Friday, 26 October 2018

Publishers Weekly newsletters

Here are the latest Publishers Weekly newsletters for my followers to peruse:


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Over 100 books across all categories, for readers of all ages.
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30760-v8-100x.JPGPW Picks: Books of the Week, October 29, 2018
This week: new books from Stephen King, Charlaine Harris, Michael Connelly, and more. more
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31566-1.JPGWin a Copy of 'Eat Like a Maisel'!
Enter for your chance to win one of 10 copies of the new unofficial cookbook inspired by the eight-time Emmy Award–winning show 'The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.' (Sponsored) Enter Here

PW LitCast: A Conversation with David Hewson
57474-v1-100x.JPGBeing Smart Didn't Make Me a Writer. Kindness Did.
An author finds that caring for others turns on his creative spirit. more
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31678-v1-100x.JPGLove Your Bookstore
A new campaign will champion the value of physical stores. more

LoveYourBookstore Challenge
58074-v1-100x.JPGA New Book Club from John Green and Rosianna Halse Rojas
Bestselling YA author and YouTube star John Green has brought two of his passions together in the launch of a new book club called Life's Library, which he recently announced on... YouTube. more
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30761-v7-100x.JPGMore New Books
'I Might Regret This: Essays, Drawings, Vulnerabilities, and Other Stuff' by Abbi Jacobson, and more. more
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31680-v2-100x.JPGPW Insider: The Best Books of 2018
A roundtable conversation with PW's reviews editors about PW's Best Books of 2018 list.
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This Week's Bestsellers
Hardcover Nonfiction
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Tucker Carlson, Author
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Killing the SS
Bill O'Reilly, Author
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Rachel Hollis, Author
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Shade: A Tale of Two Presidents
Pete Souza, Author
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Gmorning, Gnight!: Little Pep Talks for Me & You
Lin-Manuel Miranda, Author, Jonny Sun, Illustrator
Hardcover Fiction
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Nicholas Sparks, Author
2
Ambush
James Patterson, Author, James O. Born, Author
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The Next Person You Meet in Heaven: The Sequel to the Five People You Meet in Heaven
Mitch Albom, Author
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Barbara Kingsolver, Author
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John Sandford, Author
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PW Daily: Breaking book business, bookselling and author news, bestsellers lists and publishing deals.
Terry’s Thoughts on: Customer Service
57962-v1-67x.JPGGSU E-Reserves Case Goes On After Publishers Win Second Appeal
Barring a settlement, the decade-old copyright case could still be far from a conclusion. First filed in April of 2008, the suit alleges that GSU administrators systematically encouraged faculty to offer students unlicensed digital copies of course readings as a no-cost alternative to traditionally licensed course-packs. more »
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57977-v1-67x.JPGAdult Group Drives Sales Gain at Bloomsbury
In the six month period ended August 31, 2018 revenue in Bloomsbury's adult group rose 22% over the comparable period in fiscal 2018, offsetting a 2% decline in sales in the children's division. more »
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57966-v1-67x.JPGObituary: Author Eugene H. Peterson Dies at 85
The bestselling author of ‘The Message’ Bible translation and several other works died at age 85 on October 22. more »
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31464-v1-67x.JPG'Daisy Jones & The Six': A Novel by Taylor Jenkins Reid
Everyone knows Daisy Jones & The Six: they came to define the rock ‘n’ roll era of the late 70s. But no one knows why the group split at the absolute height of their popularity...until now. Taylor Jenkins Reid chronicles the highs and lows of this fabled band in her highly anticipated new novel, on sale March 5th. (Sponsored) Request a Copy »
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PW LitCast: A Conversation with David Hewson

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JOB MOVES
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Jean McGinley has been promoted to v-p and associate publisher at HarperCollins Children’s.
Nancy Inteli has been promoted to v-p and editorial director at HarperCollins Children’s.
Erica Sussman has been promoted to v-p and publishing director at HarperCollins Children’s.
Nellie Kurtzman has been promoted to v-p of marketing and publicity at HarperCollins Children’s.
Eliza Swift, formerly editor at Albert Whitman and Company, has joined Sourcebooks as senior editor for Fire and Jabberwocky.
Amy Beaudoin has been promoted to associate marketing manager for education and library at Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing.
Sarah Jane Abbott has been promoted to associate editor at Paula Wiseman Books and Beach Lane Books.
Sally Hosokawa has been promoted to assistant editor at Simon Spotlight.
Jen Ung has been promoted to senior editor at Simon Pulse.
Jessi Smith has been promoted to assistant editor at Simon Pulse.

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57935-v1-67x.JPGReligion Books for Kids Are On the Rise
Recent growth in sales of children’s books has encouraged some publishers of religion and spirituality books to ramp up—or to create—children’s publishing programs. more » »

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News Briefs

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Cameron + Company Partners with MoAD On New Books
The publisher will release a series of art books with the Museum of the African Diaspora. more » »

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BOOKSTORE NEWS
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Oklahoma Gets a New Indie Bookstore: Putnam Six Bookstore held its grand opening in Enid, Okla., this past weekend.
Colorado is Losing a Bookstore: Coyote Ridge Books in Broomfield is closing after five years in business.
NZ Bookstores Welcome New Online Tax: Booksellers in New Zealand are praising a new tax on online orders shipped into the country. The tax starts next year.
Winnipeg Bookstore Hits Milestone: Prairie Sky Books in Winnipeg, Manitoba, is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year.
Indie Bookstores Among Best in Britain: Four independent bookstores have been shortlisted for a prize for Britain's Best Small Shop.
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THE ROUNDUP
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Amazon Exec Addresses Negative 'Myths': A warehouse operations executive for Amazon says critiques of working conditions there are based on 'myths, not reality.'
#MeToo Writer Signs with Scribner: Moira Donegan, who created the "Shitty Media Men List" as part of the #MeToo movement, signed a book deal with Scribner.
Editor Roger Donald Dies at 82: Donald, who worked at Little, Brown for 30 years as senior editor, editor-in-chief, and publisher, passed away on October 11.
Author Examines 'Race on Campus': Julie J. Park discusses misconceptions about race relations on college campuses in her book geared toward educators.
12 Cringe-Worthy Book Covers: Check out cover art for budget editions of Wordsworth Classics that feature Photoshopping, stock images, and more.

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PW Bestsellers
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11518-v11-67x.JPGHardcover Nonfiction Bestseller List
'Dare to Lead: Brave Work. Tough Conversations. Whole Hearts.' by Brené Brown is the #1 title on PW's adult hardcover nonfiction bestseller list. See the full list » »
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PW Daily Review of the Day
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19629-v3-67x.JPG'Thanks a Lot, Mr. Kibblewhite: My Story' by Roger Daltrey
"The lead singer for the Who looks back on frenzied tours, drug binges, band feuds, and devastated hotel rooms in this raucous rock memoir." more » »

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SHELFTALKER
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A recent storytelling event gave me new ideas—and new vocabulary—about gender.




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PICTURE OF THE DAY
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2152-v1-300x.PNGBook Club Women Prepare for a Party
Book Club Girl held a "Book Club Night Out" with bestselling authors (from l. to r.) Karen White, Beatriz Williams, and Lauren Willig and moderated by The Book Report Network’s Carol Fitzgerald (not picured) on October 17 at William Morrow’s offices. Here, the authors pose for a picture before an in-depth conversation, mingling, wine, and hors d’oeuvres.

Courtesy William Morrow
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Celebrate Your Favorite Bookstore!
The Great Political Books Debate
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PW Daily: Breaking book business, bookselling and author news, bestsellers lists and publishing deals.
Self-Intelligence
57957-v1-67x.JPGRobots and Revenue Streams at SCIBA 2018
The Southern California Independent Booksellers Association Fall Trade Show, which featured a spate of programming one innovative sales opportunities, opened in a new venue with such futuristic flourishes as self-driving luggage carts and automated concierges. more »
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57960-v1-67x.JPGChange Coming to Touchstone After Moldow Exit
The staff at Touchstone will join either Atria or Gallery Books following the imminent departure of Susan Moldow, publisher of Touchstone. more »
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57946-v1-67x.JPGpaywall-icon2-64x64.pngFall 2018 YA Spotlight: Teen Lit Reflects Wider World
We asked a number of literary agents about the developments they’re seeing in YA content—from diverse contemporary rom-coms to stories tackling timely issues—and predictions for future growth in the category. (PW subscriber exclusive) more »
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57952-v1-67x.JPGSelling Graphic Novels In a Changing American Marketplace
Over the last five years, the North American graphic novel market has welcomed a wave of new readers. At NYCC 2018, a group of comics professionals focused on identifying some of the consumer and cultural trends driving this growth. more »
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31463-1.JPG'The Red Coat,' 'Downtown Abbey' Set in Boston!
"An inspiring tale of Irish immigrants.” —Robert F. Kennedy Jr.
"A smashing read, a sweeping look at the ever-changing fortunes of a Southie Irish family struggling in the New World but also depicting the Beacon Hill family with whom they become strangely intertwined.” —Niall O’Dowd, founder, 'Irish Voice' (Sponsored) More »
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How to Raise a Plant

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JOB MOVES
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Corinne Segal, formerly at 'PBS NewsHour,' has joined 'Literary Hub' as senior editor.

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IN THIS WEEK'S MAGAZINE
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57901-v1-67x.PNGSpotlight on José Ignacio Valenzuela
Beloved by YA fantasy readers across the world, Valenzuela's 'To the End of the World' is now available in English. (Sponsored)
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57927-v1-67x.JPGBook Deals: Week of October 22, 2018
Amy Einhorn bets big on a Reese Witherspoon book club author, Elizabeth Strout returns to Olive Kitteridge, an S&S editor strikes a six-figure deal at HarperCollins, and more in this week's notable book deals. more » »
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31564-v3-67x.PNGSubscribe to the New Global Rights Report Newsletter
We've revamped our signature Deals column and the Global Rights Report newsletter. If you're interested in a sneak peek at the latest rights news from around the world, subscribe here. » »
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57956-v1-67x.JPGThis Week's Bestsellers: October 22, 2018
Brené Brown has the #1 book in the country with 'Dare to Lead.’ Plus Tana French, author of the Dublin Murder Squad series, writes her first standalone thriller, and ‘Dear Evan Hansen’ heads from stage to page. more » »
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18510-v85-67x.JPGPW's Latest Starred Reviews
Check out the starred reviews of titles including 'Astounding,' 'Everyday Dorie,' 'The Rain Watcher,' and more. more » »
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31563-v1-67x.PNGTune In to PW Insider
On this week’s show, we discuss a phishing scam that is affecting publishers, agents, scouts. We talk with PW’s Ed Nawotka and Ziv Lewis, foreign rights and acquisitions manager at Kinneret Zmora Publishing in Israel. more » »
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31562-v1-67x.JPGCall for Information: Parenting Books
This feature will look at 2019 trends in parenting books. Info on issue-driven narratives, how-tos, reference guides, and memoirs are welcome. New titles only, please; no reprints. Please email pitches and links to artwork to features@publishersweekly.com by November 12 and put “Call for Info: Parenting Books” in the subject line. more » »

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BOOKSTORE NEWS

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Booksellers are Key to Communities: The head of the Irish Booksellers Association defends the importance of bookstores, big and small.
PRH India Enlists Stores for Festival: Major bookstores in five cities across India are hosting a month-long Penguin Classics Festival.
New Zealand Stores Host National Party: Next Saturday, more than 60 bookstores across New Zealand will celebrate the fifth nationwide NZ Bookshop Day.
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THE ROUNDUP
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Author Critical of Egypt Arrested: Egyptian police on Sunday arrested the author of a book about Egypt’s economy on charges of publishing false news.
LoC Launches National Screening Room: The Library of Congress just cut the ribbon on an online trove of historic films free for the streaming.
Iceland's Love of Books Is Melting: The holidays in Iceland herald jólabókaflóðið, the traditional Christmas book flood. But smartphones are getting in the way.
The Lost Poems of Anne Sexton: Poetry hunter Erin Singer discusses her work helping to find an unpublished work by the late poet.
John Carpenter, But Make It a Book: A new Kickstarter project will publish an undiscovered novel that inspired 'The Thing.'

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PW Bestsellers
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11023-v132-67x.JPGHardcover Fiction Bestseller List
'The Next Person You Meet in Heaven' by Mitch Albom is the #1 bestseller on PW's adult hardcover fiction bestseller list. See the full list » »
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REVIEW OF THE DAY
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7916-v46-67x.JPG'Of Love & War' by Lynsey Addario
"This astonishing selection of photos from photojournalist Addario strongly demonstrates her conviction that by risking her life to cover gross injustices she can create visual and visceral proof of human rights violations." more » »

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SHELFTALKER
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An electrifying experience with Dav Pilkey, his magic pen, and 4,500 fans in Austin!




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PICTURE OF THE DAY
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2151-v1-300x.JPGA Pop-Up With Java for Brazos
Houston’s Brazos Bookstore held its first seasonal pop-up of the year at Antidote Coffee this past weekend. Pictured here are Ben Rybeck, general manager (l.), and Sara Balabanlilar, marketing director (r.), with an excited customer (c.) perusing their wares.

Photo: Ed Nawotka
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The Future of Publishing: An Original Podcast Series
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The Crown Publishing Group has joined Random House in a newly-combined division reporting to Gina Centrello, who has been named president and publisher. The imprints will retain their distinct editorial identities. more
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A scam that involves a literary agent, scout, or publisher being asked for a manuscript by what appears to be a trusted party—another agent, scout, or publisher—via email has continued to spread. more
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Citing continuing poor sales, Llewellyn Worldwide is shutting down its crime fiction imprint, Midnight Ink, in August 2019. more
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PW has compiled lists of 2018 books for every interest and taste, conveniently organized into categories to satisfy every bookish appetite. more
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PW KidsCast: A Conversation with Tami Charles
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More News
·         Author Kate Dopirak Dies at 43
·         Book Deals: Week of October 15

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Welcome to the new Global Rights Report. The revamped newsletter, now shipping weekly, will be delivering the latest rights news to you every Saturday. If you have a deal to report, or general feedback, please email us at deals@publishersweekly.com. We hope you like our new look!--Rachel Deahl, PW News Director and Deals columnist
From the U.S.
Deal of the Week
31054-v2-120x.PNGEinhorn Invests in Frankel’s ‘One’
In a high-six-figure world rights acquisition for two books, Amy Einhorn at Flatiron Books bought Laurie Frankel’s novel One Two Three. Frankel, author of This Is How It Always Was (which was a Reese Witherspoon book club pick), follows three 16-year-olds dealing with upheaval in their small town. Twenty years after their town was destroyed by a local chemical plant, the girls, Flatiron said, “must pick up the pieces of their family and community before the plant reopens.” The publisher noted that the book, which is slated for winter 2021, has “shades of Anne Tyler’s Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant.” Molly Friedrich at the Friedrich Agency represented Frankel.
27974-v11-120x.PNGS&S Ed Sells Novel to HC
Simon & Schuster senior editor Christine Pride struck a six-figure North American rights agreement with William Morrow to pen two novels, cowritten with author Jo Piazza (How to Be Married). The first book, We Are Not Like Them, is, Morrow said, “in the vein of Jodi Picoult” and follows the enduring friendship between two women—a successful African-American TV journalist and a working-class white woman married to a cop. Alexanda Machinist at ICM Partners represented the authors.
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31470-v2-120x.PNGKnopf Lassos Mann’s ‘West’
Jonathan Segal at Knopf took world rights (excluding Europe and New Zealand) to Charles C. Mann’s The True West in a high-six-figure deal. The book, subtitled A New View of the Lands Beyond the Mississippi, offers, Knopf said, “a compelling and deeply engaging new understanding of the North American West that is widely accepted by specialists but little-known to the public.” Anthony Arnove at the Roam Agency represented Mann (1491).
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31471-v2-120x.PNGColfer's ‘Highfire’ to HC
The man behind the bestselling children’s series Artemis Fowl, Eoin Colfer, sold a new adult novel called Highfire to HarperPerennial. Jonathan Burnham and Emily Taylor nabbed North American rights to the book, which the publisher said follows “a vodka-drinking, Flashdance-loving dragon who lives an isolated life in the bayous of Louisiana.” The book, slated for winter 2020, was sold by Sophie Hicks, who has an eponymous shingle in the U.K. German rights have also sold, at auction, to Heyne Verlag.

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27556-v6-120x.PNGRussell Gets 'Orange' at Knopf
Knopf’s Jordan Pavlin took U.S. rights, in a two-book deal, to Karen Russell’s short story collection Orange World. (The book’s title story ran in the New Yorker's 2018 summer fiction issue.) Russell, a Pulitzer Prize finalist (for 2011's Swamplandia!), was represented by Denise Shannon at the Denise Shannon Literary Agency. The second book in the deal, a short novel called Sleep Donation that was originally published by the Atavist, is set in a near-future America beset by a lethal insomnia epidemic.
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31473-v2-120x.PNGStrout Returns with New ‘Olive’
Pulitzer Prize winner Elizabeth Strout sold world rights to Olive, Again to Susan Kamil at Random House. The novel, slated for September 2019, returns to the heroine of Strout’s bestselling Pulitzer winner, Olive Kitteridge, following the next decade of the character's life. Strout said the book will take readers into “Olive’s second marriage, an evolving relationship with her son, and encounters with a cast of memorable characters in the seaside town of Crosby, Maine.” Strout was represented by Molly Friedrich, who has an eponymous shingle.
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31474-v2-120x.PNG5 Under 35 Honoree Takes ‘Stars’ to Riverhead
A 2018 National Book Award Foundation 5 Under 35 honoree, Hannah Lillith Assadi (Sonora), closed a North American rights agreement with Riverhead’s Cal Morgan for her sophomore novel, The Stars Are Not Yet Bells. PJ Mark at Janklow & Nesbit represented Assadi; he described Stars as a “haunting, decades-spanning story of a woman in cognitive decline as she confronts a maze of memory, longing, and otherworldly lights in the evening sky amid the mysterious collapse of her husband’s business empire.” Morgan bought the title in an exclusive submission.
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31545-v2-120x.PNGIrish Bestseller Jumps Pond to Dial
Emilie Pine, a professor at University College Dublin, sold her bestselling Irish essay collection, Notes to Self, to Dial Press. Whitney Frick took North American rights at auction to the volume of connected essays that, per the publisher, “illuminate the experiences women are expected to keep hidden,” from addiction to infertility. Amelia Atlas at ICM Partners represented Pine. The book, published over the summer in Ireland, has also sold in multiple foreign deals.
Behind the Deal
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For Heddi Goodrich, who wrote her debut novel in Italian before translating (and selling) it in English, the just-wrapped Frankfurt Book Fair wasn’t about racking up foreign sales. It was about meeting people. The American-born, Italian-bred, and now New Zealand-based author has, as her U.S. publisher (HarperOne’s currently unnamed international fiction imprint) pointed out, an unusual global pedigree. So it was decided to celebrate this fact in Germany, at a dinner hosted by her Italian publisher, Giunti. In attendance was a group from HarperOne, which will be releasing the book, Lost in the Spanish Quarter, in fall 2019. The HC crew is pictured here (l. to r.) at Frankfurt: Judith Curr, publisher of HarperOne group; Brian Murray, CEO of HarperCollins; and Goodrich.

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International
  • Indie bestseller Zanib Mian, who found success self-publishing her book The Muslims, inked a three-book deal with Hachette Children’s UK. [The Bookseller]
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  • Italian duo Elena Favilli and Francesca Cavallo, of Timbuktu Labs, launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise funds for I Am a Rebel Girl: A Journal to Start Revolutions. The book is a follow-up to their bestselling Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls, volumes one and two. [PW]
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  • Real Life by Adeline Dieudonne, published in France by Editions de l'Iconoclaste, has sold to six foreign publishers, including Dtv in Germany and Atlas Contact in the Netherlands. [PW]
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  • M. The Son of the XX Century by Antonio Scurati, an 800-page historical novel about the Italian dictator Benito Mussolini published in Italy in October by Bompiani, just sold to Fourth Estate in the U.K, HarperCollins in the U.S., and Intrinseca in Brazil. [PW]
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Page to Screen
  • After almost 50 years of rebuffing offers to adapt her seminal middle grade novel Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret, Judy Blume sold the film rights to James L. Brooks (who helms Gracie Films) and Kelly Fremon Craig. [Deadline]
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Australian producer Bruna Papandrea optioned the debut novel by Australian writer Holly Ringland, The Lost Flowers of Alice Hart, for series adaptation. [Deadline]
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Picked by Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah, author of 'Friday Black.' more
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30760-v7-100x.JPGPW Picks: Books of the Week, October 22, 2018
This week: inside the golden age of science fiction, plus the epic drama of our atmosphere. more

Moonshots
57313-v1-100x.JPGMy Fictional Characters Came To the Rescue
In a difficult period, an author finds solace in her characters’ strength. more
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57716-v1-100x.JPGPhishing Scam Seeking Manuscripts Spreads Worldwide
A scam that typically involves a literary agent, scout, or publisher being asked for a manuscript by what appears to be a trusted party via email has continued to spread. more

LoveYourBookstore Challenge
31546-v1-100x.JPGA Conversation with Tana French
We talk with bestselling author Tana French about her new novel 'The Witch Elm,' which received a starred review from Publishers Weekly.
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30761-v6-100x.JPGMore New Books
'The Reckoning' by John Grisham, and more. more
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31547-v1-100x.JPGThe Most Anticipated Books of Fall 2018
Over 50 of the biggest books of the season. more
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This Week's Bestsellers
Hardcover Nonfiction
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Dare to Lead: Brave Work. Tough Conversations. Whole Hearts.
Brene Brown, Author
2
Ship of Fools: How a Selfish Ruling Class Is Bringing America to the Brink of Revolution
Tucker Carlson, Author
3
Killing the SS
Bill O'Reilly, Author
4
Rachel Hollis, Author
5
Skinnytaste One and Done: 140 No-Fuss Dinners for Your Instant Pot(r), Slow Cooker, Sheet Pan, Air Fryer, Dutch Oven, and More
Gina Homolka, Author, Heather K Jones, Author
Hardcover Fiction
1
Mitch Albom, Author
2
John Sandford, Author
3
Ambush
James Patterson, Author, James O. Born, Author
4
Tana French, Author
5
Jodi Picoult, Author
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57863-v1-67x.PNGThe Random House and Crown Publishing Groups Merge
The Crown Publishing Group has joined Random House in a newly-combined division reporting to Gina Centrello, who has been named president and publisher. The imprints will retain their distinct editorial identities. more »
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57871-v1-67x.JPGKickstarter for Third 'Rebel Girls' Brings in More Than $200K
Elena Favilli and Francesca Cavallo of Timbuktu Labs recently launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise funds for 'I Am a Rebel Girl: A Journal to Start Revolutions,', follow-up to their bestselling 'Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls.' more »
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57865-v1-67x.JPGTor Teen Marks 15-Year Milestone
This fall, Tor Teen is celebrating the imprint’s 15th anniversary; we spoke with publisher Kathleen Doherty about the imprint's evolution and expansion. more »
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31462-1.GIFExperience the Lunar Landing in 3-D
July 2019 marks the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11's lunar landing, when Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin walked on the surface of the moon. 'Mission Moon' offers a new perspective on that historic accomplishment, telling the story of the lunar landing and the events that led up to it with text and stunning 3-D images. (Sponsored) More »
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PW LitCast: A Conversation with David Hewson

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JOB MOVES
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Steven Pomije, formerly senior marketing manager at The MIT Press, has joined Chelsea Green Publishing as director of publicity and can be contacted at spomije@chelseagreen.com.
Sophie Partridge, formerly publisher at Parragon U.S., has joined Phoenix International Publications as publisher.
Tara Parsons is joining HarperCollins Publishers as associate publisher for Amistad, HarperCollins Español, and the international fiction program.

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57757-v1-67x.JPGWhy Chimamanda Adichie Will Not 'Shut Up'
The full remarks of Adichie's powerful speech at the 2018 Frankfurt Book Fair, in which the acclaimed novelist talks about why this is a time for new voices, for boldness in storytelling, and why literature today matters more than ever. more » »
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31540-v1-67x.JPGWin a Set of CubHouse and Caracal Books!
This fun collection of titles is perfect for early readers and middle grade readers! Including fan favorites such as 'Sheets,' 'This Is a Taco!,' 'The Wormworld Saga,' 'Oothar the Blue,' and more! (Sponsored) Enter Here » »

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News Briefs

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Belden Up at Scribner
Kathy Belden has been promoted to v-p and executive editor at Scribner. more » »
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Koning Aboard at HC Holland
Erwin Koning will join HarperCollins Holland as publisher and editorial manager on December 1. more » »

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BOOKSTORE NEWS
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Inclusive Kids Store Pops Up in London: Publisher Knights Of has opened a kids pop-up bookstore in the neighborhood of Brixton.
Chicago Gets a New Bookstore Bar: Bibliophile, a new bar/restaurant/bookstore is set to open in Hyde Park in Chicago this month.
Malaysian Pop-up Shop Opens in Dubai: The Big Bad Wolf Book Sale, an 11-day pop-up store focused on remainders, is opening in Dubai this week.
Washington Gets a New Kids Store: 'Bookselling This Week' reports that Wishing Tree Books will open next April in Spokane, Wash.
Michigan Bookstore Changes Owners: Books & Mortar in Grand Rapids, Michigan has been bought by one of its booksellers, two year after the store's opening.
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THE ROUNDUP
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Amazon Nears Decision on HQ2 Location: A new report indicates that Amazon executives will reach a decision on where to build the second headquarters by the end of the year.
Phoebe Robinson on Feminism and T.V.: In an excerpt of her new book, Robinson explains why a moment on reality television is a part of African American history.
A Look at Rejected Book Covers: Learn about the design process of book covers and see the unused jacket art for books such as 'Theft by Finding' by David Sedaris.
The 1940s Epitomized in 10 Books: Check out a list of titles aimed at defining American life from 1940-1950, including 'Native Son' by Richard Wright.
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57865-1.JPGTor Teen Marks 15-Year Milestone
This fall, Tor Teen is celebrating the imprint’s 15th anniversary with a marketing campaign whose handle, #NoBounds, reflects the wide reach of its list—ranging from science fiction and fantasy to contemporary fiction. We spoke with Kathleen Doherty, v-p and publisher of Tor Teen and Starscape, about the imprint's evolution and expansion. more more_arrow.gif

In the News
57849-1.JPGMPIBA 2018: Children's Authors Speak of Changing Hearts and Minds
That Mountain & Plains Independent Booksellers members are a close-knit community certainly was evident at this year's trade show in Denver, which took place October 11–13. The event brought together 273 booksellers representing 67 stores, and 85 featured authors, a majority of which were children’s authors, who shared new books on timely topics. more more_arrow.gif

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57871-1.JPGKickstarter for Third 'Rebel Girls'
Brings in More Than $200K

Elena Favilli and Francesca Cavallo of Timbuktu Labs recently launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise funds for I Am a Rebel Girl: A Journal to Start Revolutions, follow-up to their bestselling Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls, volumes one and two. The campaign, which ran from September 18 to October 17, raised more than $219,000. more more_arrow.gif

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Hilda Is on Nexflix!
Moving On Up
57857-1.JPGSpy School
Author Stuart Gibbs kicked off his popular action-adventure series for middle graders back in 2012 with Spy School. We spoke with Gibbs about the sixth book in his series, Spy School Goes South, which released this month, and the original inspiration for the premise. "To be honest, I came up with it in probably fourth or fifth grade when I saw my first James Bond movie," he said. more more_arrow.gif

Reading Report
57855-2.JPGOctober's Noteworthy
Graphic Novel Sequels

We've rounded up a number of graphic novel sequels that are hitting shelves this month, featuring witches, amulets, middle school crushes, and more. more more_arrow.gif
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On the Scene
57838-1.JPGA Visit to 'Harry Potter:
A History of Magic'

In celebration of the 20th anniversary of the publication of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, the New-York Historical Society has just opened an exhibition titled Harry Potter: A History of Magic. The collection features materials related to the Harry Potter series and Rowling’s many historical influences; PW recently took a tour of the exhibit. more more_arrow.gif
Licensing News
57884-1.JPGLicensing Hotline: October 2018
Scholastic has acquired the license for She-Ra, the new Netflix-distributed series from DreamWorks, based on the 1980s TV show and Mattel toy. The core of the program is an original middle-grade chapter book series by Tracey West, launching on July 1, 2019.

Read on to learn about Nickelodeon's partnership with OUP’s English Language Teaching division, Macmillan's new Odd Squad license, dolls and apparel featuring Joe Books' Disney Princess art, Bendon's upcoming titles tied to Llama Llama and True and the Rainbow Kingdom, and more. more more_arrow.gif
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57762-1.JPGAlan Gratz
Alan Gratz is the author of Refugee and other middle grade books that seek to entertain while encouraging readers to ask big questions. In his newest historical novel, Grenade, WWII comes to Okinawa, where Japan demands that boys defend their home against American soldiers. Gratz spoke with PW about his mission to write social thrillers.


Q: How do you see the themes of war and discussion of the refugee crisis resonating with today’s readers?

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Out Next Week
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In Brief
57877-1.JPGIn Brief: October 18, 2018
This week, YA authors head to Pasadena; the Morristown Festival of Books draws a crowd; Candlewick staffers channel their inner Kate DiCamillo characters; YA nonfiction influences a theater production; author Aubre Andrus inspires readers to "change the world"; and psychologist Frank Sileo invites readers to meditate. more more_arrow.gif
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31511-1.JPGClaudia Gabel at HarperCollins/Tegen has acquired, in a six-figure deal, Pan's Labyrinth: The Labyrinth of the Faun, a reimagining of the award-winning movie, written by novelist and Oscar-winning director/screenwriter Guillermo del Toro and author Cornelia Funke. The novel will feature black-and-white illustrations by Allen Williams, and 10 short stories that explore the folklore of del Toro's imaginative world. Publication is set for July 2019; Richard Abate and Gary Unger at Exile Entertainment negotiated the deal for North American rights.
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31512-1.JPGGina Gagliano at Random House Graphic has bought a YA graphic novel by Trung Le Nguyen, The Magic Fish. The book tells an intergenerational story of a mother and son struggling to relate to each other—the mother an immigrant to the United States who wants to make a home for her family in an unfamiliar country; the son trying to figure out the best way to come out to his parents. Through telling each other fairy tales, they're able to find common ground. Publication is scheduled for 2020; Kate McKean at Howard Morhaim Literarysold world rights.
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31513-1.JPGVicki Lame at Wednesday Books has acquired You'd Be Mine author Erin Hahn's More Than Maybe, about an aspiring teen music journalist who befriends the shy son of a former punk rocker; but when his love song about her accidentally goes viral, they're forced to decide how deep their feelings run and what it would mean to give love a try. Publication is planned for 2020; Kate McKean at Howard Morhaim Literary brokered the deal for world rights.
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31514-1.JPGMallory Kass at Scholastic has bought M.P. Kozlowsky's middle grade Rose Coffin, about a misfit girl who is thrilled to find herself transported to a surreal world of roving castles on wheels, dream cemeteries, and bridges so large they contain cities, until she discovers why the magical citizens are so thrilled to see her: she is the “chosen one” who's been prophesized to save them all—by sacrificing herself to the monster terrifying the kingdom. The novel is slated for summer 2019; Victoria Marini at Irene Goodman did the deal for world rights.
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31515-1.JPGLiz Bicknell at Candlewick has acquired Trowbridge Road by Marcella Pixley, author of Ready to Fall and Without Tess. Set in the early 1980s, the novel celebrates finding the courage to tell our secrets and explores how even a seemingly perfect neighborhood can contain restless ghosts. Publication is set for spring 2020; Victoria Wells Arms at Wells Arms Literary/HSG negotiated the deal for world rights.
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31516-1.JPGEmma Ledbetter at Atheneum has bought the graphic novel adaptation of James Howe's (l.) Bunnicula, the modern classic mystery about everyone's favorite vampire bunny, and a sequel. The text will be adapted by Illegal co-author Andrew Donkin (center), and illustrated by Teemu Juhani. Bunnicula will publish in fall 2019, followed by Howliday Inn in fall 2020; Amy Berkower at Writers House represented Howe; Sophie Hicks at the Sophie Hicks Agency represented Donkin; and Alex Gehringer at the Bright Agency represented Juhani, in the deal for North American English rights.
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31517-1.JPGMargaret Raymo and Kwame Alexander at HMH/Versify have acquired world rights to a middle grade biography in verse of Muhammad Ali, written by Derrick Barnes (l.), illustrated by Gordon James. Barnes and James are the author-illustrator team behind the picture book Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut, which won Newbery and Caldecott Honors. The book is scheduled for spring 2021; the author and the artist were represented by Regina Brooks at Serendipity Literary Agency.
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31518-1.JPGNamrata Tripathi at Penguin/Kokila has bought, in an exclusive submission, world rights to a picture-book biography by religion scholar and activist Simran Jeet Singh. The book celebrates the remarkable Fauja Singh, who set the record as the world's oldest marathoner at the age of 100, overcoming physical hardship in the face of racial discrimination; it will feature a foreword by Fauja Singh. Baljinder Kaur will illustrate; publication is planned for summer 2020. Tanusri Prasanna at Foundry Literary + Media represented the author.
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31519-1.JPGOrli Zuravicky at Scholastic has acquired world rights to Monica Clark-Robinson's (l.) Standing on Her Shoulders, about the strong women whose shoulders we all stand on, from the well-known freedom fighters to the mothers and grandmothers who raised us. Laura Freeman will illustrate; publication is slated for 2020. Natalie Lakosil at Bradford Literary represented the author, and Janet DeCarlo at Storybook Arts represented the illustrator.
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31520-1.JPGErika Turner at HMH/Versify has bought world rights to Darshana Khiani's (l.) debut, How to Wear a Sari, illustrated by Joanne Lew-Vriethoff. The picture book introduces a peppy girl who desperately wants to be noticed by her family, and decides the best way to do this is to teach herself to wear a sari, just like the grown-ups. Publication is set for fall 2020; Ammi-Joan Paquette at Erin Murphy Literary Agency represented the author, and Mela Bolinao at MB Artists represented the artist.
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31521-1.JPGAllison Cohen at Running Press has acquired world English rights to Kate Hosford's (l.) A Songbird Dreams of Singing and Other Poems About Sleeping Animals, a poetry collection examining the science behind the unique sleep habits of animals, illustrated by Jennifer Potter. Publication is scheduled for winter 2020; Victoria Wells Arms at Wells Arms Literary/HSG represented the author, and Susan McCabe at Lilla Rogers Studio represented the illustrator.
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31523-1.JPGKaren Wojtyla at S&S/McElderry has acquired world rights to a nonfiction picture book by debut author Colleen Paeff. The Great Stink: How Joseph Bazalgette Solved London's Poop Pollution Problem tells the story of when London's Thames River became over-polluted with human waste and how engineer Joseph Bazalgette cleaned it up, and saved lives, by building one of the world's first modern sewer systems. Publication is planned for summer 2020; Clelia Gore at Martin Literary & Media Management represented the author.
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31524-1.JPGKaren Boss at Charlesbridge has bought world rights to debut author Kelly Carey's (l.) picture book, How Long Is Forever?, illustrated by Qing Zhuang. Mason is waiting for Nana's pie, and it feels like it's taking forever. A challenge from Grandpa sends Mason searching the farm for the true meaning of forever. Publication is scheduled for spring 2020; the author and illustrator represented themselves.
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31525-1.JPGReka Simonsen at Atheneum has acquired world rights to Nancy Bo Flood's (l.) I Will Dance, illustrated by Julianna Swaney. The story is inspired and based on a girl's lifelong dream to perform onstage in her wheelchair with Young Dance Company, a professional, inclusive artistic community of people of all abilities. Publication is set for 2020; Rubin Pfeffer at Rubin Pfeffer Content represented the author, and Anne Moore Armstrong at the Bright Agency represented the illustrator.
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31526-1.JPGHannah Lambert at Little Simon has bought graphic and UX designer Victoria Watson Nguyen's Little Thor Gets Mad, in which Little Thor loves to hit things with his hammer, but he learns there are better things he can do when he's upset. Rubin Pingk will illustrate; publication is slated for May 2019. Carrie Hannigan at Hannigan Salky Getzler handled the deal for world rights.
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31527-1.JPGMarilyn Brigham at Amazon/Two Lions has acquired world rights to Josh Funk's (l.) It's Not Little Red Riding Hood, illustrated by Edwardian Taylor. In the fairytale mashup, Little Red Riding Hood has some questions for the narrator about her assigned delivery to Grandma's house. Publication is planned for spring 2020; Kathleen Rushall at Andrea Brown Literary Agency represented the author, and Alex Gehringer at the Bright Agency represented the illustrator.
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31528-1.JPGCarol Hinz at Millbrook Press has bought I See Sea Food: Sea Creatures That Look Like Food by Jenna Grodzicki. The nonfiction photo book explores weird and wonderful sea creatures, from the chocolate chip sea star to the pineapplefish. Publication is scheduled for fall 2019; Victoria Selvaggio at Storm Literary Agency represented the author in the deal for world rights.
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31529-1.JPGNaomi Krueger at Beaming Books has acquired world rights to a picture book by Lynne Marie (Hedgehog Goes to Kindergarten). Let's Eat!: Mealtime Around the World, illustrated by Parwinder Singh, explores foods from 13 countries around the world, including Sweden, Peru, Pakistan, Nigeria, and more. Publication is set for fall 2019; the author represented herself, and Atlanta Japp at Advocate Art represented the illustrator.
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IN THE MEDIA
From the New York Times:
Suzanne Collins Talks About 'The Hunger Games,' the Books and the Movies. Click here more_arrow.gif
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From Deadline:
Judy Blume Grants Screen Rights for 'Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret.' Click here more_arrow.gif
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From Variety:
Netflix calls 'To All the Boys I've Loved Before' one of its "most viewed original films ever." Click here more_arrow.gif
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From the New York Times:
Microaggressions at School? The ‘Hate U Give’ Team Has Been There. Click here more_arrow.gif
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From School Library Journal:
20 Middle Grade Books About Ghosts, Witches, and More. Click here more_arrow.gif
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From Brightly:
Books to Introduce Kids to the History and Culture of Iran. Click here more_arrow.gif
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From the Guardian:
Anthea Bell, 'magnificent' translator of Asterix and Kafka, dies at age 82. Click here more_arrow.gif
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From USA Today:
'Twilight' turns 10: How this girl-meets-vampire love story changed Hollywood. Click here more_arrow.gif
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From Deadline:
Netflix Orders 'Trinkets' Series Based on Young Adult Novel by Kirsten Smith. Click here more_arrow.gif
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From the Guardian:
Can picture books meet the crisis in children's mental health? Click here more_arrow.gif
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From Momaha.com:
10 children's books I really, really don't like reading to my kids. Click here more_arrow.gif
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30 Historical Fiction Books for Middle School Readers. Click here more_arrow.gif
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For creative dreamers, this Halloween treat is a fine alternative to bowls of mini candy bars.
A sweet misunderstanding with a happy ending.
FEATURED REVIEWS
31484-1.JPGHush, Little Bunny
David Ezra Stein. HarperCollins/Balzer + Bray, $17.99 (40p) ISBN 978-0-06-284522-1

This version of “Hush Little Baby” moves out of the bedroom rocking chair and into the big, wide world in early spring as a father bunny coaxes his little one into the fast-melting snow. There’s new clover to eat and trees in bloom, and when trouble appears, Papa always knows what to do. more more_arrow.gif
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31485-1.JPGThomas Jefferson and the Mammoth Hunt: The True Story of the Quest for America’s Biggest Bones
Carrie Clickard, illus. by Nancy Carpenter. S&S/Wiseman, $17.99 (40p) ISBN 978-1-4814-4268-8

Clickard employs rhyming nonfiction to recount Thomas Jefferson’s search for mammoth bones in the newly formed United States. Jefferson wants to refute French scientist Georges-Louis Leclerc, who trivializes the nascent nation. So Jefferson enlists the help of Daniel Boone, Lewis and Clark, and others to search for large animals or their fossil remains, until he is finally able to send a mastodon skeleton to France. more more_arrow.gif
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31486-1.JPGstar.gifMeet the Artist! Leonardo da Vinci
Patricia Geis. Princeton Architectural Press, $24.95 (16p) ISBN 978-1-61689-766-6

This striking addition to the Meet the Artist series focuses on the life and work of the influential Renaissance artist and innovator. Flaps, minibooks, pop-ups, and other features reveal biographical details about da Vinci, as well as replications of his paintings, notebooks, statues, and flying machines. Geis provides a richly multidimensional and fittingly dynamic exploration of da Vinci’s eclectic oeuvre. more more_arrow.gif
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31487-1.JPGstar.gifMagnificent Birds
Narisa Togo. Candlewick Studio, $20 (32p) ISBN 978-1-5362-0169-7

Printmaker Togo presents 14 portraits of bird species, displayed in arresting full-spread linocuts. The dramatic compositions express the distinctiveness of each species and its environment. With loving attention to detail, Togo offers an elegant and incisive avian celebration. more more_arrow.gif
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31488-1.JPGThe Love and Lies of Rukhsana Ali
Sabina Khan. Scholastic Press, $17.99 (336p) ISBN 978-1-338-22701-7

Like many American teenagers straddling two cultures, high school senior Rukhsana has hopes that diverge from her family’s. Though her conservative Bengali-Muslim parents expect her to attend the nearby University of Washington and to marry a young man, she has secretly applied to Caltech in Pasadena, Calif., and is a closeted-to-them lesbian. Rukhsana’s voice offers a steady blend of compassion and humor as she schemes to follow her dreams. more more_arrow.gif
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57829-v1-67x.JPGLlewellyn to Close Its Midnight Ink Fiction Imprint
Citing continuing poor sales, Llewellyn Worldwide, best known for its mind/body/spirit offerings, is shutting down its crime fiction imprint, Midnight Ink, in August 2019, after releasing its final list during the spring/summer season. more »
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57836-v1-67x.JPGHarperCollins to Host Second New to Publishing Networking Event
HarperCollins has opened applications for its second “New to Publishing Information Session and Networking Event,” which aims to attract people outside of publishing's usual orbit to the company. more »
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57741-v1-67x.JPGObituary: Kate Dopirak
Children’s author Mary Kathleen “Kate” Dopirak died on October 10 of Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease, a rare degenerative brain disorder; she was 43. Andrea Welch, executive editor at Beach Lane Books, said, "Kate approached her writing with playfulness, passion, great humor, and genuine warmth." more »
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31461-1.JPGDr. Phil Features Author and Renowned Animal Activist
Dr. Phil McGraw hosted author and world-famous animal rights activist Madeline Bernstein on the Friday, October 12, episode of his show to discuss her new book 'Designer Dogs: An Exposé.' Find out why he “Jumped” at the opportunity to write the foreword for this “informative, heartwarming book.” (Sponsored) More »

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Irwin D. Simon, the founder, president, and CEO of the Hain Celestial Group, has been named to Barnes & Noble's board of directors.
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57752-v2-67x.JPGNorton Signs Graphic Memoir by Olympic Protest Hero Tommie Smith
Norton Young Readers has unveiled plans to publish a graphic memoir by 1968 Olympic gold medalist Tommie Smith. The book, which will be co-written by award-winning author Derrick Barnes, is timed to coincide with the 50th anniversary of Smith's historic protest against racial injustice. more » »
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57698-v1-67x.JPGThe Iranian-American Couple Dominating Persian Cookbooks
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San Francisco Bookstores Get City Grants
The city of San Francisco has given $103,000 in grants to 11 bookstores in an effort support store "revitalizations," sustain jobs, and for community development. more » »

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BOOKSTORE NEWS
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Massachusetts Store to Celebrate Opening: Unnameable Books Amherst, a new bookstore in Amherst, is hosting a grand opening this weekend.
Ranking Denver's Best Bookstores: CBS Denver offers its listing of the city's top five bookstores, with The Tattered Cover Book Shop coming out on top.
Checking Out Vancouver's Bookstore Scene: Lonely Planet presents a list of the best bookstores to visit "on a rainy day" in Vancouver, Canada.
Type Books Opens Third Toronto Store: Type Books has opened a third location in Toronto. The new store is located at 2887 Dundas St. West in the Junction.
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Anthea Bell Dies at 82: The translator opened up a world of literature to English readers, translating writers from Sigmund Freud to Cornelia Funke.
Liz Gorinsky Launches Erewhon Books: Liz Gorinsky, Hugo Award-winning long form editor, is starting her own publishing company.
The T.S. Eliot Prize Shortlist: Five debut collections sit on this year's shortlist for the £25,000 prize alongside work by the U.S. Poet Laureate and more.
Oregon Fights Anti-Taxers for Libraries: All the county libraries closed in a wooded corner of Oregon when the money ran out. But believers in the power of books rejected that fate.
Judy Blume's Classic Goes to the Screen: After years of fighting off possible adaptations, the author has finally sold film rights to 'Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret.'

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11557-v78-67x.JPGTrade Paperback Bestseller List
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11815-v235-67x.JPG'The Man Who Wrote the Perfect Novel' by Charles J. Shields
"In this rich biography of author John Williams (1922–1994), Shields seeks to understand the man behind 'Stoner,' a novel that was quickly forgotten after its 1963 publication but more recently has attained the status of midcentury American classic (and European bestseller)." Read more » »

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2149-v1-300x.JPGDíaz Honored by Fall for the Book
Last week, Hernán Díaz was awarded the Fall for the Book's New American Voices Award for immigrant writers for his novel 'In the Distance' (Coffee House). Pictured here at the ceremony (from l. to r.) are head judge Helon Habila, Diane Portnoy, Díaz, and George Mason president Ángel Cabrera.

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57830-v1-67x.JPGTrade Segments Had Good August
Sales of adult books rose 5.2% in August over August 2017 and sales in the children's/young adult category increased 7.5% over last August, according to AAP's StatShot program. more »
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57807-v2-67x.JPGAnna Burns Wins 2018 Man Booker Prize for 'Milkman'
'Milkman,' which is published by Graywolf Press in the U.S., makes Burns the first Northern Irish writer to win the prize. more »
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57746-v1-67x.JPGPEN America Is Suing President Trump
The writers organization and free speech advocacy group has filed a lawsuit in federal court against President Donald Trump, seeking to stop the president from "using the machinery of government to retaliate or threaten reprisals against journalists and media outlets for coverage he dislikes." more »
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JOB MOVES
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Norah Piehl has been promoted to executive director at Boston Book Festival.
Stephanie Fidis has joined Out of Print, a division of Penguin Random House, as sales representative, and can be contacted at stephanie@outofprint.com.
Angelin Borsics has been promoted to senior editor at Clarkson Potter.
Kara Plikaitis, formerly associate creative director at Ten Speed Press, is joining Shambhala Publications as senior director for production and design and creative director for Roost Books and Bala Kids, and can be contacted at kplikaitis@shambhala.com.
Chris Rogers, formerly editorial director at Yale University Press, has joined Dunow, Carlson & Lerner as agent.
Evan Oare, formerly sales manager for specialty retail at Penguin Random House, has joined Bonnier Publishing USA as national account manager and can be contacted at evan.oare@littlebeebooks.com.
Shari Lichtner, formerly production director at Hachette Book Group USA, has joined Bonnier Publishing USA as production manager and can be contacted at shari.lichtner@littlebeebooks.com.
Patricia Alvarado, formerly backlist manufacturing controller at Oxford University Press, has joined Bonnier Publishing USA as production coordinator and can be contacted at patricia.alvarado@littlebeebooks.com.
Margaret Kaplan has joined Apollo Publishers as editorial assistant.

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57831-v1-67x.JPGScribner President Susan Moldow to Retire
The president of the Scribner Publishing Group and publisher of Touchstone will retire at the end of the year. more » »
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57828-v1-67x.JPGScribd, ‘New York Times’ Team to Offer Joint Subscription
Scribd is partnering with the 'New York Times' to offer a joint subscription for $12.99 that will include full digital access to the 'New York Times' in addition to Scribd's inventory of books, audiobooks, newspapers, and magazines. more » »
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57764-v1-67x.JPGKid Lit Activism Continues with Focus on November 6
The Kid Lit community, which often works to rally support for numerous social and political causes, has set its sights on the midterm elections. Led by author Rainbow Rowell, a group of roughly 20 friends and fellow writers has launched a #28DaysofAction campaign to get out the vote nationwide. more » »
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57827-v1-67x.JPGApple Books Bestsellers: 'Holy Ghost' Floats to #1
John Sandford's 'Holy Ghost' headed to the top of the Apple Books list this week, pushing Kyle Mills's 'Red War' into the second slot. more » »

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THE ROUNDUP

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List Creator Finds Her Lawyer: Roberta Kaplan, a cofounder of the Time's Up Legal Defense Fund, will represent "Shitty Media Men" list creator Moira Donegan in court.
How Will Anna Burns Fare In Bookstores?: Milkman is a "bold" choice for the Man Booker, but it's unlikely to please booksellers, writes Claire Armitstead for the 'Guardian.'
To Binky Urban, 'Power' Is a Male Word: A Q&A with the ICM agent who represents a staggering number of top writers, including Toni Morrison and Haruki Murakami.
Miranda's New Book Takes Him to Colbert: On 'The Late Show,' Lin-Manuel Miranda talks Puerto Rico, his new book, and closing the 'Hamilton' loop.
A Century of Books: The 1920s: Ten books that defined the third decade of the 20th Century, the third entry in a new series from 'Literary Hub.'

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PW Bestsellers
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11717-v18-67x.JPGChildren'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 » »
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PW DAILY REVIEW OF THE DAY
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18837-v11-67x.JPG'Fryderyk Chopin: A Life and Times' by Alan Walker
"Nineteenth-century pianist and composer Fryderyk Chopin (1810–1849) emerges as a reserved, inward man who creates passionate music in this expansive, authoritative biography." more » »

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SHELFTALKER
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A children’s bookseller shares tips for parents who read aloud to their kid’s class.




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2148-v1-300x.JPGReaders Discuss 'Great American Read'
A panel discussion of PBS's 'Great American Read' series at the Southern Festival of Books in Nashville last Sunday featured (from l. to r.): Ron Charles, 'Washington Post' book critic; Bernice L. McFadden, author of 'Praise Song for the Butterflies,' Joelle Herr, owner of the Bookshop; James Mustich, author of '1000 Books to Read Before You Die,' and moderator Mary Laura Philpott of Parnassus Books.

Courtesy Joelle Herr
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21098-v1-67x.JPGThe Best Books of 2018
Of the thousands of books we reviewed this year, we’ve picked the 100 best adult titles and 50 for children and teens. You really can’t go wrong with any of them. more »
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58113-v1-67x.JPGAmazon Profits Soar Again, Despite Disappointing Sales
Although sales rose 29% in the third quarter (ended September 30) over the comparable period a year ago, investors had expected more rapid growth. Still, profits jumped to $2.9 billion, up from earnings of $256 million a year ago. more »
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58074-v1-67x.JPGA New Book Club from John Green and Rosianna Halse Rojas
Bestselling YA author and YouTube star John Green has brought two of his passions together in the launch of a new book club called Life's Library, which he recently announced on... YouTube. more »
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31554-2.JPGGwen Carr Seeks Justice for Her Son, Eric Garner
In 'This Stops Today,' Carr shares the tragedies she’s faced, recalls her son’s life and death, and recounts her newfound role as an activist in the fight for racial equality. (Sponsored) More »
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PW LitCast: A Conversation with Marie Veronique Nadeau

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Mike Onorato has been promoted to v-p of publicity services at Smith Publicity and can be contacted at mike.onorato@smithpublicity.com.
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58078-v2-67x.JPGCBC Presents Inaugural Diversity Awards
The Children's Book Council presented its first-ever CBC Diversity Achievement Awards this week at a ceremony in New York City. The awards are given in recognition of individuals who have helped bring greater inclusivity to the creation of books for young readers. more » »
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31654-v1-67x.PNGTune In to PW Insider
On today’s show we talk about PW’s Best Books of 2018, with children’s books editor Amanda Brun, nonfiction editor Hannah Kushnick, fiction editor Gabe Habash, and executive editor Jonny Segura. more » »
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Virginia Gets a New LGBTQ+ Pop-up Store: A new LGBTQ+ pop-up bookstore has opened in downtown Fredericksburg, Virginia.
Venerable Ohio Kids' Store Changes Hands: Fundamentals: Children's Books, Toys & Games, in Delaware, Ohio, is being sold. It has been open for 30 years.
A U.S. Bookseller Reflects on Frankfurt: Jeff Deutch, co-owner of Seminary Co-op in Chicago, writes about his recent visit to the Frankfurt Book Fair.
NBA Star Book Signing Sparks Near Riot: Kobe Bryant signed copies of his new book at a B&N for hundreds of fans and things started to get out of hand.
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THE ROUNDUP
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The Publishing Phenomenon of 2018: Rachel Hollis's 'Girl, Wash Your Face' is one of the bestselling new non-fiction books of the decade.
Black Artists On #BlackLivesMatter: African-American writers, artists, and more weigh in on the meaning of the #BlackLivesMatter movement.
Mapping a Made-Up World: Did you ever wonder how writers map their imaginary worlds? A new book collects fantastic literary geographies.
Cook One-Handed With These Cookbooks: An investigation into the "one-arm cookbook" genre, books that are usable while cooking by cooks with only one fully operational arm.
Women's Anger In Writing Workshops: "The writing is too angry, and it made me lose sympathy for you." How men try to police women's anger even in their essays.
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PW Bestsellers
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22190-v15-67x.JPGTop 10 Overall Bestseller List
'The Wonky Donkey' by Craig Smith and illustrated by Katz Cowley is #1 on our overall list this week. See the full list » »
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PW Daily Review of the Day
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11890-v32-67x.JPG'Little' by Edward Carey
"Plunging into the macabre chaos of 18th-century Europe in this exquisite novel, Carey conjures the life of the girl who would become Madame Tussaud." more » »
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A sneak peek at some of the literary goodies that come to BookPeople by post.



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PICTURE OF THE DAY
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2155-v1-300x.JPGMorristown Festival of Books
Earlier this month, the fifth annual Morristown Festival of Books was held in Morristown, N.J. Despite the rainy weather, there were more than 8,000 attendees. Authors who spoke at the festival included Laini Taylor, Dhonielle Clayton, Kass Morgan, Ibi Zoboi, Jennifer E. Smith, Zoraida Córdova, Emily X.R. Pan, and Emmy Laybourne, while numerous other authors signed books and engaged with fans. Here, during an event with Jessica Love, author of 'Julián Is a Mermaid' (Candlewick), an attendee (a.k.a. Spider-Man) answers a mermaid-related question.

Photo: Linnea Hasegawa
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