Thursday, May 11, 2017

The Roundup with PW

Hillary Clinton Comes to BookExpo
Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is the latest public figure and author to join the ranks of speakers at the forthcoming BookExpo.
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In the Age of Conventions, YA Fans Rule
Increasingly, marketing YA books means meeting fans where they’re at—online—and at festivals and conventions across America. We spoke with publishers about the ways that fandom is driving YA fiction in new directions.
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Obituary: Peter Spier
Caldecott Award-winning children’s author and illustrator Peter Spier died on April 27 of congestive heart failure in Port Jefferson, N.Y. He was 89.
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Entrekin Wins Maxwell E. Perkins Award: Morgan Entrekin, the CEO and publisher of Grove Atlantic, has won the Center for Fiction's prize for distinguished achievement in fiction.

Chatterjee to Penguin In Six-Way Auction: Penguin Life has acquired 'The Power of Balance' by resident BBC Dr. Rangan Chatterjee, at auction.

Karl Ove Knausgaard, Art Curator: The Norwegian novelist talks about his debut curating a new exhibition of obscure works by 'Scream' painter Edvard Munch.

Fake News About Agatha Christie: The writer’s brief disappearance in 1926 is unlikely ever to be explained, but people have been inventing solutions ever since—and still are.

Amazon Battles the Book Industry—Again: The recent change in the way the giant e-tailer sells books has publishers scrambling and furious.


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