Monday, 19 March 2018

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PW Daily: Breaking book business, bookselling and author news, bestsellers lists and publishing deals.
New York Rights Fair 2018
Sudden Exec Shake-Up at AWP Leaves Questions, Anger
Hours after AWP18 wound down last week, the literary organization's board of trustees severed ties with its longtime executive director, David Fenza. The move has angered a number of former board members and others within the literary community. more »
Who Should Lead ALA?
The American Library Association is facing significant financial challenges. The Trump administration wants to gut federal support for libraries. And librarians are fighting over whether our next executive director should be required to have a MLS degree. more »
Feminist Presses Are Seizing the Moment
Sales from three of the largest feminist presses have surged in recent years, and publishers are feeling optimistic about the future. more »
Listen to Steve Berry's 'The Bishop's Pawn'
The Bishop's Pawn is Steve Berry's newest thrilling audiobook starring Cotton Malone, who uncovers the truth behind what happened on the day of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s assassination. This Writer's Cut edition includes behind-the-scenes commentary from Steve Berry and is read by the critically acclaimed and award-winning narrator Scott Brick. (Sponsored) Enter Here! »
Daughter in Retrograde: A Memoir by Courtney Kersten
 
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JOB MOVES
Kate Farrell has been named director of PR and marketing at Familius, and can be contacted at kfarrell@familius.com.
Nicole Passage has been promoted to v-p and executive managing editor at Open Road Integrated Media.
Sarah Janet has been promoted to Executive Director, Marketing Analytics at Open Road Integrated Media.
IN THIS WEEK'S MAGAZINE
·         Ed Piskor's Marvel-ous New Book
Book Deals: Week of March 19, 2018
Little, Brown nabs a debut by an assistant professor at the University of Chicago, Atria invests in a domestic suspense novel, and more in this week's notable book deals. more » »
This Week's Bestsellers: March 19, 2018
Madeleine L’Engle has the #1 and #7 book in the country with the conventional and tie-in editions of ‘A Wrinkle in Time.’Two ‘Today’ hosts have books debuting on our lists, and a novel related to ‘The Shape of Water’ debuts just after the movie’s Oscar win. more » »
PW's Latest Starred Reviews
Check out the starred reviews of titles including 'The Gunners,' 'Stuck in the Stone Age,' 'The Tale of Angelino Brown,' and more. more » »
Call for Information: Business Books
Deadline: March 26. For this feature, we’d like to hear about books addressing various aspects of working life, such as leadership and management, climbing the corporate ladder, negotiating, entrepreneurship, and surviving in the gig economy. Pub. dates: June–December 2018. New titles only, please; no reprints. Please email pitches and links to artwork to features@publishersweekly.com and put “Call for Info: Business Books” in the subject line. more » »
News Briefs

Anne Twomey Will Join Celadon Books as Creative Director
Twomey was formerly v-p and creative director of Grand Central Publishing, and, before that, executive art director at SMP, and begins in the position on April 2. more » »
Viola Davis Comes to BookExpo
The actress joins the Children's Book and Author Breakfast as its final speaker. more » »
THE ROUNDUP
 
An Indian Children's Book Praised Hitler: An Indian publisher is under fire for including Hitler in a list of world leaders "who will inspire you."
James Comey’s Book Pre-Orders Soar: The former FBI director’s yet-to-be-released book was #2 on Amazon’s list Sunday following Trump's attacks on Twitter.
Looking for the Right Woman: The 'Paris Review' is seeking its next editor following the dismissal of Lorin Stein—and nearly all the candidates are women.
Authors Hit Back at Will Self: Writers have hit back at the novelist's assertion that the novel is "doomed to become a marginal cultural form."
Spring's Essential Crime Podcasts: Twelve true-crime podcasts to feed a mystery and thriller fan's obsession.
PW Bestsellers

Hardcover Fiction Bestseller List
'The Great Alone' by Kristin Hannah is once again the #1 bestseller on PW's adult hardcover fiction bestseller list. See the full list » »
REVIEW OF THE DAY

'Aetherial Worlds' by Tatyana Tolstaya and translated by Anya Migdal
"These uniformly masterful stories from Tolstaya reject any attempt at easy categorization, resulting in a profound, surprising, and rich experience. more » »
SHELFTALKER

Being Seen Is Marvelous
Leslie Hawkins
A moving tale from the graphic novel section of Spellbound Children’s Bookshop.



PICTURE OF THE DAY

Doctorow Fellowship Awarded at NYU
Last Thursday, at the NYU Lillian Vernon Creative Writers House, the NYU Writers Center celebrated the Axinn Fellowships at NYU—one of which is named for E.L. Doctorow, who taught there for many years. Doctorow’s wife, Helen, was in attendance, along with his longtime Random House editor Kate Medina, Darin Strauss, Jonathan Safran Foer, and others. Pictured here (from l. to r.): Strauss; Deborah Landau, director of the Creative Writing Program NYU); Mary Elizabeth Dubois, 2017 Axinn/Doctorow Fellowship Recipient; Helen Doctorow; Phillip Brian Harper, dean of NYU's Graduate School of Arts and Science; Isabella Hammad, 2016-2017 Axinn Foundation Writer-in-Residence; Amir Ahmadi Arian, 2016 Axinn/Doctorow Fellowship Recipient; Medina; Leo Guthart, a trustee with the Axinn Foundation; and Foer.

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We asked agents and scouts attending this year’s Bologna Children’s Book Fair to tell us about trends they are seeing in books for young readers, both in content and international demand. more



The American Library Association is facing significant financial challenges. The Trump administration wants to gut federal support for libraries. And librarians are fighting over whether the next executive director should be required to have a MLS degree. more



Over the past three years, the new owners of New York City's iconic bookstore have perfected their mix of café, books, and book machine. This summer they will expand the Shakespeare concept to Philadelphia with two more Manhattan locations to open later in the year. more



While there are only a handful of feminist bookstores in the U.S., several of them report that the perfect storm of Donald Trump’s 2016 election and the #MeToo movement have reinvigorated their businesses. more


New York Rights Fair 2018


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The Week in Libraries: March 16, 2018
Among this week's headline: National Geographic owns up to its 'racist' past; Alexie declines the Carnegie Medal; and a library director faces online harassment after a speech on diversity. more


Who Should Lead ALA?
The American Library Association is facing significant financial challenges. The Trump administration wants to gut federal support for libraries. And librarians are fighting over whether our next executive director should be required to have a MLS degree. more

PW KidsCast: A Conversation with Ryan T. Higgins

New Books and More

Alexie Declines Literary Award; Paperback Release Postponed
Amid a growing number of allegations of sexual misconduct, Sherman Alexie has declined the 2018 Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Nonfiction. more


New Kids' and YA Books: Week of March 19, 2018
Among the books hitting shelves next week are an illustrated story about shoes gone missing in the jungle, a middle grade mystery that grapples with good and evil, and a YA novel about twin brothers navigating race issues. more


PW Picks: Books of the Week, March 19, 2018
This week: Tatyana Tolstaya's exceptional new story collection, plus American dreams in Chinatown. more



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·  Guilford Publications is seeking a new Account Manager: International and Special Markets

·  The Quarto Group is seeking a new Acquisitions Editor
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Man-bear love in Saddam Hussein's romance novel, Vladimir Putin's judo manual, and more. more


PW Picks: Books of the Week, March 19, 2018
This week: Tatyana Tolstaya's exceptional new story collection, plus American dreams in Chinatown. more


Heroes Come in All Sizes
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The Big Books of Spring 2018
Over 50 titles across all categories. more


A Novelist's Poetic License With the Past
An author contemplates the obligation to be historically accurate when writing a novel. more



PW KidsCast: A Conversation with Ryan T. Higgins

How a Novel Gets Edited
Nafkote Tamirat, author of the debut novel 'The Parking Lot Attendant,' talks with her editor, Caroline Zancan, about the editing process. more





PW Select | Promote your self published books.

More New Books
'Tangerine' by Christine Mangan, and other books publishing next week. more


PW Radio: Anna Badkhen
Author Anna Badkhen discusses her new book, 'Fisherman’s Blues: A West African Community at Sea.' Listen

PW Children's Bookshelf: Breaking children's and YA publishing news, author interviews, bestsellers lists and reviews.
When Paul Met Artie by G. Neri
Bologna Preview
Bologna 2018:
Big Bold Moves

The Bologna Children’s Book Fair, which will run from March 26 to 29, is updating its facilities and reaching out to new audiences—including, for the first time, booksellers. This year’s fair will have more than 1,300 exhibitors, with China as the guest of honor. more
Trends to Watch
In Bologna

We asked agents and scouts attending this year’s Bologna Children’s Book Fair to tell us about trends they are seeing in books for young readers, both in content and international demand. more
This Bridge Will Not Be Gray by Dave Eggers
Book News
'Things We Haven’t Said'
Raises Awareness of Sexual Abuse

A new anthology, edited by YA author Erin E. Moulton, illuminates the personal stories of survivors of sexual violence and aims to give hope to young people who have experienced similar abuse. “I want this book to help them learn the right language, identify what is happening, and know how to find help," Moulton said. more
Basketball Superstar Elena Delle Donne Has Much to Say About Youth Sports
Before being picked second overall in the WNBA draft in 2013, and winning the league’s MVP Award in 2015, Elena Delle Donne was probably best known for the time she walked away from a full scholarship at the University of Connecticut. We spoke with Donne about her difficult path to success, and her two new books for young readers. more
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Bestselling author Ricki Carroll—known as the Cheese Queen—and her daughter, Sarah Carroll, bring cheese-making right into the kitchen with Say Cheese! Step-by-step photos lead kids ages 8–12 through the cheese making process, then teach them how to make 12 classic favorites, including mozzarella, feta, ricotta, and this queso blanco! WATCH NOW ►
Wizard for Hire by Obert Skye
In the News
2018 Carle Honors Announced
The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art has revealed the recipients of this year's Carle Honors. The ceremony will take place in New York City on September 27, hosted by author and publisher Andrea Davis Pinkney. more
Canadian Report
News from the North: March 2018
In this roundup of Canadian children’s publishing news: a longtime social justice book publisher tells her family story; a compendium of tales profiles trail-blazing women; an Eisner Award-winning team delivers a new graphic novel; and a YA novel delves into the Indigenous youth suicide crisis. more
Q & A
Siobhan Vivian
For her new YA novel, Stay Sweet, Vivian serves up a blend of feminism, friendship, romance, and ice cream. In the book, 17-year-old Amelia, Head Girl at the all-female-run Meade Creamery, finds her passion while navigating relationships and trying to emulate the ice cream stand’s founder, Molly Meade. We spoke with Vivian about the tasty research she did for the book, and how her path to writing partly inspired the story.

Q: How are you describing the book to people?

A: To me, it’s a story about a girl falling in love with work, falling in love with the thing she wants to do. It kind of mimics my own experience discovering creative writing, feeling really adrift and then finding this thing that doesn’t feel like work in the way that I always thought work was supposed to feel. It felt just wonderful. more
Out Next Week
Hot Off the Presses:
Week of March 19, 2018

Among the books hitting shelves next week are an illustrated story about shoes gone missing in the jungle, a middle grade mystery that grapples with good and evil, and a YA novel about twin brothers navigating race issues. more
In Brief

In Brief: March 15, 2018
This week, Don Tate promotes a picture book art exhibition; Tahereh Mafi and Ransom Riggs share a stage; Mo O’Hara tours for her new middle grade series; and author Grace Byers delivers an empowering message to girls. more
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Rights Report
Maggie Lehrman at Amulet has acquired world English rights to the tentatively titled The Last Year of James and Kat by Amy Spalding (The Summer of Jordi Perez and Kissing Ted Callahan). Loosely based on the structure of the musical The Last Five Years, the YA novel details in alternating timelines one of the most crushing breakups of a teenager's life: that of childhood best friends. The book will be published in spring 2020; Kate Testerman at KT Literary negotiated the deal.
Karen Chaplin at HarperTeen has bought Jessica Rubinkowski's The Bright and the Pale, a YA fantasy debut pitched as The Bear and the Nightingale meets Shadow and Bone. Inspired by Russian folklore, the novel follows orphan Valeria, one of the only survivors of a magical happening that trapped her entire mining town in a sheet of unbreakable ice. When her best friend is kidnapped, she leads a team of cutthroats and thieves on an expedition to the very mountain that claimed her family, where something sinister slumbers. Publication is scheduled for 2020; Sarah Landis at Sterling Lord Literistic did the two-book deal for world English rights.
Ashley Wyrick at Flux has acquired world rights to Meredith Tate's YA fantasy, The Red Labyrinth. Seventeen-year-old Zadie is forced to team up with a powerful villain to navigate a deadly enchanted labyrinth and save her best (and only) friend: the town hero. Publication is set for spring 2019; the author represented herself.
Christian Trimmer and Brian Geffen at Holt have bought the first middle-grade series developed by Toronto-based IP studio Wasabi Entertainment, for world English rights, in a six-figure preempt. The Thieves of Weirdwood, inspired by Wasabi's interactive story app Weirdwood Manor, follows the adventures of a pair of young pickpockets who stumble into a twisted and magical storybook world. The series will be written by Christian McKay Heidicker, writing as William Shivering. Publication is slated for spring 2019; John Cusick at Folio Jr./Folio Literary Management represented Christian McKay Heidicker and Wasabi.
Kelsey Horton at Delacorte has acquired Amelia Fang and the Barbaric Ball and Amelia Fang and the Unicorn Lords, book one and two in Laura Ellen Anderson's illustrated middle grade series. The books feature a vampire girl who lives in the world of Nocturnia, where darkness reigns supreme, glitter is terrifying, and unicorns are the stuff of nightmares. Publication is planned for summer 2019; Tracy Phillips at Egmont handled the deal for North American rights.
Annie Berger at Sourcebooks has bought Rebecca Behrens's next two middle grade novels: In Case of Emergency and a second untitled standalone book. In Case of Emergency features a 12-year-old girl who is babysitting her neighbors in a semi-rural neighborhood on an island off the Seattle coast, when an earthquake knocks out the power grid and leaves them stranded and disconnected from the mainland. Publication is set for fall 2019; Suzie Townsend at New Leaf Literary & Media brokered the deal for world English rights.
Taylor Norman at Chronicle has acquired world English rights to Jon Scieszka's (l.) AstroNUTS, a new chapter book series about a secret, super-powered animal squad built by NASA to search the universe for an alternative habitable planet. The books will be illustrated in a graphic novel/field guide format, using artworks from Amsterdam's Rijksmuseum and original art by Steven Weinberg. The first book is scheduled for fall 2019; Steven Malk at Writers House represented the author, and Marcia Wernick of Wernick & Pratt represented the illustrator.
Emily Feinberg at Roaring Brook has bought world rights to Red Rover, a picture book by debut author Richard Ho, offering a Mars'-eye view of Curiosity, the research vehicle currently roving the red planet. Sibert Honor winner Katherine Roy (Neighborhood Sharks, How to Be an Elephant) will illustrate; publication is slated for fall 2019. Emily Mitchell at Wernick & Pratt represented the author, and Stephen Barr at Writers House represented the illustrator.
Rotem Moscovich at Disney-Hyperion has bought Love, Sophia on the Moon, a picture book by Anica Mrose Rissi (l.), author of the Anna, Banana series and The Teacher's Pet. In the story, Sophia writes letters threatening to run away to "the moon" to avoid being in trouble on Earth, and her mother writes back. Tea with Oliver author-illustrator Mika Song will illustrate; publication is set for summer 2020. Meredith Kaffel Simonoff at DeFiore and Company represented the author, and Erica Rand Silverman at Stimola Literary Studio represented the artist.
Julia Maguire at Knopf has acquired world rights to From Ed's to Ned's by Gideon Sterer, illustrated by Lucy Ruth Cummins, a picture book about a group of industrious kids making their way from house to house by unique and innovative means. Publication is scheduled for summer 2020; Stephen Barr at Writers House represented the author, and Emily van Beek at Folio Jr./Folio Literary represented the illustrator.
Sailaja N. Joshi at Bharat Babies has bought Super Satya Saves the Day by Raakhee Mirchandani, former managing editor of the New York Daily News and editor-in-chief of Dow Jones's Moneyish. The book introduces an Indian-American girl who takes on daily challenges like a superhero, helping friends along the way. Former Disney Press designer Tim Palin will illustrate. Publication is slated for fall 2018; Liza Fleissig at the Liza Royce Agency brokered the deal for world English rights.
Nina Kooij at Pelican has acquired Heather Macht's picture book, Rex the…We-Don't-Know, in which a trip to the animal shelter lands a family a one-of-a-kind pet named Rex with fluffy green fur, a long and curly tail, and a white sparkly horn on his forehead. Chase Jensen will illustrate; publication is planned for 2019. Adria Goetz at Martin Literary Management negotiated the deal for world rights.
To see all of this week's deals, click here.
IN THE MEDIA
From the Bookseller:
Sarah Pakenham launches a picture book business in the U.K., called Scallywag Press. Click here
From the Bookseller:
Walker dominates Carnegie and Greenaway shortlists. Click here
From School Library Journal:
The 2018 National Book Awards judges are named. Click here
From BuzzFeed:
The Love, Simon Cast Hit the Red Carpet. Click here
From School Library Journal:
A Conversation with Juana Martinez-Neal. Click here
From School Library Journal:
Putting Black Girls Front and Center: 5 YA Nonfiction Reads. Click here
From Electric Literature:
Why We Still Need Aunt Beast.
Click here
From the New York Times:
Harper Lee estate sues over Aaron Sorkin's Broadway version of To Kill a Mockingbird. Click here
From People:
Viola Davis Writes Sequel to Kids' Classic Corduroy. Click here
From YALSA:
2018 Teen Read Week theme is announced. Click here
From 100 Scope Notes:
2018 Books from Newbery Medal/Honor Winners. Click here
From Book Riot:
Celebrating the Life and Work of Virginia Hamilton. Click here
From Brightly:
12 Kid-Approved Middle Grade Books That Tackle Mental Health. Click here
From Book Riot:
Stunning Harry Potter Cakes for All Potterheads. Click here
SHELFTALKER
No long-awaited book has brought the focus on an author’s relationship to his readers more.
A musical look at a week in the life of a children’s bookstore.
When books and customers collide in unusual ways.
more »

Kenny Brechner
The Art of Comping
Creating comps on Edelweiss is an under-appreciated art form.
FEATURED REVIEWS
Night Out
Daniel Miyares. Random/Schwartz & Wade, $17.99 (40p) ISBN 978-1-5247-6572-9

In a forbidding boarding school, a boy eats alone. In the dormitory, he lies awake while the other students sleep. One night, his pet turtle escapes, leaving an invitation behind. The boy reads it, clambers out the window, and finds his turtle, who has grown large and carries the boy to a party hosted by animals who welcome him with cake and music. Keeping the text minimal, Miyares concentrates on developing quiet visual drama. more
The Itchy Book!
LeUyen Pham. Disney-Hyperion, $9.99 (64p) ISBN 978-1-368-005647

Behind the giggles offered by this easy reader in the Elephant and Piggie Like Reading line, a provocative question lurks: do those with authority really know what’s going on? Words carved into a stone catch the attention of a bespectacled dinosaur, who reads them aloud: “Dinosaurs do not scratch.” As a parade of itchy dinosaurs appear, the dinosaur with glasses cites the rule. “Tough dinosaurs do not scratch!” he exhorts. more
The Penderwicks at Last
Jeanne Birdsall. Knopf, $16.99 (304p) ISBN 978-0-385-75566-5

In this final installment of Birdsall’s Penderwicks series, the lovable, uniquely talented family returns to the setting of the first novel, Arundel, where oldest daughter Rosalind is to be wed to her boyfriend. Youngest daughter Lydia, now age 11, was not yet born when the rest of the clan visited there 15 years ago, but she’s heard about its wonders and is thrilled to arrive early to help with preparations. Full of reunions, fond remembrances of good times, and developments of new friendships, the novel provides closure, and at the same time opens the door to new possibilities. more
We Are All That's Left
Carrie Arcos. Philomel, $17.99 (400p) ISBN 978-0-399-17554-1

Arcos depicts the horrors of the 1990s Bosnian conflict in this powerful novel that juxtaposes images of the war against a fictionalized terrorist attack in Rhode Island. The story begins in the present day with teenage Zara bemoaning the fact that she feels distant from her mother, Nadja. Zara knows that Nadja was a victim of the Bosnian war, but many questions remain unanswered. Then Zara experiences a trauma firsthand. more
The Gone Away Place
Christopher Barzak. Knopf, $17.99 (304p) ISBN 978-0-399-55609-8

Barzak shows his expertise in conjuring a palpable sense of otherworldliness in this sad and eerie tale. Following a fight with her boyfriend, Noah, high school senior Ellie Frame decides to skip school to go to the lighthouse, a town landmark and popular refuge for teens. Here, she witnesses a succession of tornadoes that flatten much of the town and kill 150 people, including her three best friends and Noah. more
The Handsome Girl & Her Beautiful Boy
B.T. Gottfred. Holt, $17.99 (432p) ISBN 978-1-62779-852-5

All their classmates think that Zee is a lesbian and Art is gay. However, Zee likes boys, and Art likes girls (at least, they are pretty sure). Soon after meeting, they fall for each other. In this big-hearted novel, Gottfred explores the fluidity of gender and sexuality, including questions about what makes a person straight, gay, or bisexual; the confusion that liking both girls and boys can provoke in a teen; and the many nuances of attraction. more
TALES FROM THE SLUSH PILE
March 15, 2018

Feminist Baby Finds Her Voice!
Jabberwalking by Juan Felipe Herrera Book Trailer
Me, Frida, and the Secret of the Peacock Ring
PW KidsCast: A Conversation with Ryan T. Higgins
In the Winners' Circle
Author and Scholastic editorial director David Levithan has won the Chicago Tribune Young Adult Literary Award. The award will be presented on June 9 at the 2018 Printers Row Lit Fest. For more information, click here.
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National Book Awards Judges Announced; Submission Process Opens
The National Book Foundation has announced the names of the 25 judges that will determine the lists of nominees for the 2018 National Book Awards. more »
S&S Shuts Crimson Romance
The digital imprint, acquired as part of Simon & Schuster’s purchase Adams Media in 2016, is being closed, the publisher said, due to “changing consumer reading habits." more »
Stephen Hawking's Books Inspired Scientists, Christian Apologists
Groundbreaking physicist Stephen Hawking, who died March 14, knocked God out of his universe in his books -- and Christian apologists put the creator right back in theirs. more »
Helping Children Embrace All The Colors of Their Heritage
Marvelous Maravilloso is a story about what color means within the dynamics of race, ethnicity, and culture. This sweet, simple story celebrates the colors of the world and the colors of the people in a multiethnic family—all of which make the world beautiful and unique. (Sponsored) Learn More »
London Book Fair 2018
 
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JOB MOVES
Steven Wallace formerly Business Development Manager at New Leaf Distributing, has joined University of Georgia Press as Director of Marketing and Sales and can be contacted at smwallace@uga.edu.
Elle Drumheller has joined Westminster John Knox Press as Marketing Product Manager.
Natalie Smith has joined Westminster John Knox Press as Marketing Product Manager and can be contacted at Nsmith@presbypub.com.
Melissa Edwards is launching MLE Consulting LLC, a publishing contract service for literary agents and authors, in addition to her role as a Stonesong literary agent, at http://melissaedwardsesq.com and can be contacted at melissa@melissaedwardsesq.com.
Amy Einhorn is being promoted to executive vice president and publisher at Flatiron Books.
Ted Dekker’s New Series Questions Reality — Again
With "The 49th Mystic," Ted Dekker is back in the Circle universe, the setting of his earlier bestselling series of novels, where spiritual reality contests with physical reality. more » »
News Briefs

Tracey Behar Unveils New Imprint Name
After being named v-p, publisher and editor-in-chief of a new Little, Brown imprint in late 2017, Tracey Behar has announced it will be called Little, Brown Spark, and will debut in fall 2018. more » »
Meredith Mundy Named Exec Editor at Abrams Children’s
Mundy has been named executive editor of the Appleseed imprint at Abrams Children’s Books. more » »
BOOKSTORE NEWS
 
Curator Adds Bookstore to Ohio Gallery: An art curator in Columbus has opened a tiny bookstore inside his gallery selling books related to the exhibits.
China Promotes Books in Foreign Stores: As part of a campaign to promote culture, a new "China Bookshelf" has been added to Nezih bookstore in Istanbul, Turkey.
Philly Architecture Bookstore to Close: After 43 years in business, the AIA Bookstore in Philadelphia closes this weekend.
Boise Bookseller Closing Up Shop: Trip Taylor Bookseller, a used bookstore in Boise, Idaho, is closing after 13 years in business.
Connecticut Store Launches on Indiegogo: Two would-be booksellers are using Indiegogo to try to fund a new bookstore in suburban Hartford, Conn.
THE ROUNDUP
 
The Mooch Has a Book Deal: Anthony Scaramucci, who was a member of President Trump's White House for just 10 days, sold a book to Hachette's Center Street imprint. (His initial proposal, a tell-all, reportedly received 39 rejections.)
'Columbine' Author on Student Protests: Dave Cullen, author of the nonfiction book 'Columbine,' explains the genesis of Wednesday's national student protest against gun violence in 'Vanity Fair.'
The Fight Over 'Mockingbird' on B'way: Harper Lee's estate is suing the creators of the forthcoming Broadway adaptation of 'To Kill a Mockingbird,' claiming the play does not adhere closely enough to its source material.
How a Literary Professional Packs: What's the best way to pack your reading materials? A "professional book aficionado" explains in the 'Chicago Tribune.'
Director Options Reporter's Book: Terry George ('In the Name of the Father') has optioned journalist Deborah Campbell’s 2016 book 'A Disappearance in Damascus' (Knopf), about her undercover reporting on Iraqi refugees in Syria.
PW Bestsellers

Trade Paperback Bestseller List
'Small Great Things' by Jodi Picoult is, for another week, the #1 title on PW's trade paperback bestseller list. See the full list » »
PW DAILY REVIEW OF THE DAY

'Fisherman's Blues' by Anna Badkhen
"Journalist Badkhen (Walking with Abel) delivers an evocative, hauntingly beautiful narrative of life in Joal, a fishing village in Senegal." Read more » »
SHELFTALKER
No long-awaited book has brought the focus on an author’s relationship to his readers more.



PICTURE OF THE DAY

Clayton, Adeyemi Hit NoVa Teen
Nearly 1,000 YA fans descended upon Washington-Lee High School in Arlington, Va., on Saturday to attend the 5th Annual NoVa Teen Book Festival, hosted by One More Page Books in partnership with Arlington Public Library, Fairfax County Public Library, George Mason University’s Fall for the Book, Arlington County Public Schools, Loudoun County Public Library, and other area public library and school systems. Pictured here, at the event, are authors Dhonielle Clayton and Toni Adeyemi.
Photo: Rosalinda Dauval

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New York Rights Fair 2018
Silber, FitzGerald, Long Soldier Among NBCC Winners
Joan Silber won the fiction prize, Frances Fitzgerald won the nonfiction award, Layli Long Soldier won the poetry award and John McPhee was awarded the Ivan Sandrof Lifetime Achievement Award at the NBCC's award ceremony. more »
Crown Makes Moves to Integrate Rodale
Following the January purchase of Rodale Books, Crown has hired five former Rodale employees and named Diana Baroni v-p, associate publisher and editorial director of Harmony and Rodale. more »
Trends to Watch in Bologna
We asked agents and scouts attending this year’s Bologna Children’s Book Fair to tell us about trends they are seeing in books for young readers, both in content and international demand. more »
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In a beach town overrun with vacationers and socialites, one woman goes to extreme lengths when the life she loves is upended. From bestselling author Judy Blundell comes the ultimate summer read. All about money, class, and family, THE HIGH SEASON is “like a cold martini on a hot summer night,” says Janelle Brown. THE HIGH SEASON will release on May 22nd. Learn More »
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Rosie Gutmann has been promoted to design manager and designer at Page Street Publishing and can be contacted at rosieg@pagestreetpublishing.com.
Kate Thompson has been promoted to director at Wisconsin Historical Society Press and can be contacted at kate.thompson@wisconsinhistory.org.
2018 Carle Honors Announced
The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art has revealed the recipients of this year's Carle Honors. The ceremony will take place in New York City on September 27, hosted by Andrea Davis Pinkney. more » »
'Things We Haven’t Said' Raises Awareness of Sexual Abuse
A new anthology, edited by YA author Erin E. Moulton, illuminates the personal stories of survivors of sexual violence and aims to give hope to young people who have experienced similar abuse. more » »
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Author Anna Badkhen discusses her new book, 'Fisherman’s Blues: A West African Community at Sea.' PW senior editor Mark Rotella reports on AWP, the conference of the Association of Writers & Writing Programs. more » »
BOOKSTORE NEWS
 
Used Bookstore Opening in Decatur, Ga.: Decatur, Ga. will soon be home to Second Read Books, a used bookstore, opening soon.
New North Carolina Bookstore Readies : Adventure Bound Books, a new bookstore, is opening in Morganton, N.C., this summer.
PNBA Issues Event Code of Conduct : The Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association has released a Code of Conduct for all its events.
The Texas Hill Country Gets a New Store: Book Haus, a used bookstore, is opening in New Braunfels, Texas.
THE ROUNDUP
 
Henry Leaving Nielsen Book: After two decades at Nielsen Book, Jo Henry, currently v-p of insight & analytics, is departing.
Why We're All Reading 'Up Lit': Hannah Beckerman, writing in 'The Guardian,' explains why uplifting fiction is the current literary trend.
Morgan Library Gifted Joyce Collection: An art dealer who, according to the 'New York Times,' has amassed "one of the foremost collections of work" by James Joyce, is donating it all to the New York City museum.
'Love, Simon' Scribe Talks Adaptation : Becky Albertalli talks to EW about the experience of seeing her YA novel turned into a movie.
Comey's Pub Fearful of Leaks: Faltiron Books, which acquired James Comey's book in the summer, is, according to 'Politico,' taking "extreme measures" to make sure its contents are kept under wraps.
PW Bestsellers

Top 10 Overall Bestseller List
With its movie adaptation just out in theaters, Madeleine L'Engle's 1962 sf novel, 'A Wrinkle in Time,' tops our overall list this week. See the full list » »
PW Daily Review of the Day

'Islandborn' by Junot Díaz, illus. by Leo Espinosa
"From its very first sentence, this first picture book from Díaz (The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao) is both beautifully nuanced and instantly comprehensible: 'Every kid in Lola’s school was from somewhere else.'" more » »
SHELFTALKER
Exploring the “Timeless” art of character and setting with Armand Baltazar and the Blanton Museum of Art.



PICTURE OF THE DAY

WNBA Star Talks 'Hoops' in Delaware
WNBA star and Olympic gold medalist Elena Delle Donne returned to her home state to visit the University of Delaware's College School, where she shared her two new books for young readers: 'My Shot,' a memoir, and 'Elle of the Ball,' the first title in a chapter book series called Hoops (both Simon & Schuster).


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Alexie Declines Literary Award; Paperback Release Postponed
Amid a growing number of allegations of sexual misconduct, Sherman Alexie has declined the 2018 ALA’s Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Nonfiction and asked his publisher to delay the paperback release of his memoir. more »
Shakespeare & Co. to Open Three Stores This Year
This summer the owners of the iconic NYC indie will expand the Shakespeare concept to Philadelphia, with two more Manhattan locations to open later in the year. more »
Trump Presidency Reinvigorates Feminist Bookstores
The country's handful of feminist bookstores say Donald Trump’s 2016 election and the subsequent #MeToo movement have reinvigorated their businesses. more »
He Has 12 Hours to Save Her
Enter to win an advanced reader copy of David Bell’s Somebody’s Daughter. Author Craig Johnson, of the Walt Longmire Mysteries (basis for the Netflix drama Longmire) calls Somebody’s Daughter “a psychological thriller that hits perilously close to home.” (Sponsored) Enter Here »
2018 BMI Management Conference
 
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Keely Platte and can be contacted at kplatte@keelyplattepr.com.
Morgan Amer has been promoted to Associate Sales Manager, Special Markets at Chronicle Books.
Samantha Steele has been promoted to Sales Manager, Special Markets at Chronicle Books.
Miriam Keil has been promoted to Sales Manager, Special Markets at Chronicle Books.

IN THIS WEEK'S MAGAZINE
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Kate DiCamillo Writes Companion Novel to 'Raymie Nightingale'
Newbery Medalist Kate DiCamillo's next novel for middle grade readers is a companion novel to her novel 'Raymie Nightingale.' The novel will be released on October 2. more » »
Book Deals: Week of March 12, 2018
Roaring Brook Gets Nerdy, Athletes and Musicians Get Deals, and more in this week’s notable book deals. more » »
This Week's Bestsellers: March 12, 2018
Journalist Michelle McNamara’s posthumously published true crime investigation, 'I’ll Be Gone in the Dark,’ debuts at #5 in hardcover fiction. Plus Hot for Food vlogger Lauren Toyota publishers her first cookbook, and playwright and screenwriter David Mamet returns with his first novel in two decades. more » »
PW's Latest Starred Reviews
Check out the starred reviews of titles including 'The Parking Lot Attendant,' 'Feast Days,' 'Exhibit Alexandra,' and more. more » »

News Briefs

Publishing Triangle’s 30th LGBTQ Lit Awards Set for April 26
The Publishing Triangle honors writers Sarah Schulman, and Sarah Perry, and literary agent Malaga Baldi and has announced the finalists for its 2017 LGBTQ literary awards for fiction and nonfiction. more » »

BOOKSTORE NEWS
 
California Bookstore Won't Serve Police: Hasta Muerte, a cafe and bookstore in Oakland, Calif., is refusing to serve police to maintain a "safe space."
The Last Days for a Colorado Bookstore: Woody’s Newsstand is the last bookstore in Greeley, Colo. and is closing at the end of the month after 81 years.
Mississippi Bookstore to Close in May: A drop in the local economy has led to the closing of Turning Pages Books and More in Natchez, Miss. after 18 years.
Carmel Bookstore Seeking a Buyer: River House Books in Carmel, Calif., is up for sale and will close at the end of the month if no buyer is found.
A Feminist Bookstore Grows in Brooklyn: Cafe Con Libros is an Afro-Latinx-owned feminist bookstore and coffee shop focuses on books by women of color.
THE ROUNDUP
 
'NYT' Profiles Treehouse Series Creator: The 'New York Times' profiles the bestselling Australian children's author.
Should Authors Control Their Own Legacy?: Many a great author has had directions for how their works should be handled after they die. But should they get a say?
On Writing Plath's Obit...55 Years Late: Anemona Hartocollis explains how she tackled her 'New York Times' obituary of Sylvia Plath, which was published 55 years after the author's death as part of the paper's new "Overlooked" series.
Is Stan Lee Under Attack?: The 95-year-old, who recently lost his wife, is "surrounded by charlatans and mountebanks," writes Mark Ebner at 'The Daily Beast."
Tackling the Door-Stoppers in a TBR Pile: 'Book Riot' offers five tips on how you can finally get cracking on the long books in your to-be-read shelf.

PW Bestsellers

Hardcover Fiction Bestseller List
'The Great Alone' by Kristin Hannah is once again the #1 bestseller on PW's adult hardcover fiction bestseller list. See the full list » »
REVIEW OF THE DAY

'Twisted Prey' by John Sandford
"At the start of bestseller Sandford’s thoroughly entertaining 28th novel featuring Lucas Davenport (after 2017’s Golden Prey), political consultant Cecily Whitehead is driving Porter Smalls, a former U.S. senator from Minnesota, back to Washington, D.C., from his cabin in West Virginia when a pickup truck plows into their vehicle, knocking it off the road down a steep hill." more » »

SHELFTALKER

The Art of Comping
Kenny Brechner
Creating comps on Edelweiss is an under-appreciated art form.




PICTURE OF THE DAY

WNBA Says #MeToo at PRH
At a Women's National Book Association Panel at Penguin Random House on March 8, publishing, media, and legal experts discussed how the #MeToo movement is affecting the publishing industry and how to protect yourself in the workplace. Pictured here (from l. to r.): Sunu Chandy, legal director of the National Women’s Law Center; Collier Meyerson, Knobler Fellow at the Nation Institute and investigative fellow at 'Reveal'; Paige McInerney, v-p of human resources at Penguin Random House; and moderator Rachel Deahl, news director at 'Publishers Weekly.'

Photo: John Maher

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