Thursday, 31 May 2018

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Before I post the latest Publishers Weekly newsletters for my followers to peruse, I would like to apologise to my followers for not knowing until the GDPR email mayhem that my blog, as it is run by Google, collects data on THEIR behalf. I did not know this and I personally have never collected data on any of my followers. You will have seen the notice that Google put on my blog on their behalf (that I had to click to say I have read and allowed on my blog) to say that this information is collected, but I want to make it clear that it is not collected by me, just the owners of the blog site that I use. I will be looking into finding a blog site that I can use that does not do this as I have sadly lost followers due to this. 

I would like to thank those followers that have stayed, I really appreciate this and I am sure you know that this is something out of my control as I have worked hard for over six years to build up a following that for some posts hits over 1000 reads a day. Thanks to this GDPR Google have caused me to go right back down to just over a 100 (on the days they put the notice up, it went right down to 37) which penalises both myself and my followers so that they can collect data. As soon as I source a blog site that will not do this, I will be changing and informing my followers as I, nor I suspect you, feel that it is right that this data is collected on my blog.

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New York Rights Fair 2018 | May 30-June 1
BookExpo 2018: Books Inspired by the Zeitgeist Create Buzz
At Wednesday's adult editors' buzz panel, three memoirs, two novels, and one true crime story that inspired the writing of one of the 20th century's most famous novels were introduced to an enthusiastic crowd of booksellers. more »
BookExpo 2018: Will Trump Make Copyright Great Again?
At a BookExpo panel on Wednesday, a trio of “copyright heavyweights” agreed that when it comes to copyright policy, the publishing industry stands with Trump. “The Obama administration was not kind to copyright,” said Keith Kupferschmid, CEO of the Copyright Alliance, adding that under Trump, “the whole environment has changed." more »
NYRF 2018: Panelists Share Blockbuster Secrets
At the New York Rights Fair, panelists shattered the old publishing myth that American publishers ignore foreign books, highlighting campaigns that made foreign books successful in the United States. more »
'50 Years Later' His Legacy Lives On
Kerry Kennedy, daughter of Robert F. Kennedy, shares personal remembrances of her father and through conversations with prominent leaders explores the influence that RFK continues to have on the issues at the heart of America’s identity. Contributors include: Barack Obama, Bill Clinton, Joe Biden, Al Gore, Alfred Woodard, Dolores Huerta, Gloria Steinem, John Lewis, and many more. (Sponsored) Get Your Copy Today »
The Paternity Test: A Novel by Michael Lowenthal

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NYRF 2018: Exporting Scandinavian Storytelling
At the New York Rights Fair, panelists explored the proud tradition of Scandinavian crime fiction and its ongoing evolution. more » »
BookExpo 2018: Quirk Adds Graphic Novels to Its Mix
Quirk began publishing graphic novels this May and the indie publisher has plans to steadily add more books in formats over the next few years. more » »
BookExpo 2018: Macmillan Kids' Imprint, Odd Dot, Makes Its Debut
Macmillan Children's Publishing Group announced at BookExpo this morning 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 » »
BookExpo 2018: IPS Starts Translation Campaign
At BookExpo, Ingram Publishers Services is introducing a seven-month-long promotion to encourage booksellers to sell more books in translation. more » »
Win a Copy of 'Just a Breath Away'
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News Briefs

Other Press to Publish Éric Vuillard
The author's 'The Order of the Day' won the Prix Goncourt, France's most prestigious literary prize, last year. more » »

Owning Print Is Different: Researchers have found that the psychological experience of owning an e-book is significantly different from that of owning a print book.
Chuck Palahniuk Is 'Close to Broke': In a blog post, the 'Fight Club' author said his income has dwindled due to the embezzlement of his literary agency.
A Hip Hop Star Turned Novelist: A profile of Gaël Faye, a French-Rwandan rapper who hails from Burundi, and whose debut novel, 'Small Country,' made waves in France.
Hey, Audible: Don't Ape Amazon Books: Audible is getting even deeper into the theater producing business—but it shouldn't be taking its cues from its bookselling sister.
The Ultimate Summer Books Preview: In which Literary Hub analyzes 28 separate "best books" lists for this summer and tallies up the most-mentioned titles.
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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 » »

'Planet Funny: How Comedy Took Over Our Culture' by Ken Jennings
"Jennings’s remarkable research and clever hand make an impressive and highly entertaining work that pop culture enthusiasts will not want to miss." Read more » »
Penguin Young Readers’ newest imprint presents itself at a terrific Meet the Editors session.


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The Mighty Chewbacca in the Forest of Fear
Welcome to BookExpo!

Today kicks off a busy five days in New York City: BookExpo runs through Friday, as does the New York Rights Fair, and BookCon will take over the Javits Center this weekend. We’ve gathered some of our articles here to help you in your planning.
Children's Highlights at BookExpo
Here’s a look at some of the happenings at the show, from galley giveaways to all-star author panels and more.
BookExpo 2018: What's Happening on the Children’s Front
We’ve done some of the legwork for those eager to attend kids’ book-themed programs. Read on for a schedule of panels and stage events to help you navigate your way. more
Children’s Galleys to Grab
See our round-up of highlights from the coming season, including new works from many favorite and bestselling authors, to be showcased by publishers at this year’s show. more
BookExpo Panels: Manifestos for
Children’s Literacy

While BookExpo spotlights literary celebrities and blockbusters, at its very essence this annual gathering is a celebration of reading. Click through for a selection of literacy-focused programming at this year's show. more
Cece Loves Science by Kimberly Derting, Shelli R. Johannes
Children's Breakfast Preview
This year's Children’s Book & Author Breakfast, which will be hosted by actor and author Viola Davis on June 1, will bring together four children's book creators.
Jacqueline Woodson:
Two New Books and a Valuable Equation

This has been a whirlwind year for Woodson, who was appointed National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature in January and named the 2018 Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award laureate in March; she also has two new books coming in August. "I feel hopeful writing for young people,” she says. more
Meg Medina Revisits
Middle Grade

We spoke with Cuban-American writer and Pura Belpré Award winner Meg Medina about her new book, Merci Suárez Switches Gears, which is her first middle grade novel since her 2008 children’s debut, Milagros: Girl from Away. more
Dave Eggers:
Calling All Kid Citizens

A diverse cast of children transforms a lonely island into a community in What Can a Citizen Do?, the latest picture book collaboration from Dave Eggers and artist Shawn Harris. “I’ve always been obsessed with the idea of civics, and it has become increasingly evident in our democracy that we could use more learning in this area,” says Eggers. more
Yuyi Morales Shares Her Inspiring Immigration Story
A Caldecott Honor artist and five-time recipient of the Pura Belpré Award for Illustration, Yuyi Morales spoke with us about her most personal book to date: Dreamers is a picture-book memoir following Morales’s 1994 journey from her native Mexico to the San Francisco Bay Area with her infant son. more
Every Month Is a New Year: Celebrations Around the World by Marilyn Singer
Buzz Panels at BookExpo
YA Buzz Authors
Share Their Stories

On Thursday, the 2018 YA Buzz authors—all BookExpo first-timers, hailing from Ontario, Paris, Northern California, and Kansas City, Mo.—will take to the stage to talk about their forthcoming novels. more
Middle Grade Buzz Authors Share the Stories Behind Their Books
Five middle grade authors, whose books were selected for the Buzz Panel, will talk about their inspiration on Friday morning. more
New York Rights Fair
Adapting Kids' Books for Screens:
A Global Kids Connect Session
At New York Rights Fair 2018

The inaugural New York Rights Fair will take place concurrently with BookExpo, at the Metropolitan Pavilion in New York. Exhibitors can use their BookExpo badge to enter, and free shuttle buses will provide transportation between both shows. There's a panel of particular interest to the children’s industry on Friday morning, focusing on page-to-screen adaptations. more
BookCon 2018
From Wimpy Kid
To Bill Clinton

Young readers and teens will find a feast of programming at this year’s BookCon, which will be held immediately after BookExpo, on June 2 and 3. Read on for some of the highlights. more
Where Can You Find Your Favorite Authors at BookCon?
At BookCon, the stages and event rooms are chock-full of bestselling authors Saturday and Sunday—here’s a look at where to go to hear what they have to say. more
In the News
2018 Children’s and Teen Choice Book Award Winners Announced
The winners of the 2018 Children’s and Teen Choice Book Awards were announced today at BookExpo in New York City, in a ceremony hosted by children’s book creators Selina Alko and Sean Qualls. more
A Seussian Reading Challenge Begins
Random House Children's Books and Dr. Seuss Enterprises are holding the first annual Dr. Seuss's Word Challenge, to celebrate the release of Dr. Seuss’s 100 First Words and to help fight the summer slide. more
In Conversation
Minh Lê and Dan Santat
Author Minh Lê’s forthcoming picture book, Drawn Together, illustrated by Caldecott Medalist Dan Santat, explores the relationship between a Thai-speaking grandfather and his American grandson. We asked the author-illustrator duo to interview each other about the personal inspiration for the project, their experiences growing up within two cultures, and their collaborative process. more
Out Next Week
Hot Off the Presses:
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 KidsCast: Listen Now
Tomi Adeyemi, Wendy Mass, Rebecca Stead, Christopher Paul Curtis, Mac Barnett and Jon Klassen – listen to these and other top writers and artists discuss their new books for children and teens in the PW KidsCast podcast. Click here to listen.

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Rights Report
Julie Rosenberg at Razorbill has acquired, at auction, North American rights to a duology by Lora Beth Johnson. In the first book, Goddess in the Machine, when a girl wakes from a cryogenic sleep on a planet she doesn't recognize, she must team up with the mysterious soldier who woke her to navigate a future world where technology is considered magic and its practitioners revered as Deities. The first book is scheduled for summer 2020; Victoria Marini at Irene Goodman brokered the two-book deal.
Kieran Viola at Disney-Hyperion has acquired world English rights to Hood, Jenny Elder Moke's debut. The historical adventure novel reimagines the myth of Robin Hood through the eyes of his teenage daughter, Isabelle, as she navigates thieves and mercenaries, handsome young outlaws, and a ruthless king who wants her family dead. Publication is set for spring 2020; Elizabeth Bewley at Sterling Lord Literistic did the deal.
Stephanie Stein at HarperTeen has bought, in an exclusive submission, Aleksandra Ross's debut YA fantasy, Don't Call the Wolf. Inspired by Polish folklore, the novel follows an enchanted queen fighting to protect her forest from a legendary dragon. Half-human, half-animal, she fears no monsters—until she saves a dragon-slayer with secrets of his own and discovers just how dark the woods really are. Publication is slated for winter 2020; Brent Taylor at TriadaUS negotiated the deal for U.S., Canadian, and open market rights.
Emilia Rhodes at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt has bought Jacqueline Firkins's debut YA novel, tentatively titled Girl Undefined. In a modern take on Jane Austen's Mansfield Park, a 17-year-old girl wrestles with her unrequited crush on the boy next door while growing interested in the untrustworthy guy who is helping her stir up a little jealousy. The book is planned for fall 2019; Laura Bradford at Bradford Literary Agency brokered the deal for world English rights.
Heather Howland at Entangled Teen has acquired Victoria Scott's YA thriller, We Told Six Lies, in which 18-year-old Cobain's girlfriend vanishes, and he must sift through the memories and lies surrounding their turbulent relationship to find her before the police lock up their primary suspect—him. Publication is scheduled for March 2019; Sara Crowe at Pippin Properties negotiated the deal for world rights.
Nicole Otto at Macmillan/Imprint has preempted, in a two-book deal, Jessica Rinker's debut middle grade novel, The Dare Sisters, in a story billed as The Goonies meets Little Women, in which three sisters search for Blackbeard's missing treasure on Ocracoke Island to save their grandfather's good name and foil a scalawag who wants the treasure for himself. The first book is slated for publication in fall 2020, with the second to follow in fall 2021; Linda Epstein at Emerald City Literary did the deal for world English rights.
Emily Feinberg at Roaring Brook has bought Rebecca Jordan-Glum's debut picture book, tentatively titled Melt, about a group of compulsive Antarctic penguins that develop a disastrous love of campfires and discover the hard way that some things are meant to be shared. Publication is set for spring 2020; Erica Rand Silverman at Stimola Literary Studio handled the deal for world rights.
Lee Wade at Random House/Schwartz & Wade has acquired Lou Peacock (l.) and Christine Pym's Toby Is a Big Boy, a story of sibling rivalry, about a toddler's frustration over all the attention his baby sister is receiving. Publication is planned for summer 2019; Kate Wilson at Nosy Crow negotiated the deal for North American rights.
Alvina Ling at Little, Brown has bought world rights to E.B. White Award Honoree Richard T. Morris's Bear Came Along, illustrated by LeUyen Pham. The picture book is about a series of animals who didn't know just how much they needed each other until they find themselves together on a river adventure. Publication is scheduled for late spring 2019; Alice Tasman at Jean V. Naggar Literary Agency represented the author, and Linda Pratt at Wernick & Pratt Literary Agency represented the illustrator.
Margaret Anastas at HarperCollins has acquired Jory John's The Good Egg (l.), illustrated by Pete Oswald. The humorous picture book follow-up to The Bad Seed introduces an egg under so much self-imposed pressure to be good that it cracks, before making an important and life-changing realization. The book is slated to publish in winter 2019; Kirsten Hall at Catbird Productions did the deal for world rights.
Phoebe Yeh at Crown has bought Emily Easton's (l.) Enough!: 20 Protesters Who Changed America, illustrated by Ziyue Chen. The book introduces young readers to America's most influential protesters—from Sam Adams and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., to Jazz Jennings and the students from Parkland, Fla. Ryan Deitsch—a survivor of the Parkland school shooting—will provide a foreword. Publication is set for fall 2018; the author represented herself, and Mela Bolinao at MB Artists represented the illustrator in the deal for world rights.
Joy Peskin and Trisha de Guzman at Farrar, Straus and Giroux have acquired world rights to Danielle Cohen Joseph's picture book, Tap Tap, illustrated by Olivier Ganthier. The book follows a spirited boy who wants to ride the taxi-bus service, called a tap tap, in Haiti. Publication is planned for spring 2020; the author and the illustrator were unagented.
Andrea Welch at S&S/Beach Lane has bought world rights to How to Find a Bird by Jennifer Ward (l.) (Mama Built a Little Nest), illustrated by Diana Sudyka (Sometimes Rain). The picture book celebrates the many joyful ways of finding and observing birds in nature. Publication is scheduled for 2020; Stefanie Von Borstel at Full Circle Literary represented the author, and Andrea Morrison and Rebecca Sherman at Writers House represented the illustrator.
Julie Matysik at Running Press Kids has acquired world rights to Lynn Plourde's The Boy Whose Face Froze Like That, illustrated by Russ Cox. The picture book stars a straight-laced boy who makes a funny face in the mirror, only to discover the consequences of the age-old adage: “Your face will freeze like that!” Publication is set for fall 2019; Susan Cohen at Writers House represented the author, and Danielle Smith at Lupine Grove Creative represented the illustrator.
Kristine Enderle at Magination Press has bought world rights to Danielle Dufayet's (l.) picture book, Fantastic You!, illustrated by Jennifer Zivion. The book encourages children to treat themselves with love, forgiveness and compassion, just like they would a best friend. Publication is slated for fall 2019; Karen Grencik at Red Fox Literary represented the author, and Mela Bolinao at MB Artists represented the illustrator.
Asia Citro at Innovation Press has acquired world rights to Evelyn the Adventurous Entomologist: The True Story of a World-Traveling Bug Hunter by Christine Evans (l.), a picture book biography of British entomologist and STEM pioneer Evelyn Cheesman. Yasmin Imamura will illustrate; publication is planned for fall 2019. Elizabeth Bennett at the Jill Corcoran Literary Agency represented the author, and the illustrator represented herself.
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From the Guardian:
Former British children's laureate Michael Morpurgo reveals battle with cancer of the larynx. Click here
From Fast Company:
How YA author Jason Reynolds turned his adolescent anger into bestselling poetry. Click here
From the Horn Book:
"The Book That Changed My Life" series roundup. Click here
From the New York Times:
Young adult author Kelly deVos writes about the problem with body positivity. Click here
From Booklist:
Michael Cart remembers Richard Peck. Click here
From the Guardian:
Who betrayed Anne Frank? A new book claims to shed new light on the mystery. Click here
From Thrillist:
The New Winnie the Pooh Movie Trailer Is Giving Twitter a Lot of Feelings. Click here
From School Library Journal:
Teen Hopes First LitUp Festival Is Just the Beginning. Click here
From Curbed:
Public libraries offer teenagers space where no one tells them to sit up straight or be quiet. Click here
From Book Riot:
Brian Selznick and the Joy of Illustrated Reads. Click here
Advice for attending trade shows found in the pages of children’s literature.
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Elizabeth Bluemle
The Lighthouse Keeper
A round-up of favorite lighthouse books, in honor of becoming the lighthouse keeper of a bookstore.
Splashing into summer reading with a big blue puppet, a host of librarians, a bunch of booksellers, hundreds of eager readers, and 19 authors led by Kate DiCamillo.
Whether for the Amazon Echo or the DDG Docent, exclusive voice controlled stories are proven through testing to be an unmixed blessing.
The Crocodile and the Dentist
Taro Gomi. Chronicle, $16.99 (40p) ISBN 978-1-4521-7028-2

The phrase “two sides of the same coin” aptly describes this clever, skitlike story from Gomi. On the left side of every spread is a crocodile with a painful cavity who doesn’t want to see the dentist—but knows he has to. On the right side is a dentist who doesn’t want to treat the crocodile—but knows he has to. more
Presto & Zesto in Limboland
Arthur Yorinks and Maurice Sendak, illus. by Maurice Sendak. HarperCollins/di Capua, $18.95 (28p) ISBN 978-0-062-64465-7

In 1990, Maurice Sendak created 10 images for the performance of an orchestral suite of Czech nursery rhymes. Several years later, his friend and collaborator Yorinks proposed that they write a story to go with them. The images hold some of the irrational, dreamlike childhood fears that Sendak returned to throughout his life as an artist, but Yorinks’s broad humor makes the menace as easy to push aside as a theater curtain. It’s a joy to have another glimpse at Sendak’s magic. more
The Rough Patch
Brian Lies. Greenwillow, $17.99 (40p) ISBN 978-0-06-267127-1

Evan, a fox, and his beloved dog are always together. They drive in Evan’s red farm truck and play games, “But what they loved the most was working in Evan’s magnificent garden." Then, two terrible things happen: Evan’s dog dies and in his grief, Evan destroys his garden. The story of how Evan finds his way through his grief rings true, and Lies’s exquisitely drafted paintings will absorb readers as they trace Evan’s journey through mourning. more
Life According to Og the Frog
Betty G. Birney. Putnam, $16.99 (160p) ISBN 978-1-5247-3994-2

This sparkling offshoot of Birney’s Humphrey the hamster series reveals the Room 26 goings-on from the perspective of amphibian Og, a second classroom pet. The narrative leaps back in time to offer Og’s take on his arrival, and fans will find the affable frog a chirpy and perceptive raconteur. It's a heartening tale of cross-species friendship, change, and belonging. more
Toaff’s Way
Cynthia Voigt. Illus. by Sydney Hanson. Knopf, $16.99 (272p) ISBN 978-1-5247-6536-1

Fans of Voigt’s Davis Farm books will relish this newest animal adventure featuring Toaff, a gray squirrel whose curiosity gets him in trouble as much as it brings happy surprises. Spanning one year, Toaff’s story begins when the tree where he lives is uprooted during a winter storm. Not knowing where his family has fled, Toaff sets out to find a new place to live. more
Sea Witch
Sarah Henning. HarperCollins/Tegen, $17.99 (368p) ISBN 978-0-06-243877-5

Deftly transforming a fairy tale into a richly layered exploration of culture and relationships, Henning tells the origin story of the Sea Witch from Hans Christian Andersen’s “The Little Mermaid.” Sixteen-year-old Evie is a child of Havnestad, a Danish fishing town, and of the sea, but she also possesses a dark secret that could see her killed by her own people. more
May 30, 2018

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New York Rights Fair 2018 | May 30-June 1
To Our Readers
Because of BookExpo, we have one issue of Children's Bookshelf this week. We'll be back to our regular schedule next week!
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See You Again in Pyongyang: A Journey into Kim Jong Un's North Korea by Travis
B&N Boss Says More Bookstores the Better
Barnes & Noble is not in “mortal combat” with independent bookstores, B&N chairman Len Riggio says, and society is better off if both B&N and indies thrive in tandem. more »
Sales, Earnings Rose at Indigo in Fiscal 2018
Revenue at Indigo Books & Music rose 5.8%, to C$1.01 billion, and net earnings increased by a slightly lesser amount, rising 4.3%, to C$21.8 million, in the fiscal year ended March 31, 2018, over fiscal 2017. more »
Fiscal 2018 Earnings Jump 82% at Educational Development Corp.
Net earnings at Educational Development Corp. jumped 82% in the fiscal year ended February 28, 2018, over fiscal 2017, rising to $5.2 million. The big jump in profits came on a 6% increase in sales, with revenue reaching $112 million. more »
50 YEAR LATER His Legacy Lives On
Kerry Kennedy, daughter of Robert F. Kennedy, shares personal remembrances of her father and through conversations with prominent leaders explores the influence that RFK continues to have on the issues at the heart of America’s identity. Contributors include Barack Obama, Bill Clinton, Joe Biden, Al Gore, Alfred Woodard, Dolores Huerta, Gloria Steinem, John Lewis, and many more. (Sponsored) Get Your Copy Today »
New York Rights Fair 2018 | May 30-June 1

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Amazon Publishing Launches Collections
After introducing Amazon Original Stories last fall for short works of fiction and nonfiction, the digital imprint is adding a new line, Collections, which brings together one or more pieces of fiction and nonfiction from a single writer or a group of writers that are tied together thematically. Collections launches today with 'The Real Thing.' more » »
Crichton to Leave FSG at End of Year
Sarah Crichton will leave Farrar, Straus and Giroux at the end of 2018 to pursue other opportunities, the publisher said. Her imprint, Sarah Crichton Books/FSG, will continue publishing through December of 2019. more » »
Obituary: Gloria Weiner Dies at 89
Longtime bookseller Gloria Weiner died on Sunday, May 27. She was 89. more » »
iBooks Bestsellers: Stephen King's 'Outsider' Crowns the List
Stephen King, a man who is no stranger to the top of any bestseller list, saw 'The Outsider,' his latest, take the #1 spot in Apple's iBooks store last week. more » »

News Briefs

Juan Milà Valcárcel Named HarperOne Group Executive Editor
Valcárcel will be responsible for building the fiction list for the HarperOne Group, and will report directly to president and publisher Judith Curr. more » »

Indies, B&N Find Common Enemy: Today, Oren Teicher introduced Len Riggio at BookExpo—something unimaginable as of 20 years ago. But now, they share a threat: Amazon.
Diversity, Politics Likely Topics at BE: This year's BookExpo and BookCon will be showcases for diversity and for combinations and alliances new and old.
S.D. Officials Recover 'Poet's Table': Custer State Park officials have recovered furniture that was stolen from a popular Black Hills spot where hikers leave poems and other writing.
Tweedy Literary Fixture Gets Scrappy: The 'Times Literary Supplement' was founded in 1902. Its editor, 38-year-old ex-tabloid editor Stig Abell, was hired to usher it into a new era.
Famous Authors' First Published Stories: Read the debut published stories by 20 authors ranging from Jesmyn Ward to Mary Gaitskill to William Faulkner.
PW Bestsellers

Hardcover Nonfiction Bestseller List
'Magnolia Table' by Joanna Gaines and Marah Stets is the #1 title on PW's adult hardcover nonfiction bestseller list. See the full list » »
PW Daily Review of the Day

'Armand V' by Dag Solstad and translated by Steven T. Murray
"This unique, fascinating novel is composed of footnotes to a larger work that doesn’t exist." more » »
Advice for attending trade shows found in the pages of children’s literature.


Honoring Audiobook Narrators
Earlier this month, during a celebration and ceremony at the Newark Museum, Audible inducted the inaugural class of 20 narrators into its Narrator Hall of Fame, which recognizes the scope and depth of narrators’ talents as audiobook performers. Scott Brick, Alan Cumming, Jim Dale, and Barabara Rosenblat are among the first 20 inductees, who are all pictured here.

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Letter from the Publisher

Letter from Cevin - June 2018
Thousands and thousands of publishing professionals are here in the city for BookExpo and the New York Rights Fair. I’m excited because the shows complement each other and, together, strengthen the publishing industry. more » »
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Events Corner

Events Corner for June 2018
What's on the horizon for PW? Check out the upcoming schedule. You are welcome to join us wherever we are! Next up: New York Rights Fair and BookExpo! more » »
Highlights & Features

ALA Preview - New Orleans 2018
Drive traffic directly to your booth when you promote your offerings in PW’s ALA Preview issue! See you in the Big Easy! Issue date: June 18; reservations due: June 6. more » »
Fall 2018 Adult Announcements
It’s time to be planning for the big fall titles, and the PW Fall Adult Announcements issue is the best place to start. Fiction, nonfiction, self-help, lifestyle (including cookbooks) and much more are included... Issue: June 25; reservations: June 13. more » »
Digital Solutions in India Supplement 2018
If you do business in India, or if your company is based in India and you offer publisher or other digital services, this is the supplement where your core audience will take note. Issue date: July 2; reservations due: June 19. more » »
Children’s Flying Starts
Who are the next up-and-comers in children’s and YA publishing? Find out here with the new feature dedicated to children’s authors and illustrators who are capturing the imagination of the industry. Issue date: July 2; reservations due: June 20. more » »
Fall 2018 Audio Announcements
Have you heard about the boom in audio publishing? Let’s face it. Audiobook sales are soaring, and you can be a part of it. Last week, CEO Carolyn Reidy reported that S&S sales of digital audio jumped 43%... Issue date: July 2; reservations due June 20. more » »
Writers to Watch
This is a gem of a feature from PW that delves into the work of writers whose work deserves more attention. Often debut authors, this feature spotlights writers whose forthcoming books are worth a look. Issue: July 2; reservations: June 20. more » »
San Diego ComicCon Preview
The San Diego Comic Con is the daddy of them all. It’s an international show, and the original, with nearly 200,000 attendees (most in costume!). Issue date: July 9; reservations due: June 27. more » »
Fall 2018 Religion Announcements
The fall season is ripe for religion and spirituality buyers, because beginning with the Jewish High Holy Days through Christmas, there is an avid market for religious books. Issue date: July 9; reservations due: June 27. more » »
War and Military
On the 100th anniversary of World War I, this feature will focus on books about the Great War. Also on deck for the article are books about the following women in wartime, graphic novels and others. Issue date: July 16; reservations due: July 3. more » »
Looking Ahead

Children’s Fall Announcements 2018
Hands down, there is no better resource for K-12 librarians, children’s and public librarians, children’s booksellers and children’s book buyers than the semiannual children’s announcements issues. more » »
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Trade Segments Post Solid First Quarter Gains
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Lori Fazio has been named COO of RJ Julia Booksellers.
50 Queer Music Icons Who Changed the World
Spotlight on Tom Baker
A series of novels follows a gay man's journey from dancing and theater to the military and Madison Avenue in the 1960s and '70s. (Sponsored)
Publishers Keep an Eye on Paper Costs
Tight markets and tariffs keep pushing up paper prices—and publishers are taking note. more » »
Book Deals: Week of May 28, 2018
Jeanine Cummins signs a seven-figure deal with Flatiron, Atria pays six figures for a new Instagram poetry collection, and more in this week's notable book deals. more » »
This Week's Bestsellers: May 28, 2018
Victoria Aveyard has the #3 book in the country with the YA fantasy ‘War Storm.’ Plus Jeanne Birdsall says goodbye to the Penderwicks, and Jessica Knoll says hello to ‘The Favorite Sister.’ more » »
PW's Latest Starred Reviews
Check out the starred reviews of titles including 'No Ashes in the Fire,' 'She Has Her Mother's Laugh,' 'Some Trick,' and more. more » »

News Briefs

First New York Rights Fair Ready for May 30–June 1 Run
Exhibitors, rights professionals, and members of the media holding BookExpo badges are all welcomed at no charge to the New York Rights Fair. Additionally, New York Rights Fair badge-holders are entitled to free access to BookExpo. Free shuttle buses will be provided between the two events. more » »
Golden Man Booker Prize Shortlist Announced
All 51 previous winners of the Man Booker Prize were considered by a panel of five specially-appointed judges, each of whom chose one of these five works of fiction. more » »
Amazon Publishing to Launch New Patricia Cornwell Series
Thomas & Mercer has closed a two-book deal with bestselling author Cornwell, and will launch a new series from the writer beginning with 'Quantum' in late 2019. more » »

Chinese Gov't Backs Hong Kong Stores: The Chinese government is linked to Sino United Publishing, which runs 53 bookstores throughout Hong Kong.
Taiwan Chain May Close Flagship Branch: Estlite, the Taiwanese bookstore chain, is likely closing its Dunnan branch in 2020 after opting not to renew its lease.
Chinese E-tailer Opens Real Bookstores: Chinese online bookseller Dangdang has begun opening brick-and-mortar bookstores, much like Amazon has in the U.S.
Sweden's English Bookstore Wins Acclaim: The London Book Fair named The English Bookshop in Uppsala, Sweden, the best bookstore in the world for 2018.

Authors Defend W.H. Smith: British authors have waded in to defend the retailer after it was named the worst shop on the U.K. High Street this weekend.
Lit Agency Embezzled for $3.4 Million: A Manhattan accountant cooked the books at Donadio & Olson, leaving the company on the brink of bankruptcy.
A Book Wrapped in Intrigue: The co-author of the book 'The Spy Chronicles,' a former Pakistani intelligence chief, is facing an inquiry over the book from his Indian counterpart.
Rita Dove, 'NYT Mag' Poetry Editor: The newly-hired Dove discusses what value poetry might grant unsuspecting news readers.
Adichie Comes to Terms With Global Fame: As Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's subjects have expanded, her audience has, too—but visibility has its drawbacks.
PW Bestsellers

Hardcover Fiction Bestseller List
'The Cast' by Danielle Steel is the #1 bestseller on PW's adult hardcover fiction bestseller list. See the full list » »

'Sheep Machine' by Vi Khi Nao
"Through its innovative style and aggressive attention to detail, the project succeeds in unearthing extraordinary possibilities." more » »

The Lighthouse Keeper
Elizabeth Bluemle
A round-up of favorite lighthouse books, in honor of becoming the lighthouse keeper of a bookstore.


Kids' Festival Comes to Denver
Kids and parents listen to authors (from l.) Michael Buckley, Varian Johnson, Courtney Scheinmel, and Stuart Gibbs with rapt attention at the first Colorado Children's Book Festival at Tattered Cover in Denver earlier this month.

Courtesy Tattered Cover

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