Kinney to Head Abroad for 'Wimpy Kid 11' Tour
Available in 50 languages, and with more than 165 million copies in print worldwide, Jeff Kinney's Diary of a Wimpy Kid series is an international phenomenon. This fall, Kinney himself will again head overseas for a tour that will take him to nine countries, in addition to nine markets in the U.S. more »
Digital Media Vet Takes Over at Recorded Books
Tom MacIsaac took the helm of the audiobook publisher and distributor in late June, succeeding Rich Fresse. MacIsaac was CEO of Verve Mobile from 2010 to 2015, where he expanded the company's mobile and advertising capabilities. more »
NEH to Endow More than $4 Million in Publishing Grants
The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has announced $79 million in grants for 290 humanities projects and programs across the United States, including more than $4 million to book-related projects. more »
Nina Simoneaux, formerly design assistant at Random House Children’s Books, has joined Aladdin as junior designer.
Amanda Ramirez, formerly bookseller at Barnes & Noble and copy editor for Petite Hounds Press, has joined Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers as editorial assistant.
Caitlin Nalven has been promoted to national account manager at Simon & Schuster Children’s Books.
Sarah McCabe has been promoted to assistant editor at Simon Pulse.
Regina Flath, formerly senior designer at Simon & Schuster, has joined Random House Children’s Books as senior designer.
Jaclyn Whalen, formerly design associate at Vintage/Anchor, has joined Random House Children’s Books as designer.
Casey Moses has joined Random House Children’s Books as design assistant.
Annie Stone, formerly editor at Alloy Entertainment, has joined BookBub as international account manager.
Alaina Waagner has joined Crown, Hogarth, Broadway, and Tim Duggan Books as marketing manager.
Lisa Erickson has joined Crown, Hogarth, Broadway, and Tim Duggan Books as associate director of marketing.iBooks Bestsellers: 'Cursed Child' Duels with Patterson and Moriarty
'Harry Potter and the Cursed Child: Parts 1 and 2' stays #1, with books by James Patterson and Liane Moriarty rounding out the top five. more » »
Bookstore News: August 11, 2016
A bookstore/mini-mall preps to open in Illinois; an indie chain ups its electronic game; B&N adds to its campus portfolio; and more. more » »
Call for Information: Science Fiction & Fantasy
Needed: Information from publishers on forthcoming titles and trending subgenres in SF/F. We’re particularly interested in works in translation and climate-apocalypse stories, but pitches for books that fall under other subgenres are encouraged. Pub. dates: September 2016–August 2017. New releases only, please; no reprints. Please email pitches to email@example.com by September 6 and put “Call for Info: Science Fiction & Fantasy” in the subject line. »
Brooklyn Public Library Announces Longlists for Brooklyn Eagles Literary Prize
The Brooklyn Public Library has announced the fiction and nonfiction longlists for the prize, which is awarded annually to two authors who have lived in Brooklyn, portrayed the borough in their work, or addressed themes relevant to its life and culture. »
Sesame Workshop Partners with Running Press
Sesame Workshop and Running Press have announced a publishing partnership to bring classic 'Sesame Street' characters to the page. »
Amy Schumer, By the Book: The comedian, actress, producer and author of “The Girl With the Lower Back Tattoo” reads everything by Elena Ferrante.
The Limitlessness of International Lit: The founders of nonprofit publisher Transit Books on the power of literary translation to bridge cultural divides.
Poems—Memes, But Less Popular: Poems, like Internet memes, are memorable, portable, reproducible variations on a theme.
Writing Female Adolescence: Why does literature so often depict the onset of sexuality as a strange, feverish thing? Two recent novels redress the balance.
The First Trans Woman in Western Fiction: Dr. Matthew O’Connor of Djuna Barnes's 'Nightwood' was gender dysphoric—in 1936.
Trade Paperback Bestseller List
'The Girl On the Train' by Paula Hawkins is the #1 title on PW's trade paperback bestseller list. See the full list » »
'When We Was Fierce' by E.E. Charlton-Trujillo
"Rival gangs. Drugs. Murder. These are what define the neighborhood of West Split where T, Jimmy, Catch, and Yo-Yo live. When T witnesses his older brother brutally murder a mentally impaired young man, he can’t resist trying to help." Read more » »
The Strange Disappearance of ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’
The reason or lack thereof for disappointing a ten year old customermore »
Akashic Books and friends gathered at Square Books in Oxford, Miss. on August 4 to launch editor Tom Franklin's new collection, 'Mississippi Noir.' A number of the collection's contributors joined Franklin (second from r. in front) and Square Books manager Lyn Roberts (r.) for a commemorative shot.
Photo credit: Ivo Kamps
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