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AAP's First Report on 2016 Shows Sales Down
The industry sales report for 2016 found that total sales for the industry fell 6.6%, compared to 2015. Based on sales from 1,207 companies that report to AAP, total sales last year were $14.25 billion, down from $15.26 billion in 2015. more »
Milkweed Unveils Lit Prize Honoring Young Poet
Milkweed Editions is launching the $10,000 Max Ritvo Poetry Prize for debut collections, in honor of the young poet who died of cancer in 2016, weeks before his debut collection was published by the Minneapolis-based nonprofit press. more »
Carla Hayden, Louise Erdrich Win WNBA Awards
The librarian of Congress and the novelist, poet, and bookstore owner have been named the winners of the 2017 WNBA Awards. more »
PW KidsCast: A Conversation with Dan Santat

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Kris Wiese has joined Ingram Content Group as senior manager of public relations and communications.

Marcelo Suarez Melgarejo has been named key account sales manager at Lightning Source, and will be based in Milton Keynes, U.K.

Derek Tolley has joined Ingram Library Services as senior sales representative covering the Mid-Atlantic region.

Marc Visnick has been named business development manager at Ingram Book Group.

Chris Thompson has been promoted to key account sales manager at Ingram Book Group.

Beth Reinker has been named manager of collection development for adult materials at Ingram Library Services.

Lauren Plude, formerly associate editor at Forever Romance, has joined Amazon Publishing’s Montlake Romance as acquisitions editor.

Gillian Redfearn has been promoted to national account manager at Macmillan Publishing.

Amanda Lang has been promoted to publicity manager at Simon & Schuster.

Erin Reback has been promoted to publicity manager at Simon & Schuster.

Barbershop Books Gets NBF's $10K Reading Prize
Expanded into a full day conference, the NBF's Why Reading Matters awarded its $10,000 Innovations in Reading Prize to Alvin Irby of Barbership Books and featured a keynote address by novelist and new bookstore owner, Emma Straub. more » »
LBYR Strikes Development Pact with Gotham Group
In an effort to create books that are positioned to work, and sell, as movies and TV shows, Little, Brown Books for Young Readers has inked a development agreement with the production and talent representation company, the Gotham Group. more » »
The Art of Diversity: A CBC Panel
Two author-illustrators and an editor discussed issues of inclusion and representation in picture book illustration at a Children’s Book Council panel called "Drawing Diversity," which took place on June 13 in New York City. more » »
Working Out the Bugs: Adventures in Translating Carson Ellis’s ‘Du Iz Tak?’
'Du Iz Tak?,' a picture book by Carson Ellis, uses a playful invented language. We spoke with Ellis and Candlewick editor Liz Bicknell about the unique process of translating the Caldecott Honor book for foreign readers. more » »
Tune In to PW Radio
Author Helene Stapinski discusses her new book, 'Murder in Matera: A True Story of Passion, Family, and Forgiveness in Southern Italy.' PW senior writer Andrew Albanese looks ahead to the ALA annual conference. more » »
News Briefs

Brooklyn Book Festival Lineup Announced
Colson Whitehead will be the recipient of the annual Best of Brooklyn Award, and authors including Jonathan Safran Foer, Joyce Carol Oates, Hisham Matar, Morgan Parker, and Gene Luen Yang will be in attendance. more » »

Amazon to Acquire Whole Foods: The $13.7 billion deal marks the biggest transaction ever for the e-commerce giant as it pushes deeper into groceries.
Amazon's Preventative Patent: Amazon has locked down a patent on technology to prevent people from comparing prices in its bookstores to online prices from other retailers.
A Milo Draft Emerges: A leaked manuscript suggests that “the most controversial book of the decade” could actually be the most boring book of the year, 'Buzzfeed' reports.
Belmont Books Opens Its Doors: Owned by a local husband and wife team, the first bookstore in Belmont, Mass., for seven years hopes to become a neighborhood staple.
Soviet Children’s Literature: In 1920s Russia, children read propagandistic books about sugar beets, hydroelectric plants, and five-year plans.
PW Bestsellers

Top 10 Overall Bestseller List
'Come Sundown' by Nora Roberts is the #1 title on PW's top 10 overall bestseller list. See the full list » »
PW Daily Review of the Day

'Blind Spot' by Teju Cole
"In this collection of photos, cultural critic Cole explores the construct and limitations of human perception using snapshots from his travels paired with his written interpretations." more » »

When Less Is More
Meghan Dietsche Goel

An appreciation for novels in verse.

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A Book Launch in a Train Yard
Novelist Stacey Lender (c.) celebrates the launch of her debut, 'City Mouse' (Akashic Books), at 10 Hudson Yards in New York on Tuesday, June 13. With her are her editor, Kaylie Jones (r.), and publisher, Johnny Temple.

Photo: Brett Deutsch/Deutsch Photography

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