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Tracy K. Smith Named U.S. Poet Laureate
The Pulitzer Prize–winning author of 'Life on Mars' has been named to the highest public office reserved for an American poet. more »
Bookstore Sales Jump, Slightly, in April
Bookstore sales rose 1.8% in April, over the same period in 2016, according to preliminary estimates released by the U.S. Census Bureau. Bookstore revenue was $714 million for the month, compared to $701 for the same period a year ago. more »
CBC Launches Reading Beyond Book List
The Children’s Book Council has announced the first-ever Reading Beyond book list, an annotated bibliography for parents, caregivers, teachers, librarians, and others seeking book recommendations for children who read above their grade level. more »
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Katie Punia is being promoted to v-p of publicity at Penguin Random House Audio.

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

Spotlight on Comics and Graphic Novels

Mothers and Daughters: Gabrielle Bell
Gabrielle Bell’s new work, a collection of autobiographical vignettes called 'Everything Is Flammable,' tells the story of the author’s fraught relationship with her mother—an eccentric loner who lives in a remote rural area. more » »
Golden Kamuy, Vol. 1 by Satoru Noda
Review: 'From Lone Mountain': John Porcellino’s minicomic King-Cat is the most quietly vital of modern comics, evolving from punk zine to minimalist meditation. Big things happen and each installment of King-Cat rewards a slowly savored read.
More To Come Podcast 264: BookExpo, BookCon 2017 and Wonder Woman: In this week's podcast Calvin Reid, Heidi "The Beat" MacDonald and Kate Fitzsimons recap graphic novels at BookExpo 2017 and BookCon; and the Wonder Woman film.
Judy Moody Takes the Stage
Seven children’s theaters around the country will bring chapter book star Judy Moody to the stage, Candlewick Press has announced. The precocious third-grader’s theatrical debut will take place this fall, in a play adapted from two Judy Moody books. more » »
Savoring Life in the Slow Lane: PW Talks with Margaret Maron
The ninth and final novel featuring New York detective Sigrid Harald from MWA Grand Master Maron, 'Take Out' (Grand Central), releases this June...and may be Maron's last novel ever. more » »
Obituary: Suzanne Glazer
Suzanne Glazer, a longtime library marketing director at Atheneum and Random House, died on April 22 in New York City at the age of 81. more » »
News Briefs

Helen Duan Named CEO of PRH North Asia
Duan, who replaces Jo Lesby, will be based in the Penguin Random House Beijing office, and has also been named to the company's Global Executive Committee. more » »
2017 Lambda Literary Award Winners Announced
Winners of the awards for LGBT literature include Rabih Alameddine and Nicole Dennis-Benn. more » »
Abrams Moves to New Offices
The publisher will move to 195 Broadway, in New York's financial district, on June 26. more » »
Bookmasters to Distribute Two New Christian Publishers
The publishing services company will distribute titles published by Lexham Press and Forward Movement in the U.S. and abroad. more » »

James Galton Dies at 92: The former president and CEO of Marvel Entertainment Group has been credited with saving the company from bankruptcy in the 1970s.
It's Mallory Ortberg's Internet: The cofounder of bygone literary feminist site 'The Toast' is instrumental to making the internet a better place.
The Trite Poet of Instagram: Pushcart Prize–nominated poet Thom Young, having noticed the successes of vapid poetry on the platform, has started a social experiment.
Hidden Treasures in Italian Libraries: In Florence, Rome and beyond, these buildings are a feast not only for book lovers, but for art and architecture enthusiasts as well.
21 Maori and Pasifika Authors: Not enough diversity in your reading diet? Here are 21 reasons to read books by indigenous New Zealand writers.
PW Bestsellers

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

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

PG Can Mean Pretty Good
Cynthia Compton

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

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

Photo: Morgan Elwell

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