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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 »
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 »
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 »
31459-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 »
Damien Echols Answers: What is Magick?

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                  line 1: package tmpevalpackage;
                  line 2: sub doEval {
                  line 3: 	my($buffer,$article);
                  line 4: 	my @items = &PW::Schema::GetJobzoneRSS();
                  line 5: 	my $count = 0;
                  line 6: 	foreach my $item ( @items ) {
                  line 7:
                  line 8: 		$article = "a";
                  line 9: 		if($item->title =~ /^[AaEeIiOoUu]/) {
                  line 10: 			$article = "an";
                  line 11: 		}
                  line 12: 		$buffer .= "<li><a href=\"" . $item->link . "\">" . $item->title . "</a>.<br>";
                  line 13: 		$count ++;
                  line 14: 		if($count == 5) { last; }
                  line 15: 	}
                  line 16:
                  line 17: 	$main::ENV{'jobzonejobs'} = $buffer;
                  line 18:  };
                  line 19: &doEval();
                  line 20: 1;

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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

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

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

Shari Lichtner, formerly production director at Hachette Book Group USA, has joined Bonnier Publishing USA as production manager and can be contacted at

Patricia Alvarado, formerly backlist manufacturing controller at Oxford University Press, has joined Bonnier Publishing USA as production coordinator and can be contacted at

Margaret Kaplan has joined Apollo Publishers as editorial assistant.

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 » »
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 » »
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 » »
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 » »

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.'
PW Bestsellers

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 » »

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 » »

Guest Readers in the Classroom
Cynthia Compton

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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