprints publisher Elisabeth Prial remembered her as “a pillar of a bygone generation in children’s book publishing." more

News Briefs
Judy Moody Takes the Stage
Seven children’s theaters around the country will bring chapter book star Judy Moody to the stage, Candlewick Press has announced. The precocious third-grader’s theatrical debut will take place this fall, in a play adapted from two Judy Moody books. more

CBC Launches Reading Beyond Book List
The Children’s Book Council has announced the first-ever Reading Beyond book list, an annotated bibliography for parents, caregivers, teachers, librarians, and others seeking book recommendations for children who read above their grade level. more

Q & A
Mackenzi Lee
As an author and as events coordinator at Trident Booksellers & Cafe in Boston, Mackenzi Lee is immersed in the world of books. Her forthcoming novel, The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue, is a caper through 18th-century Europe, following a young man named Monty on his Grand Tour. Lee spoke with PW about being both an author and a bookseller, the role travel played in bringing her novel to life, and queer characters in historical fiction.

Q: History is clearly an interest of yours. What is your research process like?

A: I generally start by reading other historical fiction set in the period. Then I stop once I start writing, otherwise I tend to compare my writing. Historical fiction has always been my access point for history; it’s what made me interested in history as a kid. more

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Rights Report
Kat Brzozowski at Feiwel and Friends has acquired Hamilton actor Leslie Odom Jr.'s debut, Failing Up: How to Rise Above, Do Better, and Never Stop Learning, a book offering guidance and encouragement for readers of all ages who are on the cusp of something big. Publication is set for March 27, 2018; Creative Artists Agency brokered the deal for North American rights.
John Morgan at Macmillan/Imprint has bought Emmy, Writers Guild, and Peabody award-winner David Kreizman's debut YA novel, The Year They Fell. The novel tells the story of five teenagers who used to be best friends in preschool and are now drawn back together after a tragic accident. Publication is scheduled for spring 2019; Marietta B. Zacker at the Gallt & Zacker Literary Agency negotiated the deal for North American rights.
Aimee Friedman at Scholastic has acquired the middle grade novel City of Ghosts by fantasy author Victoria Schwab. Pitched as Stranger Things meets Ghost Hunters, it's the story of a girl who died, the ghost boy who brought her back, and their adventures in one of the world's most haunted cities. Publication is planned for 2018; Holly Root at Root Literary did the two-book deal for world English rights while at Waxman Leavell Literary.
Joan Powers at Candlewick has bought world English rights to Jo Knowles's Where the Heart Is, a middle grade novel about Rachel, who just turned 13 and finds herself questioning everything—her parents' financial stability, whether her best friend wants to be more than friends, her ability to outsmart the conniving pig she's supposed to care for all summer, and her own identity. Publication is slated for fall 2018; Barry Goldblatt at Barry Goldblatt Literary handled the deal.
Tiffany Liao at Holt has acquired a middle grade fantasy series, Peasprout Chen, by Henry Lien, about a girl determined to take the top ranking at Pearl Famous Academy, where she will study Wu Liu, a form that blends figure skating with martial arts. The first book, Peasprout Chen, Future Legend of Skate and Sword, will publish in April 2018; Tina Wexler at ICM Partners sold world English rights in a two-book deal.
Alex Ulyett at Viking has bought Lisa Bunker's Zenobia July, a middle grade novel about a transgender girl with a troubled past and advanced coder/hacker skills, who tackles the mystery of anonymously posted hateful memes on her school's website while wrestling with the challenges of a new school, a new family, and coming to grips with presenting her true gender for the first time. Publication is set for spring 2019; Brianne Johnson at Writers House brokered the deal for North American rights.
Sarah Jane Abbott at S&S/Wiseman has acquired Samantha M. Clark's debut, Wake, a middle grade novel about a boy who wakes up alone on a beach and doesn't know who he is or how he got there, and embarks on a quest to find answers. When he uncovers the terrifying truth, he must face his biggest fear: going home. Publication is planned for summer 2018; Rachel Orr at the Prospect Agency negotiated the deal for world rights.
Kate O'Sullivan at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt has bought in a preempt Becoming, the second picture book collaboration from author Julia Denos (l.) and illustrator E.B. Goodale. The book explores the joy of being present, the wonder of our existence, and the marvel of our ever-connected world. Publication is scheduled for fall 2019; Lori Kilkelly at Rodeen Literary Management represented both the author and the illustrator in the deal for world rights.
Ariel Richardson at Chronicle has acquired world rights to Kristen Fulton's new picture book, Flight for Freedom, the true story of one child, Peter Wetzel, and his family's daring escape from East Berlin to West Berlin via handmade hot air balloon in 1979. Torben Kuhlmann will illustrate. Publication is slated for fall 2019; Kendra Marcus at Bookstop Literary represented the author, and the illustrator was unagented.
Taylor Norman at Chronicle has bought Kate Hoefler's (l.) Rabbit & the Motorbike, a picture book about the relationship between a reserved rabbit and an adventurous dog, and the rewards that lie outside our comfort zones. Sarah Jacoby will illustrate; publication is set for fall 2019. Steven Malk at Writers House represented both the author and the illustrator in the deal for world rights.
Kate O'Sullivan at HMH has acquired Geisel Honor author-illustrator Mary Sullivan's new picture book, Up on Bob, which explores the idiosyncrasies of pets and places a spin on the age-old cat and dog rivalry. Publication is scheduled for fall 2019; Justin Rucker at Shannon Associates brokered the deal for world rights, all languages.
Emily Easton at Crown has bought Michael Paul's Roar: A Dinosaur Tour, a nonfiction picture book exploring the different types of dinosaurs that once roamed the Earth, and an additional untitled picture book. Publication is planned for spring 2018; Deborah Warren at East-West Literary handled the deal for world rights.
Chris Hernandez at HarperCollins has acquired author-illustrator Cori Doerrfeld's Wild Baby, a picture book about an inquisitive young orangutan who makes a mad dash through the jungle—and the worried mother who must chase after. Publication is slated for winter 2019; Rachel Orr at Prospect Agency sold world rights.
Anna Membrino at Random House has bought Glenn Hernandez's The Tortoise and the Bricklayer and On Our Nice Ice Ship. The first is the story of a pig and the wall he builds to keep out a tortoise neighbor. The second is an adventure celebrating friendship and creative problem-solving. Publication is set for summer 2019 and fall 2019, respectively; the author represented himself in the deal for world rights.
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IN THE MEDIA
From the Los Angeles Times:
J.K. Rowling lands just behind Beyoncé on Forbes' list of highest-paid celebrities. Click here
From BBC News:
Michael Morpurgo wins U.K.'s Children's Book Award for the 4th time. Click here
From USA Today:
Studies say reading the Harry Potter books makes you a better person. Click here
From the Guardian:
Children's laureate Lauren Child on her new role, motherhood and creativity. Click here
From the Bookseller:
Frances Hardinge's The Lie Tree has been optioned for film and TV. Click here
From the Forward:
Maurice Sendak Thought This Work Was His Masterpiece — Not Wild Things. Click here
From the Irish Times:
Harry Potter turns 20: The boy who changed books forever. Click here
From Atlas Obscura:
What Children's Book Do You Remember That No One Else Does? Click here
From NewsWorks:
Report reveals eye-opening data on English learners in Philadelphia schools. Click here
From Lambda Literary:
29th annual Lambda Literary Award winners have been announced. Click here
SHELFTALKER

Elizabeth Bluemle
Hello, England!
Or, how our tote bag ended up in hugging proximity to John C. Reilly and Will Farrell.
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Leslie Hawkins
Very Pinteresting
A look at Pinterest’s usefulness for bookstores.
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Meghan Dietsche Goel
Joining the Resistance!
In which I go undercover, get captured, and have a lot of fun.
As the teeth in the famous Amazon smile begin to show, the opportunity for action is upon us.
FEATURED REVIEWS
All the Way to Havana
Margarita Engle, illus. by Mike Curato. Holt/Godwin, $17.99 (40p) ISBN 978-1-62779-642-2

A bright blue Chevy Delray christened Cara Cara is the star of this contemporary story, taking the young narrator and his family from their rural home to a celebration with relatives in Havana. Engle and Curato chronicle Cara Cara’s journey in loving detail as the family moves along the coast and into bustling city streets, giving readers glimpses into daily Cuban lives. more
This Beautiful Day
Richard Jackson, illus. by Suzy Lee. Atheneum/Dlouhy, $15.99 (40p) ISBN 978-1-4814-4139-1

Inside on a dreary, rainy day, a boy hears a strain of music from the radio. Playfully, the boy starts to dance, and splashes of bright blue appear. Sprightly wordplay and a dash of humor make Jackson’s high-spirited hymn to childhood an heir to earlier classics. more
Tumble & Blue
Cassie Beasley. Dial, $17.99 (400p) ISBN 978-0-525-42844-2

For generations, members of the Montgomery family have received supernatural “fates” that rule their lives; some are wonderful while others are not. Blue Montgomery fits into the latter category: his fate is that he is cursed to always lose, no matter the situation. After his father leaves him at his grandmother’s house for the summer, Blue is determined to break the curse, even if it means venturing into the Okefenokee Swamp to find a fabled golden alligator. more
Forest World
Margarita Engle. Atheneum, $16.99 (208p) ISBN 978-1-4814-9057-3

Eleven-year-old Edver has lived with his mother, a cryptozoologist, in Miami for most of his life. Luza is the 12-year-old sister Edver is surprised to meet when he arrives, alone, in the remote Cuban village of La Selva, from which he and his mother fled 10 years earlier. more
June 2017
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The Adventures of John Blake by Phillip Pullman
PW KidsCast: A Conversation with Dan Santat
People
Allison Remcheck has been promoted to associate agent at the Stimola Literary Studio representing middle-grade and YA fiction. She was formerly editorial assistant, and before that was an editorial assistant at Feiwel and Friends.
Katharine McAnarney has joined Little, Brown Books for Young Readers as a senior publicist. She was most recently a publicist at Penguin Young Readers.
Bestsellers
Children's Frontlist Fiction
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Picture Books
#1 She Persisted: 13 American Women Who Changed the World by Chelsea Clinton, illus. by Alexandra Boiger. Click here
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PW Daily: Breaking book business, bookselling and author news, bestsellers lists and publishing deals.
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Greenpeace Wars with Paper Company, Sticking Publishers In the Middle
The Big Five have found themselves in the middle of a long-running battle between Greenpeace and Resolute Forest Products over logging practices in Canada’s Boreal Forest. more »
University Presses Are More Vital than Ever
The Association of American University Presses annual meeting in Austin emphasized the value of publishing work grounded in research in an era of fake news. more »
And Then There Was Horowitz
In 'Magpie Murders' (Harper, June), the versatile British author Anthony Horowitz puts a twist on the classic fair-play mystery Agatha Christie perfected. more »
Win 'Under a Pole Star' by Stef Penney!
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JOB MOVES
Desirae Friesen has been promoted to publicist at Tor.
Laura Etzkorn has been promoted to associate publicist at Tor.

IN THIS WEEK'S MAGAZINE
Sepetys, Smith Win 2017 CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Medals
The 2017 CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Medals have been awarded to a U.S. author and illustrator for the first time. The Carnegie Medal went to Ruta Sepetys for 'Salt to the Sea,' while Lane Smith was awarded the Kate Greenaway Medal for 'There’s a Tribe of Kids.' more » »
Book Deals: Week of June 19, 2017
Marisha Pessl sells her YA debut, Raybourn re-ups at Berkley for six figures, a medical mystery memoir from the Daring Book for Girls author goes to Pegasus, and more in this week's notable book deals. more » »
This Week's Bestsellers: June 19, 2017
Actor and comedian Kevin Hart has the #3 book in the country with the memoir ‘I Can’t Make This Up.’ Plus Arundhati Roy’s sophomore novel arrives two decades after ‘The God of Small Things,’ and ‘Black Hawk Down’ author Mark Bowden turns his attention to the Vietnam War. more » »
PW's Latest Starred Reviews
Check out the starred reviews of titles including 'The Force,' 'The Strange Case of the Alchemist’s Daughter,' 'At His Mercy,' and more. more » »
Call for Information: Fall Cookbooks
Deadline: June 21. We'd like to hear about of-the-moment cookbooks, whether they represent trends in cooking or dining culture, or in society at large. Important: each pitch must include an explanation of why the book speaks to the present moment. Pub dates: September 2017–February 2018. Email pitches and links to artwork to features@publishersweekly.com and put “Call for Info: Fall Cookbooks” in the subject line. more » »

Authors on the Air

Authors on the Air June 19, 2017: Fredrik Backman
Fredrik Backman, author of 'A Man Called Ove' and, most recently, 'Beartown' (Atria, 978-1-50116-076-9), will appear on 'The NOT Boring Book Show' on Monday, June 19 at 3:00 p.m EST. more » »
News Briefs

Wylie to Give Keynote at Frankfurt Book Fair's 'The Markets' Conference
Agent Andrew Wylie will speak to the effects Donald Trump’s governance could have on the publishing industry at the Frankfurt conference. more » »

THE ROUNDUP
 
Richard K. McCullough Dies at 67: The longtime publishing executive, including with Millbrook Press, died at home on June 15.
Barry Nabs a Second Walter Scott: Sebastian Barry's 'Days Without End' takes the £25,000 prize, marking the second time the author has won the award.
Obama's Dad's Books Go to Auction: Original copies of books written by Barack Obama Sr. have surfaced after more than half a century.
U.K. Book World Helps Grenfell Victims: Authors, together with agents and editors, are coming together for an online auction to help those affected by the Grenfell Tower fire.
'1984' Comes to Broadway: Olivia Wilde and Tom Sturridge headline a 'volatile town hall meeting' of a stage adaptation of Orwell's classic novel.

PW Bestsellers

Hardcover Fiction Bestseller List
'Camino Island' by John Grisham is the #1 bestseller on PW's adult hardcover fiction bestseller list. See the full list » »
REVIEW OF THE DAY

'Ascension of Larks' by Rachel Linden
"A powerful exploration of love, loss, and hope, Linden’s debut novel...paints a delicate, insightful picture of a grieving family seeking an anchor during a tumultuous upheaval." more » »

SHELFTALKER

When Less Is More
Meghan Dietsche Goel
An appreciation for novels in verse.




PICTURE OF THE DAY

Salads for Booksellers
Hetty McKinnon (r.) delivered some of the salads from her forthcoming cookbook, 'Neighborhood: Hearty Salads and Plant-Based Recipes from Home and Abroad' (Roost Books), to Michael Fusco-Straub of Brooklyn's Books Are Magic on June 13.

Photo: Maria Midões
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Second Acts by Teri Emory
Nominations Are Now Open for the 3rd Annual PW Star Watch Award
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AAP's First Report on 2016 Shows Sales Down
The industry sales report for 2016 found that total sales for the industry fell 6.6%, compared to 2015. Based on sales from 1,207 companies that report to AAP, total sales last year were $14.25 billion, down from $15.26 billion in 2015. more »
Milkweed Unveils Lit Prize Honoring Young Poet
Milkweed Editions is launching the $10,000 Max Ritvo Poetry Prize for debut collections, in honor of the young poet who died of cancer in 2016, weeks before his debut collection was published by the Minneapolis-based nonprofit press. more »
Carla Hayden, Louise Erdrich Win WNBA Awards
The librarian of Congress and the novelist, poet, and bookstore owner have been named the winners of the 2017 WNBA Awards. more »
PW KidsCast: A Conversation with Dan Santat
 
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JOB MOVES
Kris Wiese has joined Ingram Content Group as senior manager of public relations and communications.
Marcelo Suarez Melgarejo has been named key account sales manager at Lightning Source, and will be based in Milton Keynes, U.K.
Derek Tolley has joined Ingram Library Services as senior sales representative covering the Mid-Atlantic region.
Marc Visnick has been named business development manager at Ingram Book Group.
Chris Thompson has been promoted to key account sales manager at Ingram Book Group.
Beth Reinker has been named manager of collection development for adult materials at Ingram Library Services.
Lauren Plude, formerly associate editor at Forever Romance, has joined Amazon Publishing’s Montlake Romance as acquisitions editor.
Gillian Redfearn has been promoted to national account manager at Macmillan Publishing.
Amanda Lang has been promoted to publicity manager at Simon & Schuster.
Erin Reback has been promoted to publicity manager at Simon & Schuster.

Barbershop Books Gets NBF's $10K Reading Prize
Expanded into a full day conference, the NBF's Why Reading Matters awarded its $10,000 Innovations in Reading Prize to Alvin Irby of Barbership Books and featured a keynote address by novelist and new bookstore owner, Emma Straub. more » »
LBYR Strikes Development Pact with Gotham Group
In an effort to create books that are positioned to work, and sell, as movies and TV shows, Little, Brown Books for Young Readers has inked a development agreement with the production and talent representation company, the Gotham Group. more » »
The Art of Diversity: A CBC Panel
Two author-illustrators and an editor discussed issues of inclusion and representation in picture book illustration at a Children’s Book Council panel called "Drawing Diversity," which took place on June 13 in New York City. more » »
Working Out the Bugs: Adventures in Translating Carson Ellis’s ‘Du Iz Tak?’
'Du Iz Tak?,' a picture book by Carson Ellis, uses a playful invented language. We spoke with Ellis and Candlewick editor Liz Bicknell about the unique process of translating the Caldecott Honor book for foreign readers. more » »
Tune In to PW Radio
Author Helene Stapinski discusses her new book, 'Murder in Matera: A True Story of Passion, Family, and Forgiveness in Southern Italy.' PW senior writer Andrew Albanese looks ahead to the ALA annual conference. more » »

News Briefs

Brooklyn Book Festival Lineup Announced
Colson Whitehead will be the recipient of the annual Best of Brooklyn Award, and authors including Jonathan Safran Foer, Joyce Carol Oates, Hisham Matar, Morgan Parker, and Gene Luen Yang will be in attendance. more » »

THE ROUNDUP
 
Amazon to Acquire Whole Foods: The $13.7 billion deal marks the biggest transaction ever for the e-commerce giant as it pushes deeper into groceries.
Amazon's Preventative Patent: Amazon has locked down a patent on technology to prevent people from comparing prices in its bookstores to online prices from other retailers.
A Milo Draft Emerges: A leaked manuscript suggests that “the most controversial book of the decade” could actually be the most boring book of the year, 'Buzzfeed' reports.
Belmont Books Opens Its Doors: Owned by a local husband and wife team, the first bookstore in Belmont, Mass., for seven years hopes to become a neighborhood staple.
Soviet Children’s Literature: In 1920s Russia, children read propagandistic books about sugar beets, hydroelectric plants, and five-year plans.

PW Bestsellers

Top 10 Overall Bestseller List
'Come Sundown' by Nora Roberts is the #1 title on PW's top 10 overall bestseller list. See the full list » »
PW Daily Review of the Day

'Blind Spot' by Teju Cole
"In this collection of photos, cultural critic Cole explores the construct and limitations of human perception using snapshots from his travels paired with his written interpretations." more » »

SHELFTALKER

When Less Is More
Meghan Dietsche Goel
An appreciation for novels in verse.




PICTURE OF THE DAY

A Book Launch in a Train Yard
Novelist Stacey Lender (c.) celebrates the launch of her debut, 'City Mouse' (Akashic Books), at 10 Hudson Yards in New York on Tuesday, June 13. With her are her editor, Kaylie Jones (r.), and publisher, Johnny Temple.

Photo: Brett Deutsch/Deutsch Photography
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After making changes to BookExpo that some in the industry found less than ideal and in favor of BookCon, Reed has promised tweaks for 2018. more



This self-help book, which instructs people how to emulate the best qualities of cats, was helped along by an innovative marketing campaign in which its publisher reached out to cat lovers via Facebook. more



In an effort to create books that are positioned to work, and sell, as movies and TV shows, Little, Brown Books for Young Readers has inked a development agreement with the production and talent representation company, the Gotham Group. more



In the first installment of Louisa Ermelino's new column, the 'Publishers Weekly' adult book director looks back at BookExpo 2017. more


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KARMA CITY by Gabrion

Tracy K. Smith Named U.S. Poet Laureate
The Pulitzer Prize–winning author of 'Life on Mars' has been named to the highest public office reserved for an American poet. more »


Bookstore Sales Jump, Slightly, in April
Bookstore sales rose 1.8% in April, over the same period in 2016, according to preliminary estimates released by the U.S. Census Bureau. Bookstore revenue was $714 million for the month, compared to $701 for the same period a year ago. more »


CBC Launches Reading Beyond Book List
The Children’s Book Council has announced the first-ever Reading Beyond book list, an annotated bibliography for parents, caregivers, teachers, librarians, and others seeking book recommendations for children who read above their grade level. more »


Win a Copy of 'The Saboteur' Audiobook!
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JOB MOVES


Katie Punia is being promoted to v-p of publicity at Penguin Random House Audio.

Heather Dalton is being promoted to v-p of marketing at Penguin Random House Audio.




Spotlight on Comics and Graphic Novels



Mothers and Daughters: Gabrielle Bell
Gabrielle Bell’s new work, a collection of autobiographical vignettes called 'Everything Is Flammable,' tells the story of the author’s fraught relationship with her mother—an eccentric loner who lives in a remote rural area. more » »


Golden Kamuy, Vol. 1 by Satoru Noda


Review: 'From Lone Mountain': John Porcellino’s minicomic King-Cat is the most quietly vital of modern comics, evolving from punk zine to minimalist meditation. Big things happen and each installment of King-Cat rewards a slowly savored read.

More To Come Podcast 264: BookExpo, BookCon 2017 and Wonder Woman: In this week's podcast Calvin Reid, Heidi "The Beat" MacDonald and Kate Fitzsimons recap graphic novels at BookExpo 2017 and BookCon; and the Wonder Woman film.


Judy Moody Takes the Stage
Seven children’s theaters around the country will bring chapter book star Judy Moody to the stage, Candlewick Press has announced. The precocious third-grader’s theatrical debut will take place this fall, in a play adapted from two Judy Moody books. more » »


Savoring Life in the Slow Lane: PW Talks with Margaret Maron
The ninth and final novel featuring New York detective Sigrid Harald from MWA Grand Master Maron, 'Take Out' (Grand Central), releases this June...and may be Maron's last novel ever. more » »


Obituary: Suzanne Glazer
Suzanne Glazer, a longtime library marketing director at Atheneum and Random House, died on April 22 in New York City at the age of 81. more » »




News Briefs



Helen Duan Named CEO of PRH North Asia
Duan, who replaces Jo Lesby, will be based in the Penguin Random House Beijing office, and has also been named to the company's Global Executive Committee. more » »


2017 Lambda Literary Award Winners Announced
Winners of the awards for LGBT literature include Rabih Alameddine and Nicole Dennis-Benn. more » »


Abrams Moves to New Offices
The publisher will move to 195 Broadway, in New York's financial district, on June 26. more » »


Bookmasters to Distribute Two New Christian Publishers
The publishing services company will distribute titles published by Lexham Press and Forward Movement in the U.S. and abroad. more » »



THE ROUNDUP


 

James Galton Dies at 92: The former president and CEO of Marvel Entertainment Group has been credited with saving the company from bankruptcy in the 1970s.

It's Mallory Ortberg's Internet: The cofounder of bygone literary feminist site 'The Toast' is instrumental to making the internet a better place.

The Trite Poet of Instagram: Pushcart Prize–nominated poet Thom Young, having noticed the successes of vapid poetry on the platform, has started a social experiment.

Hidden Treasures in Italian Libraries: In Florence, Rome and beyond, these buildings are a feast not only for book lovers, but for art and architecture enthusiasts as well.

21 Maori and Pasifika Authors: Not enough diversity in your reading diet? Here are 21 reasons to read books by indigenous New Zealand writers.




PW Bestsellers



Children's Fiction Bestseller List
'Everything, Everything' by Nicola Yoon is the #1 title on PW's children's frontlist fiction bestseller list. See the full list » »



PW DAILY REVIEW OF THE DAY



'Scribbled in the Dark' by Charles Simic
"In his latest exemplary collection, Simic, one of American poetry’s most revered and acclaimed figures, reveals a mysterious world that is simultaneously sinister and whimsical." more » »



SHELFTALKER



PG Can Mean Pretty Good
Cynthia Compton

Walking the line between G and PG in the aisles of a children’s bookstore.








PICTURE OF THE DAY



Enjoying a Break from Editorial
Acclaimed author Zoraida Cordova (l.), writing as Zoey Castile, met up with her editor, Norma Perez, at the Kensington BookExpo party to chat about her upcoming 'Magic Mike'–inspired romance series, Happy Endings.

Photo: Morgan Elwell



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