Len Riggio Says He's Ready to Lead B&N Through the Holidays
Although the CEO acknowledges there is work to be done, he sees lots for opportunities. more »
Campaign to Promote Physical Bookstores Launched
A number of industry members have gotten together to form Love Your Bookstore, a campaign aimed to help draw attention to all physical bookstores as the holiday shopping season begins. more »
Fiction at Warp Speed: Science Fiction and Fantasy 2018–2019
Binge culture is making passionate fandoms hungrier and even harder to satisfy; here’s how authors and publishers of science fiction and fantasy are adapting. (PW subscriber exclusive) more »
New Book by BiggerPockets Bestselling Authors
What does financial freedom mean to you? 'How to Invest in Real Estate' doesn't provide "one secret path" to real estate success. Instead, it dives deep into dozens of unique, life-changing investing paths and is written by the two people who brought you the world's #1 real estate podcast and the largest online real estate community: BiggerPockets. (Sponsored) More »
Liza Cassity has been promoted to associate director of publishing at Putnam, Dutton, Berkley.
Rebecca Strobel is being promoted to assistant editor at Touchstone.
IN THIS WEEK'S MAGAZINE
Texas Book Fesitval 2018
The Texas Book Festival will be held in Austin from October 27-28. We talked to some of the biggest authors who will be appearing: Pete Souza, Mary Pope Osborne, Jacqueline Woodson, and more.
Book Deals: Week of October 1, 2018
FSG preempts a narrative nonfiction about four Renaissance queens, S&S nabs an epistolary novel about an underemployed millennial, and more in this week's notable book deals. more » »
This Week's Bestsellers: October 1, 2018
Reese Witherspoon’s debut, ‘Whiskey in a Teacup,’ is the #2 book in the country. Plus YA author Marie Lu’s Warcross duology finishes strong, and a pair of historians offer new books on these United States. more » »
PW's Latest Starred Reviews
Check out the starred reviews of titles including 'Anne Frank's Diary: The Graphic Adaptation,' 'What If This Were Enough?,' 'Holy Ghost,' and more. more » »
'Chevalier: The Queen's Mouseketeer'
In the realm of the Hither and Yon, the kingdoms of the Far, Far Away and the Land Ever After are on the verge of war. The Princess Faere has been kidnapped. All evidence of the foul deed points to the Far, Far Away. Chevalier the mouse goes on a hero’s quest to rescue the princess, stop the coming war, and fulfill his destiny. (Sponsored) More » »
McLelland & Stewart to Publish Anonymous Political Thriller
Plot points in 'The Kingfisher Secret,' to be released on October 16, were allegedly sourced from members of the intelligence community. more » »
Nobel Predator Sentenced to Two Years: Jean-Claude Arnault, the man at the center of the Nobel Prize in Literature sex-abuse scandal, has been convicted of rape in Sweden.
Kuwait Steps Up Book Banning: The country's recent literary censors include an encyclopedia with a photo of Michelangelo’s David and Disney's 'The Little Mermaid' tie-in.
Leonard Cohen’s Son on the Final Poems: Almost two years after the musician and poet’s death, Adam Cohen discusses his father’s efforts to finish his last collection, 'The Flame.'
'What If It's Us' Film Rights Nabbed: The young-adult novel, which has attracted a lot of buzz in advance of its publication next month, has already been optioned for the big screen.
How Doctors Use Poetry: A Harvard medical student describes how poetry helps him fulfill his Hippocratic oath.
Hardcover Fiction Bestseller List
'Lethal White' by Robert Galbraith is the #1 bestseller on PW's adult hardcover fiction bestseller list. See the full list » »
'What if This Were Enough?: Essays' by Heather Havrilesky
"These incisive essays by 'New York' magazine columnist Havrilesky, some previously published in shorter versions, invite readers into the contradictions of upper-middle-class American life." more » »
A Bookseller’s Fall Juggling Act
Meghan Dietsche Goel
Finding the magic in an event-filled day.
Two Autofiction Masters
Maggie Nelson (l.) interviews Karl Ove Knausgaard last week at Murmrr in Brooklyn's Prospect Heights neighborhood following the English-language publication of the sixth and final volume of Knausgaard's novel 'My Struggle' (Archipelago).
Photo: John Maher
Among the big titles American agents will be talking up at Frankfurt are a memoir by 'New York Times' photographer Bill Cunningham, a first novel by Jhumpa Lahiri, a middle-grade adaptation of Trevor Noah's 'Born a Crime,' and a new novel by Julie Orringer. more
Sporting the tag line, “illustrated early readers that plant a love of reading,” Scholastic’s new Acorn list is aimed at children ages four to seven who are just beginning to read. An offshoot of the publisher’s Branches line for slightly older readers, Acorn breaks ground next May with four titles. more
As the market for middle grade graphic novels continues to expand, young readers are snapping up a wide array of books by diverse creators working in all genres. more
At its annual meeting, the Association of American Publishers touted its shift in focus. more
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Penguin Launches World of Eric Carle Imprint
Penguin Young Readers has announced the launch of an imprint devoted to the works of author-illustrator Eric Carle, coinciding with the 50th anniversary of Carle’s classic picture book, 'The Very Hungry Caterpillar.' The World of Eric Carle imprint, which will exclusively publish books by Carle, will kick off in winter 2019 with three new titles. more »
Scholastic Grows Its List with Acorn
Sporting the tag line, “illustrated early readers that plant a love of reading,” Scholastic’s new Acorn list is aimed at children ages four to seven who are just beginning to read. An offshoot of the publisher’s Branches line for slightly older readers, Acorn breaks ground next May with four titles. more »
BookNet Survey Finds Facebook is Favorite in Canada
Facebook is the top social media platform used by book buyers in Canada, according to a new report on social media use by book buyers from BookNet Canada. YouTube is second. more »
Obituary: Liz Hohenadel, 34
Liz Hohenadel, senior publicity manager at Riverhead, died September 24 as a result of a medical condition that arose suddenly a few months ago. She was 34. more »
Encouraging Kindness Toward Those with Disabilities
Like many kids her age, Carolyn loves animals, castles, and building with blocks. But Carolyn cannot use her legs to walk and so she uses a wheelchair. She can still do almost everything at school, she just needs to do it a bit differently! In the picture book 'Yes I Can!', Carolyn shows her classmates and readers how to learn about and be a friend to children with disabilities. Available from Magination Press this November. (Sponsored) More »
Min Lee has been promoted to senior v-p, associate general counsel, and global head of compliance at Penguin Random House.
Megan Schumann, formerly publicity manager at Crown, is joining Rutgers University as senior public relations specialist and can be contacted at email@example.com.
Shane White has joined Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co. as v-p of sales and marketing and can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sierra Stovall, formerly subsidiary rights manager at W.W. Norton & Company, has joined Sourcebooks as rights and exports manager.
Sara Hartman-Seeskin, formerly senior sales manager of rights and exports at Sourcebooks, has joined Capstone as rights and permissions sales representative and can be contacted at email@example.com.
Valentina Rice, formerly v-p of sales, marketing, and publicity at Bonnier Zaffre, has joined Bloomsbury U.S. as v-p of sales and marketing.
Sarah Creech has been promoted to art director at Simon Pulse.
Sonia Chaghatzbanian has been promoted to executive art director at Atheneum Books for Young Readers, Margaret K. McElderry Books, and Beach Lane Books.
'Berlin,' Jason Lutes's Epic Graphic Novel, Is Complete
More than two decades in the making, Jason Lutes’ 'Berlin,' an epic historical graphic novel set during the rise of the Nazi party in 1920s Berlin, will be published in a complete edition this month by Drawn and Quarterly. more » »
Abrams to Launch Megascope Graphic Imprint: Launched under the direction of John Jennings, an academic, comics artist and co-creator of ‘Kindred: A Graphic Novel,’ an Eisner-winning adaptation of Octavia Butler’s classic novel, Megascope will publish graphic novels based on the experiences of people of color.
More To Come Podcast 336: SPX 2018, Comixology, and the Naked Batman: This week we recap SPX 2018 and controversies around Comixology’s sponsorship of the show and R.Crumb’s legacy; we add to the hoopla around DC’s 'Batman Damned,' and interview Michael Cherkas and Larry Hancock ('The Silent Invasion’) at SPX.
Jeff Kinney to Hit the Road for 'The Meltdown'
With book 13 in his wildly popular Wimpy Kid series due out on October 30, author-illustrator Jeff Kinney is setting out on an eight-city East Coast bus tour fit for a middle-grade rock star. At each of the tour stops, Kinney will perform a live, interactive show in celebration of 'The Meltdown.' more » »
Tanglewood Celebrates 25 Years of 'The Kissing Hand'
Inspired by a real-life encounter with a raccoon and her baby, the premise of Audrey Penn’s picture book 'The Kissing Hand' has eased separation anxiety of children for a quarter century. We spoke with the author about reaching this publishing milestone, which is being marked by a new anniversary edition. more » »
Apple Books Bestsellers: Woodward's 'Fear' Keeps Readers In Its Grip
Bob Woodward's 'Fear: Trump In the White House' continued to dominate the Apple Books e-store, formerly called Apple's iBooks store, in its first week under a new name. more » »
Tune In to PW Insider
From new books publishing to campaigns encouraging you to vote and against child separation, we're joined by PW's associate children's editor to discuss ways in which children's publishing is engaging in activism. Then, we talk to the founders of the Raising Our Voices Today initiative about their new campaign which uses children's book illustrations to say, "Dear Neighbor, Please Vote." more » »
Win a Signed Copy of 'We Sold Our Souls'!
Enter for your chance to win one of 10 autographed copies of Grady Hendrix's latest novel. (Sponsored) Enter Here » »
2018 Cundhill History Prize Shortlist Announced
The winner of the prize, which comes with a $75,000, will be announced in Montreal on November 15. more » »
Soho Re-Ups PRH Distribution Contract
Penguin Random House Publisher Services and Soho Press have agreed on a multi-year extension of their sales and distribution partnership, which began in 2011. more » »
Book Trib, Girly Book Club Partner On Marketing Programs
Literary editorial and marketing website Book Trib has entered into a partnership with the Girly Book Club to share content and marketing programs. more » »
Saving a Pennsylvania Store: A thousand people have signed a petition to save News Transit, a bookstore in the Harrisburg train station, from closing.
On Running a Kids Bookstore in L.A.: The owners of Once Upon a Time bookstore in Los Angeles discuss the ups and down of their job.
California Bookstore is Up for Sale: Whyte's Booksmith in San Anselmo, Calif., which has been open for 38 years, is up for sale.
The History of Feminist Bookstores: The website 'Broadly' argues that feminist bookstores in the United States have had an unheralded but lasting influence on literary life.
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Caitriona Lally Wins Rooney Prize: The author, who is published by Melville House in the U.S., took home the €10,000 prize for emerging Irish writers.
A Historic Book Goes On Sale: The copy of D.H. Lawrence's 'Lady Chatterley’s Lover' used by the judge of its obscenity trial will be auctioned in October.
Remembering Philip Roth: Robert Caro, Salman Rushdie, Edna O'Brien, and Don DeLillo, among others, attended the late author's memorial service in New York on Tuesday.
Robin Williams's Rare Books at Auction: Next week the eclectic collection of the late actor and his wife, Marsha, will go to auction in New York.
The World Beyond Knausgaard: The author of 'My Struggle' on political correctness, the weight of history, and why he named his book after Hitler’s memoir.
Children's Fiction Bestseller List
'Dog Man: Lord of the Fleas' by Dav Pilkey is the #1 title on PW's children's frontlist fiction bestseller list. See the full list » »
'A Winter’s Promise: Book One of the Mirror Visitor Quartet' by Christelle Dabos and translated by Hildegarde Serle
"Author Dabos’s darkly enchanting debut, a French bestseller, employs vibrant characters, inventive worldbuilding, and a sophisticated plot that will dazzle readers despite its methodical pace." more » »
Preschool Bookfair Season
Preschool book fairs fill the fall for one children’s bookstore.
Katherine Hourigan's 55 Years at Knopf
Last week, Knopf hosted a champagne toast in its Manhattan offices to celebrate the 55th anniversary of Kathy Hourigan (l.), v-p and managing editor. The entire staff turned out, as well as longtime house author Robert Caro (r.), who reminded the crowd that Hourigan has worked on all five of his books, beginning with 'The Power Broker,' published in 1974. Founded more than a century ago in 1915, Knopf has only had three heads of house—Alfred Knopf, Robert Gottlieb, and Sonny Mehta—all of whom Hourigan has worked for. She was hired in 1963 to work for Judith Jones, who retired in 2011…after 54 years at the house.
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International Hot Book Properties
This week's hot properties include a novel about Venezuela that sold to a new HarperCollins imprint and a Finnish parody of adult coloring books. more »
The Big Titles U.S. Agencies Will Be Selling at the 2018 Frankfurt Book Fair
Among the big titles American agents will be talking up at Frankfurt are a first novel by Jhumpa Lahiri, a middle-grade adaptation of Trevor Noah's 'Born a Crime,' and a new novel by Julie Orringer. more »
U.S. Adult Deals Roundup
Scout Press nabs a debut novel by a Steinbeck fellow, Barry Eisler re-ups at Amazon for seven figures, and more in this week's notable book deals. more »
U.S. Children's Book Deals Roundup
New deals for Katie Heaney, P.M. Freestone, Randy Ribay, and others. more »
Frankfurt Book Fair 2018 Preview
Spanning the globe, the Frankfurt Book Fair shows that publishing is still a growth business. more »
New Frontiers of Canadian Publishing in Québec
From the outside, it is easy to make the wrong assumption about Canadian publishing. Yes, there are two very different publishing scenes in Canada: French language and English language. more »
Global Publishing Leaders: Woongjin Think Big
Woongjin ThinkBig was established in 1980 as Woongjin Publications and focuses on educational materials for people of all ages, including study books, complete collections, single works, after-school learning materials, textbooks and online content. more »
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