Finding the Right Balance Between Expo and Con
After making changes to BookExpo that some in the industry found less than ideal and in favor of BookCon, Reed has promised tweaks for 2018. more »
Open Book: That Was the Week That Was
In the first installment of Louisa Ermelino's new column, the 'Publishers Weekly' adult book director looks back at BookExpo 2017. more »
Penguin Mixes Art, Books for a Cause
Penguin Books and Classics step into the civic participation ring with a new event series benefitting nonprofits and hosted at a local art gallery. more »
Win a Copy of 'The Saboteur' Audiobook!
Enter for a chance to win one of 30 advance listening CDs of Andrew Gross' 'The Saboteur' audiobook, read by Edoardo Ballerini. (Sponsored) Enter Here! »
Sara Wigel has joined JKS Communications as senior book publicist.
Ellen Whitfield has joined JKS Communications as book publicist.
The university presses have reached a partnership agreement through which Rutgers will do all of the production, marketing, and sales for Bucknell titles. more » »
Book Deals: Week of June 12, 2017
Berkley signs British bestseller Clare Mackintosh for two more, one of the creators of the Pussyhat Project goes to Grand Central, and more in this week's notable book deals. more » »
This Week's Bestsellers: June 12, 2017
Books by Nora Roberts, Chelsea Clinton, and Al Franken debut among the top 10 titles in the country. Plus a tweet from Bill Gates sends print unit sales of 2011’s ‘The Better Angels of Our Nature’ soaring, and David Sedaris opens up his diaries to the public. more » »
PW's Latest Starred Reviews
Check out the starred reviews of titles including 'Down Among the Sticks and Bones,' 'Undertow,' 'Matchup,' and more. more » »
Call for Information: Travel Books
Needed: Information on what’s new in travel publishing for fall 2017 and early 2018: guidebooks and narrative nonfiction; publishers’ new imprints, series, and digital ventures. Which destinations are hot and which are cooling off, and why? Pub. dates: September 2017–February 2018. New titles only please; no reprints. Please email pitches and links to artwork to firstname.lastname@example.org by no later than June 30 and put “Call for Info: Travel Books” in the subject line. more » »
Authors on the Air June 12, 2017: Katherine Nichols
Katherine Nichols, author of 'Deep Water' (Simon True, 978-1-48148-106-9), will be interviewed on 'Press Play' on KCRW 89.9 FM on Monday, June 12, 12:33 pm PT. more » »
Former Warehouse Manager Sues Amazon: A lawsuit, filed this month by a former shift manager for Amazon, accuses the company of failing to pay overtime wages.
Edith Shiffert Dies at 101: An American poet whose work was profoundly influenced by the half-century she spent in Japan died on March 1 in Kyoto.
When a Publisher Changes Hands: A look at the making of a recent history of the esteemed Canadian publishing house McClelland & Stewart.
Printers Row Lit Fest Wraps: Summing up the 33rd annual Printers Row Lit Fest, held this weekend in Chicago's historic neighborhood of the same name.
The Reticence of Elizabeth Bishop: The poet was reserved and private in an age of confession. Now, a new biography tries to reveal her secrets.
Hardcover Fiction Bestseller List
'Come Sundown' by Nora Roberts is the #1 bestseller on PW's adult hardcover fiction bestseller list. See the full list » »
'Hunger' by Roxane Gay
"Novelist and cultural critic Gay writes of being morbidly obese in this absorbing and authentic memoir of her life as 'a woman of size.'" more » »
A look at Pinterest’s usefulness for bookstores.more »
Volodine Signs at Albertine
Antoine Volodine signs copies of his Albertine Prize–winning comics collection, 'Bardo or Not Bardo,' at the Payne Whitney mansion, home of the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in New York—along with the Albertine bookshop—after the awards ceremony on Tuesday, June 6. Pictured here (from l. to r.): book translator J. T. Mahany, Volodine's live translator, Ellen Sowchek, and Volodine.
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